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Canada, U.S. get rematch

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Canada set up an anticipated rematch, even if it’ll be two days earlier than expected. Canada reached the semifinals of the World Junior Championships with a 4-1 …


Chiefs blank Thunderbirds

Tyler Johnson and Steven Kuhn provided the scoring and James Reid made 29 saves and earned his second straight shut out in net as the Spokane Chiefs (20-10-3-2) blanked the …


Last-minute deflection dooms Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs had eight power plays and peppered Portland’s net with 48 shots, only to see the Winterhawks win their ninth straight game at the Arena dating back to …


Nachbaur challenges Spokane Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs have spent a lot of time doing drills in practice that involve fostering competition, something that was lacking in their Western Hockey League opener, a 6-3 loss …


Mixed review from Spokane Chiefs coach

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 …


Spokane Chiefs notch up intensity level

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 excited about outdoor hockey game

The Spokane Chiefs open training camp a week from today, but 19-year-old forward Matt Marantz was all smiles Wednesday afternoon when he figured they picked up their first win of …


Spokane Chiefs to play outdoor game

The Spokane Chiefs will become the second Western Hockey League team to announce an outdoor game for the 2010-11 season but it will be the first outdoor game for the …


Chiefs introduce Don Nachbaur

There is a definite sense that there is a new sheriff in town as far as the Spokane Chiefs are concerned.


Chiefs to hire Nachbaur

The Spokane Chiefs have scheduled a news conference at the Arena this afternoon to introduce veteran Western Hockey League coach Don Nachbaur as their new coach, according to sources. General …


Chiefs use pick on forward

Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs selected Marek Kalus of the Czech Republic in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft on Tuesday. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound forward turns 17 on July 22. The …


Don Nachbaur will coach Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs will have a press conference at the Arena Wednesday to introduce veteran Western Hockey League coach Don Nachbaur as their new coach, according to a source within …


Speltz disputes report of new coach for Chiefs

Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz denied reports that former Tri-City Americans coach Don Nachbaur is the new coach of Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Kamloops Daily News, citing two …


Chiefs talk to ex-aide

The Spokane Chiefs’ search for a new coach, now in its seventh week, has produced just one interview but Tim Speltz, general manager of the Western Hockey League club, was …


Chiefs still seeking

A month after opening the coaching position, Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz has spent more time talking to people who won’t replace Hardy Sauter than those that could. “We …


Chiefs not close to finding coach

A month after opening the coaching position, Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz has spent more time talking to people who won’t replace Hardy Sauter than those that could.


No sense in putting roots down if you coach the Chiefs

It says something that Spokane goes through hockey coaches at a more rapid clip than it changes mayors. The next guy behind the bench of the Spokane Chiefs will be …


Sports in brief: Beach assigned; Wahl signed

Hockey: The Chicago Blackhawks assigned Spokane Chiefs left winger Kyle Beach – the Blackhawks’ first choice, 11th overall, in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft – to the American …


Winterhawks beat Chiefs; now 5-0 in Spokane

If Portland can duplicate its regular-season success in the playoffs, this Western Hockey League series is far from over. The Winterhawks improved to 5-0 at the Arena this series with …


Chiefs seek complete game

The Spokane Chiefs played a great game of hockey over the weekend, which was enough to give them a 2-0 lead as their best-of-7 Western Hockey League playoff series with …


Chiefs turn back Kelowna to gain on Everett, idle Tri-City

As a potential playoff preview, this had to be a confidence builder. The Spokane Chiefs got offense from three lines, played solid defense, had effective special teams and got big …


Chiefs lay egg

It certainly wasn’t what fans have come to expect, not from a team riding a seven-game winning streak. But the Spokane Chiefs were not sharp by any stretch of the …


Ultimate Chief

From the first time Mitch Wahl tied the laces at the age of 5, he was a natural on skates. Now, almost 15 years later, that natural ability is on …


Chiefs in 3rd after sixth straight win

CRANBROOK, B.C. – This one didn’t get away. After squandering a two-goal lead, as they did in losing on their last visit a month earlier, the Spokane Chiefs rallied to …


It’s a Beach party for surging Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs are hot, Kyle Beach is hotter. For the second straight game, the Chiefs won in overtime, a 3-2 decision over Everett before a Monday afternoon crowd of …


Spokane storms back after sluggish start

The scoreboard wouldn’t make for a strong character witness at the Arena on Wednesday night. The Spokane Chiefs’ 6-3 victory over Moose Jaw in a Western Hockey League game was …


Silvertips whip Chiefs

EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips took an emphatic step toward showing Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Spokane Chiefs was an aberration. Byron Froese tallied two goals and two assists and …


Chiefs break through

All good things come to an end, and so do bad things. That was the case at the Arena Wednesday night when the Spokane Chiefs ended Everett’s 14-game winning streak …


Sports in brief: Finally, Chiefs back in Arena

The Spokane Chiefs return to the Arena for the first time in 20 days when they face the Seattle Thunderbirds tonight at 7. Spokane went 4-4 on the road to …


Chiefs end trip with win

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia – The Spokane Chiefs are finally headed home. Tyler Johnson and Kyle Beach each tallied a goal and an assist and the Chiefs (28-18-3-1) closed out an …