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  • Ty Smith named team captain for Canada's U18 team

    Ty Smith named team captain for Canada's U18 team

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Smith, ranked 14th among all North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting ahead of June’s 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

    Smith, ranked 14th among all North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting ahead of June’s 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

  • Ty Smith named WHL Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year

    Ty Smith named WHL Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year

    Photo: Spokane Chiefs/Larry BruntPhoto: Spokane Chiefs/Larry Brunt
    Photo: Spokane Chiefs/Larry BruntPhoto: Spokane Chiefs/Larry Brunt

    Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith has been named WHL Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year, as announced by the Western Hockey League on April 11.

    Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith has been named WHL Western Conference Scholastic Player of the Year, as announced by the Western Hockey League on April 11.

  • Ty Smith named to Team Canada for U18 World Championship

    Ty Smith named to Team Canada for U18 World Championship

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Smith, 17, recently completed his second season with the Chiefs, posting  73 points (14 goals), good for second among all WHL defensemen.

    Smith, 17, recently completed his second season with the Chiefs, posting  73 points (14 goals), good for second among all WHL defensemen.

  • Tyson Helgesen signs ATO with Hartford Wolf Pack

    Tyson Helgesen signs ATO with Hartford Wolf Pack

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Fairview, Alberta native capped a four-year WHL career that included 263 games, good for 26th in franchise history.

    The Fairview, Alberta native capped a four-year WHL career that included 263 games, good for 26th in franchise history.

  • Zach Fischer gives back with donation to Wishing Star Foundation

    Zach Fischer gives back with donation to Wishing Star Foundation

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Thanks to Zach’s donation, a local child battling a life-threatening illness will have their wish become a reality that much sooner.

    Thanks to Zach’s donation, a local child battling a life-threatening illness will have their wish become a reality that much sooner.

  • Chiefs fall in Game 7 to Winterhawks, 3-1

    Chiefs fall in Game 7 to Winterhawks, 3-1

    Photo Courtesy: Dayna FjordPhoto Courtesy: Dayna Fjord
    Photo Courtesy: Dayna FjordPhoto Courtesy: Dayna Fjord

    Spokane finished the game 0-for-2 on the power play and 0-for-2 on the penalty kill. Portland outshot the Chiefs, 42-31.

    Spokane finished the game 0-for-2 on the power play and 0-for-2 on the penalty kill. Portland outshot the Chiefs, 42-31.

  • Spokane forces Game 7 with 5-2 win over Portland

    Spokane forces Game 7 with 5-2 win over Portland

    Chiefs will play Game 7 in PortlandChiefs will play Game 7 in Portland
    Chiefs will play Game 7 in PortlandChiefs will play Game 7 in Portland

    The Spokane Chiefs forced a decisive seventh game in their first round WHL Playoff series with a 5-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Monday night at Spokane Arena.

    The Spokane Chiefs forced a decisive seventh game in their first round WHL Playoff series with a 5-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Monday night at Spokane Arena.

  • Chiefs Force Game Six With Stunning OT Win

    Chiefs Force Game Six With Stunning OT Win

    Sunday, April 1 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-04-01 06:14:47 GMT
    by Chiefs Media Relations PORTLAND, Ore. - The Spokane Chiefs trailed the Portland Winterhawks with under a minute remaining in regulation in a win-or-go-home game five in the Rose City on Saturday night. Enter Nolan Reid. The 19-year-old defenseman, playing in his fifth career playoff game, snapped a wrist shot from the left point that found its way into the Winterhawks net, tying the game with 30 seconds left to force overtime. The Chiefs dominated much of the extra time before ...
    by Chiefs Media Relations PORTLAND, Ore. - The Spokane Chiefs trailed the Portland Winterhawks with under a minute remaining in regulation in a win-or-go-home game five in the Rose City on Saturday night. Enter Nolan Reid. The 19-year-old defenseman, playing in his fifth career playoff game, snapped a wrist shot from the left point that found its way into the Winterhawks net, tying the game with 30 seconds left to force overtime. The Chiefs dominated much of the extra time before ...
  • Central Valley wins GEICO Nationals, defeating Hamilton Heights 66-61

    Central Valley wins GEICO Nationals, defeating Hamilton Heights 66-61

    The Central Valley High School girls basketball team capped off an historic season Saturday morning, defeating Hamilton Heights (TN) 66-61 in the GEICO High School Nationals championship game. Gatorade state player of the year, Lexie Hull led the way 26 points, 13 of which came in the 4th quarter. The Bears end the season 29-0 as Washington state champions and national champions.
    The Central Valley High School girls basketball team capped off an historic season Saturday morning, defeating Hamilton Heights (TN) 66-61 in the GEICO High School Nationals championship game. Gatorade state player of the year, Lexie Hull led the way 26 points, 13 of which came in the 4th quarter. The Bears end the season 29-0 as Washington state champions and national champions.
  • Portland steals Game Four in Spokane, 4-3

    Portland steals Game Four in Spokane, 4-3

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Chiefs couldn’t hold on to a late lead Thursday night as the visiting Portland Winterhawks posted three third period goals on their way to a 4-3 comeback victory.

    The Chiefs couldn’t hold on to a late lead Thursday night as the visiting Portland Winterhawks posted three third period goals on their way to a 4-3 comeback victory.

  • Chiefs drop Game 3 of WHL Playoff matchup against Portland

    Chiefs drop Game 3 of WHL Playoff matchup against Portland

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Portland leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 with game four scheduled for Thursday night at Spokane Arena. Game five will return to Portland on Saturday night.

    Portland leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 with game four scheduled for Thursday night at Spokane Arena. Game five will return to Portland on Saturday night.

  • Sam Adams leads Spokane Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager"

    Sam Adams leads Spokane Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager"

    Sam Adams takes over Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager"Sam Adams takes over Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager"
    Sam Adams takes over Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager"Sam Adams takes over Chiefs in "Franchise Hockey Manager"
    Of course, as the host of the Spokane Chiefs Insider on SWX and occasional play-by-play guy for the team, I feel obligated to try my hand as the new GM of my favorite local hockey team.
    Of course, as the host of the Spokane Chiefs Insider on SWX and occasional play-by-play guy for the team, I feel obligated to try my hand as the new GM of my favorite local hockey team.
  • WCC alters schedule rules in hopes of more NCAA bids

    WCC alters schedule rules in hopes of more NCAA bids

    Monday, March 26 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-03-26 20:40:02 GMT

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference is altering its scheduling with the hope of getting better treatment in terms of seeding and at-large bids for the NCAA Tournament.

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference is altering its scheduling with the hope of getting better treatment in terms of seeding and at-large bids for the NCAA Tournament. The WCC Presidents' Council announced Monday that the 10-team league will go to a 16-game schedule next season instead of an 18-game double round-robin.

  • Chiefs' comeback falls short as Portland takes game two

    Chiefs' comeback falls short as Portland takes game two

    Photo: Portland WinterhawksPhoto: Portland Winterhawks
    Photo: Portland WinterhawksPhoto: Portland Winterhawks

    The Spokane Chiefs rallied from a 4-0 deficit to within one goal on Sunday night in Portland, falling just short in a 4-3 loss to the Winterhawks in Game 2 of their first round playoff series.

    The Spokane Chiefs rallied from a 4-0 deficit to within one goal on Sunday night in Portland, falling just short in a 4-3 loss to the Winterhawks in Game 2 of their first round playoff series.

  • Toporowski's OT goal sends Chiefs past Portland in game one of WHL Playoffs

    Toporowski's OT goal sends Chiefs past Portland in game one of WHL Playoffs

    Photo: Spokane Chiefs/Larry BruntPhoto: Spokane Chiefs/Larry Brunt
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    It wouldn’t be a surprise for a rookie 16-year-old forward to feel some nerves in his first Western Hockey League playoff game. Spokane Chiefs forward Luke Toporowski has no time for that.

    It wouldn’t be a surprise for a rookie 16-year-old forward to feel some nerves in his first Western Hockey League playoff game. Spokane Chiefs forward Luke Toporowski has no time for that.

  • Chiefs to open playoffs against Winterhawks

    Chiefs to open playoffs against Winterhawks

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks are set to face each other in the first round of the 2018 WHL Playoffs, marking the 11th time the two teams have met in the postseason.

    The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks are set to face each other in the first round of the 2018 WHL Playoffs, marking the 11th time the two teams have met in the postseason.

  • Anderson-Dolan and Smith named First Team All-Stars

    Anderson-Dolan and Smith named First Team All-Stars

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Spokane Chiefs Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Ty Smith were each named 2017-18 Western Conference First Team All-Stars.

    Spokane Chiefs Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Ty Smith were each named 2017-18 Western Conference First Team All-Stars.

  • Chiefs drop home finale to Americans, 2-1

    Chiefs drop home finale to Americans, 2-1

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs dropped their fourth game in a row in their regular season home finale on Friday night, 2-1 to the visiting Tri-City Americans.

    The Spokane Chiefs dropped their fourth game in a row in their regular season home finale on Friday night, 2-1 to the visiting Tri-City Americans.

  • Chiefs fall to Seattle, 6-3

    Chiefs fall to Seattle, 6-3

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Thunderbirds responded in force with three more unanswered goals, taking the final 6-3 lead into the second intermission.

    The Thunderbirds responded in force with three more unanswered goals, taking the final 6-3 lead into the second intermission.

  • Gonzaga gets #4 seed; Will play #13 UNC Greensboro in first round

    Gonzaga gets #4 seed; Will play #13 UNC Greensboro in first round

    Sunday, March 11 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-03-11 22:59:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs snagged a #4 seed in the NCAA tournament and will play #13 seeded UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, ID. This is Gonzaga's 20th consecutive appearance in the tournament, which ranks 6th in current active streaks, with Kansas at the top of the list, making their 29th appearance this year. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs snagged a #4 seed in the NCAA tournament and will play #13 seeded UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, ID. This is Gonzaga's 20th consecutive appearance in the tournament, which ranks 6th in current active streaks, with Kansas at the top of the list, making their 29th appearance this year. 

  • Chiefs Edged Out in 6-5 Shootout Loss to Vancouver

    Chiefs Edged Out in 6-5 Shootout Loss to Vancouver

    Sunday, March 11 2018 1:42 AM EST2018-03-11 06:42:48 GMT
    Photo: Larry BruntPhoto: Larry Brunt
    Photo: Larry BruntPhoto: Larry Brunt

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs came out on the losing end of a tightly contested battle Saturday night, falling 6-5 in a shootout in front of a sell out crowd at Spokane Arena. Both teams traded scoring chances early before Jake McGrew broke through the Giants' defense and cashed in for an unassisted goal on a backhanded shot at 11:43 to put the Chiefs ahead 1-0. Vancouver's Aidan Barfoot responded at 12:16 to tie things up before Spokane struck again, ...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs came out on the losing end of a tightly contested battle Saturday night, falling 6-5 in a shootout in front of a sell out crowd at Spokane Arena. Both teams traded scoring chances early before Jake McGrew broke through the Giants' defense and cashed in for an unassisted goal on a backhanded shot at 11:43 to put the Chiefs ahead 1-0. Vancouver's Aidan Barfoot responded at 12:16 to tie things up before Spokane struck again, ...

  • Ty Smith posts record night as Chiefs rout Cougars

    Ty Smith posts record night as Chiefs rout Cougars

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Smith, a 2018 NHL Entry Draft top prospect who was the first overall pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, piled up two goals and five assists, breaking a 32-year-old record.

    Smith, a 2018 NHL Entry Draft top prospect who was the first overall pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, piled up two goals and five assists, breaking a 32-year-old record.

  • Everett snaps Spokane's win streak winning, 4-1

    Everett snaps Spokane's win streak winning, 4-1

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs lost for the first time in over a week on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena, falling to the division-leading Everett Silvertips, 4-1.

    The Spokane Chiefs lost for the first time in over a week on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena, falling to the division-leading Everett Silvertips, 4-1.

  • Chiefs dominate rival Americans, winning 5-1

    Chiefs dominate rival Americans, winning 5-1

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

     The Spokane Chiefs scored early and never looked back on Saturday night, defeating the rival Tri-City Americans 5-1 to strengthen their their hold on third place position in the U.S. Division.

     The Spokane Chiefs scored early and never looked back on Saturday night, defeating the rival Tri-City Americans 5-1 to strengthen their their hold on third place position in the U.S. Division.

  • Chiefs cruise past Americans, winning 6-3

    Chiefs cruise past Americans, winning 6-3

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Yamamoto, with a goal and four assists, was in on the first five of Spokane’s six goals, pushing him into a tie with Trent Whitfield for 11th place in franchise history with 269 points.

    Yamamoto, with a goal and four assists, was in on the first five of Spokane’s six goals, pushing him into a tie with Trent Whitfield for 11th place in franchise history with 269 points.

  • Chiefs fall in overtime to Americans, 5-4

    Chiefs fall in overtime to Americans, 5-4

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Tri City’s Dylan Coglan scored his third goal of the game 1:14 into overtime to lift the Tri City Americans to a 5-4 come from behind win over the Spokane Chiefs.

    Tri City’s Dylan Coglan scored his third goal of the game 1:14 into overtime to lift the Tri City Americans to a 5-4 come from behind win over the Spokane Chiefs.

  • Chiefs complete sweep with win over Broncos, 4-2

    Chiefs complete sweep with win over Broncos, 4-2

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Chiefs held Swift Current forward Aleksi Heponiemi without a point, snapping the star forward’s 28-game point streak.

    The Chiefs held Swift Current forward Aleksi Heponiemi without a point, snapping the star forward’s 28-game point streak.

  • Chiefs blank Wheat Kings 3-0

    Chiefs blank Wheat Kings 3-0

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Goaltender Bailey Brkin secured his first career WHL shutout while forwards Kailer Yamamoto and Ethan McIndoe each picked up two points in the win.

    Goaltender Bailey Brkin secured his first career WHL shutout while forwards Kailer Yamamoto and Ethan McIndoe each picked up two points in the win.

  • Ty Smith named captain of Team Orr for Top Prospects Game

    Ty Smith named captain of Team Orr for Top Prospects Game

    Smith was the Chiefs' 1st pick in 2015 WHL Bantam DraftSmith was the Chiefs' 1st pick in 2015 WHL Bantam Draft

    Smith was originally selected by the Chiefs with the first overall pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft before earning the team’s 2016-17 Rookie of the Year.

    Smith was originally selected by the Chiefs with the first overall pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft before earning the team’s 2016-17 Rookie of the Year.

  • Chiefs fall short against Silvertips, 5-2

    Chiefs fall short against Silvertips, 5-2

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

     The Spokane Chiefs fell to the Everett Silvertips on Saturday night by a score of 5-2 as they completed a stretch of four games in five nights.

     The Spokane Chiefs fell to the Everett Silvertips on Saturday night by a score of 5-2 as they completed a stretch of four games in five nights.

  • Rockets score 7 goals in victory over Chiefs

    Rockets score 7 goals in victory over Chiefs

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Kelowna Rockets erased a 3-2 Spokane lead with 3 unanswered goals on their way to a 7-4 win over the Chiefs Wednesday night in Kelowna, B.C.

    The Kelowna Rockets erased a 3-2 Spokane lead with 3 unanswered goals on their way to a 7-4 win over the Chiefs Wednesday night in Kelowna, B.C.

  • Yamamoto & Americans earn Bronze, Kral & Czechs fourth at WJC

    Yamamoto & Americans earn Bronze, Kral & Czechs fourth at WJC

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane native and Edmonton Oilers draft pick finished the tournament with 2 goals and 2 assists, a +3 rating and 16 SOG.

    The Spokane native and Edmonton Oilers draft pick finished the tournament with 2 goals and 2 assists, a +3 rating and 16 SOG.

  • Thunderbirds stomp Chiefs 10-3 before holiday break

    Thunderbirds stomp Chiefs 10-3 before holiday break

    The Spokane Chiefs, in their third game in as many nights, fell to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday at Spokane Arena by a score of 10-3.

    The Spokane Chiefs, in their third game in as many nights, fell to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday at Spokane Arena by a score of 10-3.

  • Chiefs end Everett's nine game win streak

    Chiefs end Everett's nine game win streak

    The Spokane Chiefs pulled out the victory in back-and-forth game against the Everett Silvertips on Friday night, snapping Everett’s nine-game winning streak. Carolina Hurricanes prospect Hudson Elynuik led the way offensively with two goals – including the game-winner – and an assist.

    The Spokane Chiefs pulled out the victory in back-and-forth game against the Everett Silvertips on Friday night, snapping Everett’s nine-game winning streak. Carolina Hurricanes prospect Hudson Elynuik led the way offensively with two goals – including the game-winner – and an assist.

  • Winterhawks edge out Chiefs 4-2

    Winterhawks edge out Chiefs 4-2

    Chiefs beat Winterhawks 4-2Chiefs beat Winterhawks 4-2

    The Spokane Chiefs suffered a tough loss on Tuesday night as they fell to the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 4-2.

    The Spokane Chiefs suffered a tough loss on Tuesday night as they fell to the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 4-2.

  • Chiefs unleash teddy bears and goals against Thunderbirds in 9-2 win

    Chiefs unleash teddy bears and goals against Thunderbirds in 9-2 win

    Saturday night, the Spokane Chiefs held their annual Teddy Bear Toss night where they defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 9-2.

    Saturday night, the Spokane Chiefs held their annual Teddy Bear Toss night where they defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 9-2.

  • Chiefs fall at home to Rockets, 4-2

    Chiefs fall at home to Rockets, 4-2

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    With the Americans losing in regulation tonight, the Chiefs hold onto second place in the U.S. Division.

    With the Americans losing in regulation tonight, the Chiefs hold onto second place in the U.S. Division.

  • Chiefs dominant in 6-2 win over the Blades

    Chiefs dominant in 6-2 win over the Blades

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The win pushed Spokane into second place in the U.S. Division, one point ahead of the Tri-City Americans. Spokane has now scored 32 goals in their last seven games.

    The win pushed Spokane into second place in the U.S. Division, one point ahead of the Tri-City Americans. Spokane has now scored 32 goals in their last seven games.

  • Chiefs score 6 goals in win over Rockets

    Chiefs score 6 goals in win over Rockets

    Rookie Milos Fafrak scored his first career WHL goalRookie Milos Fafrak scored his first career WHL goal

    Spokane Chiefs rookie forward Milos Fafrak picked up his first career WHL goal and Zach Fischer tallied a goal and an assist for the second-straight night on Wednesday

    Spokane Chiefs rookie forward Milos Fafrak picked up his first career WHL goal and Zach Fischer tallied a goal and an assist for the second-straight night on Wednesday

  • Chiefs fall to Victoria 1-0

    Chiefs fall to Victoria 1-0

    The Victoria Royals spoiled Kailer Yamamoto’s homecoming Friday night as they took down the Spokane Chiefs, 1-0.

    The Victoria Royals spoiled Kailer Yamamoto’s homecoming Friday night as they took down the Spokane Chiefs, 1-0.

  • Oilers send Yamamoto back to Spokane

    Oilers send Yamamoto back to Spokane

    Photo: Larry Brunt/Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs

    The Edmonton Oilers have assigned forward Kailer Yamamoto to the Spokane Chiefs, as announced by the Oilers on Monday morning. He will be available for the Chiefs’ next game, at Lethbridge on November 10.

    The Edmonton Oilers have assigned forward Kailer Yamamoto to the Spokane Chiefs, as announced by the Oilers on Monday morning. He will be available for the Chiefs’ next game, at Lethbridge on November 10.

  • Chiefs open Alberta trip with 6-0 win at Edmonton

    Chiefs open Alberta trip with 6-0 win at Edmonton

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs started their 4 game road trip through the Central Division with their first shut out of the season as they blanked the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-0 Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta.

    The Spokane Chiefs started their 4 game road trip through the Central Division with their first shut out of the season as they blanked the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-0 Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Chiefs edge Warriors in 2-1 win

    Chiefs edge Warriors in 2-1 win

    Chiefs scored both goals in the 1st period.Chiefs scored both goals in the 1st period.

    The Spokane Chiefs bounced back from an early 1-0 deficit to shut down the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors and win 2-1.

    The Spokane Chiefs bounced back from an early 1-0 deficit to shut down the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors and win 2-1.

  • Jaret Anderson-Dolan named to team WHL for Canada-Russia series

    Jaret Anderson-Dolan named to team WHL for Canada-Russia series

    Photo: Larry Brunt/Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs

    Anderson-Dolan, a 1999-born forward from Calgary, Alberta, was selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings after scoring 39 goals and 37 assists for the Chiefs last season.

    Anderson-Dolan, a 1999-born forward from Calgary, Alberta, was selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings after scoring 39 goals and 37 assists for the Chiefs last season.

  • Americans stun Chiefs with five goals in third period

    Americans stun Chiefs with five goals in third period

    The Spokane Chiefs built a 2-0 lead into the second intermission but the visiting Tri-City Americans came back with five third period goals to hand the Chiefs a 5-2 loss at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

    The Spokane Chiefs built a 2-0 lead into the second intermission but the visiting Tri-City Americans came back with five third period goals to hand the Chiefs a 5-2 loss at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

  • McGrew scores 1st WHL goal in loss to Portland

    McGrew scores 1st WHL goal in loss to Portland

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The 2017 San Jose Sharks' sixth round draft pick punched in his first WHL goal and pushing the Chiefs to an early 1-0 lead, but the Chiefs couldn't keep the momentum, losing 6-1 on Friday night at Spokane Arena.

    The 2017 San Jose Sharks' sixth round draft pick punched in his first WHL goal and pushing the Chiefs to an early 1-0 lead, but the Chiefs couldn't keep the momentum, losing 6-1 on Friday night at Spokane Arena.

  • Three Chiefs prospects named to WHL Cup rosters

    Three Chiefs prospects named to WHL Cup rosters

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Included are three Spokane Chiefs prospects, including Jack Finley (British Columbia), Reed Jacobson (Saskatchewan) and Alex Von Sprecken (Saskatchewan).

    Included are three Spokane Chiefs prospects, including Jack Finley (British Columbia), Reed Jacobson (Saskatchewan) and Alex Von Sprecken (Saskatchewan).

  • Chiefs score last-second goal to beat Silvertips 5-4

    Chiefs score last-second goal to beat Silvertips 5-4

    Chiefs move to 4-1 on season.Chiefs move to 4-1 on season.

    The Spokane Chiefs scored with less than three seconds left in regulation for a dramatic 5-4 win over the visiting Everett Silvertips on Wednesday night.

    The Spokane Chiefs scored with less than three seconds left in regulation for a dramatic 5-4 win over the visiting Everett Silvertips on Wednesday night.

  • Six former Chiefs on NHL opening night rosters

    Six former Chiefs on NHL opening night rosters

    Photo: NHL.comPhoto: NHL.com

    The Spokane Chiefs have six former players represented on opening night rosters around the NHL on Wednesday night, including 2016-17 team MVP Kailer Yamamoto.

    The Spokane Chiefs have six former players represented on opening night rosters around the NHL on Wednesday night, including 2016-17 team MVP Kailer Yamamoto.

  • Chiefs drop first game as Kootenay spoils Spokane's home opener

    Chiefs drop first game as Kootenay spoils Spokane's home opener

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs picked up their first loss of the season in their home opener on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, 2-1 to the visiting Kootenay ICE.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs picked up their first loss of the season in their home opener on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, 2-1 to the visiting Kootenay ICE.

  • Chiefs Climb Back To Win OT Thriller In Cranbrook

    Chiefs Climb Back To Win OT Thriller In Cranbrook

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs came back from a 4-0 deficit – including 5-2 with less than nine minutes left in regulation – to beat the Kootenay ICE in overtime on the road on Friday night, 6-5.

    The Spokane Chiefs came back from a 4-0 deficit – including 5-2 with less than nine minutes left in regulation – to beat the Kootenay ICE in overtime on the road on Friday night, 6-5.

  • Smith’s three-point night leads chiefs to season-opening victory

    Smith’s three-point night leads chiefs to season-opening victory

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Defenseman Ty Smith kicked off his NHL draft year with a three-point night, helping Head Coach Dan Lambert earn his first win behind the Spokane bench, as the Chiefs earned a 4-2 win in Prince George.

    Defenseman Ty Smith kicked off his NHL draft year with a three-point night, helping Head Coach Dan Lambert earn his first win behind the Spokane bench, as the Chiefs earned a 4-2 win in Prince George.

  • Cordel Larson signs player agreement with Chiefs

    Cordel Larson signs player agreement with Chiefs

    Larson was 9th round pick in 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. Photo: Spokane ChiefsLarson was 9th round pick in 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. Photo: Spokane Chiefs

    Larson was the Chiefs’ ninth round (186th overall) pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

    Larson was the Chiefs’ ninth round (186th overall) pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

  • Chiefs trade forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert

    Chiefs trade forward Brock Sottile to Prince Albert

    Chiefs receive conditional pick in 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Photo: Spokane ChiefsChiefs receive conditional pick in 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Photo: Spokane Chiefs

    Sottile, 18, appeared in five games for the Chiefs during the 2017 WHL Pre-Season, recording 17 penalty minutes. He played 34 games with the Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL last season, scoring four goals and adding five assists.

    Sottile, 18, appeared in five games for the Chiefs during the 2017 WHL Pre-Season, recording 17 penalty minutes. He played 34 games with the Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL last season, scoring four goals and adding five assists.

  • Spokane falls short in preseason shootout

    Spokane falls short in preseason shootout

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs lost in a shootout in their fourth preseason game of the year in Kennewick on Thursday afternoon, 6-5 to the Portland Winterhawks.

    The Spokane Chiefs lost in a shootout in their fourth preseason game of the year in Kennewick on Thursday afternoon, 6-5 to the Portland Winterhawks.

  • Chiefs sign goaltender Campbell Arnold

    Chiefs sign goaltender Campbell Arnold

    Arnold was the Chiefs’ second round (28th overall) pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. Photo: Spokane Chiefs/ Larry BruntArnold was the Chiefs’ second round (28th overall) pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. Photo: Spokane Chiefs/ Larry Brunt

    The 15-year-old netminder joins first round pick Jack Finley as signed prospects from the Chiefs’ 2017 WHL Bantam Draft class.

    The 15-year-old netminder joins first round pick Jack Finley as signed prospects from the Chiefs’ 2017 WHL Bantam Draft class.

  • Cooper-Scott, Saroni win in final full IRONMAN in Coeur d'Alene

    Cooper-Scott, Saroni win in final full IRONMAN in Coeur d'Alene

    Spokane's Haley Cooper-Scott wins her first IRONMANSpokane's Haley Cooper-Scott wins her first IRONMAN

    After a 14-year run, Sunday marked the finale for the final full IRONMAN race in Coeur d'Alene. In the end, two first-time winners were victorious in the last 140.6 race in the Lake City.

    After a 14-year run, Sunday marked the finale for the final full IRONMAN race in Coeur d'Alene. In the end, two first-time winners were victorious in the last 140.6 race in the Lake City.

  • Team White claims Chiefs' annual Red-White game

    Team White claims Chiefs' annual Red-White game

    Photo: Spokane Chiefs/Larry BruntPhoto: Spokane Chiefs/Larry Brunt

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Offense was on display in full force on Sunday afternoon at Spokane Arena as Team White piled on seven goals in a 7-4 win over Team Red in the Spokane Chiefs’ annual Red-White Game capping their 2017 Training Camp.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Offense was on display in full force on Sunday afternoon at Spokane Arena as Team White piled on seven goals in a 7-4 win over Team Red in the Spokane Chiefs’ annual Red-White Game capping their 2017 Training Camp.

  • 2017 Spokane Chiefs training camp rosters announced

    2017 Spokane Chiefs training camp rosters announced

    All camp events at Spokane Arena throughout the weekend are free and open to the public.All camp events at Spokane Arena throughout the weekend are free and open to the public.

    This year’s event includes 62 players, including 34 forwards, 21 defensemen and 7 goalies.

    This year’s event includes 62 players, including 34 forwards, 21 defensemen and 7 goalies.

  • Chiefs' 2017 training camp team names announced

    Chiefs' 2017 training camp team names announced

    Courtesy: NHL.comCourtesy: NHL.com

    The Spokane Chiefs announced on Friday the team names for their 2017 training camp, which begins on Thursday, August 24 at Spokane Arena. This year’s teams will be Team Johnson, Team Sawyer and Team Ryan.

    The Spokane Chiefs announced on Friday the team names for their 2017 training camp, which begins on Thursday, August 24 at Spokane Arena. This year’s teams will be Team Johnson, Team Sawyer and Team Ryan.

  • Chris Baird hired as assistant director for hockey operations

    Chris Baird hired as assistant director for hockey operations

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    Baird spent the last 10 seasons as the team’s video coordinator, analyzing coaches’ video and advanced statistics. A Spokane native and Lakeside High School graduate, he was originally hired on by the Chiefs midway through the 2006-07 campaign.

    Baird spent the last 10 seasons as the team’s video coordinator, analyzing coaches’ video and advanced statistics. A Spokane native and Lakeside High School graduate, he was originally hired on by the Chiefs midway through the 2006-07 campaign.

  • Kailer Yamamoto signs 3-year deal with Edmonton Oilers

    Kailer Yamamoto signs 3-year deal with Edmonton Oilers

    Courtesy: Edmonton OilersCourtesy: Edmonton Oilers

    Yamamoto, picked 22nd overall, appeared in 65 games with the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Spokane Chiefs last season, posting 99 points (42G, 57A), 46 penalty minutes and a plus 14 rating. He was also named to the 2016-17 WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team.

    Yamamoto, picked 22nd overall, appeared in 65 games with the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Spokane Chiefs last season, posting 99 points (42G, 57A), 46 penalty minutes and a plus 14 rating. He was also named to the 2016-17 WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team.

  • Chiefs' Ty Smith to represent Canada at Ivan Hlinka Cup

    Chiefs' Ty Smith to represent Canada at Ivan Hlinka Cup

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    Smith is a regular for Canada in international play, having served as team captain at the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games and 2016 World U17 Hockey Challenge (Canada Black). He earned silver medals in both while picking up tournament all-star honors at the U17 challenge.

    Smith is a regular for Canada in international play, having served as team captain at the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games and 2016 World U17 Hockey Challenge (Canada Black). He earned silver medals in both while picking up tournament all-star honors at the U17 challenge.

  • Spokane's Makenzie Funk finalist Award for Excellence

    Spokane's Makenzie Funk finalist Award for Excellence

    Makenzie Funk is one of 25 finalists for this awardMakenzie Funk is one of 25 finalists for this award

    Mount Spokane High School’s Makenzie Funk is one of 25 sophomore, junior and senior-level high school athletes in the United States to be selected as a finalist based on athletic, academic and civic achievements.

    Mount Spokane High School’s Makenzie Funk is one of 25 sophomore, junior and senior-level high school athletes in the United States to be selected as a finalist based on athletic, academic and civic achievements.

  • Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

    Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL: Get a haircut. During an appearance Monday on Fox Sports 1's "Speak for Yourself," Vick said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback needs to lose his Afro or cornrows for a "clean-cut" style in order to get a job.

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL: Get a haircut. During an appearance Monday on Fox Sports 1's "Speak for Yourself," Vick said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback needs to lose his Afro or cornrows for a "clean-cut" style in order to get a job.

  • Spokane Chiefs' 1st round pick, Milos Fafrak signs agreement

    Spokane Chiefs' 1st round pick, Milos Fafrak signs agreement

    Courtesy: Jakub HamolaCourtesy: Jakub Hamola

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter announced on July 14 that forward Milos Fafrak has signed a Standard Player Agreement and committed to playing in the Western Hockey League for the 2017-18 season. Fafrak was the Chiefs’ first round (18th overall) pick in June’s 2017 CHL Import Draft.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter announced on July 14 that forward Milos Fafrak has signed a Standard Player Agreement and committed to playing in the Western Hockey League for the 2017-18 season. Fafrak was the Chiefs’ first round (18th overall) pick in June’s 2017 CHL Import Draft.

  • Former Spokane Chiefs star Tyler Johnson re-signs with Tampa Bay Lightning

    Former Spokane Chiefs star Tyler Johnson re-signs with Tampa Bay Lightning

    Courtesy: Tampa Bay LightningCourtesy: Tampa Bay Lightning

    TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Tyler Johnson a seven-year contract worth $5-million AAV, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Johnson, 26, skated in 66 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, recording 19 goals and 45 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes.

    TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Tyler Johnson a seven-year contract worth $5-million AAV, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Johnson, 26, skated in 66 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, recording 19 goals and 45 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes.

  • Chiefs forward Ethan McIndoe invited to Maple Leafs' Development Camp

    Chiefs forward Ethan McIndoe invited to Maple Leafs' Development Camp

    McIndoe scored 17 goals and 26 points last seasonMcIndoe scored 17 goals and 26 points last season

    Spokane Chiefs forward Ethan McIndoe has been invited to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2017 Development Camp, as announced by the Maple Leafs on Friday afternoon. The camp will begin July 7 at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Toronto. McIndoe, a 1999-born forward from Camrose, Alberta.

    Spokane Chiefs forward Ethan McIndoe has been invited to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2017 Development Camp, as announced by the Maple Leafs on Friday afternoon. The camp will begin July 7 at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Toronto. McIndoe, a 1999-born forward from Camrose, Alberta.

  • Chiefs' February 27 home game rescheduled to February 20

    Chiefs' February 27 home game rescheduled to February 20

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Friday a home game date change for the 2017-18 regular season. The previously slated home game on Tuesday, February 27 versus the Everett Silvertips has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 20. All other details for the game, including start time (7:05 p.m.) and opponent (Everett), remain the same.
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Friday a home game date change for the 2017-18 regular season. The previously slated home game on Tuesday, February 27 versus the Everett Silvertips has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 20. All other details for the game, including start time (7:05 p.m.) and opponent (Everett), remain the same.
  • Spokane Chiefs select Fafrak and Kral in CHL Import Draft

    Spokane Chiefs select Fafrak and Kral in CHL Import Draft

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs selected 1999-born players Milos Fafrak (first round, 18th overall) and Filip Kral (second round, 78th overall) in Wednesday morning’s 2017 CHL Import Draft. After passes, Fafrak and Kral were the 15th and 59th players taken, respectively. “Fafrak is a skilled forward who gives us not only offensive ability but size up front with our forward group

    The Spokane Chiefs selected 1999-born players Milos Fafrak (first round, 18th overall) and Filip Kral (second round, 78th overall) in Wednesday morning’s 2017 CHL Import Draft. After passes, Fafrak and Kral were the 15th and 59th players taken, respectively. “Fafrak is a skilled forward who gives us not only offensive ability but size up front with our forward group

  • Spokane Chiefs' 2017-18 regular season schedule unveiled

    Spokane Chiefs' 2017-18 regular season schedule unveiled

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. / CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 regular season schedule was announced by the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, including all 36 home games to be played at Spokane Arena, beginning with Bud Light Opening Night on Saturday, September 30 versus Kootenay.

    SPOKANE, Wash. / CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 regular season schedule was announced by the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, including all 36 home games to be played at Spokane Arena, beginning with Bud Light Opening Night on Saturday, September 30 versus Kootenay.

  • Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 home opener set for September 30

    Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 home opener set for September 30

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that their 2017-18 regular season home opener – Bud Light Opening Night – will take place on Saturday, September 30 versus the Kootenay ICE. The Chiefs will begin their regular season schedule on the road at Prince George on Friday, Sept. 22.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that their 2017-18 regular season home opener – Bud Light Opening Night – will take place on Saturday, September 30 versus the Kootenay ICE. The Chiefs will begin their regular season schedule on the road at Prince George on Friday, Sept. 22.

  • Chiefs' McGrew drafted by Sharks in 6th round

    Chiefs' McGrew drafted by Sharks in 6th round

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew was selected 159th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew was selected 159th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

  • Spokane's Anderson-Dolan drafted 41st overall by LA Kings

    Spokane's Anderson-Dolan drafted 41st overall by LA Kings

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected 41st overall (second round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday in Chicago.

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected 41st overall (second round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday in Chicago.

  • Spokane Chiefs' Kailer Yamamoto selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers

    Spokane Chiefs' Kailer Yamamoto selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers

    Kailer Yamamoto is the 1st Chiefs player selected in first round since 2009.Kailer Yamamoto is the 1st Chiefs player selected in first round since 2009.

    Spokane Chiefs star Kailer Yamamoto has been selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2017 NHL Draft. Yamamoto becomes the first Spokane Chiefs player to be selected in the first round of the NHL draft since Jared Cowen was taken by the Ottawa Senators in 2009.

    Spokane Chiefs star Kailer Yamamoto has been selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2017 NHL Draft. Yamamoto becomes the first Spokane Chiefs player to be selected in the first round of the NHL draft since Jared Cowen was taken by the Ottawa Senators in 2009.

  • Spokane natives Yamamoto, Johnson breaking the mold on the ice

    Spokane natives Yamamoto, Johnson breaking the mold on the ice

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:03 AM EDT2017-06-22 05:03:37 GMT

    The scouting reports on Kailer Yamamoto are pretty much all the same: speedy, skilled, a pure scorer -- and undersized. "It gives me that drive to want to push past everybody and be the best player I can be," Yamamoto says of constantly hearing about his 5-9, 160-lb. frame. "Ultimately my goal is to be the best player every time I step on the ice. It gets a little frustrating but it gives me that drive and helps me out in the end."   There's a small group of ...

    The scouting reports on Kailer Yamamoto are pretty much all the same: speedy, skilled, a pure scorer -- and undersized. "It gives me that drive to want to push past everybody and be the best player I can be," Yamamoto says of constantly hearing about his 5-9, 160-lb. frame. "Ultimately my goal is to be the best player every time I step on the ice. It gets a little frustrating but it gives me that drive and helps me out in the end."   There's a small group of ...

  • Spokane Chiefs send Morrisseau to Regina for draft picks

    Spokane Chiefs send Morrisseau to Regina for draft picks

    Courtesy: Larry BruntCourtesy: Larry Brunt

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that they have traded forward Koby Morrisseau to the Regina Pats in exchange for future draft picks. “Looking at our forward numbers and depth, we felt this was the right move for our organization at this time,

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced Thursday that they have traded forward Koby Morrisseau to the Regina Pats in exchange for future draft picks. “Looking at our forward numbers and depth, we felt this was the right move for our organization at this time,

  • Finley and Feist sign WHL Standard Player Agreements with Spokane Chiefs

    Finley and Feist sign WHL Standard Player Agreements with Spokane Chiefs

    Courtesy: Larry BruntCourtesy: Larry Brunt

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Chiefs prospects Jack Finley (pictured, right) and Tyson Feist (left) both signed Standard Player Agreements and committed to playing in the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced. Both players were recognized at the Chiefs’ press conference at Spokane Arena introducing Dan Lambert, the team’s new head coach.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane Chiefs prospects Jack Finley (pictured, right) and Tyson Feist (left) both signed Standard Player Agreements and committed to playing in the Western Hockey League on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced. Both players were recognized at the Chiefs’ press conference at Spokane Arena introducing Dan Lambert, the team’s new head coach.

  • Dan Lambert named Spokane Chiefs' head coach

    Dan Lambert named Spokane Chiefs' head coach

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that Dan Lambert will become the 12th full-time head coach in the organization’s history. Lambert was previously the head coach of the Rochester Americans (AHL) and Kelowna Rockets (WHL), including a WHL Championship with the Rockets in 2015.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that Dan Lambert will become the 12th full-time head coach in the organization’s history. Lambert was previously the head coach of the Rochester Americans (AHL) and Kelowna Rockets (WHL), including a WHL Championship with the Rockets in 2015.

  • IRONMAN announces addition of new Friends & Family 5k Event

    IRONMAN announces addition of new Friends & Family 5k Event

    Coeur d'Alene will host the event on August 27thCoeur d'Alene will host the event on August 27th

    TAMPA, Fla. (June 1, 2017) — IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced today the addition of its new Friends & Family 5k Event Series presented by IRONMAN. 

    TAMPA, Fla. (June 1, 2017) — IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced today the addition of its new Friends & Family 5k Event Series presented by IRONMAN. 

  • Five Chiefs prospects to compete at U16 provincial camps in Canada

    Five Chiefs prospects to compete at U16 provincial camps in Canada

    Two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie will be at the campTwo forwards, two defensemen and one goalie will be at the camp

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs will be represented by five of their 2017 WHL Bantam Draft selections at upcoming U16 provincial camps this summer in Canada. The Chiefs prospects – two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie – will compete to represent their respective provinces at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary in October.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs will be represented by five of their 2017 WHL Bantam Draft selections at upcoming U16 provincial camps this summer in Canada. The Chiefs prospects – two forwards, two defensemen and one goalie – will compete to represent their respective provinces at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary in October.

  • Thousands participate in Bloomsday 2017

    Thousands participate in Bloomsday 2017

    KHQ and SWX were once again proud to be your home for all things Bloomsday 2017. Try to find yourself crossing the finish line in the videos above!

    KHQ and SWX were once again proud to be your home for all things Bloomsday 2017. Try to find yourself crossing the finish line in the videos above!

  • BLOOMSDAY 2017: Finisher shirts from 1977-2017

    BLOOMSDAY 2017: Finisher shirts from 1977-2017

    Monday, April 25 2016 4:24 PM EDT2016-04-25 20:24:09 GMT
    Sunday, May 7 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-07 18:20:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the 41st running of Spokane's Bloomsday this weekend, we are taking a look back at the coveted reward for all of those who've ever finished the race. The Bloomsday Finisher shirt.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With the 41st running of Spokane's Bloomsday this weekend, we are taking a look back at the coveted reward for all of those who've ever finished the race. The Bloomsday Finisher shirt.

  • Legendary Jim Ryun to be Bloomsday's official starter

    Legendary Jim Ryun to be Bloomsday's official starter

    Ryun was 1st high school runner to break four-minute mileRyun was 1st high school runner to break four-minute mile

    Spokane, WA—The man who many consider the greatest miler of all time will be in Spokane on Bloomsday weekend to share the story of his world record and help start the Bloomsday crowd on Sunday. Jim Ryun, the first high school runner to break the legendary four-minute barrier, and who later set the world record of 3:51.3 (later lowered to 3:51.1)

    Spokane, WA—The man who many consider the greatest miler of all time will be in Spokane on Bloomsday weekend to share the story of his world record and help start the Bloomsday crowd on Sunday. Jim Ryun, the first high school runner to break the legendary four-minute barrier, and who later set the world record of 3:51.3 (later lowered to 3:51.1)

  • Spokane Chiefs' WHL Bantam draft history

    Spokane Chiefs' WHL Bantam draft history

    Looking Back at the Chiefs' WHL Bantam Draft HistoryLooking Back at the Chiefs' WHL Bantam Draft History

    Two years removed from a #1 overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, the Spokane Chiefs used their first round pick to address their offense by selecting center Jake Finley with the #6 choice in Thursday's draft.  Finley is a 15-year-old from Kelowna and just played for POE Bant Prep this past season. Here's a look at all of the first round selections made by the Spokane Chiefs since 2000.

    Two years removed from a #1 overall pick in the WHL Bantam Draft, the Spokane Chiefs used their first round pick to address their offense by selecting center Jake Finley with the #6 choice in Thursday's draft.  Finley is a 15-year-old from Kelowna and just played for POE Bant Prep this past season. Here's a look at all of the first round selections made by the Spokane Chiefs since 2000.

  • Two fastest women in world set sights on Bloomsday victory

    Two fastest women in world set sights on Bloomsday victory

    Diriba and Daska Expected to Battle at 41st BloomsdayDiriba and Daska Expected to Battle at 41st Bloomsday

    Spokane, Washington—Two of the fastest women on the planet, Ethiopians Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska, are expected to battle for the win this weekend in the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. The men’s race, meanwhile, will feature all of last year’s top five finishers, including champion Philip Langat of Kenya,

    Spokane, Washington—Two of the fastest women on the planet, Ethiopians Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska, are expected to battle for the win this weekend in the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. The men’s race, meanwhile, will feature all of last year’s top five finishers, including champion Philip Langat of Kenya,

  • Bantam Draft Recap: Chiefs’ 2017 class headlined by Finley at sixth overall

    Bantam Draft Recap: Chiefs’ 2017 class headlined by Finley at sixth overall

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Jack Finley with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday morning. Finley was one of 11 players selected by the Chiefs in the annual draft, including five forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender. 

    CALGARY – The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Jack Finley with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday morning. Finley was one of 11 players selected by the Chiefs in the annual draft, including five forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender. 

  • Spokane Chiefs NHL draft history since 2000

    Spokane Chiefs NHL draft history since 2000

    Hudson Elynuik Was Picked By Carolina in the 2016 NHL DraftHudson Elynuik Was Picked By Carolina in the 2016 NHL Draft

    With the 2017 WHL Bantam draft starting tomorrow, we take a look back at the Spokane Chiefs drafted in the NHL since the turn of the century in 2000. Hudson Elynuik was the most recent Chief drafted when he was picked by the Carolina Hurricanes in 3rd round of the 2016 NHL draft.

    With the 2017 WHL Bantam draft starting tomorrow, we take a look back at the Spokane Chiefs drafted in the NHL since the turn of the century in 2000. Hudson Elynuik was the most recent Chief drafted when he was picked by the Carolina Hurricanes in 3rd round of the 2016 NHL draft.

  • Spokane Chiefs prepare for WHL Bantam draft

    Spokane Chiefs prepare for WHL Bantam draft

    Courtesy: Larry BruntCourtesy: Larry Brunt

    The Spokane Chiefs will select their future stars on Thursday morning as all 22 WHL teams will participate in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, beginning at 9 a.m. MT/8 a.m. PT in Calgary. Spokane holds the sixth overall pick in the draft, marking just the 14th top-10 pick in franchise history. Fans can watch the first round of the draft online at whl.ca with the stream beginning at 7:30 a.m. PT.

    The Spokane Chiefs will select their future stars on Thursday morning as all 22 WHL teams will participate in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, beginning at 9 a.m. MT/8 a.m. PT in Calgary. Spokane holds the sixth overall pick in the draft, marking just the 14th top-10 pick in franchise history. Fans can watch the first round of the draft online at whl.ca with the stream beginning at 7:30 a.m. PT.

  • Four former Spokane Chiefs make hockey headlines

    Four former Spokane Chiefs make hockey headlines

    Courtesy: NHL.comCourtesy: NHL.com

    Mike Babcock (pictured), who coached in Spokane from 1994-2000 and ranks first in franchise history in playoff wins, was named one of three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the top coach in the NHL. Babcock led the Toronto Maple Leafs to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 while fielding a young team featuring six rookies with over 75 games played.

    Mike Babcock (pictured), who coached in Spokane from 1994-2000 and ranks first in franchise history in playoff wins, was named one of three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the top coach in the NHL. Babcock led the Toronto Maple Leafs to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 while fielding a young team featuring six rookies with over 75 games played.

  • Chief's forwards Najman and Kousal sign Czech pro contracts

    Chief's forwards Najman and Kousal sign Czech pro contracts

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs would like to congratulate forwards Ondrej Najman and Pavel Kousal on signing professional contracts with BK Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga.

    The Spokane Chiefs would like to congratulate forwards Ondrej Najman and Pavel Kousal on signing professional contracts with BK Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga.

  • Bloomsday needs volunteers!

    Bloomsday needs volunteers!

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:53:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If the thought of running Bloomsday doesn't appeal to you, but you still want to be part of Spokane's biggest race, then here's your chance!  Bloomsday organizers are looking for volunteers to pass out H2O at water stations, provide first aid at the Marmot March (no marmot experience necessary), and hand out t-shirts to finishers.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If the thought of running Bloomsday doesn't appeal to you, but you still want to be part of Spokane's biggest race, then here's your chance!  Bloomsday organizers are looking for volunteers to pass out H2O at water stations, provide first aid at the Marmot March (no marmot experience necessary), and hand out t-shirts to finishers.

  • Chiefs' Anderson-Dolan named captain of team Canada

    Chiefs' Anderson-Dolan named captain of team Canada

    Courtesy: Hockey CanadaCourtesy: Hockey Canada

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been named captain of Canada’s under-18 team set to compete at the upcoming 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Slovakia, as announced by Hockey Canada on Wednesday. Fellow Chief Ty Smith has also officially made the team as an underage player. “We are very excited about our leadership group,” said Darren Rumble (Barrie, Ont./Moncton, QMJHL), head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Under-1...

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been named captain of Canada’s under-18 team set to compete at the upcoming 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship in Slovakia, as announced by Hockey Canada on Wednesday. Fellow Chief Ty Smith has also officially made the team as an underage player. “We are very excited about our leadership group,” said Darren Rumble (Barrie, Ont./Moncton, QMJHL), head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Under-1...

  • Rally for The Zags draws huge crowd of fans

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-04-06 00:30:58 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - 37-2. Their first trip to the Final Four. Their first trip to the National Championship game. What an AMAZING season for the Gonzaga Bulldogs! The team returned to Spokane Tuesday to a huge crowd of proud fans, but Wednesday afternoon the school held a proper rally to send this year's team off in style!  

    SPOKANE, Wash. - 37-2. Their first trip to the Final Four. Their first trip to the National Championship game. What an AMAZING season for the Gonzaga Bulldogs! The team returned to Spokane Tuesday to a huge crowd of proud fans, but Wednesday afternoon the school held a proper rally to send this year's team off in style!  

  • GAME DAY PHOTOS! Show us you ZAGS game face!

    GAME DAY PHOTOS! Show us you ZAGS game face!

    Monday, April 3 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-04-03 23:26:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Today is the big day! The Gonzaga Bulldogs are making their first appearance ever in the National Championship game after beating South Carolina Saturday evening.  Monday at around 6:20 p.m., the Zags will play one more game against North Carolina. To quote the great John Candy...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Today is the big day! The Gonzaga Bulldogs are making their first appearance ever in the National Championship game after beating South Carolina Saturday evening.  Monday at around 6:20 p.m., the Zags will play one more game against North Carolina. To quote the great John Candy...

  • Spokane Chiefs part ways with Head Coach Don Nachbaur

    Spokane Chiefs part ways with Head Coach Don Nachbaur

    Nachbaur and Chiefs Part WaysNachbaur and Chiefs Part Ways

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs and Head Coach Don Nachbaur have mutually agreed to part ways. Nachbaur had been with the organization since 2010.   “Don is one of the winningest coaches in WHL and Chiefs history,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter. “We’d like to thank him for his time in Spokane and wish him all the best in the future.”   Nachbaur, who had previously coached the Seattle Thunderbird...

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs and Head Coach Don Nachbaur have mutually agreed to part ways. Nachbaur had been with the organization since 2010.   “Don is one of the winningest coaches in WHL and Chiefs history,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter. “We’d like to thank him for his time in Spokane and wish him all the best in the future.”   Nachbaur, who had previously coached the Seattle Thunderbird...

  • Gonzaga's Few wins AP Coach of the Year

    Gonzaga's Few wins AP Coach of the Year

    Courtesy: Gonzaga AthleticsCourtesy: Gonzaga Athletics

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Kansas guard Frank Mason III and Gonzaga coach Mark Few have won The Associated Press player and coach of the year awards. The awards were announced Thursday at the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona. 

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Kansas guard Frank Mason III and Gonzaga coach Mark Few have won The Associated Press player and coach of the year awards. The awards were announced Thursday at the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona. 

  • NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

    PHOENIX - NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money.

    PHOENIX - NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money.

  • Kailer Yamamoto named to WHL 2nd All-Star team

    Kailer Yamamoto named to WHL 2nd All-Star team

    Kailer Yamamoto Named Western Conference All-StarKailer Yamamoto Named Western Conference All-Star

    Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto, as announced by the WHL on Wednesday morning, has been named to the league’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team. Yamamoto, who led the Western Conference in scoring (6th overall) with 42 goals and 57 assists for 99 points, was left off the score sheet just 11 times in 65 games. He is considered a top prospect for this summer’s 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Via the WHL’s official release: Calgary, AB – T...

    Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto, as announced by the WHL on Wednesday morning, has been named to the league’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team. Yamamoto, who led the Western Conference in scoring (6th overall) with 42 goals and 57 assists for 99 points, was left off the score sheet just 11 times in 65 games. He is considered a top prospect for this summer’s 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Via the WHL’s official release: Calgary, AB – T...

  • Elynuik signs amateur tryout contract with Charlotte Checkers

    Elynuik signs amateur tryout contract with Charlotte Checkers

    Elynuik Signs Amateur Tryout Contract With Charlotte CheckersElynuik Signs Amateur Tryout Contract With Charlotte Checkers

    Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, allowing him to join the club and potentially make his professional debut. Elynuik, who just completed his 19-year-old season with the Chiefs, was a third round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by Charlotte’s parent club, the Carolina Hurricanes. He has not yet signed his entry-level contract with Carolina. Via the official statement...

    Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, allowing him to join the club and potentially make his professional debut. Elynuik, who just completed his 19-year-old season with the Chiefs, was a third round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by Charlotte’s parent club, the Carolina Hurricanes. He has not yet signed his entry-level contract with Carolina. Via the official statement...

  • Chiefs fall to Americans 5-4 in overtime despite Kailer Yamamoto's hat trick

    Chiefs fall to Americans 5-4 in overtime despite Kailer Yamamoto's hat trick

    Courtesy: Larry BruntCourtesy: Larry Brunt
    By Spokane Chiefs Morgan Geekie’s second goal of the night 28 seconds into overtime lifted the Tri City Americans to a 5-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs Friday night in Kennewick. The loss extended Spokane’s season long losing streak to 8 straight, while Tri City snapped a 5 game losing skid with the victory. Tri City has now won 9 of 11 against the Chiefs this season. The Americans took a 1-0 lead after one as Vladislav Lukin scored with just 24 seconds remaining in the ...
    By Spokane Chiefs Morgan Geekie’s second goal of the night 28 seconds into overtime lifted the Tri City Americans to a 5-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs Friday night in Kennewick. The loss extended Spokane’s season long losing streak to 8 straight, while Tri City snapped a 5 game losing skid with the victory. Tri City has now won 9 of 11 against the Chiefs this season. The Americans took a 1-0 lead after one as Vladislav Lukin scored with just 24 seconds remaining in the ...
  • Villanova, Gonzaga, Kansas, Arizona lead final AP poll

    Villanova, Gonzaga, Kansas, Arizona lead final AP poll

    Monday, March 13 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-03-13 20:33:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college basketball poll of the season.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college basketball poll of the season. The Wildcats (31-3) were a runaway choice Monday, receiving 59 first-place votes from the 65-member media panel. Gonzaga (32-1), which received the other six first-place votes, and Kansas, two No. 1 seeds for the tournament, were second and third.

  • Comeback Bid Falls Short As Spokane Drops Sixth In A Row

    Comeback Bid Falls Short As Spokane Drops Sixth In A Row

    Sunday, March 12 2017 3:28 AM EDT2017-03-12 07:28:19 GMT
    Photo: Larry Brunt/Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the third period in a comeback bid that fell just short on Saturday night at Spokane Arena as they lost to the visiting Prince George Cougars, 4-3. NHL Draft prospects Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Kailer Yamamoto led the offense for Spokane with two and three points, respectively. Prince George opened the game with a flurry, scoring three goals in the first period to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Josh Curtis scored hi...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the third period in a comeback bid that fell just short on Saturday night at Spokane Arena as they lost to the visiting Prince George Cougars, 4-3. NHL Draft prospects Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Kailer Yamamoto led the offense for Spokane with two and three points, respectively. Prince George opened the game with a flurry, scoring three goals in the first period to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Josh Curtis scored hi...

  • Yamamoto scores 38th goal in 4-2 loss to Portland

    Yamamoto scores 38th goal in 4-2 loss to Portland

    Chiefs Fall To Winterhawks 4-2Chiefs Fall To Winterhawks 4-2

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane forward Kailer Yamamoto scored his team-leading 38th goal of the season on Friday night at Spokane Arena as the Chiefs lost to the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 4-2. The loss was Spokane’s fifth in a row. Portland got the scoring underway early in the first period as Cody Glass scored his 30th of the year on a rebound opportunity, chipping the puck over starting goaltender Jayden Sittler’s right shoulder to make it 1-0 a...

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane forward Kailer Yamamoto scored his team-leading 38th goal of the season on Friday night at Spokane Arena as the Chiefs lost to the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 4-2. The loss was Spokane’s fifth in a row. Portland got the scoring underway early in the first period as Cody Glass scored his 30th of the year on a rebound opportunity, chipping the puck over starting goaltender Jayden Sittler’s right shoulder to make it 1-0 a...

  • Chiefs eliminated from playoff contentions following 4-0 loss to Everett

    Chiefs eliminated from playoff contentions following 4-0 loss to Everett

    Courtesy: Chiefs/Larry BruntCourtesy: Chiefs/Larry Brunt

    Philadelphia Flyers prospect Carter Hart earned his eighth shutout of the season on Wednesday night as the Spokane Chiefs fell to the Everett Silvertips, 4-0.

    Philadelphia Flyers prospect Carter Hart earned his eighth shutout of the season on Wednesday night as the Spokane Chiefs fell to the Everett Silvertips, 4-0.

  • Bloomsday 2017: What's new this year?

    Bloomsday 2017: What's new this year?

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-02-28 22:59:55 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We're about two months away from Spokane's most famous run!  The 41st Bloomsday takes place on May 7, 2017 and on Tuesday, race organizers outlined what's new for runners this year.  

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We're about two months away from Spokane's most famous run!  The 41st Bloomsday takes place on May 7, 2017 and on Tuesday, race organizers outlined what's new for runners this year.  

  • Chiefs allow 5 in the 1st, eventually falling to Kelowna 9-5

    Chiefs allow 5 in the 1st, eventually falling to Kelowna 9-5

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs fell behind 7-0 to the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Sunday night at Spokane Arena, eventually losing in a high-scoring affair, 9-5. Kelowna came out buzzing after the opening puck drop, scoring twice in the first four minutes with goals from Reid Gardiner at 1:33 and Dillon Dube at 3:10. They added to the lead with two more quick goals midway through the first as Carsen Twarynski scored his 14th at 10:41 and Rodney Southam potted his 15th at 12:00. ...
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs fell behind 7-0 to the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Sunday night at Spokane Arena, eventually losing in a high-scoring affair, 9-5. Kelowna came out buzzing after the opening puck drop, scoring twice in the first four minutes with goals from Reid Gardiner at 1:33 and Dillon Dube at 3:10. They added to the lead with two more quick goals midway through the first as Carsen Twarynski scored his 14th at 10:41 and Rodney Southam potted his 15th at 12:00. ...
  • Spokane can't stop streaking Americans in 5-1 loss

    Spokane can't stop streaking Americans in 5-1 loss

    Sunday, February 26 2017 1:36 AM EST2017-02-26 06:36:09 GMT
    Photo: Larry Brunt/Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tri-City captain Tyler Sandhu scored a hat trick and added an assist, leading the way as the Americans defeated the hosting Spokane Chiefs 5-1 on Saturday night at Spokane Arena. Kailer Yamamoto scored a goal in his third-straight game for the Chiefs’ only tally. Spokane forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan extended his point streak to five games with a crafty spinning backhand pass to Yamamoto on the doorstep to get the scoring underway at the 10:5...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tri-City captain Tyler Sandhu scored a hat trick and added an assist, leading the way as the Americans defeated the hosting Spokane Chiefs 5-1 on Saturday night at Spokane Arena. Kailer Yamamoto scored a goal in his third-straight game for the Chiefs’ only tally. Spokane forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan extended his point streak to five games with a crafty spinning backhand pass to Yamamoto on the doorstep to get the scoring underway at the 10:5...

  • Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay 1-2-3 in AP poll

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the third straight week, Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll. It is the fourth week at No. 1 for Gonzaga (28-0), the only unbeaten team in Division I. The Zags received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the third straight week, Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll. It is the fourth week at No. 1 for Gonzaga (28-0), the only unbeaten team in Division I. The Zags received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday.

  • Chiefs collapse in the 3rd period; lose to Americans 5-1

    Chiefs collapse in the 3rd period; lose to Americans 5-1

    Spokane Chiefs The Tri City Americans scored three straight power play goals in the third period as they broke open a 2-1 game to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Saturday night in Kennewick, WA. Spokane has now lost all 5 games at Tri City this season as the Americans improved to 7-2 against the Chiefs this season. The loss left the Chiefs 8 points back of Portland for the final playoff spot in the WHL’s Western Conference with 13 games remaining in the season. Tri City took a ...

    Spokane Chiefs The Tri City Americans scored three straight power play goals in the third period as they broke open a 2-1 game to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Saturday night in Kennewick, WA. Spokane has now lost all 5 games at Tri City this season as the Americans improved to 7-2 against the Chiefs this season. The loss left the Chiefs 8 points back of Portland for the final playoff spot in the WHL’s Western Conference with 13 games remaining in the season. Tri City took a ...

  • Chiefs hold off Tri City 4-3 on SWX

    Chiefs hold off Tri City 4-3 on SWX

    Photo: Spokane Chiefs/Larry BruntPhoto: Spokane Chiefs/Larry Brunt

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on late to beat the rival Tri-City Americans in front of over 9,800 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on late to beat the rival Tri-City Americans in front of over 9,800 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

  • Chiefs outscore Winterhawks 6-5

    Chiefs outscore Winterhawks 6-5

    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. - Rookie forward Eli Zummack recorded his first career three-point night to lead the charge as the Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the third period and hung on late to defeat the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 6-5. The win brings the Chiefs within nine points of the Winterhawks for the final playoff berth in the WHL's Western Conference with the two teams slated for a rematch in Portland on Friday night. Portland took advantage of a fortuitous boun...
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. - Rookie forward Eli Zummack recorded his first career three-point night to lead the charge as the Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the third period and hung on late to defeat the visiting Portland Winterhawks, 6-5. The win brings the Chiefs within nine points of the Winterhawks for the final playoff berth in the WHL's Western Conference with the two teams slated for a rematch in Portland on Friday night. Portland took advantage of a fortuitous boun...
  • Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas on top of AP poll after wild week

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga is No. 1 for a second straight week in The Associated Press college basketball poll following a week in which all but four of the top 10 teams lost at least one game. The Bulldogs (24-0), the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I, received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga is No. 1 for a second straight week in The Associated Press college basketball poll following a week in which all but four of the top 10 teams lost at least one game. The Bulldogs (24-0), the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I, received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. 

  • Ingram Backstops Blazers To Win Over Chiefs

    Ingram Backstops Blazers To Win Over Chiefs

    Sunday, February 5 2017 1:40 AM EST2017-02-05 06:40:43 GMT
    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jaret Anderson-Dolan continued his torrid scoring pace for Spokane with a goal and an assist versus the visiting Kamloops Blazers, but the Chiefs couldn't muster enough offense late, losing 3-2. Goaltender Connor Ingram backstopped the Blazers with 30 saves on 32 shots faced on his way to first star honors. Kamloops got on the board first with a goal from former Edmonton Oil King Lane Bauer at the 13:54 mark of the opening period. Chiefs' goalie Da...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jaret Anderson-Dolan continued his torrid scoring pace for Spokane with a goal and an assist versus the visiting Kamloops Blazers, but the Chiefs couldn't muster enough offense late, losing 3-2. Goaltender Connor Ingram backstopped the Blazers with 30 saves on 32 shots faced on his way to first star honors. Kamloops got on the board first with a goal from former Edmonton Oil King Lane Bauer at the 13:54 mark of the opening period. Chiefs' goalie Da...

  • Anderson-Dolan’s Hat Trick Sparks Chiefs In Win Over Tigers

    Anderson-Dolan’s Hat Trick Sparks Chiefs In Win Over Tigers

    Saturday, February 4 2017 1:48 AM EST2017-02-04 06:48:21 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Larry BruntPhoto Courtesy: Larry Brunt

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs bounced back from a 2-0 first period deficit in force on Friday night at Spokane Arena, defeating the Central Division-leading Medicine Hat Tigers, 5-3. Second-year forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan led the way with his third hat trick of the year. The Tigers jumped out to their early lead with back-to-back goals late in the first period. Former first round WHL Bantam Draft selection James Hamblin scored his 14th of the season at the ...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs bounced back from a 2-0 first period deficit in force on Friday night at Spokane Arena, defeating the Central Division-leading Medicine Hat Tigers, 5-3. Second-year forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan led the way with his third hat trick of the year. The Tigers jumped out to their early lead with back-to-back goals late in the first period. Former first round WHL Bantam Draft selection James Hamblin scored his 14th of the season at the ...

  • National Signing Day 2017

    National Signing Day 2017

    It's a day dozens of local athletes will never forget, and SWX was your home for all things National Signing Day.

    It's a day dozens of local athletes will never forget, and SWX was your home for all things National Signing Day.

  • Chiefs outshoot Ice in 3-2 loss

    Chiefs outshoot Ice in 3-2 loss

    Chiefs Athletics CRANBROOK, B.C. – The Spokane Chiefs outshot the Kootenay ICE 42-36 on Friday night in Cranbrook but struggled on the penalty kill, losing 3-2. Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Eli Zummack scored the goals for the Chiefs, who dropped to 20-21-6-2 on the season. Anderson-Dolan opened the scoring just under five minutes into regulation with his 23rd goal of the season, sniping a wrist shot from the right circle over the left shoulder of Kootenay goaltender Jakob Walter....
    Chiefs Athletics CRANBROOK, B.C. – The Spokane Chiefs outshot the Kootenay ICE 42-36 on Friday night in Cranbrook but struggled on the penalty kill, losing 3-2. Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Eli Zummack scored the goals for the Chiefs, who dropped to 20-21-6-2 on the season. Anderson-Dolan opened the scoring just under five minutes into regulation with his 23rd goal of the season, sniping a wrist shot from the right circle over the left shoulder of Kootenay goaltender Jakob Walter....
  • Chiefs' comeback falls short as Seattle wins in OT

    Chiefs' comeback falls short as Seattle wins in OT

    Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs/Larry BruntCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs/Larry Brunt

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal third period deficit to force overtime but fell in the extra time, 3-2 to the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal third period deficit to force overtime but fell in the extra time, 3-2 to the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena.

  • Chiefs glide by Kootenay 5-2 on SWX

    Chiefs glide by Kootenay 5-2 on SWX

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs dominated from start to finish and pulled away with a three-goal third period in front of over 9,500 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night, defeating the visiting Kootenay ICE, 5-2.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs dominated from start to finish and pulled away with a three-goal third period in front of over 9,500 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night, defeating the visiting Kootenay ICE, 5-2.

  • Spokane Chiefs' game against Seattle has been postponed

    Spokane Chiefs' game against Seattle has been postponed

    Chiefs' Game vs Thunderbirds PostponedChiefs' Game vs Thunderbirds Postponed

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs’ scheduled home game on Wednesday, January 18 versus Seattle has officially been postponed due to travel conditions. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24 at 7:05 p.m. at Spokane Arena.   “The safety of the players and team staff is paramount and with the road conditions the way they are between Seattle and Spokane, both teams came to the conclusion that tonight’s game will be pos...

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs’ scheduled home game on Wednesday, January 18 versus Seattle has officially been postponed due to travel conditions. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24 at 7:05 p.m. at Spokane Arena.   “The safety of the players and team staff is paramount and with the road conditions the way they are between Seattle and Spokane, both teams came to the conclusion that tonight’s game will be pos...

  • Chiefs blanked 5-0 in Everett

    Chiefs blanked 5-0 in Everett

    Courtesy: Larry Brunt/WHLCourtesy: Larry Brunt/WHL

    The Spokane Chiefs started a 4 games in 5 nights trip through the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League with a 5-0 shutout loss at Everett Wednesday evening. It was just the second time Spokane had been shut out this season, and the first since a 6-0 blanking at Brandon in October. 

    The Spokane Chiefs started a 4 games in 5 nights trip through the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League with a 5-0 shutout loss at Everett Wednesday evening. It was just the second time Spokane had been shut out this season, and the first since a 6-0 blanking at Brandon in October. 

  • Riverhawks boys basketball team hosts the Frankston Blues from Australia

    Riverhawks boys basketball team hosts the Frankston Blues from Australia

    PASCO, WA - The Riverhawks boys basketball team hosted the Frankston Blues from Australia. Following last night's game, the Australian players stayed overnight at the Chiawana players' homes. Then this morning, the Australians went to school with their new friends. They say they're learning a ton being on the other side of the world, all while having a great time. "Basketball-wise, probably how to play at their level and sort of be able to talk and play at a competitive l...
    PASCO, WA - The Riverhawks boys basketball team hosted the Frankston Blues from Australia. Following last night's game, the Australian players stayed overnight at the Chiawana players' homes. Then this morning, the Australians went to school with their new friends. They say they're learning a ton being on the other side of the world, all while having a great time. "Basketball-wise, probably how to play at their level and sort of be able to talk and play at a competitive l...
  • Bloomsday 2017 registration is now OPEN; Register early and you could win an Apple Watch or GoPro!

    Bloomsday 2017 registration is now OPEN; Register early and you could win an Apple Watch or GoPro!

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-01-03 23:06:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thinking about getting into running this year? Just looking to set a PR on Spokane's most famous race course? Well, registration for Bloomsday 2017 is now open,

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thinking about getting into running this year? Just looking to set a PR on Spokane's most famous race course? Well, registration for Bloomsday 2017 is now open, and if you get in early enough, you could win some pretty cool prizes!  Will all of the snow on the ground, it's hard to imagine running 7 1/2 miles on a perfect Spokane Spring day, but there are just about four months to go before Bloomsday.

  • Chiefs Trade Miske to Prince Albert

    Chiefs Trade Miske to Prince Albert

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that they have acquired a fourth round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for 19-year-old forward Curtis Miske.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that they have acquired a fourth round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for 19-year-old forward Curtis Miske.

  • Mistakes cost Chiefs in loss to Tri-City

    Mistakes cost Chiefs in loss to Tri-City

    Spokane forward Kailer Yamamoto extended his team-leading point streak to nine games with a shorthanded goal early in the third period but the Chiefs made too many mistakes on Friday night, falling to the Tri-City Americans, 6-3. The two clubs will meet in a rematch tomorrow night in Kennewick.

    Spokane forward Kailer Yamamoto extended his team-leading point streak to nine games with a shorthanded goal early in the third period but the Chiefs made too many mistakes on Friday night, falling to the Tri-City Americans, 6-3. The two clubs will meet in a rematch tomorrow night in Kennewick.

  • Chiefs outlast Thunderbirds in overtime thriller

    Chiefs outlast Thunderbirds in overtime thriller

    Courtesy: Larry Brunt/Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Larry Brunt/Spokane Chiefs

    Hudson Elynuik scored twice, Kailer Yamamoto had a four-point game and Ty Smith scored his first career game-winning goal as the Spokane Chiefs outlasted the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

    Hudson Elynuik scored twice, Kailer Yamamoto had a four-point game and Ty Smith scored his first career game-winning goal as the Spokane Chiefs outlasted the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-4 in overtime on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

  • Chiefs acquire Sloboshan, Reid and draft pick from Saskatoon

    Chiefs acquire Sloboshan, Reid and draft pick from Saskatoon

    Credit: Spokane ChiefsCredit: Spokane Chiefs
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Wednesday night that they have acquired forward Wyatt Sloboshan, defenseman Nolan Reid and a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for forward Markson Bechtold and defenseman Evan Fiala. “With this trade, we hope to fill a few areas that we need to improve in to give us a playoff push,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter. “Those include m...
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Wednesday night that they have acquired forward Wyatt Sloboshan, defenseman Nolan Reid and a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for forward Markson Bechtold and defenseman Evan Fiala. “With this trade, we hope to fill a few areas that we need to improve in to give us a playoff push,” said Chiefs’ General Manager Scott Carter. “Those include m...
  • Bechtold's late goal edges Chiefs to 4-3 victory on Teddy Bear Toss Night

    Bechtold's late goal edges Chiefs to 4-3 victory on Teddy Bear Toss Night

    Saturday, December 10 2016 2:29 AM EST2016-12-10 07:29:25 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs used late heroics from forward Markson Bechtold to sneak past the visiting Kootenay ICE, 4-3 on Friday night at Spokane Arena. Keanu Yamamoto sent just under 6,000 stuffed animals flying onto the ice earlier in the game as he scored the annual Teddy Bear Toss goal. Yamamoto snapped his 12th goal of the season past Kootenay goaltender Jakob Walter at the 4:01 mark of the first period, sending the crowd of 8,322 at the Arena out of...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs used late heroics from forward Markson Bechtold to sneak past the visiting Kootenay ICE, 4-3 on Friday night at Spokane Arena. Keanu Yamamoto sent just under 6,000 stuffed animals flying onto the ice earlier in the game as he scored the annual Teddy Bear Toss goal. Yamamoto snapped his 12th goal of the season past Kootenay goaltender Jakob Walter at the 4:01 mark of the first period, sending the crowd of 8,322 at the Arena out of...

  • Chiefs fall on the road at Tri City 6-5

    Chiefs fall on the road at Tri City 6-5

    Sunday, December 4 2016 2:35 AM EST2016-12-04 07:35:15 GMT

    The Spokane Chiefs fell for the third time in four meetings with the arch rival Tri City Americans this season, as the Ams scored a 6-5 win over Spokane Saturday night in Kennewick. Spokane remains four points back of fourth place Portland in the U.S. Division. The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Ethan McIndoe's 5th goal of the season at 8:07 of the first period. Tri City would even the game at one on a Tyler Sandhu power play goal midway through the period. Tri...

    The Spokane Chiefs fell for the third time in four meetings with the arch rival Tri City Americans this season, as the Ams scored a 6-5 win over Spokane Saturday night in Kennewick. Spokane remains four points back of fourth place Portland in the U.S. Division. The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Ethan McIndoe's 5th goal of the season at 8:07 of the first period. Tri City would even the game at one on a Tyler Sandhu power play goal midway through the period. Tri...

  • Elynuik nets overtime GW in Chiefs 2-1 win over Kelowna

    Elynuik nets overtime GW in Chiefs 2-1 win over Kelowna

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. - Jayden Sittler was on a mission on Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs won in overtime, 2-1 over the visiting Kelowna Rockets. The overage goaltender made 35 saves, including a spectacular 2-on-0 poke check in the extra frame, to help the Chiefs to their 11th win of the season. After a scoreless opening period, Kelowna’s Kole Lind drew blood first, scoring at the 1:37 mark of the second to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. On the Rockets’ only ...
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. - Jayden Sittler was on a mission on Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs won in overtime, 2-1 over the visiting Kelowna Rockets. The overage goaltender made 35 saves, including a spectacular 2-on-0 poke check in the extra frame, to help the Chiefs to their 11th win of the season. After a scoreless opening period, Kelowna’s Kole Lind drew blood first, scoring at the 1:37 mark of the second to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. On the Rockets’ only ...
  • Early goal sink Chiefs in 2-1 loss to Portland

    Early goal sink Chiefs in 2-1 loss to Portland

    Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs/Larry BruntCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs/Larry Brunt

    The Spokane Chiefs gave up two early power play goals to the visiting Portland Winterhawks and couldn’t climb back, losing 2-1 at Spokane Arena on Wednesday night.

    The Spokane Chiefs gave up two early power play goals to the visiting Portland Winterhawks and couldn’t climb back, losing 2-1 at Spokane Arena on Wednesday night.

  • Spokane clipped by Edmonton in high-scoring affair, 6-5

    Spokane clipped by Edmonton in high-scoring affair, 6-5

    Sunday, November 27 2016 1:35 AM EST2016-11-27 06:35:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs finished on the wrong end of a wild back-and-forth shootout on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, falling to the Edmonton Oil Kings, 6-5. Forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan, a day removed from a four-point performance including a hat trick, scored twice to lead Spokane in defeat. Edmonton found the net first as 17-year-old forward Kobe Mohr scored his fourth of the season on a breakaway at the 4:06 mark of the first period. The Chie...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs finished on the wrong end of a wild back-and-forth shootout on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, falling to the Edmonton Oil Kings, 6-5. Forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan, a day removed from a four-point performance including a hat trick, scored twice to lead Spokane in defeat. Edmonton found the net first as 17-year-old forward Kobe Mohr scored his fourth of the season on a breakaway at the 4:06 mark of the first period. The Chie...

  • Chiefs net 10 goals and 2 hat-tricks in blow out 10-1 win over Vancouver

    Chiefs net 10 goals and 2 hat-tricks in blow out 10-1 win over Vancouver

    Ten goals. Two hat tricks. A six-assist game. A first career Western Hockey League goal. Everything seemed to bounce the Spokane Chiefs’ way on Friday night at Spokane Arena as they trounced the visiting Vancouver Giants, 10-1. 

    Ten goals. Two hat tricks. A six-assist game. A first career Western Hockey League goal. Everything seemed to bounce the Spokane Chiefs’ way on Friday night at Spokane Arena as they trounced the visiting Vancouver Giants, 10-1. 

  • PHOTOS: Apple Cup 2016

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Regardless of the outcome, it' always fun to watch the Huskies and Cougars battle it out every year in the Apple Cup! This year, the game was in Pullman and KHQ was there the whole way! Take a look at some of the photos we grabbed, and please feel free to post yours to our Facebook page!

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Regardless of the outcome, it' always fun to watch the Huskies and Cougars battle it out every year in the Apple Cup! This year, the game was in Pullman and KHQ was there the whole way! Take a look at some of the photos we grabbed, and please feel free to post yours to our Facebook page!

  • Apple Cup adds to already historic seasons for Cougars, Huskies

    PULLMAN, Wash. - The hype surrounding the 2016 Apple Cup arrived early, maybe more so than ever before. The phrase "I can't wait for the Apple Cup" was uttered many times by fans (and even the media) as we all looked ahead to Black Friday. By the time the season hit mid-October, it was obvious this year's Cougars and Huskies were two of the best teams in each program's history. 

    PULLMAN, Wash. - The hype surrounding the 2016 Apple Cup arrived early, maybe more so than ever before. The phrase "I can't wait for the Apple Cup" was uttered many times by fans (and even the media) as we all looked ahead to Black Friday. By the time the season hit mid-October, it was obvious this year's Cougars and Huskies were two of the best teams in each program's history. 

  • Apple Cup Alumni Face-Off

    Apple Cup Alumni Face-Off

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Washington State University and the University of Washington take the field on November 25th, it won't just be for the Pac-12 North title. The Apple Cup represents an opportunity for bragging rights between the East and West sides of the state.  Both institutions have very proud and passionate fans and alumni, and they're never shy about sharing that with the opposition. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - When Washington State University and the University of Washington take the field on November 25th, it won't just be for the Pac-12 North title. The Apple Cup represents an opportunity for bragging rights between the East and West sides of the state.  Both institutions have very proud and passionate fans and alumni, and they're never shy about sharing that with the opposition. 

  • APPLE CUP 2016 QUIZ: Famous UW Alumni

    APPLE CUP 2016 QUIZ: Famous UW Alumni

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Did you go to the University of Washington? Are you famous? Then you might be one of the ten famous people on this quiz.  Maybe you went to WSU and have just studied up on famous Huskies to hate.  Or maybe you just enjoy trivia. Whatever your reason, here's a quiz on some famous people who went to the University of Washington. Good luck! 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Did you go to the University of Washington? Are you famous? Then you might be one of the ten famous people on this quiz.  Maybe you went to WSU and have just studied up on famous Huskies to hate.  Or maybe you just enjoy trivia. Whatever your reason, here's a quiz on some famous people who went to the University of Washington. Good luck! 

  • WHL, Spokane Chiefs Announce 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule

    WHL, Spokane Chiefs Announce 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule

    The Inland Northwest may be bracing for expected record temperatures, but now some people have another reason to look forward to fall and winter besides cooler weather. The Spokane Chiefs and the Western Hockey League announced their regular season schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season Wednesday, including all 36 home games which will be played at Spokane Arena.
    The Inland Northwest may be bracing for expected record temperatures, but now some people have another reason to look forward to fall and winter besides cooler weather. The Spokane Chiefs and the Western Hockey League announced their regular season schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season Wednesday, including all 36 home games which will be played at Spokane Arena.
  • APPLE CUP 2016: Upsetting the Apple Tree

    APPLE CUP 2016: Upsetting the Apple Tree

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s what happens when the underdog defeats the heavy favorite. When the unexpected happens and leaves everyone shocked, wondering what they just saw. It’s unsure how the term “upset” entered the sports world, but now that it has, it’s given us some of the most memorable moments in competition, and the Apple Cup is no exception.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It’s what happens when the underdog defeats the heavy favorite. When the unexpected happens and leaves everyone shocked, wondering what they just saw. It’s unsure how the term “upset” entered the sports world, but now that it has, it’s given us some of the most memorable moments in competition, and the Apple Cup is no exception.

  • Penalties hurt Chiefs in Blazers 6-4 win

    Penalties hurt Chiefs in Blazers 6-4 win

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Keanu Yamamoto scored twice and the Chiefs outshot the visiting Kamloops Blazers 46-22 on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, but the Blazers came out on top, 6-4.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Keanu Yamamoto scored twice and the Chiefs outshot the visiting Kamloops Blazers 46-22 on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, but the Blazers came out on top, 6-4.

  • Chiefs score four in the 3rd to rally past Calgary

    Chiefs score four in the 3rd to rally past Calgary

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs came alive in the third period, scoring four goals on their way to a decisive 5-2 win over the visiting Calgary Hitmen on Friday night at Spokane Arena. Forward Ethan McIndoe led the Chiefs with three assists in his first career three-point game. The Hitmen cracked the scoreboard first as winger Andrei Grishakov powered down the left wing before centering the puck to a waiting Mark Kastelic at the doorstep. Kastelic chipped it...
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs came alive in the third period, scoring four goals on their way to a decisive 5-2 win over the visiting Calgary Hitmen on Friday night at Spokane Arena. Forward Ethan McIndoe led the Chiefs with three assists in his first career three-point game. The Hitmen cracked the scoreboard first as winger Andrei Grishakov powered down the left wing before centering the puck to a waiting Mark Kastelic at the doorstep. Kastelic chipped it...
  • Judge allows WSU football player Robert Barber back on the field and in the classroom

    PULLMAN, Wash. - In a hearing Wednesday morning in Colfax, Whitman County Judge David Frazier granted a motion to grant an immediate stay of Washington State University's suspension of nose tackle Robert Barber.

    PULLMAN, Wash. - In a hearing Wednesday morning in Colfax, Whitman County Judge David Frazier granted a motion to grant an immediate stay of Washington State University's suspension of nose tackle Robert Barber. The say allows Barber back on the football field under the condition that he not attempt to contact the student who he injured at a house party in July, use drugs or attend parties where drugs and alcohol are present. 

  • T-Birds rally late to top Chiefs 5-2

    T-Birds rally late to top Chiefs 5-2

    Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs/Larry BruntCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs/Larry Brunt

    The Chiefs carried a 2-2 tie after two periods but lost momentum in the third, dropping a 5-2 contest to the division-rival Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena. Forward Kailer Yamamoto extended his team-leading point streak to eight games in the loss.

    The Chiefs carried a 2-2 tie after two periods but lost momentum in the third, dropping a 5-2 contest to the division-rival Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday night at Spokane Arena. Forward Kailer Yamamoto extended his team-leading point streak to eight games in the loss.

  • Chiefs come from behind to stun Silvertips in OT

    Chiefs come from behind to stun Silvertips in OT

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs got the monkey off their back thanks in large part to a two-goal effort from star forward Kailer Yamamoto on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, defeating the division-leading Everett Silvertips 3-2 in overtime. The Chiefs snapped Everett’s six-game winning streak and Spokane has now earned a point in seven consecutive games. After a score by Everett’s Spencer Gerth at the 18:27 mark of the first period, Yamamoto wrap...
    Spokane Chiefs SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs got the monkey off their back thanks in large part to a two-goal effort from star forward Kailer Yamamoto on Saturday night at Spokane Arena, defeating the division-leading Everett Silvertips 3-2 in overtime. The Chiefs snapped Everett’s six-game winning streak and Spokane has now earned a point in seven consecutive games. After a score by Everett’s Spencer Gerth at the 18:27 mark of the first period, Yamamoto wrap...
  • Comeback effort falls short again as Chiefs lose third-straight overtime game

    Comeback effort falls short again as Chiefs lose third-straight overtime game

    Sunday, November 6 2016 1:51 AM EST2016-11-06 06:51:57 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to take a late lead, but a Tri-City goal with just seconds left in regulation led to an overtime loss for Spokane for the third game in a row, 5-4. Kailer Yamamoto led the Chiefs with two goals, bringing his season total to a team-leading 13. The Americans got on the board late in the first period with a power play goal by Morgan Geekie, taking advantage of a third rebound ...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to take a late lead, but a Tri-City goal with just seconds left in regulation led to an overtime loss for Spokane for the third game in a row, 5-4. Kailer Yamamoto led the Chiefs with two goals, bringing his season total to a team-leading 13. The Americans got on the board late in the first period with a power play goal by Morgan Geekie, taking advantage of a third rebound ...

  • Chiefs Fall to Winterhawks in Shootout, 3-2

    Chiefs Fall to Winterhawks in Shootout, 3-2

    Sunday, October 16 2016 3:03 AM EDT2016-10-16 07:03:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs battled hard in their fourth game in five nights but could only come away with one point in the standings on Saturday night, losing 3-2 in a shootout to the Portland Winterhawks. Rookie forward Koby Morrisseau scored his first career Western Hockey League goal in the loss. Morrisseau's goal came at the 17:44 mark of the first period as three Chiefs rookies teamed up to give Spokane a 1-0 lead. Riley McKay forced a turnove...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs battled hard in their fourth game in five nights but could only come away with one point in the standings on Saturday night, losing 3-2 in a shootout to the Portland Winterhawks. Rookie forward Koby Morrisseau scored his first career Western Hockey League goal in the loss. Morrisseau's goal came at the 17:44 mark of the first period as three Chiefs rookies teamed up to give Spokane a 1-0 lead. Riley McKay forced a turnove...

  • Chiefs Top T-Birds 3-1, Pick Up 2nd Win of Season

    Chiefs Top T-Birds 3-1, Pick Up 2nd Win of Season

    Courtesy: Larry Brunt and Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Larry Brunt and Spokane Chiefs

    Dawson Weatherill turned away 44 shots and Kailer Yamamoto’s goal 40 seconds into the third period proved to be the game winner as the Spokane Chiefs used a 2 goal third on their way to a 3-1 win at Seattle Tuesday night.

    Dawson Weatherill turned away 44 shots and Kailer Yamamoto’s goal 40 seconds into the third period proved to be the game winner as the Spokane Chiefs used a 2 goal third on their way to a 3-1 win at Seattle Tuesday night.

  • Growing Up in Skates, Hockey Became a Family Affair for Yamamotos

    Growing Up in Skates, Hockey Became a Family Affair for Yamamotos

    Monday, October 10 2016 4:05 AM EDT2016-10-10 08:05:09 GMT
    From running around the house in skates as kids to chasing dreams with the Spokane Chiefs, Keanu and Kailer Yamamoto have (almost) always shared a passion for hockey. At home, they've often competed against each other, competition that has pushed them both to be better athletes over the years. With bright futures in their sport, the family that has supported them since they were young now has a front row seat to their careers in the WHL.
    From running around the house in skates as kids to chasing dreams with the Spokane Chiefs, Keanu and Kailer Yamamoto have (almost) always shared a passion for hockey. At home, they've often competed against each other, competition that has pushed them both to be better athletes over the years. With bright futures in their sport, the family that has supported them since they were young now has a front row seat to their careers in the WHL.
  • Bag of 4 Fernandez signed baseballs washes ashore

    Bag of 4 Fernandez signed baseballs washes ashore

    MIAMI - As the baseball world mourned the death of Jose Fernandez, a beachgoer found a bag containing four baseballs signed by the Marlins 24-year-old pitcher. WSVN-TV reports a black bag containing Jose Fernandez's checkbook and four autographed baseballs apparently washed ashore on Miami Beach not far from the site the pitcher's boat slammed into a jetty early Sunday. Fernandez and two friends were killed.

    MIAMI - As the baseball world mourned the death of Jose Fernandez, a beachgoer found a bag containing four baseballs signed by the Marlins 24-year-old pitcher. WSVN-TV reports a black bag containing Jose Fernandez's checkbook and four autographed baseballs apparently washed ashore on Miami Beach not far from the site the pitcher's boat slammed into a jetty early Sunday. Fernandez and two friends were killed.

  • Chiefs Trade Zwerger to Everett for Third Round Draft Pick

    Chiefs Trade Zwerger to Everett for Third Round Draft Pick

    Sunday, September 25 2016 5:58 PM EDT2016-09-25 21:58:44 GMT
    In 189 games with the Chiefs over three seasons, Zwerger scored 60 goals and 59 assists for 119 points.In 189 games with the Chiefs over three seasons, Zwerger scored 60 goals and 59 assists for 119 points.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have traded Austrian forward Dominic Zwerger to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The move puts the Chiefs under the Western Hockey League's limits of two import and three overage players. Zwerger, a 20-year-old from Dornbirn, Austria, was the Chiefs' second round pick (106th overall) in the 2013 CHL Import Draft. In 189 games with the Chiefs ...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have traded Austrian forward Dominic Zwerger to the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a third round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The move puts the Chiefs under the Western Hockey League's limits of two import and three overage players. Zwerger, a 20-year-old from Dornbirn, Austria, was the Chiefs' second round pick (106th overall) in the 2013 CHL Import Draft. In 189 games with the Chiefs ...

  • Tri-City handles Spokane in season opener, 8-3

    Tri-City handles Spokane in season opener, 8-3

    Michael Rasmussen’s natural hat trick in the first period set the Tri City Americans on their way to an 8-3 victory over the Spokane Chiefs Saturday night in Kennewick in the two teams season opener. It was the Chiefs first loss in a season opener since the 2011-12 season. Rasmussen scored two power play goals and one tally on a 4 on 4 in the first to give the Americans a 3-0 lead after one. The Chiefs got on the board on a Kailer Yamamoto power play goal from Keanu Yamamoto a...

    Michael Rasmussen’s natural hat trick in the first period set the Tri City Americans on their way to an 8-3 victory over the Spokane Chiefs Saturday night in Kennewick in the two teams season opener. It was the Chiefs first loss in a season opener since the 2011-12 season. Rasmussen scored two power play goals and one tally on a 4 on 4 in the first to give the Americans a 3-0 lead after one. The Chiefs got on the board on a Kailer Yamamoto power play goal from Keanu Yamamoto a...

  • Chiefs Extends Nachbaur's Contract Through 2017-18 Season

    Chiefs Extend Nachbaur's Contract Through 2017-18 Season

    Credit: Spokane ChiefsCredit: Spokane Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that head coach Don Nachbaur has accepted a one-year contract extension. Nachbaur, entering his seventh season behind the Chiefs’ bench, is now under contract through the 2017-18 season.

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that head coach Don Nachbaur has accepted a one-year contract extension. Nachbaur, entering his seventh season behind the Chiefs’ bench, is now under contract through the 2017-18 season.

  • Mariners suspend Clevenger without pay for rest of season

    Mariners suspend Clevenger without pay for rest of season

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle Mariners suspended reserve catcher Steve Clevenger for the rest of the season without pay Friday in the wake of his tweets regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement. General manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement that as soon as the club became aware of the tweets posted by Clevenger 

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle Mariners suspended reserve catcher Steve Clevenger for the rest of the season without pay Friday in the wake of his tweets regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement. General manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement that as soon as the club became aware of the tweets posted by Clevenger 

  • Seahawks honoring 'the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity'

    Seahawks honoring 'the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity'

    SEATTLE - Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has already said he plans to continue to sit during the National Anthem this season, but now the Seahawks say they may have something else planned for the regular season opener. Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted "To express a desire to bring people together, our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity." 

    SEATTLE - Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has already said he plans to continue to sit during the National Anthem this season, but now the Seahawks say they may have something else planned for the regular season opener. Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted "To express a desire to bring people together, our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity." 

  • Spokane Chiefs name Scott Carter as new GM

    Spokane Chiefs name Scott Carter as new GM

    Chiefs announce new GMChiefs announce new GM

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced today that Scott Carter will become the organization’s new general manager. Carter will be formally introduced at a press conference at Spokane Arena’s Dry Fly restaurant on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced today that Scott Carter will become the organization’s new general manager. Carter will be formally introduced at a press conference at Spokane Arena’s Dry Fly restaurant on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

  • Vets dominate Chiefs' annual Red-White game

    Vets dominate Chiefs' annual Red-White game

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Team Red scored five goals in the second period to pull away for a 7-2 win over Team White in the Spokane Chiefs’ annual intrasquad Red-White Game at Spokane Arena on Sunday afternoon. Veterans Kailer Yamamoto, Dominic Zwerger and Curtis Miske led the way with two goals apiece. Both sides were scoreless through much of the first period before 16-year-old camp invite Max Giangualano punched in a rebound off a Colum McGauley shot to put Team White up 1-0. ...

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Team Red scored five goals in the second period to pull away for a 7-2 win over Team White in the Spokane Chiefs’ annual intrasquad Red-White Game at Spokane Arena on Sunday afternoon. Veterans Kailer Yamamoto, Dominic Zwerger and Curtis Miske led the way with two goals apiece. Both sides were scoreless through much of the first period before 16-year-old camp invite Max Giangualano punched in a rebound off a Colum McGauley shot to put Team White up 1-0. ...

  • Perseverance Personified: One Man's Quest for the Finish Line

    Perseverance Personified: One Man's Quest for the Finish Line

    No meaningful success is ever achieved without first meeting failure. No one knows this better than Zane Graser. "You have to persevere if you want to succeed at something in life, because nothing ever goes according to plan," he says.

    No meaningful success is ever achieved without first meeting failure. No one knows this better than Zane Graser. "You have to persevere if you want to succeed at something in life, because nothing ever goes according to plan," he says.

  • Spokane Chiefs GM Tim Speltz Hired By The Toronto Maple Leafs

    Spokane Chiefs GM Tim Speltz Hired By The Toronto Maple Leafs

    Speltz Hired By Toronto Maple LeafsSpeltz Hired By Toronto Maple Leafs

    The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they have hired Spokane Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz as their Director of Western Area Scouting. The 57-year-old Speltz was hired prior to the 1990-91 season and has since spent 26 years with the Chiefs organization where he has won two WHL titles and two Memorial Cups in 1991 and 2008.

    The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they have hired Spokane Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz as their Director of Western Area Scouting. The 57-year-old Speltz was hired prior to the 1990-91 season and has since spent 26 years with the Chiefs organization where he has won two WHL titles and two Memorial Cups in 1991 and 2008.

  • Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

    Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64.

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012.

  • Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82

    Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82

    PHILADELPHIA - Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82. His agent, James Solano, said Ryan died Tuesday in Kentucky. 

    PHILADELPHIA - Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82. His agent, James Solano, said Ryan died Tuesday in Kentucky. 

  • Spokane Chiefs Release 2016-2017 Schedule

    Spokane Chiefs Release 2016-2017 Schedule

    Spokane Chiefs Release 2016-2017 ScheduleSpokane Chiefs Release 2016-2017 Schedule

    CALGARY, Alberta – The Spokane Chiefs, in concurrence with the Western Hockey League, announced today their 72-game schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 regular season, including all 36 home games to be played at Spokane Arena. The Chiefs begin their season on the road versus the Tri-City Americans on Saturday, September 24 before kicking off their home schedule against the same Americans club for Bud Light Opening Night at the Arena on Saturday, October 1.

    CALGARY, Alberta – The Spokane Chiefs, in concurrence with the Western Hockey League, announced today their 72-game schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 regular season, including all 36 home games to be played at Spokane Arena. The Chiefs begin their season on the road versus the Tri-City Americans on Saturday, September 24 before kicking off their home schedule against the same Americans club for Bud Light Opening Night at the Arena on Saturday, October 1.

  • Andy Potts and Heather Jackson Win Coeur d'Alene's First 70.3 IRONMAN Triathlon

    Andy Potts and Heather Jackson Win Coeur d'Alene's First 70.3 IRONMAN Triathlon

    Andy Potts was the first to cross the finish line in Coeur d'Alene with a time of 3:54:45, winning the IRONMAN 70.3 in Coeur d'Alene.

    Andy Potts was the first to cross the finish line in Coeur d'Alene with a time of 3:54:45, winning the IRONMAN 70.3 in Coeur d'Alene, while Heather Jackson finished first in the women's division with a time of 4:19:34

  • More Than 3,000 Athletes Hit The Lake For Coeur d'Alene Half IRONMAN

    More Than 3,000 Athletes Hit The Lake For Coeur d'Alene Half IRONMAN

    Over 3,000 people flocked to Spokane Sunday for the 70.3 Half IRONMANOver 3,000 people flocked to Spokane Sunday for the 70.3 Half IRONMAN

    Over 3,000 people took to the water and roadways Sunday in Coeur d'Alene for the Lake City's first half triathlon, the 70.3 half IRONMAN.

    Over 3,000 people took to the water and roadways Sunday in Coeur d'Alene for the Lake City's first half triathlon, the 70.3 half IRONMAN.

  • Elynuik Drafted in 3rd Round by Hurricanes

    Elynuik Drafted in 3rd Round by Hurricanes

    Hudson Elynuik has some family ties to the NHL as his father, Pat, was selected 8th Overall in the 1986 draft by the Winnipeg Jets (now Arizona Coyotes).Hudson Elynuik has some family ties to the NHL as his father, Pat, was selected 8th Overall in the 1986 draft by the Winnipeg Jets (now Arizona Coyotes).

    Spokane Chiefs’ forward Hudson Elynuik was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes today in the Third Round (74th Overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

    Spokane Chiefs’ forward Hudson Elynuik was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes today in the Third Round (74th Overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

  • Yamamoto Invited to USA Hockey Camp

    Yamamoto Invited to USA Hockey Camp

    This will not be the first experience with Team USA for the playmaking forward; He played for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota.This will not be the first experience with Team USA for the playmaking forward; He played for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

    The Spokane Chiefs, in concurrence with USA Hockey, announced today that forward Kailer Yamamoto has been invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, July 30-Aug. 7 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

    The Spokane Chiefs, in concurrence with USA Hockey, announced today that forward Kailer Yamamoto has been invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, July 30-Aug. 7 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

  • State board rejects alcohol sales at college football games

    State board rejects alcohol sales at college football games

    BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho State Board of Education says ticketed fans will no longer be allowed to purchase alcohol at college football games.      Board members rejected requests on Thursday to continue allowing alcohol sales at Boise State University and University of Idaho football games for the upcoming playing season.

    BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho State Board of Education says ticketed fans will no longer be allowed to purchase alcohol at college football games.      Board members rejected requests on Thursday to continue allowing alcohol sales at Boise State University and University of Idaho football games for the upcoming playing season.

  • Chiefs Deal Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw

    Chiefs Deal Matt Sozanski to Moose Jaw

    Matt Sozanski had three goals and 18 assists in 62 games for the Chiefs last season.Matt Sozanski had three goals and 18 assists in 62 games for the Chiefs last season.

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that defenseman Matt Sozanski has been traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that defenseman Matt Sozanski has been traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

  • Gordie Howe, known as 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

    Gordie Howe, known as 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

    DETROIT -  NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr said the game of hockey has lost an "icon" with the death of Gordie Howe.      "'Mr. Hockey' as he was known to legions of fans, was a true legend who had an immense impact on the game, the players who followed him and the fans who revered him," 

    DETROIT -  NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr said the game of hockey has lost an "icon" with the death of Gordie Howe.      "'Mr. Hockey' as he was known to legions of fans, was a true legend who had an immense impact on the game, the players who followed him and the fans who revered him," 

  • Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

    Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

    LONDON - Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. The ruling, announced Wednesday, can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. 

    LONDON - Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. The ruling, announced Wednesday, can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. 

  • Marshawn Lynch tells 60 Minutes Sports 'I'm retired'

    Marshawn Lynch tells 60 Minutes Sports 'I'm retired'

    Marshawn Lynch is putting to rest any lingering speculation about a possible return to the NFL in an interview with "60 Minutes Sports." In the interview that is to air Tuesday,

    Marshawn Lynch is putting to rest any lingering speculation about a possible return to the NFL in an interview with "60 Minutes Sports." In the interview that is to air Tuesday, Lynch says, "I'm retired. Is that good enough? Which camera do you want me to look into? This one? I'm done. I'm not playing football anymore."     

  • Johnson's OT Deflection Lifts Lightning Over Penguins in Game 5

    Johnson's OT Deflection Lifts Lightning Over Penguins in Game 5

    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Tyler Johnson deflected Jason Garrison's wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury's glove 53 seconds into overtime to give the Lightning a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Tampa. Nikita Kucherov scored twice to boost his postseason total to an NHL-be...

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Tyler Johnson deflected Jason Garrison's wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury's glove 53 seconds into overtime to give the Lightning a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Tampa. Nikita Kucherov scored twice to boost his postseason total to an NHL-be...

  • Tyler Johnson Scores in Lightning's 4-2 Loss to Penguins

    Tyler Johnson Scores in Lightning's 4-2 Loss to Penguins

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have lost two straight after winning the series opener in Pittsburgh.The Tampa Bay Lightning have lost two straight after winning the series opener in Pittsburgh.

    Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz scored third-period goals, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

    Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz scored third-period goals, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

  • Chiefs Make Picks in 2016 WHL Bantam Draft

    Chiefs Make Picks in 2016 WHL Bantam Draft

    The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Luke Toporowski with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday morning in Calgary. Toporowski, the first American-born player taken in the 2016 draft, is the younger brother of current Chief Jake Toporowski and son of former Chief Kerry Toporowski. 

    The Spokane Chiefs selected forward Luke Toporowski with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft on Thursday morning in Calgary. Toporowski, the first American-born player taken in the 2016 draft, is the younger brother of current Chief Jake Toporowski and son of former Chief Kerry Toporowski. 

  • PHOTOS: Bloomsday 2016

    PHOTOS: Bloomsday 2016

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 3:34 PM EDT2016-05-03 19:34:51 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 3:36 PM EDT2016-05-03 19:36:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bloomsday 2016 has come and gone, but you can still relive the excitement in this brand new, massive slideshow! We asked our photographer Reed Schmitt to pick a spot along the course and snap off a few photos.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bloomsday 2016 has come and gone, but you can still relive the excitement in this brand new, massive slideshow! We asked our photographer Reed Schmitt to pick a spot along the course and snap off a few photos. 

  • Bloomsday 2016: Langat Wins Men's Elite, Limo Sets Women's Course Record

    Bloomsday 2016: Langat Wins Men's Elite, Limo Sets Women's Course Record

    Cynthia Limo set a new Bloomsday course record in the Women's Elite Division finishing with a time of 38:03.7Cynthia Limo set a new Bloomsday course record in the Women's Elite Division finishing with a time of 38:03.7

    Men's Elite Division Bloomsday rookie Eliud Ngetich learned that it's not how you start, but how you finish at Bloomsday.

    Men's Elite Division Bloomsday rookie Eliud Ngetich learned that it's not how you start, but how you finish at Bloomsday.

  • 92-year-old man runs 40th Bloomsday race

    92-year-old man runs 40th Bloomsday race

    Sunday, May 1 2016 10:34 PM EDT2016-05-02 02:34:06 GMT
    Sunday, May 1 2016 10:34 PM EDT2016-05-02 02:34:06 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Some might think Bloomsday is a young person's race, but one 92-year-old man proves them wrong. Warren Heylman has had the same Bloomsday spirit for the past 40 years. He’s participated in all the races and loves coming back. “Just to see my friends and because I love to run. Only I'm not running these days. I'm walking,” Warren says with a smile.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Some might think Bloomsday is a young person's race, but one 92-year-old man proves them wrong. Warren Heylman has had the same Bloomsday spirit for the past 40 years. He’s participated in all the races and loves coming back. “Just to see my friends and because I love to run. Only I'm not running these days. I'm walking,” Warren says with a smile.

  • Smile Cam Finishers: 40th annual Bloomsday run in Spokane

    Smile Cam Finishers: 40th annual Bloomsday run in Spokane

    Saturday, April 30 2016 7:38 PM EDT2016-04-30 23:38:40 GMT
    Sunday, May 1 2016 5:28 PM EDT2016-05-01 21:28:37 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bloomsday 2016 is in the books. Did you run the race this year? Check out our smile cam finish line footage and see if you can find yourself between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Bloomsday 2016 is in the books. Did you run the race this year? Check out our smile cam finish line footage and see if you can find yourself between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

  • PHOTOS: 40th annual Bloomsday Run in Spokane

    PHOTOS: 40th annual Bloomsday Run in Spokane

    Sunday, May 1 2016 2:12 PM EDT2016-05-01 18:12:12 GMT
    Sunday, May 1 2016 2:12 PM EDT2016-05-01 18:12:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Look back at some of the selfies, runners and celebration from the 40th year of the event. Click through the photos above. 40 years and still going strong for Bloomsday 2016. Now the countdown begins to #Bloomsday 2017.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Look back at some of the selfies, runners and celebration from the 40th year of the event. Click through the photos above. 40 years and still going strong for Bloomsday 2016. Now the countdown begins to #Bloomsday 2017.

  • Johnson has 2 Goals and Assist, Lightning Beat Islanders 4-1

    Johnson has 2 Goals and Assist, Lightning Beat Islanders 4-1

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Former Spokane Chief Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece.

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Former Spokane Chief Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece.

  • BLOOMSDAY Fun Facts

    BLOOMSDAY Fun Facts

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-04-27 20:14:16 GMT
    Saturday, April 30 2016 1:03 PM EDT2016-04-30 17:03:24 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We are preparing for the 40th running of Spokane's most anticipated race this Sunday: Bloomsday!  If you're looking for a little bit of history, or perhaps wondering what you should wear for race day, take a look at some random bits of Bloomsday trivia in the slideshow above!  

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We are preparing for the 40th running of Spokane's most anticipated race this Sunday: Bloomsday!  If you're looking for a little bit of history, or perhaps wondering what you should wear for race day, take a look at some random bits of Bloomsday trivia in the slideshow above!  

  • Finding Your Inspiration, The Stories of Bloomsday

    Finding Your Inspiration, The Stories of Bloomsday

    SWX's Bloomdsay coverage starts at 7 AM on Sunday.SWX's Bloomdsay coverage starts at 7 AM on Sunday.

    SWX is your home for the 40th running of Bloomsday on Sunday, May 1st.

    SWX is your home for the 40th running of Bloomsday on Sunday, May 1st.

  • Runners overcome personal obstacles to compete in Bloomsday race

    Runners overcome personal obstacles to compete in Bloomsday race

    Thursday, April 28 2016 11:47 PM EDT2016-04-29 03:47:27 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 12:15 PM EDT2016-04-29 16:15:49 GMT

    SPOKANE - On Sunday thousands will gather in Spokane to participate in the 40th annual Bloomsday race.  The event draws all kinds of people, but for some there are different obstacles they have to overcome besides the course itself.

    SPOKANE - On Sunday thousands will gather in Spokane to participate in the 40th annual Bloomsday race.  The event draws all kinds of people, but for some there are different obstacles they have to overcome besides the course itself.

  • Boy running Bloomsday race in honor of friend with cerebral palsy

    Boy running Bloomsday race in honor of friend with cerebral palsy

    Thursday, April 28 2016 12:47 AM EDT2016-04-28 04:47:20 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 12:06 PM EDT2016-04-29 16:06:56 GMT

    SPOKANE - Having friends is like having backup, and Jessica Bellefeuille is seeing that first hand. Her friend, Shean Hodge, is making sure she’s not left out of Bloomsday this year.

    SPOKANE - Having friends is like having backup, and Jessica Bellefeuille is seeing that first hand. Her friend, Shean Hodge, is making sure she’s not left out of Bloomsday this year.

  • Local Taco Time restaurants offering Johnny Manziel work

    Local Taco Time restaurants offering Johnny Manziel work

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tumultuous offseason for Johnny Manziel. The man dubbed "Johnny Football" was released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this year, and so far, he's still a quarterback without a job.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's been a tumultuous offseason for Johnny Manziel. The man dubbed "Johnny Football" was released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this year, and so far, he's still a quarterback without a job. But a few Taco Time restaurants here in Spokane are getting some national attention for their generous offer to the once-promising quarterback.

  • Johnson scores twice, Lightning beat Red Wings 5-2

    Johnson scores twice, Lightning beat Red Wings 5-2

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, celebrates after scoring against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of Game 2 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Friday, April 15, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP PhotTampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, celebrates after scoring against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of Game 2 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Friday, April 15, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Phot

    Tyler Johnson scored a pair of third-period goals Friday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

    Tyler Johnson scored a pair of third-period goals Friday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

  • Chiefs Yamamoto Named to Team USA for U-18 World Championship

    Chiefs Yamamoto Named to Team USA for U-18 World Championship

    Wednesday, April 6 2016 12:50 AM EDT2016-04-06 04:50:43 GMT
    Yamamoto is one of only two CHL players named to the Team USA roster. (Photo: Chiefs)Yamamoto is one of only two CHL players named to the Team USA roster. (Photo: Chiefs)

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane's Kailer Yamamoto has been named to the Team USA roster for upcoming IIHF U-18 World Championship in Grand Forks, N.D. The Americans' tournament schedule will begin versus Russia on Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. PDT. Yamamoto, a 5-foot-9 forward from Spokane, led the Chiefs in scoring during the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season, tallying 19 goals and 52 assists for 71 points in 57 games. He added a goal and four assists in six...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane's Kailer Yamamoto has been named to the Team USA roster for upcoming IIHF U-18 World Championship in Grand Forks, N.D. The Americans' tournament schedule will begin versus Russia on Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. PDT. Yamamoto, a 5-foot-9 forward from Spokane, led the Chiefs in scoring during the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season, tallying 19 goals and 52 assists for 71 points in 57 games. He added a goal and four assists in six...

  • Chiefs Season Ends With 6-2 Loss to Royals in Game Six

    Chiefs Season Ends With 6-2 Loss to Royals in Game Six

    Monday, April 4 2016 2:17 AM EDT2016-04-04 06:17:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs dropped Game 6 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals on Sunday night, 6-2. The loss eliminated the Chiefs from the playoffs and ended their season. Spokane jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the first period, at the 3:40 mark, as Jordan Henderson scored his second goal of the postseason on a slapshot from the left circle. Kailer Yamamoto and overage forward Presten Kopeck, playing in his final WHL game...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs dropped Game 6 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals on Sunday night, 6-2. The loss eliminated the Chiefs from the playoffs and ended their season. Spokane jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the first period, at the 3:40 mark, as Jordan Henderson scored his second goal of the postseason on a slapshot from the left circle. Kailer Yamamoto and overage forward Presten Kopeck, playing in his final WHL game...

  • Chiefs Handle Royals, Force Game 6 in Spokane

    Chiefs Handle Royals, Force Game 6 in Spokane

    Game 6 is scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday night and tickets will go on sale Saturday morning at 9 a.m. via the Chiefs’ Ticket Office and TicketsWest.Game 6 is scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday night and tickets will go on sale Saturday morning at 9 a.m. via the Chiefs’ Ticket Office and TicketsWest.

    The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Victoria Royals, 4-1 in Game 5 of their 2016 WHL Playoffs Round One series, forcing a Game 6 at Spokane Arena on Sunday, April 3.

    The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Victoria Royals, 4-1 in Game 5 of their 2016 WHL Playoffs Round One series, forcing a Game 6 at Spokane Arena on Sunday, April 3.

  • NCAA calls Zags coach to admit officiating error

    NCAA calls Zags coach to admit officiating error

    Friday, April 1 2016 6:12 PM EDT2016-04-01 22:12:14 GMT
    Friday, April 1 2016 6:15 PM EDT2016-04-01 22:15:43 GMT

    HOUSTON - For Gonzaga, the timing could not have been worse.  Coach Mark Few tells The Associated Press the NCAA called to inform him officials blew the call on a 10-second violation that went against the Bulldogs late in Syracuse's come-from-behind win in the Sweet 16.  The turnover came with 1:17 left and Gonzaga leading 60-59.

    HOUSTON - For Gonzaga, the timing could not have been worse.  Coach Mark Few tells The Associated Press the NCAA called to inform him officials blew the call on a 10-second violation that went against the Bulldogs late in Syracuse's come-from-behind win in the Sweet 16.  The turnover came with 1:17 left and Gonzaga leading 60-59.

  • Chiefs Come Up Short in OT as Royals Take Win in Game 4

    Chiefs Come Up Short in OT as Royals Take Win in Game 4

    Thursday, March 31 2016 2:13 AM EDT2016-03-31 06:13:55 GMT
    The Chiefs dropped a 3-2 overtime matchup in Game 4 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals.The Chiefs dropped a 3-2 overtime matchup in Game 4 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs suffered a disappointing 3-2 overtime loss in Game 4 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena. Presten Kopeck scored a goal and had an assist for the Chiefs while Alex Forsberg led the Royals with two goals, including the game-winner in overtime. Dominic Zwerger put the Chiefs on the board at the 4:09 mark of the first period to score his first goal of the pos...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs suffered a disappointing 3-2 overtime loss in Game 4 of their first round WHL Playoffs series versus the Victoria Royals on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena. Presten Kopeck scored a goal and had an assist for the Chiefs while Alex Forsberg led the Royals with two goals, including the game-winner in overtime. Dominic Zwerger put the Chiefs on the board at the 4:09 mark of the first period to score his first goal of the pos...

  • NFL linebacker finds uncashed game check while moving

    NFL linebacker finds uncashed game check while moving

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-03-30 20:36:05 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-03-30 20:36:04 GMT

    ATLANTA - You know how excited you get when you put on a pair of pants or a jacket you haven't worn in a year and find a $10 bill in the pocket?

    ATLANTA - You know how excited you get when you put on a pair of pants or a jacket you haven't worn in a year and find a $10 bill in the pocket? "Looks like I'm heading to get some tacos!" you think to yourself. Now imagine finding an entire paycheck. And you're an NFL player. That's a lot of tacos. 

  • PHOTOS: Crazy baseball stadium snacks; Can you guess where you can find them?

    PHOTOS: Crazy baseball stadium snacks; Can you guess where you can find them?

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Opening day for Major League Baseball is coming up! My prediction for the World Series? The Seattle Mariners, of course! This is the year! Just like every other year I say that.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Opening day for Major League Baseball is coming up! My prediction for the World Series? The Seattle Mariners, of course! This is the year! Just like every other year I say that.  While it's hard to predict which team will win the World Series, it isn't hard to predict that sales of antacids near MLB ballparks will be peaking this summer. 

  • Chiefs Take Game 3, Top Royals 5-2

    Chiefs Take Game 3, Top Royals 5-2

    The Spokane Chiefs scored the first five goals of the game and cruised their way to a 5-2 win in Game 3 of their 2016 WHL Playoffs Round One series versus the Victoria Royals on Tuesday night. Forward Keanu Yamamoto led the Chiefs with three assists – he has five in the postseason – as Spokane earned their first victory in the best-of-seven series.

    The Spokane Chiefs scored the first five goals of the game and cruised their way to a 5-2 win in Game 3 of their 2016 WHL Playoffs Round One series versus the Victoria Royals on Tuesday night. Forward Keanu Yamamoto led the Chiefs with three assists – he has five in the postseason – as Spokane earned their first victory in the best-of-seven series.

  • Former Coug Husain Abdullah announces retirement

    Former Coug Husain Abdullah announces retirement

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah announced his retirement after seven seasons on Monday, adding his name to the growing list of players who have walked away from the NFL because of health concerns.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah announced his retirement after seven seasons on Monday, adding his name to the growing list of players who have walked away from the NFL because of health concerns. Husain said on Instagram that he sustained his fifth concussion this past season, which sidelined him for five weeks. He said there were many factors in his decision with "personal health being foremost." 

  • Royals Edge Chiefs 4-3, Take 2-0 Series Lead

    Royals Edge Chiefs 4-3, Take 2-0 Series Lead

    The Chiefs return home to host game 3 against the Royals Tuesday night at 7:05pm at the Spokane Arena. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA starting with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.The Chiefs return home to host game 3 against the Royals Tuesday night at 7:05pm at the Spokane Arena. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA starting with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.

    Despite out shooting Victoria 33-21, the Spokane Chiefs fell short to the Royals 4-3 in game two of their Western Conference playoff first round series.

    Despite out shooting Victoria 33-21, the Spokane Chiefs fell short to the Royals 4-3 in game two of their Western Conference playoff first round series.

  • Chiefs Drop Game One of Playoff Series to Victoria

    Chiefs Drop Game One of Playoff Series to Victoria

    The Royals opened the scoring in the first period with a highlight reel goal from CHL Player of the Week Tyler Soy. Soy took the puck down the right wing and to the net, kicking it to himself before beating Spokane goaltender Lasse Petersen over the glove to give Victoria a 1-0 lead.

    The Royals opened the scoring in the first period with a highlight reel goal from CHL Player of the Week Tyler Soy. Soy took the puck down the right wing and to the net, kicking it to himself before beating Spokane goaltender Lasse Petersen over the glove to give Victoria a 1-0 lead.

  • SWX QUIZ: Test Your Zag Knowledge!

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As Gonzaga gets ready to take on Syracuse Friday night in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament, we wanted to test your Zag knowledge! Good luck! Go Zags! 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As Gonzaga gets ready to take on Syracuse Friday night in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament, we wanted to test your Zag knowledge! Good luck! Go Zags! 

  • Elynuik nets game-winner in OT, Chiefs clinch playoff spot

    Elynuik nets game-winner in OT, Chiefs clinch playoff spot

    Hudson Elynuik scored in the overtime period to give the Chiefs the overtime win.Hudson Elynuik scored in the overtime period to give the Chiefs the overtime win.

    The Portland Winterhawks (34-30-6-0) clinched a playoff spot, but fell 5-4 in overtime to the Spokane Chiefs (33-29-5-4) Friday at the Moda Center in front of 9,121 fans.

    The Portland Winterhawks (34-30-6-0) clinched a playoff spot, but fell 5-4 in overtime to the Spokane Chiefs (33-29-5-4) Friday at the Moda Center in front of 9,121 fans.

  • The man behind the mask; the life of a mascot

    The man behind the mask; the life of a mascot

    Thursday, March 17 2016 9:37 PM EDT2016-03-18 01:37:29 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2016 9:37 PM EDT2016-03-18 01:37:28 GMT

    SPOKANE - You can't talk about Drive for the Title without talking about the mascots.   Eight NCAA teams are in Spokane right now, among them, the Cal Golden Bears, St. Joseph's Hawks, Cincinnati Bearcats, Maryland Terrapins (that's a type of turtle in case you're wondering), Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Holy Cross calls it's Crusader  "Iggy," we all know the Oregon Ducks,  and South Dakota has the Jackrabbits.

    SPOKANE - You can't talk about Drive for the Title without talking about the mascots.   Eight NCAA teams are in Spokane right now, among them, the Cal Golden Bears, St. Joseph's Hawks, Cincinnati Bearcats, Maryland Terrapins (that's a type of turtle in case you're wondering), Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Holy Cross calls it's Crusader  "Iggy," we all know the Oregon Ducks,  and South Dakota has the Jackrabbits.

  • Chiefs top Everett 3-2 in overtime, move closer to clinching playoff spot

    Chiefs top Everett 3-2 in overtime, move closer to clinching playoff spot

    Hudson Elyniuk scored 2:28 into overtime to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Everett Silvertips Wednesday night in Everett. With the win, Spokane is now 4 points ahead of Tri City for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with two games to play.

    Hudson Elyniuk scored 2:28 into overtime to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Everett Silvertips Wednesday night in Everett. With the win, Spokane is now 4 points ahead of Tri City for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with two games to play.

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