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Down to third-string goalie, Spokane Chiefs lose 9-5 in Seattle

Keltie Jeri-Leon had two goals and three assists as the Seattle Thunderbirds routed the visiting Spokane Chiefs 9-5 in Western Hockey League play Friday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019

Adam Beckman scores three goals to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a 5-2 victory against the host Seattle Thunderbirds

Adam Beckman scored three goals, all with the man advantage, and added two assists as the Chiefs defeated the host Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 Saturday night in WHL action in Kent, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Adam Beckman scores twice in Spokane’s 4-2 win over Seattle

Adam Beckman scored twice, and Spokane overwhelmed Seattle in the second period en route to a 4-2 victory in a Western Hockey League showdown at the ShoWare Center on Tuesday …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Rookie goaltender Lukas Parik stops 33 shots as Spokane Chiefs win

Lukas Parik is a rookie goaltender living in a new country and playing at the highest level for his age group.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Ty Smith stellar in return to Spokane with pair of goals as Chiefs thump Seattle 5-1

Ty Smith knows how to celebrate a reunion, while at the same time introducing himself to his own head coach.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019

Chiefs fall 2-1 at Seattle for third straight loss

Nolan Volcan scored the winning goal early in the second period, and the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 Tuesday in Western Hockey League play.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

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: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

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: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

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 …


Seattle edges Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League preseason play

Matthew Wedman scored twice, including the winner with 3 minutes, 33 seconds left, and the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 on Thursday in Western Hockey League preseason play …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

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: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018

Seattle holds Spokane Chiefs’ offense in check

The Spokane Chiefs went from feast to famine in 24 hours.


Seattle sinks Spokane Chiefs with three-goal third period

The Seattle Thunderbirds had an answer to the Spokane Chiefs’ four-goal second period on Friday.


Zach Fischer’s overtime goal lifts Spokane Chiefs over Seattle

In their first game back from the Christmas break, there were ample opportunities for the Spokane Chiefs to mail it in against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Wednesday.


Milos Fafrak nets hat trick as Chiefs throttle Thunderbirds 9-2

It rained teddy bears and goals Saturday night at the Arena, as the Spokane Chiefs opened the floodgates in the second and third periods to lay a 9-2 thrashing on …


WHL: Kolesar leads Thunderbirds past Pats 6-1; series tied 2-2

Keegan Kolesar had a goal and set up two others to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 6-1 rout over the Regina Pats on Wednesday in Game 4 of the …


WHL: Brown lifts Pats over Thunderbirds 3-2; Regina leads championship final 2-1

Tyler Brown made 35 saves, including 18 in the third period, as the Regina Pats held on for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday in Game 3 …


WHL: Josh Mahura leads Pats past Thunderbirds 4-3 in overtime; series tied 1-1

Josh Mahura scored his second goal of the night in overtime as the Regina Pats edged the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-3 on Saturday in Game 2 of the Western Hockey League …


Regina Pats forward Sam Steel named WHL player of the year

Sam Steel didn’t go into the 2016-17 season expecting to win the Western Hockey League scoring title. That’s exactly what happened and the 19-year-old forward was rewarded for his efforts …


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: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Wednesday’s Spokane Chiefs game postponed due to road conditions

Due to road conditions throughout the state, The Spokane Chiefs game against the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Arena on Wednesday is postponed.


Spokane Chiefs give up three power-play goals in 6-4 loss to Seattle Thunderbirds

Kailer Yamamoto scored a pair of goals but the Spokane Chiefs lost in their final stop of a four-game road trip, 6-4, to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday night.


Thunderbirds hold off Chiefs as Western Hockey League returns from Christmas break

Sami Moilanen scored with 7 minutes, 48 seconds left Tuesday to give the Seattle Thunderbirds a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs at ShoWare Center as Western Hockey League teams …


Jaret Anderson-Dolan helps Spokane Chiefs knock off Seattle Thunderbirds

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored midway through the third period to break a 1-1 tie and the Spokane Chiefs beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 in Western Hockey League action in Kent, Washington, …


Chiefs finally come home after finding a groove on road

The Spokane Chiefs stumbled out of the gate to start the season and were dancing with Seattle Thunderbirds for the bottom of the U.S. Division standings. But the Chiefs (6-6-2-1, …


Kailer Yamamoto’s third-period goal carries Chiefs past Thunderbirds

Kailer Yamamoto scored a go-ahead goal just 40 seconds into the third period and Curtis Miske added an empty-netter with 14 seconds left in the game to propel the Spokane …


Spokane Chiefs extend Nachbaur through next season

One day before the regular season begins, the Spokane Chiefs extended the contract of coach Don Nachbaur to keep the franchise’s all-time winningest coach under contract through the 2017-18 season.


Capsules of WHL’s U.S. Division

It looks like all the other teams in the U.S. Division again will be chasing the Seattle Thunderbirds as the regular season opens on Saturday.