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Chiefs return from break to face Americans

The Chiefs can forge their second five-game winning streak of the season with a victory over the Tri-City Americans. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Arena.


Chiefs leave energy behind, fall to Americans

In the Western Hockey League, nights spent in cramped buses after games far away from home are the norm. For the Spokane Chiefs, an early morning arrival after a long …


Chiefs win home opener over Americans

Garret Hughson deflected the last dangerous Tri-City shot and Don Nachbaur deflected any talk about his 600th career win. Hughson improved to 2-0 as Chiefs starting goaltender and Nachbaur became …


Chiefs open WHL season with 4-2 win at Tri-City

KENNEWICK – As to the nagging question of who will score for the Spokane Chiefs this season, the early answer appears to be: “anybody.” Mitch Lipon and Tyson Helgesen scored …


Chiefs win WHL season opener

Mitch Lipon and Tyson Helgesen scored their first goals as Chiefs to highlight a 4-2 win over the Tri-City Americans as the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season began.


Messier returns with Chiefs to Tri-City

Marcus Messier has witnessed four Western Hockey League season openers between the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans. But this year, in his final season in the league, Messier will experience …


Old news: Chiefs open at Tri-City

As recent tradition dictates, the Spokane Chiefs will open the WHL season against Tri-City at 7 tonight (Saturday) at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.


West poses tough road for Chiefs

To illustrate the depth of the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division, consider the Spokane Chiefs’ position last season. The Chiefs finished with 86 points in 2013-14 – a solid showing, …


Tri-City defeats Spokane in overtime

As was the case for most of the preseason, the Spokane Chiefs came up short offensively on Saturday night. Braden Purtill’s overtime goal gave Tri-City (5-3-0-0) a 2-1 win over …


Don Nachbaur OK with Chiefs preseason loss

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur doesn’t put much stock in the final score during Western Hockey League exhibition games.


Chiefs will play Victoria in WHL playoff opener

The Spokane Chiefs didn’t get their victory, but they got Victoria.


Aviani nets winner in SO as Chiefs beat Americans

You can always count on the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans to butt heads. Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 10,325 at the Arena was no different, as the …


Recently traded ex-Chief Jackson Playfair threatened by girlfriend

KENNEWICK – A Canadian news reporter has been charged with threatening to kill her boyfriend, former Spokane Chiefs and current Tri-City Americans forward Jackson Playfair, after finding out he’d dated …


Chiefs RW Marcus Messier a rare trade acquisition from Tri-City

As Tim Speltz puts it, the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans aren’t exactly on each other’s speed dial.


Chiefs trade Playfair to Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired 19-year-old forward Marcus Messier from the Tri-City Americans in exchange for 19-year-old forward Jackson Playfair.


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 open strong at Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs needed less than 6 minutes of the first period Saturday night to make the rest of their season opener a relative cake walk.


Face recognition video test at Kennewick arena

KENNEWICK — Face recognition technology will be tested at a hockey game next week at an arena in Kennewick.


Spokane hits road with 2-0 lead over T-C

KENNEWICK – More than any team with home-ice advantage in the Western Hockey League playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs needed to jump out to a 2-0 series lead. The Chiefs accomplished …


Chiefs head to Kennewick with 2-0 lead

More than any team with home-ice advantage in the Western Hockey League playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs needed to jump out to a 2-0 series lead. The Chiefs accomplished that by …


The way it should be: Ams, Chiefs

One-third of the way through the Western Hockey League season, the Spokane Chiefs were vying for the third-best record in the Western Conference and a potential first-round playoff matchup against …


Tri-City erupts in third to overcome Spokane

KENNEWICK – Forty minutes do not a hockey game make. The Spokane Chiefs found that out the hard way on Monday night. After scrapping their way to a 3-2 lead …


Tri-City erupts in third to overcome Spokane

Forty minutes do not a hockey game make. The Spokane Chiefs found that out the hard way on Monday night.


Chiefs set for WHL home opener

There are five undefeated teams left in the Western Hockey League and the Spokane Chiefs are one of them. They’re the only team, however, that has played just one game …


Spokane Chiefs hit ice at Tri-City with jobs still at stake

For now, you can primarily think of game time for the Spokane Chiefs as a job interview. There are still decisions to be made – in regard to who stays, …


Americans take 3-2 edge in yo-yo series

Quite the yo-yo, cat-and-mouse series in which the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans are tangled.


Chiefs lose when apparent goal is ruled late

The blink of an eye. The snap of a finger. Four little frames. In real time, less than 1 second. That’s what separated the Chiefs and Tri-City Americans from a …


Chiefs beat Ams in OT, take 3-2 series lead

KENNEWICK – Blake Gal came out of the penalty box, gathered in a pass from Dominik Uher and blistered a shot from the left circle to lift the Spokane Chiefs …


Chiefs win, even series with Americans

The Spokane Chiefs aren’t where they need to be, but they took a step in that direction Sunday night. After dropping the first game of their best-of-7 Western Hockey League …