Two people familiar with the situation say the NHL has approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group of Canadian-led investors, but the deal is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with the city of Glendale.More >>
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During a sluggish first period, a difficult second period, and a tense third period, there were few signs the New York Rangers would be able to hold off the Boston Bruins and extend their season for at least one more...More >>
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Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings moved to the brink of their second straight trip to the Western Conference finals with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose...More >>
Jonathan Quick saved his best save for the final minute, sliding deftly across his crease and snagging Joe Pavelski's shot from point-blank range to the grateful gasps of the Los Angeles Kings' sellout crowd.More >>
Jakub Kindl scored on a power play in the second period, Daniel Cleary had an empty-net goal and Jimmy Howard made 27 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings hold on for a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on...More >>
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Victoria, BC – In a Saturday night match-up at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, the Victoria Royals squared off against the Spokane Chiefs. The Royals started Patrik Polivka in net while the Chiefs gave the nod to Eric Williams.
Spokane opened the scoring for the second consecutive night midway through the first period on an Alessio Bertaggia powerplay marker at the 10:11 mark. Mike Aviani was stationed to Polivka's right and fed a backhand pass between his legs across the crease to Bertaggia who redirected the puck into the back of the net. The Chiefs' lead was eliminated at 17:52 when Jack Walker buried his sixth goal of the season. Walker threaded Logan Nelson a pass on the left wing who made a quick move before he returned it to the rookie defenceman on the point. The Edina, MN native strung a quick shot through a crowd in front and past the blocker of Williams. After 20 minutes of play, the game was tied 1-1.
The Chiefs regained the lead when they netted a goal after an offensive zone faceoff 4:43 into the second period. Dylan Walchuk won the draw straight back to Todd Fiddler who wired a shot off the crossbar and in from the top of the right circle. Spokane added to their lead just 26 seconds later courtesy of a bizarre bounce. Blake Gal fired a long shot over the top of the net that ricocheted off the glass and hit Polivka in the back before the puck trickled into the net to give the Chiefs a 3-1 lead. Ben Walker grabbed one back for the Royals with a powerplay tally at 11:40 of the middle frame. Jack Walker began the play in the neutral zone when he hit Logan Nelson with a cross-ice pass to gain the zone. Nelson chipped the puck up to Ben Walker who launched a laser top corner past Williams' blocker to cut Spokane's lead to 3-2. Victoria still trailed by one goal as the two teams headed into the second intermission.
The Royals controlled the play in the third period as they earned two powerplay opportunities and fired 16 shots on Williams over the course of the frame. The Chiefs' netminder stood tall between the pipes and forced Victoria to pull their goalie for the extra attacker with one minute left to play, but the home team could not find the equalizer. Chiefs 3 Royals 2.
Victoria went 1/5 = 20.0% on the power play, while Spokane was 1/1= 100.0%. The Royals outshot the Chiefs 39-29.
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The Spokane Chiefs will host games three and four of the WHL Playoff's Western Conference Semi Finals in the Spokane Arena on Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00pm. More >>
The Spokane Chiefs will host games three and four of the WHL Playoff's Western Conference Semi Finals in the Spokane Arena on Tuesday, April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale now.