Chiefs Report


FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

Spokane Chiefs sign another forward to add depth

Spokane Chiefs sign another forward to add depthCapping a busy week for the Spokane Chiefs, the team on Friday signed a scrappy forward to add depth for the upcoming season. Riley McKay, a 1999-born forward from Swan River, Manitoba, has signed a standard player agreement to play ...

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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016

Chiefs sign forward, 2014 draft pick Logan Foster

Chiefs sign forward, 2014 draft pick Logan FosterThe Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that 1999-born forward Logan Foster has signed a standard player agreement and has committed to playing in the Western Hockey League. He was the Chiefs’ seventh round (146th Overall) selection in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

Chiefs choose two players from Czech Republic

Chiefs choose two players from Czech RepublicThe Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday selected two players off the same team from the Czech Republic as part of the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. The Chiefs drafted Ondrej Najman (pronounced NY-man), a 6-foot-1, 187-pound forward, who was the ...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Chiefs unveil new WHL schedule

Chiefs unveil new WHL scheduleThe Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday their upcoming 72-game schedule for the 2016-17 regular season. All 36 homes games will be played at the Spokane Arena. The Chiefs open the season on Sept. 24 on the road versus the Tri-City ...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016

Hudson Elynuik (26) of the Spokane Chiefs was drafted in the third round Saturday by the Carolina Hurricanes. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Carolina Hurricanes select Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik in third round of NHL draft

Carolina Hurricanes select Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik in third round of NHL draftBUFFALO, N.Y. – Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes today in the third round (74th overall) of the National Hockey League draft. Elynuik, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound center from Calgary, Alberta, experienced a breakout season with ...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016

Hudson Elynuik, right, sits in the penalty box against Tri-City early last season. Now he awaits his fate in Friday’s NHL draft. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Chiefs’ Hudson Elynuik hoping to hear his name in NHL draft 

Chiefs’ Hudson Elynuik hoping to hear his name in NHL draftHudson Elynuik has spent his off season doing hockey things, like practicing shots in his garage in Calgary, Alberta. That’s what a kid chasing a NHL dream considers a good afternoon. Elynuik, who has spent most of the last three ...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

Five Spokane Chiefs invited to Canada National Team camps

Five Spokane Chiefs invited to Canada National Team campsFive members of the Spokane Chiefs organization have been invited to take part in the Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase in July. Forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan will attend the under-18 camp and prospects Matt Leduc, Ty Smith, Koby Morrisseau and Eli ...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016

Chiefs trade Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw 

Chiefs trade Matt Sozanski to Moose JawThe Spokane Chiefs made one upcoming decision a bit easier Wednesday when they traded defenseman Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw. The Chiefs received a sixth-round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in exchange for the 20-year-old Sozanski. Sozanski, who ...

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MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016

Chiefs sign second-round pick Matt Leduc

Chiefs sign second-round pick Matt LeducThe Spokane Chiefs, which open at home on Oct. 1 against the Tri-City Americans, have signed one of their top 2015 draft picks and another 2015 selection has been invited to a prestigious upcoming goalie camp.

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FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016

Spokane Chiefs pick speedy forward Luke Toporowski in first round

Spokane Chiefs pick speedy forward Luke Toporowski in first roundCALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Luke Toporowski with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday. Toporowski, the first American-born player taken in the 2016 draft, is the younger brother of current Chief Jake ...

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Jayden Sittler played 39 games with Lethdbridge last season, posting a 2.94 goals against average and .905 save percentage with one shutout. (Cindy Adachi / Courtesy of Lethbridge Hurricanes)

Chiefs trade for goaltender Jayden Sittler

Chiefs trade for goaltender Jayden SittlerThe Spokane Chiefs picked up goaltender Jayden Sittler and a fifth round draft pick from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for two selections in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. “We are excited to add a goaltender of Jayden’s caliber to ...

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016

Yamamoto has goal, two assists in USA’s 10-3 win over Canada

Yamamoto has goal, two assists in USA’s 10-3 win over CanadaKailer Yamamoto of the Spokane Chiefs had a goal and two assists to help lead the United States to a 10-3 victory over Canada in the bronze-medal game at the IIHF U18 world ice hockey championship Sunday in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016

Spokane Chiefs goalie Lasse Petersen shows his disappointment during the WHL playoff Game 6 against the Victoria Royals at the Spokane Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The Chiefs lost 6-2 and were eliminated. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Victoria eliminates Chiefs with 6-2 victory 

Victoria eliminates Chiefs with 6-2 victoryAs Victoria celebrated their 6-2 playoff-series clinching win out on the ice Sunday night, Spokane Chiefs captain Jason Fram stayed alone on his team bench. With his face buried in his padded glove, Fram wept.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

Victoria Royals’ Vladimir Bobylev gets in close on Spokane Chiefs goaltender Lasse Peterson during a WHL playoff game at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, on Friday, April 1, 2016. (Darren Stone / Times Colonist)

Chiefs stay alive, defeat Victoria 4-1 in Game 5

Chiefs stay alive, defeat Victoria 4-1 in Game 5Birthday boy Matt Sozanski had a pair of assists to help pace the Chiefs to a convincing 4-1 win over the Victoria Royals on Friday night at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, cutting the host’s best-of-seven series lead to 3-2 with Game 6 back in Spokane on Sunday.

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Season status

Record: 29-33

Previous game:
Chiefs vs. Tri-City


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