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Spokane Chiefs hire Scott Carter as next general manager

The Spokane Chiefs will introduce Scott Carter as the organizations new general manager at a 3:30 p.m. news conference.


Spokane Chiefs open camp without goalie Tyson Verhelst

Keeping the other guys from scoring goals has taken an odd twist for the Spokane Chiefs after last year’s starting goalie, Tyson Verhelst, has decided to give up the game.


Letters to the sports editor

I worked in the Spokane Chiefs office when Tim Speltz was hired. I was immediately impressed by his work ethic.


John Blanchette: Tim Speltz was rudder that steered Chiefs to success

This is not Tim Speltz’s mid-life crisis.


Tim Speltz leaving Chiefs to work for Toronto Maple Leafs

Longtime Spokane Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz has been hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, the team ammounced on Tuesday.


Chiefs sign another draft pick for ‘17 season

The Spokane Chiefs announced Monday that forward Carter Chorney has signed a standard player agreement and has committed to playing in the Western Hockey League. Chorney was the Chiefs’ third …


Spokane Chiefs sign another forward to add depth

Capping a busy week for the Spokane Chiefs, the team on Friday signed a scrappy forward to add depth for the upcoming season.


Chiefs sign forward, 2014 draft pick Logan Foster

The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that 1999-born forward Logan Foster has signed a standard player agreement and has committed to playing in the Western Hockey League. He was the Chiefs’ …


Chiefs trade goalie Lasse Petersen for draft pick

The Spokane Chiefs have traded backup goalie Lasse Petersen to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, the team announced on Monday.


Chiefs trade Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw

The Spokane Chiefs made one upcoming decision a bit easier Wednesday when they traded defenseman Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw.


Chiefs reboot with new faces in second half of season

The Spokane Chiefs head into a pair of weekend games hoping to get two newly acquired players up to speed after trading away two longtime fixtures of the team.


Chiefs Niklas Andersen, Lasse Petersen will represent Denmark at world juniors

Spokane Chiefs forward Niklas Andersen and goaltender Lasse Petersen have been selected to represent Denmark in the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, the Chiefs announced Tuesday.


Spokane Chiefs return home after long road stretch

The Spokane Chiefs have returned to their home ice at the Arena for the first time in nearly three weeks.


Spokane Chiefs will start season at home before long road trip

The Spokane Chiefs will start the Western Hockey League season at home for the first time in 15 years. After the 2015-16 season kicks off at the Arena on Saturday …


Spokane Chiefs will start season at home before long road trip

The Spokane Chiefs will start the Western Hockey League season at home for the first time in 15 years. After the 2015-16 season kicks off at the Arena on Saturday …


Seattle Thunderbirds favored in Spokane Chiefs’ division

The Seattle Thunderbirds haven’t won a division title since the 2004-05 Western Hockey League season. If the sages are correct, that’s about to change.


Spokane Chiefs open preseason with tournament in Everett

Preseason could easily be renamed proving season. When the Spokane Chiefs begin their seven-game preseason schedule this afternoon in Everett, it will mark another important step in the auditioning process …


Spokane Chiefs open preseason with tournament in Everett

Preseason could easily be renamed proving season. When the Spokane Chiefs begin their seven-game preseason schedule Friday afternoon in Everett, it will mark another important step in the auditioning process …


Bantam draft selections on display as Chiefs open fall camp

Fall camp offers Spokane Chiefs staff members a glimpse into what to expect for the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season. But during the first day of camp Thursday it was …


Youth on display as Chiefs open camp

Fall camp offers Spokane Chiefs staff members a glimpse into what to expect for the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season. But during the first day of camp Thursday it was …


Chiefs trade Laday to get import pick

The Spokane Chiefs traded Hungarian defenseman Tamas Laday to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Monday in exchange for an eighth round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. “This trade …


WHL gets labor law exemptions for young hockey players

OLYMPIA – Young hockey players for the Spokane Chiefs and other Western Hockey League teams in Washington will be exempted from certain labor laws that would have restricted their practice, …


Spokane Chiefs use No. 1 pick on defenseman Ty Smith

The Spokane Chiefs did all of their homework and always came up with the same answer. The Chiefs went with the conventional wisdom Thursday and selected defenseman Ty Smith of …


Spokane Chiefs take Ty Smith with No. 1 pick

The Spokane Chiefs did all of their homework and always came up with the same answer.


Spokane Chiefs hold high hopes in WHL bantam draft

The Spokane Chiefs received a big boost by landing the No. 1 pick for today’s Western Hockey League bantam draft. But the good news only got better for the Chiefs. …


WHL notes: Prince George makes its playoff push

With four weeks left in the Western Hockey League’s regular season, the Prince George Cougars appear to be the biggest threat to the Spokane Chiefs’ playoff hopes. Following Saturday night’s …


WHL notes: Prince George makes its playoff push

With four weeks left in the Western Hockey League’s regular season, the Prince George Cougars appear to be the biggest threat to the Spokane Chiefs’ playoff hopes.


Chiefs’ season bizarre, successful nearing midway point

Two examples illustrate why this has been a bizarre – but, so far, successful – season for the Spokane Chiefs. For one, it’s reasonable to say that the Chiefs’ best …


WHL notes: Chiefs trade rights to talented goalie Thatcher Demko

The Spokane Chiefs raised some eyebrows Tuesday by trading their Western Hockey League rights to Boston College sophomore goaltender Thatcher Demko to the Calgary Hitmen for conditional draft selections. Demko, …


WHL notes: Chiefs’ Kailer Yamamoto will play for U.S. U-17 team

Kailer Yamamoto’s breakout week was followed by a significant honor. The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that the 16-year-old rookie forward and Spokane native has been added to the roster of …