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Last stand for Chiefs’ veterans

Mitch Holmberg, Mike Aviani and Eric Williams, wrapping up their 20-year-old seasons with the Spokane Chiefs, aim for one more chance at Western Hockey League playoff glory. Read story

Chiefs’ playoff opponent ranked 10th

The Kelowna Rockets claimed the top spot in the final Canadian Hockey League Top 10 poll of the Western Hockey League regular season. The Rockets, who led the league with 118 points, have been ranked No. 1 since the start of 2014. The Victoria Royals, the Spokane Chiefs' opponent for the first round of the playoffs, finished in the No. 10 spot after being ranked seventh last week. Read story

Final-game loss sends Chiefs to Victoria

Before Western Hockey League games started on Saturday evening, the Spokane Chiefs didn't know if they would play Seattle, Everett or Victoria to open postseason play. But the hot streak of Everett, which hasn't lost in regulation during its last 12 games, moved the Silvertips past Spokane and handed the Chiefs a No. 6 playoff seeding. Destination: Victoria next Saturday and Sunday. Read story

Chiefs win in shootout to tie for fourth

The chase for home-ice advantage in the Western Hockey League playoffs heated up Friday as the Spokane Chiefs edged the Tri-City Americans 4-3 in a shootout while Seattle lost and Everett won. Read story

WHL honors Chiefs dentist Smith

The Western Hockey League is honoring Spokane Chiefs dentist Dr. Mary Smith with a distinguished service award for nearly 30 years of working with the club. Dr. Smith will be honored before the Chiefs' home game with Tri-City, which begins in a little more than 2 hours. Read story

WHL provides update on Bozon

The Western Hockey League released the latest status on the Kootenay Ice's Tim Bozon, who is in intensive care with meningitis. Read story

Chiefs’ playoff picture blurry

The Spokane Chiefs could conceivably skate off the ice Saturday night in Kennewick, finished with their Western Hockey League regular season, and not know their assignment for the first round of the playoffs. Read story

Kelowna continues to lead poll

Every Canadian Hockey League Top 10 poll since the start of 2014 has had the Kelowna Rockets on top. The 25th edition of the poll, released Wednesday, was more of the same. Read story

Chartier, Chiefs hope for strong finish

Connor Chartier scored again Tuesday night, giving the Spokane Chiefs' right wing 13 goals for the season, more than double what he tallied last season. Read story

Chiefs solve Thunderbirds

Spokane had lost all seven games against Seattle this season, but the Chiefs took care of that Tuesday night by toppling the Thunderbirds 6-4 during a rough-and-tumble road game. Read story

Chiefs down to last six games

Wednesday night's 3-1 loss at Kelowna leaves the Spokane Chiefs with six games on their regular-season schedule: two against Prince George and Tri-City, and one apiece against Seattle and Everett. Spokane is one point ahead of Everett in the chase for the Western Conference's No. 5 seed to the playoffs. Read story

Still No. 1, Rockets ready for Chiefs

The Kelowna Rockets continue to hold down the top spot in the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 rankings. The Rockets will meet the Spokane Chiefs in four hours to complete their season series. Spokane is 2-1 against Kelowna this season. Read story

Postseason field takes shape

More teams have qualified for the Western Hockey League playoffs as the regular season winds down to its final 12 days. Read story

Kootenay’s Bozon in critical condition

Kootenay Ice player Tim Bozon is hospitalized in Saskatoon with Neisseria meningitis. Read story

WHL notes: Look out for Silvertips

This week's Western Hockey League notebook leads with the Everett Silvertips' late-season drive to improve their positioning for the upcoming postseason. Everett is now one point behind the Spokane Chiefs for the Western Conference's No. 5 seed. Read story

A nothing kind of weekend for Chiefs

Last weekend the Spokane Chiefs' offense was humming along, scoring 18 goals in three games. This weekend the Chiefs suffered back-to-back shutouts, including Saturday night's 3-0 setback to a Tri-City Americans team that had lost eight consecutive games. The Western Hockey League's regular season is down to seven games for the Chiefs, with two weeks to turn things around. Read story

Finished with Portland … maybe

The Spokane Chiefs are absolutely done with the Portland Winterhawks when it comes to the Western Hockey League's regular season. Whether the Chiefs face Portland again in the playoffs remains to be seen. Read story

Chiefs join six others in clinching

Seven Western Hockey League teams have now clinched postseason berths after the Spokane Chiefs accomplished the feat last weekend. The playoff field, which will ultimately be 16 teams, so far includes Spokane, Kelowna, Portland, Victoria, Seattle, Edmonton and Calgary. Spokane, currently the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference, is attempting to catch No. 4 Seattle and gain home-ice advantage. Here's a look at the playoff chase with less than three weeks left in the regular season. Read story

Portland stays on Kelowna’s heels

There's no change at the top of the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 rankings this week. Kelowna continues to lead the way, followed by the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League and Portland, Kelowna's Western Hockey League Western Conference rival. Portland has won 20 consecutive games. Read story

WHL notes: Portland approaches league record

This week's Western Hockey League notebook leads with the Portland Winterhawks' drive toward a league record that has stood for 46 years. Read story

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