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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.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 9 p.m.

Chiefs improved in 2017-18 season but look to take next step

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.


Portland defeats Spokane Chiefs in Game 7 of Western Hockey League first-round playoff series

Cody Glass shattered the Spokane Chiefs’ dream of a playoff series victory Tuesday.


Chiefs host Portland Winterhawks in must-win Game 6

Game 6 of a Western Hockey League first-round playoff series between Spokane and Portland takes place Monday night at the Arena. The Chiefs trail 3-2 in a series that has …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto keeps Chiefs alive in WHL playoffs with overtime winner against Portland

Kailer Yamamoto, the team’s player of the year, scored the winning goal on a one-timer from the top of the circles at 9:19 of overtime to give Spokane a 5-4 …


Quick scores allow Portland to take 3-1 lead over Chiefs in Western Hockey League playoff series

Seven seconds. That’s a blip on the radar in a 60-minute hockey game, but 7 seconds is all it took for the Spokane Chiefs to go from being on their …


Costly mistakes hurt Chiefs as Portland takes 2-1 lead in Western Hockey League playoff series

The playoffs are an unforgiving group of games and leave little margin for error.


Spokane Chiefs return home with WHL playoff series against Portland tied 1-1

After earning a Western Hockey League playoff series-opening split last weekend in Portland, the Spokane Chiefs return home with a chance to turn the heat up on the Winterhawks.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Luke Toporowski scores in OT to give Chiefs 1-0 playoff lead over Portland

Luke Toporowski scored his first-career playoff goal in overtime and the Chiefs defeated the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 on Saturday night in a WHL playoff opener at Memorial Coliseum.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs return to postseason with tough test against Portland Winterhawks

The WHL’s playoff structure mirrors that of the National Hockey League, where the top three in each division qualify, as well as the next two best teams in the conference. …


Area roundup: Spokane Chiefs Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ty Smith named to Western Conference first team

Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan and defenseman Ty Smith were named to the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference first team, as voted on by general managers, the league announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

Chiefs close season by rallying past Portland in shootout

Riley McKay scored in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Spokane Chiefs closed out the regular season by rallying for a thrilling 5-4 win Sunday over the Portland …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs beat Tri-City to wrap up third place in U.S. Division

The Spokane Chiefs clinched third place in the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League with a 4-3 victory over the Tri-City Americans at Toyota Center on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Injury-depleted Spokane Chiefs come up short in regular-season home finale against Tri-City

Playing with a depleted lineup this late in the season with playoff positioning on the line is never ideal. The fact that one of those out of the lineup was …


Spokane Chiefs play another flat game, lose to Seattle

This is not the time of year for the Spokane Chiefs to play some of their worst hockey.


Vancouver rallies past Spokane Chiefs with three power-play goals in third period

The Spokane Chiefs took three penalties in the final frame that led to three power-play goals for the visiting Vancouver Giants.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

Chiefs give up two goals in third, lose to Seattle 4-2

The Seattle Thunderbirds scored two unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 on Friday night at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto ignites 4-goal third period in Spokane’s 5-2 win over Victoria

Kailer Yamamoto’s 21st goal of the season ignited a four-goal third period and the Spokane Chiefs pulled away for a 5-2 victory over the Victoria Royals on Wednesday night in …


Victoria strikes for four third-period goals to end Chiefs’ winning streak at five

The Spokane Chiefs put themselves in position Tuesday to extend their season-high winning streak to six. But the final stretch of their game against the Victoria Royals took that hope …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Hudson Elynuik’s hat trick powers Chiefs’ fifth consecutive win

The Spokane Chiefs won their season-high fifth consecutive game on Saturday night, defeating the Kelowna Rockets 4-2.