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Chiefs can’t crack Winterhawks

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

It couldn’t get much sweeter for Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs have had some exciting wins among their 31 victories this Western Hockey League season, but Wednesday's has to rank as the grandest, most thrilling of all. Spokane's odds of winning were astronomical after the Chiefs fell behind 5-2 after two periods. First, the Chiefs were playing on the road for a second consecutive night. Second, they were trailing Kelowna, the top-ranked club in the Canadian Hockey League. Third, they were without No. 2 scorer Mike Aviani, who had been suspended for a checking to the head major penalty and game misconduct Tuesday in Kamloops. Finally, they were turning the net over to backup goalie Garret Hughson. Yet everything went right for Spokane in the third period, creating maybe the No. 1 highlight of the season so far. Read story

WHL suspends Chiefs’ No. 2 scorer Aviani

Mike Aviani, who has 30 goals and 30 assists this season for the Spokane Chiefs, will not play tonight at Kelowna after being suspended the Western Hockey League on Wednesday. Read story

Chiefs ready for No. 1 Rockets

The Spokane Chiefs will play the Kelowna Rockets in a little more than 2 hours at Kelowna. The Canadian Hockey League announced Wednesday that Kelowna is still the No. 1 team in its Top 10 rankings. Portland and Edmonton are the other Western Hockey League teams in the top 10. Edmonton took the place of Calgary after sweeping the Hitmen last weekend to rise to the top of the Eastern Conference. Calgary and Victoria (for the first time) are honorable mention. Read story

Holmberg back on track for Chiefs

The last 2 1/2 weeks have been a challenge for Spokane Chiefs offensive leader Mitch Holmberg. The Western Hockey League's leader in goals scored and assists had been held to one goal (last Friday against Moose Jaw) and one assist (Jan. 11 against Seattle) in his last seven games. Holmberg bounced back Tuesday with two goals during a 6-3 romp at Kamloops. Read story

WHL notes: Edmonton edges ahead

This week's Western Hockey League notebook leads with the torrid streak that has put the Edmonton Oil Kings atop the Eastern Conference, jumping past Calgary. Read story

Chiefs reach two-thirds mark with weekend sweep

The Spokane Chiefs played Game 48 of their Western Hockey League season on Saturday night, the official two-thirds mark of the season. The Chiefs capped a successful weekend at home with a 2-1 shootout win over Tri-City. Read story

Chiefs find enough offense to win

The Spokane Chiefs' offense still needs some re-energizing, but Friday night's 3-1 win over Moose Jaw might be a good first step. Chiefs goalie Eric Williams was brilliant and allowed Spokane to rally. Read story

Messier stands as rare trade acquisition

It can no longer be said that the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans refuse to work a deal. New Chief Marcus Messier is proof of that. Read story

Kelowna remains ahead of pack

There's no change at the top of the Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings. The Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League continue to lead the way. Read story

Reporter charged with threat on Playfair

A Canadian news reporter has been charged with threatening to kill her boyfriend, former Spokane Chiefs player Jackson Playfair, who was recently traded to the Tri-City Americans. Read story

WHL notes: Victoria’s record up for grabs

Victoria has held the record for more than three decades. Kelowna is in position to break the record. The teams met for back-to-back games in Victoria last weekend. Read story

Winterhawks do what they always do

The Spokane Chiefs are 0-6 against Portland this Western Hockey League season after Sunday's shutout in Portland. Not only that, but the Chiefs have lost their last 14 meetings with Portland. Read story

Chiefs drop game to archrival

The Spokane Chiefs were 4-0-0-1 against the Tri-City Americans this season until Saturday night. The Americans, despite a subpar season, rose up to knock off their bitter rivals. Read story

Everett left dumbfounded by Chiefs

The Everett Silvertips react to another loss to the Spokane Chiefs. Read story

Chiefs remain mostly intact after solid start

The Spokane Chiefs weren't big wheeler-dealers when it came to Western Hockey League trades. Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz said the team is happy with what it has in its drive toward a top-four seed in the playoffs. Read story

Rockets maintain level in poll

The Kelowna Rockets, marking their 12th week in the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 poll, stayed at No. 1 for the third consecutive week. Kelowna (36-5-0-2) proved its merit on Sunday by defeating fifth-ranked Calgary in Calgary. Read story

WHL notes: Kelowna does West proud

This week's Western Hockey League notebook shows another example why the league power resides in the Western Conference. Read story

Seattle keeps upper hand

It's one thing when the Spokane Chiefs struggle against the Portland Winterhawks. That's old news. Spokane's yearlong drought against the Seattle Thunderbirds is another matter. Read story

Elynuiks know their WHL

Hudson Elynuik, one of the two newest members of the Spokane Chiefs, started his Western Hockey League career with great advance knowledge about the league. Elynuik and the Chiefs will be home Tuesday night against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Read story

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