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Chiefs head into Christmas break with 6-5 win over Thunderbirds

Eli Zummack scored in overtime to give Spokane a 6-5 victory over Seattle at the Arena on Sunday night, extending the Chiefs’ win streak to three heading into the Christmas …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Jake McGrew’s hat trick leads Chiefs to road win over Seattle

Jake McGrew scored three goals and added an assist as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-3 on Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Goaltender Bailey Brkin stands up to challenge as Chiefs defeat first-place Everett

The Spokane Chiefs came into Wednesday’s game without three top players in Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ty Smith and Filip Kral – all of whom are with their respective World Junior Championship …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Late goals sink Chiefs in 2-0 loss at Everett

Bryce Kindopp scored two goals in the final five minutes and the Everett Silvertips blanked the Spokane Chiefs 2-0 Sunday in a Western Hockey League game.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Eli Zummack’s overtime winner lifts Spokane Chiefs over Kootenay in front of season’s largest crowd

The Spokane Chiefs haven’t played particularly good hockey this season the night after playing a game, and they weren’t playing well for two periods Saturday in just that position.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs find needed scoring spark in 6-2 thumping of Lethbridge

With losses in each of their last three games, all coming against U.S. Division opponents that sit ahead of them in the standings, the Spokane Chiefs came into the first …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

Chiefs’ rally falls short in 4-2 loss to Silvertips

Sean Richards scored an empty-net goal with 1 minute, 35 seconds left in the game as the Everett Silvertips held off the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 in Western Hockey League action …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Chiefs manage just 20 shots in 8-2 loss at Portland

Goals by Filip Kral and Jake McGrew in a 4:50 span of the second period weren’t nearly enough on Saturday night as the Spokane Chiefs managed just 20 shots, a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11 p.m.

Everett rallies, knocks off Spokane 5-4 in OT

Connor Dewar scored on a breakaway in overtime, and the Everett Silvertips overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 Friday at Angel of the Wind Arena.


Team effort helps Bailey Brkin, Chiefs post shutout win over Cougars

If you were to look at the box score of Wednesday’s Spokane Chiefs game against the visiting Prince George Cougars, you might be confused. After all, the teams had a …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Chiefs acquire center Luc Smith from Kamloops

The Spokane Chiefs acquired 20-year-old center Luc Smith from the Kamloops Blazers on Monday in exchange for veteran winger Jeff Faith and two picks in the 2020 Western Hockey League …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Adam Beckman, Luke Toporowski lead Spokane Chiefs to 3-1 win over Kamloops

Injuries have forced the Spokane Chiefs to give a lot of ice time to the team’s younger players, and two youngsters came up big in Spokane’s 3-1 win Saturday night …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs veteran center Riley Woods excelling as team turns toward youth movement

With injuries sidelining two of their best players, the Spokane Chiefs have recently pivoted toward youth a bit more than they anticipated at the start of the year.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Woods does the trick for Spokane Chiefs with three goals including OT game-winner

Riley Woods completed a hat trick with a goal in overtime to give the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 victory over the division-leading Everett Silvertips on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Mark Kastelic’s hat trick helps struggling Calgary cruise past Spokane Chiefs

The Calgary Hitmen entered the Arena on game two of a seven-game Western Conference trip with the Western Hockey League’s fourth-worst record. They left with a 5-1 win over the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs, shaking off slow start to month, defeat Seattle Thunderbirds

The Spokane Chiefs started November with some bad losses that at times featured some selfish play, frustrating players and coaches alike.


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 …