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Chiefs eager to go outside and play

The Spokane Chiefs had a chance to practice outdoors Thursday in preparation for today’s historic Western Hockey League game with the Kootenay Ice at Avista Stadium. Judging by the way …

Outdoor hockey about spectacle

One of the unex- pected sidelights to outdoor hockey? Wildlife. As the Spokane Chiefs broke in the constructed-at-great-cost-man- it-better-hold-up-in-this-heat- wave rink with a practice Thursday afternoon at Avista Stadium, a …

Blanchette: Outdoor hockey game is all about the spectacle

When the Chiefs and the Kootenay Ice meet at Avista on Saturday afternoon in the first outdoor game in the 45-year existence of the Western Hockey League, the point isn’t …

Chiefs win at Portland

Tyler Johnson and Dominik Uher both had a goal and an assist to lead the Spokane Chiefs over the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 in Western Hockey League play on Wednesday night.

Spokane Chiefs beat Everett

Despite not getting the shots on goal to which they’ve become accustomed, the Chiefs completed a 2-0 weekend with a 4-2 win over the Everett Silvertips before 6,635 fans at …

Spokane native gaining more ice time with Seattle Thunderbirds

It says a lot about Tyler Alos that his hockey role model is Mike Fisher. “I saw an interview once, he was modest, humble, that’s what I like,” the young …

Chiefs head to break with victory

Chiefs shut out Vancouver 4-0.

Everett downs Spokane Chiefs

Spokane Chiefs lose at Everett, 2-0.

Spokane Chiefs blow lead, lose in overtime

Chiefs lose to the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 in overtime at the Arena.

Chiefs take 10-5 victory

The Chiefs connected on 4 of 7 extra-man chances, including two by Dominik Uher, who had a hat trick in a 10-5 rout of the Blazers for their fifth straight …

Chiefs win shootout in Vancouver

Later turned out to be better for the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night as they pulled out a 3-2 Western Hockey League shootout win over the Vancouver Giants before 12,263 …

Spokane Chiefs win on Teddy Bear toss night

It would have been easy to have a different outcome, but the Spokane Chiefs stuffed the Portland Winterhawks on Teddy Bear Toss night 4-3, in the process ending a 10-game …

Spokane Chiefs take victory over Medicine Hat

Thanks to a few veterans, and an overtime goal by Anthony Bardaro, the Spokane Chiefs stole away with a 3-2 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday night.

Kelowna downs Chiefs at Arena

The Spokane Chiefs played tired for two periods before rallying, only to lose to Kelowna 3-2 when Geordie Wudrick scored his second goal 42 seconds into overtime of the Western …

Spokane Chiefs crush Kamloops Blazers 10-1

Spokane Chiefs romp over Kamloops to get out of last place.

Spokane Chiefs win third straight

Three goals in the last half of the second period of a Western Hockey League game played with playoff intensity led the Chiefs to smothering 5-0 win over their rivals …

Johnson, Reid key Chiefs’ win

The 6,479 fans at the Arena were on the edge of their seats throughout Friday night’s Western Hockey League game with Edmonton before the Chiefs pulled out a 4-3 victory.

Spokane Chiefs lose at Prince Albert

Todd Fiddler’s goal with 11 seconds left in the first period snapped a 2-all tie and sent the Prince Albert Raiders to a 5-2 Western Hockey League win in Saskatchewan.

Spokane Chiefs romp 11-1

Levko Koper had two goals and four assists to help the Spokane Chiefs light up the Regina Pats 11-1 in Western Hockey League play Saturday night.

Chiefs say good-bye with a win

The Spokane Chiefs will have a little pep in their step for their six-games-in-nine-days trek through the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Division after an entertaining but somewhat frustrating 7-3 win …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …