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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.


Americans’ Goalie Viktor Wennberg Discusses Commitment To Northland University

Viktor Wennberg talks about what he will miss in Great Falls and why he chose Northland.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Spokane Chiefs players use time off to heal, prepare for uncertain WHL future

As much as Ty Smith would much rather still be playing hockey with his Spokane teammates, the cancellation of the Western Hockey League regular season has given the Chiefs’ captain …


Great Falls Americans’ Goalie Viktor Wennberg Commits To Northland University

The Swedish Stud is on the Move!


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Inside the week that has left the NBA and NHL shut down

It has been just one week. That’s all. Just one full week since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, just one full week since the NBA became …


NHL players allowed to go home, isolate until end of March

NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic,


Spokane Chiefs send players home to await league decision on resuming play

The WHL’s Board of Governors is expected to hold a conference call Tuesday to discuss the next steps as it relates to a potential timeline of resumption of play, ticket …


Gary Bettman: NHL players in isolation while season is on hold

NHL players are staying away from rinks and self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic that has put their season on hold.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Spokane Chiefs, Western Hockey League pause season until further notice

The Spokane Chiefs, who currently sit third in the U.S. Division standings, have four regular-season games remaining on their schedule, including games at the Spokane Arena on Friday and Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

On ice: NHL suspends season amid coronavirus pandemic

The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

WHL to ‘comply’ with Washington gathering ban in response to novel coronavirus

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Wednesday a ban of gatherings and events of more than 250 people in three Western Washington counties, including the greater Seattle area.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Lukas Parik caps shutout with rare goalie goal as Spokane Chiefs extend winning streak to 10 games

Lukas Parik knows how to contribute to his own cause.


Spokane Chiefs beat Calgary 6-3, extend win streak to nine

The wins, and the milestones, keep coming for the Spokane Chiefs. Leif Mattson and Luke Toporowski scored two goals apiece, Eli Zummack added a career-high five assists, and Spokane defeated …


Adam Beckman scores three goals as Spokane Chiefs defeat Red Deer 5-1

Western Hockey League scoring leader Adam Beckman netted his third hat trick of the season and added an assist as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the host Red Deer Rebels 5-1 …


Hurricanes D Brett Pesce out 4-6 months after shoulder surgery

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce is recovering from shoulder surgery that is expected to keep him out the rest of the season.