PREVIEW: Chiefs face Americans on the road in final preseason game

Larry Brunt

Kennewick, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs will hit the road Saturday to face the Tri-City Americans in their last game of the pre-season. It’ll be the third time the teams each other in exhibition play this year, with the Chiefs most recently winning in dominant fashion at home Wednesday night, 6-1.

Each of Spokane’s six goals on Wednesday came from a different skater — Chase Friedt-Mohr, Cordel Larson, Copeland Fricker, Erik Atchison, Saige Weinstein and Ty Cheveldayoff. Manny Panghli also had a strong outing in the net, turning aside 30 of 31 Tri-City shots.

Puck drops at Toyota Arena in Kennewick on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. PT. In last year’s abbreviated season, Spokane went 2-1-2-0 against Tri-City, and 8-1-1-0 in the 2019-20 season.

After the conclusion of pre-season play, the Chiefs will open up the regular season at home when they again host the Tri-City Americans Saturday, October 2 at 7:05 p.m. PT.


The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.

The Chiefs’ 2021-22 regular season will begin on Saturday, October 2 as they host the Tri-City Americans at Spokane Arena. Tickets for Bud Light Opening Night and all regular season games are available online at

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