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Chiefs put bad loss behind them, eye PG

The Spokane Chiefs’ 4-2 loss to Red Deer Saturday night wasn’t quite the disaster the Western Hockey League game seemed at the time, but it certainly qualifies as a learning …


Nachbaur unhappy with Chiefs’ effort against Rebels

It doesn’t take much of an imagination to know how the Spokane Chiefs played Saturday night. Coach Don Nachbaur used phrases “laid an egg” and “out to lunch” and “lost …


Chiefs’ Gal doesn’t see third goal during romp past Hitmen

When hockey players dream of a hat trick, no doubt they’re finishing a pretty play or unleashing a laser before the fans litter the ice with hats. Blake Gal didn’t …


Chiefs work out kinks in power play

With a week of practice to improve the recipe for a good power play, the Spokane Chiefs found the right ingredients in Kichton. Brenden Kichton, in his first action after …


Chiefs’ power play on the fritz in loss to Hawks

The power went out at the Arena – make that stayed out – but only on the Spokane side of the Western Hockey League game against Portland on Saturday night. …


Chiefs’ Cowen almost stuck with NHL

Jared Cowen isn’t the happiest Spokane Chief right now, but a big dose of the Portland Winterhawks should fix that. Portland, which knocked out the Chiefs in the first round …


Holmberg’s shootout goal lifts Chiefs

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia – Mitch Holmberg scored the only goal in the best-of-3 shootout and James Reid turned away three Kamloops attempts as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Blazers 4-3 …


Soudek’s goal sinks Spokane Chiefs

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Robin Soudek scored on a power play 12:12 into the third period to lift the Chilliwack Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Spokane Chiefs in Western …


Chiefs’ late goals beat Americans

Only three games into the Western Hockey League season – and the first at the Arena – the Spokane Chiefs took a big step forward. Blake Gal scored with 1 …


Chiefs notes: Nachbaur lights fire

The last portion of the Spokane Chiefs’ practice Wednesday was dedicated to power plays and penalty killing, a necessity for all hockey teams. Otherwise, the Chiefs have spent a lot …


Hometown player realizes dream by being named team captain

The life that couldn’t get much better did on Wednesday. That’s when the Spokane Chiefs announced that hometown standout Tyler Johnson is the new captain.


Nachbaur era begins with thud

KENNEWICK – Don Nachbaur’s team is talented. Unfortunately it’s his old team.


New-look Chiefs ready to start season

The Spokane Chiefs have some big holes to fill as their Western Hockey League season gets under way Saturday with a trip to rival Tri-City. Gone are a pair of …


Chiefs’ preseason ends with a loss

Hockey: The Kootenay Ice scored a late goal to tie the game at three apiece and eventually earned a 4-3 shootout win over the Spokane on Saturday night at Eagles …


Chiefs’ preseason win offset by lackluster loss

It would seem the second weekend of preseason games was a rousing success for the Spokane Chiefs. Minus a few veterans, the Chiefs put a 7-2 whippin’ on Lethbridge before …


No substitute for good work ethic, Chiefs’ Nachbaur says

After seeing his team in action for the first time, Don Nachbaur was pleased. The Spokane Chiefs played three preseason games in Everett last weekend, winning two, prompting the coach …


In brief: Spokane Chiefs release former top pick

Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs parted ways with two No. 1 draft picks on Tuesday, one for the season and one for good. Tyler Cunningham the Chiefs’ pick in the 2010 …


In brief: Chiefs rally again at preseason classic

For the second day in a row the Spokane Chiefs rallied from a two-goal deficit to earn a win in extra time, defeating the Portland Winterhawks 3-2 in a shootout …


Chiefs come back for win in pre-season classic

Levko Koper’s goal 3 minutes, 29 seconds into overtime snapped a tie to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-3 victory Saturday over Seattle in the second day of the …


Spokane Chiefs whittle camp roster

The Spokane Chiefs backed up their words with action – or lack thereof. With first-year coach Don Nachbaur promising to give everybody a chance who deserved one, the Western Hockey …


Chiefs veterans look to impress Nachbaur

Forward Blake Gal and defenseman Brenden Kichton are key players for whatever success the Spokane Chiefs hope to have when the Western Hockey League season opens next month. On paper.


Coach Nachbaur to evaluate Chiefs from stands

In addition to scouts, parents and a few curious fans, there is going to be one more seat filled at the Arena when the Spokane Chiefs open training camp today. …


John Blanchette: Hire stokes an already hot rivalry

A decade ago, the Kamloops Blazers fired coach Marc Habscheid, who months later wound up 200 kilometers down the road in Kelowna, where eventually he would win a Memorial Cup. …


Chiefs coach Nachbaur asks lot of self, players

There is a definite sense that there is a new sheriff in town as far as the Spokane Chiefs are concerned. “I don’t think any team can win unless they …


Chiefs GM: Report on new coach incorrect

Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz denied reports that former Tri-City Americans coach Don Nachbaur is the new coach of the Western Hockey League team.