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    Oilers send Yamamoto back to Spokane

    The Edmonton Oilers have assigned forward Kailer Yamamoto to the Spokane Chiefs, as announced by the Oilers on Monday morning. He will be available for the Chiefs’ next game, at Lethbridge on November 10.

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    Chiefs open Alberta trip with 6-0 win at Edmonton

    The Spokane Chiefs started their 4 game road trip through the Central Division with their first shut out of the season as they blanked the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-0 Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta.

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    Chiefs edge Warriors in 2-1 win

    The Spokane Chiefs bounced back from an early 1-0 deficit to shut down the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors and win 2-1.

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    Jaret Anderson-Dolan named to team WHL for Canada-Russia series

    Anderson-Dolan, a 1999-born forward from Calgary, Alberta, was selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings after scoring 39 goals and 37 assists for the Chiefs last season.

  • Americans stun Chiefs with five goals in third period

    The Spokane Chiefs built a 2-0 lead into the second intermission but the visiting Tri-City Americans came back with five third period goals to hand the Chiefs a 5-2 loss at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

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    McGrew scores 1st WHL goal in loss to Portland

    The 2017 San Jose Sharks' sixth round draft pick punched in his first WHL goal and pushing the Chiefs to an early 1-0 lead, but the Chiefs couldn't keep the momentum, losing 6-1 on Friday night at Spokane Arena.

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    Three Chiefs prospects named to WHL Cup rosters

    Included are three Spokane Chiefs prospects, including Jack Finley (British Columbia), Reed Jacobson (Saskatchewan) and Alex Von Sprecken (Saskatchewan).

  • Chiefs move to 4-1 on season.

    Chiefs score last-second goal to beat Silvertips 5-4

    The Spokane Chiefs scored with less than three seconds left in regulation for a dramatic 5-4 win over the visiting Everett Silvertips on Wednesday night.

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    Six former Chiefs on NHL opening night rosters

    The Spokane Chiefs have six former players represented on opening night rosters around the NHL on Wednesday night, including 2016-17 team MVP Kailer Yamamoto.

  • Chiefs drop first game as Kootenay spoils Spokane's home opener

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs picked up their first loss of the season in their home opener on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, 2-1 to the visiting Kootenay ICE.

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    Chiefs Climb Back To Win OT Thriller In Cranbrook

    The Spokane Chiefs came back from a 4-0 deficit – including 5-2 with less than nine minutes left in regulation – to beat the Kootenay ICE in overtime on the road on Friday night, 6-5.

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    Smith’s three-point night leads chiefs to season-opening victory

    Defenseman Ty Smith kicked off his NHL draft year with a three-point night, helping Head Coach Dan Lambert earn his first win behind the Spokane bench, as the Chiefs earned a 4-2 win in Prince George.

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    Cordel Larson signs player agreement with Chiefs

    Larson was the Chiefs’ ninth round (186th overall) pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

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    Chiefs trade forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert

    Sottile, 18, appeared in five games for the Chiefs during the 2017 WHL Pre-Season, recording 17 penalty minutes. He played 34 games with the Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL last season, scoring four goals and adding five assists.

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    Spokane falls short in preseason shootout

    The Spokane Chiefs lost in a shootout in their fourth preseason game of the year in Kennewick on Thursday afternoon, 6-5 to the Portland Winterhawks.

  • Arnold was the Chiefs’ second round (28th overall) pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. Photo: Spokane Chiefs/ Larry Brunt

    Chiefs sign goaltender Campbell Arnold

    The 15-year-old netminder joins first round pick Jack Finley as signed prospects from the Chiefs’ 2017 WHL Bantam Draft class.

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    Team White claims Chiefs' annual Red-White game

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Offense was on display in full force on Sunday afternoon at Spokane Arena as Team White piled on seven goals in a 7-4 win over Team Red in the Spokane Chiefs’ annual Red-White Game capping their 2017 Training Camp.

  • All camp events at Spokane Arena throughout the weekend are free and open to the public.

    2017 Spokane Chiefs training camp rosters announced

    This year’s event includes 62 players, including 34 forwards, 21 defensemen and 7 goalies.

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    Chiefs' 2017 training camp team names announced

    The Spokane Chiefs announced on Friday the team names for their 2017 training camp, which begins on Thursday, August 24 at Spokane Arena. This year’s teams will be Team Johnson, Team Sawyer and Team Ryan.

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    Chris Baird hired as assistant director for hockey operations

    Baird spent the last 10 seasons as the team’s video coordinator, analyzing coaches’ video and advanced statistics. A Spokane native and Lakeside High School graduate, he was originally hired on by the Chiefs midway through the 2006-07 campaign.

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    Kailer Yamamoto signs 3-year deal with Edmonton Oilers

    Yamamoto, picked 22nd overall, appeared in 65 games with the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Spokane Chiefs last season, posting 99 points (42G, 57A), 46 penalty minutes and a plus 14 rating. He was also named to the 2016-17 WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team.

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    Chiefs' Ty Smith to represent Canada at Ivan Hlinka Cup

    Smith is a regular for Canada in international play, having served as team captain at the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games and 2016 World U17 Hockey Challenge (Canada Black). He earned silver medals in both while picking up tournament all-star honors at the U17 challenge.

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    Spokane Chiefs' 1st round pick, Milos Fafrak signs agreement

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter announced on July 14 that forward Milos Fafrak has signed a Standard Player Agreement and committed to playing in the Western Hockey League for the 2017-18 season. Fafrak was the Chiefs’ first round (18th overall) pick in June’s 2017 CHL Import Draft.

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    Former Spokane Chiefs star Tyler Johnson re-signs with Tampa Bay Lightning

    TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Tyler Johnson a seven-year contract worth $5-million AAV, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Johnson, 26, skated in 66 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, recording 19 goals and 45 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes.

  • McIndoe scored 17 goals and 26 points last season

    Chiefs forward Ethan McIndoe invited to Maple Leafs' Development Camp

    Spokane Chiefs forward Ethan McIndoe has been invited to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2017 Development Camp, as announced by the Maple Leafs on Friday afternoon. The camp will begin July 7 at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Toronto. McIndoe, a 1999-born forward from Camrose, Alberta.

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    Chiefs' February 27 home game rescheduled to February 20

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Friday a home game date change for the 2017-18 regular season. The previously slated home game on Tuesday, February 27 versus the Everett Silvertips has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 20. All other details for the game, including start time (7:05 p.m.) and opponent (Everett), remain the same.
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    Spokane Chiefs select Fafrak and Kral in CHL Import Draft

    The Spokane Chiefs selected 1999-born players Milos Fafrak (first round, 18th overall) and Filip Kral (second round, 78th overall) in Wednesday morning’s 2017 CHL Import Draft. After passes, Fafrak and Kral were the 15th and 59th players taken, respectively. “Fafrak is a skilled forward who gives us not only offensive ability but size up front with our forward group

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    Spokane Chiefs' 2017-18 regular season schedule unveiled

    SPOKANE, Wash. / CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 regular season schedule was announced by the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, including all 36 home games to be played at Spokane Arena, beginning with Bud Light Opening Night on Saturday, September 30 versus Kootenay.

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    Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 home opener set for September 30

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that their 2017-18 regular season home opener – Bud Light Opening Night – will take place on Saturday, September 30 versus the Kootenay ICE. The Chiefs will begin their regular season schedule on the road at Prince George on Friday, Sept. 22.

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    Chiefs' McGrew drafted by Sharks in 6th round

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew was selected 159th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

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    Spokane's Anderson-Dolan drafted 41st overall by LA Kings

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected 41st overall (second round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday in Chicago.

  • Kailer Yamamoto is the 1st Chiefs player selected in first round since 2009.

    Spokane Chiefs' Kailer Yamamoto selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers

    Spokane Chiefs star Kailer Yamamoto has been selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2017 NHL Draft. Yamamoto becomes the first Spokane Chiefs player to be selected in the first round of the NHL draft since Jared Cowen was taken by the Ottawa Senators in 2009.

  • Spokane natives Yamamoto, Johnson breaking the mold on the ice

    The scouting reports on Kailer Yamamoto are pretty much all the same: speedy, skilled, a pure scorer -- and undersized. "It gives me that drive to want to push past everybody and be the best player I can be," Yamamoto says of constantly hearing about his 5-9, 160-lb. frame. "Ultimately my goal is to be the best player every time I step on the ice. It gets a little frustrating but it gives me that drive and helps me out in the end."   There's a small group of ...

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    Spokane Chiefs send Morrisseau to Regina for draft picks

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that they have traded forward Koby Morrisseau to the Regina Pats in exchange for future draft picks. “Looking at our forward numbers and depth, we felt this was the right move for our organization at this time,

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    Finley and Feist sign WHL Standard Player Agreements with Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Chiefs prospects Jack Finley (pictured, right) and Tyson Feist (left) both signed Standard Player Agreements and committed to playing in the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced. Both players were recognized at the Chiefs’ press conference at Spokane Arena introducing Dan Lambert, the team’s new head coach.

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    Dan Lambert named Spokane Chiefs' head coach

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that Dan Lambert will become the 12th full-time head coach in the organization’s history. Lambert was previously the head coach of the Rochester Americans (AHL) and Kelowna Rockets (WHL), including a WHL Championship with the Rockets in 2015.

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    Five Chiefs prospects to compete at U16 provincial camps in Canada

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs will be represented by five of their 2017 WHL Bantam Draft selections at upcoming U16 provincial camps this summer in Canada. The Chiefs prospects – two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie – will compete to represent their respective provinces at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary in October.

  • Looking Back at the Chiefs' WHL Bantam Draft History

    Spokane Chiefs' WHL Bantam draft history

    Two years removed from a #1 overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, the Spokane Chiefs used their first round pick to address their offense by selecting center Jake Finley with the #6 choice in Thursday's draft.  Finley is a 15-year-old from Kelowna and just played for POE Bant Prep this past season. Here's a look at all of the first round selections made by the Spokane Chiefs since 2000.

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    Bantam Draft Recap: Chiefs’ 2017 class headlined by Finley at sixth overall

    CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Jack Finley with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday morning. Finley was one of 11 players selected by the Chiefs in the annual draft, including five forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender. 

  • Hudson Elynuik Was Picked By Carolina in the 2016 NHL Draft

    Spokane Chiefs NHL draft history since 2000

    With the 2017 WHL Bantam draft starting tomorrow, we take a look back at the Spokane Chiefs drafted in the NHL since the turn of the century in 2000. Hudson Elynuik was the most recent Chief drafted when he was picked by the Carolina Hurricanes in 3rd round of the 2016 NHL draft.

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    Spokane Chiefs prepare for WHL Bantam draft

    The Spokane Chiefs will select their future stars on Thursday morning as all 22 WHL teams will participate in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, beginning at 9 a.m. MT/8 a.m. PT in Calgary. Spokane holds the sixth overall pick in the draft, marking just the 14th top-10 pick in franchise history. Fans can watch the first round of the draft online at whl.ca with the stream beginning at 7:30 a.m. PT.

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    Four former Spokane Chiefs make hockey headlines

    Mike Babcock (pictured), who coached in Spokane from 1994-2000 and ranks first in franchise history in playoff wins, was named one of three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the top coach in the NHL. Babcock led the Toronto Maple Leafs to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 while fielding a young team featuring six rookies with over 75 games played.

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    Chief's forwards Najman and Kousal sign Czech pro contracts

    The Spokane Chiefs would like to congratulate forwards Ondrej Najman and Pavel Kousal on signing professional contracts with BK Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga.

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    Chiefs' Anderson-Dolan named captain of team Canada

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been named captain of Canada’s under-18 team set to compete at the upcoming 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Slovakia, as announced by Hockey Canada on Wednesday. Fellow Chief Ty Smith has also officially made the team as an underage player. “We are very excited about our leadership group,” said Darren Rumble (Barrie, Ont./Moncton, QMJHL), head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Under-1...

  • Nachbaur and Chiefs Part Ways

    Spokane Chiefs part ways with Head Coach Don Nachbaur

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs and Head Coach Don Nachbaur have mutually agreed to part ways. Nachbaur had been with the organization since 2010.   “Don is one of the winningest coaches in WHL and Chiefs history,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter. “We’d like to thank him for his time in Spokane and wish him all the best in the future.”   Nachbaur, who had previously coached the Seattle Thunderbird...

  • Kailer Yamamoto Named Western Conference All-Star

    Kailer Yamamoto named to WHL 2nd All-Star team

    Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto, as announced by the WHL on Wednesday morning, has been named to the league’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team. Yamamoto, who led the Western Conference in scoring (6th overall) with 42 goals and 57 assists for 99 points, was left off the score sheet just 11 times in 65 games. He is considered a top prospect for this summer’s 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Via the WHL’s official release: Calgary, AB – T...

  • Elynuik Signs Amateur Tryout Contract With Charlotte Checkers

    Elynuik signs amateur tryout contract with Charlotte Checkers

    Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, allowing him to join the club and potentially make his professional debut. Elynuik, who just completed his 19-year-old season with the Chiefs, was a third round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by Charlotte’s parent club, the Carolina Hurricanes. He has not yet signed his entry-level contract with Carolina. Via the official statement...

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    Chiefs fall to Americans 5-4 in overtime despite Kailer Yamamoto's hat trick

    By Spokane Chiefs Morgan Geekie’s second goal of the night 28 seconds into overtime lifted the Tri City Americans to a 5-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs Friday night in Kennewick. The loss extended Spokane’s season long losing streak to 8 straight, while Tri City snapped a 5 game losing skid with the victory. Tri City has now won 9 of 11 against the Chiefs this season. The Americans took a 1-0 lead after one as Vladislav Lukin scored with just 24 seconds remaining in the ...
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    Comeback Bid Falls Short As Spokane Drops Sixth In A Row

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the third period in a comeback bid that fell just short on Saturday night at Spokane Arena as they lost to the visiting Prince George Cougars, 4-3. NHL Draft prospects Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Kailer Yamamoto led the offense for Spokane with two and three points, respectively. Prince George opened the game with a flurry, scoring three goals in the first period to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Josh Curtis scored hi...

  • Chiefs Fall To Winterhawks 4-2

    Yamamoto scores 38th goal in 4-2 loss to Portland

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane forward Kailer Yamamoto scored his team-leading 38th goal of the season on Friday night at Spokane Arena as the Chiefs lost to the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 4-2. The loss was Spokane’s fifth in a row. Portland got the scoring underway early in the first period as Cody Glass scored his 30th of the year on a rebound opportunity, chipping the puck over starting goaltender Jayden Sittler’s right shoulder to make it 1-0 a...

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    Chiefs eliminated from playoff contentions following 4-0 loss to Everett

    Philadelphia Flyers prospect Carter Hart earned his eighth shutout of the season on Wednesday night as the Spokane Chiefs fell to the Everett Silvertips, 4-0.

  • Chiefs allow 5 in the 1st, eventually falling to Kelowna 9-5

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs fell behind 7-0 to the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Sunday night at Spokane Arena, eventually losing in a high-scoring affair, 9-5. Kelowna came out buzzing after the opening puck drop, scoring twice in the first four minutes with goals from Reid Gardiner at 1:33 and Dillon Dube at 3:10. They added to the lead with two more quick goals midway through the first as Carsen Twarynski scored his 14th at 10:41 and Rodney Southam potted his 15th at 12:00. ...
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    Spokane can't stop streaking Americans in 5-1 loss

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tri-City captain Tyler Sandhu scored a hat trick and added an assist, leading the way as the Americans defeated the hosting Spokane Chiefs 5-1 on Saturday night at Spokane Arena. Kailer Yamamoto scored a goal in his third-straight game for the Chiefs’ only tally. Spokane forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan extended his point streak to five games with a crafty spinning backhand pass to Yamamoto on the doorstep to get the scoring underway at the 10:5...

  • Chiefs collapse in the 3rd period; lose to Americans 5-1

    Spokane Chiefs The Tri City Americans scored three straight power play goals in the third period as they broke open a 2-1 game to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Saturday night in Kennewick, WA. Spokane has now lost all 5 games at Tri City this season as the Americans improved to 7-2 against the Chiefs this season. The loss left the Chiefs 8 points back of Portland for the final playoff spot in the WHL’s Western Conference with 13 games remaining in the season. Tri City took a ...

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    Chiefs hold off Tri City 4-3 on SWX

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on late to beat the rival Tri-City Americans in front of over 9,800 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

  • Chiefs outscore Winterhawks 6-5

    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. - Rookie forward Eli Zummack recorded his first career three-point night to lead the charge as the Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the third period and hung on late to defeat the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 6-5. The win brings the Chiefs within nine points of the Winterhawks for the final playoff berth in the WHL's Western Conference with the two teams slated for a rematch in Portland on Friday night. Portland took advantage of a fortuitous boun...
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    Ingram Backstops Blazers To Win Over Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jaret Anderson-Dolan continued his torrid scoring pace for Spokane with a goal and an assist versus the visiting Kamloops Blazers, but the Chiefs couldn't muster enough offense late, losing 3-2. Goaltender Connor Ingram backstopped the Blazers with 30 saves on 32 shots faced on his way to first star honors. Kamloops got on the board first with a goal from former Edmonton Oil King Lane Bauer at the 13:54 mark of the opening period. Chiefs' goalie Da...

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    Anderson-Dolan’s Hat Trick Sparks Chiefs In Win Over Tigers

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs bounced back from a 2-0 first period deficit in force on Friday night at Spokane Arena, defeating the Central Division-leading Medicine Hat Tigers, 5-3. Second-year forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan led the way with his third hat trick of the year. The Tigers jumped out to their early lead with back-to-back goals late in the first period. Former first round WHL Bantam Draft selection James Hamblin scored his 14th of the season at the ...

  • Chiefs outshoot Ice in 3-2 loss

    Chiefs Athletics CRANBROOK, B.C. – The Spokane Chiefs outshot the Kootenay ICE 42-36 on Friday night in Cranbrook but struggled on the penalty kill, losing 3-2. Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Eli Zummack scored the goals for the Chiefs, who dropped to 20-21-6-2 on the season. Anderson-Dolan opened the scoring just under five minutes into regulation with his 23rd goal of the season, sniping a wrist shot from the right circle over the left shoulder of Kootenay goaltender Jakob Walter....
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    Chiefs' comeback falls short as Seattle wins in OT

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal third period deficit to force overtime but fell in the extra time, 3-2 to the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena.

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    Chiefs glide by Kootenay 5-2 on SWX

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs dominated from start to finish and pulled away with a three-goal third period in front of over 9,500 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night, defeating the visiting Kootenay ICE, 5-2.

  • Chiefs' Game vs Thunderbirds Postponed

    Spokane Chiefs' game against Seattle has been postponed

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs’ scheduled home game on Wednesday, January 18 versus Seattle has officially been postponed due to travel conditions. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24 at 7:05 p.m. at Spokane Arena.   “The safety of the players and team staff is paramount and with the road conditions the way they are between Seattle and Spokane, both teams came to the conclusion that tonight’s game will be pos...

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    Chiefs blanked 5-0 in Everett

    The Spokane Chiefs started a 4 games in 5 nights trip through the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League with a 5-0 shutout loss at Everett Wednesday evening. It was just the second time Spokane had been shut out this season, and the first since a 6-0 blanking at Brandon in October. 

  • Chiefs Trade Miske to Prince Albert

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that they have acquired a fourth round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for 19-year-old forward Curtis Miske.

  • Mistakes cost Chiefs in loss to Tri-City

    Spokane forward Kailer Yamamoto extended his team-leading point streak to nine games with a shorthanded goal early in the third period but the Chiefs made too many mistakes on Friday night, falling to the Tri-City Americans, 6-3. The two clubs will meet in a rematch tomorrow night in Kennewick.

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    Chiefs outlast Thunderbirds in overtime thriller

    Hudson Elynuik scored twice, Kailer Yamamoto had a four-point game and Ty Smith scored his first career game-winning goal as the Spokane Chiefs outlasted the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

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    Chiefs acquire Sloboshan, Reid and draft pick from Saskatoon

    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Wednesday night that they have acquired forward Wyatt Sloboshan, defenseman Nolan Reid and a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for forward Markson Bechtold and defenseman Evan Fiala. “With this trade, we hope to fill a few areas that we need to improve in to give us a playoff push,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter. “Those include m...
  • Bechtold's late goal edges Chiefs to 4-3 victory on Teddy Bear Toss Night

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs used late heroics from forward Markson Bechtold to sneak past the visiting Kootenay ICE, 4-3 on Friday night at Spokane Arena. Keanu Yamamoto sent just under 6,000 stuffed animals flying onto the ice earlier in the game as he scored the annual Teddy Bear Toss goal. Yamamoto snapped his 12th goal of the season past Kootenay goaltender Jakob Walter at the 4:01 mark of the first period, sending the crowd of 8,322 at the Arena out of...

  • Chiefs fall on the road at Tri City 6-5

    The Spokane Chiefs fell for the third time in four meetings with the arch rival Tri City Americans this season, as the Ams scored a 6-5 win over Spokane Saturday night in Kennewick. Spokane remains four points back of fourth place Portland in the U.S. Division. The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Ethan McIndoe's 5th goal of the season at 8:07 of the first period. Tri City would even the game at one on a Tyler Sandhu power play goal midway through the period. Tri...

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    Elynuik nets overtime GW in Chiefs 2-1 win over Kelowna

    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. - Jayden Sittler was on a mission on Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs won in overtime, 2-1 over the visiting Kelowna Rockets. The overage goaltender made 35 saves, including a spectacular 2-on-0 poke check in the extra frame, to help the Chiefs to their 11th win of the season. After a scoreless opening period, Kelowna’s Kole Lind drew blood first, scoring at the 1:37 mark of the second to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. On the Rockets’ only ...
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    Early goal sink Chiefs in 2-1 loss to Portland

    The Spokane Chiefs gave up two early power play goals to the visiting Portland Winterhawks and couldn’t climb back, losing 2-1 at Spokane Arena on Wednesday night.

  • Spokane clipped by Edmonton in high-scoring affair, 6-5

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs finished on the wrong end of a wild back-and-forth shootout on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, falling to the Edmonton Oil Kings, 6-5. Forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan, a day removed from a four-point performance including a hat trick, scored twice to lead Spokane in defeat. Edmonton found the net first as 17-year-old forward Kobe Mohr scored his fourth of the season on a breakaway at the 4:06 mark of the first period. The Chie...

  • Chiefs net 10 goals and 2 hat-tricks in blow out 10-1 win over Vancouver

    Ten goals. Two hat tricks. A six-assist game. A first career Western Hockey League goal. Everything seemed to bounce the Spokane Chiefs’ way on Friday night at Spokane Arena as they trounced the visiting Vancouver Giants, 10-1. 

  • Penalties hurt Chiefs in Blazers 6-4 win

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Keanu Yamamoto scored twice and the Chiefs outshot the visiting Kamloops Blazers 46-22 on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, but the Blazers came out on top, 6-4.

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    Chiefs score four in the 3rd to rally past Calgary

    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs came alive in the third period, scoring four goals on their way to a decisive 5-2 win over the visiting Calgary Hitmen on Friday night at Spokane Arena. Forward Ethan McIndoe led the Chiefs with three assists in his first career three-point game. The Hitmen cracked the scoreboard first as winger Andrei Grishakov powered down the left wing before centering the puck to a waiting Mark Kastelic at the doorstep. Kastelic chipped it...
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    T-Birds rally late to top Chiefs 5-2

    The Chiefs carried a 2-2 tie after two periods but lost momentum in the third, dropping a 5-2 contest to the division-rival Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena. Forward Kailer Yamamoto extended his team-leading point streak to eight games in the loss.

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    Chiefs come from behind to stun Silvertips in OT

    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs got the monkey off their back thanks in large part to a two-goal effort from star forward Kailer Yamamoto on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, defeating the division-leading Everett Silvertips 3-2 in overtime. The Chiefs snapped Everett’s six-game winning streak and Spokane has now earned a point in seven consecutive games. After a score by Everett’s Spencer Gerth at the 18:27 mark of the first period, Yamamoto wrap...
  • Comeback effort falls short again as Chiefs lose third-straight overtime game

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to take a late lead, but a Tri-City goal with just seconds left in regulation led to an overtime loss for Spokane for the third game in a row, 5-4. Kailer Yamamoto led the Chiefs with two goals, bringing his season total to a team-leading 13. The Americans got on the board late in the first period with a power play goal by Morgan Geekie, taking advantage of a third rebound ...

  • Chiefs Fall to Winterhawks in Shootout, 3-2

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs battled hard in their fourth game in five nights but could only come away with one point in the standings on Saturday night, losing 3-2 in a shootout to the Portland Winterhawks. Rookie forward Koby Morrisseau scored his first career Western Hockey League goal in the loss. Morrisseau's goal came at the 17:44 mark of the first period as three Chiefs rookies teamed up to give Spokane a 1-0 lead. Riley McKay forced a turnove...

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    Chiefs Top T-Birds 3-1, Pick Up 2nd Win of Season

    Dawson Weatherill turned away 44 shots and Kailer Yamamoto’s goal 40 seconds into the third period proved to be the game winner as the Spokane Chiefs used a 2 goal third on their way to a 3-1 win at Seattle Tuesday night.

  • Growing Up in Skates, Hockey Became a Family Affair for Yamamotos

    From running around the house in skates as kids to chasing dreams with the Spokane Chiefs, Keanu and Kailer Yamamoto have (almost) always shared a passion for hockey. At home, they've often competed against each other, competition that has pushed them both to be better athletes over the years. With bright futures in their sport, the family that has supported them since they were young now has a front row seat to their careers in the WHL.
  • In 189 games with the Chiefs over three seasons, Zwerger scored 60 goals and 59 assists for 119 points.

    Chiefs Trade Zwerger to Everett for Third Round Draft Pick

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have traded Austrian forward Dominic Zwerger to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The move puts the Chiefs under the Western Hockey League's limits of two import and three overage players. Zwerger, a 20-year-old from Dornbirn, Austria, was the Chiefs' second round pick (106th overall) in the 2013 CHL Import Draft. In 189 games with the Chiefs ...

  • Tri-City handles Spokane in season opener, 8-3

    Michael Rasmussen’s natural hat trick in the first period set the Tri City Americans on their way to an 8-3 victory over the Spokane Chiefs Saturday night in Kennewick in the two teams season opener. It was the Chiefs first loss in a season opener since the 2011-12 season. Rasmussen scored two power play goals and one tally on a 4 on 4 in the first to give the Americans a 3-0 lead after one. The Chiefs got on the board on a Kailer Yamamoto power play goal from Keanu Yamamoto a...

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    Chiefs Extends Nachbaur's Contract Through 2017-18 Season

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that head coach Don Nachbaur has accepted a one-year contract extension. Nachbaur, entering his seventh season behind the Chiefs’ bench, is now under contract through the 2017-18 season.

  • Chiefs announce new GM

    Spokane Chiefs name Scott Carter as new GM

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced today that Scott Carter will become the organization’s new general manager. Carter will be formally introduced at a press conference at Spokane Arena’s Dry Fly restaurant on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

  • Vets dominate Chiefs' annual Red-White game

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Team Red scored five goals in the second period to pull away for a 7-2 win over Team White in the Spokane Chiefs’ annual intrasquad Red-White Game at Spokane Arena on Sunday afternoon. Veterans Kailer Yamamoto, Dominic Zwerger and Curtis Miske led the way with two goals apiece. Both sides were scoreless through much of the first period before 16-year-old camp invite Max Giangualano punched in a rebound off a Colum McGauley shot to put Team White up 1-0. ...

  • Speltz Hired By Toronto Maple Leafs

    Spokane Chiefs GM Tim Speltz Hired By The Toronto Maple Leafs

    The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they have hired Spokane Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz as their Director of Western Area Scouting. The 57-year-old Speltz was hired prior to the 1990-91 season and has since spent 26 years with the Chiefs organization where he has won two WHL titles and two Memorial Cups in 1991 and 2008.

  • Spokane Chiefs Release 2016-2017 Schedule

    Spokane Chiefs Release 2016-2017 Schedule

    CALGARY, Alberta – The Spokane Chiefs, in concurrence with the Western Hockey League, announced today their 72-game schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 regular season, including all 36 home games to be played at Spokane Arena. The Chiefs begin their season on the road versus the Tri-City Americans on Saturday, September 24 before kicking off their home schedule against the same Americans club for Bud Light Opening Night at the Arena on Saturday, October 1.

  • Hudson Elynuik has some family ties to the NHL as his father, Pat, was selected 8th Overall in the 1986 draft by the Winnipeg Jets (now Arizona Coyotes).

    Elynuik Drafted in 3rd Round by Hurricanes

    Spokane Chiefs’ forward Hudson Elynuik was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes today in the Third Round (74th Overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

  • This will not be the first experience with Team USA for the playmaking forward; He played for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

    Yamamoto Invited to USA Hockey Camp

    The Spokane Chiefs, in concurrence with USA Hockey, announced today that forward Kailer Yamamoto has been invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, July 30-Aug. 7 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

  • Matt Sozanski had three goals and 18 assists in 62 games for the Chiefs last season.

    Chiefs Deal Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that defenseman Matt Sozanski has been traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

  • (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Johnson's OT Deflection Lifts Lightning Over Penguins in Game 5

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Tyler Johnson deflected Jason Garrison's wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury's glove 53 seconds into overtime to give the Lightning a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Tampa. Nikita Kucherov scored twice to boost his postseason total to an NHL-be...

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have lost two straight after winning the series opener in Pittsburgh.

    Tyler Johnson Scores in Lightning's 4-2 Loss to Penguins

    Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz scored third-period goals, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

  • Chiefs Make Picks in 2016 WHL Bantam Draft

    The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Luke Toporowski with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday morning in Calgary. Toporowski, the first American-born player taken in the 2016 draft, is the younger brother of current Chief Jake Toporowski and son of former Chief Kerry Toporowski. 

  • Johnson has 2 Goals and Assist, Lightning Beat Islanders 4-1

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Former Spokane Chief Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, celebrates after scoring against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of Game 2 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Friday, April 15, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Phot

    Johnson scores twice, Lightning beat Red Wings 5-2

    Tyler Johnson scored a pair of third-period goals Friday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

  • Yamamoto is one of only two CHL players named to the Team USA roster. (Photo: Chiefs)

    Chiefs Yamamoto Named to Team USA for U-18 World Championship

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane's Kailer Yamamoto has been named to the Team USA roster for upcoming IIHF U-18 World Championship in Grand Forks, N.D. The Americans' tournament schedule will begin versus Russia on Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. PDT. Yamamoto, a 5-foot-9 forward from Spokane, led the Chiefs in scoring during the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season, tallying 19 goals and 52 assists for 71 points in 57 games. He added a goal and four assists in six...

  • Chiefs Season Ends With 6-2 Loss to Royals in Game Six

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs dropped Game 6 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals on Sunday night, 6-2. The loss eliminated the Chiefs from the playoffs and ended their season. Spokane jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the first period, at the 3:40 mark, as Jordan Henderson scored his second goal of the postseason on a slapshot from the left circle. Kailer Yamamoto and overage forward Presten Kopeck, playing in his final WHL game...

  • Game 6 is scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday night and tickets will go on sale Saturday morning at 9 a.m. via the Chiefs’ Ticket Office and TicketsWest.

    Chiefs Handle Royals, Force Game 6 in Spokane

    The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Victoria Royals, 4-1 in Game 5 of their 2016 WHL Playoffs Round One series, forcing a Game 6 at Spokane Arena on Sunday, April 3.

  • The Chiefs dropped a 3-2 overtime matchup in Game 4 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals.

    Chiefs Come Up Short in OT as Royals Take Win in Game 4

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs suffered a disappointing 3-2 overtime loss in Game 4 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena. Presten Kopeck scored a goal and had an assist for the Chiefs while Alex Forsberg led the Royals with two goals, including the game-winner in overtime. Dominic Zwerger put the Chiefs on the board at the 4:09 mark of the first period to score his first goal of the pos...

  • Chiefs Take Game 3, Top Royals 5-2

    The Spokane Chiefs scored the first five goals of the game and cruised their way to a 5-2 win in Game 3 of their 2016 WHL Playoffs Round One series versus the Victoria Royals on Tuesday night. Forward Keanu Yamamoto led the Chiefs with three assists – he has five in the postseason – as Spokane earned their first victory in the best-of-seven series.

  • The Chiefs return home to host game 3 against the Royals Tuesday night at 7:05pm at the Spokane Arena. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA starting with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.

    Royals Edge Chiefs 4-3, Take 2-0 Series Lead

    Despite out shooting Victoria 33-21, the Spokane Chiefs fell short to the Royals 4-3 in game two of their Western Conference playoff first round series.

  • Chiefs Drop Game One of Playoff Series to Victoria

    The Royals opened the scoring in the first period with a highlight reel goal from CHL Player of the Week Tyler Soy. Soy took the puck down the right wing and to the net, kicking it to himself before beating Spokane goaltender Lasse Petersen over the glove to give Victoria a 1-0 lead.

  • Hudson Elynuik scored in the overtime period to give the Chiefs the overtime win.

    Elynuik nets game-winner in OT, Chiefs clinch playoff spot

    The Portland Winterhawks (34-30-6-0) clinched a playoff spot, but fell 5-4 in overtime to the Spokane Chiefs (33-29-5-4) Friday at the Moda Center in front of 9,121 fans.

  • Chiefs top Everett 3-2 in overtime, move closer to clinching playoff spot

    Hudson Elyniuk scored 2:28 into overtime to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Everett Silvertips Wednesday night in Everett. With the win, Spokane is now 4 points ahead of Tri City for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with two games to play.

  • The Chiefs finish their regular season on the road with four games, beginning versus Seattle on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    Rocket Blast Off Past Chiefs 6-1

    Spokane Chiefs captain Jason Fram earned a three awards in the organization’s annual end of the year award’s ceremony on Saturday night prior to the Coca-Cola Regular Season Finale versus the Kelowna Rockets at the Spokane Arena. The Chiefs lost, 6-1, with Dominic Zwerger scoring the Chiefs’ only goal.

  • Jarret Anderson-Dolan scores twice as the Chiefs dominate the Ams 6-1 (Photo: Chiefs)

    Anderson-Dolan scores twice as Chiefs top Ams 6-1

    By Spokane Chiefs PR SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the first period on their way to a 6-1 rout of the rival Tri-City Americans in front of 9,352 fans at Spokane Arena on Friday night. Rookie forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan led the way with four points. Spokane got on the scoreboard at the 4:28 mark of the opening period as Danish forward Nik Andersen flipped a nifty backhand over starting Tri-City goaltender Nicholas Sanders’ shoulder. Rookies Ta...

  • Spokane couldn't overcome an early deficit and fall to Kamloops tonight 3-2.

    Chiefs falter early, fall to Kamloops 3-2

    The Spokane Chiefs couldn’t gave up two goals in the first period and couldn’t catch up on Wednesday night, losing 3-2 to the visiting Kamloops Blazers. Keanu Yamamoto scored his 20th goal of the season on his way to second star honors for the Chiefs. 

  • Elyniuk hit Dominic Zwerger for his team leading 25th goal of the season at 3:14 of the first to tie the game at one.

    Chiefs Fall at Prince George 4-1

    SpokaneChiefs.com The Spokane Chiefs finished off their 4 game road trip through the B.C. Division with a 4-1 loss to the Prince George Cougars Saturday night in Prince George, B.C.

  • Kamloops received goals from all four lines and Connor Ingram made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, as the Blazers (30-25-5-4) now sit two points up on the Spokane Chiefs (29-25-5-4).

    Chiefs Get Shutout at Kamloops 5-0

    The Blazers closed out the third game of their four-game homestand with a 5-0 rout against the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday night.

  • Tomas Soustal and Justin Kirkland each scored in the shootout as Kelowna improved to 44-16-3-0 on the season to remain in first place overall in the WHL.

    Chiefs Fall in Shootout to Kelowna

    The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, winning its 44th game of the season.

  • Chiefs Fall Flat on Friday, Fall to Prince George 6-0

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs couldn't get anything working on Friday night at Spokane Arena, losing 6-0 to the visiting Prince George Cougars. The Cougars opened the scoring on the power play just over five minutes into regulation as Brad Morrison took advantage of a rebound from a Joseph Carvalho shot to score his 23rd goal of the season. Prince George made it ....

  • Lasse Petersen made 30 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season.

    Petersen Earns 3rd Shutout in Chiefs 1-0 Victory

    Lasse Petersen made 30 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season – and 2nd with Spokane – as the Chiefs snuck away with a 1-0 victory versus Prince George on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

  • The Chiefs have now dropped 7 of 9 games to the Silvertips this season

    Chiefs Fall on the Road at Everett, 4-1

    Everett scored two goals in the first 7:32 of the game and never looked back as they skated past the Spokane Chiefs 4-1 Sunday night in Everett. Spokane has now dropped 7 of 9 contests to the U.S. Division leaders this season, as the Chiefs are 10 points back of the Silvertips.  Everett would take a 1-0 lead on a Carson Stadnyk goal off a face-off 2:32 into the game. Patrick Bajkov would score off another face-off five minutes later to put the Silverti...

  • Saturday was the Chiefs’ sixth win over the Americans this season.

    Elynuik Leads Chiefs to 4-2 Win Against Americans

    Hudson Elynuik scored two goals, including one shorthanded, on Saturday night at Spokane Arena as the Spokane Chiefs knocked off the rival Tri-City Americans, 4-2.

  • Tyson Verhelst turned aside 34 shots, but the Chiefs fell on the road in overtime.

    Chiefs Edged 2-1 in Overtime at Seattle

    Tyson Verhelst turned aside 34 shots, but Ethan Bear's second goal of the game 14 seconds into overtime lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 2-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs Friday night in Kent, WA. Spokane gained a point in the standings, but fell to 4th place in the U.S. Division and 8th place in the Western Conference with the OT loss.  Spokane out shot Seattle 9-3 in the first period, but neither team managed to score in the opening twenty minutes. ...

  • Dominic Zwerger and Markson Bechtold scored for the Chiefs in their loss to Everett.

    Chiefs Fall Short on Sunday Night Against Everett

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs couldn’t find their rhythm on Sunday night at Spokane Arena, losing to the division-leading Everett Silvertips, 3-2. Dominic Zwerger and Markson Bechtold scored for the Chiefs. The Silvertips got the scoring underway early in the first period as Montreal Canadiens prospect Noah Juulsen slipped a sharp angle shot past Spokane starting goaltender Tyson Verhelst to make it 1-0. Zwerger tied it up just over three minute...

  • Spokane remains home for their third game in three nights tomorrow to face the division-leading Everett Silvertips

    Yamamoto Nets Game-Winner in Overtime

     It took overtime for the third consecutive game, but the Spokane Chiefs prevailed in front of 8,011 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night, beating the Kootenay Ice, 4-3.

  • The Chiefs Tied it with a late goal, but the couldn't get the job done in overtime, falling to Portland 3-2.

    Chiefs Score Late To Force Overtime, Fall To Portland 3-2

    The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal third period deficit to force overtime but lost in the extra frame, 3-2 on Wednesday night. Jacob Cardiff and Dominic Zwerger each scored a goal and added an assist while goaltender Lasse Petersen made 33 saves for the Chiefs. Portland opened the scoring at the 5:53 mark of the first period, taking advantage of a Chiefs’ penalty to make it 1-0. 

  • he game marks the end of a four-game road trip for the Chiefs, during which they won 3-of-4 games.

    Chiefs End Road Trip With 4-1 Loss at Tri-City

    The Chiefs closed their four-game road trip on Saturday night with just their second loss in eight games, falling 4-1 to the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick.

  • The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games.

    Chiefs Top The Western Conference's Best, Beat Kelowna 6-3

    The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the final 3:31 of the first period and didn’t look back, beating the reigning WHL Champion Kelowna Rockets on the road on Friday night. Keanu Yamamoto led the way for the Chiefs with two goals while Jason Fram had three assists and a +3 rating. Jaret Anderson-Dolan made a strong play into the Kelowna zone late in the first period, forcing an errant clearance attempt by the Rockets that landed on linemate Ethan McIndo...

  • Dominc Zwerger had a hat trick in the Chiefs 4-1 win at Everett.

    Zwerger's Hat Trick Helps Chiefs Take Down First-Place Everett

    Dominic Zwerger scored 4 points and linemate Hudson Elyniuk added 3 as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the U.S. Division leading Everett Silvertips 4-1 Sunday night in Everett. It was the Chiefs second win in 7 meetings with the Silvertips this season, and the victory pushed Spokane into third place in the division; one point ahead of Portland.  Zwerger started the scoring with a wraparound at 7:16 of the first period on assists from Elyniuk and Keanu Yamam...

  • Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur earned his franchise-best 224th win behind the bench on Friday.

    Nachbaur Makes History as Chiefs Top Thunderbirds

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs woke from a two-period slumber to score four goals in the third period, earning Head Coach Don Nachbaur his franchise-best 224th win behind the bench. Nachbaur passed former Chiefs boss and current Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Mike Babcock on the all-time wins list. "I don't like to pat myself on the back," Nachbaur said after the game. "I thought the guys played well down the stretch. As coaches, we set a...

  • Goaltender Tyson Verhelst made 27 saves, but Spokane falls 4-0 in Lethbridge

    Chiefs Allow 3 Goals In The 3rd and Fall To Lethbridge 4-0

    The Spokane Chiefs were shut out for just the third time this season, as the Lethbridge Hurricanes won their 8th straight game with a 4-0 win over the Chiefs Wednesday night in Lethbridge, Alberta. The Hurricanes win snapped a 4 game losing streak against Spokane and was the first win over the Chiefs since 2011. Spokane has now dropped 6 of their last 7 contests. Lethbridge took a 1-0 lead in the first period on Brayden Burke's goal at 6:06.

  • Chiefs’ defenseman Ty Smith, a 15-year-old in his first WHL regular season game, earned his first career WHL point with an assist on a deflected power play goal by Jaret Anderson-Dolan at the 7:40 mark of the third.

    Chiefs Explode for a Season-High 9 Goals in 9-2 Victory

    The Spokane Chiefs scored six goals in the third period on their way to a decisive 9-2 win over the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

  • Wyatt Johnson scored his second goal in a Chiefs uniform in the loss to Everett.

    Chiefs Fail to Capitalize on Chances, Fall to Silvertips 3-1

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs created many chances but only cashed in one, dropping their third straight game by a score of 3-1 to the visiting Everett Silvertips on Sunday night. Wyatt Johnson scored his second goal in a Chiefs uniform in the loss.   The Silvertips opened the scoring with a rebound tap-in by Austria forward Dario Winkler at the 4:33 mark of the first period. Defenseman Tristen Pfeifer pushed a shot on net that bounced into the ope...

  • The Chiefs finished 1-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill.

    Pats Dominate Chiefs 7-2 Saturday Night

    The Spokane Chiefs were outscored 4-1 in the first period and couldn’t recover as the visiting Regina Pats ran away with a 7-2 win at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

  • Whitney's number is the first retired number in Spokane Chiefs franchise history. (Photo Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs)

    Spokane Chiefs to Retire Ray Whitney's Number 14

    The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that on Friday, January 29, they will officially retire the number 14 in honor of former player and long-time NHL standout Ray Whitney. Whitney will be on hand to be recognized and raise his number 14 jersey to the rafters in a pre-game ceremony on the ice at Spokane Arena. It will be the first retired number in franchise history.

  • The Chiefs traded Riley Whittingham to the the Kootenay Ice.

    Spokane Chiefs Trade Whittingham, Acquire Kopeck From Kootenay

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired 20-year-old forward Presten Kopeck from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for 20-year-old forward Riley Whittingham and a fourth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. “We feel this trade will help our depth with our forwards as Presten Kopeck can play all three positions,” Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz said. “We will use (Kopeck) to kill penalties and he will also...

  • Dominc Zwerger scored the lone goal for the Chiefs in a 5-1 loss at Portland.

    Winterhawks Score Five Unanswered to Beat Chiefs 5-1

    The Spokane Chiefs dropped their second straight game in Portland, as the Winterhawks scored 5 unanswered goals to win 5-1 Sunday night in Portland, OR. With the loss, Spokane remained in a second place tie with Seattle with 43 points, 2 ahead of Portland. The Winterhawks have now won 4 of 5 from Spokane in the season series.  The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Dominic Zwerger's power play goal just 1:42 into the game. Zwerger's 15th goal of the yea...

  • The Hawks and Chiefs will meet again tomorrow at the Moda Center at 5 p.m.

    Winterhawks Edge Chiefs 6-5 in Shootout

    Jack Dougherty and Dominic Turgeon scored in a shootout as the Portland Winterhawks (19-17-1-0) earned a 6-5 win over the Spokane Chiefs (19-14-3-2) Saturday the Moda Center in front of 7,722 fans.

  • In 210 career games with the Chiefs, Helewka scored 93 goals and 100 assists, including a franchise record-tying nine-game goal streak last season.

    Chiefs Trade Helewka to Red Deer for Two Forwards and Draft Picks

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired forwards Wyatt Johnson and Eli Zummack, as well as two future WHL Bantam Draft picks, from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for overage forward Adam Helewka.

  • The Chiefs have won three straight games on New Year’s Eve.

    Chiefs Top Americans 5-2 to Bring in New Year

    The Tri-City Americans (15-20-2-0, 32 pts) tried to end 2015 with a win, but the Spokane Chiefs (19-14-3-1, 42 pts) spoiled the party, earning a 5-2 win in front of 5,808 fans at the Toyota Center on New Year’s Eve.

  • With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division.

    Chiefs Fall Short Against T-Birds 2-1

    For the second time in December, the Spokane Chiefs came to Seattle with a chance to take over first place in the U.S. Division from the Thunderbirds. For the second time, Spokane came up short, as Seattle edged Spokane 2-1 Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division.  Neither team scored in the first period, as Spokane turned aside 3 Seattle power play chances. The Ch...

  • Goaltender Tyson Verhelst made 19 saves to blank Seattle for his first shutout of the season.

    Chiefs Return to Action, Shut Out Thunderbirds 3-0 at Spokane Arena

    The Spokane Chiefs returned from the mid-season holiday break with a 3-0 shutout win over the division-leading Seattle Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena on Sunday night. Goaltender Tyson Verhelst made 19 saves to blank Seattle for his first shutout of the season while Dominic Zwerger led the offense with a goal and two assists. Zwerger, in his first game back after missing six while competing with Team Austria at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Champ...

  • The Chiefs utilized a 4-on-3 power play in the overtime frame to seal the deal as Yamamoto, with assists to Bechtold and older brother Keanu Yamamoto, circled the offensive zone before sniping the game-winner to the top-right corner.

    Fram Forces OT, Yamamoto Wins it in Thriller With Portland

    The Spokane Chiefs tied the game three times before second-year forward Kailer Yamamoto scored 50 seconds into overtime to clinch a 5-4 overtime win over the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night.

  • Chiefs Fall To Winterhawks 2-1 In Overtime

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs outshot the visiting Portland Winterhawks 43-31, including a 16-4 margin in the third period, but couldn’t find enough offense to win, losing in overtime 2-1 on Friday night at Spokane Arena. 

  • The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games.

    Silvertips score 4 goals in 3rd, Chiefs Drop Third-Straight

    The Chiefs battled back twice to take the lead but the Everett Silvertips used a four-goal night from forward Remi Laurencelle to come away with a win, 7-4 on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

  • The loss dropped Spokane to third in the U.S. Division, one point behind Everett and five ahead of Portland.

    Teddy Bears Fly, but Chiefs Fall to Americans 4-3

    The Spokane Chiefs sent 6,384 teddy bears and stuffed animals onto the ice at Spokane Arena on Saturday night but fell to the visiting Tri-City Americans, 4-3.

  • Thunderbirds Dominate Chiefs to Remain the U.S. Division Leaders

    The Spokane Chiefs lost for the first time in 3 games against the U.S. Division leading Seattle Thunderbirds, as Ethan Bear's hat trick led Seattle to a 5-1 win over Spokane Friday night in Kent, WA.

  • The Chiefs will briefly wear the new jerseys, and auction them off during their home game Dec. 19. (Photo Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs)

    Chiefs Unveil Spokane Canaries Throwback Jersey Design

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Chiefs officially unveiled the special throwback jerseys they will wear in their home game on December 19 versus the Portland Winterhawks. The Chiefs will don the one-of-a-kind Spokane Canaries jerseys, unveiled Tuesday, in celebration of the Western Hockey League’s 50th Season and 100 years of hockey in Spokane before they will be auctioned off during the game.

  • Hats Fly as Chiefs Roll Past Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena

    The Spokane Chiefs scored four goals in the first period on their way to a dominating 7-1 win over the division-leading Seattle Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena on Friday night. Adam Helewka led the Chiefs with a hat trick and an assist.Curtis Miske opened scoring with an unassisted goal under four minutes into the game, forcing a turnover in the Seattle zone and beating Thunderbirds goaltender Logan Flodell to make it 1-0.Defenseman Tyson Helgese...

  • The Chiefs slugged it out with Everett but the Silvertips offense was too much, winning 5-1.

    Silvertips Top Chiefs in Spokane, 5-1; Chiefs Announce Trade

    A three-goal second period by the visiting Everett Silvertips doomed the Spokane Chiefs as the home team fell 5-1 at Spokane Arena on Sunday Night. Riley Whittingham scored his sixth goal of the season in the loss.The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the game, as Riley Whittingham chipped a deflection up and over Everett goaltender Carter Hart's shoulder. Adam Helewka extended his team-best point streak to eight games with an assist on ...

  • A day after giving up a third period lead to the Americans in Kennewick, the Chiefs tightened up the lead this time, outshooting the Americans 15-11 in the third period.

    Chiefs Win Rematch With Americans 6-4

    The Spokane Chiefs hung on late to preserve a 6-4 win over the rival Tri-City Americans on Saturday night at Spokane Arena in the second game of a quick home-and-home series.

  • Adam Helewka scored two goals but the Chiefs dropped a high scoring game to the Americans, 6-5.

    Chiefs Fall in Wild One at Tri-City, 6-5

    Tri Cities scored two goals late in the third period as the Americans snapped the Spokane Chiefs 4 game winning streak with a 6-5 win Saturday night in Kennewick, WA. It was the Chiefs first loss to their arch rivals in 4 contests this season. Spokane took a 1-0 lead on Dominic Zwerger's power play goal at 3:28 of the first period. Tri City would even the game just 1:08 later on a Brian Williams goal. The Chiefs Markson Bechtold would score his 6th of the year midwa...

  • Hockey on SWX (2015-16 Season)

    Hockey on SWX during the 2015-16 season.

  • Helewka scored his first of the night while the Chiefs were shorthanded, taking the puck coast-to-coast and scoring on a wrap-around to finish the highlight reel sequence. The unassisted goal came with 6:56 left in the middle frame.

    Three Goals in the 2nd Period Lifts Chiefs to 5-2 Win

    The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the second period and withstood a late third period push by the Moose Jaw Warriors to preserve a 5-2 win at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

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