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Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.


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  • FRIDAY, 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


  • SUNDAY, 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


  • THURSDAY, 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


  • MONDAY, 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 …


  • THURSDAY, 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


  • THURSDAY, 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 …


  • SUNDAY, 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


  • WEDNESDAY, 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 …


  • MONDAY, 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


  • SUNDAY, 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 …


  • FRIDAY, 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


  • THURSDAY, 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


  • THURSDAY, 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. …


  • WEDNESDAY, 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


  • SUNDAY, 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


  • FRIDAY, 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 …


  • MONDAY, 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


  • SUNDAY, 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 …


  • SATURDAY, 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 …


  • THURSDAY, 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


  • Yamamoto brothers

    Keanu and Kailer Yamamoto play for the Spdokane Chiefs.


  • Spokane Chiefs play Victoria Royals (March30)

    The Spokane Chiefs play the Victoria Royals, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Spokane Arena. The Chiefs ended Victoria’s 15-game winning streak in dramatic fashion Tuesday, as the Chiefs pounded the Royals 5-2.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs Everett Silvertips

    The Chiefs defeat the Silvertips 3-0, Nov. 11, 2015, in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.


  • Chiefs fall to Victoria 3-0

    Chiefs fall to Victoria at home 3-0 in the Spokane Arena, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.


  • Chiefs lose 4-3 to Brandon Wheat Kings

    The Spokane Chiefs lose 4-3 in a shootout to visiting Brandon Wheat Kings at home in the Spokane Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs. Portland

    The Spokane Chiefs defeat Portland 6-1 Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 in the Spokane Arena.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs. Everett

    Spokane Chiefs win 3-2 in overtime over the Everett Silvertips in the Spokane Arena Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs. Kamloops

    Spokane Chiefs lose to the Kamloops Blazers 1-2 in the Spokane Arena Friday, Nov.18, 2011.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs. Prince Albert (Oct. 14)

    The Spokane Chiefs meet Prince Albert at home in Spokane, Wash. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs. Tri-City Americans (Oct. 1)

    The Spokane Chiefs meet the Tri-City Americans at home on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.


  • Chiefs Red-White Scrimmage

    Spokane Chiefs Red-White Scrimmage Sunday in the Spokane Arena. The Red Team won 4-3.


  • Chiefs vs. Portland (May 2)

    The Spokane Chiefs meet Portland in Game 6 of the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference finals at the Spokane Arena on Monday, May 2, 2011.


  • Chiefs vs. Portland (April 29)

    The Western Hockey League Western Conference finals became a best of three, spread over four days, after the Spokane Chiefs hammered the Portland Winterhawks 8-3 in their Friday game to tie the best of 7 series 2-2.


  • Chiefs vs. Portland (April 27)

    Brendan Leipsic skated down the left slot and fired a high shot past James Reid at 7:44 of overtime to give the Portland Winterhawks a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs and a 2-1 lead in their Western Hockey League playoff series on Wednesday night.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs. Tri-City Americans Game 6

    After one of their most amazing comebacks in memory, Levko Koper gave the Spokane Chiefs a 5-4 series-clinching win over the Tri-City Americans 6:39 into overtime Tuesday night, bringing a crowd of 6,083 to their feet in the Arena.


  • Chiefs vs. Tri-Cities (March 11)

    The Spokane Chiefs take on the Tri-Cities at home on Friday, March 11, 2011.


  • Chiefs vs. Portland (Feb. 9)

    Portland destroys the Chiefs, 10-5, in a home game on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.


  • Spokane Chiefs Outdoor Classic (Jan. 15)

    The first-ever Western Hockey League game to be played outdoors, before a standing room only crowd of 7,075 at Avista Stadium, was an 11-2 romp by the home team.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs. Portland Winterhawks (March 31)

    The Spokane Chiefs lost game seven of their playoff series against the Portland Winterhawks 5-4 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in Spokane, ending the Chiefs’ season.


  • Spokane Chiefs vs. Portland (Dec.16)

    Spokane Chiefs lose to the Portland Winterhawks 2-3 in the Spokane Arena Wed. Dec. 16. 2009.