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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 …


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 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 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.


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: 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: 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 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Chiefs come out flat in Game 1 at Vancouver

LANGLEY, B.C. – A flat effort in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals has the Spokane Chiefs in unfamiliar territory, trailing a Western Hockey League playoff series for …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs continue hair-raising adventures in Western Hockey League playoffs

Nolan Reid waited many years to play meaningful hockey games in April, so it’s a big deal to him that the Spokane Chiefs are in the Western Conference finals.


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Lot of similarities in Chiefs-Giants Western Conference Final showdown

When the 2018-19 season started, the Spokane Chiefs were a trendy pick in the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division. The Chiefs even started the season in the Canadian Hockey League’s …


Spokane Chiefs’ playoff drive benefits from Eli Zummack’s hot hand

Out with an injury for a six-game stretch in January, Eli Zummack was relegated to watching Spokane Chiefs games from the stands of the Arena or from his laptop at …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Chiefs grab home-ice advantage for first round of playoffs against Portland

The Spokane Chiefs are in a familiar spot. They just finished their second consecutive season with at least 40 wins and are rewarded with a first-round playoff date with the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Everett Silvertips play keep away from Spokane Chiefs in 3-1 victory

The Western Hockey League doesn’t track possession time as an official stat, but if it did, the Everett Silvertips’ numbers would have been through the roof Friday night.


Nightmare in the net: Bailey Brkin finds success between the pipes for Spokane Chiefs

When the Kootenay Ice traded Bailey Brkin to the Chiefs at the Western Hockey League trade deadline in January, he fully understood why.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs happy to be back on home ice after 11-day road trip

During their six-game road trip, the Chiefs crisscrossed the Canadian province – even journeying across the Manitoba border to play Brandon – and covered approximately 2,700 miles (or about 4,300 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Jack Finley’s late marker lifts Spokane Chiefs over Brandon

Jack Finley scored his second goal of the night with less than 3 minutes to go and the Spokane Chiefs edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-4 in Western Hockey League …


Spokane’s Derek Ryan, Kailer Yamamoto, Tyler Johnson fulfilled NHL dreams along different paths

It was a special night one year ago today for hockey fans and followers in Spokane.


Spokane Chiefs’ offense continues to sizzle against Kootenay in home-opening win

If you like goals, you’ll like when the Spokane Chiefs and Kootenay Ice get together.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Jake McGrew’s return sparks Spokane Chiefs to win over Kootenay Ice

Jake McGrew scored two goals and added an assist in his first game after attending the San Jose Sharks camp, and Eli Zummack and Luke Toporowski chipped in with a …


Star defenseman Ty Smith expected back for Spokane Chiefs’ home opener

It’s been 181 days, but it’s finally hockey night in Spokane.


Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew signs entry-level contract with San Jose Sharks

Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew signed a standard, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks, the National Hockey League team announced Saturday.


Ethan McIndoe, Jack Finley score twice apiece as Spokane Chiefs wrap up preseason with win

Ethan McIndoe and Jack Finley scored twice apiece Saturday and the Spokane Chiefs wrapped up their Western Hockey League preseason schedule with a 5-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans at …


Spokane Chiefs release 16-year-old goaltender Campbell Arnold from active roster

The Spokane Chiefs announced Friday that 16-year-old goaltender Campbell Arnold has been released from their active roster. His reassignment is to be determined.


Riley Woods’ hat trick guides Spokane Chiefs to Western Hockey League preseason win at Tri-City

Riley Woods finished with three goals and an assist Saturday to power the Spokane Chiefs to a 7-3 win over the Tri-City Americans in Western Hockey League preseason play at …


Seattle edges Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League preseason play

Matthew Wedman scored twice, including the winner with 3 minutes, 33 seconds left, and the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 on Thursday in Western Hockey League preseason play …


Spokane Chiefs sign forward Connor Gabruch to player agreement

The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that they signed forward Connor Gabruch to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.


Vancouver defeats Spokane Chiefs in overtime in Western Hockey League preseason

Brayden Watts scored his second goal of the game 1 minute, 42 seconds into overtime Saturday to give the Vancouver Giants a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western …


Adam Beckman, Carter Chorney score twice apiece to lead Spokane Chiefs to win in preseason opener

Rookie Adam Beckman and second-year winger Carter Chorney scored two goals apiece Friday as the Spokane Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League preseason schedule Friday with a 7-1 victory over …


Spokane Chiefs trade goaltender Donovan Buskey to Prince Albert

The Spokane Chiefs announced Friday that they traded goaltender Donovan Buskey to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.