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UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto’s journey from Spokane Chiefs to NHL has been ‘a whirlwind, a struggle at times, but a lot of fun’

Fresh off a return from visiting a doctor in Los Angeles, Kailer Yamamoto held up and rotated his wrist, which had just been given a clean bill of health.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Ex-Chiefs star Tyler Johnson sitting out Stanley Cup Finals in CdA

Tyler Johnson is not going out of his way to avoid watching the Stanley Cup Final, but he’s not exactly building his day around them, either. “After a long season, …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Former Chief Derek Ryan hopes for Stanley Cup chance after long journey to NHL

NHL players accept the opportunity to play at the Ice Hockey World Championships for any number of reasons, but for Derek Ryan there was one big one: April is no …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Coach Dan Lambert leaves Spokane Chiefs to be an assistant with NHL’s Nashville Predators

Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert has been hired as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators, the NHL team announced Tuesday. Lambert coached two seasons with the Chiefs, leading the …


Chiefs sign 2019 No. 1 pick Ben Thornton

The Spokane Chiefs announced Monday that 2019 Bantam Draft first-round pick Ben Thornton has signed a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement with the team.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Area roundup: CC Spokane baseball defeats Mt. Hood at NWAC Championship

Brenden Duncan hit a three-run home run, and CC Spokane beat Mt. Hood 9-3 Saturday at the NWAC Championship in Longview, Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Chiefs’ Ty Smith named CHL Defenseman of the Year

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith has been named Canadian Hockey League Defenseman of the Year, the CHL announced Saturday.


Spokane Chiefs extend head coach Dan Lambert’s contract

The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that head coach Dan Lambert has signed a contract extension to remain with the Western Hockey League team.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 5 p.m.

Hockey Canada selects Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert for national men’s summer U-18 team

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert has been named head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer U-18 Team, announced by Hockey Canada on Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs select 11 players in WHL Bantam Draft

The Spokane Chiefs made forward Ben Thornton their top pick and added 10 other players Thursday in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

Chiefs’ Ty Smith named WHL Defenseman of the Year

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith has been named the Western Hockey League’s Defenseman of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Future looks bright after Chiefs’ best season since 2011

When you look at how the Spokane Chiefs’ season ended – in five games to the top-seeded Vancouver Giants – you can point to two stats: one power play goal …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Comeback falls short as Spokane Chiefs ousted from WHL playoffs after 3-2 loss to Vancouver

Four poor periods and a power play that suddenly went ice-cold sunk the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Conference finals.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs have little room for error in must-win game at Vancouver

Down 3-1 heading into Game 5 Friday against the Vancouver Giants in Langley, British Columbia, the Chiefs must win three straight to advance to the Chynoweth Cup Finals.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Art on the edge: Charlie Palmer paints portraits for the Chiefs

Enter Charlie Palmer’s home, and it is clear he is a hockey fan.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Sasquatch or mermaids? Spokane artist Charlie Palmer creates logo ideas for Seattle’s expansion NHL team

The NHL franchise coming to Seattle doesn’t have a name yet. But Spokane artist Charlie Palmer is a step ahead of them, and he’s hoping team planners will give his …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs squander third-period lead, lose in overtime to Vancouver

Vancouver’s Dawson Holt scored at 7:07 of the extra period Wednesday night, giving the Giants a 4-3 win over the host Spokane Chiefs in Game 4 of the Western Conference …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Jake McGrew’s overtime goal gives Chiefs breakthrough win against Vancouver in conference final

It wasn’t a must-win game, but it wasn’t far from one. The Spokane Chiefs, down 2-0 in the Western Conference Championship series against the Vancouver Giants, came home Tuesday looking …


Chiefs at home hoping to erase 2-0 deficit against Giants

The Spokane Chiefs were 20 minutes away Saturday from earning a road split to open the Western Conference Championship against the Vancouver Giants. But in just 3:21, their 2-0 lead …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Chiefs collapse in third period, drop Game 2 at Vancouver

LANGLEY, B.C. – Up 2-0 with 20 minutes to go, the Spokane Chiefs appeared to be in prime position to earn a road split heading home for Games 3 and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Chiefs come out flat in Game 1 at Vancouver

LANGLEY, B.C. – A flat effort in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals has the Spokane Chiefs in unfamiliar territory, trailing a Western Hockey League playoff series for …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs continue hair-raising adventures in Western Hockey League playoffs

Nolan Reid waited many years to play meaningful hockey games in April, so it’s a big deal to him that the Spokane Chiefs are in the Western Conference finals.


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Lot of similarities in Chiefs-Giants Western Conference Final showdown

When the 2018-19 season started, the Spokane Chiefs were a trendy pick in the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division. The Chiefs even started the season in the Canadian Hockey League’s …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 11:31 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs move to Western Conference final after completing series win over Everett

The Spokane Chiefs eliminated the U.S. Division champion Everett Silvertips four games to one with a 2-1 victory Saturday at the Arena.


Quick-scoring Everett avoids playoff sweep by turning back Spokane Chiefs

Down 3-0 to the Spokane Chiefs in their second-round playoff series, the Everett Silvertips looked exactly like a desperate team with their season on the ropes.


Spokane Chiefs’ playoff drive benefits from Eli Zummack’s hot hand

Out with an injury for a six-game stretch in January, Eli Zummack was relegated to watching Spokane Chiefs games from the stands of the Arena or from his laptop at …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

Defensive-minded Spokane Chiefs take 3-0 playoff series lead over Everett

Conventional wisdom says the Spokane Chiefs shouldn’t be up 3-0 in their second-round playoff series with the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs have been outshot in all three games against the …


John Blanchette: Spokane Chiefs’ depth makes powerful statement in postseason

The consensus is that for drama, hockey’s playoffs have it all over basketball – the big-league, best-of-7 kind, anyway – despite all those tension-filled advanced-the-ball timeouts in the NBA’s DNA.


Mike Boyle on the Press Box Podcast: Spokane Chiefs have ‘found their game’

On Tuesday, the radio broadcaster joined Larry Weir to talk all things Chiefs, from the early season poll that had Spokane ranked No. 2 in the Canadian Hockey League, to …