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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.
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.
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
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
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
Here's a feature story on Spokane Chiefs defenseman Reid Gow, an 18-year-old from Manitoba. Read story
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Friday night was a defensive stuggle, with the Spokane Chiefs edging the Kootenay Ice 1-0. Saturday night is proving much different as the teams are tied at 2 after 20 minutes at the Arena.
The Spokane Chiefs are about 15 minutes away from their first home game since Dec. 18. The Chiefs will play the Kootenay Ice, who lost to the Chiefs 1-0 on Friday night in Cranbrook, British Columbia.