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  • TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014, 11:51 P.M.

    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


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014, 11:48 P.M.

    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


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014, 12:56 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014, 12:14 A.M.

    Seattle improves to 4-0 against Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs were slightly more than 2 minutes away from their first win against the Seattle Thunderbirds this season when everything went awry Saturday. Seattle pulled its goalie, scoring …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014, 2:12 A.M.

    Next up: Seattle

    The Spokane Chiefs have overcome nearly every challenge since Dec. 11, winning eight of their last nine games, including Friday night’s 6-3 home victory over Kamloops. Now the Chiefs have …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014, 11:55 A.M.

    Chiefs swap Playfair for Messier

    The final day of the Western Hockey League trade deadline today saw the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans trade 19-year-old forwards. The Chiefs sent Jackson Playfair to Tri-City for Marcus …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014, 4:01 P.M.

    Former Chiefs prepare for Olympics

    The Spokane Chiefs detail three former members of the team who will represent their countries in Sochi. Read story


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014, 5:37 P.M.

    WHL deals heat up

    Here’s a roundup of Wednesday’s trades in the Western Hockey League. The trade deadline is Friday. Read story


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014, 5:32 P.M.

    Kelowna maintains top ranking

    The Kelowna Rockets (33-4-0-2) of the Western Hockey League remained No. 1 in the Canadian Hockey League rankings for a second consecutive week. The other ranked WHL teams are Calgary, …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014, 9:04 P.M.

    WHL notes: Vancouver makes its move

    Most of the teams in the Western Hockey League’s 10-team Western Conference have put together one (or more) hot streaks this year. The Vancouver Giants, who finished in last place …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014, 11:29 P.M.

    Chiefs cap successful weekend

    The Spokane Chiefs played playoff-caliber hockey this weekend, defeating Victoria and Everett to move from sixth place in the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference to tied for fourth. Read story


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014, 11:27 P.M.

    Chiefs make move in WHL standings

    The Spokane Chiefs began the weekend in sixth place in the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference. They could end the weekend in fourth place. Read story


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014, 3:34 P.M.

    Kelowna moves to top spot

    A 15-game winning streak has moved Kelowna to the top of the Canadian Hockey League rankings. Read story


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 31, 2013, 7:40 P.M.

    Chiefs’ trade may provide multiple benefits

    This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with trades, including the Spokane Chiefs’ Tuesday deal with Kootenay that sent defenseman Tyler King to the Ice for forward Hudson Elynuik. Read …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 2013, 11:19 P.M.

    Chiefs slip when faced with Ice

    The Spokane Chiefs and Kootenay Ice completed a back-to-back, home-and-away series Saturday night at the Arena. Kootenay’s 2-1 win avenged Spokane’s 6-4 win at Cranbrook, British Columbia, on Friday night …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013, 10:57 P.M.

    Chiefs extend winning streak to four

    Jackson Playfair and Riley Whittingham scored two goals apiece Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs roared back from their holiday break with a 6-4 Western Hockey League victory at Kootenay. …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013, 7:21 P.M.

    Hughson gives Chiefs solid backup in goal

    The Spokane Chiefs returned from their holiday break tonight (Friday) for a road game against the Kootenay Ice at Cranbrook, British Columbia. The Chiefs are also hosting the Ice on …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 2013, 9:19 P.M.

    WHL notes: Home sweet home for Pats

    This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with the Regina Pats, who have forged a solid record despite crucial injuries and a road-heavy schedule. Read story


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013, 4:41 P.M.

    Kelowna moves up to No. 2

    The Kelowna Rockets, who have the best record (28-3-0-2) in the Western Hockey League following a 12-game winning streak, moved from No. 3 to No. 2 in this week’s Canadian …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013, 10:21 P.M.

    WHL notebook: time to reflect at halfway point

    The Western Hockey League is basically at the halfway point as the players head home for the holiday break. The big winners this season are the Western Conference in general …