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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs find offensive groove in 6-1 rout of Victoria

As the second period ticked closer to the third, and still the Spokane Chiefs sat on one goal just as they had the night before, they found their scoring touch …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

Spokane peppers net, struggles to get puck past Prince George in 3-1 loss

For five games this season the Spokane Chiefs hummed along offensively behind one of the best lines in the Western Hockey League.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Everett Silvertips rally in final period to edge Spokane Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs and Everett Silvertips play nine times this season, and if Sunday’s game was any indication, the season series could be a good one.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 11:08 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs start hot, rout Tri-City 7-1

Ethan Finley scored two goals, Adam Beckman and Bear Hughes each tallied a goal and two assists, and the Spokane Chiefs used a blistering opening period to rout the Tri-City …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Ty Smith stellar in return to Spokane with pair of goals as Chiefs thump Seattle 5-1

Ty Smith knows how to celebrate a reunion, while at the same time introducing himself to his own head coach.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Standout defenseman Ty Smith returns to Spokane Chiefs from New Jersey Devils

Defenseman Ty Smith has been reassigned by the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League to Spokane and is expected to join the Chiefs for their three games this …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

Beck Warm blanks Spokane as Tri-City Americans spoil Chiefs’ home opener

It’s hard enough when you’re up against a hot goalie. For the Spokane Chiefs, it was a warm goalie, as in Beck Warm, the 20-year-old goaltender for the Tri-City Americans.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs’ No. 1 line gets off to quick start

Jake McGrew spent the early part of September playing hockey with San Jose Sharks prospects he didn’t know nearly as well as he knows his Spokane Chiefs teammates.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs trade Ethan McIndoe to Edmonton for pair of draft picks

Ethan McIndoe arrived at the Spokane Arena as usual Wednesday morning, but when coach Manny Viveiros ushered him into the general manager’s office, McIndoe suspected it wasn’t going to be …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Kelowna Rockets rally to beat Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in overtime

Dillon Hamaliuk scored just before the closing horn in overtime, and the Kelowna Rockets rallied to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 Saturday night in a Western Hockey League game at …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Jake McGrew scores twice in Spokane Chiefs’ season-opening win over Kamloops

Jake McGrew scored twice, including a go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and the Spokane Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League campaign with a 4-3 victory over Kamloops at …


Spokane Chiefs enter fresh Western Hockey League season with retooled roster from front office down to skaters

For one, there’s a new coaching staff. And the names fans are used to seeing – Anderson-Dolan, Reid, Woods, Brkin, Ty Smith – won’t be on the backs of any …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 10:26 a.m.

Spokane Chiefs veteran Ethan McIndoe ready to take on leadership role

Ethan McIndoe took the ice at Eagles Ice Arena during practice recently, the old man and a sea of 16- and 17-year-old skaters.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs playing the waiting game as several top prospects show off skills in NHL camps

The number of Spokane Chiefs players who skated onto the ice sheet at Eagles Ice Arena was notably smaller on Wednesday, as expected.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs’ Cordel Larson stands out in Red-White scrimmage

Cordel Larson’s performance Sunday in the Spokane Chiefs’ annual Red-White scrimmage showed fans that Larson is no longer a newcomer but one of the team’s veterans to be leaned on.


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 …


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 …


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.


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, 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.


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: 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: 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: Wed., April 10, 2019, 11:30 p.m.

Defensive-minded Spokane Chiefs take 3-0 playoff series lead over Everett

Conventional wisdom says the Spokane Chiefs shouldn’t be up 3-0 in their second-round playoff series with the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs have been outshot in all three games against the …