Category Archives: Chiefs Blog

Yamamoto impresses at Oilers summer camp

Yamamoto impresses at Oilers summer camp

Edmonton, Alta – Kailer Yamamoto doesn’t have the name recognition of Mark Messier, Paul Coffey or Connor Mcdavid…yet. The 18-year-old Spokane Native had his name called at position twenty-two, only the third Oiler ever to hold that spot, and we immediately welcomed on stage by the biggest name ever to grace an Edmonton jersey – Wayne…read more »

Former Chiefs Head Coach Heads To LA

Former Chiefs Head Coach Heads To LA

Spokane, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs have moved past the Don Nachbaur era with the hire of Dan Lambert and not it seems that Don Nachbaur has moved on as well. It was announced today that the former Chiefs head man has signed on to become an assistant with the LA Kings in the NHL.…read more »

Spokane Chiefs Blog: Now or Never

The Chiefs came into the final three weeks of the regular season on a down note after losing back to back home games to Tri City and Kelowna over the past weekend to remain 9 points back of Portland for the final playoff berth in the WHL’s Western Conference. Spokane now had just 11 games…read more »

Spokane Chiefs Blog: Tales from the Road

The biggest road trip of the year had arrived for the Chiefs as they headed North into British Columbia to play three games in 5 nights. The previous weekend’s travel and game schedule had been intense, as the Chiefs picked up 5 of 6 points the week before with a win over Portland at home,…read more »

Spokane Chiefs Blog: Crunch Time

With just over a month remaining, and 20 games left in the regular season, the Chiefs were now hitting the crunch time of their 2016-17 campaign as they still found themselves on the outside looking in on the Western Conference playoff picture. Spokane was now 11 points back of the Portland Winterhawks for the 8th…read more »

Spokane Chiefs Blog: The Time is Now

Usually when a team has to only play two games in a week, it works out well. The rest a club gets from not having to play three or four games is usually beneficial and leads to good results on the ice. The Chiefs were hoping that having only two games to play this weekend…read more »

Spokane Chiefs Blog: A Step Back

With a two game sweep the previous weekend, the Chiefs had pushed themselves back into a tie with Portland for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference. Spokane entered the final week of January with three games on the schedule, with two of them against teams they were chasing…read more »

Spokane Chiefs Blog: A Winning Weekend

Coming off 12 games in 18 days to start the second half of the season, the Chiefs got an unexpected break courtesy of Mother Nature. Spokane was slated to play Seattle on Wednesday at the Spokane Arena, but freezing rain and snow across most of the state of Washington made the highways like an ice…read more »

Spokane Chiefs Blog: Life on the Road

he start of this second half of the season has been anything but easy for the Chiefs. The team entered their third straight week of 4 games in 5 nights two points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference of the Western Hockey League. Twelve games in 3 weeks can take its’ toll,…read more »

Spokane Chiefs Blog: Split Week

After dropping 3 out of 4 to start the second half of the season, the Chiefs found themselves 6 points behind Seattle for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference of the Western Hockey League standings. With the team in danger of sinking further in the race, the Chiefs made some moves before the…read more »