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UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Spokane Chiefs pick defenseman David Jiricek in CHL Import Draft

The Spokane Chiefs selected defenseman David Jiricek from the Czech Republic with the 54th pick in Tuesday’s CHL Import draft.

UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Spokane Chiefs prospects play waiting game as NHL draft dreams delayed

When the National Hockey League gathered for its annual draft one year ago in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jack Finley was there to take it all in.

UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

With Climate Pledge Arena, Amazon puts promise in lights

Amazon is bringing its climate change message to a new arena. Literally.

UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Jarome Iginla headlines 2020 Hall class as 4th Black player elected

Jarome Iginla headlines the Hockey Hall of Fame’s six-person class of 2020 after being elected Wednesday in his first year of eligibility.

UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020

Team safety, fans in stands key to Spokane Chiefs, WHL returning to play

If the Spokane Chiefs and the rest of the Western Hockey League return to play this fall, they will only do so if fans are in attendance.

UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Sabres change course, fire GM Jason Botterill after 3 seasons

The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Jason Botterill in a dramatic change-of-course three weeks after co-owner Kim Pegula said his job was secure.

UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

NHL players not rushing back to rinks for voluntary skates

NHL players could start participating in voluntary small-group workouts, and teams began opening their training facilities Monday. Players learned Thursday training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement on …

UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

NHL camps to open July 10 if league, players agree to resume

NHL training camps will open July 10 if the league and players’ union agree to resume the season.

UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Paul Newberry: A college hockey program worth saving in Alabama

The Chargers of the University of Alabama in Huntsville have always been outliers

UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

NHL finalizes playoff format as Pens reveal positive test

The NHL has nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume.

UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Proposed return-to-play format intrigues local NHLers Kailer Yamamoto, Derek Ryan

If the NHL can bring its proposed playoff structure to fruition, Kailer Yamamoto is eager to take part.

NHL post-quarantine: Recapturing team chemistry a challenge

Among the unknowns about the NHL returning amid the pandemic is what the on-ice product might look like.

UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

Not frozen out: Spokane Chiefs players past, present take ice at Idaho rink during league shutdowns

Derek and Zane Ryan lugged hockey bags into Frontier Ice Arena on Thursday looking for something that local pros are finding pretty rare these days.

UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

The NHL has a coronavirus testing plan for players and staff if it returns to play.

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play

UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Chiefs captain Ty Smith named WHL top defenseman for second straight year

Ty Smith of the Spokane Chiefs has been named the Western Hockey League’s defenseman of the year for the second straight season.

UPDATED: Mon., May 18, 2020

After losing baseball season, LC’s Mason Rose transitions to hockey

Mason Rose planned for this spring and summer to be a sort of last hurrah for his baseball career.

American Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffs

The American Hockey League canceled the rest of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting its focus toward an uncertain future.

UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Spokane Chiefs’ Adam Beckman named Western Hockey League’s Western Conference Player of the Year

A body of work that was statistically the best in the Western Hockey League earned the Spokane Chiefs’ Adam Beckman Western Conference Player of the Year honors.

UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Tyler Johnson ponders next career, prepares for playoff push during NHL closure

Before the National Hockey League season came to a screeching halt last month, Tyler Johnson was a versatile center for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Chiefs’ Ty Smith named Western Conference’s top defenseman

Ty Smith earned another Western Hockey League accolade on Monday, when the Spokane Chiefs’ captain was named the best defenseman among the Western Conference’s 10 teams.

UPDATED: Sun., April 12, 2020

Severe knee injuries didn’t shake Jake McGrew’s spirit during his time with Spokane Chiefs

Jake McGrew hoped to skate out with his Spokane Chiefs teammates one last time this year.

UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

‘Undrafted but undaunted’: Oilers’ Colby Cave dies at 25

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has died after a brain bleed

Americans Name New Assistant Coach

The Americans Will Have A New Face Next To Greg Sears In 2020.

In another century, another pandemic ended Stanley Cup final

The Seattle Metropolitans were on the verge of winning their second Stanley Cup in three years in the spring of 1919.

NHL extends self-quarantine guideline until April 15

The NHL is extending its self-quarantine recommendation for players and staff to April 15.

Alex Pietrangelo says Blues teammate Jay Bouwmeester in good health

St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest

Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid favorites again in NHLPA annual poll

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward while Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby holds sway again in numerous categories among his peers.

UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Paul Newberry: As we battle coronavirus, don’t forget 1919 Stanley Cup

Anyone who scoffs at the idea of shutting down sports to deal with the coronavirus outbreak needs a primer on the 1919 Stanley Cup Final

UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

NHL extending isolation period for players and staff

The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team facilities.