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Chiefs return, increase winning streak

Most of the Spokane Chiefs returned from a nine-day holiday break on Saturday night. Kailer Yamamoto, the evening's No. 1 star, never went anywhere. Read story

Chiefs will take shot at 5-game winning streak

The Western Hockey League returns from a nine-day holiday hiatus on Saturday with the Spokane Chiefs, on a 4-game winning streak, hosting Tri-City. Read story

WHL notes: Former billet inspires Red Deer player

This week's Western Hockey League notebook honors a special billet. Read story

Chiefs beckon return of hockey gods

If there's a positive lesson to embrace after Sunday's poor performance gave the Spokane Chiefs a five-game losing streak, it's that a winning streak could be just around the corner. Read story

Now one-goal games are going against Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs have lost four consecutive games, including the last two by scores of 2-1 and 3-2. Before the skid, the Chiefs posted five consecutive wins, four times with 2-1 decisions. Read story

Ninth-ranked Everett tops Chiefs

Everett, ranked ninth in the CHL Top 10 poll released earlier Wednesday, defeated the Spokane Chiefs for the first time in regulation this WHL season. Read story

Four WHL teams still ranked

Kelowna (2nd), Brandon (5th), Medicine Hat (7th) and Everett (9th) of the Western Hockey League have become mainstays in the CHL's Top 10 rankings. Read story

WHL notes: Moodie moves again

This week's WHL notebook leads with goaltender Alex Moodie, who had a short stint with the Spokane Chiefs this year and has been traded again. Read story

Chiefs reach one-third mark on a roll

The Spokane Chiefs hit the one-third point of their Western Hockey League season with a 14-7-3-0 record after five straight wins. Read story

Streak moves Chiefs up the ladder

The Spokane Chiefs' four-game winning streak has given the team the fifth-best winning percentage in the Western Hockey League. Read story

Four WHL teams remain in Top 10

No. 2 Kelowna, No. 4 Brandon, No. 8 Everett and No. 10 Medicine Hat of the WHL are still ranked among the CHL's Top 10. The Spokane Chiefs play Everett next Wednesday. Read story

Chiefs master one-goal wins

Eight of the Spokane Chiefs' 12 wins this WHL season have been by one goal. Sunday night continued the trend as Spokane won its third 2-1 game in three days. Read story

Four WHL teams stay among top 10

The Kelowna Rockets, who defeated the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 on Tuesday, continue to hold down the No. 2 spot in the CHL rankings. Read story

WHL notes: Chiefs honor ex-player Hamblin

This week's WHL notebook leads with the Spokane Chiefs' plan to remember former Chief Cole Hamblin. Read story

Chiefs drop another close one to Rockets

The Kelowna Rockets improved to 3-0 against the Spokane Chiefs and 18-1-1 overall Tuesday with a 4-3 decision at the Arena. Read story

Bobyk bolsters Chiefs’ defense

Colton Bobyk has returned from an early-season injury to shore up the Spokane Chiefs' defense. Read story

Chiefs reacquire Playfair, release Chartier

Jackson Playfair is again a member of the Spokane Chiefs, prompting the WHL team to place Connor Chartier on waivers. Read story

Four WHL teams ranked in top eight

Four Western Hockey League teams are listed among the top eight in the CHL's Top 10 rankings, but Kelowna dropped from first to second. Read story

WHL notes: Weekend offered feast of great games

This week's Western Hockey League notebook looks at last Saturday's premier games. Read story

WHL notes: Kailer Yamamoto tabbed for USA team

This week's Western Hockey League notebook leads with a huge honor for Spokane native and Chiefs rookie Kailer Yamamoto. Read story

Sparkling Chiefs line mixes vets with 16-year-old

Spokane Chiefs veteran players Adam Helewka and Calder Brooks had already formed two-thirds of a solid line when they welcomed 16-year-old Kailer Yamamoto into their midst on Saturday. The results spoke for themselves. Read story

Kelowna holds top spot despite first loss

The Kelowna Rockets (10-1-0-0) maintained their No. 1 ranking in the weekly Canadian Hockey League poll despite losing for the first time this season. Four Western Hockey League teams are among the top 10, including the Everett Silvertips (6-0-2-1), who host the Spokane Chiefs tonight. Read story

WHL notes: Class action lawsuit targets CHL

This week's Western Hockey League notebook leads with a class action lawsuit filed in Toronto last Friday that seeks $180 million in compensation for outstanding wages for past and present Canadian Hockey League players, including those in the WHL. The CHL said it will “vigorously defend” the way its teams operate, claiming that league players are amateur student-athletes. Read story

Chiefs continue trend of close, low-scoring games

It appears likely that the Spokane Chiefs will play many 2-1 and 3-2 games this season. Nine games into their Western Hockey League season, the Chiefs have played six games decided by one goal. Four of the final scores have been 3-2 and two have been 2-1. The Chiefs continued the trend Saturday during a 3-2 overtime loss to the Everett Silvertips at the Arena. Read story

Kelowna streak may be best

The Kelowna Rockets, 10-0 to open the Western Hockey League season, are off to the best start in franchise history. Whether it's the best start in league history is hard to determine, because the league's official record book doesn't include that category. Read story

Chiefs look toward big weekend

The Spokane Chiefs are playing their toughest hockey at the same time they're preparing for their toughest opposition. Read story

Kelowna rises to top of rankings

The Kelowna Rockets moved from No. 2 to the top spot in this week's Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings. The Rockets are the Western Hockey League's lone undefeated team at 8-0-0-0. Kelowna will play the Spokane Chiefs at the Arena on Friday. Read story

Chiefs notch victory in first shootout

Six games into the Western Hockey League season, the Spokane Chiefs have already played three overtime games. Tuesday marked the Chiefs' first shootout of the season, a 3-2 road win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. Spokane and Seattle meet for the third time in six days Wednesday night at the Arena. Read story

WHL notes: Chiefs send apology to fans

This week's Western Hockey League notebook leads with the Spokane Chiefs taking steps to apologize to fans for an incident that occurred last Friday during the singing of the national anthem. The Chiefs players involved, who made comments during the anthem, were sitting in the stands and not competing in the game. Although reports of what the players shouted during the anthem are varied, the Chiefs made certain to apologize to the anthem singer and military members who were upset that the anthem was not respected. Read story

Chiefs give away win in final minutes

The first 57 minutes of Friday night's Spokane Chiefs-Seattle Thunderbirds game may have been imperfect, but the host Chiefs were in prime position to walk away with their first win since Sept. 27. It didn't work out that way. Read story