As the first Western Hockey League Western Conference team to clinch a second-round berth, the Spokane Chiefs had plenty of time to wait and see who their next opponent would be. It turned out to be the Portland Winterhawks, but the Chiefs spent their off time preparing for any possibility. Read more
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