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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 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 …

Spokane Chiefs announce forward Milos Fafrak signs player agreement

Chiefs’ first round import draft pick all set to head to North America in August

UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs acquire goalie Declan Hobbs from Kootenay

19-year-old netminder headed to Spokane for 2018 draft pick

UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs forward Ethan McIndoe invited to Maple Leafs development camp

Spokane Chiefs forward Ethan McIndoe has been invited to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2017 Development Camp, as announced by the Maple Leafs on Friday afternoon.

Spokane Chiefs select Milos Fafrak and Filip Kral in CHL Import Draft

Slovak forward and Czech defenseman picked by Chiefs

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs announce full 2017-18 Western Hockey League schedule

The Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 regular season schedule was announced by the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon in Calgary, Alberta, including all 36 home games to be played at Spokane …

UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan selected No. 41 overall in NHL Draft

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected 41st overall (second round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday 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

Spokane Chiefs send Koby Morrisseau to Regina for draft picks

The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that they have traded forward Koby Morrisseau to the Regina Pats in exchange for future draft picks.

Spokane Chiefs 2017 preseason schedule announced

Spokane begins exhibition slate versus Portland on Sept. 1

Former Spokane Chiefs great Jon Klemm added to Kootenay Ice coaching staff

Former Spokane Chiefs player and assistant coach

John Blanchette: New Chiefs coach Dan Lambert has always been up for challenge

For all the many testimonials – compassionate, a communicator, a teacher – whether Dan Lambert is what the Spokane Chiefs need in a head coach will be answered in the …

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs sign Jack Finley, Tyson Feist to player agreements

Spokane Chiefs prospects Jack Finley and Tyson Feist both signed Standard Player Agreements and committed to playing in the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs hire Dan Lambert as head coach

The Spokane Chiefs have hired Dan Lambert as the 12th full-time head coach in the team’s Western Hockey League history. The team plans to announce Lambert, 47, as head coach …

Spokane Chiefs’ Jaret Anderson-Dolan named captain for Team Canada U18

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been named captain of Canada’s under-18 team for the International Ice Hockey Federation U18 World Championship in Slovakia, Hockey Canada announced Wednesday.

UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

All-time wins leader Don Nachbaur out as coach of the Spokane Chiefs

Six months after extending his contract for one more year, the Spokane Chiefs on Thursday parted ways with Don Nachbaur, who guided the junior hockey team to more wins than …

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.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Rookie goaltender Donovan Buskey a bright spot in the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds

Spokane got a glimpse of its potential goaltending future against the Seattle Thunderbirds.

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 …

Spokane Chiefs rally late but fall to Prince George 4-3

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UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Silvertips put end to Chiefs’ postseason hopes

After hanging to their playoff hopes by a thread for the last month, the Spokane Chiefs are now eliminated from the Western Hockey League playoffs.

Spokane Chiefs edge closer to elimination with loss to Seattle

The Spokane Chiefs aren’t mathematically eliminated from the Western Hockey League playoffs, but they’re close.

Spokane Chiefs add defensemen Luke Gallagher to roster

Luke Gallagher, a 16-year-old defenseman out of Mead, Washington, has been added to the Spokane Chiefs roster for the rest of the season, the team announced on Tuesday.

Kailer Yamamoto scores again but Spokane Chiefs dumped by Tri-City

Kailer Yamamoto scored his team-leading 34th goal of the season, but the Tri-City Americans downed the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 on Saturday at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Kailer Yamamoto scores in overtime to lift Spokane Chiefs over Kelowna

Kailer Yamamoto scored 61 seconds into overtime with this 33rd goal of the season to lift the Spokane Chiefs over the Kelowna Rockets 5-4 in Western Hockey League action in …

Spokane Chiefs cough up five-goal third in loss to Prince George

Kody McDonald scored a power-play goal at the start of the third period – the first of five in the frame – to break open a close game and the …

Young line gives Chiefs hope for the future

The Spokane Chiefs’ top scorers, such as Kailer and Keanu Yamamoto, Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Hudson Elynuik, are undeniably talented and exciting to watch.

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 …