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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs mix reunions, introductions during first day of training camp

The Spokane Chiefs’ annual reunion was in full swing Thursday at the Arena, where new coaches and prospects got to skate with the veterans for the first time in a …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Fitness testing signals the start of first Spokane Chiefs training camp for new coach Manny Viveiros

Following an afternoon of pushups, pull-ups, squats and jumps, nearly four dozen Spokane Chiefs hockey prospects capped the first day of training camp by running circles around the North Central …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs release Bailey Brkin and Kaden Hanas, both 20-year-olds

With training camp and the 2019-20 season approaching, the Spokane Chiefs have released two 20-year-old players, goaltender Bailey Brkin and forward Kaden Hanas, to give the team some overage flexibility. …


Spokane Chiefs sign Russian Matvei Startsev to standard player agreement

The Spokane Chiefs announced Friday the signing of Russian defenseman Matvei Startsev to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.


Spokane Chiefs sign goalie Lukas Parik to WHL Agreement

Spokane selected Parik in the first round of this year’s CHL Import Draft with the 43rd overall pick.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs see seamless transition to new coach Manny Viveiros

As Bobby Brett tells it, when Scott Carter hired Dan Lambert two years ago to coach the Spokane Chiefs hockey team, the general manager told the Chiefs’ managing partner that …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs name former Western Hockey League champion Manny Viveiros new head coach

Manny Viveiros, who won a Western Hockey League championship two seasons ago with the Swift Current Broncos, was named Tuesday as the Chiefs head coach, the 13th in franchise history.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Trio of Spokane Chiefs players get valuable experience at NHL development camps

A little more than a year ago, the National Hockey League draft came to its end, and Eli Zummack’s name wasn’t called. Thirteen days ago, the NHL Draft came to …


Spokane Chiefs select goaltender Lukas Parik, defenseman Matvei Startsev in import draft

The Spokane Chiefs selected goaltender Lukas Parik with the 43rd overall pick and defenseman Matvei Startsev with the 103rd during Thursday’s 2019 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.


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.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Chiefs forward Adam Beckman selected by Minnesota Wild in third round of NHL draft, Luke Toporowski goes undrafted

The 18-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, scored a team-leading 32 goals and added 30 assists in 68 games last season for the Chiefs.


Spokane forward Luke Toporowski doesn’t have to look far in the family tree for advice ahead of NHL draft

Despite speaking with representatives from about half the National Hockey League’s 31 teams, Luke Toporowski really has no idea which team will select him on Saturday – if any team …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto’s journey from Spokane Chiefs to NHL has been ‘a whirlwind, a struggle at times, but a lot of fun’

Fresh off a return from visiting a doctor in Los Angeles, Kailer Yamamoto held up and rotated his wrist, which had just been given a clean bill of health.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 11:37 p.m.

Ex-Chiefs star Tyler Johnson sitting out Stanley Cup Finals in CdA

Tyler Johnson is not going out of his way to avoid watching the Stanley Cup Final, but he’s not exactly building his day around them, either. “After a long season, …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

Former Chief Derek Ryan hopes for Stanley Cup chance after long journey to NHL

NHL players accept the opportunity to play at the Ice Hockey World Championships for any number of reasons, but for Derek Ryan there was one big one: April is no …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Coach Dan Lambert leaves Spokane Chiefs to be an assistant with NHL’s Nashville Predators

Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert has been hired as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators, the NHL team announced Tuesday. Lambert coached two seasons with the Chiefs, leading the …


Chiefs sign 2019 No. 1 pick Ben Thornton

The Spokane Chiefs announced Monday that 2019 Bantam Draft first-round pick Ben Thornton has signed a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement with the team.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Area roundup: CC Spokane baseball defeats Mt. Hood at NWAC Championship

Brenden Duncan hit a three-run home run, and CC Spokane beat Mt. Hood 9-3 Saturday at the NWAC Championship in Longview, Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Chiefs’ Ty Smith named CHL Defenseman of the Year

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith has been named Canadian Hockey League Defenseman of the Year, the CHL announced Saturday.


Spokane Chiefs extend head coach Dan Lambert’s contract

The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that head coach Dan Lambert has signed a contract extension to remain with the Western Hockey League team.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 5 p.m.

Hockey Canada selects Spokane Chiefs coach Dan Lambert for national men’s summer U-18 team

Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert has been named head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer U-18 Team, announced by Hockey Canada on Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs select 11 players in WHL Bantam Draft

The Spokane Chiefs made forward Ben Thornton their top pick and added 10 other players Thursday in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

Chiefs’ Ty Smith named WHL Defenseman of the Year

Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith has been named the Western Hockey League’s Defenseman of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Future looks bright after Chiefs’ best season since 2011

When you look at how the Spokane Chiefs’ season ended – in five games to the top-seeded Vancouver Giants – you can point to two stats: one power play goal …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Comeback falls short as Spokane Chiefs ousted from WHL playoffs after 3-2 loss to Vancouver

Four poor periods and a power play that suddenly went ice-cold sunk the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Conference finals.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs have little room for error in must-win game at Vancouver

Down 3-1 heading into Game 5 Friday against the Vancouver Giants in Langley, British Columbia, the Chiefs must win three straight to advance to the Chynoweth Cup Finals.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Sasquatch or mermaids? Spokane artist Charlie Palmer creates logo ideas for Seattle’s expansion NHL team

The NHL franchise coming to Seattle doesn’t have a name yet. But Spokane artist Charlie Palmer is a step ahead of them, and he’s hoping team planners will give his …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs squander third-period lead, lose in overtime to Vancouver

Vancouver’s Dawson Holt scored at 7:07 of the extra period Wednesday night, giving the Giants a 4-3 win over the host Spokane Chiefs in Game 4 of the Western Conference …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Jake McGrew’s overtime goal gives Chiefs breakthrough win against Vancouver in conference final

It wasn’t a must-win game, but it wasn’t far from one. The Spokane Chiefs, down 2-0 in the Western Conference Championship series against the Vancouver Giants, came home Tuesday looking …


Chiefs at home hoping to erase 2-0 deficit against Giants

The Spokane Chiefs were 20 minutes away Saturday from earning a road split to open the Western Conference Championship against the Vancouver Giants. But in just 3:21, their 2-0 lead …