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

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Blazers arrive on hot streak

The Kamloops Blazers and Spokane Chiefs will meet for the final time during the Western Hockey League regular season in 30 minutes at the Arena. Kamloops has won two of the three previous meetings between the teams. The home time has won every time and each game has been decided by three or more goals. The Blazers have won 11 of their last 13 games to move within three points of Kelowna for the second-best record in the Western Conference. Kamloops has four players among the top 14 in scoring in the WHL: Colin Smith (95 points), JC Lipon (78), Tim Bozon (77) and Brendan Ranford (73).

Chiefs turn back third-ranked Edmonton

The Spokane Chiefs went 3 for 5 on the power play and added two shorthanded goals Friday night during a 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Arena. Read story

Chiefs hold off Edmonton

Mike Aviani scored twice and Brenden Kichton had three assists Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs edged Canadian Hockey League third-ranked Edmonton 6-4 at the Arena. Story to come

Chiefs power to 4-1 advantage

Power-play goals by Mike Aviani and Mitch Holmberg less than 2 minutes apart have lifted the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-1 lead over the Edmonton Oil Kings after two periods in WHL play at the Arena on Friday night. Dylan Walchuk also scored during the period for Spokane. Chiefs goalie Garret Hughson, getting a rare start, has stopped 25 shots.

Chiefs lead Edmonton 1-0

Mike Aviani's shorthanded goal has given the Spokane Chiefs a 1-0 lead over the Edmonton Oil Kings after one period Friday night at the Arena. Shots: Spokane 11-9.

Edmonton brings the power

The Spokane Chiefs and Edmonton Oil Kings meet for the only time this Western Hockey League season in 20 minutes at the Arena. Edmonton (43-13-2-3) has the best record in the Eastern Conference and has won 13 of its last 15 games. The Oil Kings have two of the top three goalies in the league for save percentage, Tristan Jarry (.934) and Laurent Brossoit (.925). Brossoit is the regular starter and will start tonight. Edmonton also leads the league in power-play percentage (27.6) and killing power plays (90.1 percent).

Oil Kings come to Spokane

Here's a look at the Edmonton Oil Kings, who play the Spokane Chiefs at the Arena on Friday night. Edmonton boasts the best record in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference. It's the only time Spokane and Edmonton will play this season. Edmonton defeated the Chiefs last season, but Spokane has won the other four matchups between the teams. Read story

Chiefs can count on Gal

20-year-old right wing Blake Gal will play his 314th game with the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night. Gal has recently helped bolster the Chiefs' defense, hit hard by injures. Read story

Americans pass Chiefs into fourth place

The Tri-City Americans held off Vancouver 5-4 on Tuesday night to move past the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference. The Americans (34-22-1-2) have 71 points, one more than the Chiefs (34-24-2-0) and two more than Victoria (32-22-1-4). The three teams hold down fourth, fifth and sixth places in the conference. All three will make the playoffs, but only the No. 4 will have home-ice advantage in the first round. Spokane has 12 games left in the regular season; T-C and Victoria have 13. The Chiefs will host the Eastern Conference's best team, Edmonton, on Friday night. Read story

Tri-City blanks Chiefs

The Western Hockey League Western Conference standings tightened up Saturday night when the Tri-City Americans shut out the Spokane Chiefs 6-0 at Kennewick. Read story

Kelowna turns back Everett

The Western Hockey League was quiet on Thursday night except for Kelowna's 4-1 win over Everett. The Spokane Chiefs will play at Everett tonight. Spokane is 3-2-0-0 against Everett this season, with all three wins at the Arena. Read story

Ice cool off Royals

The Kootenay Ice picked up their 11th consecutive home win Wednesday night by defeating the Victoria Royals 5-1. Kootenay's victory allowed the Spokane Chiefs to tie Victoria for fourth place in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference. Read story

Chiefs roar back to tackle Hitmen

The Spokane Chiefs trailed one of the Western Hockey League's best road teams, Calgary, 2-0 in the second period Wednesday when they caught fire. Four consecutive goals later, and solid play in goal by Eric Williams, and the Chiefs dispatched the Hitmen 4-3 at the Arena. With Victoria's loss to Kootenay, Spokane moved into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference. Read story

Chiefs knock down Hitmen

Eric Williams stopped 31 shots and Todd Fiddler and Dylan Walchuk had one goal and one assist apiece as the Spokane Chiefs held off the Calgary Hitmen 4-3 Wednesday night in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Story to come

Chiefs fight back for 3-2 lead

Dylan Walchuk, Brenden Kichton and Carter Proft scored during the final 10:29 of the second period to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-2 lead on the Calgary Hitmen in WHL play at the Arena. Calgary led 2-0 after Cody Sylvester's power-play goal at 1:59 of the second before the Chiefs caught fire. Spokane outshot Calgary 17-7 during the period. The contentious game has seen 13 penalties for 48 minutes.

Hitmen take 1-0 advantage

The Calgary Hitmen lead the Spokane Chiefs 1-0 after one period at the Arena. Brady Brassart's 23rd goal of the season is the difference. The Arena crowd booed the goal as Chiefs goalie Eric Williams appeared to be knocked away from makiing the play.

Hitmen pack a punch

The Calgary Hitmen are one of the better teams in the Western Hockey League, as their record of 37-16-1-3 ranks second among 12 teams in the Eastern Conference. The Hitmen have won four consecutive games and have played better on the road (21-8-0-1) than at home (16-8-1-2). Calgary ranks first among 22 WHL teams in penalty minutes (1,096), 40 ahead of No. 2 Victoria. The Spokane Chiefs will see the Hitmen for the first and only time at the Arena tonight. Game time is 25 minutes away. For Chiefs fans, it will be the last time to see Spokane at home until Feb. 22.

Rough Hitmen descend on Spokane

The Calgary Hitmen brought their rugged style of play to Kennewick on Tuesday night, piling up 31 penalty minutes while dispatching the Tri-City Americans 6-2. Calgary put Tri-City on the power play eight times. Both Americans goals came with a man advantage. Now Calgary will come to Spokane on Wednesday night for its lone matchup of the Western Hockey League season against the Spokane Chiefs. Read story

Crooks carries Royals past Chiefs

Jamie Crooks scored twice to guide the Victoria Royals to a 5-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs at the Arena on Sunday night. The Chiefs and Royals began the night tied for fourth place in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference. Victoria won its fifth consecutive game. The season series is 1-1 with games coming March 1 and 2 in Victoria, British Columbia. Read story See photo gallery

Victoria Royals beat Spokane Chiefs 5-3

S-R photojournalist Jesse Tinsley covered the Chiefs' game against the Royals.  Check out a big picture gallery of his photos.