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UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs see seamless transition to new coach Manny Viveiros

As Bobby Brett tells it, when Scott Carter hired Dan Lambert two years ago to coach the Spokane Chiefs hockey team, the general manager told the Chiefs’ managing partner that …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs name former Western Hockey League champion Manny Viveiros new head coach

Manny Viveiros, who won a Western Hockey League championship two seasons ago with the Swift Current Broncos, was named Tuesday as the Chiefs head coach, the 13th in franchise history.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Coach Dan Lambert leaves Spokane Chiefs to be an assistant with NHL’s Nashville Predators

Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert has been hired as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators, the NHL team announced Tuesday. Lambert coached two seasons with the Chiefs, leading the …


Spokane Chiefs extend head coach Dan Lambert’s contract

The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that head coach Dan Lambert has signed a contract extension to remain with the Western Hockey League team.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 5 p.m.

Hockey Canada selects Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert for national men’s summer U-18 team

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert has been named head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer U-18 Team, announced by Hockey Canada on Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs’ Ty Smith skates the extra mile when called upon

With Filip Kral suspended for Game 5 against Everett, Ty Smith took over Kral’s spot on the second power-play unit. That meant Smith played just about every second of the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs continue hair-raising adventures in Western Hockey League playoffs

Nolan Reid waited many years to play meaningful hockey games in April, so it’s a big deal to him that the Spokane Chiefs are in the Western Conference finals.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 11:31 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs move to Western Conference final after completing series win over Everett

The Spokane Chiefs eliminated the U.S. Division champion Everett Silvertips four games to one with a 2-1 victory Saturday at the Arena.


Quick-scoring Everett avoids playoff sweep by turning back Spokane Chiefs

Down 3-0 to the Spokane Chiefs in their second-round playoff series, the Everett Silvertips looked exactly like a desperate team with their season on the ropes.


Spokane Chiefs’ playoff drive benefits from Eli Zummack’s hot hand

Out with an injury for a six-game stretch in January, Eli Zummack was relegated to watching Spokane Chiefs games from the stands of the Arena or from his laptop at …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

Defensive-minded Spokane Chiefs take 3-0 playoff series lead over Everett

Conventional wisdom says the Spokane Chiefs shouldn’t be up 3-0 in their second-round playoff series with the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs have been outshot in all three games against the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs fighting less as WHL cracks down on violence

Fighting isn’t what it used to be in the WHL. A pair of websites – hockeyfights.com and dropyourgloves.com – track fighting data in just about every major hockey league in …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs continue hot streak with 8-3 thumping of Victoria

With four wins in their last five games, the Spokane Chiefs may be playing their best hockey of the season. With the playoffs a little more than a month away, …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Adam Beckman scores twice as Spokane Chiefs blank Kelowna

Adam Beckman might be a 17-year-old rookie, but he sure isn’t playing like one.


Offensive breakthrough allows Chiefs to end five-game losing streak

The Spokane Chiefs’ five-game losing streak is no more.


Tri-City moves within four points of Spokane with shootout win

Halfway through their 12-game season series, the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans logged perhaps the best entry so far on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11 p.m.

Eight skaters score as Spokane Chiefs thump rival Tri-City 8-3

If Saturday’s game was any indication, the Spokane Chiefs have plenty of players they can count on to score as the season inches closer to its final stretch.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Reece Klassen earns win in debut as Spokane Chiefs goaltender

You don’t judge a book by its cover and you don’t judge a hockey game by its first period. The Spokane Chiefs and the fans in attendance Wednesday at the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Goaltender Bailey Brkin stands up to challenge as Chiefs defeat first-place Everett

The Spokane Chiefs came into Wednesday’s game without three top players in Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ty Smith and Filip Kral – all of whom are with their respective World Junior Championship …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Mark Kastelic’s hat trick helps struggling Calgary cruise past Spokane Chiefs

The Calgary Hitmen entered the Arena on game two of a seven-game Western Conference trip with the Western Hockey League’s fourth-worst record. They left with a 5-1 win over the …


Spokane Chiefs have sloppy showing in 6-2 loss to Everett Silvertips

The list of things that went wrong for the Spokane Chiefs Saturday against the Everett Silvertips is long.


Nightmare in the net: Bailey Brkin finds success between the pipes for Spokane Chiefs

When the Kootenay Ice traded Bailey Brkin to the Chiefs at the Western Hockey League trade deadline in January, he fully understood why.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Offense comes to life as Spokane Chiefs thump Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert was looking for a better effort and solid, simple hockey from his team. After two weekend games in which he lamented his team’s play …


Spokane Chiefs’ offense continues to sizzle against Kootenay in home-opening win

If you like goals, you’ll like when the Spokane Chiefs and Kootenay Ice get together.


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.


Spokane Chiefs begin crowded training camp with 66 players

The Spokane Chiefs took to the ice again Thursday, bursting with a preseason roster so long it had to be split among three squads.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert will help coach at Western Hockey League prospects camp

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert will serve as one of four coaches as the U.S. Prospects Camp, the Western Hockey League announced Friday.


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: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Stingy Everett dashes past Spokane Chiefs with three-goal second period

It’s tough to score on the Everett Silvertips.