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Chiefs storm back for overtime road victory over Seattle

Luke Toporowski scored with a minute left in overtime, and the Spokane Chiefs rallied late to stun the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 Tuesday in Western Hockey League play at ShoWare Center …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Chiefs get goals from seven players in 7-2 rout of Victoria Royals

The Spokane Chiefs put an emphatic end to a three-game skid, getting goals from seven players in a 7-2 rout of the Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League play on …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Two more goals for Riley Woods, but Chiefs fall 7-5 at Victoria

The Victoria Royals scored on their first two shots, just nine seconds and 1:55 into the first period, and never looked back Friday night en route to a 7-5 Western …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Six goals not enough for Spokane Chiefs in loss to Portland

Six goals should win you most hockey games. But when you continue to take undisciplined penalties, surrender 53 shots on net and play extended shifts in your own end, those …


Spokane Chiefs have sloppy showing in 6-2 loss to Everett Silvertips

The list of things that went wrong for the Spokane Chiefs Saturday against the Everett Silvertips is long.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Offense comes to life as Spokane Chiefs thump Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert was looking for a better effort and solid, simple hockey from his team. After two weekend games in which he lamented his team’s play …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Veteran players struggle as Spokane Chiefs fall to rival Tri-City Americans

The Spokane Chiefs boast probably the most veteran team they’ve had in a few years and guys who’ve spent time with NHL clubs. But lately, those veterans haven’t played like …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs make most of few scoring opportunities in 4-1 win over Portland Winterhawks

Sometimes, the final score doesn’t tell the full story. For the Spokane Chiefs, their 4-1 win over the visiting Portland Winterhawks Friday night masked some deficiencies that can hurt the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ty Smith named co-captains for Spokane Chiefs

The Chiefs have never has co-captains before this season


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Road-weary Chiefs no match for Prince Albert Raiders

The good news on Saturday night: The Spokane Chiefs outscored the Canadian Hockey League’s No. 1 team 2-1 in the second period. The bad news: The Prince Albert Raiders shut …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Chiefs fall in overtime at Saskatoon, 3-2

Kirby Dach scored on a rebound 37 seconds into overtime Friday night as the Saskatoon Blades defeated the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 in a Western Hockey League game at the SaskTel …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Bailey Brkin records first shutout as first-place Chiefs down Regina, 4-0

REGINA, Saskatchewan – Bailey Brkin stopped all 35 Regina shots for his first career shutout, and the Chiefs’ first this season, as Spokane blanked the Pats 4-0 at the Brandt …


Daemon Hunt scores twice as Moose Jaw edges visiting Spokane Chiefs

Daemon Hunt scored the first two goals of his career, including the winner with 8 minutes, 11 seconds left, and the Moose Jaw Warriors edged the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Chiefs begin six-game road trip with 4-1 win at Swift Current

The Spokane Chiefs’ longest road trip of the season, a six-game, nine-day swing through Western Canada, began with a dominant 4-1 victory Friday night at Swift Current, the Chiefs’ third …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs ride quick start to 3-2 win over Edmonton

Goaltender Bailey Brkin, getting his second start in as many nights, made 28 saves in the win. Eli Zummack had a goal and an assist, while Ty Smith finished with …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Chiefs start slow, fall short in 3-2 shootout loss to Medicine Hat

The Chiefs had a sluggish start, and couldn’t get a shot on net until 6:03 into the game. By then the Tigers had already taken a 1-0 lead.


Vancouver Giants rally to beat Spokane Chiefs in shootout

Brayden Watts scored with a man advantage and 45 seconds remaining in regulation and the Vancouver Giants prevailed in the fourth round of a shootout to earn a come-from-behind 5-4 …


Adam Deadmarsh embracing chance to be back on the ice as Spokane Chiefs assistant coach

Ethan McIndoe frequently sits next to assistant coach Adam Deadmarsh, reviewing his shifts from recent Spokane Chiefs hockey games.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Nolan Yaremko guides Tri-City past Spokane to open Western Hockey League regular season

The Spokane Chiefs started the Western Hockey League regular season with a bang. The other 57-plus minutes were a dud.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs have high expectations as new Western Hockey League campaign begins

Jaret Anderson-Dolan will lead the way up front. His 40 goals and 91 points led the team last year. Defenseman Ty Smith will anchor the blue line.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs take to fresh ice at Spokane Arena

The air in Spokane Arena had a literal chill to it on Wednesday. The source? A really big sheet of new ice, painted and ready to go.


Beckman scores twice in Spokane Chiefs’ 3-2 preseason win

Adam Beckman scored twice and the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in a preseason game Sunday in Everett.


Newcomers, veterans alike have big moments in Chiefs’ scrimmage

As one might expect, it was the veteran players making most of the noise at the Spokane Chiefs’ annual Red-White scrimmage. But a couple newcomers also made sure fans left …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Roster spots proving hard to come by as Spokane Chiefs open training camp

With lots of talent returning and lots of talent waiting in the wings, roster spots are hard to come by for the players at Spokane Chiefs training camp.


No relief for Spokane Chiefs as grueling VO2 Max workout measures players’ maximum aerobic capacity

Tuesday marked one of the first official events of the 2018-19 Spokane Chiefs hockey preseason: physical fitness, a mouthguard fitting and then VO2 Max testing. This was the latter, and …


Ty Smith signs three-year, entry level deal with NHL’s New Jersey Devils

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith signed


Spokane Chiefs release Milos Fafrak, hold 50th overall pick in CHL Import Draft

Milos Farfrak scored nine goals and added 10 assists for Spokane last season. He was Spokane’s first-round selection (18th overall) in the 2017 CHL Import Draft.


Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik invited to Los Angeles Kings’ development camp

Hudson Elynuik, 20, totaled 86 points and scored 31 goals last year with the Chiefs – his final season in the Western Hockey League.


Chiefs forward Eli Zummack invited to Maple Leafs camp

Spokane Chiefs forward Eli Zummack has been invited to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ development camp, according to the NHL team. Zummack, 18, went undrafted in the NHL Entry Draft over …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Several Spokane Chiefs likely to hear names called in June’s NHL Draft

For the first time in franchise history, the Spokane Chiefs are poised to have a player taken in the first round of the NHL Draft in consecutive years.