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NBC to unveil new theme song for 'Sunday Night Football'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Carrie Underwood won't be "waiting all day for Sunday night" this fall when NBC premieres a new theme song for its prime-time "Sunday Night Football" program. The Grammy-winning country star will be singing a new theme song, "Oh, Sunday Night," during the first game telecast on Sept. 11 between the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals.

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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 ...
  • SWX interview with Kamiakin Braves quarterback Zach Borisch

    SWX interview with Kamiakin Braves quarterback Zach Borisch

    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX interview with the Kamiakin Braves quarterback Zach Borisch. This segment aired on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016.
    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX interview with the Kamiakin Braves quarterback Zach Borisch. This segment aired on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016.
  • SWX interview with Richland Bombers running back Parker McCary

    SWX interview with Richland Bombers running back Parker McCary

    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX interview with the Richland Bombers running back Parker McCary. This segment aired on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.
    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX interview with the Richland Bombers running back Parker McCary. This segment aired on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.
  • 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

    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! 

  • Runners overcome personal obstacles to compete in Bloomsday race

    Runners overcome personal obstacles to compete in Bloomsday race

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 11:21 AM EST2016-11-22 16:21:34 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.

  • 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

    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

    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...

  • SWX GAME OF THE WEEK @ 7 on Friday

    SWX GAME OF THE WEEK @ 7 on Friday

    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX Game of the Week as the Richland Bombers take on the Walla Walla Blue Devils, starting at 7!

    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX Game of the Week as the Richland Bombers take on the Walla Walla Blue Devils, starting at 7!

  • SWX GAME OF THE WEEK @ 7 on Thursday

    SWX GAME OF THE WEEK @ 7

    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX Game of the Week as the Richland Bombers take on the Walla Walla Blue Devils, starting at 7!

    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX Game of the Week as the Richland Bombers take on the Walla Walla Blue Devils, starting at 7!

  • 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

    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

    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 

  • SWX GAME OF THE WEEK: Pasco Bulldogs vs Davis Pirates @ 7

    SWX GAME OF THE WEEK: Pasco Bulldogs vs Davis Pirates @ 7

    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX Game of the Week as the Pasco Bulldogs take on the Davis Pirates, starting at 7!
    WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX Game of the Week as the Pasco Bulldogs take on the Davis Pirates, starting at 7!
  • 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.

  • Reaching New Heights With Shadle Park's Jakobe Ford

    Reaching New Heights With Shadle Park's Jakobe Ford

    He'll head to Sacramento for the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, which start July 25.He'll head to Sacramento for the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, which start July 25.

    On the hardwood, Jakobe Ford is a high-flying highlight waiting to happen, but where he really soars is on the track. “He's just really athletic in general,” says Ford’s coach Dominique Butler. “He definitely has hops so that helps too."

    On the hardwood, Jakobe Ford is a high-flying highlight waiting to happen, but where he really soars is on the track. “He's just really athletic in general,” says Ford’s coach Dominique Butler. “He definitely has hops so that helps too."

  • 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 Teenager Looking to Make a Splash at Olympic Trials

    Spokane Teenager Looking to Make a Splash at Olympic Trials

    On land, Daniel Roy is barely old enough to drive, but in the pool, Roy's drive has taken him to the top of his sport at the young age of 16. "I've gotten to that point where a meet is just a meet," says Roy. "Omaha is a different story." 

    On land, Daniel Roy is barely old enough to drive, but in the pool, Roy's drive has taken him to the top of his sport at the young age of 16. "I've gotten to that point where a meet is just a meet," says Roy. "Omaha is a different story." 

  • 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.

  • Spokane Boxers Ready to Fight For Their Dreams at Junior Olympics

    Spokane Boxers Ready to Fight For Their Dreams at Junior Olympics

    It's been about two decades since two boxers from the Howard Street Gym have qualified for the USA Boxing Junior Olympics. 16-year-old Israel Alvarez and 15-year-old Patrick Cody have changed that, and the two are now getting ready to fight for the gold next week in Dallas.
    It's been about two decades since two boxers from the Howard Street Gym have qualified for the USA Boxing Junior Olympics. 16-year-old Israel Alvarez and 15-year-old Patrick Cody have changed that, and the two are now getting ready to fight for the gold next week in Dallas.
  • Two Local Standouts Commit to Oregon

    Two Local Standouts Commit to Oregon

    Days after attending a football camp hosted by the University of Oregon, two local players announced they have verbally committed to play for the Ducks. Coeur D'Alene quarterback Colson Yankoff and Gonzaga Prep wide receiver Devin Culp, both entering their junior years, committed to Oregon on Saturday. Yankoff, a 6'3" four-star recruit, had offers from Washington State, Boise State, Texas Tech and others. Coeur d'Alene high school's twitter account broke the news: "It's ...

    Days after attending a football camp hosted by the University of Oregon, two local players announced they have verbally committed to play for the Ducks. Coeur D'Alene quarterback Colson Yankoff and Gonzaga Prep wide receiver Devin Culp, both entering their junior years, committed to Oregon on Saturday. Yankoff, a 6'3" four-star recruit, had offers from Washington State, Boise State, Texas Tech and others. Coeur d'Alene high school's twitter account broke the news: "It's ...

  • 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 3:36 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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

    Boy running Bloomsday race in honor of friend with cerebral palsy

    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

    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

    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 6:15 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

    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 20:36:04 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 01:37:28 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.

  • How to watch all March Madness games LIVE without cable

    How to watch all March Madness games LIVE without cable

    Thursday, March 17 2016 2:10 PM EDT2016-03-17 18:10:29 GMT

    If you don't have cable, there are ways you can still catch every March Madness game LIVE.
    1.) NCAA March Madness LIVE: You can either live stream the games directly from their website and watch from your computer or you can download their app called "NCAA March Madness LIVE"  2.) If you want to watch the games on your television, SlingTV is a live streaming online television provider.

    If you don't have cable, there are ways you can still catch every March Madness game LIVE.
    1.) NCAA March Madness LIVE: You can either live stream the games directly from their website and watch from your computer or you can download their app called "NCAA March Madness LIVE"  2.) If you want to watch the games on your television, SlingTV is a live streaming online television provider.

  • BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS: Gonzaga makes their way to Denver

    BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS: Gonzaga makes their way to Denver

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For 18 consecutive years the Gonzaga Men's Basketball team has been dancing in the NCAA Tournament, and as players come and go, each trip to the big dance is special.  Photographer Torrey Vail provided the photos in this slideshow as the team left Spokane and headed off to Denver to take on Seton Hall.  The game airs Thursday night on TruTV at 7:00 p.m.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For 18 consecutive years the Gonzaga Men's Basketball team has been dancing in the NCAA Tournament, and as players come and go, each trip to the big dance is special.  Photographer Torrey Vail provided the photos in this slideshow as the team left Spokane and headed off to Denver to take on Seton Hall.  The game airs Thursday night on TruTV at 7:00 p.m.

  • 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.

  • NCAA open practice schedule at the Spokane Arena announced

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The University of Idaho and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are ready to host eight outstanding collegiate men’s basketball teams and start the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship – First and Second Rounds!

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The University of Idaho and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are ready to host eight outstanding collegiate men’s basketball teams and start the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship – First and Second Rounds! All eight teams will practice at the Spokane Arena on Thursday, March 17, beginning at 12:00pm and running until 7:20pm.

  • Rocket Blast Off Past Chiefs 6-1

    Rocket Blast Off Past Chiefs 6-1

    The Chiefs finish their regular season on the road with four games, beginning versus Seattle on Tuesday at 7 p.m.The Chiefs finish their regular season on the road with four games, beginning versus Seattle on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    Spokane Chiefs captain Jason Fram earned a three awards in the organization’s annual end of the year award’s ceremony on Saturday night prior to the Coca-Cola Regular Season Finale versus the Kelowna Rockets at the Spokane Arena. The Chiefs lost, 6-1, with Dominic Zwerger scoring the Chiefs’ only goal.

    Spokane Chiefs captain Jason Fram earned a three awards in the organization’s annual end of the year award’s ceremony on Saturday night prior to the Coca-Cola Regular Season Finale versus the Kelowna Rockets at the Spokane Arena. The Chiefs lost, 6-1, with Dominic Zwerger scoring the Chiefs’ only goal.

  • Anderson-Dolan scores twice as Chiefs top Ams 6-1

    Anderson-Dolan scores twice as Chiefs top Ams 6-1

    Jarret Anderson-Dolan scores twice as the Chiefs dominate the Ams 6-1 (Photo: Chiefs)Jarret Anderson-Dolan scores twice as the Chiefs dominate the Ams 6-1 (Photo: Chiefs)

    By Spokane Chiefs PR SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the first period on their way to a 6-1 rout of the rival Tri-City Americans in front of 9,352 fans at Spokane Arena on Friday night. Rookie forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan led the way with four points. Spokane got on the scoreboard at the 4:28 mark of the opening period as Danish forward Nik Andersen flipped a nifty backhand over starting Tri-City goaltender Nicholas Sanders’ shoulder. Rookies Ta...

    By Spokane Chiefs PR SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the first period on their way to a 6-1 rout of the rival Tri-City Americans in front of 9,352 fans at Spokane Arena on Friday night. Rookie forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan led the way with four points. Spokane got on the scoreboard at the 4:28 mark of the opening period as Danish forward Nik Andersen flipped a nifty backhand over starting Tri-City goaltender Nicholas Sanders’ shoulder. Rookies Ta...

  • Chiefs falter early, fall to Kamloops 3-2

    Chiefs falter early, fall to Kamloops 3-2

    Spokane couldn't overcome an early deficit and fall to Kamloops tonight 3-2.Spokane couldn't overcome an early deficit and fall to Kamloops tonight 3-2.
    The Spokane Chiefs couldn’t gave up two goals in the first period and couldn’t catch up on Wednesday night, losing 3-2 to the visiting Kamloops Blazers. Keanu Yamamoto scored his 20th goal of the season on his way to second star honors for the Chiefs. 

    The Spokane Chiefs couldn’t gave up two goals in the first period and couldn’t catch up on Wednesday night, losing 3-2 to the visiting Kamloops Blazers. Keanu Yamamoto scored his 20th goal of the season on his way to second star honors for the Chiefs. 

  • Peyton Manning calls it quits

    Peyton Manning calls it quits

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -  Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says he's only coached Peyton Manning for nine months "but I'll remember it for a lifetime." Speaking after executive John Elway paid tribute to Manning's four seasons in Denver, Kubiak said he's spent 17 seasons trying to beat Manning and he "wasn't very successf...

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -  Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says he's only coached Peyton Manning for nine months "but I'll remember it for a lifetime." Speaking after executive John Elway paid tribute to Manning's four seasons in Denver, Kubiak said he's spent 17 seasons trying to beat Manning and he "wasn't very successf...

  • Chiefs Fall at Prince George 4-1

    Chiefs Fall at Prince George 4-1

    Sunday, March 6 2016 3:01 AM EST2016-03-06 08:01:32 GMT
    Elyniuk hit Dominic Zwerger for his team leading 25th goal of the season at 3:14 of the first to tie the game at one.Elyniuk hit Dominic Zwerger for his team leading 25th goal of the season at 3:14 of the first to tie the game at one.
    SpokaneChiefs.com The Spokane Chiefs finished off their 4 game road trip through the B.C. Division with a 4-1 loss to the Prince George Cougars Saturday night in Prince George, B.C.

    SpokaneChiefs.com The Spokane Chiefs finished off their 4 game road trip through the B.C. Division with a 4-1 loss to the Prince George Cougars Saturday night in Prince George, B.C.

  • PHOTOS: State B 2016

    SPOKANE, Wash. - State B has taken over the Spokane Arena! We have crews at the Arena for the duration of the tournament who are posting to social media photos and real time updates. Take a look through some of the photos in the above slideshow, and if you'd like to share any, please post them on our Facebook pages! 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - State B has taken over the Spokane Arena! We have crews at the Arena for the duration of the tournament who are posting to social media photos and real time updates. Take a look through some of the photos in the above slideshow, and if you'd like to share any, please post them on our Facebook pages! 

  • Chiefs Get Shutout at Kamloops 5-0

    Chiefs Get Shutout at Kamloops 5-0

    Kamloops received goals from all four lines and Connor Ingram made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, as the Blazers (30-25-5-4) now sit two points up on the Spokane Chiefs (29-25-5-4).Kamloops received goals from all four lines and Connor Ingram made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, as the Blazers (30-25-5-4) now sit two points up on the Spokane Chiefs (29-25-5-4).
    The Blazers closed out the third game of their four-game homestand with a 5-0 rout against the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday night.

    The Blazers closed out the third game of their four-game homestand with a 5-0 rout against the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday night.

  • Chiefs Fall in Shootout to Kelowna

    Chiefs Fall in Shootout to Kelowna

    Tomas Soustal and Justin Kirkland each scored in the shootout as Kelowna improved to 44-16-3-0 on the season to remain in first place overall in the WHL.Tomas Soustal and Justin Kirkland each scored in the shootout as Kelowna improved to 44-16-3-0 on the season to remain in first place overall in the WHL.
    The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, winning its 44th game of the season.

    The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, winning its 44th game of the season.

  • Chiefs Fall Flat on Friday, Fall to Prince George 6-0

    Chiefs Fall Flat on Friday, Fall to Prince George 6-0

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs couldn't get anything working on Friday night at Spokane Arena, losing 6-0 to the visiting Prince George Cougars. The Cougars opened the scoring on the power play just over five minutes into regulation as Brad Morrison took advantage of a rebound from a Joseph Carvalho shot to score his 23rd goal of the season. Prince George made it ....

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs couldn't get anything working on Friday night at Spokane Arena, losing 6-0 to the visiting Prince George Cougars. The Cougars opened the scoring on the power play just over five minutes into regulation as Brad Morrison took advantage of a rebound from a Joseph Carvalho shot to score his 23rd goal of the season. Prince George made it ....

  • Petersen Earns 3rd Shutout in Chiefs 1-0 Victory

    Petersen Earns 3rd Shutout in Chiefs 1-0 Victory

    Lasse Petersen made 30 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season.Lasse Petersen made 30 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season.
    Lasse Petersen made 30 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season – and 2nd with Spokane – as the Chiefs snuck away with a 1-0 victory versus Prince George on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

    Lasse Petersen made 30 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season – and 2nd with Spokane – as the Chiefs snuck away with a 1-0 victory versus Prince George on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

  • Chiefs Fall on the Road at Everett, 4-1

    Chiefs Fall on the Road at Everett, 4-1

    The Chiefs have now dropped 7 of 9 games to the Silvertips this seasonThe Chiefs have now dropped 7 of 9 games to the Silvertips this season
    Everett scored two goals in the first 7:32 of the game and never looked back as they skated past the Spokane Chiefs 4-1 Sunday night in Everett. Spokane has now dropped 7 of 9 contests to the U.S. Division leaders this season, as the Chiefs are 10 points back of the Silvertips.  Everett would take a 1-0 lead on a Carson Stadnyk goal off a face-off 2:32 into the game. Patrick Bajkov would score off another face-off five minutes later to put the Silverti...

    Everett scored two goals in the first 7:32 of the game and never looked back as they skated past the Spokane Chiefs 4-1 Sunday night in Everett. Spokane has now dropped 7 of 9 contests to the U.S. Division leaders this season, as the Chiefs are 10 points back of the Silvertips.  Everett would take a 1-0 lead on a Carson Stadnyk goal off a face-off 2:32 into the game. Patrick Bajkov would score off another face-off five minutes later to put the Silverti...

  • Elynuik Leads Chiefs to 4-2 Win Against Americans

    Elynuik Leads Chiefs to 4-2 Win Against Americans

    Saturday was the Chiefs’ sixth win over the Americans this season.Saturday was the Chiefs’ sixth win over the Americans this season.
    Hudson Elynuik scored two goals, including one shorthanded, on Saturday night at Spokane Arena as the Spokane Chiefs knocked off the rival Tri-City Americans, 4-2.

    Hudson Elynuik scored two goals, including one shorthanded, on Saturday night at Spokane Arena as the Spokane Chiefs knocked off the rival Tri-City Americans, 4-2.

  • Chiefs Edged 2-1 in Overtime at Seattle

    Chiefs Edged 2-1 in Overtime at Seattle

    Tyson Verhelst turned aside 34 shots, but the Chiefs fell on the road in overtime.Tyson Verhelst turned aside 34 shots, but the Chiefs fell on the road in overtime.
    Tyson Verhelst turned aside 34 shots, but Ethan Bear's second goal of the game 14 seconds into overtime lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 2-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs Friday night in Kent, WA. Spokane gained a point in the standings, but fell to 4th place in the U.S. Division and 8th place in the Western Conference with the OT loss.  Spokane out shot Seattle 9-3 in the first period, but neither team managed to score in the opening twenty minutes. ...

    Tyson Verhelst turned aside 34 shots, but Ethan Bear's second goal of the game 14 seconds into overtime lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 2-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs Friday night in Kent, WA. Spokane gained a point in the standings, but fell to 4th place in the U.S. Division and 8th place in the Western Conference with the OT loss.  Spokane out shot Seattle 9-3 in the first period, but neither team managed to score in the opening twenty minutes. ...

  • Chiefs Fall Short on Sunday Night Against Everett

    Chiefs Fall Short on Sunday Night Against Everett

    Dominic Zwerger and Markson Bechtold scored for the Chiefs in their loss to Everett.Dominic Zwerger and Markson Bechtold scored for the Chiefs in their loss to Everett.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs couldn’t find their rhythm on Sunday night at Spokane Arena, losing to the division-leading Everett Silvertips, 3-2. Dominic Zwerger and Markson Bechtold scored for the Chiefs. The Silvertips got the scoring underway early in the first period as Montreal Canadiens prospect Noah Juulsen slipped a sharp angle shot past Spokane starting goaltender Tyson Verhelst to make it 1-0. Zwerger tied it up just over three minute...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs couldn’t find their rhythm on Sunday night at Spokane Arena, losing to the division-leading Everett Silvertips, 3-2. Dominic Zwerger and Markson Bechtold scored for the Chiefs. The Silvertips got the scoring underway early in the first period as Montreal Canadiens prospect Noah Juulsen slipped a sharp angle shot past Spokane starting goaltender Tyson Verhelst to make it 1-0. Zwerger tied it up just over three minute...

  • Yamamoto Nets Game-Winner in Overtime

    Yamamoto Nets Game-Winner in Overtime

    Spokane remains home for their third game in three nights tomorrow to face the division-leading Everett SilvertipsSpokane remains home for their third game in three nights tomorrow to face the division-leading Everett Silvertips
     It took overtime for the third consecutive game, but the Spokane Chiefs prevailed in front of 8,011 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night, beating the Kootenay Ice, 4-3.

     It took overtime for the third consecutive game, but the Spokane Chiefs prevailed in front of 8,011 fans at Spokane Arena on Saturday night, beating the Kootenay Ice, 4-3.

  • Chiefs Score Late To Force Overtime, Fall To Portland 3-2

    Chiefs Score Late To Force Overtime, Fall To Portland 3-2

    The Chiefs Tied it with a late goal, but the couldn't get the job done in overtime, falling to Portland 3-2.The Chiefs Tied it with a late goal, but the couldn't get the job done in overtime, falling to Portland 3-2.
    The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal third period deficit to force overtime but lost in the extra frame, 3-2 on Wednesday night. Jacob Cardiff and Dominic Zwerger each scored a goal and added an assist while goaltender Lasse Petersen made 33 saves for the Chiefs. Portland opened the scoring at the 5:53 mark of the first period, taking advantage of a Chiefs’ penalty to make it 1-0. 

    The Spokane Chiefs battled back from a two-goal third period deficit to force overtime but lost in the extra frame, 3-2 on Wednesday night. Jacob Cardiff and Dominic Zwerger each scored a goal and added an assist while goaltender Lasse Petersen made 33 saves for the Chiefs. Portland opened the scoring at the 5:53 mark of the first period, taking advantage of a Chiefs’ penalty to make it 1-0. 

  • Chiefs End Road Trip With 4-1 Loss at Tri-City

    Chiefs End Road Trip With 4-1 Loss at Tri-City

    he game marks the end of a four-game road trip for the Chiefs, during which they won 3-of-4 games.he game marks the end of a four-game road trip for the Chiefs, during which they won 3-of-4 games.
    The Chiefs closed their four-game road trip on Saturday night with just their second loss in eight games, falling 4-1 to the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick.

    The Chiefs closed their four-game road trip on Saturday night with just their second loss in eight games, falling 4-1 to the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick.

  • Chiefs Top The Western Conference's Best, Beat Kelowna 6-3

    Chiefs Top The Western Conference's Best, Beat Kelowna 6-3

    The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games.The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games.
    The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the final 3:31 of the first period and didn’t look back, beating the reigning WHL Champion Kelowna Rockets on the road on Friday night. Keanu Yamamoto led the way for the Chiefs with two goals while Jason Fram had three assists and a +3 rating. Jaret Anderson-Dolan made a strong play into the Kelowna zone late in the first period, forcing an errant clearance attempt by the Rockets that landed on linemate Ethan McIndo...

    The Spokane Chiefs scored three goals in the final 3:31 of the first period and didn’t look back, beating the reigning WHL Champion Kelowna Rockets on the road on Friday night. Keanu Yamamoto led the way for the Chiefs with two goals while Jason Fram had three assists and a +3 rating. Jaret Anderson-Dolan made a strong play into the Kelowna zone late in the first period, forcing an errant clearance attempt by the Rockets that landed on linemate Ethan McIndo...

  • Zwerger's Hat Trick Helps Chiefs Take Down First-Place Everett

    Zwerger's Hat Trick Helps Chiefs Take Down First-Place Everett

    Dominc Zwerger had a hat trick in the Chiefs 4-1 win at Everett.Dominc Zwerger had a hat trick in the Chiefs 4-1 win at Everett.
    Dominic Zwerger scored 4 points and linemate Hudson Elyniuk added 3 as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the U.S. Division leading Everett Silvertips 4-1 Sunday night in Everett. It was the Chiefs second win in 7 meetings with the Silvertips this season, and the victory pushed Spokane into third place in the division; one point ahead of Portland.  Zwerger started the scoring with a wraparound at 7:16 of the first period on assists from Elyniuk and Keanu Yamam...

    Dominic Zwerger scored 4 points and linemate Hudson Elyniuk added 3 as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the U.S. Division leading Everett Silvertips 4-1 Sunday night in Everett. It was the Chiefs second win in 7 meetings with the Silvertips this season, and the victory pushed Spokane into third place in the division; one point ahead of Portland.  Zwerger started the scoring with a wraparound at 7:16 of the first period on assists from Elyniuk and Keanu Yamam...

  • Nachbaur Makes History as Chiefs Top Thunderbirds

    Nachbaur Makes History as Chiefs Top Thunderbirds

    Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur earned his franchise-best 224th win behind the bench on Friday.Chiefs head coach Don Nachbaur earned his franchise-best 224th win behind the bench on Friday.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs woke from a two-period slumber to score four goals in the third period, earning Head Coach Don Nachbaur his franchise-best 224th win behind the bench. Nachbaur passed former Chiefs boss and current Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Mike Babcock on the all-time wins list. "I don't like to pat myself on the back," Nachbaur said after the game. "I thought the guys played well down the stretch. As coaches, we set a...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs woke from a two-period slumber to score four goals in the third period, earning Head Coach Don Nachbaur his franchise-best 224th win behind the bench. Nachbaur passed former Chiefs boss and current Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Mike Babcock on the all-time wins list. "I don't like to pat myself on the back," Nachbaur said after the game. "I thought the guys played well down the stretch. As coaches, we set a...

  • Chiefs Allow 3 Goals In The 3rd and Fall To Lethbridge 4-0

    Chiefs Allow 3 Goals In The 3rd and Fall To Lethbridge 4-0

    Goaltender Tyson Verhelst made 27 saves, but Spokane falls 4-0 in LethbridgeGoaltender Tyson Verhelst made 27 saves, but Spokane falls 4-0 in Lethbridge
    The Spokane Chiefs were shut out for just the third time this season, as the Lethbridge Hurricanes won their 8th straight game with a 4-0 win over the Chiefs Wednesday night in Lethbridge, Alberta. The Hurricanes win snapped a 4 game losing streak against Spokane and was the first win over the Chiefs since 2011. Spokane has now dropped 6 of their last 7 contests. Lethbridge took a 1-0 lead in the first period on Brayden Burke's goal at 6:06.

    The Spokane Chiefs were shut out for just the third time this season, as the Lethbridge Hurricanes won their 8th straight game with a 4-0 win over the Chiefs Wednesday night in Lethbridge, Alberta. The Hurricanes win snapped a 4 game losing streak against Spokane and was the first win over the Chiefs since 2011. Spokane has now dropped 6 of their last 7 contests. Lethbridge took a 1-0 lead in the first period on Brayden Burke's goal at 6:06.

  • Chiefs Explode for a Season-High 9 Goals in 9-2 Victory

    Chiefs Explode for a Season-High 9 Goals in 9-2 Victory

    Chiefs’ defenseman Ty Smith, a 15-year-old in his first WHL regular season game, earned his first career WHL point with an assist on a deflected power play goal by Jaret Anderson-Dolan at the 7:40 mark of the third.Chiefs’ defenseman Ty Smith, a 15-year-old in his first WHL regular season game, earned his first career WHL point with an assist on a deflected power play goal by Jaret Anderson-Dolan at the 7:40 mark of the third.

    The Spokane Chiefs scored six goals in the third period on their way to a decisive 9-2 win over the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

    The Spokane Chiefs scored six goals in the third period on their way to a decisive 9-2 win over the visiting Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

  • Gonzaga basketball team to star in HBO reality series

    Gonzaga basketball team to star in HBO reality series

    NEW YORK - Gonzaga's men's basketball team is getting its own five-episode reality series. "Gonzaga: The March to Madness" debuts Feb. 16 on HBO, with the finale set to air on March 15, the first day of the NCAA Tournament.

    NEW YORK - Gonzaga's men's basketball team is getting its own five-episode reality series. "Gonzaga: The March to Madness" debuts Feb. 16 on HBO, with the finale set to air on March 15, the first day of the NCAA Tournament. The show follows the team starting with the current season in November, includes their West Coast Conference games and gives behind-the-scenes access to the team from Spokane, Washington.

  • Chiefs Fail to Capitalize on Chances, Fall to Silvertips 3-1

    Chiefs Fail to Capitalize on Chances, Fall to Silvertips 3-1

    Wyatt Johnson scored his second goal in a Chiefs uniform in the loss to Everett.Wyatt Johnson scored his second goal in a Chiefs uniform in the loss to Everett.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs created many chances but only cashed in one, dropping their third straight game by a score of 3-1 to the visiting Everett Silvertips on Sunday night. Wyatt Johnson scored his second goal in a Chiefs uniform in the loss.   The Silvertips opened the scoring with a rebound tap-in by Austria forward Dario Winkler at the 4:33 mark of the first period. Defenseman Tristen Pfeifer pushed a shot on net that bounced into the ope...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs created many chances but only cashed in one, dropping their third straight game by a score of 3-1 to the visiting Everett Silvertips on Sunday night. Wyatt Johnson scored his second goal in a Chiefs uniform in the loss.   The Silvertips opened the scoring with a rebound tap-in by Austria forward Dario Winkler at the 4:33 mark of the first period. Defenseman Tristen Pfeifer pushed a shot on net that bounced into the ope...

  • Pats Dominate Chiefs 7-2 Saturday Night

    Pats Dominate Chiefs 7-2 Saturday Night

    The Chiefs finished 1-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill.The Chiefs finished 1-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill.
    The Spokane Chiefs were outscored 4-1 in the first period and couldn’t recover as the visiting Regina Pats ran away with a 7-2 win at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

    The Spokane Chiefs were outscored 4-1 in the first period and couldn’t recover as the visiting Regina Pats ran away with a 7-2 win at Spokane Arena on Saturday night.

  • Spokane Chiefs to Retire Ray Whitney's Number 14

    Spokane Chiefs to Retire Ray Whitney's Number 14

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 1:40 PM EST2016-01-05 18:40:33 GMT
    Whitney's number is the first retired number in Spokane Chiefs franchise history. (Photo Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs)Whitney's number is the first retired number in Spokane Chiefs franchise history. (Photo Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs)
    The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that on Friday, January 29, they will officially retire the number 14 in honor of former player and long-time NHL standout Ray Whitney. Whitney will be on hand to be recognized and raise his number 14 jersey to the rafters in a pre-game ceremony on the ice at Spokane Arena. It will be the first retired number in franchise history.

    The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that on Friday, January 29, they will officially retire the number 14 in honor of former player and long-time NHL standout Ray Whitney. Whitney will be on hand to be recognized and raise his number 14 jersey to the rafters in a pre-game ceremony on the ice at Spokane Arena. It will be the first retired number in franchise history.

  • Spokane Chiefs Trade Whittingham, Acquire Kopeck From Kootenay

    Spokane Chiefs Trade Whittingham, Acquire Kopeck From Kootenay

    The Chiefs traded Riley Whittingham to the the Kootenay Ice.The Chiefs traded Riley Whittingham to the the Kootenay Ice.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired 20-year-old forward Presten Kopeck from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for 20-year-old forward Riley Whittingham and a fourth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. “We feel this trade will help our depth with our forwards as Presten Kopeck can play all three positions,” Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz said. “We will use (Kopeck) to kill penalties and he will also...

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired 20-year-old forward Presten Kopeck from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for 20-year-old forward Riley Whittingham and a fourth round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. “We feel this trade will help our depth with our forwards as Presten Kopeck can play all three positions,” Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz said. “We will use (Kopeck) to kill penalties and he will also...

  • Winterhawks Score Five Unanswered to Beat Chiefs 5-1

    Winterhawks Score Five Unanswered to Beat Chiefs 5-1

    Dominc Zwerger scored the lone goal for the Chiefs in a 5-1 loss at Portland.Dominc Zwerger scored the lone goal for the Chiefs in a 5-1 loss at Portland.
    The Spokane Chiefs dropped their second straight game in Portland, as the Winterhawks scored 5 unanswered goals to win 5-1 Sunday night in Portland, OR. With the loss, Spokane remained in a second place tie with Seattle with 43 points, 2 ahead of Portland. The Winterhawks have now won 4 of 5 from Spokane in the season series.  The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Dominic Zwerger's power play goal just 1:42 into the game. Zwerger's 15th goal of the yea...

    The Spokane Chiefs dropped their second straight game in Portland, as the Winterhawks scored 5 unanswered goals to win 5-1 Sunday night in Portland, OR. With the loss, Spokane remained in a second place tie with Seattle with 43 points, 2 ahead of Portland. The Winterhawks have now won 4 of 5 from Spokane in the season series.  The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Dominic Zwerger's power play goal just 1:42 into the game. Zwerger's 15th goal of the yea...

  • Winterhawks Edge Chiefs 6-5 in Shootout

    Winterhawks Edge Chiefs 6-5 in Shootout

    The Hawks and Chiefs will meet again tomorrow at the Moda Center at 5 p.m.The Hawks and Chiefs will meet again tomorrow at the Moda Center at 5 p.m.
    Jack Dougherty and Dominic Turgeon scored in a shootout as the Portland Winterhawks (19-17-1-0) earned a 6-5 win over the Spokane Chiefs (19-14-3-2) Saturday the Moda Center in front of 7,722 fans.

    Jack Dougherty and Dominic Turgeon scored in a shootout as the Portland Winterhawks (19-17-1-0) earned a 6-5 win over the Spokane Chiefs (19-14-3-2) Saturday the Moda Center in front of 7,722 fans.

  • Chiefs Trade Helewka to Red Deer for Two Forwards and Draft Picks

    Chiefs Trade Helewka to Red Deer for Two Forwards and Draft Picks

    In 210 career games with the Chiefs, Helewka scored 93 goals and 100 assists, including a franchise record-tying nine-game goal streak last season.In 210 career games with the Chiefs, Helewka scored 93 goals and 100 assists, including a franchise record-tying nine-game goal streak last season.

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired forwards Wyatt Johnson and Eli Zummack, as well as two future WHL Bantam Draft picks, from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for overage forward Adam Helewka.

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have acquired forwards Wyatt Johnson and Eli Zummack, as well as two future WHL Bantam Draft picks, from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for overage forward Adam Helewka.

  • Chiefs Top Americans 5-2 to Bring in New Year

    Chiefs Top Americans 5-2 to Bring in New Year

    The Chiefs have won three straight games on New Year’s Eve.The Chiefs have won three straight games on New Year’s Eve.
    The Tri-City Americans (15-20-2-0, 32 pts) tried to end 2015 with a win, but the Spokane Chiefs (19-14-3-1, 42 pts) spoiled the party, earning a 5-2 win in front of 5,808 fans at the Toyota Center on New Year’s Eve.

    The Tri-City Americans (15-20-2-0, 32 pts) tried to end 2015 with a win, but the Spokane Chiefs (19-14-3-1, 42 pts) spoiled the party, earning a 5-2 win in front of 5,808 fans at the Toyota Center on New Year’s Eve.

  • Chiefs Fall Short Against T-Birds 2-1

    Chiefs Fall Short Against T-Birds 2-1

    With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division.With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division.
    For the second time in December, the Spokane Chiefs came to Seattle with a chance to take over first place in the U.S. Division from the Thunderbirds. For the second time, Spokane came up short, as Seattle edged Spokane 2-1 Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division.  Neither team scored in the first period, as Spokane turned aside 3 Seattle power play chances. The Ch...

    For the second time in December, the Spokane Chiefs came to Seattle with a chance to take over first place in the U.S. Division from the Thunderbirds. For the second time, Spokane came up short, as Seattle edged Spokane 2-1 Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division.  Neither team scored in the first period, as Spokane turned aside 3 Seattle power play chances. The Ch...

  • Chiefs Return to Action, Shut Out Thunderbirds 3-0 at Spokane Arena

    Chiefs Return to Action, Shut Out Thunderbirds 3-0 at Spokane Arena

    Goaltender Tyson Verhelst made 19 saves to blank Seattle for his first shutout of the season.Goaltender Tyson Verhelst made 19 saves to blank Seattle for his first shutout of the season.
    The Spokane Chiefs returned from the mid-season holiday break with a 3-0 shutout win over the division-leading Seattle Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena on Sunday night. Goaltender Tyson Verhelst made 19 saves to blank Seattle for his first shutout of the season while Dominic Zwerger led the offense with a goal and two assists. Zwerger, in his first game back after missing six while competing with Team Austria at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Champ...

    The Spokane Chiefs returned from the mid-season holiday break with a 3-0 shutout win over the division-leading Seattle Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena on Sunday night. Goaltender Tyson Verhelst made 19 saves to blank Seattle for his first shutout of the season while Dominic Zwerger led the offense with a goal and two assists. Zwerger, in his first game back after missing six while competing with Team Austria at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Champ...

  • Sam Adams' Sun Bowl Blog: Day One

    Sam Adams' Sun Bowl Blog: Day One

    Day one in El Paso is a success!Day one in El Paso is a success!

    EL PASO, Texas - If I'm being completely honest, El Paso wasn't my destination of choice for the Holidays.  San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas all rank well ahead of El Paso for Christmas time in my book.  But this town has been full of pleasant surprises in the very short time that I've been here. 

    EL PASO, Texas - If I'm being completely honest, El Paso wasn't my destination of choice for the Holidays.  San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas all rank well ahead of El Paso for Christmas time in my book.  But this town has been full of pleasant surprises in the very short time that I've been here. 

  • KHQuiz: WSU trivia

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Cougars take on the Miami Hurricanes in the 2015 Sun Bowl on December 26, 2015.  In case you missed it, you can take our WSU Bowl Game trivia to get up to speed before Saturday's game! 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Cougars take on the Miami Hurricanes in the 2015 Sun Bowl on December 26, 2015.  In case you missed it, you can take our WSU Bowl Game trivia to get up to speed before Saturday's game!  How much do you know about WSU's football program? Take this quiz! 

  • Fram Forces OT, Yamamoto Wins it in Thriller With Portland

    Fram Forces OT, Yamamoto Wins it in Thriller With Portland

    The Chiefs utilized a 4-on-3 power play in the overtime frame to seal the deal as Yamamoto, with assists to Bechtold and older brother Keanu Yamamoto, circled the offensive zone before sniping the game-winner to the top-right corner.The Chiefs utilized a 4-on-3 power play in the overtime frame to seal the deal as Yamamoto, with assists to Bechtold and older brother Keanu Yamamoto, circled the offensive zone before sniping the game-winner to the top-right corner.
    The Spokane Chiefs tied the game three times before second-year forward Kailer Yamamoto scored 50 seconds into overtime to clinch a 5-4 overtime win over the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night.

    The Spokane Chiefs tied the game three times before second-year forward Kailer Yamamoto scored 50 seconds into overtime to clinch a 5-4 overtime win over the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night.

  • Chiefs Fall To Winterhawks 2-1 In Overtime

    Chiefs Fall To Winterhawks 2-1 In Overtime

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs outshot the visiting Portland Winterhawks 43-31, including a 16-4 margin in the third period, but couldn’t find enough offense to win, losing in overtime 2-1 on Friday night at Spokane Arena. 

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs outshot the visiting Portland Winterhawks 43-31, including a 16-4 margin in the third period, but couldn’t find enough offense to win, losing in overtime 2-1 on Friday night at Spokane Arena. 

  • Silvertips score 4 goals in 3rd, Chiefs Drop Third-Straight

    Silvertips score 4 goals in 3rd, Chiefs Drop Third-Straight

    Thursday, December 17 2015 2:04 AM EST2015-12-17 07:04:44 GMT
    The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games.The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games.
    The Chiefs battled back twice to take the lead but the Everett Silvertips used a four-goal night from forward Remi Laurencelle to come away with a win, 7-4 on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

    The Chiefs battled back twice to take the lead but the Everett Silvertips used a four-goal night from forward Remi Laurencelle to come away with a win, 7-4 on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena.

  • Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

    Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

    CINCINNATI -  Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds.

    CINCINNATI -  Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds. Manfred says in a letter sent to Rose and made public Monday that baseball's hits king hasn't been completely honest about his gambling on baseball games. 

  • Teddy Bears Fly, but Chiefs Fall to Americans 4-3

    Teddy Bears Fly, but Chiefs Fall to Americans 4-3

    Sunday, December 13 2015 1:53 AM EST2015-12-13 06:53:49 GMT
    The loss dropped Spokane to third in the U.S. Division, one point behind Everett and five ahead of Portland.The loss dropped Spokane to third in the U.S. Division, one point behind Everett and five ahead of Portland.
    The Spokane Chiefs sent 6,384 teddy bears and stuffed animals onto the ice at Spokane Arena on Saturday night but fell to the visiting Tri-City Americans, 4-3.

    The Spokane Chiefs sent 6,384 teddy bears and stuffed animals onto the ice at Spokane Arena on Saturday night but fell to the visiting Tri-City Americans, 4-3.

  • Thunderbirds Dominate Chiefs to Remain the U.S. Division Leaders

    Thunderbirds Dominate Chiefs to Remain the U.S. Division Leaders

    Saturday, December 12 2015 2:20 AM EST2015-12-12 07:20:57 GMT
    The Spokane Chiefs lost for the first time in 3 games against the U.S. Division leading Seattle Thunderbirds, as Ethan Bear's hat trick led Seattle to a 5-1 win over Spokane Friday night in Kent, WA.

    The Spokane Chiefs lost for the first time in 3 games against the U.S. Division leading Seattle Thunderbirds, as Ethan Bear's hat trick led Seattle to a 5-1 win over Spokane Friday night in Kent, WA.

  • PHOTOS: Spokane announces name and logo for new IFL team

    PHOTOS: Spokane announces name and logo for new IFL team

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Shock... no more. Not being allowed to take the "Shock" name with them after leaving the Arena Football League, Spokane's new football team needed a new name for their new league, the Indoor Football League.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Shock... no more. Not being allowed to take the "Shock" name with them after leaving the Arena Football League, Spokane's new football team needed a new name for their new league, the Indoor Football League. After months of waiting, the team revealed what Spokane's new football team will be called: The Spokane Empire. 

  • Chiefs Unveil Spokane Canaries Throwback Jersey Design

    Chiefs Unveil Spokane Canaries Throwback Jersey Design

    Tuesday, December 8 2015 1:49 PM EST2015-12-08 18:49:04 GMT
    The Chiefs will briefly wear the new jerseys, and auction them off during their home game Dec. 19. (Photo Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs)The Chiefs will briefly wear the new jerseys, and auction them off during their home game Dec. 19. (Photo Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs)
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Chiefs officially unveiled the special throwback jerseys they will wear in their home game on December 19 versus the Portland Winterhawks. The Chiefs will don the one-of-a-kind Spokane Canaries jerseys, unveiled Tuesday, in celebration of the Western Hockey League’s 50th Season and 100 years of hockey in Spokane before they will be auctioned off during the game.

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Chiefs officially unveiled the special throwback jerseys they will wear in their home game on December 19 versus the Portland Winterhawks. The Chiefs will don the one-of-a-kind Spokane Canaries jerseys, unveiled Tuesday, in celebration of the Western Hockey League’s 50th Season and 100 years of hockey in Spokane before they will be auctioned off during the game.

  • Gonzaga Prep Caps Undefeated Season With 4A State Championship

    Gonzaga Prep Caps Undefeated Season With 4A State Championship

    The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups won their first football state title since 1986 on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome, dominating Skyline 34-16. The Bullpups never trailed in the game, and were led by two-touchdown performances from both Evan Weaver and Devin Culp. Jared Kutsch added two field goals for the Bullpups, who finish the season a perfect 14-0.
    The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups won their first football state title since 1986 on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome, dominating Skyline 34-16. The Bullpups never trailed in the game, and were led by two-touchdown performances from both Evan Weaver and Devin Culp. Jared Kutsch added two field goals for the Bullpups, who finish the season a perfect 14-0.
  • Hats Fly as Chiefs Roll Past Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena

    Hats Fly as Chiefs Roll Past Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena

    The Spokane Chiefs scored four goals in the first period on their way to a dominating 7-1 win over the division-leading Seattle Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena on Friday night. Adam Helewka led the Chiefs with a hat trick and an assist.Curtis Miske opened scoring with an unassisted goal under four minutes into the game, forcing a turnover in the Seattle zone and beating Thunderbirds goaltender Logan Flodell to make it 1-0.Defenseman Tyson Helgese...

    The Spokane Chiefs scored four goals in the first period on their way to a dominating 7-1 win over the division-leading Seattle Thunderbirds at Spokane Arena on Friday night. Adam Helewka led the Chiefs with a hat trick and an assist.Curtis Miske opened scoring with an unassisted goal under four minutes into the game, forcing a turnover in the Seattle zone and beating Thunderbirds goaltender Logan Flodell to make it 1-0.Defenseman Tyson Helgese...