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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Nolan Yaremko guides Tri-City past Spokane to open Western Hockey League regular season

The Spokane Chiefs started the Western Hockey League regular season with a bang. The other 57-plus minutes were a dud.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs have high expectations as new Western Hockey League campaign begins

Jaret Anderson-Dolan will lead the way up front. His 40 goals and 91 points led the team last year. Defenseman Ty Smith will anchor the blue line.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs take to fresh ice at Spokane Arena

The air in Spokane Arena had a literal chill to it on Wednesday. The source? A really big sheet of new ice, painted and ready to go.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Roster spots proving hard to come by as Spokane Chiefs open training camp

With lots of talent returning and lots of talent waiting in the wings, roster spots are hard to come by for the players at Spokane Chiefs training camp.


No relief for Spokane Chiefs as grueling VO2 Max workout measures players’ maximum aerobic capacity

Tuesday marked one of the first official events of the 2018-19 Spokane Chiefs hockey preseason: physical fitness, a mouthguard fitting and then VO2 Max testing. This was the latter, and …


Spokane Chiefs trade Riley McKay, acquire Michael King in separate deals

The Spokane Chiefs spent Thursday tinkering with their Western Hockey League lineup.


Chiefs select Yegor Arbuzov of Russia in CHL Import Draft

The Spokane Chiefs selected 2001-born defenseman Yegor Arbuzov of Russia with the 50th overall pick in the CHL Import Draft on Thursday.


Spokane Chiefs release Milos Fafrak, hold 50th overall pick in CHL Import Draft

Milos Farfrak scored nine goals and added 10 assists for Spokane last season. He was Spokane’s first-round selection (18th overall) in the 2017 CHL Import Draft.


Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik invited to Los Angeles Kings’ development camp

Hudson Elynuik, 20, totaled 86 points and scored 31 goals last year with the Chiefs – his final season in the Western Hockey League.


Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith earns Western Hockey League’s top scholastic award

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith won the Daryl K. Seaman Memorial Trophy as the Western Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year, the league announced Wednesday from Red Deer, Alberta.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Several Spokane Chiefs likely to hear names called in June’s NHL Draft

For the first time in franchise history, the Spokane Chiefs are poised to have a player taken in the first round of the NHL Draft in consecutive years.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 9 p.m.

Chiefs improved in 2017-18 season but look to take next step

The second round of the Western Hockey League playoffs began Friday night, and for the fifth year in a row, the Spokane Chiefs weren’t participating.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

From the podcast: Larry Weir’s Q+A with Spokane Chiefs broadcaster Mike Boyle

Larry Weir, host of The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box Podcast, on Friday sat down with Mike Boyle, longtime Spokane Chiefs broadcaster (KGA 1510-AM), to discuss a range of Chiefs topics


Portland defeats Spokane Chiefs in Game 7 of Western Hockey League first-round playoff series

Cody Glass shattered the Spokane Chiefs’ dream of a playoff series victory Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto keeps Chiefs alive in WHL playoffs with overtime winner against Portland

Kailer Yamamoto, the team’s player of the year, scored the winning goal on a one-timer from the top of the circles at 9:19 of overtime to give Spokane a 5-4 …


Quick scores allow Portland to take 3-1 lead over Chiefs in Western Hockey League playoff series

Seven seconds. That’s a blip on the radar in a 60-minute hockey game, but 7 seconds is all it took for the Spokane Chiefs to go from being on their …


Costly mistakes hurt Chiefs as Portland takes 2-1 lead in Western Hockey League playoff series

The playoffs are an unforgiving group of games and leave little margin for error.


Spokane Chiefs return home with WHL playoff series against Portland tied 1-1

After earning a Western Hockey League playoff series-opening split last weekend in Portland, the Spokane Chiefs return home with a chance to turn the heat up on the Winterhawks.


Spokane Chiefs’ rally falls short in 4-3 loss to Portland to even series at 1-1

The Spokane Chiefs’ rally from a four-goal deficit fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday that evened their first-round, best-of-seven Western Hockey League playoff series …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Luke Toporowski scores in OT to give Chiefs 1-0 playoff lead over Portland

Luke Toporowski scored his first-career playoff goal in overtime and the Chiefs defeated the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 on Saturday night in a WHL playoff opener at Memorial Coliseum.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs return to postseason with tough test against Portland Winterhawks

The WHL’s playoff structure mirrors that of the National Hockey League, where the top three in each division qualify, as well as the next two best teams in the conference. …


Area roundup: Spokane Chiefs Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ty Smith named to Western Conference first team

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan and defenseman Ty Smith were named to the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference first team, as voted on by general managers, the league announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs beat Tri-City to wrap up third place in U.S. Division

The Spokane Chiefs clinched third place in the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League with a 4-3 victory over the Tri-City Americans at Toyota Center on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Injury-depleted Spokane Chiefs come up short in regular-season home finale against Tri-City

Playing with a depleted lineup this late in the season with playoff positioning on the line is never ideal. The fact that one of those out of the lineup was …


Spokane Chiefs play another flat game, lose to Seattle

This is not the time of year for the Spokane Chiefs to play some of their worst hockey.


Vancouver rallies past Spokane Chiefs with three power-play goals in third period

The Spokane Chiefs took three penalties in the final frame that led to three power-play goals for the visiting Vancouver Giants.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Chiefs give up two goals in third, lose to Seattle 4-2

The Seattle Thunderbirds scored two unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 on Friday night at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.


Kailer Yamamoto lost his groove, then he got it back for the Spokane Chiefs

There are a number of days in Kailer Yamamoto’s young career that have made a lasting impression on his memory.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto ignites 4-goal third period in Spokane’s 5-2 win over Victoria

Kailer Yamamoto’s 21st goal of the season ignited a four-goal third period and the Spokane Chiefs pulled away for a 5-2 victory over the Victoria Royals on Wednesday night in …


Victoria strikes for four third-period goals to end Chiefs’ winning streak at five

The Spokane Chiefs put themselves in position Tuesday to extend their season-high winning streak to six. But the final stretch of their game against the Victoria Royals took that hope …