Stories tagged: whl playoffs
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019
When you look at how the Spokane Chiefs’ season ended – in five games to the top-seeded Vancouver Giants – you can point to two stats: one power play goal …
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019
Four poor periods and a power play that suddenly went ice-cold sunk the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Conference finals.
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
Down 3-1 heading into Game 5 Friday against the Vancouver Giants in Langley, British Columbia, the Chiefs must win three straight to advance to the Chynoweth Cup Finals.
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019
Vancouver’s Dawson Holt scored at 7:07 of the extra period Wednesday night, giving the Giants a 4-3 win over the host Spokane Chiefs in Game 4 of the Western Conference …
Mon., April 22, 2019
The Spokane Chiefs were 20 minutes away Saturday from earning a road split to open the Western Conference Championship against the Vancouver Giants. But in just 3:21, their 2-0 lead …
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019
LANGLEY, B.C. – Up 2-0 with 20 minutes to go, the Spokane Chiefs appeared to be in prime position to earn a road split heading home for Games 3 and …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019
With Filip Kral suspended for Game 5 against Everett, Ty Smith took over Kral’s spot on the second power-play unit. That meant Smith played just about every second of the …
UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019
When the 2018-19 season started, the Spokane Chiefs were a trendy pick in the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division. The Chiefs even started the season in the Canadian Hockey League’s …
UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019
The Spokane Chiefs eliminated the U.S. Division champion Everett Silvertips four games to one with a 2-1 victory Saturday at the Arena.
Fri., April 12, 2019
Down 3-0 to the Spokane Chiefs in their second-round playoff series, the Everett Silvertips looked exactly like a desperate team with their season on the ropes.
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
Conventional wisdom says the Spokane Chiefs shouldn’t be up 3-0 in their second-round playoff series with the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs have been outshot in all three games against the …
Tue., April 9, 2019
The consensus is that for drama, hockey’s playoffs have it all over basketball – the big-league, best-of-7 kind, anyway – despite all those tension-filled advanced-the-ball timeouts in the NBA’s DNA.
Tue., April 9, 2019
On Tuesday, the radio broadcaster joined Larry Weir to talk all things Chiefs, from the early season poll that had Spokane ranked No. 2 in the Canadian Hockey League, to …
UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019
Ethan McIndoe scored two goals and added an assist, and the Spokane Chiefs used a four-goal third period to pull away and defeat the Everett Silvertips in Game 1 of …
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
Spokane Chiefs leave regular-season record against Everett in rearview mirror ahead of WHL playoff series
In eight games during the regular season, the Spokane Chiefs won just twice against the Everett Silvertips, their second round playoff opponent in a series that begins Saturday in Everett.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
Adam Beckman now looks entirely like the kind of 17-year-old player NHL scouts linger after a game to meet.
UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019
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 …
Wed., March 27, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019
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.
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019
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.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019
The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks enter the first round of the playoffs heading in slightly different directions.
Tue., April 3, 2018
Cody Glass shattered the Spokane Chiefs’ dream of a playoff series victory Tuesday.
Mon., April 2, 2018
Facing another must-win situation, the Chiefs kept their season alive, thoroughly outplaying the Portland Winterhawks and winning 5-2 to force a Game 7 in Portland on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018
Kailer Yamamoto, the team’s player of the year, scored the winning goal on a one-timer from the top of the circles at 9:19 of overtime to give Spokane a 5-4 …
Thu., March 29, 2018
Seven seconds. That’s a blip on the radar in a 60-minute hockey game, but 7 seconds is all it took for the Spokane Chiefs to go from being on their …
Wed., March 28, 2018
The playoffs are an unforgiving group of games and leave little margin for error.
Sun., March 25, 2018
The Spokane Chiefs’ rally from a four-goal deficit fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday that evened their first-round, best-of-seven Western Hockey League playoff series …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018
Luke Toporowski scored his first-career playoff goal in overtime and the Chiefs defeated the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 on Saturday night in a WHL playoff opener at Memorial Coliseum.
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018
The WHL’s playoff structure mirrors that of the National Hockey League, where the top three in each division qualify, as well as the next two best teams in the conference. …