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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rockets still have Chiefs’ number

Earlier Tuesday, Kelowna’s Rourke Chartier was named Western Hockey League Player of the Week. Tuesday night, Chartier put his name forward as a candidate for next week’s award.


Chiefs score late then triumph in shootout

Although he stopped shot after shot sent his way, Garret Hughson knew his Spokane Chiefs faced long odds Wednesday when he skated off the ice with 1 minute, 40 seconds …


Chiefs reconfigured No. 1 line scorches Ice

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur tinkered with his lineup on Friday night and put Calder Brooks, Adam Helewka and Kailer Yamamoto on the same line. The three produced a goal …


Everett edges Chiefs in overtime

Brayden Low has been around long enough to remember when a trip to the Arena was an automatic loss for the Everett Silvertips. That pattern seems to have changed, as …


Everett edges Chiefs in overtime

Brayden Low has been around long enough to remember when a trip to the Arena was an automatic loss for the Everett Silvertips.


Undefeated Kelowna withstands Chiefs’ challenge

The Kelowna Rockets have rarely been pushed on their way to a franchise-record 10-0 start, but the Spokane Chiefs gave them a hearty challenge on Friday. Riley Stadel and Madison …


Liam Stewart scores twice to lead Chiefs past Thunderbirds

Liam Stewart gave the Spokane Chiefs a big lift in the second period and, for good measure, another lift in the third. Stewart scored his team-leading fourth and fifth goals …


Spokane Chiefs lose in overtime

The Thunderbirds were just getting ready to yank their goaltender Friday night when the Spokane Chiefs gave Seattle even more of an advantage. The Thunderbirds used a late Chiefs penalty …


Chiefs win home opener over Americans

Garret Hughson deflected the last dangerous Tri-City shot and Don Nachbaur deflected any talk about his 600th career win. Hughson improved to 2-0 as Chiefs starting goaltender and Nachbaur became …


Chiefs open WHL season with 4-2 win at Tri-City

KENNEWICK – As to the nagging question of who will score for the Spokane Chiefs this season, the early answer appears to be: “anybody.” Mitch Lipon and Tyson Helgesen scored …


Messier returns with Chiefs to Tri-City

Marcus Messier has witnessed four Western Hockey League season openers between the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans. But this year, in his final season in the league, Messier will experience …


Chiefs looking for scorers to step up

Without a doubt, the Spokane Chiefs face many question marks this year. They vow to do so, however, without many doubts.


Chiefs have question marks, but don’t lack confidence

Without a doubt, the Spokane Chiefs face many question marks this year.


West poses tough road for Chiefs

To illustrate the depth of the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division, consider the Spokane Chiefs’ position last season. The Chiefs finished with 86 points in 2013-14 – a solid showing, …


Questions galore as Spokane Chiefs open camp

The 63 players in attendance were the main focus Thursday, but the Spokane Chiefs couldn’t completely ignore the two who were absent. The Chiefs opened their annual fall camp at …


Chiefs face tough decisons on next year’s roster

Spring cleaning time came too early for Don Nachbaur’s tastes. The Spokane Chiefs coach would rather have a cluttered desk and still be part of the Western Hockey League’s postseason, …


Chiefs hoping home ice will lead to victories

There have been some intriguing games during the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs, but no series as entertaining as Spokane versus Victoria. The first 23 games of …


Chiefs open WHL playoffs at Victoria

The Spokane Chiefs began the 2013-14 Western Hockey League season with a 10-2 record, including back-to-back lopsided wins over the Victoria Royals. Victoria stumbled to a 3-5 record to open …


Chiefs tie for fourth with shootout victory

Mitch Holmberg and Liam Stewart know all about breaking things, so they teamed up Friday night to avoid breaking the hearts of a large Arena crowd.


Chiefs steamroll Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs’ offense hit a dry spell at the same time Mitch Holmberg’s torrid scoring cooled off. If Saturday night is any indication, Holmberg and the Chiefs are back.


Chiefs stumble to open second half

The Spokane Chiefs made life miserable for Mackenzie Skapski on Friday night. Twenty-four hours later, Skapski repaid the favor.


Chiefs’ victory adds to Everett’s misery in Spokane

The Everett Silvertips can’t escape their Chamber of Horrors known as the Spokane Arena. With Mike Aviani and Mitch Holmberg scoring goals for the Spokane Chiefs during the final 3 …


Surge carries Seattle past Chiefs

KENT, Wash. – Jaimen Yakubowski’s empty-net goal capped a three-goal third period and the Seattle Thunderbirds rolled to their third straight victory over the Spokane Chiefs, 4-2 in Western Hockey …


Pair of short-handed goals helps Chiefs end three-game skid

Mitch Holmberg’s remarkable season took an odd but successful twist on Wednesday night. Holmberg scored shorthanded goals 1 minute and 38 seconds apart late in the first period and goalie …


Thunderbirds easily defeat Chiefs

Seven weeks ago, Adam Henry was a member of the worst team in the Western Hockey League. Now Henry and two others who previously played for the Lethbridge Hurricanes are …


Chiefs lose to Tri-City in shootout

KENNEWICK – Tri-City goalkeeper Eric Comrie turned away five shots in the shootout and the Americans edged the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in Western Hockey League play Saturday night at the …


Fram on the spot as Chiefs win in OT

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Jason Fram and coach Don Nachbaur both thought Mike Aviani was set to attempt the winning shot. Tri-City Americans goalie Eric Comrie was probably thinking the same …


Lackluster Chiefs pull out overtime victory

Tyler King had a few moments to savor his winning goal in overtime Wednesday night. The fact that he didn’t actually score the winning goal didn’t bother him in the …


Schedule maker didn’t do Chiefs any favors

As the Spokane Chiefs’ regular-season schedule reached its one-fourth point, head coach Don Nachbaur identified some subtle changes that had occurred in recent games. But one thing hadn’t changed: The …


Schedule maker didn’t do Chiefs any favors

As the Spokane Chiefs’ regular-season schedule reached its one-fourth point, head coach Don Nachbaur identified some subtle changes that had occurred in recent games.