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Momentum shifts quickly in Chiefs’ loss to Tri-City

The tenor of a hockey game can change at any moment, thanks to the randomness of the sport.


Spokane Chiefs break through on offense in victory over No. 1 Victoria

The Victoria Royals came into Spokane Friday night as the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League. The Spokane Chiefs were returning from a winless three-game road trip. Advantage Royals, …


Chiefs continue to struggle with power plays during loss to Portland

Six games into the Western Hockey League season, the Spokane Chiefs are looking for some chemistry and are in desperate need of an improved power play.


Spokane Chiefs sign Czech defenseman Filip Kral

The Spokane Chiefs announced on Friday they signed Czech defenseman


Spokane Chiefs have pair named to NHL Draft Prospect list

Defenseman Ty Smith one of just 24 players to earn ‘A’ rating


Spokane Chiefs complete big comeback to beat Kootenay in overtime

Rykr Cole scored with a slapshot in overtime and the Spokane Chiefs rallied from four goals down to beat the Kootenay Ice 6-5 in Western Hockey League action at Western …


Team Glance: Spokane Chiefs return impressive offensive talent

The Spokane Chiefs return a lot of experience and should be strong offensively. If the defense improves, they will make a return to the playoffs.


2016-17 Spokane Chiefs: Where are they now?

Here’s a look at the 2016-2017 Spokane Chiefs and where they are now. Of this season’s 28-man roster, 21 are returners.


Spokane Chiefs new head coach Dan Lambert watching more than bottom line

Dan Lambert said his players – and the fans – might be keeping a watchful eye on the record again this year, but he’ll be more focused on developing players …


John Blanchette: Spokane Chiefs roster work in progress but offers possibility

Dead last, no playoffs, coaching change, new regime. So when do the Spokane Chiefs hoist that next Western Hockey League championship banner to the top of the Spokane Arena? Why …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Spokane Chiefs load up on promotions for upcoming home schedule

The Chiefs have plenty of giveaways and special events scheduled for fans this season at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.


Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan assigned to team from Kings

Jaret Anderson-Dolan is returning to the Spokane Chiefs. The talented forward was assigned to his Western Hockey League club by the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, where Anderson-Dolan was participating in …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

Hudson Elynuik’s goal helps Spokane Chiefs sweep Prince George

Hudson Elynuik scored the eventual game-winner in the second period and the Spokane Chiefs downed the Prince George Cougars for the second night in a row, 5-1, to sweep the …


Ty Smith has goal, two assists and Spokane Chiefs open WHL season with win

Ty Smith had a goal with two assists and the Spokane Chiefs topped the Prince George Cougars 4-2 on Friday in the Western Hockey League regular season opener.


Spokane Chiefs sign ninth round pick Cordel Larson

The Spokane Chiefs announced 2001-born forward Cordel Larson has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement. Larson was the Chiefs’ ninth round (186th overall) pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.


Spokane Chiefs trade forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert

Spokane trades forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert, Chiefs acquire draft pick for hard-nosed winger


Spokane Chiefs end preseason slate with win over Tri-City

Hayden Ostir scored his fifth goal of the preseason and the Spokane Chiefs topped the Tri-City Americans 6-2 in the final Western Hockey League preseason game on Saturday at the …


Spokane Chiefs fall to Seattle despite Taylor Ross hat trick

Taylor Ross recorded a hat trick but the Spokane Chiefs lost to the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-6 in a shootout in Western Hockey League preseason action at the Toyota Center in …


Spokane Chiefs drop preseason shootout to Portland

Hayden Ostir scored his fourth goal of the Western Hockey League preseason but the Spokane Chiefs allowed two goals late in regulation and fell 6-5 in a shootout to the …


Spokane Chiefs sign goaltender Campbell Arnold

Campbell Arnold, a 15-year-old second round bantam pick, commits to WHL’s Chiefs


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017

Spokane Chiefs send six to NHL camps this week

Spokane roster gets younger ahead of preseason games this weekend


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.


Spokane Chiefs drop preseason opener to Portland

Reece Newkirk scored two goals and the Portland Winterhawks beat the Spokane Chiefs 7-3 in the Western Hockey League preseason opener for both teams at XFINITY Arena on Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Spokane Chiefs sign forward Adam Beckman

16-year-old Saskatoon native signs standard player agreement


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

New Chiefs coach Dan Lambert praises players for quick adjustment

First-year Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert is already impressed by what he’s seen from his young squad. The three-day training camp was just enough for Lambert to get his first …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Spokane Chiefs training camp opens with plenty of changes in store for new season

At the Spokane Arena on Thursday was the indescribable, but instantly recognizable, sound of skates cutting ice and the occasional crashing of players into the boards as the first day …


Spokane Chiefs prospects added to Team Saskatchewan U16 camp roster

Spokane Chiefs prospects Reed Jacobson and Alex Von Sprecken were named to the Saskatchewan Hockey Association’s SaskFirst Top 26 camp, as announced earlier this week. Both players were drafted by …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Kailer Yamamoto signs entry-level deal with Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers announced via press release they have signed 2017 first round selection Kailer Yamamoto to a three-year entry level contract.


Kailer Yamamoto picks up pair of helpers at World Junior Summer Showcase

Spokane Chiefs forward and Edmonton Oilers first-round draft pick Kailer Yamamoto picked up a pair of assists for the U.S. White team in an 8-2 win over Canada Red at …


Spokane Chiefs announce forward Milos Fafrak signs player agreement

Chiefs’ first round import draft pick all set to head to North America in August