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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Nolan Reid scores twice as Chiefs rally past Ice

Nolan Reid scored a pair of third-period goals, and the Spokane Chiefs rallied to defeat the Kootenay Ice 5-4 Saturday in Cranbrook, British Columbia.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Tri-City Americans speak up on hockey’s future at Toyota Center

The Tri-City Americans hoped Kennewick would approve a sales tax to pay for updates to its home, the Toyota Center. After The Link failed by a large margin Tuesday, the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

After NHL stint, Spokane’s Kailer Yamamoto returns home to play for Chiefs

If Kailer Yamamoto were disappointed on Tuesday morning in his first practice back with the Spokane Chiefs after spending two-plus months with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, he didn’t show it.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

NHL’s Edmonton Oilers assign Kailer Yamamoto to the Spokane Chiefs

Kailer Yamamoto is headed back to the Spokane Chiefs.


Hudson Elynuik scores twice but Spokane Chiefs fall to Red Deer in OT

RED DEER, Alberta – Jared Dmytriw scored his third goal of the season in overtime and the Red Deer Rebels edged the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in Western Hockey League play …


Rough third period dooms Chiefs in loss to Tigers

Josh Williams scored two goals, Ryan Chyzowski added a goal and two assists and the Medicine Hat Tigers used a three-goal third period to pull away for a 7-4 victory …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 10 p.m.

Chiefs rally with four third-period goals

CALGARY, Alberta – The Spokane Chiefs scored four goals in the third period, including Eli Zummack’s go-ahead score with 2:20 to go, to rally past the Calgary Hitmen 6-4 on …


Elynuik has two goals and two assists in Spokane Chiefs’ 6-0 win over Edmonton Oil Kings

Hudson Elynuik had two goals and two assists, Jaret Anderson-Dolan also scored twice and the Spokane Chiefs rolled to a 6-0 victory on Sunday.


Winterhawks continue early-season mastery of Chiefs

The problems for the Spokane Chiefs continued on Tuesday night, at least in games against the Portland Winterhawks.


Chiefs give up four in second period, lose to Winterhawks

Ryan Hughes had back-to-back scores to lead a four-goal rally in the second period, and the Portland Winterhawks (5-1) ran away with a 7-2 win over the visiting Spokane Chiefs …


Chiefs continue to struggle with power plays during loss to Portland

Six games into the Western Hockey League season, the Spokane Chiefs are looking for some chemistry and are in desperate need of an improved power play.


Spokane Chiefs sign Czech defenseman Filip Kral

The Spokane Chiefs announced on Friday they signed Czech defenseman


Hudson Elynuik’s late goal gives Chiefs win over Everett

It’s an old adage in hockey: When in doubt, put the puck on net because good things can happen.


John Blanchette: Mature attitude helps Spokane’s Kailer Yamamoto earn spot on Oilers roster

A perverse obsession with the next thing became sport’s designer drug some time ago, lapping the passé high of getting off on something as mundane as today’s game.


Spokane Chiefs have pair named to NHL Draft Prospect list

Defenseman Ty Smith one of just 24 players to earn ‘A’ rating


Spokane Chiefs seem to miss wake-up call in home-opening loss

The Spokane Chiefs fell to the Kootenay Ice 2-1 in the team’s home opener Saturday in front of 8,428 fans at the Arena. The Chiefs were coming off a thrilling …


Spokane Chiefs complete big comeback to beat Kootenay in overtime

Rykr Cole scored with a slapshot in overtime and the Spokane Chiefs rallied from four goals down to beat the Kootenay Ice 6-5 in Western Hockey League action at Western …


Team Glance: Spokane Chiefs return impressive offensive talent

The Spokane Chiefs return a lot of experience and should be strong offensively. If the defense improves, they will make a return to the playoffs.


2016-17 Spokane Chiefs: Where are they now?

Here’s a look at the 2016-2017 Spokane Chiefs and where they are now. Of this season’s 28-man roster, 21 are returners.


Spokane Chiefs new head coach Dan Lambert watching more than bottom line

Dan Lambert said his players – and the fans – might be keeping a watchful eye on the record again this year, but he’ll be more focused on developing players …


John Blanchette: Spokane Chiefs roster work in progress but offers possibility

Dead last, no playoffs, coaching change, new regime. So when do the Spokane Chiefs hoist that next Western Hockey League championship banner to the top of the Spokane Arena? Why …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs load up on promotions for upcoming home schedule

The Chiefs have plenty of giveaways and special events scheduled for fans this season at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.


Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan assigned to team from Kings

Jaret Anderson-Dolan is returning to the Spokane Chiefs. The talented forward was assigned to his Western Hockey League club by the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, where Anderson-Dolan was participating in …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Hudson Elynuik’s goal helps Spokane Chiefs sweep Prince George

Hudson Elynuik scored the eventual game-winner in the second period and the Spokane Chiefs downed the Prince George Cougars for the second night in a row, 5-1, to sweep the …


Ty Smith has goal, two assists and Spokane Chiefs open WHL season with win

Ty Smith had a goal with two assists and the Spokane Chiefs topped the Prince George Cougars 4-2 on Friday in the Western Hockey League regular season opener.


Spokane Chiefs sign ninth round pick Cordel Larson

The Spokane Chiefs announced 2001-born forward Cordel Larson has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement. Larson was the Chiefs’ ninth round (186th overall) pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.


Spokane Chiefs trade forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert

Spokane trades forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert, Chiefs acquire draft pick for hard-nosed winger


Spokane Chiefs end preseason slate with win over Tri-City

Hayden Ostir scored his fifth goal of the preseason and the Spokane Chiefs topped the Tri-City Americans 6-2 in the final Western Hockey League preseason game on Saturday at the …


Spokane Chiefs fall to Seattle despite Taylor Ross hat trick

Taylor Ross recorded a hat trick but the Spokane Chiefs lost to the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-6 in a shootout in Western Hockey League preseason action at the Toyota Center in …


Spokane Chiefs drop preseason shootout to Portland

Hayden Ostir scored his fourth goal of the Western Hockey League preseason but the Spokane Chiefs allowed two goals late in regulation and fell 6-5 in a shootout to the …