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Struggling L.A. Kings fire head coach Stevens, assistant and former Chiefs coach Nachbaur

The struggling Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens on Sunday just 13 games into his second season in charge. The team also fired assistant Don Nachbaur, a former …

L.A. Kings hire former Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur as assistant

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have hired former Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur to be an assistant on John Stevens’ new staff.

John Blanchette: New Chiefs coach Dan Lambert has always been up for challenge

For all the many testimonials – compassionate, a communicator, a teacher – whether Dan Lambert is what the Spokane Chiefs need in a head coach will be answered in the …

UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017

All-time wins leader Don Nachbaur out as coach of the Spokane Chiefs

Six months after extending his contract for one more year, the Spokane Chiefs on Thursday parted ways with Don Nachbaur, who guided the junior hockey team to more wins than …

Spokane Chiefs season outlook: 20-year-old situation uncertain, but encouraging

The Spokane Chiefs’ underwhelming 2017 season is finally over.

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017

Rookie goaltender Donovan Buskey a bright spot in the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds

Spokane got a glimpse of its potential goaltending future against the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Lackluster first period drowns Spokane Chiefs in 9-5 loss to Kelowna

The Spokane Chiefs found out the hard way how potent an odd-man rush can be this weekend. After giving up three goals in the third period in a 5-1 loss …

For Chiefs’ Luke Gallagher, there’s no place like the hometown ice

Luke Gallagher was only 8 years old during the Chiefs Memorial Cup run in 2008. His memory is shady on how it unfolded, but remembers his friends and family members …

Young line gives Chiefs hope for the future

The Spokane Chiefs’ top scorers, such as Kailer and Keanu Yamamoto, Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Hudson Elynuik, are undeniably talented and exciting to watch.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017

Goalie Dawson Weatherill enters late in game to help Spokane Chiefs hold off top rival Tri-City

Moments after Kailer Yamamoto won the game-sealing faceoff with 4 seconds remaining, he skated over to his goaltender, Dawson Weatherill, patted him on the helmet and came in for an …

Spokane Chiefs outlast Winterhawks with three third-period goals

The sticks came alive for the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday. Just at the right time.

Spokane Chiefs suffer penalties, missed offensive opportunities in loss to Kamloops

A turbulent third period doomed the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday at the Arena, as Spokane committed four penalties and failed to capitalize on golden chances, and lost out on a …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Jaret Anderson-Dolan notches hat trick and Spokane Chiefs beat Medicine Hat

Nancy Anderson-Dolan drove 9 hours from Calgary, Alberta, to watch her son, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, play in the Chiefs’ most recent weekend homestand against Medicine Hat and Kamloops.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017

Kailer Yamamoto showcases skill in CHL/NHL prospects game

Another accomplishment was added to Kailer Yamamoto’s hockey resume this week.

Spokane Chiefs lose to Seattle Thunderbirds in overtime


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017

Chiefs notebook: Spokane’s Jake McGrew makes broadcasting debut against Kootenay

Despite being out for the season with a lower-body injury, Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew added to his highlight tape on Saturday against Kootenay.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Spokane Chiefs pound Kootenay Ice to erase recent struggles

Whether it was a lack of rest, practice time, consistency, effort or structure, there were several reasons for the Spokane Chiefs recent struggles.

Spokane Chiefs trade Tanner Wishnowski to Prince George

Spokane made it’s first move of the trade deadline on Tuesday, trading 19-year-old forward Tanner Wishnowski to Prince George for a conditional eighth round pick, the Chiefs announced.

New-look Spokane Chiefs get younger and smaller; stumble into important roadtrip

Due to a string of recent trades and acquisitions, the Spokane Chiefs are leaning toward a younger, smaller roster.

Chiefs lose to Kootenay after nine-round shootout

Sometimes defeating a team by three goals can lead to complacency.

Parker AuCoin scores twice and Tri-City Americans pound Spokane Chiefs

Fresh off an emotional win, the Spokane Chiefs faced traditional rival Tri-City on Friday night and got handled 6-3 by their rivals to the south.

Chiefs give up two leads to Seattle before Ty Smith’s goal wins it in OT

In a game they dominated offensively, the Chiefs were pushed to overtime Wednesday night against Seattle before Spokane was saved by a 16-year-old defenseman.

Chiefs score late but fall to red-hot Prince George

Facing arguably the best team in the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs came out flat Saturday night and pushed hard at the end before falling 2-1 to Prince George.

Inconsistent Chiefs fall to Royals in overtime

Over the halfway point of the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs are still looking to find some consistency.

Hudson Elynuik’s overtime goal lifts Chiefs past Rockets

Some players are more fit for overtime hockey than others, and certainly Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik is one of the those players.

Two early goals allow Winterhawks to stop Chiefs

In a game in which Spokane was presented with several scoring chances and fired 35 shots on goal, the Chiefs left the ice with a reminder of how fickle luck …

Chiefs surrender 4-2 lead, lose 6-5 to Edmonton Oil Kings

The Spokane Chiefs surrendered a 4-2 lead half way through the second period Saturday night before falling 6-5 to the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings.

Spokane Chiefs get two hat tricks in 10-1 mauling of Vancouver

Spokane got hat tricks from Hudson Elynuik and Jaret Anderson-Dolan Friday night as the Chiefs destroyed the visiting Vancouver Giants 10-1.

Chiefs can’t hold early lead, lose two players to injuries

Being on the penalty kill nine times in one game makes winning hard.