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Tri-City moves within four points of Spokane with shootout win

Halfway through their 12-game season series, the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans logged perhaps the best entry so far on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Vancouver overcomes sluggish start to down Chiefs in scoring showcase

The Spokane Chiefs had a chance on Friday to gain ground in their division and defeat one of the Western Hockey League’s best teams. After 10 minutes of hockey, on …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11 p.m.

Eight skaters score as Spokane Chiefs thump rival Tri-City 8-3

If Saturday’s game was any indication, the Spokane Chiefs have plenty of players they can count on to score as the season inches closer to its final stretch.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs stay quiet at WHL’s trade deadline

The Western Hockey League’s trade deadline came and went Thursday without any deals made by the Spokane Chiefs, and not nearly the league-wide activity of last year’s deadline.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs add forward Kaden Hanas, reassign defenseman Mike Ladyman

Kaden Hanas spent the first half of this season with the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, scoring five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 30 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Reece Klassen earns win in debut as Spokane Chiefs goaltender

You don’t judge a book by its cover and you don’t judge a hockey game by its first period. The Spokane Chiefs and the fans in attendance Wednesday at the …


Jake McGrew scores twice as Chiefs double up Kootenay

Jake McGrew scored twice, giving him goals in four consecutive games and 16 on the season, as the Spokane Chiefs raced to a 5-1 lead after two periods Saturday night …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Full-strength Spokane Chiefs show no rust in 4-1 win over Kamloops

For the first time all season, the Spokane Chiefs iced a full lineup, and it showed.


Spokane Chiefs trade Tyson Feist to Regina for pair of draft picks

Spokane receives Regina’s fifth-round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft and Edmonton’s eighth-round pick in the 2019 draft.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

With goalie Dawson Weatherill out for season, Chiefs trade for Lethbridge’s Reece Klassen

The Spokane Chiefs announced Wednesday that backup goaltender Dawson Weatherill will undergo season-ending surgery for an injured hip, shortly before the team revealed it had acquired goaltender Reece Klassen from …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs dumped on annual New Year’s Eve date with Tri-City

Parker AuCoin scored two short-handed goals and the Tri-City Americans topped the Spokane Chiefs 6-1 in the teams’ annual New Year’s Eve matchup at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Jake McGrew’s last-second goal lifts Chiefs over rival Americans

The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans skated at a fast, sometimes erratic pace during the course of Saturday’s tilt in front of 8,010 spectators at the Arena. But it was …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Everett Silvertips play keep away from Spokane Chiefs in 3-1 victory

The Western Hockey League doesn’t track possession time as an official stat, but if it did, the Everett Silvertips’ numbers would have been through the roof Friday night.


Spokane Chiefs add goalie Campbell Arnold to roster

Arnold, 16, has appeared in 17 games with the Spokane Braves of the KIJHL this season, posting a .893 save percentage and 4.33 goals against average.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs’ Jaret Anderson-Dolan named alternate captain at IIHF World Junior Championship

Anderson-Dolan was one of seven Western Hockey League players selected to play for Canada earlier this month.


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 …