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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Jeff Bunch

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End of the road

The Spokane Chiefs gave the Everett Silvertips all they had. It just wasn't enough. Everett downed Spokane 4-1 in Game 6 of the teams' opening-round Western Hockey League playoff series on Sunday night at the Arena, winning the best-of-7 series 4-2.

Chiefs face two hurdles

The Spokane Chiefs' mission is clear: Win two games or see their season end. It starts when Spokane hosts Everett tonight at the Arena in Game 6 of the teams' opening-round Western Hockey League playoff series. The Silvertips lead the best-of-7 series 3-2 after an easy win in Game 5 on Friday night at Everett.


EVERETT – Spokane Chiefs coach Bill Peters can always seemingly find something to take away from a loss. But even motivational guru Tony Robbins would have a tough time finding a nugget of wisdom for the Chiefs after Game 5 of the their opening-round Western Hockey League playoff series Friday night at the Everett Events Center.


Chiefs seek to take 5th

It's a best-of-3 now. The Spokane Chiefs and Everett Silvertips meet tonight at 7:35 in Game 5 of their Western Hockey League opening-round playoff series at the Everett Events Center.

Whole new series!

As the clock ran out on Wednesday night at the Spokane Arena, the Everett Silvertips looked around in a collective stupor, as if to say, "What just happened?" Everett is the top-ranked major junior team in both the Western Hockey League and all of Canada and a prohibitive favorite for a spot in the Memorial Cup. The Silvertips now have their hands full with the Spokane Chiefs in an opening-round playoff series.

Fighting back

A magical first period was enough – just barely in the end – for the Spokane Chiefs to get their first playoff win against the Everett Silvertips in seven games. It only took three years.

Everett slips past Spokane in OT

EVERETT – Well, it's a series. The Spokane Chiefs fell to the Everett Silvertips 3-2 on Zach Hamill's goal 7 minutes, 6 seconds into overtime on Saturday in the second game of their best-of-7 opening-round series.

Tips top Chiefs in opener

EVERETT – There are statistics – looked upon with scorn by Mark Twain – then there are trends, truisms and seemingly undeniable facts. The numbers show the Everett Silvertips are a team that likes to get in front and stay there. Everett lost three times in the 31 regular-season games in which it scored first and was perfect in 35 games in which it led through 40 minutes.

Chiefs not intimidated by Silvertips

The Spokane Chiefs spoke all season about not fearing the Everett Silvertips, the Western Hockey League's top team, in the opening round of the playoffs. They're not changing their tune. After all, each team won four games in the eight-game regular-season games series – including three of four at home. If that's a fair barometer, Spokane should be competitive in the U.S. Division teams' best-of-7 series which opens with games at Everett tonight and Saturday.

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