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Eric Williams stopped all 13 shots he faced in the second period Wednesday night and Adam Helewka scored to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-1 lead over the Portland Wiinterhawks in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Helewka scored a little more than 5 minutes after he had a goal waved off for high sticking. Portland has won 33 of its last 38 games but has dropped three straight for the first time this season.
Dylan Walchuk scored at 17 minutes, 27 seconds of the first period and assisted on Brenden Kichton's goal at 18:23 Wednesday night to give the Spokane Chiefs a 2-1 lead over the Portland Winterhawks. The shots are 13-12 for Portland, but the Chiefs only had two shots after 12 minutes.
The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks are warming up for tonight's Western Hockey League game at the Arena. The teams met Monday in Portland, a 5-2 Chiefs win, and will also play Friday at the Arena. Portland is on a season-high three-game losing streak but is still 33-4-0-1 since Oct. 9. The Winterhawks have won three of four against Spokane this season. The teams will meet nine times this season. Spokane hits the two-thirds mark of the 72-game schedule tonight.
The Western Hockey League's Prince George Cougars have a new coach. The Spokane Chiefs won two of three games from Prince George in late October. The teams don't meet again until the final week of the regular season, March 12 in Spokane. Read story
Rhett Gardner, the Spokane Chiefs' second-round selection in the 2011 Bantam Draft, has decided to play hockey at the University of North Dakota and not play for the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Chiefs traded Gardner, Marek Kalus and two draft picks to Brandon two weeks ago for 19-year-old forward Alessio Bertaggia. Read more
The Portland Winterhawks, who own the best record in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference, will play at Spokane on Wednesday and Friday nights. Portland has experienced a rare dip in the last few days, losing three consecutive games. Read story:
Former Spokane Chiefs goaltender Luke Lee-Knight, now playing for the Tri-City Americans, made 39 saves Saturday night to disappoint a sold-out Arena crowd in a 4-3 Tri-City overtime win in Western Hockey League play. Read story
Malte Stromwall scored 21 seconds into overtime Saturday night to give the Tri-City Americans a 4-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Story to come
Carter Proft's sixth goal of the season, at the 12:29 mark of the second period, snapped a tie and the Spokane Chiefs reached the end of the second period Saturday night with a 2-1 edge over Tri-City in Western Hockey League play. Spokane has outshot the Americans 27-14.
Todd Fiddler scored his team-high 30th goal with 11.1 seconds left in the first period Saturday night to allow the Spokane Chiefs to tie the Tri-City Americans at 1 after 20 minutes. Spokane outshot the Americans 18-6 during the period. Former Spokane Chief Luke Lee-Knight, starting in goal for Tri-City because of a season-ending injury to Eric Comrie, thwarted shot after shot until Fiddler's goal. Parker Bowles scored unassisted for the Americans at 11:40.
The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans will renew their long-standing Western Hockey League rivalry in 30 minutes at the Arena. Spokane leads the season series 4-2-0-1, but the Americans have won the last two matchups. By winning tonight, Tri-City (26-17-1-2, 55 points) would tie Spokane (28-16-1-0) for the fourth-best record in the Western Conference. As it stands now, Spokane and Tri-City would be in line to meet in the first round of the WHL playoffs, but No. 6 Victoria is on a hot streak and lurks four points behind Tri-City.
The Kelowna Rockets are 21-3 in the Western Hockey League since Thanksgiving. Their latest victory came Friday night at the Arena, a 4-2 decision over the Spokane Chiefs. Read story
Ryan Olsen scored twice Friday night as the Kelowna Rockets won for the 21st time in their last 24 Western Hockey League games, doubling up the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 at the Arena. Story to come
Ryan Olsen's second goal of the game and 23rd of the season highlighted the second period at the Arena on Friday night as Kelowna powered to a 4-1 lead over the Spokane Chiefs. The Rockets are looking for their 21st win in their last 24 Western Hockey League games.
Jesse Lees and Ryan Olsen scored during the first period Friday night to give the Kelowna Rockets a 2-1 lead over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Brenden Kichton scored for Spokane, his 15th goal and team-leading 55th point. Rockets outshot Chiefs 11-9.
The Spokane Chiefs are home at the Arena tonight and 20 minutes away from facing the Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League play. Kelowna has taken over the lead in the Western Conference's B.C. Division by winning 20 of its last 23 games. The Rockets are 19-2 at home and 13-8-2-1 on the road. Spokane is one of two teams to win at Kelowna this season (Oct. 10), but the Rockets turned back the visiting Chiefs 5-3 on Wednesday. Spokane is in the midst of playing seven games in 11 days, including five at home.
The Spokane Chiefs wil play five home games in nine days, starting Friday against torrid Kelowna. Read story
The Kelowna Rockets registered their 18th consecutive home win on Wednesday with a 5-3 Western Hockey League decision over the Spokane Chiefs. Kelowna led 4-0 when the Chiefs scored three goals in less than 8 minutes of the third period. The teams meet again Friday in Spokane. The Chiefs are the last team to beat the Rockets in Kelowna. Read story
Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks led the rankings Tuesday when the NHL Central Scouting Services released its midterm report for the upcoming entry draft. Spokane Chiefs fans can see Jones in action on Jan. 23 and Jan. 25 at the Arena. The Winterhawks are running away from the Chiefs for the U.S. Division title. Portland is 3-0 against Spokane this season. Read story
The Spokane Chiefs ended the Kootenay Ice's seven-game winning streak Saturday night at the Arena with a 4-2 win ignited by veterans Mitch Holmberg and Brenden Kichton. Spokane's next home game is Friday against the hot Kelowna Rockets. Read story