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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 11 p.m.

Kelowna tops Chiefs in shootout after Spokane storms back to force overtime

For almost 55 minutes Friday night, the Spokane Chiefs were out of sorts. Sloppy passes and miscommunication ruled the night.


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: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Chiefs rally comes up short in 7-5 loss to Americans

Kyle Olson scored three goals, including an empty-netter with four seconds left, and the Tri-City Americans held off a Spokane rally to beat the Chiefs 7-5 Saturday at Toyota Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Chiefs’ four-game winning streak comes to end against Vancouver

Special teams provided the difference in a matchup of the two hottest teams in the WHL’s Western Conference on Friday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Ty Smith lifts Spokane to 4-3 overtime victory against Red Deer

Ty Smith picked the right time to remind folks that he is quite adept at scoring goals.


Luc Smith has added scoring spark, veteran experience as Spokane Chiefs push for playoff spot

That Luc Smith grew up skating and playing hockey is not uncommon. He’s Canadian, after all, and grew up just outside Edmonton, one of the sport’s hotbeds.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs’ scoring flurry continues with 5-2 win over Kootenay

The Spokane Chiefs’ offensive firepower in their last six games might be enough to melt the snow across the city.


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, …


Luke Toporowski sparks Spokane Chiefs’ win over Kelowna with two first-period goals

Luke Toporowski scored two first-period goals and added an assist on Jake McGrew’s winning goal in the third period to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a 5-4 victory over the …


Chiefs rally from pair of two-goal deficits before losing in shootout at Portland

The Spokane Chiefs twice rallied from two-goal deficits but were unable to extend their two-game winning streak, suffering a 6-5 shootout loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night at …


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.


Steve Christilaw: Our region has an affinity for hockey

We might not be as avid as our neighbors north of the border, but we have always loved our hockey here in the upper left-hand corner of the country.


Education notebook: Spokane Chiefs hockey players from Ferris named WHL academic achievers

The Western Hockey League has Ferris High School students, Connor Gabruch and Cordel Larson as the Spokane Chiefs’ academic achievers for November and December.


Offensive breakthrough allows Chiefs to end five-game losing streak

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


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Tri-City’s Beck Warm red-hot as Chiefs drop fifth straight

Tri-City goaltender Beck Warm turned away 47 of 48 Spokane shots Saturday night as the Americans defeated the Chiefs 3-1 at Toyota Center.


Spokane Chiefs’ losing streak reaches four after their second shutout of season

Zane Franklin scored 28 seconds into the game and Dylan Ferguson had 37 saves for his first shutout of the season to guide Kamloops’ 3-0 win at Sandman Centre that …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Chiefs fall 2-1 at Seattle for third straight loss

Nolan Volcan scored the winning goal early in the second period, and the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 Tuesday in Western Hockey League play.


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: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Vancouver overcomes sluggish start to down Chiefs in scoring showcase

The Spokane Chiefs had a chance on Friday to gain ground in their division and defeat one of the Western Hockey League’s best teams. After 10 minutes of hockey, on …


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: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs stay quiet at WHL’s trade deadline

The Western Hockey League’s trade deadline came and went Thursday without any deals made by the Spokane Chiefs, and not nearly the league-wide activity of last year’s deadline.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs add forward Kaden Hanas, reassign defenseman Mike Ladyman

Kaden Hanas spent the first half of this season with the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, scoring five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 30 …


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 …


Jake McGrew scores twice as Chiefs double up Kootenay

Jake McGrew scored twice, giving him goals in four consecutive games and 16 on the season, as the Spokane Chiefs raced to a 5-1 lead after two periods Saturday night …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Full-strength Spokane Chiefs show no rust in 4-1 win over Kamloops

For the first time all season, the Spokane Chiefs iced a full lineup, and it showed.


Spokane Chiefs trade Tyson Feist to Regina for pair of draft picks

Spokane receives Regina’s fifth-round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft and Edmonton’s eighth-round pick in the 2019 draft.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

With goalie Dawson Weatherill out for season, Chiefs trade for Lethbridge’s Reece Klassen

The Spokane Chiefs announced Wednesday that backup goaltender Dawson Weatherill will undergo season-ending surgery for an injured hip, shortly before the team revealed it had acquired goaltender Reece Klassen from …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs dumped on annual New Year’s Eve date with Tri-City

Parker AuCoin scored two short-handed goals and the Tri-City Americans topped the Spokane Chiefs 6-1 in the teams’ annual New Year’s Eve matchup at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Jake McGrew’s last-second goal lifts Chiefs over rival Americans

The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans skated at a fast, sometimes erratic pace during the course of Saturday’s tilt in front of 8,010 spectators at the Arena. But it was …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Everett Silvertips play keep away from Spokane Chiefs in 3-1 victory

The Western Hockey League doesn’t track possession time as an official stat, but if it did, the Everett Silvertips’ numbers would have been through the roof Friday night.