Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.
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FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 9:38 P.M.
Lethbridge takes advantage of penalties to defeat Chiefs
The first rule for when you’re having trouble dealing with an opponent’s power play: Stop committing penalties.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016, 11:34 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs show flashes in 5-2 home win over Tri-City in home opener
Spokane beat Tri-City, 5-2, to win its ninth straight home opener on Saturday night in front of 8,108 in the Arena – breaking open a game that was tied 2-2 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 10:18 P.M.
Area roundup: Alivia Brown paces Cougars’ fourth-place finish
Area roundup: Alivia Brown turned in the best performance of her career to lead the Washington State Cougars women to a fourth-place showing at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016, 9:03 P.M.
Chiefs trade Zwerger, get Elynuik back
The Spokane Chiefs announced they have traded Austrian forward Dominic Zwerger to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The move …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 11:34 P.M.
Tri-City pounds Spokane Chiefs to open WHL season
The Spokane Chiefs opened the season and crashed headfirst into scoring machines called Michael Rasmussen and Vladislav Lukin.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 11:37 P.M.
Young Chiefs show promise as regular season opens
Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur doesn’t mince words when asked how a team succeeds at hockey. The game rewards effort.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs extend Nachbaur through next season
One day before the regular season begins, the Spokane Chiefs extended the contract of coach Don Nachbaur to keep the franchise’s all-time winningest coach under contract through the 2017-18 season.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 8:20 P.M.
Capsules of WHL’s U.S. Division
It looks like all the other teams in the U.S. Division again will be chasing the Seattle Thunderbirds as the regular season opens on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 11:15 P.M.
Blanchette: New GM Scott Carter hits ground running for Chiefs
Businessman, scout, entrepreneur, administrator, creator, even historian – Scott Carter’s many hats can make for some confusion in assessing his strengths and talents.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 10:06 P.M.
Chiefs trim roster by placing Cardiff on waivers
The Spokane Chiefs have cut their roster down to 27 players in preparation of their regular season opener on Saturday against the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 10:17 P.M.
Area roundup: WSU volleyball extends streak against Virginia, then falls to tourney host Baylor
Kyra Holt had 11 kills to help Washington State record its sixth consecutive sweep and ninth consecutive victory, sweeping Virginia in the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas, on Saturday. The …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 11:24 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs hire Scott Carter as next general manager
The Spokane Chiefs will introduce Scott Carter as the organizations new general manager at a 3:30 p.m. news conference.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 11:23 A.M.
Spokane Chief Koby Morrisseau expected to recover from hit
Spokane Chiefs forward Koby Morrisseau has returned to Spokane after he was hospitalized following a hit on Saturday during a pre-season 3-2 loss the the Portland Winterhawks.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 2016, 9:55 P.M.
Area roundup: Zags volleyball remains unbeaten with sweep of Montana
Gonzaga never trailed in its match with Montana, sweeping the Grizzlies 25-18, 25-18, 25-9 on Saturday in Missoula.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 8:34 P.M.
Chiefs open preseason with 5-3 over Vancouver
The Spokane Chiefs got two goals from Curtis Miske and three assists from Kailer Yamamoto Friday to beat the Vancouver Giants to open the preseason schedule.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 3:54 P.M.
Chiefs’ Kailer Yamamoto to play for All-American Prospects Game
Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto has been named to the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 22.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 5:55 P.M.
Chiefs cut their roster to 33
The Spokane Chiefs cut their roster from 44 players to 33 on Tuesday before traveling this weekend to play three exhibition games.
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 10:32 P.M.
Spokane Chiefs open camp without goalie Tyson Verhelst
Keeping the other guys from scoring goals has taken an odd twist for the Spokane Chiefs after last year’s starting goalie, Tyson Verhelst, has decided to give up the game.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 11:14 P.M.
Chiefs hope to turn last season’s struggles into future success
The Spokane Chiefs were haunted by injuries and inconsistency last season. However, all those minutes given to younger players gives the organization hope that the Chiefs can turn all that …
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 6:51 P.M.
Letters to the sports editor
I worked in the Spokane Chiefs office when Tim Speltz was hired. I was immediately impressed by his work ethic.
TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 2014, 12:12 A.M.
Bobyk bolsters Chiefs’ defense
Colton Bobyk has returned from an early-season injury to shore up the Spokane Chiefs’ defense. Read story
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014, 4:47 P.M.
Chiefs reacquire Playfair, release Chartier
Jackson Playfair is again a member of the Spokane Chiefs, prompting the WHL team to place Connor Chartier on waivers. Read story
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014, 5:53 P.M.
Four WHL teams ranked in top eight
Four Western Hockey League teams are listed among the top eight in the CHL’s Top 10 rankings, but Kelowna dropped from first to second. Read story
TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014, 7:50 P.M.
WHL notes: Weekend offered feast of great games
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook looks at last Saturday’s premier games. Read story
TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2014, 11:23 P.M.
WHL notes: Kailer Yamamoto tabbed for USA team
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with a huge honor for Spokane native and Chiefs rookie Kailer Yamamoto. Read story
SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2014, 11:41 P.M.
Sparkling Chiefs line mixes vets with 16-year-old
Spokane Chiefs veteran players Adam Helewka and Calder Brooks had already formed two-thirds of a solid line when they welcomed 16-year-old Kailer Yamamoto into their midst on Saturday. The results …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014, 5:02 P.M.
Kelowna holds top spot despite first loss
The Kelowna Rockets (10-1-0-0) maintained their No. 1 ranking in the weekly Canadian Hockey League poll despite losing for the first time this season. Four Western Hockey League teams are …
TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014, 10:41 P.M.
WHL notes: Class action lawsuit targets CHL
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with a class action lawsuit filed in Toronto last Friday that seeks $180 million in compensation for outstanding wages for past and present …
SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014, 11:41 P.M.
Chiefs continue trend of close, low-scoring games
It appears likely that the Spokane Chiefs will play many 2-1 and 3-2 games this season. Nine games into their Western Hockey League season, the Chiefs have played six games …
SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 2014, 12:07 A.M.
Kelowna streak may be best
The Kelowna Rockets, 10-0 to open the Western Hockey League season, are off to the best start in franchise history. Whether it’s the best start in league history is hard …
THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014, 12:04 A.M.
Chiefs look toward big weekend
The Spokane Chiefs are playing their toughest hockey at the same time they’re preparing for their toughest opposition. Read story
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014, 5:39 P.M.
Kelowna rises to top of rankings
The Kelowna Rockets moved from No. 2 to the top spot in this week’s Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings. The Rockets are the Western Hockey League’s lone undefeated team …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014, 12:19 A.M.
Chiefs notch victory in first shootout
Six games into the Western Hockey League season, the Spokane Chiefs have already played three overtime games. Tuesday marked the Chiefs’ first shootout of the season, a 3-2 road win …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014, 12:07 A.M.
WHL notes: Chiefs send apology to fans
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with the Spokane Chiefs taking steps to apologize to fans for an incident that occurred last Friday during the singing of the national …
SATURDAY, OCT. 11, 2014, 12:06 A.M.
Chiefs give away win in final minutes
The first 57 minutes of Friday night’s Spokane Chiefs-Seattle Thunderbirds game may have been imperfect, but the host Chiefs were in prime position to walk away with their first win …
THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014, 10:52 P.M.
Chiefs set for 3 straight with Seattle
The Spokane Chiefs and Seattle Thunderbirds will meet three times in six nights, starting with Friday’s game at the Arena. Friday’s contest will be the first of 10 games between …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014, 11:09 P.M.
Four WHL teams ranked
This week’s Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings include four teams from the Western Hockey League, topped by No. 2 Kelowna, which sports a 7-0-0-0 record. Read story
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014, 5:37 P.M.
Red Deer tabbed to host 2016 Memorial Cup
The Western Hockey League’s Board of Governors awarded the 2016 Memorial Cup to Red Deer during a meeting Wednesday in Calgary, Alberta. Vancouver was the other team to bid on …
TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014, 10:52 P.M.
WHL notes: Cold start for Winterhawks
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with this season’s slow start by the Portland Winterhawks, who have won the last four Western Conference championships. Read story
FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 2014, 12:54 A.M.
Brooks goes the distance for Chiefs
It’s been a wild week for 20-year-old forward Calder Brooks. He was traded from Prince Albert to the Spokane Chiefs on Monday, arrived in Spokane on Wednesday, practiced for the …