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Spokane Chiefs
City Spokane, Washington
League Western Hockey League
Conference Western
Division U.S.
Founded 1985 (1985)-86
Home arena Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Colours Red, White, Blue
General manager Canada Tim Speltz
Head coach Canada Don Nachbaur

Franchise history
1982–85 Kelowna Wings
1985–present Spokane Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs are an American professional ice hockey team that began playing in 1985. They currently play in the Western Hockey League. They play their home games in Spokane, Washington at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The were known as the Kelowna Wings from 1982 to 1985 until they relocated to Spokane and became the Chiefs. The Chiefs were also the first team in WHL history to host an outdoor hockey game when they defeated the Kootenay Ice 11-2 on January 15, 2011.

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