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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Jack Finley scores overtime winner as Spokane Chiefs top host Portland 7-6 in WHL play

For the second time this season, the Spokane Chiefs forward scored the winning goal in the final minute of overtime at Portland.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

NHL roundup: Alex Ovechkin gets 27th hat trick, rallies Capitals past Kings

Alex Ovechkin recorded his 27th career hat trick and raised his career goal total to 698 during a five-minute stretch of the third period, rallying the Washington Capitals to a …


Spokane’s Adam Beckman has goal, three assists to lead Chiefs to 7-3 victory in Kelowna

Jack Finley, a Kelowna native, scored two power-play goals and Adam Beckman had a goal and three assists as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Kelowna Rockets 7-3 in the opener …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Spokane Chiefs can’t get offense on track in 4-2 loss at Kamloops

Josh Pillar had a goal and an assist Wednesday as Kamloops held off Spokane 4-2 at the Sandman Centre.


NHL Seattle doesn’t rule out ‘Kraken’ for team name after report suggests it has already been chosen

NHL Seattle released a statement Wednesday saying “no announcement is imminent” on a team nickname after a hockey blogger told Sirius XM radio that “Kraken” appears to be the choice.


Kings’ Drew Doughty out, ending consecutive game streak at 460

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty will not play Wednesday, ending the longest consecutive games played streak in franchise history.


Around the NHL: Offense coming from everywhere

Alain Nasreddine scored one goal in 74 NHL games as a defenseman from 1998-2008. Now, the interim New Jersey Devils coach sees a league in which defensemen are expected to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark out 3-4 weeks; Jonas Johansson promoted

Buffalo Sabres starting goalie Linus Ullmark is expected to miss three to four weeks with an injury to his right leg.


NHL roundup: David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly help Blues beat Flames in SO

David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly scored in the shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.


Penguins sign D Marcus Pettersson to 5-year extension

Marcus Pettersson is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 23-year-old defenseman agreed to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday that runs through the 2024-25 season.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Everett Silvertips continue mastery of Spokane Chiefs

Everett scored a pair of goals less than 2 minutes apart in the second period, breaking a tie, and the Silvertips picked up their seventh win in eight meetings against …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Leif Mattson scores twice as Spokane Chiefs cruise past Tri-City Americans 7-2 in WHL play

The Chiefs went 3 for 3 on the power play and scored two short-handed goals in a 7-2 victory against the host Tri-City Americans.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Hockey’s young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament

Young Laila Anderson delivered one of the most poignant moments of the weekend when she introduced the Blues’ four All-Stars. The players who stood out on the ice later weren’t …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

NHL All-Star Game preview: 3-on-3 overtime has evolved over past 5 seasons

Trading breakaways and playing at a frenetic pace was what 3-on-3 overtime was about when it debuted in the NHL in 2015.


Women’s players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause

A year after Kendall Coyne Schofield grabbed the spotlight by becoming the first woman to take part in the fastest skater event, 20 women’s hockey players will participate in a …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Most dangerous lead in hockey? This season, it’s all of them

Joel Quenneville remembers years past when NHL teams leading going into the third period could feel comfortable chalking up two points. A win was a pretty sure bet.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Eli Zummack’s overtime goal gives Spokane Chiefs breakthrough win over Everett

Eli Zummack scored 2 minutes, 7 seconds into overtime. giving Spokane a 3-2 win over the Everett Silvertips, the Chiefs’ first victory in seven tries against one of their U.S. …


NHL roundup: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Elvis Merzlikins lead Blue Jackets past Jets

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 27 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.


Around the NHL: Teams realize backup goaltender is important position

The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Spokane Chiefs’ depth shines in 6-2 win against Regina

It wasn’t the usual suspects providing the offense for the Spokane Chiefs Saturday night at the Arena.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Portland Winterhawks continue tear through U.S. Division with 5-3 win over Spokane Chiefs

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Orrin Centazzo’s hat trick helps Kamloops down Spokane Chiefs 6-3

Sometimes, things just don’t go your way. And sometimes, things don’t go your way over and over and at the worst possible moment. The Chiefs learned that lesson in a …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby has goal, 3 assists in return, Pens rout Wild 7-3

Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists in his first game back from abdominal surgery and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled past Minnesota 7-3 on Tuesday night.


Eli Zummack has four-point night to lead Spokane Chiefs past Vancouver Giants 6-3

Eli Zummack had two goals and two assists to extend his point streak to a Western Hockey League-leading 17 games as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the host Vancouver Giants 6-3 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Spokane Chiefs take more physical approach late, top Vancouver 3-1

During the third period media timeout, with the Spokane Chiefs and Vancouver Giants tied at one, Spokane head coach Manny Viveiros asked his team to rush the net a little …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Goalie Pekka Rinne scores empty-netter as Preds beat Blackhawks

Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for John Hynes’ first win with the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Spokane Chiefs happy to make minor moves ahead of Western Hockey League trade deadline

Earlier this week, Spokane acquired 19-year-old Brad Ginnell from the Winnipeg Ice. The Chiefs gave up two draft picks: a 2020 fourth-rounder and a 2021 sixth-rounder.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Chiefs forward Adam Beckman out to prove he has more goals than scoring goals

In Adam Beckman, the Chiefs have an elite Western Hockey League scorer, a player for whom the puck just seems to find its way past goalies.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Division-leading Portland defeats Spokane Chiefs

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

NHL roundup: Bruins beat Predators 6-2, spoiling John Hynes’ debut as coach

David Pastrnak scored for the third consecutive game and the Boston Bruins beat Nashville 6-2 on Tuesday night, spoiling the debut of new Predators coach John Hynes.