Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs take center Jack Finley, goalie Campbell Arnold in opening rounds of WHL Bantam Draft
Jack Finley and his family sat in silence in front of their living room television at their home in Kelowna, British Columbia as the sixth pick was about to be …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
Import players Pavel Kousal and Ondrej Najman not returning to Spokane Chiefs next season
Czech Republic players Pavel Kousal and Ondrej Najman won’t return to the Chiefs next season, Spokane general manager Scott Carter confirmed Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Nothing about Chiefs’ Jaret Anderson-Dolan is ordinary
Jaret Anderson-Dolan is known to turn heads.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
WHL teams try to find diamonds in the rough in bantam draft
On Thursday, the Western Hockey League teams will determine which 14-year-old will be the future for their franchise. Naturally, uncertainty follows.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs’ Jaret Anderson-Dolan named captain for Team Canada U18
Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been named captain of Canada’s under-18 team for the International Ice Hockey Federation U18 World Championship in Slovakia, Hockey Canada announced Wednesday.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs season outlook: Looking forward to bantam and import drafts
This past season was filled with learning experiences for first-year general manager Scott Carter.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs season outlook: Some prospects to keep an eye on
The Spokane Chiefs relied on a great deal of rookies this season. And with a young team, the results were often inconsistent. Eli Zummack, Ty Smith and Matt Leduc all …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Spokane Chiefs season outlook: Progression on backend will strengthen chances for improvement
In terms of development, the most important group for the Spokane Chiefs is its defense.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Area roundup: Tyler Frost helps Gonzaga baseball top UC Santa Barbara
Tyler Frost went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and Gonzaga beat UC Santa Barbara 4-1 in a nonconference matchup in Santa Barbara, California, on Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs’ forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan named to Hockey Canada’s U18 roster; Ty Smith invited to training camp
Hockey Canada announced on Monday that Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan is one of six players to make Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 roster for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Spokane Chiefs season outlook: Forward depth will be key
One of the best lines in the WHL could be in Spokane next season.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Spokane Chiefs season outlook: Team likely moving forward with goaltenders Dawson Weatherill, Donovan Buskey
While it’s hard to blame all of the Chiefs struggles this past season on the goaltenders, consistency in between the posts will serve the team well in the future.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Spokane Chiefs season outlook: Young leadership emerges
By the end of the season, the Spokane Chiefs’ leadership core was young. And while it wasn’t always conducive to winning this season, it could set up the Chiefs for …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
All-time wins leader Don Nachbaur out as coach of the Spokane Chiefs
Six months after extending his contract for one more year, the Spokane Chiefs on Thursday parted ways with Don Nachbaur, who guided the junior hockey team to more wins than …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs season outlook: 20-year-old situation uncertain, but encouraging
The Spokane Chiefs’ underwhelming 2017 season is finally over.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Western Hockey League honors Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto
Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto was named to the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team, it was announced on Wednesday.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik signs tryout contract
Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers on Tuesday. Elynuik was selected by the Checkers’ parent club, the Carolina …
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs finish 2016-17 season on high note with 7-2 win over Portland Winterhawks
The Spokane Chiefs finished the 2016-17 season on a high note, trouncing the Portland Winterhawks 7-2 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon on Sunday to close out the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 11 p.m.
Young Chiefs push Tri-City to limit in OT loss
Chiefs fans received a dose of nostalgia, combined with a heavy dose of enthusiasm for the future in Spokane’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Tri-City Americans at the Arena on …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Kailer Yamamoto hat trick not enough as Spokane Chiefs fall to Tri-City in overtime
Kailer Yamamoto scored twice in the final 61 seconds of regulation to complete a hat trick and force overtime, but Morgan Geekie got his second of the game just 28 …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, 12:37 a.m.
Chiefs move toward preseason
The Spokane Chiefs dive into their seven-game preseason schedule starting Friday at Everett’s tournament. Read story
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015, 11:48 p.m.
Chiefs’ Helewka plays wait-and-see game
Adam Helewka realizes all too clearly that one of the Spokane Chiefs’ four 20-year-old players will have to go. Read story
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, 9:21 p.m.
Optimism abounds at Chiefs camp
This first day of fall camp for the Spokane Chiefs is a time brimming with hope. Read story
Mon., May 18, 2015, 5:21 p.m.
Young hockey players exempted from some labor laws
OLYMPIA — Young hockey players for the Spokane Chiefs and other WHL teams in Washington will be exempted from certain labor laws which would have restricted their practice and playing …
Thu., May 7, 2015, 3:58 p.m.
Chiefs select Smith with No. 1 pick
The Spokane Chiefs follow the expected course and took defenseman Ty Smith of Lloydminster, Alberta, with the first pick of Thursday’s Western Hockey League bantam draft. Read story
Thu., May 7, 2015, 12:11 a.m.
Chiefs hope for big boost from bantam draft
Thursday holds an important moment for the Spokane Chiefs. For just the second time in franchise history, the Chiefs have the No. 1 pick in the Western Hockey League’s bantam …
Sun., April 12, 2015, 10:37 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs season in perspective
Before leaving town, Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur analyzed the just-completed 2014-15 hockey season. Read story
Wed., April 8, 2015, 1:19 a.m.
Chiefs stretched season as long as they could
The Spokane Chiefs played more than 103 minutes of hockey on Tuesday night in their attempt to force a Game 7 in Everett. Instead, Everett will play a Game 1 …
Mon., April 6, 2015, 11:42 p.m.
Chiefs return home for huge Game 6
Taking it one step at a time, the Spokane Chiefs hope a home win in Game 6 on Tuesday will give them their shot in Game 7. Read story
Sun., April 5, 2015, 12:37 a.m.
Chiefs battle through to force Game 6
The Spokane Chiefs could have given up on their Western Hockey League playoff series, trailing Everett 3-1 in games and being 3 minutes away from elimination Saturday at Everett. But …
Fri., April 3, 2015, 11:38 p.m.
Chiefs need three consecutive wins
It’s a daunting task. The Spokane Chiefs’ season will be over unless the team can muster three consecutive victories against the Everett Silvertips. Read story
Thu., April 2, 2015, 9:24 p.m.
Chiefs fight to return to Arena next week
The Spokane Chiefs need one win in their next two playoff games with Everett to force a Game 6 that would be played Tuesday in Spokane. Read story
Thu., April 2, 2015, 12:30 a.m.
Game 3 may haunt Spokane Chiefs
If the Spokane Chiefs don’t bounce back to win their Western Hockey League playoff series against Everett, it’s likely that Wednesday’s double-overtime loss will be seen as the major factor. …
Wed., April 1, 2015, 12:25 a.m.
Physical WHL series shifts to Arena
Maybe they should refer to Game 3 of the WHL playoff series between Spokane and Everett as Round 3. Read story
Sun., March 29, 2015, 12:20 a.m.
Chiefs steal away Silvertips’ home-ice edge
What began as a best-of-seven series with the second-seeded Everett Silvertips holding home-ice advantage has developed into a best-of-five series with the seventh-seeded Spokane Chiefs seizing the edge. Read story
Fri., March 27, 2015, 11:49 p.m.
Chiefs must forget, move on to Game 2
The best strategy for the Spokane Chiefs heading in to Game 2 of the Western Hockey League playoffs is to toss away the memory of Everett’s five-goal third period Friday …
Mon., March 23, 2015, 12:19 a.m.
Chiefs end win one, lose one regular season
Before the focus falls on the Spokane Chiefs’ playoff series with Everett, a few numbers from the just-completed regular season stand out. Read story
Sun., March 22, 2015, 12:35 a.m.
Chiefs receive playoff assignment: Everett
The Spokane Chiefs will complete their Western Hockey League regular-season schedule Sunday night against visiting Everett. Five days later, the Chiefs will open the playoffs against the same team, but …
Sat., March 21, 2015, 12:04 a.m.
It didn’t matter much, but it still hurt
The Spokane Chiefs can’t move up or down in the WHL standings in their final regular-season games, but Friday’s 7-2 loss to Seattle still left a bad taste in the …
Thu., March 19, 2015, 12:09 a.m.
Chiefs could affect playoff assignment
Nothing they do can change their playoff seeding, but the Spokane Chiefs may determine their first-round opponent. Read story
Sat., Sept. 26, 2015, 10:28 p.m.
Chiefs Beat the Tri-City Americans 6-4
The Spokane Chiefs played their season opener against their perennial rivals, the Tri-City Americans. After a slow start, the Chiefs triumphed 6-4.
Tue., April 7, 2015, 9:54 p.m.
Everett Silvertips defeat Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in game 6
Everett Silvertips defeat the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in game six of the WHL playoffs to take the series 4-2 at the Spokane Arena, Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Fri., April 3, 2015, 8:10 p.m.
Everett Silvertips defeat Spokane Chiefs 3-1
Everett Silvertips defeat the Spokane Chiefs 3-1 in game four of the WHL playoffs at the Spokane Arena, Friday, April 3, 2015.
Wed., April 1, 2015, 8:58 p.m.
Everett Silvertips defeat Spokane Chiefs 2-1
The Spokane Chiefs fall to the Everett Silvertips in the Western Conference first-round playoff game, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Everett takes a 2-1 series lead.
Tue., March 3, 2015, 6:54 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs vs. Vancouver Giants
Adam Helewka scored his second career hat trick and Garret Hughson earned his second shutout in three games as the Chiefs defeated the visiting Vancouver Giants, 7-0 on Tuesday night.
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015, 9:05 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs defeat Portland Winterhawks 4-1
The Spokane Chiefs beat the Portland Winterhawks 4-1 in the Spokane Arena Wed. Jan. 7, 2015.
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014, 9:41 p.m.
Kelowna Rockets hold off Spokane Chiefs 4-3
The Kelowna Rockets defeat the Chiefs 4-3 at home in the Arena, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The Rockets are 3-0 vs. Spokane.
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 9:23 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs defeat Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1
The Spokane Chiefs outshoot the Seattle Thunderbirds 43-19 during a 4-1 win in WHL play at home in the Spokane Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Liam Stewart had 2 goals, …
Thu., March 27, 2014, 8:45 p.m.
Victoria Royals defeat Spokane Chiefs 4-2
The Victoria Royals complete a 4-0 sweep of the Spokane Chiefs with 4-2 win at the Arena on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Wed., March 26, 2014, 9:46 p.m.
Chiefs vs. Royals (March 26)
The Victoria Royals beat the Spokane Chiefs 6-1 in the third game of the WHL playoffs on Wed., March 26, 2014, in the Spokane Arena.
Sun., Feb. 23, 2014, noon
Spokane Chiefs defeat Kamloops 9-4
The Spokane Chiefs defeat Kamloops, 9-4, at home in the Arena, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Sun., Feb. 16, 2014, 9:24 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs beat Everett Silvertips
The Chiefs have struggled against the Silvertips, but took one from them 5-3 at home in the Arena Sunday, Feb. 16.
Wed., Dec. 11, 2013, 6:05 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs vs. Everett Silvertips (Dec. 11)
The Spokane Chiefs hand the Everett Silvertips their 16th straight loss in the Arena, 5-3 with two late goals, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 9:23 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs vs. Saskatoon Blades (Dec. 4)
The Spokane Chiefs snapped a 3-game losing streak tonight with a 2-1 win over Saskatoon at the Spokane Arena, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, 6:40 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs vs. Kelowna (Oct. 8)
The Spokane Chiefs defeat Kelowna 5-3 in the Spokane Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013, 3:22 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs Red-White Game
The Spokane Chiefs conclude a 3-day training camp with their annual Red=White Game, Aug. 25, in the Spokane Arena. The Chiefs open the regular season at Tri-City on Sept. 21. …
Wed., April 10, 2013, 9:26 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs vs. Portland Winterhawks (April 10)
The Chiefs battle the Winterhawks in Game 4 of the Western Hockey League Western Conference semifinals at the Arena.
Tue., April 9, 2013, 9:26 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs vs. Portland Winterhawks (April 9)
Nic Petan had one goal and one assist and Mac Carruth stopped 25 shots as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Spokane Chiefs 3-1 to take a 3-0 series lead in …
Fri., March 22, 2013, 8:43 p.m.
Chiefs vs. Tri-City Americans (March 22)
The Spokane Chiefs battle the Tri-City Americans in the first game of the playoffs at home in the Arena, Friday, March 22, 2013.
Tue., March 12, 2013, 9:38 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs vs. Prince George (March 12)
The Spokane Chiefs defeat Prince George 6-4 in the Spokane Arena, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.