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Spokane Chiefs win playoff opener

The Spokane Chiefs open the Western Hockey League playoffs with an overtime win on the road at Chilliwack.

Spokane Chiefs rate big favorites against Chilliwack

By every measure the Spokane Chiefs are overwhelming favorites against the Chilliwack Bruins as the Western Hockey League playoffs get under way.

Chiefs have playoff luxury of two superb goaltenders

His last start was a shutout and his goals-against-average is second best in the Western Hockey League, but that might not be enough to get Mac Engel the start when …

Spokane Chiefs end regular-season home schedule with shutout

Darren Kramer’s smile said it all. It was a fitting home finale for the Spokane Chiefs. On a night when they presented their team awards, including the coveted Players’ Player …

Chiefs’ Johnson earns three awards

The numbers – 51 goals, 61 assists, 111 points – are amazing, but the one that defines Tyler Johnson is three. That’s how many years the Liberty Lake native has …

Spokane Chiefs blank Seattle Thunderbirds

Spokane Chiefs win in their final regular-season home game.

Chiefs win in shootout with Chilliwack

The Spokane Chiefs put up a season-high shots and had very little to show for it in regulation. However, they still came up with a shootout victory.

Chiefs defeat Ice at Arena in shootout

Levko Koper’s shootout goal and a save by James Reid gave the Spokane Chiefs a 4-3 win over the Kootenay Ice on Saturday.

Chiefs roll over Tri-City 5-1 to clinch at least third seed

This was the kind of game the Spokane Chiefs try to take in stride and their fans go wild. There were a couple of milestone goals, including local favorite Tyler …

Tyler Johnson hits 50 goals as Chiefs win

A couple of milestones and a thrashing of the Tri-City Americans — it doesn’t get much better than that for the Spokane Chiefs.

Spokane Chiefs down Tri-City

Spokane Chiefs down Tri-City Americans before huge Arena crowd.

Spokane Chiefs blank Prince George

It didn’t take long for the Spokane Chiefs to show they weren’t going to sleepwalk through a second straight Western Hockey League game.

Seattle Thunderbirds knock off Spokane Chiefs

Spokane Chiefs lose at home to the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Tyler Johnson leads Chiefs’ charge

The Western Hockey League season has come down to a dozen games for the Spokane Chiefs, with eight of them at the Arena, and there couldn’t be more intrigue.

Record crowd sees Calgary top Regina in outdoor game

CALGARY – The biggest goal of Chandler Stephenson’s Western Hockey League career came in front of a record-breaking crowd. Stephenson scored with 36.5 seconds left in the third period to …

Chiefs move into first

The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Tri-City Americans 5-1 on Monday night to move past Portland into first place in the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League.

Chiefs down Ams before 10,475

After giving up an easy early goal, the Chiefs took command with a pair of power-play goals and then Tyler Johnson finished with off with a pair of late goals …

Winterhawks overwhelm Chiefs 10-5

The Winterhawks swamp the Chiefs at the Arena 10-5.

Chiefs’ Kramer adds special touch on and off ice

First, it’s important to know how the smile creased the face of often-dour Don Nachbaur. The subject was Spokane Chiefs forward and pugilist Darren Kramer and Nachbaur just lit up.

Chiefs fall to Americans, lose grip on 2nd in U.S. Division

KENNEWICK – This time the ice held up. The Spokane Chiefs didn’t. Spokane, in its first visit to the Toyota Center since the New Year’s Eve cancellation, saw Tri-City score …

Spokane Chiefs lose at Tri-City

Spokane, in its first visit to the Toyota Center since the New Year’s Eve cancellation, saw Tri-City score three second-period goals, the first two 20 seconds apart, in skating away …

Chiefs lose wild one to Tri-City

After twice rallying from two goals down, the second time with under 4 minutes remaining, the Chiefs gave up the winner with 37 seconds to play, falling to rival Tri-City, …

Chiefs win WHL game after a tussle with Chilliwack

Everyone knows a wounded bear is dangerous, and the Chilliwack Bruins certainly qualify. Hanging onto a Western Division playoff spot by one point as the Western Hockey League reaches the …

Spokane Chiefs defeat Chilliwack

Tyler Johnson scores his career-high 37th goal in Chiefs victory.

Engel, Chiefs shut out Everett

Goaltender Mac Engel gets his first WHL victory.

Chiefs have to band together

When Spokane Chiefs captain Jared Cowen missed 10 games to play in the World Junior tournament, his teammates responded with some of their best hockey of the season. Coach Don …

Winterhawks beat Chiefs in OT

Nino Niederreiter’s goal with 36 seconds left in overtime, his second tally of the game, gave the Portland Winterhawks a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over the Spokane Chiefs on …

Chiefs stymie Ice

Was it really just a week ago the Kootenay Ice and Spokane Chiefs swapped whippings? Neither team played like they did last Friday in Cranbook when the Ice won 6-2 …

Spokane Chiefs drop Kootenay

Chiefs win at the Arena, 5-2.

Chiefs, outdoor game smashing success

The Rockstar Outdoor Classic was a wild success off and on the ice for the Spokane Chiefs.