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  • Chiefs’ Elynuik following family path in WHL

    Hudson Elynuik, one of the newest members of the Spokane Chiefs, boasts a hockey pedigree that includes two former WHL players.


  • Chiefs fall to 0-4 against Seattle

    KENT, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs still can’t solve the Seattle Thunderbirds. Alexander Delnov’s second goal of the game, 2 minutes and 14 seconds into overtime Saturday, gave Seattle a …


  • WHL notes: Vancouver back in spotlight

    The Vancouver Giants are a force again in the Western Hockey League. One year after a 21-49-2-0 record and last-place finish in the Western Conference, the Giants have shrugged off …


  • WHL notes: Giants stand tall again

    The Vancouver Giants are a force again in the Western Hockey League.


  • Trade helps Chiefs in two ways

    The Spokane Chiefs had two goals in mind Tuesday when they traded 18-year-old defenseman Tyler King to the Kootenay Ice for 16-year-old left wing Hudson Elynuik. First, Chiefs general manager …


  • WHL notes: Chiefs hope trade helps in two ways

    The Spokane Chiefs had two goals in mind Tuesday when they traded 18-year-old defenseman Tyler King to the Kootenay Ice for 16-year-old left wing Hudson Elynuik.


  • Chiefs trade King to Ice for forward

    The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that they have acquired forward Hudson Elynuik from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for defenseman Tyler King.


  • Chiefs stumble to open second half

    The Spokane Chiefs made life miserable for Mackenzie Skapski on Friday night. Twenty-four hours later, Skapski repaid the favor.


  • Chiefs stumble to open second half

    The Spokane Chiefs made life miserable for Mackenzie Skapski on Friday night. Twenty-four hours later, Skapski repaid the favor.


  • Playfair, Whittingham score twice apiece in Chiefs win

    CRANBROOK, British Columbia – Jackson Playfair and the Spokane Chiefs had a second period to remember on Friday night. Right wing Playfair scored twice during a four-goal second period to …


  • No bull, hockey safer

    Garret Hughson selected the safer of two activities, the one in which 6-foot-2, 200-pound skaters bear down on him with sticks in their hands. Hughson, the Spokane Chiefs’ backup goaltender, …


  • Chiefs’ big 2nd leads to 4th straight win

    Jackson Playfair and the Spokane Chiefs had a second period to remember on Friday night. Right wing Playfair scored twice during a four-goal second period to help Spokane return from …


  • WHL notebook: Regina will play much of the second half at home

    The Regina Pats have every reason to consider the first half of the Western Hockey League season a resounding success, despite an 18-14-2-2 record that appears fairly average. The Pats …


  • WHL notebook: Trends noted as WHL reaches holiday break

    The Western Hockey League reached its holiday break after Tuesday’s games, marking the approximate halfway point of the 72-game season. A few trends have evolved.


  • Rayman’s first goal helps Chiefs stop bleeding, beat Prince George

    Jeff Rayman picked the ideal time to record his first goal in the Western Hockey League. The 17-year-old defenseman scored with 10 minutes, 45 seconds left on Saturday to give …


  • Chiefs’ victory adds to Everett’s misery in Spokane

    The Everett Silvertips can’t escape their Chamber of Horrors known as the Spokane Arena. With Mike Aviani and Mitch Holmberg scoring goals for the Spokane Chiefs during the final 3 …


  • WHL notebook: Young talent gives hot Silvertips hope for future

    The Everett Silvertips have had a big breakthrough this Western Hockey League season, and they appear ready to play at a high level in coming seasons. Two of the best …


  • WHL notebook: Young talent gives hot Silvertips hope for future

    The Everett Silvertips have had a big breakthrough this Western Hockey League season, and they appear ready to play at a high level in coming seasons.


  • Surge carries Seattle past Chiefs

    KENT, Wash. – Jaimen Yakubowski’s empty-net goal capped a three-goal third period and the Seattle Thunderbirds rolled to their third straight victory over the Spokane Chiefs, 4-2 in Western Hockey …


  • Pair of short-handed goals helps Chiefs end three-game skid

    Mitch Holmberg’s remarkable season took an odd but successful twist on Wednesday night. Holmberg scored shorthanded goals 1 minute and 38 seconds apart late in the first period and goalie …


  • WHL notebook: Valcourt looks forward to return to Spokane

    Collin Valcourt returns to Spokane tonight, eager to see his friends and treat them like enemies for a few hours. The 20-year-old Saskatoon winger played 183 Western Hockey League games …


  • WHL notebook: Valcourt looks forward to return to Spokane

    Collin Valcourt returns to Spokane tonight, eager to see his friends and treat them like enemies for a few hours.


  • Thunderbirds easily defeat Chiefs

    Seven weeks ago, Adam Henry was a member of the worst team in the Western Hockey League. Now Henry and two others who previously played for the Lethbridge Hurricanes are …


  • Chiefs lose to Tri-City in shootout

    KENNEWICK – Tri-City goalkeeper Eric Comrie turned away five shots in the shootout and the Americans edged the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in Western Hockey League play Saturday night at the …


  • Sizzle goes out of Blazers in WHL

    The Kamloops Blazers’ season appears to be on the brink following an eight-game losing streak. The Blazers (6-17-2-1) have dropped to the basement of the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference, …


  • Fram on the spot as Chiefs win in OT

    Spokane Chiefs defenseman Jason Fram and coach Don Nachbaur both thought Mike Aviani was set to attempt the winning shot. Tri-City Americans goalie Eric Comrie was probably thinking the same …


  • Chiefs’ losing streak against Portland reaches 12

    The clock struck 12 on the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night in Portland. The Portland Winterhawks built a 3-0 first-period lead and held off the Chiefs 6-4 in Western Hockey …


  • Lackluster Chiefs pull out overtime victory

    Tyler King had a few moments to savor his winning goal in overtime Wednesday night. The fact that he didn’t actually score the winning goal didn’t bother him in the …


  • WHL notebook: Silvertips claw way toward top of the league

    The Everett Silvertips have been remarkably consistent during the past three Western Hockey League seasons. That’s not a compliment.


  • WHL notebook: Silvertips claw way toward top of the league

    The Everett Silvertips have been remarkably consistent during the past three Western Hockey League seasons.


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