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Spokane’s Derek Ryan, Kailer Yamamoto, Tyler Johnson fulfilled NHL dreams along different paths

It was a special night one year ago today for hockey fans and followers in Spokane.


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.


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: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs win in overtime on Kailer Yamamoto goal

Kailer Yamamoto scored with just over 2 minutes left in overtime and the Spokane Chiefs edged the Everett Silvertips 2-1.


Kailer Yamamoto continues surge while leading Spokane Chiefs past Brandon

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert wanted Kailer Yamamoto to produce more offense now that Yamamoto is back in the Spokane lineup full time.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Chiefs give coach Dan Lambert perfect birthday gift with win over Prince George

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert couldn’t have asked for a better 48th birthday gift.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto scores goal as U.S. dominates Denmark in opener

Casey Mittelstadt and Kieffer Bellows each scored two goals, Joseph Woll made 17 saves and the United States began its title defense at the world junior hockey championship with a …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

Chiefs’ Kailer Yamamoto invited to Team USA’s selection camp

Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto has been invited to Team USA’s selection camp in preparation for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, USA Hockey announced Tuesday.


Kailer Yamamoto’s return leads Chiefs to victory

Kailer Yamamoto’s return to the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night was a smash hit.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

After NHL stint, Spokane’s Kailer Yamamoto returns home to play for Chiefs

If Kailer Yamamoto were disappointed on Tuesday morning in his first practice back with the Spokane Chiefs after spending two-plus months with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, he didn’t show it.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

NHL’s Edmonton Oilers assign Kailer Yamamoto to the Spokane Chiefs

Kailer Yamamoto is headed back to the Spokane Chiefs.


John Blanchette: Mature attitude helps Spokane’s Kailer Yamamoto earn spot on Oilers roster

A perverse obsession with the next thing became sport’s designer drug some time ago, lapping the passé high of getting off on something as mundane as today’s game.


Team Glance: Spokane Chiefs return impressive offensive talent

The Spokane Chiefs return a lot of experience and should be strong offensively. If the defense improves, they will make a return to the playoffs.


2016-17 Spokane Chiefs: Where are they now?

Here’s a look at the 2016-2017 Spokane Chiefs and where they are now. Of this season’s 28-man roster, 21 are returners.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs send six to NHL camps this week

Spokane roster gets younger ahead of preseason games this weekend


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs training camp opens with plenty of changes in store for new season

At the Spokane Arena on Thursday was the indescribable, but instantly recognizable, sound of skates cutting ice and the occasional crashing of players into the boards as the first day …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto signs entry-level deal with Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers announced via press release they have signed 2017 first round selection Kailer Yamamoto to a three-year entry level contract.


Kailer Yamamoto with goal, assist helps Team USA beat Team Canada at WJSS

Spokane Chiefs forward and Edmonton Oilers first-round draft pick Kailer Yamamoto scored a goal and had an assist in Team USA’s 7-5 win over Team Canada in the finale of …


Kailer Yamamoto picks up pair of helpers at World Junior Summer Showcase

Spokane Chiefs forward and Edmonton Oilers first-round draft pick Kailer Yamamoto picked up a pair of assists for the U.S. White team in an 8-2 win over Canada Red at …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs’ Kailer Yamamoto selected No. 22 overall in NHL Draft

Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto was selected by the Edmonton Oilers No. 22 overall in the NHL Draft on Friday at the United Center in Chicago.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

NHL Draft preview: For pair of Spokane Chiefs, draft means chasing their dreams

The last time the Spokane Chiefs had two players drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft was 1997, when defenseman Brad Ference was taken 10th overall by the …


Chiefs notebook: Kailer Yamamoto invited to USA Hockey showcase

Spokane Chiefs forward one of 42 players invited to world junior precursor


Western Hockey League honors Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto

Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto was named to the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team, it was announced on Wednesday.


Spokane’s Kailer and Keanu Yamamoto forge lasting bond through hockey

As Kailer and Keanu Yamamoto grew up, it wasn’t uncommon for their parents, LeAnn and Russ Yamamoto, to hear the clatter of hockey sticks against the concrete basement floor from …


Big rally lifts Spokane Chiefs over conference-leading Prince George

The Spokane Chiefs erased an early two-goal deficit and beat the Western Hockey League Western Conference-leading Prince George Cougars, 4-3, at the CN Center on Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

Goalie Dawson Weatherill enters late in game to help Spokane Chiefs hold off top rival Tri-City

Moments after Kailer Yamamoto won the game-sealing faceoff with 4 seconds remaining, he skated over to his goaltender, Dawson Weatherill, patted him on the helmet and came in for an …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto showcases skill in CHL/NHL prospects game

Another accomplishment was added to Kailer Yamamoto’s hockey resume this week.


Kailer Yamomoto records goal and assist in CHL/NHL prospects game

Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto scored one goal and added an assist in the CHL/NHL prospects game on Monday in Quebec City.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs pound Kootenay Ice to erase recent struggles

Whether it was a lack of rest, practice time, consistency, effort or structure, there were several reasons for the Spokane Chiefs recent struggles.


Parker AuCoin scores twice and Tri-City Americans pound Spokane Chiefs

Fresh off an emotional win, the Spokane Chiefs faced traditional rival Tri-City on Friday night and got handled 6-3 by their rivals to the south.