Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 11:50 p.m.
Chiefs surrender 4-2 lead, lose 6-5 to Edmonton Oil Kings
The Spokane Chiefs surrendered a 4-2 lead half way through the second period Saturday night before falling 6-5 to the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs get two hat tricks in 10-1 mauling of Vancouver
Spokane got hat tricks from Hudson Elynuik and Jaret Anderson-Dolan Friday night as the Chiefs destroyed the visiting Vancouver Giants 10-1.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
Kousal scores twice to help Spokane Chiefs edge Kamloops 3-2
Pavel Kousal scored twice and the Spokane Chiefs edged the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 in regulation in Western Hockey League action at Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Wednesday.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 10:42 p.m.
Chiefs can’t hold early lead, lose two players to injuries
Being on the penalty kill nine times in one game makes winning hard.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
Four-goal third period sends Chiefs past Calgary
Tied at 1 heading into the third period, the Spokane Chiefs needed a spark.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:46 p.m.
Area roundup: Northern Illinois holds off Vandals
Area roundup: Laytwan Porter scored a dozen points and Northern Illinois defeated Idaho for the third straight year, beating the Vandals 63-49 in nonconference play on Wednesday night in Dekalb, …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 10:53 p.m.
Seattle Thunderbirds beat Spokane Chiefs 5-2 at Arena
The Spokane Chiefs gave up three third-period goals in losing 5-2 to Seattle at the Arena on Tuesday night.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Chiefs rally for overtime win over Everett
Playing from behind most of the night, the Spokane Chiefs turned to their leading scorer Saturday night to tie the game and Kailer Yamamoto also delivered in overtime to earn …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Chiefs face tough challenge from Everett
After completing the longest road trip of the season, Spokane got the benefit of a full week of practice.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
Chiefs give up lead with 6 seconds to play, lose in OT to Tri-City
The Spokane Chiefs overcame a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 lead Saturday night over Tri-City. But the Americans scored with six seconds left in regulation and then took 55 …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 11:31 p.m.
Chiefs score late to force overtime, but fall 4-3 to Red Deer
The Spokane Chiefs got a late goal from Kailer Yamamoto to take Red Deer to overtime, but the Rebels scored with only 29 seconds left in the extra period for …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
Chiefs finally come home after finding a groove on road
The Spokane Chiefs stumbled out of the gate to start the season and were dancing with Seattle Thunderbirds for the bottom of the U.S. Division standings. But the Chiefs (6-6-2-1, …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 8:35 p.m.
Area roundup: Eagles’ Cooper Kupp collects more awards
Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp named Big Sky Conference and College Sports Madness Offensive Player of the Week in football.
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs drop last game of long road trip to Swift Current
Tyler Steenburgen scored with 31 seconds left in overtime to give the Swift Current Broncos a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:25 p.m.
Jaret Anderson-Dolan helps Chiefs knock off Prince Albert
Jaret Anderson-Dolan capped a three-goal second period and the Spokane Chiefs held off the Prince Albert Raiders 4-2, in Western Hockey League action on Friday.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson is paying the price for a bargain-basement offensive line
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever have a day when you just don’t want to go to work? When it’s hard to get out of bed? To drag yourself to …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 8:58 p.m.
Kailer Yamamoto sparks Chiefs to WHL road win over Blades
Kailer Yamamoto scored a pair of goals – giving him 10 on the season – and the Spokane Chiefs breezed to a 6-2 victory over the Saskatoon Blades in Western …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Three-goal barrage at start of second period lifts Spokane Chiefs over Moose Jaw
Hudson Elynuik scored twice and a three-goal barrage at the start of the second period lifted the Spokane Chiefs over the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-2 in WHL action on Tuesday.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs shut down, out by Brandon
Ty Lewis scored a hat trick while the Brandon Wheat Kings scored four goals in the second period and beat the Spokane Chiefs 6-0 in Brandon, Manitoba in Western Hockey …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:44 p.m.
Regina’s second-period outburst downs Spokane Chiefs
The Regina Pats scored three times in the second period and beat the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 in Regina in a penalty-filled affair on Friday in Western Hockey League action.
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 …