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Coach wants Chiefs to battle harder

The last portion of the Spokane Chiefs’ practice Wednesday was dedicated to power plays and penalty killing, a necessity for all hockey teams. Otherwise, the Chiefs have spent a lot …

Tri-City beats Spokane Chiefs in opener

Tri-City Americans whip the Spokane Chiefs in a Western Hockey League opener.

Chiefs open season Saturday night at Tri-City

The games count now but the sense is training camp isn’t quite over for the Spokane Chiefs, who open the Western Hockey League season Saturday night at Tri-City.

Chiefs get ready for new season

The Spokane Chiefs have some big holes to fill as their Western Hockey League season gets under way Saturday with a trip to rival Tri-City.

All in all, not a bad showing by Spokane Chiefs

It would seem the second weekend of preseason games was a rousing success for the Spokane Chiefs. But coach Don Nachbaur wasn’t impressed in a loss to Tri-City.

Mixed review from Spokane Chiefs coach

After seeing his team in action for the first time, Don Nachbaur was pleased. The Spokane Chiefs played three preseason games in Everett last weekend, winning two, prompting the coach …

Spokane Chiefs hang on to 35 players for now

With first-year coach Don Nachbaur promising to give everybody a chance who deserved one, the Spokane Chiefs only cut half of the players invited to last weekend’s training camp.

Spokane Chiefs notch up intensity level

The Spokane Chiefs backed up their words with action – or lack thereof. With first-year coach Don Nachbaur promising to give everybody a chance who deserved one, the Western Hockey …

Spokane Chiefs veterans motivated

Spokane Chiefs veterans Blake Gal and Brenden Kichton know what’s expected by their new coach.

New Spokane Chiefs coach begins evaluations

New Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur will get a fan’s-eye view of his team during training camp, which opens today.

Chiefs interview ex-assistant

The Spokane Chiefs’ search for a new coach, now in its seventh week, has produced just one interview but Tim Speltz, general manager of the Western Hockey League club, was …

Chiefs’ season over

Ty Rattie scored at 17:29 of overtime as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 at the Arena to win their first-round Western Hockey League Series.

Chiefs win playoff opener

Kyle Beach scored the winning goal with 1 minute, 28 seconds remaining as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Portland Winterhawks 5-4 in the teams’ Western Hockey League playoff series opener …

Hawks’ early success no predictor

Mention the old cliché about throwing records out the window come playoff time and Spokane Chiefs coach Hardy Sauter has a mixed reaction. He doesn’t mind forgetting that Portland, the …

Chiefs lose in shootout

Geordie Wudrick and Brandon McMillan scored in the shootout to lift the Kelowna Rockets to a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League play Wednesday night.

Chiefs lose to Everett

Scott MacDonald scored the game-winner in the third for Everett and Thomas Heemskerk made 40 saves as the Silvertips beat the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday …

Beach’s hat trick leads Chiefs

Kyle Beach scored three times for Spokane as the Chiefs pounded the Kamloops Blazers 7-0 in a Western Hockey League game on Wednesday night.

Chiefs end road trip with win

The Spokane Chiefs scored two power-play goals in the first and cruised from there in a 4-1 win over the Chilliwack Bruins in Western Hockey League play Wednesday to end …

Chiefs lose, but get point

While the 5,569 fans at the Arena may have been disappointed, the Spokane Chiefs got an early Christmas present Friday night. Despite being extremely short-handed and trailing late, the Chiefs …

Chiefs lose at home

The Spokane Chiefs had their six-game winning streak snapped by Swift Current at the Arena.

Spokane native Alos comes home to face Chiefs

The Tyler Alos who hits the ice tonight will be different from the one who skated here with the Seattle Thunderbirds on Oct. 10. “When we were over there at …

Chiefs, Reid blank Regina

James Reid stopped all 22 shots he faced as the Spokane Chiefs shut out the Regina Pats 4-0 in Western Hockey League action Saturday.

Chiefs defeat Tri-City

The Chiefs killed off eight of nine Tri-City power plays, including a 5-on-3 advantage early in the third period that the Americans turned into a 6-on-3 by pulling goalie Drew …

Chiefs edge Vancouver

A pair of nifty goals and a stellar defense provided the Chiefs and 8,358 fans with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Giants, who lost 8-2 a night earlier at …

Chiefs dominate Chilliwack

The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Chillwack Bruins 5-1 in a Western Hockey League game at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday night.

Mucha too much

The Spokane Chiefs played a heck of a hockey game on Halloween night. Unfortunately, Portland goalie Kurtis Mucha came dressed as future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur.

Pace picks up, starting with Ams

After playing just nine games in the first 30 days of the Western Hockey League season the Spokane Chiefs play 17 games in the next 36 days, beginning tonight when …

Calm winners

Patience, fans, patience. The Spokane Chiefs never seemed in danger of losing their home opener Saturday night, but they waited until the third period before wrapping up a 5-2 win …

Koper off to fast start for Chiefs’ home opener

Levko Koper’s four-goal outburst in the Spokane Chiefs’ two-game series in Prince George to open the Western Hockey League season wasn’t a surprise to coach Hardy Sauter. And he wasn’t …

Chiefs open on road tonight

The Spokane Chiefs open their 25th Western Hockey League season with a two-game set in Prince George beginning tonight. For a pair of 20-year old veterans, a 13-hour bus ride …