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UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Chiefs collapse in third period, drop Game 2 at Vancouver

LANGLEY, B.C. – Up 2-0 with 20 minutes to go, the Spokane Chiefs appeared to be in prime position to earn a road split heading home for Games 3 and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Chiefs come out flat in Game 1 at Vancouver

LANGLEY, B.C. – A flat effort in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals has the Spokane Chiefs in unfamiliar territory, trailing a Western Hockey League playoff series for …


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: Sun., April 14, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Lot of similarities in Chiefs-Giants Western Conference Final showdown

When the 2018-19 season started, the Spokane Chiefs were a trendy pick in the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division. The Chiefs even started the season in the Canadian Hockey League’s …


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 …


John Blanchette: Spokane Chiefs’ depth makes powerful statement in postseason

The consensus is that for drama, hockey’s playoffs have it all over basketball – the big-league, best-of-7 kind, anyway – despite all those tension-filled advanced-the-ball timeouts in the NBA’s DNA.


Mike Boyle on the Press Box Podcast: Spokane Chiefs have ‘found their game’

On Tuesday, the radio broadcaster joined Larry Weir to talk all things Chiefs, from the early season poll that had Spokane ranked No. 2 in the Canadian Hockey League, to …


Eli Zummack, Bailey Brkin help Chiefs beat Everett, take 2-0 series lead

Eli Zummack scored his third goal of the playoffs and Bailey Brkin had 30 saves to help the Spokane Chiefs beat the Everett Silvertips 3-1 on Sunday and take a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Chiefs use third-period surge to win Game 1 at Everett 6-3

Ethan McIndoe scored two goals and added an assist, and the Spokane Chiefs used a four-goal third period to pull away and defeat the Everett Silvertips in Game 1 of …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs leave regular-season record against Everett in rearview mirror ahead of WHL playoff series

In eight games during the regular season, the Spokane Chiefs won just twice against the Everett Silvertips, their second round playoff opponent in a series that begins Saturday in Everett.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Adam Beckman has gone from ‘wait-and-see’ prospect to rookie phenom for Spokane Chiefs

Adam Beckman now looks entirely like the kind of 17-year-old player NHL scouts linger after a game to meet.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 11:23 p.m.

Luke Toporowski scores twice, Spokane Chiefs top Portland to advance in WHL playoffs

Luke Toporowski spent Game 2 of the Spokane Chiefs’ first-round playoff series with the Portland Winterhawks away from the team, stricken with the flu.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs return home with two-game advantage in playoff series with Portland

After splitting the first two games in Spokane, the Chiefs needed to overcome two-goal deficits in the third and fourth games in Portland, and needed a hero in overtime in …


Two Spokane youth hockey teams – the 14U-A1 and 16-U-A1 boys – qualify for nationals as state champions

Two Spokane Junior Chiefs hockey teams - the 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 boys – have won the State Tier II championships and are headed to nationals April 4-8.


Adam Beckman’s overtime goal caps Chiefs’ late rally at Portland

Adam Beckman’s power-play goal 4 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime capped Spokane’s rally from a 3-1 third-period deficit Wednesday night as the Chiefs pushed Portland to the brink of elimination …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Riley Woods’ overtime goal gives Spokane Chiefs 2-1 series lead over Portland

Riley Woods’ overtime goal Tuesday gave the Spokane Chiefs a 5-4 victory against the Portland Winterhawks in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League first-round playoff series at Veterans Memorial …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

Spokane squanders early lead as Portland levels playoff series with 5-3 win

The Spokane Chiefs entered Saturday’s third period up 2-1 on the Portland Winterhawks and were 20 minutes away from heading to Portland up 2-0 in their first round playoff series.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Chiefs ride power-play unit to playoff-opening win over Portland

The Spokane Chiefs had the league’s best power-play unit during the regular season. Now that the playoffs have started, the team isn’t letting up.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs trending in right direction ahead of WHL playoff opener against Portland

The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks enter the first round of the playoffs heading in slightly different directions.


Chiefs’ Ty Smith named top defenseman in Western Conference and first-team all-star; Riley Woods makes second team

The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday that defenseman Ty Smith has been named the Western Conference Defenseman of the Year as well as a Western Conference First-Team All-Star. The league …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Chiefs grab home-ice advantage for first round of playoffs against Portland

The Spokane Chiefs are in a familiar spot. They just finished their second consecutive season with at least 40 wins and are rewarded with a first-round playoff date with the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs net 10 goals, thump rival Tri-City to close out regular season

Adam Beckman scored his first career hat trick in the win. Beckman finished his rookie season with 32 goals.


Jake McGrew’s hat trick helps Chiefs move closer to second place in division

Jake McGrew’s hat trick Friday helped keep alive the Spokane Chiefs’ goal of home-ice advantage in the playoffs.


Area roundup: Gonzaga opens West Coast Conference baseball season with win at BYU

Ernie Yake’s two-run double to right field in the 11th inning Thursday lifted Gonzaga to a 4-2 win over BYU in a West Coast Conference baseball opener in Provo, Utah.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Chiefs waste two 3-goal leads before beating Rockets 6-5 in OT

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored a goal 34 seconds into overtime and the Spokane Chiefs pulled out a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday after blowing a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Kamloops starts fast, routs Chiefs 5-1

Orrin Centazzo and Connor Zary scored two goals apiece, and the Kamloops Blazers beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Tuesday night at Sandman Centre.