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Chiefs look for rebound after Red Deer loss

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 …


Chiefs prepping for long road trip

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 play uninspired

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 …


Spokane Chiefs overwhelm Hitmen

Blake Gal didn’t see his third goal, which propelled the Spokane Chiefs to an 8-1 Western Hockey League laugher over the Calgary Hitmen Wednesday night.


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 …


Spokane Chiefs turn power play back on

Brenden Kitchton, in his first action after a preseason hand injury, assisted on a pair of power-play goals as the Chiefs ended a 0-for-24 drought with the man advantage in …


Chiefs’ power play needs some energy

The numbers are alarming but Don Nachbaur isn’t panicking for a number of reasons. The Spokane Chiefs’ power play is limping along at a 14.6 percent success rate – thanks …


Blanchette: Size matters not to Johnson

Eyes on the prize? Tyler Johnson’s peepers have never blinked. As a Western Hockey League rookie, he was an indispensible element in the Spokane Chiefs’ 2008 run to the Memorial …


Tyler Johnson gives Chiefs local flavor

Eyes on the prize? Tyler Johnson’s peepers have never blinked. As a Western Hockey League rookie, he was an indispensible element in the Spokane Chiefs’ 2008 run to the Memorial …


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. …


Spokane Chiefs lose to Portland

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.


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 …


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 …


Cowen would elect to stay Senator

Jared Cowen isn’t the happiest Spokane Chief right now, but a big dose of the Portland Winterhawks should fix that.


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 win home opener in OT

Blake Gal scored with 1 minute left in regulation and Mitch Holmberg scored 3:32 into overtime – the second goals of the game for both – to produce a dramatic …


Kootenay Ice defeat Spokane Chiefs

A couple of power-play goals pulled Spokane from behind, but for most of the rest of the 58-plus minutes it was the Ice who had the upper hand in skating …


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 …


Chiefs, Indians owner makes his mark over past 25 years

When he and his brothers bought the Spokane Indians in 1985 – sales price: $137,000 – Bobby Brett “figured we’d get bored with it after a couple of years” and …


A conversation with Bobby Brett

Bobby Brett moved to Spokane from California 25 years ago and the owner of the Spokane Indians and Spokane Chiefs hasn’t left yet. Staff writer John Blanchette had a conversation …


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 …


Coach wants Chiefs to battle harder

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.


Tri-City beats Spokane Chiefs in opener

Tri-City Americans whip the Spokane Chiefs in a Western Hockey League opener.


Chiefs open season Saturday night at Tri-City

The games count now but the sense is training camp isn’t quite over for the Spokane Chiefs, who open the Western Hockey League season Saturday night at Tri-City.