Stories tagged: Kailer Yamamoto
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
Kailer Yamamoto’s journey from Spokane Chiefs to NHL has been ‘a whirlwind, a struggle at times, but a lot of fun’
Fresh off a return from visiting a doctor in Los Angeles, Kailer Yamamoto held up and rotated his wrist, which had just been given a clean bill of health.
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 5 a.m.
It was a special night one year ago today for hockey fans and followers in Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 9 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 8, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
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.
Kailer Yamamoto scored with just over 2 minutes left in overtime and the Spokane Chiefs edged the Everett Silvertips 2-1.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Kailer Yamamoto’s return to the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night was a smash hit.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
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.
Kailer Yamamoto is headed back to the Spokane Chiefs.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
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 roster gets younger ahead of preseason games this weekend
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
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.
The Edmonton Oilers announced via press release they have signed 2017 first round selection Kailer Yamamoto to a three-year entry level contract.
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
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 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.
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 …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs forward one of 42 players invited to world junior precursor
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto was named to the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team, it was announced on Wednesday.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
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.
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.
Another accomplishment was added to Kailer Yamamoto’s hockey resume this week.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
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.
Whether it was a lack of rest, practice time, consistency, effort or structure, there were several reasons for the Spokane Chiefs recent struggles.