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Chiefs’ Eli Zummack, Luke Toporowski get looks from NHL teams

Two forwards who played key roles for the 2018-19 Spokane Chiefs have been invited to NHL development camps.


Chiefs roll past Portland Winterhawks, force Game 7

Facing another must-win situation, the Chiefs kept their season alive, thoroughly outplaying the Portland Winterhawks and winning 5-2 to force a Game 7 in Portland on Tuesday.


Spokane Chiefs snap Everett’s nine-game winning streak with 5-3 victory

The Everett Silvertips came to Spokane as the hottest team in the Western Hockey League and riding a nine-game winning streak. The Spokane Chiefs made sure it didn’t reach 10.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Chiefs enter Western Hockey League season with new coach, returning firepower

The Spokane Chiefs enter the 2017-2018 Western Hockey League season with a new coach in Dan Lambert and the team’s top three scorers returning.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017

Young Chiefs push Tri-City to limit in OT loss

Chiefs fans received a dose of nostalgia, combined with a heavy dose of enthusiasm for the future in Spokane’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Tri-City Americans at the Arena on …


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017

WHL days running down, Spokane Chiefs’ Jayden Sittler plays well in loss to Portland

Jayden Sittler’s final season in the Western Hockey League with the Spokane Chiefs didn’t go like he planned.


Take two: Spokane Chiefs lose 2-goal leads on consecutive nights to Victoria

Matthew Phillips scored his 46th goal of the season 2:42 into overtime and the Victoria Royals downed the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.


Spokane Chiefs lose two-goal lead and game to Victoria

Matthew Phillips notched his 44th goal of the campaign with just over seven minutes to play in regulation and the Victoria Royals made it stand as the game-winner and edged …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017

Spokane Chiefs fall to Tri-City again, this one a 5-1 thumping

There’s something about facing Tri-City that gives Spokane fits. The Chiefs fell to 2-7-1-0 against the Americans this season after a 5-1 thumping at the Arena on Saturday.


Spokane Chiefs drop last game of long road trip to Swift Current

Tyler Steenburgen scored with 31 seconds left in overtime to give the Swift Current Broncos a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.


Hurricanes blow past Chiefs

Brayden Burke scored a pair of third-period goals and finished with a hat trick to power the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 4-0 victory over the visiting Spokane Chiefs in Western …


Overage logjam thins for Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 1995-born players Nick Charif, Devon McAndrews and Blair Oneschuk will not return to the team for the 2015-16 season. The announcement narrows the competition …


Yamamoto hat trick sparks Chiefs

Kailer Yamamoto picked up his first career hat trick and Adam Helewka scored the go-ahead goal as the Spokane Chiefs won their sixth consecutive game.


Chiefs, Royals set for opener

The Spokane Chiefs and Victoria Royals open their first-round playoff series at 7:05 Saturday night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia.


Thunderbirds easily handle Chiefs

Adam Henry accounted for one goal and two assists as Seattle rolled over Spokane 5-1 in a Western Hockey League game at the Arena on Sunday.


Gal comes to Chiefs’ defense

Spokane Chiefs fans have watched Blake Gal play for five years, but they’ve seen a different side to him during the last month. Injuries to defensemen Tyler King and Jason …


Fiddler breaks loose as Chiefs win

PORTLAND – Todd Fiddler had his second career hat trick and Mike Aviani added two goals as the Spokane Chiefs picked up a 5-2 win over the Western Hockey League-leading …


Chiefs, Cowen glad he’s still here

Whatever tonight brings for the Spokane Chiefs – one more game to play or none at all – it’s good to remember that hockey in May seemed the least likely …


Portland takes 3-2 edge on Chiefs in WHL series

PORTLAND –The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks returned to form on Saturday night in the pivotal fifth game of their Western Hockey League series. Sven Bartschi scored one goal and …


Portland seizes 2-1 series lead with OT win over Chiefs

It was just like old times – and that isn’t good. Brendan Leipsic skated down the left slot and fired a high shot past James Reid at 7 minutes, 44 …


Winterhawks even playoff series with Chiefs

PORTLAND – The Spokane Chiefs had a chance to take control of their Western Hockey League playoff series with the Portland Winterhawks but they gave it back. Just 33 seconds …


Chiefs look toward Game 2 wary of Portland’s skills

PORTLAND – For every wide-open net the Portland Winterhawks missed, the Spokane Chiefs missed the net completely on a breakaway. Overall the “what ifs” were even in the first game …


Chiefs even series with Americans

The Spokane Chiefs aren’t where they need to be, but they took a step in that direction Sunday night. After dropping the first game of their best-of-7 Western Hockey League …


Tri-City grabs 1st game in best-of-7 series against Chiefs

It wasn’t a classic, not compared to the last time the Tri-City Americans and Spokane Chiefs met in a Western Hockey League playoff series three years ago. But Saturday night …


Chiefs recall classic playoff series against Tri-City

There were three smiles, best explained by Tyler Johnson. “That series was epic, to say the least,” he said.


Spokane clinches first-round series behind Gal’s 3 goals

Blake Gal thought about the question. Yes, he admitted, he may have scored a bigger goal in his career than the one he netted Saturday in the Arena to lift …


Spokane Chiefs tumble in OT

Only once in the regular season did the Spokane Chiefs take a lead into the third period and lose. But just three games into the Western Hockey League playoffs they …


Spokane Chiefs take 2-0 series lead in WHL playoffs

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – The Spokane Chiefs are in the driver’s seat of their Western Hockey League first-round series after posting a 5-0 victory over the Chilliwack Bruins on Saturday night. …


Chiefs win finale, will face Chilliwack in playoffs

The Spokane Chiefs closed the Western Hockey League regular season with a 6-3 win at Portland on Sunday. Spokane, whose playoff fate as the third seed in the Western Conference …


Portland clinches U.S. Division with win, Spokane loss

KENNEWICK – The Tri-City Americans failed to cooperate in the Spokane Chiefs’ quest for a first-place finish in the U.S. Division of the Western Conference. Brendan Shinnimin and Kruise Reddick …