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  • Winterhawks even conference finals

    KELOWNA, B.C. – The Portland Winterhawks scored four goals in the second period, including two in 13 seconds, to come from behind and defeat the host Kelowna Rockets 5-3 on …


  • WHL conference finals: Kelowna Rockets surge past Portland Winterhawks in West opener

    Justin Kirkland and Jesse Lees scored 1:42 apart in the third period as the Kelowna Rockets came from behind to defeat the visiting Portland Winterhawks 5-4 on Friday in Western …


  • Area roundup: Former Chiefs player Mitch Holmberg finalist for big WHL award

    Mitch Holmberg, who just capped his Spokane Chiefs career with a franchise-record 147 career goals, is one of two finalists for Western Hockey League Player of the Year, the league …


  • Blog matters: Cougars, Vandals, Chiefs

    A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at spokesman.com/ sportslink. Cougars


  • Royal flush

    The Victoria Royals made certain that their breakthrough in the Western Hockey League playoffs would be memorable. Austin Carroll and Logan Nelson teamed up for third-period goals Thursday night as …


  • Chiefs’ season ends in sweep by Royals

    The Victoria Royals made certain that their breakthrough in the Western Hockey League playoffs would be memorable.


  • Chiefs down 3-0 in series as Carroll leads Royals to win

    The Spokane Chiefs were in a gift-giving mood on Austin Carroll’s 20th birthday. Carroll scored twice during Victoria’s four-goal first period and added an assist in the second period as …


  • Chiefs down 3-0 in series as Carroll leads Royals to win

    The Spokane Chiefs were in a gift-giving mood on Austin Carroll’s 20th birthday.


  • Chiefs hoping home ice will lead to victories

    There have been some intriguing games during the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs, but no series as entertaining as Spokane versus Victoria.


  • G&T Blog matters: Bone’s final day, What about Tramaine?, Chief all-stars

    A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at spokesman.com/ sportslink. Cougars


  • Holmberg claims scoring award

    Hockey: Mitch Holmberg of the Spokane Chiefs has captured the Bob Clarke Trophy for leading the Western Hockey League in regular-season scoring. Holmberg had 62 goals and 56 assists for …


  • Chiefs will play Victoria in WHL playoff opener

    The Spokane Chiefs didn’t get their victory, but they got Victoria.


  • Holmberg sets record, helps Spokane triumph in shootout

    Mitch Holmberg and Liam Stewart know all about breaking things, so they teamed up Friday night to avoid breaking the hearts of a large Arena crowd. Holmberg and Stewart scored …


  • Holmberg spurs Chiefs

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – It was the Mitch Holmberg show Saturday night. The Spokane star tallied a history-laden hat trick to propel the Chiefs to an 8-0 win over the …


  • Chiefs snap 3-game skid with victory at Prince George

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Mike Aviani scored twice as the Spokane Chiefs rallied to defeat the Prince George Cougars 4-2 on Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Keanu Yamamoto …


  • Lightning deal St. Louis at trade deadline

    NHL: Martin St. Louis told Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman more than once he wanted to play for another team. Hours before the league’s trade deadline, the unhappy …


  • Desperate Americans shut out Chiefs

    Every win this time of year is important to the Spokane Chiefs but vital to the Tri-City Americans. Playing with a sense of desperation, the Americans snapped an eight-game losing …


  • Americans blank Chiefs

    Playing with a sense of desperation, the Tri-City Americans snapped an eight-game losing streak Saturday at the Arena as goalie Eric Comrie stopped all 34 shots during a 3-0 victory …


  • Winterhawks keep streaks going at Chiefs’ expense

    Few Western Hockey League players have seen their fortunes shift as dramatically as Corbin Boes. Boes stopped all 30 Spokane Chiefs shots Friday night as the Portland Winterhawks moved within …


  • Winterhawks keep streaks alive at Chiefs’ expense

    Corbin Boes stopped all 30 Spokane Chiefs shots Friday night as the Portland Winterhawks moved within one win of tying a coveted WHL record with a 2-0 victory.


  • WHL notes: Portland closes in on big record

    Few people may remember the Estevan Bruins, but their name is likely to come up during the next week. The Portland Winterhawks have won 20 consecutive Western Hockey League games …


  • WHL notes: Portland closes in on big record

    Few people may remember the Estevan Bruins, but their name is likely to come up during the next week.


  • Chiefs light up Kamloops

    A night after Mitch Holmberg scored a hat trick in the first period alone, the Chiefs’ sniper did it again on Sunday in the same manner, scoring three goals in …


  • Raiders use Chiefs to gain some ground

    Shane Danyluk’s critique of his Prince Albert Raiders sounds similar to what coach Don Nachbaur could say about his Spokane Chiefs. “One of our biggest problems right now is consistency,” …


  • Prince Albert knocks off Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs, coming off two solid wins in which they totaled 12 goals, were held to Keanu Yamamoto’s third-period goal in a 4-1 loss to Prince Albert on Wednesday …


  • 51 goals, 100 points adds up to major milestones for Holmberg

    On one side Sunday was Mitch Holmberg and all of his big numbers. On the other side were the Everett Silvertips and one big number.


  • Holmberg’s milestones add up to win for Chiefs

    Mitch Holmberg reached several important milestones, including his 50th goal and 100th point of the season, as the Spokane Chiefs held off Everett 5-3 at the Arena.


  • Chiefs ride Holmberg to victory over Ams

    The Spokane Chiefs’ offense hit a dry spell at the same time Mitch Holmberg’s torrid scoring cooled off. If Saturday night is any indication, Holmberg and the Chiefs are back.


  • Rockets cash in

    The Kelowna Rockets have cleared about every hurdle this Western Hockey League season, but one important obstruction remained. Cole Linaker took care of that Wednesday night by scoring with 27 …


  • Kelowna slips by Chiefs in final minute

    Cole Linaker scored with 27 seconds left to give the Rockets a 2-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday night at the Arena.


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