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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: 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: Fri., March 8, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs breeze by Western Conference power Vancouver 4-1

If the Spokane Chiefs needed a barometer to see if they could play with the top teams in the league, Friday’s 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants in front of …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Chiefs’ four-game winning streak comes to end against Vancouver

Special teams provided the difference in a matchup of the two hottest teams in the WHL’s Western Conference on Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Vancouver overcomes sluggish start to down Chiefs in scoring showcase

The Spokane Chiefs had a chance on Friday to gain ground in their division and defeat one of the Western Hockey League’s best teams. After 10 minutes of hockey, on …


Vancouver defeats Spokane Chiefs in overtime in Western Hockey League preseason

Brayden Watts scored his second goal of the game 1 minute, 42 seconds into overtime Saturday to give the Vancouver Giants a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western …


Vancouver rallies past Spokane Chiefs with three power-play goals in third period

The Spokane Chiefs took three penalties in the final frame that led to three power-play goals for the visiting Vancouver Giants.


Chiefs blank Giants for fourth straight victory

Kailer Yamamoto scored a pair of second-period goals to continue his recent hot streak and the Spokane Chiefs breezed to a 5-0 victory over the Vancouver Giants in Western Hockey …


Spokane Chiefs get two goals from Hayden Ostir in preseason win over Giants

Hayden Ostir scored twice and the Spokane Chiefs (1-1) beat the Vancouver Giants (1-1) 3-1 in a Western Hockey League preseason game at XFINITY Arena.


Chiefs cut their roster to 33

The Spokane Chiefs cut their roster from 44 players to 33 on Tuesday before traveling this weekend to play three exhibition games.


Vancouver Giants slam Spokane Indians 7-0 in Northwest League

The Vancouver Giants used one big hit to put away the Spokane Indians 7-0 in Northwest League action Friday night at Nat Bailey Stadium.


Chiefs storm past Vancouver

Kailer Yamamoto scored just 42 seconds into the match and the Spokane Chiefs never looked back en route to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Giants in Western Hockey League …


Spokane Chiefs move closer to postseason berth

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Riley Whittingham and Dominic Zwerger scored less than 3 minutes apart in the first period Tuesday to launch the Spokane Chiefs toward a 4-3 victory over …


Chiefs collect 4th straight win, thump Vancouver

The Spokane Chiefs play the Vancouver Giants twice per Western Hockey League season. Adam Helewka might want to petition the league to increase the number of Chiefs-Giants matchups.


WHL notes: Brycen Martin takes long road to Saskatoon

Many players changed teams before the Western Hockey League’s trade deadline last Saturday, but nobody had a more interesting journey than defenseman Brycen Martin. The Swift Current Broncos traded the …


WHL notes: Brycen Martin takes long road to Saskatoon

Many players changed teams before the Western Hockey League’s trade deadline last Saturday, but nobody had a more interesting journey than defenseman Brycen Martin.


WHL notes: Well-traveled Alex Moodie on the move again

If nothing else, Alex Moodie has learned how to efficiently pack a suitcase. The 19-year-old goaltender was traded from the Saskatoon Blades to the Brandon Wheat Kings last week for …


WHL notes: Well-traveled Alex Moodie on the move again

If nothing else, Alex Moodie has learned how to efficiently pack a suitcase.


Portland Winterhawks off to surprisingly slow start

The Portland Winterhawks have dominated the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference of late, winning the last four conference championships. That’s why it’s a bit unnerving to scan the standings 2 …


WHL notes: Winterhawks off to surprising slow start

The Portland Winterhawks have dominated the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference of late, winning the last four conference championships. That’s why it’s a bit unnerving to scan the standings 2 …


Raiders off to good start, but overage player leaves

The Prince Albert Raiders and the Spokane Chiefs are the only 4-0 teams in the Western Hockey League. Prince Albert’s start has come with an unwanted distraction.