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Chiefs win first road game of the season

RED DEER, Alberta – Mitch Holmberg scored two early third-period goals, 2 minutes, 18 seconds apart, as the Spokane Chiefs collected their first road win of the Western Hockey League …


Edmonton earns first win over Spokane

EDMONTON, Alberta – The Edmonton Oil Kings took advantage of their limited opportunities to earn their first win against Spokane in franchise history. Despite being outshot 30-19, Edmonton beat the …


Prince George Cougars nip Chiefs

Hundreds of miles on a bus in the middle of the night may sound like purgatory, but it might be just what the Spokane Chiefs needed. The Chiefs seemed to …


Chiefs remain winless on the road

PORTLAND – The seventh time wasn’t a charm for the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night. It turns out, neither was the third.


Chiefs keep perfect mark against East

There is something about the East Division that almost brings out the best in the Spokane Chiefs. Anthony Bardaro’s goal with less than 8 minutes to play Wednesday night kept …


Chiefs defeat Pats in shootout

A night after the Spokane Chiefs’ offense was AWOL in a 2-1 loss, it came up big when the defense went missing. After coughing up three one-goal leads the Chiefs …


Chiefs drop home game to Kamloops

At least it was a team effort, according to the coach, but it was an effort he called pathetic. But there wasn’t much good to say about the Spokane Chiefs’ …


Chiefs drop another road game

PORTLAND – Sven Bartschi scored 30 seconds into overtime and the Portland Winterhawks kept the Spokane Chiefs winless on the road this season with a 4-3 victory in Western Hockey …


Chiefs continue road woes

Spokane’s attempt at its first road win of the season failed again Friday night.


In brief: Chiefs’ Uher may miss two weeks

Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs confirmed that forward Dominik Uher, who was injured after scoring the seventh goal in an 8-1 romp of Everett on Sunday, could miss two weeks with …


Chiefs ride five-goal third period to win over Silvertips

Everett dropped in at the Arena and dropped a stick, and then the Spokane Chiefs dropped the hammer, pounding out an 8-1 win Sunday night. The Silvertips were playing the …


Chiefs’ eight-game home winning streak ends

The Tri-City Americans are home-wreckers. The Spokane Chiefs’ eight-game Spokane Arena winning streak to start the 2011-2012 Western Hockey League season came to a screeching halt Saturday night. The Ams …


Tri-City keeps Chiefs winless on road

KENNEWICK – Brendan Shinnimin and Justin Feser scored third-period goals and the Tri-City Americans kept the Spokane Chiefs winless on the road this season with a 3-1 victory in Western …


Chiefs improve to 8-0 at home

One trend ended and another continued as the Spokane Chiefs closed out a perfect seven-game homestand with a 6-1 spanking over the Victoria Royals Wednesday night. Unlike the previous five …


Spokane Chiefs continue torrid pace in WHL

Seriously, the Spokane Chiefs have a six-game winning streak, but it’s really not pretty. The Chiefs fell behind for the fifth straight game but this time it didn’t take a …


Chiefs improve to 6-0 at home

The Spokane Chiefs might not count their lines, but they can certainly count their rallies.


Uher’s goal lifts Spokane Chiefs to victory

Given enough chances something had to give and, for the Spokane Chiefs, it was the Brandon Wheat Kings. Dominik Uher had an easy conversion of a Steven Kuhn pass with …


Vancouver defeats Chiefs in shootout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Spokane Chiefs charged back from a 2-0 deficit Wednesday but couldn’t strike during a shootout as the Vancouver Giants registered a 3-2 win in Western …


Chiefs have plenty to cheer in home opener

As opening nights go, Saturday couldn’t have gone much better for the Spokane Chiefs and the 9,348 fans at the Arena. There was fan favorite Darren Kramer, the last of …


Both teams will play short-handed in Chiefs’ home opener

Hockey: When the Tri-City Americans come to the Arena at 7 tonight for the Spokane Chiefs’ Western Hockey League home opener, both teams will be short-handed. The Chiefs (0-1) lost …


Chiefs look to Kichton for more than numbers

Brenden Kichton produced last season like few defensemen in the 26 years of the Spokane Chiefs. Kichton became just the fourth Chiefs blueliner, and first in 17 seasons, to score …


Chiefs allow three power-play goals in season-opening loss

KENNEWICK – The Spokane Chiefs showed that they were going to work hard. Now they just have to work a little smarter. Spokane opened its Western Hockey League season with …


Chiefs look for success as WHL season opens

The goal for the Spokane Chiefs never varies – play an Eastern Conference team in late spring. That would mean that Spokane, which opens the season at Tri-City on Saturday, …


Chiefs goaltender Engel puts hard work first

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur and goalie Mac Engel have the same strategy for their second season with the Western Hockey League team.


Chiefs need to make up for departed stars

The question a year ago was how the Spokane Chiefs, under a new coach, would replace three of their top four defensemen and four of their top six scorers from …


Chiefs head to camp, looking to replace departed stars

The question a year ago was how the Spokane Chiefs, under a new coach, would replace three of their top four defensemen and four of their top six scorers from …


Four Chiefs leave WHL with impressive statistics

When the Spokane Chiefs’ season ended 10 days ago, it was, as always, emotional for the 20-year-olds whose Western Hockey League careers were officially over. “It’s pretty tough,” Tyler Johnson …


Spokane Chiefs exceeded expectations with team balance

With the brass ring just out of reach when the Western Hockey League season ended the Spokane Chiefs were disappointed, but there really wasn’t anything disappointing about their season as …


Chiefs’ Nachbaur, Johnson honored with WHL awards

Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur completed a triple play and Tyler Johnson was recognized as a class act when the Western Hockey League handed out its major awards in Calgary, …


Chiefs, Cowen glad he’s still here

Whatever tonight brings for the Spokane Chiefs – one more game to play or none at all – it’s good to remember that hockey in May seemed the least likely …