A couple of 18-year-old Spokane Chiefs, goalie Mason Beaupit and defenseman Graham Sward, received ‘C’ ratings on the NHL Central Scouting Service’s preliminary list of players to watch ahead of the 2022 NHL draft.
It’s a common cliché in hockey that the most important shift in a hockey game is the first shift after a goal. Twice Friday night, the Spokane Chiefs came out flat after a goal and it cost them dearly in a 5-3 loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds.
Here’s another sign things are getting back to normal: The Spokane Chiefs begin their Western Hockey League season Saturday night at the Spokane Arena when they host the rival Tri-City Americans – and there will be fans in the stands.
The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday they will officially retire Tyler Johnson's No. 9 jersey in a pregame ceremony on Feb. 4 at Spokane Arena. The Spokane native and longtime NHL standout joins forward Ray Whitney (14) as the second player to have his number retired by the Chiefs.