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UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …


John Blanchette: Spokane Chiefs’ depth makes powerful statement in postseason

The consensus is that for drama, hockey’s playoffs have it all over basketball – the big-league, best-of-7 kind, anyway – despite all those tension-filled advanced-the-ball timeouts in the NBA’s DNA.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019

Chiefs use third-period surge to win Game 1 at Everett 6-3

Ethan McIndoe scored two goals and added an assist, and the Spokane Chiefs used a four-goal third period to pull away and defeat the Everett Silvertips in Game 1 of …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Spokane Chiefs leave regular-season record against Everett in rearview mirror ahead of WHL playoff series

In eight games during the regular season, the Spokane Chiefs won just twice against the Everett Silvertips, their second round playoff opponent in a series that begins Saturday in Everett.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Adam Beckman has gone from ‘wait-and-see’ prospect to rookie phenom for Spokane Chiefs

Adam Beckman now looks entirely like the kind of 17-year-old player NHL scouts linger after a game to meet.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Luke Toporowski scores twice, Spokane Chiefs top Portland to advance in WHL playoffs

Luke Toporowski spent Game 2 of the Spokane Chiefs’ first-round playoff series with the Portland Winterhawks away from the team, stricken with the flu.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Spokane Chiefs return home with two-game advantage in playoff series with Portland

After splitting the first two games in Spokane, the Chiefs needed to overcome two-goal deficits in the third and fourth games in Portland, and needed a hero in overtime in …


Adam Beckman’s overtime goal caps Chiefs’ late rally at Portland

Adam Beckman’s power-play goal 4 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime capped Spokane’s rally from a 3-1 third-period deficit Wednesday night as the Chiefs pushed Portland to the brink of elimination …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Riley Woods’ overtime goal gives Spokane Chiefs 2-1 series lead over Portland

Riley Woods’ overtime goal Tuesday gave the Spokane Chiefs a 5-4 victory against the Portland Winterhawks in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League first-round playoff series at Veterans Memorial …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019

Spokane squanders early lead as Portland levels playoff series with 5-3 win

The Spokane Chiefs entered Saturday’s third period up 2-1 on the Portland Winterhawks and were 20 minutes away from heading to Portland up 2-0 in their first round playoff series.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Chiefs ride power-play unit to playoff-opening win over Portland

The Spokane Chiefs had the league’s best power-play unit during the regular season. Now that the playoffs have started, the team isn’t letting up.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Spokane Chiefs trending in right direction ahead of WHL playoff opener against Portland

The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks enter the first round of the playoffs heading in slightly different directions.


Chiefs’ Ty Smith named top defenseman in Western Conference and first-team all-star; Riley Woods makes second team

The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday that defenseman Ty Smith has been named the Western Conference Defenseman of the Year as well as a Western Conference First-Team All-Star. The league …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019

Spokane Chiefs net 10 goals, thump rival Tri-City to close out regular season

Adam Beckman scored his first career hat trick in the win. Beckman finished his rookie season with 32 goals.


Jake McGrew’s hat trick helps Chiefs move closer to second place in division

Jake McGrew’s hat trick Friday helped keep alive the Spokane Chiefs’ goal of home-ice advantage in the playoffs.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Chiefs waste two 3-goal leads before beating Rockets 6-5 in OT

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored a goal 34 seconds into overtime and the Spokane Chiefs pulled out a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday after blowing a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Kamloops starts fast, routs Chiefs 5-1

Orrin Centazzo and Connor Zary scored two goals apiece, and the Kamloops Blazers beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Tuesday night at Sandman Centre.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Spokane Chiefs throttle Victoria 6-1, learn first-round playoff opponent

It’s not possible to win twice in one night, but in one way, that’s exactly what the Spokane Chiefs did Saturday in front of 10,359 at the Arena.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Spokane Chiefs breeze by Western Conference power Vancouver 4-1

If the Spokane Chiefs needed a barometer to see if they could play with the top teams in the league, Friday’s 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants in front of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

Spokane Chiefs need strong finish to catch second-place Portland ahead of WHL playoffs

With their spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs secured, the Spokane Chiefs will play a pair of home games this weekend hoping to do what they can to catch …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Chiefs can’t hold on to third-period lead, lose 3-1 to Everett

Everett got goals in the third from Ronan Seeley, Dawson Butt and Reece Vitelli to secure the win. The goals by Seeley and Butt came just 2:55 apart.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scores in overtime as Chiefs beat Tri-City 5-4

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored in overtime, and the Spokane Chiefs overcame a late rally from the Tri-City Americans to win 5-4 Saturday at Toyota Center.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

Bailey Brkin’s career-high 50 saves lift Chiefs in Portland

Bailey Brkin made 19 of his career-high 50 saves in the third period and five Chiefs scored Friday night as Spokane matched a season-high four-game winning streak, defeating the Portland …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

Chiefs clinch playoff spot behind Jaret Anderson-Dolan’s five-point night

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored twice and assisted on three other goals Wednesday night as the Spokane Chiefs clinched a spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs, riding a four-goal first period …