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UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs throttle Victoria 6-1, learn first-round playoff opponent

It’s not possible to win twice in one night, but in one way, that’s exactly what the Spokane Chiefs did Saturday in front of 10,359 at the Arena.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs continue hot streak with 8-3 thumping of Victoria

With four wins in their last five games, the Spokane Chiefs may be playing their best hockey of the season. With the playoffs a little more than a month away, …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Chiefs get goals from seven players in 7-2 rout of Victoria Royals

The Spokane Chiefs put an emphatic end to a three-game skid, getting goals from seven players in a 7-2 rout of the Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League play on …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Two more goals for Riley Woods, but Chiefs fall 7-5 at Victoria

The Victoria Royals scored on their first two shots, just nine seconds and 1:55 into the first period, and never looked back Friday night en route to a 7-5 Western …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto ignites 4-goal third period in Spokane’s 5-2 win over Victoria

Kailer Yamamoto’s 21st goal of the season ignited a four-goal third period and the Spokane Chiefs pulled away for a 5-2 victory over the Victoria Royals on Wednesday night in …


Victoria strikes for four third-period goals to end Chiefs’ winning streak at five

The Spokane Chiefs put themselves in position Tuesday to extend their season-high winning streak to six. But the final stretch of their game against the Victoria Royals took that hope …


Spokane Chiefs struggle again at home, lose 1-0 to Victoria Cougars

Fans watching the Spokane Chiefs and Victoria Royals should be forgiven if they expected another high scoring affair, like the 8-6 Chiefs win on Oct. 13. Instead, they got a …


Spokane Chiefs break through on offense in victory over No. 1 Victoria

The Victoria Royals came into Spokane Friday night as the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League. The Spokane Chiefs were returning from a winless three-game road trip. Advantage Royals, …


Inconsistent Chiefs fall to Royals in overtime

Over the halfway point of the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs are still looking to find some consistency.


Victoria Royals down the Spokane Chiefs 4-1

A game of missed passes and disorganized defense caught up to the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday as the Victoria Royals came to town and beat the Chiefs 3-1.


Young Chiefs show promise as regular season opens

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur doesn’t mince words when asked how a team succeeds at hockey. The game rewards effort.


Chiefs hope to turn last season’s struggles into future success

The Spokane Chiefs were haunted by injuries and inconsistency last season. However, all those minutes given to younger players gives the organization hope that the Chiefs can turn all that …


Chiefs stay alive, defeat Victoria 4-1 in Game 5

Birthday boy Matt Sozanski had a pair of assists to help pace the Chiefs to a convincing 4-1 win over the Victoria Royals on Friday night at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, …


Victoria Royals outduel Spokane Chiefs in overtime

The Spokane Chiefs fought to the end, but the Victoria Royals battled from behind Wednesday to win 3-2 in overtime and rake a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.


Chiefs storm back, beat Royals to cut series deficit in half

Spokane ended Victoria’s 15-game winning streak in dramatic fashion Tuesday, as the Chiefs pounded the Royals 5-2 to fight their way back into the first-round playoff series.


Spokane Chiefs try to climb out of 2-0 hole against Victoria

After two close losses, the Spokane Chiefs return to the friendly confines of the Spokane Arena in their struggle to continue the hockey season alive against the surging Victoria Royals.


Quick-starting Victoria shuts out Spokane Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs came out flat Saturday night and stayed that way in a 3-0 loss to the Victoria Royals.


Spokane Chiefs snap six-game losing streak

The Spokane Chiefs finally found a lead they could hold and the team broke a six-game losing streak Friday night with a 2-1 win over the Victoria Royals at the …


Early goals carry Victoria Royals past Spokane Chiefs

Tyler Soy scored twice before the midway point of the first period Wednesday as the Victoria Royals earned a two-game series split with the visiting Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey …


Chiefs suffers 7th straight defeat, 3rd straight shutout, in loss to Victoria

Injuries, bad breaks, poor execution – whatever the reason, the Spokane Chiefs are in a horrible funk. The Chiefs’ losing streak reached a season-high seven on Friday night as Tyler …


Chiefs suffers 7th straight defeat, 3rd straight shutout, in loss to Victoria

Injuries, bad breaks, poor execution – whatever the reason, the Spokane Chiefs are in a horrible funk.


Victoria caps back-to-back wins over Chiefs

VICTORIA, B.C. – There are better ways to spend a weekend island cruise. The Spokane Chiefs, the Western Hockey League’s hottest team heading into the weekend, found their two-day trip …


Chiefs’ seven-game winning streak comes to big halt

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Spokane Chiefs’ seven-game winning streak came crashing down in less than 6 minutes on Friday. The Victoria Royals scored four times during the final 7:40 of …


Chiefs defeat Royals, run win streak to four

No, revenge was not the motivating factor when the Spokane Chiefs met the Victoria Royals on Wednesday. Continuing a season-long winning streak was the bigger goal, and Victoria just happened …


Royal flush

The Victoria Royals made certain that their breakthrough in the Western Hockey League playoffs would be memorable. Austin Carroll and Logan Nelson teamed up for third-period goals Thursday night as …


Chiefs’ season ends in sweep by Royals

The Victoria Royals made certain that their breakthrough in the Western Hockey League playoffs would be memorable.


Chiefs hoping home ice will lead to victories

There have been some intriguing games during the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs, but no series as entertaining as Spokane versus Victoria. The first 23 games of …


Chiefs lose first-round playoff opener to Royals

VICTORIA, British Columbia – The Victoria Royals expect Patrik Polivka to play great in goal and Travis Brown to provide great defense in front of him. Polivka held up his …


Victoria’s marmot mascot attacked

VICTORIA, B.C. –Vancouver Island marmots are an endangered and protected species, but the mascot for the Western Hockey League Victoria Royals discovered that the oversized squirrel’s immunity from violence does …


Victoria’s backup goaltender cools down Chiefs

Victoria Royals backup goaltender Coleman Vollrath drew a rare starting assignment on Saturday night, entrusted with slowing down the Western Hockey League’s hottest team. Vollrath stood up to the challenge, …