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The WHL released a statement Sunday following reports the Winterhawks’ parent company, Portland Winterhawks Inc., reportedly filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy, and that the major junior hockey team had been handed over to a court-appointed receiver.
Seth Jarvis had two goals and an assist as the U.S. Division-leading Winterhawks defeated the visiting Spokane Chiefs 4-1 Friday night at the Moda Center in Portland.
For the second time this season, the Spokane Chiefs forward scored the winning goal in the final minute of overtime at Portland.
Portland, a team that hasn’t lost in regulation since Nov. 3 and is running away from the rest of the U.S. Division, handed Spokane its second straight loss, this one a 5-3 decision at the Arena Friday night.
The Spokane Chiefs had their second chance in five days to slow down the Portland Winterhawks, who had won 11 of their last 12 games, including a 6-4 win in Spokane last Thursday.
They made things real difficult for the Spokane Chiefs Friday night in front of 6,680 at the Arena in a 6-4 Portland win after dominating the first two periods.
Jack Finley forced overtime when he scored on his own rebound with 1 minute, 17 seconds remaining in regulation, then netted the winner on a one-timer from the left faceoff circle 4:05 into the extra session as the Spokane Chiefs rallied to defeat the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 Friday night at the Moda Center.
Playing catch-up is no way to win a hockey game. The Spokane Chiefs know that, but that’s the situation they were in Friday night against the Portland Winterhawks at the Arena.
Luke Toporowski spent Game 2 of the Spokane Chiefs’ first-round playoff series with the Portland Winterhawks away from the team, stricken with the flu.
Luke Toporowski and Riley Woods each scored a pair of goals as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Portland Winterhawks 4-1 to also take the WHL playoff series 4-1 and advance to face Everett in the second round.
After splitting the first two games in Spokane, the Chiefs needed to overcome two-goal deficits in the third and fourth games in Portland, and needed a hero in overtime in both to take the commanding 3-1 lead.
Adam Beckman’s power-play goal 4 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime capped Spokane’s rally from a 3-1 third-period deficit Wednesday night as the Chiefs pushed Portland to the brink of elimination in their first-round Western Hockey League playoff series, stunning the Winterhawks 4-3 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Riley Woods’ overtime goal Tuesday gave the Spokane Chiefs a 5-4 victory against the Portland Winterhawks in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League first-round playoff series at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Spokane Chiefs entered Saturday’s third period up 2-1 on the Portland Winterhawks and were 20 minutes away from heading to Portland up 2-0 in their first round playoff series.
Despite holding a two-goal lead, the Chiefs surrendered four goals to the Winterhawks in the final period, falling 5-3 and evening the WHL playoff series at 1-1.
The Spokane Chiefs had the league’s best power-play unit during the regular season. Now that the playoffs have started, the team isn’t letting up.
Trailing early in the WHL playoff opener, the Spokane Chiefs netted three goals in the second period and notched two more to go up 1-0 in the series against the Portland Winterhawks.
The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks enter the first round of the playoffs heading in slightly different directions.
The Spokane Chiefs are in a familiar spot. They just finished their second consecutive season with at least 40 wins and are rewarded with a first-round playoff date with the Portland Winterhawks. Except this time, it’s the Chiefs who have home ice, thanks to Seattle’s 6-5 win over Portland on Sunday. Game 1 is Friday night at the Arena.
With their spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs secured, the Spokane Chiefs will play a pair of home games this weekend hoping to do what they can to catch the Portland Winterhawks.