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Tracking Spokane’s Western Hockey League team. The Chiefs won the Memorial Cup in 2008.

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Chiefs double up Kootenay

Mitch Holmberg had two goals and one assist and Brenden Kichton added one goal and two assists Saturday night as the Spokane Chiefs toppled the Kootenay Ice 4-2 in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Spokane snapped Kootenay's seven-game winning streak. Story to come

Holmberg guides way to 3-2 lead

Mitch Holmberg has had a hand in every score Saturday night as the Spokane Chiefs lead the Kootenay Ice 3-2 after two periods of Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Holmberg has two goals and one assist, giving him 27 goals and 49 points on the season.

Chiefs lead Ice 2-0 after one period

Mitch Holmberg and Brenden Kichton have one goal and one assist apiece Saturday night as the Spokane Chiefs lead the Kootenay Ice 2-0 after one period in Western Hockey League play at the Arena.

Another streak challenges Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs are hosting the Kootenay Ice in a Western Hockey League game that's set to start in 20 minutes at the Arena. Kootenay has a modest record of 17-24-1-0, but the Ice are in the midst of a seven-game winning streak that began Dec. 29 in Spokane with a 7-3 victory. On Friday night, Spokane lost at Portland 5-2 in an outcome that improved the Winterhawks' winning streak to 13.

Portland tops Chiefs for 13th straight win

The Spokane Chiefs led the Portland Winterhawks 2-1 one-third of the way through the third period on Friday night. The rest of the third period definitely belonged to Portland, which chalked up its 13th consecutive victory. Read story Read Canadian Press story

Winterhawks see no reason to deal

The Western Conference-leading Portland Winterhawks saw no reason to make any swaps as the Western Hockey League trade deadline came and went Thursday. Portland is 15-1 since former Spokane Chiefs player Travis Green took over for suspended coach Mike Johnston. The Chiefs, fourth place in the conference and second place to Portland in the U.S. Division, play at Portland on Friday night. Portland has won the previous two matchups this season. Read story

Chiefs acquire big-scoring forward from Brandon

The Spokane Chiefs traded away Marek Kalus, Collin Valcourt and prospect Rhett Gardner before Thursday's Western Hockey League trade deadline. The Chiefs' big acquisition is high-scoring 19-year-old forward Alessio Bertaggia, who was leading the Brandon Wheat Kings in scoring. Read story

Scholar Gow puts up numbers on ice

Here's a feature story on Spokane Chiefs defenseman Reid Gow, an 18-year-old from Manitoba. Read story

Chiefs’ winning streak reaches three

Liam Stewart cashed in with his second consecutive winning goal Wednesday during the Spokane Chiefs' 4-1 Western Hockey League win over the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Arena. Read story

Chiefs win third consecutive game

The Spokane Chiefs turned back  the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-1 on Wednesday night at the Arena. The Chiefs won their third consecutive game, all against Seattle, which has lost 12 straight. Story to come.

Stewart gives Spokane 2-1 edge

Liam Stewart, who scored the winning goal during Tuesday's game at Seattle, has given the Spokane Chiefs a 2-1 advantage over the Thunderbirds with an early second-period goal Wednesday at the Arena. Stewart has 10 goals this season. The third period is 10 minutes away.

Chiefs, Thunderbirds tied at 1

Spokane's Mitch Holmberg (his 25th) and Seattle's Alexander Delnov have scored goals Wednesday during a 1-1 first period in Western Hockey League play at the Arena.

Chiefs come back home

The Spokane Chiefs have returned home for the first time since Dec. 29. The Chiefs will host the struggling Seattle Thunderbirds in about 25 minutes at the Arena. Seattle has lost 11 consecutive games, including Saturday and Tuesday setbacks against Spokane. Spokane has won six of seven against the Thunderbirds this Western Hockey League season, including six straight. But the Chiefs have lost their last three home games since starting the season 13-2 at home.

Stewart’s goal lifts Chiefs to win

Liam Stewart's unassisted third-period goal Tuesday night gave the Spokane Chiefs their sixth consecutive win over the Seattle Thunderbirds, 4-3 in Kent, Wash. The teams meet again Wednesday night at the Arena. Read story

Silvertips announce coaching shake-up

The Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips fired their head coach and an assistant coach on Tuesday. The Spokane Chiefs are 3-2 against Everett this season and won't play the Silvertips again until Feb. 15. Read story

Chiefs stumble to third consecutive loss

The last four weeks have been difficult for the Spokane Chiefs. Their 3-2 loss at Everett on Friday night gave them six setbacks in their last eight Western Hockey League games. Read story

WHL trade deadline approaches

With the WHL trade deadline fast approaching on Jan. 10, players such as Calgary Flames prospect Michael Ferland of the Brandon Wheat Kings must be prepared in case a deal is sealed. Read story

Ice put chill on Spokane

Sam Reinhart, one of the top 17-year-old prospects in the Western Hockey League, had two goals and one assist Saturday night as the Kootenay Ice had their top offensive showing of the year in a 7-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs at the Arena. Read story

Ice uncork offense, sink Chiefs

The Kootenay Ice, who have the worst record among 12 teams in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference, scored five uncontested goals during the second and third periods Saturday night to topple the Spokane Chiefs 7-3 at the Arena. Story to follow

Chiefs trail after two periods

Todd Fiddler's league-leading 27th goal early in the second period Saturday gave the Spokane Chiefs a 3-2 lead, but the Kootenay Ice responded with three goals to take a 5-3 advantage into the final period.