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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 …


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.


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.


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 …


Chiefs trade rights to goalie Verhelst for younger goalie

The Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday traded the rights to a goalie, who wasn’t playing, for a younger goalie who they expect to compete for a job now or help in …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Chiefs’ Kailer Yamamoto to play for All-American Prospects Game

Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto has been named to the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 22.


Chiefs cut their roster to 33

The Spokane Chiefs cut their roster from 44 players to 33 on Tuesday before traveling this weekend to play three exhibition games.


Veteran Chiefs steal the thunder in annual Red-White game

Training camp may be the time for younger Spokane Chiefs to make an impression, but it was three veterans who scored two goals each to get the stands rocking Sunday …


Tim Speltz leaving Chiefs to work for Toronto Maple Leafs

Longtime Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz has been hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, the team ammounced on Tuesday.


Carolina signs coach Bill Peters to 3-year extension

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes signed coach Bill Peters to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season, general manager Ron Francis said Wednesday.


Chiefs sign forward, 2014 draft pick Logan Foster

The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that 1999-born forward Logan Foster has signed a standard player agreement and has committed to playing in the Western Hockey League. He was the Chiefs’ …


Chiefs trade goalie Lasse Petersen for draft pick

The Spokane Chiefs have traded backup goalie Lasse Petersen to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, the team announced on Monday.


Chiefs choose two players from Czech Republic

The Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday selected two players off the same team from the Czech Republic as part of the 2016 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.


Chiefs unveil new WHL schedule

The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday their upcoming 72-game schedule for the 2016-17 regular season. All 36 homes games will be played at the Spokane Arena.


Carolina Hurricanes select Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik in third round of NHL draft

Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes today in the third round (74th overall) of the National Hockey League draft.


Chiefs’ Kailer Yamamoto receives invitation to national junior evaluation camp

Spokane Chiefs leading scorer Kailer Yamamoto has been invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp that runs from July 7 to Aug. 7 in Plymouth, Michigan.


Five Spokane Chiefs invited to Canada National Team camps

Five members of the Spokane Chiefs organization have been invited to take part in the Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase in July.


Chiefs trade Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw

The Spokane Chiefs made one upcoming decision a bit easier Wednesday when they traded defenseman Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw.


Chiefs’ Don Nachbaur wins first Pat Quinn Award

Don Nachbaur, head coach of the Spokane Chiefs the last six seasons, Monday was named the inaugural recipient of the Pat Quinn Coaching Award by the BC Hockey Hall of …


Chiefs sign second-round pick Matt Leduc

The Spokane Chiefs, which open at home on Oct. 1 against the Tri-City Americans, have signed one of their top 2015 draft picks and another 2015 selection has been invited …


First-round draft pick Luke Toporowski signs player agreement with Spokane Chiefs

Forward Luke Toporowski, chosen eighth overall in the Western Hockey League’s Bantam Draft, signed a Standard Player Agreement and committed to playing for the Spokane Chiefs, the team announced Friday.


Mike Johnston returns to WHL’s Portland Winterhawks as coach and GM

The Portland Winterhawks have brought back Mike Johnston as coach and general manager of the Western Hockey League team.