It's become automatic in the last year: If the Spokane Chiefs are playing the Portland Winterhawks, the Chiefs aren't going to exit the building with a win. Friday was more of the same, a 6-0 Portland win in the Rose City that marked the Winterhawks' 15th consecutive win over Spokane. Spokane had won four consecutive games to move within striking distance of third place in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference. Read story
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