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Victoria’s backup goaltender cools down Chiefs

Victoria Royals backup goaltender Coleman Vollrath drew a rare starting assignment on Saturday night, entrusted with slowing down the Western Hockey League’s hottest team. Vollrath stood up to the challenge, …


Chiefs continue torrid start

Mitch Holmberg is on pace for 144 goals. Then again, the Spokane Chiefs are on pace to finish 72-0.


Hometown fans finally get to see surging Chiefs

Most Spokane Chiefs fans haven’t had a chance to see their favorite team this season. The majority of hockey fans who have seen the Chiefs didn’t enjoy the view.


Hometown fans finally get to see surging Chiefs

Most Spokane Chiefs fans haven’t had a chance to see their favorite team this season.


Chiefs look for new ‘go-to guy’ to emerge from forwards

The 2013-14 Spokane Chiefs are perfectly capable of duplicating the solid record posted by the 2012-13 Spokane Chiefs. But if they do, it’s not likely to be by the same …


Chiefs to face rested Everett tonight

When the puck drops for tonight’s second consecutive game with the Everett Silvertips, the Spokane Chiefs will find themselves in third place in the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey …


Holmberg puts up serious numbers early in Chiefs’ season

The old jingle only offers a half-truth, because as 19-year-old Mitch Holmberg and company have proven, kids aren’t the only ones that can be a kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s. …


Chiefs, Americans gear up for another classic

So much of life in the Western Hockey League is a highway – but in this instance it’s the 144-mile stretch of highway that’s helped define the hockey.


Chiefs stroll past Everett

EVERETT – The Spokane Chiefs have made beating the top teams in the Western Hockey League look easy in January. They’ve struggled against the teams stuck in the basement.


Chiefs lose their sizzle and fizzle

There’s really nothing gentle about hockey – and that includes honest feedback when a lackluster performance is turned in. Two days after scoring an impressive victory over the Western Hockey …


Spokane Chiefs give Nachbaur his 500th WHL win

A win in the Western Hockey League always means something – even if it’s merely gaining two points in the standings. This particular win meant more.


Spokane Chiefs coach nears 500 victories

When asked how he feels about being on the brink of a major milestone, Don Nachbaur just grinned and shook his head a little.


Spokane Chiefs look for consistency

Don Nachbaur has his own way of pointing out that you reap what you sow. “Since the (Christmas) break we have played two really good games and two mediocre


Chiefs mum, but clearly unhappy with rough play

Sometimes saying nothing carries more weight than a speech. That was certainly the case from the Spokane lockerroom after the Chiefs’ Western Hockey League home opener on Saturday.


Chiefs have some key holes to fill

The Spokane Chiefs may have a tough time duplicating the success they had last year when they were the surprise team of the Western Hockey League, but it won’t be …


Chiefs open season with holes to fill

The Spokane Chiefs may have a tough time duplicating the success they had last year when they were the surprise team of the Western Hockey League, but it won’t be …


Goal clear for Chiefs goaltender Engel

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur and goalie Mac Engel have the same strategy for their second season with the Western Hockey League team. “It’s all based on how well people …


Chiefs goaltender Engel puts hard work first

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur and goalie Mac Engel have the same strategy for their second season with the Western Hockey League team.


Chiefs need to make up for departed stars

The question a year ago was how the Spokane Chiefs, under a new coach, would replace three of their top four defensemen and four of their top six scorers from …


Chiefs head to camp, looking to replace departed stars

The question a year ago was how the Spokane Chiefs, under a new coach, would replace three of their top four defensemen and four of their top six scorers from …


Chiefs coach Nachbaur named assistant on Canadian team

Hockey: Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur has been named an assistant coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, scheduled for Aug. …


Four Chiefs leave WHL with impressive statistics

When the Spokane Chiefs’ season ended 10 days ago, it was, as always, emotional for the 20-year-olds whose Western Hockey League careers were officially over. “It’s pretty tough,” Tyler Johnson …


Spokane Chiefs exceeded expectations with team balance

With the brass ring just out of reach when the Western Hockey League season ended the Spokane Chiefs were disappointed, but there really wasn’t anything disappointing about their season as …


No title for Chiefs, but a lot of unexpected success

With the brass ring just out of reach when the Western Hockey League season ended the Spokane Chiefs were disappointed – but there really wasn’t anything disappointing about their season …


Chiefs’ Nachbaur, Johnson honored with WHL awards

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur completed a triple play and Tyler Johnson was recognized as a class act when the Western Hockey League handed out its major awards in Calgary, …


Nachbaur is WHL coach of the year

Spokane Chiefs Don Nachbaur completed a triple play and Tyler Johnson was recognized as a class act when the Western Hockey League handed out its major awards in Calgary on …


Chiefs, Cowen glad he’s still here

Whatever tonight brings for the Spokane Chiefs – one more game to play or none at all – it’s good to remember that hockey in May seemed the least likely …


Portland takes 3-2 edge on Chiefs in WHL series

PORTLAND –The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks returned to form on Saturday night in the pivotal fifth game of their Western Hockey League series. Sven Bartschi scored one goal and …


Portland seizes 2-1 series lead with OT win over Chiefs

It was just like old times – and that isn’t good. Brendan Leipsic skated down the left slot and fired a high shot past James Reid at 7 minutes, 44 …


Chiefs gear up to defend home ice against Portland

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Jared Cowen said he knows when he plays poorly and doesn’t need anyone to remind him. That’s why the generally reticent captain didn’t expect to get in …