Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015, 10:39 P.M.
Tyson Verhelst stops 37 shots as Chiefs dispatch Seattle
The Spokane Chiefs got an epic effort from a goalie and opportunistic scoring Wednesday night to somehow beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2.
TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2015, 5:51 P.M.
Chiefs Niklas Andersen, Lasse Petersen will represent Denmark at world juniors
Spokane Chiefs forward Niklas Andersen and goaltender Lasse Petersen have been selected to represent Denmark in the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, the Chiefs announced Tuesday.
FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015, 10:34 P.M.
Adam Helewka’s hat trick leads Chiefs’ rout of first-place Seattle
The first meeting of the season between the Spokane Chiefs and the Seattle Thunderbirds couldn’t have gone any better for the home team.
THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015, 5:48 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs forward Dominic Zwerger tabbed for world juniors
Spokane Chiefs forward Dominic Zwerger has been selected to play for his home country of Austria in the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament.
SUNDAY, NOV. 29, 2015, 9:14 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs lose at home to Everett Silvertips, 5-1
Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Spokane Chiefs looked empty as they dropped a not-so-hard-fought 5-1 game Sunday night to the visiting Everett Silvertips.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 2015, 11:32 P.M.
Chiefs capitalize on breaks to overcome Americans 6-4
During a game that both teams looked for two periods like they had forgotten how to play, the Spokane Chiefs got enough breaks Saturday night to finally put the Tri-City …
FRIDAY, NOV. 27, 2015, 9:58 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs take big lead, fold in third period in loss to Tri-City
Adam Helewka and Markson Bechtold had two goals apiece as the Spokane Chiefs raced out to a 3-1 lead after the first period, but Tri-City scored twice in the third …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015, 10:11 P.M.
Chiefs hang on to hold off Vancouver’s late charge
Spokane gave up two goals late in the third period Wednesday night, but the Chiefs held on for a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Giants to extend their winning streak …
SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015, 11:02 P.M.
Adam Helewka carries load as hot Chiefs defeat Moose Jaw
The Spokane Chiefs are one of the hottest team in the Western Hockey League, winning eight out of their last 10, and last year’s leading goal scorer Adam Helewka has …
FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2015, 10:41 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs beat Swift Current Broncos 4-1
The Swift Current Broncos won’t have a lot of good tales to share after their trip to the United States.
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015, 10:24 P.M.
Spokane overcomes 3-1 deficit for OT win over Kelowna
The Chiefs erased a 3-1 deficit in the third period and defenseman Jason Fram netted the game winner in overtime, as the Chiefs defeated the Kelowna Rockets 4-3 in Western …
FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2015, 10:21 P.M.
Chiefs fall to Silvertips
EVERETT — The Everett Silvertips scored three third-period goals and beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-2 in a Western Hockey League game on Friday. Graham Millar and Kevin Davis scored first-period …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2015, 10:51 P.M.
Backup goalie Lasse Petersen registers shutout in first game with Chiefs
After nearly a month on the road, it took a while for the Spokane Chiefs to find themselves Wednesday night, but they used two power-play goals to boost them to …
SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2015, 6:30 P.M.
Chiefs’ Anderson-Dolan helps lead Canadian team to gold medal
Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan had a goal and an assist in Team Canada White’s 6-2 victory over Russia to win the gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
SATURDAY, NOV. 7, 2015, 10:55 P.M.
Chiefs rout Americans 8-1
KENNEWICK — Spokane goaltender Matt Berlin secured his first Western Hockey League victory and the Chiefs reached a season-high in goals in an 8-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans at …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2015, 8:47 P.M.
Chiefs trade Luke Harrison, pick up goaltender
The Spokane Chiefs have traded 20-year-old forward Luke Harrison and have acquired a new goaltender, the team announced Thursday.
TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 2015, 10:10 P.M.
Kamloops erases 4-0 deficit, beat Chiefs in overtime
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia — Kamloops scored two power-play goals in the third period and Collin Shirley’s goal early in overtime gave the Blazers a 5-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, NOV. 1, 2015, 10:01 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs pick up third straight win on road trip
Kailer Yamamoto scored twice in the third period when Spokane got all of its goals and the Chiefs picked up their straight victory, beating the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-1 in …
SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015, 4:25 P.M.
Sunday local briefs
Members of Coeur d’Alene-based KTigers Taekwondo, which represents Kootenai and Spokane counties, collected 44 top-three finishes, including 15 gold medals, at the Washington State Governor’s Cup on Oct. 24 in …
FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015, 10:08 P.M.
Chiefs top Rebels 3-1
RED DEER, Alberta — Spokane scored three first-period goals and goaltender Tyson Verhelst stopped 45 of 46 shots as the Chiefs topped the Red Deer Rebels 3-1 in a Western …
TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014, 11:51 P.M.
WHL notes: Kelowna does West proud
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook shows another example why the league power resides in the Western Conference. Read story
TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014, 11:48 P.M.
Seattle keeps upper hand
It’s one thing when the Spokane Chiefs struggle against the Portland Winterhawks. That’s old news. Spokane’s yearlong drought against the Seattle Thunderbirds is another matter. Read story
TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014, 12:56 A.M.
Elynuiks know their WHL
Hudson Elynuik, one of the two newest members of the Spokane Chiefs, started his Western Hockey League career with great advance knowledge about the league. Elynuik and the Chiefs will …
SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014, 12:14 A.M.
Seattle improves to 4-0 against Chiefs
The Spokane Chiefs were slightly more than 2 minutes away from their first win against the Seattle Thunderbirds this season when everything went awry Saturday. Seattle pulled its goalie, scoring …
SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014, 2:12 A.M.
Next up: Seattle
The Spokane Chiefs have overcome nearly every challenge since Dec. 11, winning eight of their last nine games, including Friday night’s 6-3 home victory over Kamloops. Now the Chiefs have …
FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014, 11:55 A.M.
Chiefs swap Playfair for Messier
The final day of the Western Hockey League trade deadline today saw the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans trade 19-year-old forwards. The Chiefs sent Jackson Playfair to Tri-City for Marcus …
THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014, 4:01 P.M.
Former Chiefs prepare for Olympics
The Spokane Chiefs detail three former members of the team who will represent their countries in Sochi. Read story
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014, 5:37 P.M.
WHL deals heat up
Here’s a roundup of Wednesday’s trades in the Western Hockey League. The trade deadline is Friday. Read story
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014, 5:32 P.M.
Kelowna maintains top ranking
The Kelowna Rockets (33-4-0-2) of the Western Hockey League remained No. 1 in the Canadian Hockey League rankings for a second consecutive week. The other ranked WHL teams are Calgary, …
TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014, 9:04 P.M.
WHL notes: Vancouver makes its move
Most of the teams in the Western Hockey League’s 10-team Western Conference have put together one (or more) hot streaks this year. The Vancouver Giants, who finished in last place …
SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014, 11:29 P.M.
Chiefs cap successful weekend
The Spokane Chiefs played playoff-caliber hockey this weekend, defeating Victoria and Everett to move from sixth place in the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference to tied for fourth. Read story
FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014, 11:27 P.M.
Chiefs make move in WHL standings
The Spokane Chiefs began the weekend in sixth place in the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference. They could end the weekend in fourth place. Read story
THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014, 3:34 P.M.
Kelowna moves to top spot
A 15-game winning streak has moved Kelowna to the top of the Canadian Hockey League rankings. Read story
TUESDAY, DEC. 31, 2013, 7:40 P.M.
Chiefs’ trade may provide multiple benefits
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with trades, including the Spokane Chiefs’ Tuesday deal with Kootenay that sent defenseman Tyler King to the Ice for forward Hudson Elynuik. Read …
SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 2013, 11:19 P.M.
Chiefs slip when faced with Ice
The Spokane Chiefs and Kootenay Ice completed a back-to-back, home-and-away series Saturday night at the Arena. Kootenay’s 2-1 win avenged Spokane’s 6-4 win at Cranbrook, British Columbia, on Friday night …
FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013, 10:57 P.M.
Chiefs extend winning streak to four
Jackson Playfair and Riley Whittingham scored two goals apiece Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs roared back from their holiday break with a 6-4 Western Hockey League victory at Kootenay. …
FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013, 7:21 P.M.
Hughson gives Chiefs solid backup in goal
The Spokane Chiefs returned from their holiday break tonight (Friday) for a road game against the Kootenay Ice at Cranbrook, British Columbia. The Chiefs are also hosting the Ice on …
TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 2013, 9:19 P.M.
WHL notes: Home sweet home for Pats
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with the Regina Pats, who have forged a solid record despite crucial injuries and a road-heavy schedule. Read story
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013, 4:41 P.M.
Kelowna moves up to No. 2
The Kelowna Rockets, who have the best record (28-3-0-2) in the Western Hockey League following a 12-game winning streak, moved from No. 3 to No. 2 in this week’s Canadian …
TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013, 10:21 P.M.
WHL notebook: time to reflect at halfway point
The Western Hockey League is basically at the halfway point as the players head home for the holiday break. The big winners this season are the Western Conference in general …