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  • TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014, 9:57 P.M.

    WHL notes: Chiefs, Seattle may collide

    This week’s Western Hockey League notebook leads with the possible first-round playoff matchup between the Spokane Chiefs and Seattle Thunderbirds. Seattle plays at Spokane on Wednesday night and hosts the …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014, 8:20 P.M.

    Chiefs’ McIntosh settles in to Spokane

    Here’s a feature on Spokane Chiefs 18-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh, who was born in Minneapolis but spent most of his years in Calgary, Alberta. Read story


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014, 10:26 P.M.

    Everett finally solves Spokane

    They had come close this season, but the Everett Silvertips had never defeated the Spokane Chiefs. Everett pulled it off Saturday night by scoring during the final minute of overtime …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014, 11:01 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014, 12:35 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014, 5:13 P.M.

    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. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014, 4:39 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014, 11 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014, 9:32 P.M.

    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


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014, 11:35 P.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014, 11:21 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014, 11:29 P.M.

    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


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014, 4:27 P.M.

    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


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014, 4:20 P.M.

    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


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014, 7:08 P.M.

    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


  • MONDAY, JAN. 20, 2014, 12:06 A.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 2014, 11:32 P.M.

    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


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014, 11:30 P.M.

    Everett left dumbfounded by Chiefs

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


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014, 9:01 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014, 4:29 P.M.

    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 …