Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.
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THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 2015, 9:47 P.M.
Yamamoto scores twice as Chiefs defeat Americans
Keanu Yamamoto scored twice during Spokane’s four-goal second period and the Chiefs breezed to a 5-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans in Western Hockey League play on Thursday at the …
TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2015, 10:17 P.M.
Thunderbirds top Chiefs 2-1
KENT — The excitement from Kailer Yamamoto’s equalizer early in the third period was short lived on Tuesday night. Seattle’s Keegan Kolesar scored 11 seconds after Yamamoto tied it at …
SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2015, 8:57 P.M.
Verhelst’s sparkling play in net leads Spokane Chiefs to 3-0 win over Seattle Thunderbirds
The Spokane Chiefs started slow but turned on the heat on a snowy Sunday night to beat division rival Seattle 3-0 at the Arena and regain a tie for second …
SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2015, 10:48 P.M.
Jason Fram’s late goal points Chiefs toward overtime victory
In an absolutely thrilling made-in-Hollywood ending, the Spokane Chiefs completed three comebacks and somehow willed themselves to a 5-4 win Saturday night over the Portland Winterhawks at the Arena.
FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2015, 10:50 P.M.
Chiefs can’t take advantage of multiple shots during OT loss to Portland
On a night when the Spokane Chiefs’ offense created many opportunities, the Portland Winterhawks got a skating clinic by one player Friday night to take down the Chiefs 2-1 in …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015, 10:42 P.M.
Remi Laurencelle scores four goals as Everett tops Chiefs
The Spokane Chiefs scratched back to take a third-period lead Wednesday night, but the Everett Silvertips scored four more goals to slam the door on a 7-4 victory.
TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015, 7:29 P.M.
WHL suspends Chiefs’ Adam Helewka for six games
The Western Hockey League took the rare step of suspending Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Helewka for six games following an altercation on the ice after Saturday’s loss to the Tri-City …
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015, 10:48 P.M.
Late Tri-City goals do in Chiefs 4-3
The Spokane Chiefs had more effort swings than a beginning golfer Saturday night as it twice lost leads in a disappointing 4-3 loss to the rival Tri-City Americans.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015, 10:51 P.M.
Seattle’s Ethan Bear stops Spokane Chiefs from taking over first place
The Spokane Chiefs were in the hunt for first place on Friday night, but they weren’t counting on hard-charging Ethan Bear.
TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014, 9:57 P.M.
WHL notes: Chiefs, Seattle may collide
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with the possible first-round playoff matchup between the Spokane Chiefs and Seattle Thunderbirds. Seattle plays at Spokane on Wednesday night and hosts the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014, 8:20 P.M.
Chiefs’ McIntosh settles in to Spokane
Here’s a feature on Spokane Chiefs 18-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh, who was born in Minneapolis but spent most of his years in Calgary, Alberta. Read story
SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014, 10:26 P.M.
Everett finally solves Spokane
They had come close this season, but the Everett Silvertips had never defeated the Spokane Chiefs. Everett pulled it off Saturday night by scoring during the final minute of overtime …
FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014, 11:01 P.M.
Chiefs can’t crack Winterhawks
It’s become automatic in the last year: If the Spokane Chiefs are playing the Portland Winterhawks, the Chiefs aren’t going to exit the building with a win. Friday was more …
THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014, 12:35 A.M.
It couldn’t get much sweeter for Chiefs
The Spokane Chiefs have had some exciting wins among their 31 victories this Western Hockey League season, but Wednesday’s has to rank as the grandest, most thrilling of all. Spokane’s …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014, 5:13 P.M.
WHL suspends Chiefs’ No. 2 scorer Aviani
Mike Aviani, who has 30 goals and 30 assists this season for the Spokane Chiefs, will not play tonight at Kelowna after being suspended the Western Hockey League on Wednesday. …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014, 4:39 P.M.
Chiefs ready for No. 1 Rockets
The Spokane Chiefs will play the Kelowna Rockets in a little more than 2 hours at Kelowna. The Canadian Hockey League announced Wednesday that Kelowna is still the No. 1 …
TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014, 11 P.M.
Holmberg back on track for Chiefs
The last 2 1/2 weeks have been a challenge for Spokane Chiefs offensive leader Mitch Holmberg. The Western Hockey League’s leader in goals scored and assists had been held to …
TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014, 9:32 P.M.
WHL notes: Edmonton edges ahead
This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with the torrid streak that has put the Edmonton Oil Kings atop the Eastern Conference, jumping past Calgary. Read story
SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014, 11:35 P.M.
Chiefs reach two-thirds mark with weekend sweep
The Spokane Chiefs played Game 48 of their Western Hockey League season on Saturday night, the official two-thirds mark of the season. The Chiefs capped a successful weekend at home …
FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014, 11:21 P.M.
Chiefs find enough offense to win
The Spokane Chiefs’ offense still needs some re-energizing, but Friday night’s 3-1 win over Moose Jaw might be a good first step. Chiefs goalie Eric Williams was brilliant and allowed …
THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014, 11:29 P.M.
Messier stands as rare trade acquisition
It can no longer be said that the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans refuse to work a deal. New Chief Marcus Messier is proof of that. Read story
THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014, 4:27 P.M.
Kelowna remains ahead of pack
There’s no change at the top of the Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings. The Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League continue to lead the way. Read story
THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014, 4:20 P.M.
Reporter charged with threat on Playfair
A Canadian news reporter has been charged with threatening to kill her boyfriend, former Spokane Chiefs player Jackson Playfair, who was recently traded to the Tri-City Americans. Read story
TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014, 7:08 P.M.
WHL notes: Victoria’s record up for grabs
Victoria has held the record for more than three decades. Kelowna is in position to break the record. The teams met for back-to-back games in Victoria last weekend. Read story
MONDAY, JAN. 20, 2014, 12:06 A.M.
Winterhawks do what they always do
The Spokane Chiefs are 0-6 against Portland this Western Hockey League season after Sunday’s shutout in Portland. Not only that, but the Chiefs have lost their last 14 meetings with …
SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 2014, 11:32 P.M.
Chiefs drop game to archrival
The Spokane Chiefs were 4-0-0-1 against the Tri-City Americans this season until Saturday night. The Americans, despite a subpar season, rose up to knock off their bitter rivals. Read story
FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014, 11:30 P.M.
Everett left dumbfounded by Chiefs
The Everett Silvertips react to another loss to the Spokane Chiefs. Read story
THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014, 9:01 P.M.
Chiefs remain mostly intact after solid start
The Spokane Chiefs weren’t big wheeler-dealers when it came to Western Hockey League trades. Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz said the team is happy with what it has in its …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014, 4:29 P.M.
Rockets maintain level in poll
The Kelowna Rockets, marking their 12th week in the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 poll, stayed at No. 1 for the third consecutive week. Kelowna (36-5-0-2) proved its merit on …