Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 9:58 p.m.
Chiefs storm past Vancouver
Kailer Yamamoto scored just 42 seconds into the match and the Spokane Chiefs never looked back en route to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Giants in Western Hockey League …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 10:31 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs take 4-1 victory over division-leader Everett
Dominic Zwerger scored two goals and assisted on two others and the Spokane Chiefs knocked off the U.S. Division-leading Everett Silvertips 4-1 in a Western Hockey League game Sunday evening …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
Chiefs fall apart in loss to Americans
After an emotional win Friday night over Seattle, the Spokane Chiefs came out hot on Saturday but the Tri-City Americans kept answering and then ran away for a 7-3 win.
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Spokane Chiefs honor Ray Whitney, then beat Thunderbirds
The Spokane Chiefs came from behind against Seattle Friday night for a huge 5-4 win over a division rival on an evening the franchise recognized its greatest player and crowned …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Blanchette: Ray Whitney deserves to be first Chief to have jersey retired
Like many a Canadian boy, Ray Whitney was to hockey born – his dad was the practice goalie for the Edmonton Oilers during the Wayne Gretzky years, and Whitney one …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
Chiefs claim back-to-back wins over Ice
A night after surrendering a two-goal lead and holding on in overtime in Cranbrook, British Columbia, the Spokane Chiefs returned home and made sure a similar rally didn’t happen again.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Yamamoto gives Chiefs 7-6 overtime win over Kootenay
CRANBROOK, B.C. – Kailer Yamamoto scored his team-leading 19th goal of the season just more than a minute into overtime to give the Spokane Chiefs a 7-6 win over the …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Hurricanes blow past Chiefs
Brayden Burke scored a pair of third-period goals and finished with a hat trick to power the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 4-0 victory over the visiting Spokane Chiefs in Western …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 10:58 p.m.
Winterhawks edge Spokane Chiefs 3-2
Spokane threw everything the could at Portland goalie Adin Hill, but it wasn’t enough as the Winterhawks won 3-2 on Friday night to take third place away from the Chiefs …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
Area roundup: Spokane Chiefs’ Ty Smith selected for Team Canada
The newest Spokane Chief, 15-year-old Ty Smith, has been selected to compete for Team Canada in the upcoming 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
Chiefs pound on Blades to stop skid
After losing all four games to start the year, the Spokane Chiefs raked in the biggest scoring night of the season Wednesday night in a 9-2 slashing of the Saskatoon …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Blanchette: Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur has left his mark in Spokane
Not quite 40 years ago, when Don Nachbaur was a boy on skates in the game he coaches now, he remembers being whistled to center ice at practice, being tossed …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs fall to Everett Silvertips 3-1
The Spokane Chiefs brought the effort Sunday but they couldn’t figure out how to translate that hustle into goals as the Everett Silvertips won 3-1 in another key division matchup.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Chiefs can’t overcome Regina’s quick start
The Spokane Chiefs suffered one of their worst defeats of the season Saturday night as the Regina Pats came to town and won 7-2 in a game that didn’t seem …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Chiefs reboot with new faces in second half of season
The Spokane Chiefs head into a pair of weekend games hoping to get two newly acquired players up to speed after trading away two longtime fixtures of the team.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Spokane Chiefs to retire Ray Whitney jersey
The Spokane Chiefs will retire the number 14 in honor of former player and long-time NHL standout Ray Whitney, the team announced on Tuesday.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 3 p.m.
Chiefs trade Riley Whittingham, get Presten Kopeck from Ice
The Spokane Chiefs have acquired 20-year-old forward Presten Kopeck from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for 20-year-old forward Riley Whittingham and a fourth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam …
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016, 8:01 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs lose to Winterhawks for second time in two nights
Dominic Turgeon scored two goals and the Portland beat Spokane 5-1 in a Western Hockey League game on Sunday night, the Chiefs’ second loss to the Winterhawks in two nights.
Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, 10:59 p.m.
Winterhawks beat Chiefs in shootout
PORTLAND – The Spokane Chiefs had their share of opportunities on Saturday night, they just didn’t cash in. Portland’s Jack Dougherty and Dominic Turgeon scored in the shootout and the …
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
Chiefs trade their leading scorer, Adam Helewka, to Red Deer
The Spokane Chiefs, in the thick of the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division race, traded leading scorer Adam Helewka to the Red Deer Rebels on Friday for two players and …
Tue., 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
Tue., 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
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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
Wed., 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
Wed., 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, …
Tue., 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 …
Sat., 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
Fri., 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
Thu., 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
Tue., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Fri., 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. …
Fri., 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 …
Tue., 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
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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 …