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

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Reporter charged with threat on Playfair

A Canadian news reporter has been charged with threatening to kill her boyfriend, former Spokane Chiefs player Jackson Playfair, who was recently traded to the Tri-City Americans. Read story

WHL notes: Victoria’s record up for grabs

Victoria has held the record for more than three decades. Kelowna is in position to break the record. The teams met for back-to-back games in Victoria last weekend. Read story

Winterhawks do what they always do

The Spokane Chiefs are 0-6 against Portland this Western Hockey League season after Sunday's shutout in Portland. Not only that, but the Chiefs have lost their last 14 meetings with Portland. Read story

Chiefs drop game to archrival

The Spokane Chiefs were 4-0-0-1 against the Tri-City Americans this season until Saturday night. The Americans, despite a subpar season, rose up to knock off their bitter rivals. Read story

Everett left dumbfounded by Chiefs

The Everett Silvertips react to another loss to the Spokane Chiefs. Read story

Chiefs remain mostly intact after solid start

The Spokane Chiefs weren't big wheeler-dealers when it came to Western Hockey League trades. Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz said the team is happy with what it has in its drive toward a top-four seed in the playoffs. Read story

Rockets maintain level in poll

The Kelowna Rockets, marking their 12th week in the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 poll, stayed at No. 1 for the third consecutive week. Kelowna (36-5-0-2) proved its merit on Sunday by defeating fifth-ranked Calgary in Calgary. Read story

WHL notes: Kelowna does West proud

This week's Western Hockey League notebook shows another example why the league power resides in the Western Conference. Read story

Seattle keeps upper hand

It's one thing when the Spokane Chiefs struggle against the Portland Winterhawks. That's old news. Spokane's yearlong drought against the Seattle Thunderbirds is another matter. Read story

Elynuiks know their WHL

Hudson Elynuik, one of the two newest members of the Spokane Chiefs, started his Western Hockey League career with great advance knowledge about the league. Elynuik and the Chiefs will be home Tuesday night against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Read story

Seattle improves to 4-0 against Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs were slightly more than 2 minutes away from their first win against the Seattle Thunderbirds this season when everything went awry Saturday. Seattle pulled its goalie, scoring the tying goal in regulation and got the winner in overtime to stop Spokane 4-3. The Chiefs are 0-4 (technically 0-3-1-0) against Seattle this season, but they get another chance Tuesday at home. Read story

Next up: Seattle

The Spokane Chiefs have overcome nearly every challenge since Dec. 11, winning eight of their last nine games, including Friday night's 6-3 home victory over Kamloops. Now the Chiefs have back-to-back games against a team that has given them fits this season: the Seattle Thunderbirds. Read story

Chiefs swap Playfair for Messier

The final day of the Western Hockey League trade deadline today saw the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans trade 19-year-old forwards. The Chiefs sent Jackson Playfair to Tri-City for Marcus Messier. Read story

Former Chiefs prepare for Olympics

The Spokane Chiefs detail three former members of the team who will represent their countries in Sochi. Read story

WHL deals heat up

Here's a roundup of Wednesday's trades in the Western Hockey League. The trade deadline is Friday. Read story

Kelowna maintains top ranking

The Kelowna Rockets (33-4-0-2) of the Western Hockey League remained No. 1 in the Canadian Hockey League rankings for a second consecutive week. The other ranked WHL teams are Calgary, which moved up one spot, and Portland, which dropped two. Victoria is still an honorable mention despite last Friday's 5-3 loss at Spokane. Read story

WHL notes: Vancouver makes its move

Most of the teams in the Western Hockey League's 10-team Western Conference have put together one (or more) hot streaks this year. The Vancouver Giants, who finished in last place in the conference last season and started poorly this season, have steadily moved up the standings since mid-October. Read story

Chiefs cap successful weekend

The Spokane Chiefs played playoff-caliber hockey this weekend, defeating Victoria and Everett to move from sixth place in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference to tied for fourth. Read story

Chiefs make move in WHL standings

The Spokane Chiefs began the weekend in sixth place in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference. They could end the weekend in fourth place. Read story

Kelowna moves to top spot

A 15-game winning streak has moved Kelowna to the top of the Canadian Hockey League rankings. Read story