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  • Bobyk bolsters Chiefs’ defense

    Colton Bobyk has returned from an early-season injury to shore up the Spokane Chiefs’ defense. Read story


  • Chiefs reacquire Playfair, release Chartier

    Jackson Playfair is again a member of the Spokane Chiefs, prompting the WHL team to place Connor Chartier on waivers. Read story


  • Four WHL teams ranked in top eight

    Four Western Hockey League teams are listed among the top eight in the CHL’s Top 10 rankings, but Kelowna dropped from first to second. Read story


  • WHL notes: Weekend offered feast of great games

    This week’s Western Hockey League notebook looks at last Saturday’s premier games. Read story


  • WHL notes: Kailer Yamamoto tabbed for USA team

    This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with a huge honor for Spokane native and Chiefs rookie Kailer Yamamoto. Read story


  • Sparkling Chiefs line mixes vets with 16-year-old

    Spokane Chiefs veteran players Adam Helewka and Calder Brooks had already formed two-thirds of a solid line when they welcomed 16-year-old Kailer Yamamoto into their midst on Saturday. The results …


  • Kelowna holds top spot despite first loss

    The Kelowna Rockets (10-1-0-0) maintained their No. 1 ranking in the weekly Canadian Hockey League poll despite losing for the first time this season. Four Western Hockey League teams are …


  • WHL notes: Class action lawsuit targets CHL

    This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with a class action lawsuit filed in Toronto last Friday that seeks $180 million in compensation for outstanding wages for past and present …


  • Chiefs continue trend of close, low-scoring games

    It appears likely that the Spokane Chiefs will play many 2-1 and 3-2 games this season. Nine games into their Western Hockey League season, the Chiefs have played six games …


  • Kelowna streak may be best

    The Kelowna Rockets, 10-0 to open the Western Hockey League season, are off to the best start in franchise history. Whether it’s the best start in league history is hard …


  • Chiefs look toward big weekend

    The Spokane Chiefs are playing their toughest hockey at the same time they’re preparing for their toughest opposition. Read story


  • Kelowna rises to top of rankings

    The Kelowna Rockets moved from No. 2 to the top spot in this week’s Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings. The Rockets are the Western Hockey League’s lone undefeated team …


  • Chiefs notch victory in first shootout

    Six games into the Western Hockey League season, the Spokane Chiefs have already played three overtime games. Tuesday marked the Chiefs’ first shootout of the season, a 3-2 road win …


  • WHL notes: Chiefs send apology to fans

    This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with the Spokane Chiefs taking steps to apologize to fans for an incident that occurred last Friday during the singing of the national …


  • Chiefs give away win in final minutes

    The first 57 minutes of Friday night’s Spokane Chiefs-Seattle Thunderbirds game may have been imperfect, but the host Chiefs were in prime position to walk away with their first win …


  • Chiefs set for 3 straight with Seattle

    The Spokane Chiefs and Seattle Thunderbirds will meet three times in six nights, starting with Friday’s game at the Arena. Friday’s contest will be the first of 10 games between …


  • Four WHL teams ranked

    This week’s Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings include four teams from the Western Hockey League, topped by No. 2 Kelowna, which sports a 7-0-0-0 record. Read story


  • Red Deer tabbed to host 2016 Memorial Cup

    The Western Hockey League’s Board of Governors awarded the 2016 Memorial Cup to Red Deer during a meeting Wednesday in Calgary, Alberta. Vancouver was the other team to bid on …


  • WHL notes: Cold start for Winterhawks

    This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with this season’s slow start by the Portland Winterhawks, who have won the last four Western Conference championships. Read story


  • Brooks goes the distance for Chiefs

    It’s been a wild week for 20-year-old forward Calder Brooks. He was traded from Prince Albert to the Spokane Chiefs on Monday, arrived in Spokane on Wednesday, practiced for the …

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