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Chiefs’ Ty Smith named top defenseman in Western Conference and first-team all-star; Riley Woods makes second team

The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday that defenseman Ty Smith has been named the Western Conference Defenseman of the Year as well as a Western Conference First-Team All-Star. The league …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs net 10 goals, thump rival Tri-City to close out regular season

Adam Beckman scored his first career hat trick in the win. Beckman finished his rookie season with 32 goals.


Jake McGrew’s hat trick helps Chiefs move closer to second place in division

Jake McGrew’s hat trick Friday helped keep alive the Spokane Chiefs’ goal of home-ice advantage in the playoffs.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Chiefs waste two 3-goal leads before beating Rockets 6-5 in OT

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored a goal 34 seconds into overtime and the Spokane Chiefs pulled out a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday after blowing a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

Kamloops starts fast, routs Chiefs 5-1

Orrin Centazzo and Connor Zary scored two goals apiece, and the Kamloops Blazers beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Tuesday night at Sandman Centre.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs throttle Victoria 6-1, learn first-round playoff opponent

It’s not possible to win twice in one night, but in one way, that’s exactly what the Spokane Chiefs did Saturday in front of 10,359 at the Arena.


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: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs need strong finish to catch second-place Portland ahead of WHL playoffs

With their spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs secured, the Spokane Chiefs will play a pair of home games this weekend hoping to do what they can to catch …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Chiefs can’t hold on to third-period lead, lose 3-1 to Everett

Everett got goals in the third from Ronan Seeley, Dawson Butt and Reece Vitelli to secure the win. The goals by Seeley and Butt came just 2:55 apart.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scores in overtime as Chiefs beat Tri-City 5-4

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored in overtime, and the Spokane Chiefs overcame a late rally from the Tri-City Americans to win 5-4 Saturday at Toyota Center.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

Bailey Brkin’s career-high 50 saves lift Chiefs in Portland

Bailey Brkin made 19 of his career-high 50 saves in the third period and five Chiefs scored Friday night as Spokane matched a season-high four-game winning streak, defeating the Portland …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Chiefs clinch playoff spot behind Jaret Anderson-Dolan’s five-point night

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored twice and assisted on three other goals Wednesday night as the Spokane Chiefs clinched a spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs, riding a four-goal first period …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan nets overtime winner as Chiefs top Prince George

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored with a minute left in overtime, and the Spokane Chiefs survived a wild third period to beat the Prince George Cougars 4-3 Tuesday at CN Centre.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Reece Klassen gets Spokane Chiefs back on track with 2-1 victory over rival Tri-City

With Saturday night’s 2-1 home win over Tri-City, the Spokane Chiefs are now tied with the Americans for third place in the U.S. Division. The Chiefs have one game in …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 11 p.m.

Kelowna tops Chiefs in shootout after Spokane storms back to force overtime

For almost 55 minutes Friday night, the Spokane Chiefs were out of sorts. Sloppy passes and miscommunication ruled the night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs fighting less as WHL cracks down on violence

Fighting isn’t what it used to be in the WHL. A pair of websites – hockeyfights.com and dropyourgloves.com – track fighting data in just about every major hockey league in …


Setting goals: James Porter’s path takes him from a reservation in North Idaho to the ice arenas of the WHL

James Porter has found a second home on the ice in Canada


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Chiefs rally comes up short in 7-5 loss to Americans

Kyle Olson scored three goals, including an empty-netter with four seconds left, and the Tri-City Americans held off a Spokane rally to beat the Chiefs 7-5 Saturday at Toyota Center.


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: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Ty Smith lifts Spokane to 4-3 overtime victory against Red Deer

Ty Smith picked the right time to remind folks that he is quite adept at scoring goals.


Luc Smith has added scoring spark, veteran experience as Spokane Chiefs push for playoff spot

That Luc Smith grew up skating and playing hockey is not uncommon. He’s Canadian, after all, and grew up just outside Edmonton, one of the sport’s hotbeds.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs’ scoring flurry continues with 5-2 win over Kootenay

The Spokane Chiefs’ offensive firepower in their last six games might be enough to melt the snow across the city.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs continue hot streak with 8-3 thumping of Victoria

With four wins in their last five games, the Spokane Chiefs may be playing their best hockey of the season. With the playoffs a little more than a month away, …


Luke Toporowski sparks Spokane Chiefs’ win over Kelowna with two first-period goals

Luke Toporowski scored two first-period goals and added an assist on Jake McGrew’s winning goal in the third period to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a 5-4 victory over the …


Chiefs rally from pair of two-goal deficits before losing in shootout at Portland

The Spokane Chiefs twice rallied from two-goal deficits but were unable to extend their two-game winning streak, suffering a 6-5 shootout loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night at …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Adam Beckman scores twice as Spokane Chiefs blank Kelowna

Adam Beckman might be a 17-year-old rookie, but he sure isn’t playing like one.


Offensive breakthrough allows Chiefs to end five-game losing streak

The Spokane Chiefs’ five-game losing streak is no more.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Tri-City’s Beck Warm red-hot as Chiefs drop fifth straight

Tri-City goaltender Beck Warm turned away 47 of 48 Spokane shots Saturday night as the Americans defeated the Chiefs 3-1 at Toyota Center.


Spokane Chiefs’ losing streak reaches four after their second shutout of season

Zane Franklin scored 28 seconds into the game and Dylan Ferguson had 37 saves for his first shutout of the season to guide Kamloops’ 3-0 win at Sandman Centre that …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Chiefs fall 2-1 at Seattle for third straight loss

Nolan Volcan scored the winning goal early in the second period, and the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 Tuesday in Western Hockey League play.