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

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Walchuk found new home with Chiefs

Dylan Walchuk took a meandering road before ending up with the Spokane Chiefs about one year ago. His addition has brought extra offensive firepower to Spokane. Read story

Chiefs blank Ice 1-0

Eric Williams recorded the shutout and Todd Fiddler scored the lone goal Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs returned from a long break to edge Kootenay on the road. Read story

Chiefs return from holiday break

The Spokane Chiefs, who haven't played since Dec. 18, began returning to Spokane on Thursday in preparation for Friday's game against Kootenay at Cranbrook, British Columbia. Read story

Young Reinhart ignites Ice

The Spokane Chiefs will get their first look at the Kootenay Ice on Friday (on the road) and Saturday (at the Arena). Here's a story from last month about Ice phenom Sam Reinhart, who has been described as a 17-year-old with a 20-year-old's brain. Read story

Former Chiefs assistant fired

Mike Pelino, an assistant coach with the Spokane Chiefs from 1997-99, was relieved of his head coaching duties by the Ontario Hockey League's Peterborough Petes last week. Read story

Calgary fans have concerns

The Calgary Hitmen have one of the best records in the Western Hockey League (23-8-1-3), but their fans are worried about their 11-7-3 home mark. Calgary's lone trip to Spokane is on Feb. 13. Read story

Winterhawks hold on to defeat Chiefs

The Portland Winterhawks have won 25 of their last 27 games after Tuesday night's 4-3 win over the host Spokane Chiefs at the Arena. Portland had a much different look from its 9-1 win over Spokane five weeks ago. Read story

Winterhawks edge Chiefs 4-3

Adam De Champlain's third-period goal gave the Portland Winterhawks a 4-3 win over the host Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday night in the final Western Hockey League game before the holiday break. More to come.

Chiefs, Winterhawks still tied

Blake Gal's goal late in the second period Tuesday night allowed the Spokane Chiefs to tie the Portland Winterhawks at 3 in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Third period is 15 minutes away.

Chiefs rally for tie after one period

Todd Fiddler scored his team-high 24th goal and Mitch Holmberg followed with his 23rd as the Spokane Chiefs, trailing 2-0 midway through the first period, rallied to tie the Portland Winterhawks after 20 minutes at the Arena on Tuesday night.

High-flying Winterhawks in town

The top two teams in the Western Hockey League's U.S. Division, the Portland Winterhawks (28-5-1-0) and the Spokane Chiefs (23-9-1-0), will drop the puck in 20 minutes at the Arena. The teams will meet eight times this season. The only previous meeting this year, Nov. 10 in Spokane, was a 9-1 Portland victory. Spokane has won nine of 12 games since then, but the Winterhawks have won 24 of their last 26 games.

Portland’s Jones continues to impress

The U.S. Division first-place Portland Winterhawks are in town to play the Spokane Chiefs, but they aren't at full strength. Here's a story on one Portland player who will miss the game for a good reason. Read story

Ams’ Comrie shuts down Chiefs

Tri-City Americans goaltender Eric Comrie shut down the Spokane Chiefs during teddy bear toss night at the Arena on Saturday. Comrie blanked the Chiefs for nearly 57 minutes to guide the Americans' 2-1 win. Read story

Americans edge Chiefs 2-1

The Tri-City Americans held off the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 on Saturday night at the Arena. The Chiefs avoided their first shutout of the season — on teddy bear toss night — when Reid Gow scored  with 3:14 left. Story to come

No score, few penalties for Chiefs, Ams

The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans are still scoreless after two periods. Spokane has outshot the Americans 23-14. The game has had just three penalties, one by the Chiefs. Spokane is 13-2 at home this season.

Teddy bears remain in seats

Spokane Chiefs fans are eagerly waiting to throw their teddy bears on the ice after their team's first score, but Tri-City goalie Eric Comrie is holding up the fun. The Chiefs have peppered Comrie with 15 shots (to seven for Tri-City) during a first period that ended scoreless. The teddy bears will be donated to needy children.

Chiefs, Americans renew rivalry

The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans will square off in about 15 minutes at the Arena. The big rivalry game will feature the annual teddy bear toss to benefit needy children. These teams have met in the playoffs the last two seasons. Spokane has won four of five from the Americans this season and leads the all-time series 147-126-2-5.

Holmberg powers Chiefs’ huge comeback

Spokane Chiefs fans can say they've seen it all after Friday night's game at the Arena against Seattle. Trailing 6-2 with less than 12 minutes left, the Chiefs, powered by Mitch Holmberg's incredible night, tied the game in regulation and won in a shootout. Read more

Chiefs defeat Seattle in shootout after wild rally

A wild third-period rally led by Mitch Holmberg gives the Spokane Chiefs a 7-6 win over Seattle after a 2-1 shootout. Story to come

Seattle leads Chiefs 5-2 after two periods

Luke Lockhart has a power-play goal and a shorthanded goal through two periods Friday as the Seattle Thunderbirds lead the Spokane Chiefs 5-2 at the Arena. Spokane entered with a 12-2 home record.