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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: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Everett Silvertips get best of Spokane Chiefs for fourth straight time

The Everett Silvertips continue to hold the upper hand against the Spokane Chiefs this Western Hockey League season.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Everett Silvertips rally in final period to edge Spokane Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs and Everett Silvertips play nine times this season, and if Sunday’s game was any indication, the season series could be a good one.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Spokane Chiefs’ Cordel Larson stands out in Red-White scrimmage

Cordel Larson’s performance Sunday in the Spokane Chiefs’ annual Red-White scrimmage showed fans that Larson is no longer a newcomer but one of the team’s veterans to be leaned on.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Spokane Chiefs’ Ty Smith skates the extra mile when called upon

With Filip Kral suspended for Game 5 against Everett, Ty Smith took over Kral’s spot on the second power-play unit. That meant Smith played just about every second of the …


Newcomers, veterans alike have big moments in Chiefs’ scrimmage

As one might expect, it was the veteran players making most of the noise at the Spokane Chiefs’ annual Red-White scrimmage. But a couple newcomers also made sure fans left …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018

Spokane Chiefs’ 6-5 overtime loss to Everett Silvertips eerily familiar

For the second straight night, the Spokane Chiefs gave up the tying goal in the final minute of regulation then the winner early in the second minute of overtime, losing …


Spokane Chiefs struggle again at home, lose 1-0 to Victoria Cougars

Fans watching the Spokane Chiefs and Victoria Royals should be forgiven if they expected another high scoring affair, like the 8-6 Chiefs win on Oct. 13. Instead, they got a …


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 …


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 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.


Chiefs trade for forward

The Spokane Chiefs announced have acquired 19-year-old forward Tanner Wishnowski from the Kelowna Rockets in exchange for the rights to 16-year-old forward Colum McGauley.


Blanchette: Ray Whitney deserves to be first Chief to have jersey retired

Like many a Canadian boy, Ray Whitney was to hockey born – his dad was the practice goalie for the Edmonton Oilers during the Wayne Gretzky years, and Whitney one …


Yamamoto scores twice as Chiefs defeat Americans

Keanu Yamamoto scored twice during Spokane’s four-goal second period and the Chiefs breezed to a 5-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans in Western Hockey League play on Thursday at the …


Men’s soccer: Denver scores on penalty kick in 53rd minute to beat Gonzaga men 2-1

A penalty kick in the 53rd minute gave No. 8 Denver a 2-1 nonconference men’s soccer victory over visiting Gonzaga on Monday. GU (5-4-1) tied the match at 1 in …


Thunderbirds slip by Chiefs in tournament

Scott Eansor scored a goal 4 minutes, 45 seconds into overtime and the Seattle Thunderbirds completed a rally from a two-goal deficit to edge the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 at the …


Another win puts Chiefs on top shelf

Sometimes being stuck in a repetitious cycle is a good thing. Mitch Holmberg, Mike Aviani and Eric Williams can attest to that for a Spokane Chiefs team that has the …


Chiefs begin road trip through WHL East

As a fourth-year player and Spokane Chiefs leader, Mitch Holmberg has devised the perfect strategy for surviving the team’s longest road trip of the season.


WHL nails Portland franchise for rules violations

The Western Hockey League suspended Portland Winterhawks coach and general manager Mike Johnston for the rest of the season, fined the team $200,000 and took away several draft picks Wednesday …


WSU gets go-ahead for football building

College football: The Washington State University Board of Regents gave approval for a $61 million football operations building to be constructed beginning this month, it was announced Friday morning. The …


Portland Winter Hawks trounce Chiefs 9-1

The Spokane Chiefs got their first look at the 2012-13 Portland Winterhawks on Saturday at the Arena, and first impressions came with bumps, bruises and a thorough, 9-1 trouncing. A …


Chiefs needs to take care of puck

You’ll hear the words “go to the body” echoing off of boards in rinks around the Western Hockey League. Anywhere there is hockey, really. But Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim …


Spokane Chiefs take series opener in overtime

KENNEWICK – They know the top scorers, the top playmakers and the top defensemen in each other’s lineups. After meeting a dozen times in the regular season, the Spokane Chiefs …


Broken jaw sidelines Chiefs defenseman Kichton

Spokane Chiefs top defenseman Brenden Kichton will miss the remainder of the WHL playoffs with a broken jaw.


Chiefs lose their sizzle and fizzle

There’s really nothing gentle about hockey – and that includes honest feedback when a lackluster performance is turned in. Two days after scoring an impressive victory over the Western Hockey …


Spokane Chiefs fall to Seattle Thunderbirds

There’s really nothing gentle about hockey – and that includes honest feedback when a lackluster performance is turned in.


Chiefs down Ams before 10,475

After giving up an easy early goal, the Chiefs took command with a pair of power-play goals and then Tyler Johnson finished with off with a pair of late goals …


Chiefs come to life, rock Lethbridge

Midway through Friday night’s game against Lethbridge, when the only things the Arena crowd of 5,423 had to cheer about were the Eastern Washington football team and an own goal, …


Chiefs survive up-and-down road trip

That the Spokane Chiefs picked up three points last weekend in it’s critical three-games-in-three-days Western Hockey League road trip wasn’t a surprise.