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Adam Beckman, Carter Chorney score twice apiece to lead Spokane Chiefs to win in preseason opener

Rookie Adam Beckman and second-year winger Carter Chorney scored two goals apiece Friday as the Spokane Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League preseason schedule Friday with a 7-1 victory over …


Spokane Chiefs trade goaltender Donovan Buskey to Prince Albert

The Spokane Chiefs announced Friday that they traded goaltender Donovan Buskey to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Spokane Chiefs sign 16-year-old Erik Atchison to standard player agreement

The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that they have signed forward Erik Atchison to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.


Spokane Chiefs begin crowded training camp with 66 players

The Spokane Chiefs took to the ice again Thursday, bursting with a preseason roster so long it had to be split among three squads.


USA Hockey selects Spokane Chiefs forward Luke Toporowski for prospects game

Spokane Chiefs forward Luke Toporowski will participate in the 2018 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in September, as announced by USA Hockey on Friday.


Spokane Chiefs announce dates for training camp at the Arena

The Spokane Chiefs will hold their annual training camp Aug. 23-26 at the Arena, the team announced Thursday.


Spokane Chiefs trade Riley McKay, acquire Michael King in separate deals

The Spokane Chiefs spent Thursday tinkering with their Western Hockey League lineup.


Russian forward Yegor Arbuzov signs standard player agreement with Spokane Chiefs

Russian forward Yegor Arbuzov signed a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement and committed to playing for the Chiefs during the 2018-19 season, the team announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith figures to be first-round pick in NHL Draft

Friday is the day Ty Smith fulfills his dream.


Spokane Chiefs extend assistant coach Adam Deadmarsh’s contract

The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that assistant coach Adam Deadmarsh has been extended through the 2018-19 season.


Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew named to initial roster for Team USA event

Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew has been named to the initial Team USA roster for the upcoming World Junior Summer Showcase, USA Hockey announced Friday from Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Spokane Chiefs announce Western Hockey League preseason schedule

The Spokane Chiefs will open their Western Hockey League preseason schedule Aug. 31 against the Portland Winterhawks in Everett, the team announced Wednesday.


Spokane Chiefs sign first-round draft selection Graham Sward

Graham Sward, the 17th overall selection in this year’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, signed a standard player agreement with the Spokane Chiefs, the team announced Thursday.


Spokane Chiefs select defenseman Graham Sward in first round of Bantam Draft

The Spokane Chiefs selected 12 players in the Western Hockey League’s Bantam Draft on Thursday, including defenseman Graham Sward with the 17th overall pick.


Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith earns Western Hockey League’s top scholastic award

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith won the Daryl K. Seaman Memorial Trophy as the Western Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year, the league announced Wednesday from Red Deer, Alberta.


Chiefs sign assistant general manager of hockey operations Chris Moulton to extension

Spokane Chiefs assistant general manager of hockey operations Chris Moulton, who has been part of the staff since 2005, signed an extension with the organization, the team announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert will help coach at Western Hockey League prospects camp

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert will serve as one of four coaches as the U.S. Prospects Camp, the Western Hockey League announced Friday.


Spokane Chiefs extend staff members, including assistant coach Scott Burt

The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday the extension of hockey staff members, including assistant coach Scott Burt, equipment manager Tim Lindblade and assistant director of hockey operations Chris Baird.


Former Chiefs defenseman Tyson Helgesen signs amateur tryout agreement with American Hockey League team

Spokane Chiefs defenseman and two-year team captain Tyson Helgesen signed an amateur tryout agreement with the American Hockey League’s Hartford (Connecticut) Wolf Pack, the Wolf Pack announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith named to Canada’s team for U18 world championships

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith will represent Canada at the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation U18 World Championships in Russia, Hockey Canada announced Thursday.


Spokane Chiefs’ rally falls short in 4-3 loss to Portland to even series at 1-1

The Spokane Chiefs’ rally from a four-goal deficit fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday that evened their first-round, best-of-seven Western Hockey League playoff series …


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

Chiefs close season by rallying past Portland in shootout

Riley McKay scored in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Spokane Chiefs closed out the regular season by rallying for a thrilling 5-4 win Sunday over the Portland …


Chiefs hold back high-scoring Swift Current

Coming into Tuesday’s game at the Arena, the Swift Current Broncos boasted the second-best record in the Western Hockey League.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Kailer Yamamoto’s overtime goal lifts Chiefs past archrival Tri-City

In a raucous atmosphere and a back-and-forth game, the little mistakes are costly.


Kailer Yamamoto continues surge while leading Spokane Chiefs past Brandon

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert wanted Kailer Yamamoto to produce more offense now that Yamamoto is back in the Spokane lineup full time.


Chiefs give up too many early goals in loss to Everett

It’s hard enough to score on Carter Hart, the star goaltender of the Everett Silvertips and Canadian World Junior gold medalist.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

Chiefs give coach Dan Lambert perfect birthday gift with win over Prince George

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert couldn’t have asked for a better 48th birthday gift.


Kelowna pulls away from Spokane Chiefs in third period

Kyle Topping scored two goals and added an assist and the Kelowna Rockets used a three-goal third period to hold off the Spokane Chiefs 7-4 in Western Hockey League action …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

Kamloops Blazers ride two first-period goals stand up in 2-1 win over Spokane Chiefs

The Kamloops Blazers scored a pair of first-period goals and made them stand up in a 2-1 Western Hockey League victory over the visiting Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018

Seattle holds Spokane Chiefs’ offense in check

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