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Saturday, November 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Mucha too much

The Spokane Chiefs played a heck of a hockey game on Halloween night. Unfortunately, Portland goalie Kurtis Mucha came dressed as future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur.


Chiefs can’t keep up in loss

This was the kind of game a team with high expectations can’t lose. Brandon, playing its fifth road game in eight days, came from behind to defeat the Spokane Chiefs …


Chiefs work to unlock combinations

Hardy Sauter said his job doesn’t involve rocket science, but like all coaches part of his job involves chemistry. The Spokane Chiefs’ second-year coach tries to find player combinations that …


Braves figure to improve in KIJHL

The Spokane Braves expect to be better this year when the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season opens, but it might be hard to keep things as interesting as they …


Chiefs’ progress pleases Sauter

The Spokane Chiefs had a great weekend. That may be news to some since the Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League preseason schedule with a 3-2 loss to Portland and …


Chiefs win first preseason game

Rookie Alex Wright stopped 16 shots as the Spokane Chiefs earned their first preseason victory with a 3-0 win Sunday over the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Everett Silvertips’ preseason tournament. …


Roster choices comes next as Chiefs close fall camp

The Spokane Chiefs closed their fall camp Sunday afternoon with the Red-White scrimmage, which left a lot of people smiling. Well, at least the adults.


Last chance Chiefs

For many of the players in today’s 1 p.m. Red-White scrimmage at the Arena it’s their last chance to make an impression that can lead to one of the few …


Chiefs veterans, hopefuls aim to be noticed

By the time games that count roll around three weeks from now the goals and the pressure will be a lot different for the Spokane Chiefs. They expect – and …


Veteran-laden Chiefs hit ice

The candy store is open. The Spokane Chiefs begin shopping today for the few sweets they need to complete a roster that will have high expectations for another strong Western …


Nelson takes 2-0 playoff advantage on Braves

Brock Munro scored two goals and the Nelson Leafs beat the Spokane Braves 5-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Thursday night at Nelson, British Columbia. The Leafs …


Bowman’s big night sparks Chiefs

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Drayson Bowman scored a pair of first-period goals to start Spokane off and running, had a hat trick by the 6-minute, 27-second mark of the second period …


Chiefs can’t keep up

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A simple glance at the standings and it’s easy to see why the Vancouver Giants are by far the top team in the Western Hockey League’s …


Braves relish underdog role in playoffs

The Spokane Braves will face a tall order when the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs begin tonight. That’s just fine with head coach Mike Bay. He likes the underdog …


Hats off to Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs have seemingly entered the twilight zone of hockey, and Wednesday night became just the latest episode in a string of thrilling on-ice performances.


Chiefs gain ground

All the hard work and effort the Spokane Chiefs have exerted to put themselves back in the race for a division title could pay huge dividends by this weekend. The …


Chiefs use five-goal third to rally past Cougarscatch fire

After scoring 11 goals Saturday night, one had to wonder if the Spokane Chiefs had used up their allotted goals scored for the weekend. And for two periods, it looked …


Chiefs dominate Oil Kings

If the Spokane Chiefs made a checklist of things to do on Saturday night, they probably crossed every task off their list. Pour on the offense. Check.


Chiefs topple Silvertips again

EVERETT – If the Western Hockey League regular season ended today, the Everett Silvertips would open the playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs. That’s probably not good news for Everett.


Calla upbeat about WHL return

On Nov. 17, Brady Calla was on his way to take in the Buffalo Bills’ “Monday Night Football” game against the Cleveland Browns when his cell phone rang. The purpose …


Weary Chiefs downed by Rockets

Time and time again the Spokane Chiefs have proven their ability to go from an overnight bus trip to an evening game – and most of the time they make …


Knee injury ends Cowen’s season with the Chiefs

Thursday’s news, as expected, wasn’t good for Jared Cowen or the Spokane Chiefs. The 17-year-old defenseman – Spokane’s No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft …


Cowen to miss rest of season

Spokane Chief defenseman Jared Cowen will have reconstructive surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.


Braves rally, win in overtime

Tyler Mort scored with 56 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and Cody Mesick scored at 3:58 of the extra period to give the Spokane Braves a 4-3 win …


Chiefs’ streak reaches six

EVERETT – The Spokane Chiefs’ winning streak reached a season-high six Wednesday as the usual suspects picked apart the Everett Silvertips in the final two periods. Season points leaders Drayson …


Chiefs face another critical stretch

Last week, the Spokane Chiefs faced an important task. They played three games – and picked up three wins in the process – to gain a little ground on the …


Chiefs gain ground

KENNEWICK – The Spokane Chiefs at least made sure the Tri-City Americans could still see them when they checked their rear-view mirror. Goalie Dustin Tokarski stopped 40 of 41 shots …


Chiefs savor favor

When it seemed as if the Spokane Chiefs weren’t going to find the back of Portland’s net again, the Winter Hawks did so for them. And what a gift it …


Chiefs have chance to gain ground

The Spokane Chiefs have some ground to cover, and this week presents the perfect opportunity to do so. Trailing the Tri-City Americans by 11 points in the U.S. Division standings …


Chiefs gain boost from returnees

Stefan Ulmer, Mitch Wahl and Tyler Johnson – all three fresh off of proudly representing their countries – didn’t skip a beat. And apparently they’d heard a rumor that there …