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  • Wed., Oct. 1, 2014, 12:26 a.m.

    WHL notes: Paddock breaks through

    It’s time for the first installment of our weekly Western Hockey League notebook. This edition leads with new Regina Pats coach John Paddock, a head coaching veteran of the NHL …


  • Sun., Sept. 28, 2014, 12:15 a.m.

    Chiefs begin season 2 for 2

    The Spokane Chiefs opened the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season last weekend with some big questions. Among them were: Who will spark the offense? How will the young defense stand …


  • Fri., Sept. 26, 2014, 9:03 p.m.

    Kailer Yamamoto excited for Chiefs’ home opener

    There are now two Spokane Yamamotos playing for the Spokane Chiefs: 18-year-old Keanu and his brother Kailer, who turns 16 next week. Kailer has attended many Chiefs games in his …


  • Sun., Sept. 21, 2014

    Balance highlights Chiefs’ season-opening win

    Who leads the Spokane Chiefs in scoring after one game of the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season? Ten players are tied with one point apiece. A true team effort Saturday …


  • Fri., Sept. 19, 2014, 11:12 p.m.

    Chiefs set to open WHL season at Tri-City again

    The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans will renew their rivalry on Saturday night when the teams open their 2014-15 Western Hockey League seasons in Kennewick. We’ll be there to see …


  • Thu., Sept. 18, 2014, 6:33 p.m.

    Chiefs ready for new season with new look

    The Spokane Chiefs must reshape many phases of their game, but they prepare to enter the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season with the will to compete. Read story


  • Tue., Sept. 16, 2014, 12:24 a.m.

    Chiefs’ division loaded again

    The U.S. Division was the toughest of the Western Hockey League’s four divisions last season. The Spokane Chiefs finished fourth in the five-team U.S. Division last year and face some …


  • Fri., Sept. 12, 2014, 4:46 p.m.

    Chiefs near end of exhibition season

    Thursday’s exhibition game against Tri-City at Eastern Washington University’s Rec Center was the sixth of seven that the Spokane Chiefs will play. The Chiefs will cap the preseason Saturday at …


  • Thu., Aug. 21, 2014, 11:39 p.m.

    Chiefs’ camp loaded with plot lines

    Who will become the No. 1 goaltender? Whose offensive game will blossom to fill the void of departed Mitch Holmberg and Mike Aviani? What defensive players will step in after …


  • Wed., May 14, 2014, 5:40 p.m.

    Chiefs sign Kailer Yamamoto

    The Spokane Chiefs announced Wednesday the signing of Kailer Yamamoto, whose older brother, Keanu, just completed his rookie season with the Western Hockey League team. Kailer, who will turn 16 …


  • Tue., May 6, 2014, 1:19 p.m.

    Chiefs trade Wedman to Moose Jaw Warriors

    The Spokane Chiefs began trimming the number of overage players on their roster Tuesday by trading defenseman Cole Wedman to the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Chiefs received a fourth-round selection …


  • Wed., April 30, 2014, 3:25 p.m.

    Former Chief Holmberg finishes runner-up twice

    Mitch Holmberg, who just completed his stellar career with the Spokane Chiefs, finished runner-up for a pair of awards during Wednesday’s Western Hockey League awards luncheon in Calgary, Alberta. Holmberg, …


  • Tue., April 29, 2014, 2:17 p.m.

    Chiefs prepare for big week

    The Spokane Chiefs will join the 21 other Western Hockey League teams this week in Calgary, Alberta, for important gatherings. Wednesday is the annual awards luncheon, at which former Chiefs …


  • Thu., April 10, 2014, 4:05 p.m.

    Colorado signs ex-Chiefs goalie Williams

    Goalie Eric Williams, who just completed his career with the Spokane Chiefs, has signed with the Colorado Eagles of the East Coast Hockey League. Read story


  • Wed., April 9, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

    Chiefs coach Nachbaur will help at combine cup

    Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur will assist at the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Combine Cup, Friday through Sunday at Anaheim, Calif. Read story


  • Tue., April 8, 2014, 3:49 p.m.

    Chiefs Helewka, Bobyk make final rankings

    Left wing Adam Helewka and defenseman Colton Bobyk were the Spokane Chiefs’ representatives on the NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings of North American skaters for 2014. Kootenay’s Sam Reinhart, at …


  • Thu., April 3, 2014, 12:07 a.m.

    Chiefs’ Nachbaur considers next season

    The end of one Western Hockey League season leads to thoughts about the next, as Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur knows well. Read story


  • Tue., April 1, 2014, 10:11 p.m.

    Holmberg, Aviani sign with AHL teams

    Mitch Holmberg and Mike Aviani, both of whom just finished stellar careers with the Spokane Chiefs, signed amateur tryout contracts with American Hockey League teams, the Chiefs announced Tuesday. Both …


  • Thu., March 27, 2014, 11:28 p.m.

    Sweep puts end to Chiefs’ year

    Another Spokane Chiefs season ended Thursday night as the Victoria Royals wrapped up a 4-0 sweep of the Western Hockey League first-round series with a 4-2 win at the Arena. …


  • Wed., March 26, 2014, 11:25 p.m.

    Nothing goes right as Chiefs trail series 3-0

    Spokane Chiefs fans would be hard-pressed to come up with a worse period than Wednesday’s first period that ended with Victoria leading 4-0 in Game 3 of the Western Hockey …

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