Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Chiefs give up late lead, lose 3-2 to Portland in a shootout
The Spokane Chiefs gave up a 2-1 lead with three minutes to play, survived overtime and then lost 3-2 to the Portland Winterhawks Saturday night in a shootout.
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
WHL suspends Spokane Chiefs’ Elynuik for Friday hit
Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik has been suspended by the WHL for a hit he delivered in Friday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Everett Silvertips.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 11:31 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs give up two late goals and fall 4-3 in overtime to Everett
The Spokane lost 4-3 in overtime to the Everett Silvertips after the Chiefs game up two power play goals in the last six minutes of a game they controlled from …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Last-place Chiefs return for 3-game homestand
Spokane’s seesaw of a hockey season continues Friday night as the Chiefs welcome U.S. Division rival Everett Silvertips to the Spokane Arena in the first of a two-night home stand.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
Tired Chiefs stumble in Kamloops
The Spokane Chiefs discovered something on Wednesday at the Interior Savings Centre – they don’t play well on five hours of sleep.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Chiefs place three on Hockey Canada’s roster for international tournament
The Spokane Chiefs have had three players selected for Hockey Canada’s 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Forwards Koby Morrisseau, Eli Zummack and defenseman Ty Smith have been named to the …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 10:03 p.m.
Kailer Yamamoto’s third-period goal carries Chiefs past Thunderbirds
Kailer Yamamoto scored a go-ahead goal just 40 seconds into the third period and Curtis Miske added an empty-netter with 14 seconds left in the game to propel the Spokane …
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016, 10:45 p.m.
Victoria Royals down the Spokane Chiefs 4-1
A game of missed passes and disorganized defense caught up to the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday as the Victoria Royals came to town and beat the Chiefs 3-1.
Fri., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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.
Mon., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Thu., 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.
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, midnight
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 …