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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 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: Thu., May 21, 2020

Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman named WHL player of the year

A little more than four years ago, Adam Beckman was a 5-foot, 139-pound prospect the Spokane Chiefs selected in the fifth round of the bantam draft.


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.


WHL’s Portland Winterhawks in search of new ownership solution

The WHL released a statement Sunday following reports the Winterhawks’ parent company, Portland Winterhawks Inc., reportedly filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy, and that the major junior hockey team had been …


UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Spokane Chiefs select defenseman Saige Weinstein in first round of remote WHL bantam draft

Jim Hammett has served in various hockey organizations over his three-decade career.


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: Wed., April 15, 2020

Ex-Spokane Chiefs coach Bill Peters moves to Russia in 1st job since leaving Calgary

Bill Peters, who led the Spokane Chiefs to a 2008 Memorial Cup championship, has made a return to professional hockey by being appointed coach of Russian hockey club Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg


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: Mon., March 23, 2020

WHL playoffs, Memorial Cup canceled by Canadian Hockey League

Nearly a week after shuttering its regular season, the Western Hockey League on Monday had its postseason canceled as well.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

WHL cancels remainder of regular season; playoffs still possible

The Western Hockey League regular season is officially over. Following a meeting with the WHL Board of Governors and consultation with medical professionals it was determined that the remaining 54 …


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 …


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: 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 …


Chiefs rout Eastern Conference-leading Edmonton 6-2

Jack Finley had a pair of goals, and Adam Beckman had an assist to reach 100 points as the Spokane Chiefs routed the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-2 Wednesday for their …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Ty Smith scores two late goals, Spokane Chiefs beat Tri-City 4-3 in shootout

Ty Smith continued his torrid play Saturday night. Smith scored 51 seconds apart late in the third period and the Spokane Chiefs went on to defeat the visiting Tri-City Americans …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Spokane defenseman Ty Smith records eight points in rout

Spokane’s Ty Smith became the fourth defenseman in team history to score a hat trick, and he assisted on five other goals in the Chiefs’ 9-2 drubbing of Seattle in …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Second period key in Spokane Chiefs win at Swift Current

Spokane reeled off three goals in the second period, breaking an early tie, and the Chiefs defeated Swift Current 4-1 in a Western Hockey League game on Friday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Chiefs clinch WHL playoff berth behind Adam Beckman’s career night

Adam Beckman scored twice and assisted on three goals for a career-high five points as the Spokane Chiefs doubled up the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-3 on Wednesday night at the Enmax …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Filip Kral scores go-ahead goal as Spokane Chiefs defeat Tri-City Americans 6-4

A night after having their six-game winning streak snapped at U.S. Division-leading Portland, the Chiefs defeated the last-place Tri-City Americans 6-4 Saturday at the Toyota Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Spokane Chiefs’ six-game winning streak ends with 4-1 loss in Portland

Seth Jarvis had two goals and an assist as the U.S. Division-leading Winterhawks defeated the visiting Spokane Chiefs 4-1 Friday night at the Moda Center in Portland.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Eli Zummack’s overtime goal leads Spokane Chiefs past Moose Jaw

The Spokane Chiefs put a whopping 59 shots on goal Wednesday night against the Moose Jaw Warriors. And they needed all 59 to come away with a 2-1 overtime victory.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

With a World Junior Championship gold in tow, Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith is focused on a Memorial Cup run

In early December, Ty Smith left the Spokane Chiefs for a month so he could represent Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Jack Finley scores twice as Spokane Chiefs thump Tri-City 6-0

James Porter Jr. made 25 saves to snag his second straight shutout. The Chiefs peppered Tri-City’s Talyn Boyko with 44 shots and got goals from five different skaters.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Jack Finley scores overtime winner as Spokane Chiefs top host Portland 7-6 in WHL play

For the second time this season, the Spokane Chiefs forward scored the winning goal in the final minute of overtime at Portland.