Chiefs Season Ends With Loss To Winterhawks - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Chiefs Season Ends With Loss To Winterhawks

Updated:

Courtesy Spokane Chiefs

Spokane's chase for the Memorial Cup came to a close on Wednesday night as the Chiefs fell to the Winterhawks 5-0 in front of 4,012 fans at the Spokane Arena. Portland defeated Spokane 4-0 in their best-of-seven series to advance to the WHL Western Conference Finals.

The loss ended an impressive year for the Chiefs, who reached the 40-win plateau for the ninth time in franchise history and qualified for the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. Spokane finished with an overall record of 48-31-2-0 including the postseason.

Portland and Spokane traded shots for the first 10 minutes of the game before Chase De Leo put the Winterhawks on the board with a goal at the 10:53 mark. Spokane looked poised to tie the score on a power play starting at 12:28 but an errant pass from the Chiefs led to Taylor Peters' short-handed goal and a 2-0 advantage for the Winterhawks. Portland outshot Spokane 11-8 for the period

The Winterhawks notched the only goal of the second with Ty Rattie scoring on the power play at 1:42 to push Portland's lead to 3-0.  The Hawks outshot the Chiefs 15-10 in the period.

Portland added two more goals in the third, with Joey Baker scoring at 10:55 and Taylor Leier lighting the lamp at 16:31, to cap the game's scoring.

Williams finished 30 of 35 on save opportunities while Mac Carruth was 30 of 30 for Portland. Spokane went 0 for 1 on the power play and 3 of 4 on the penalty kill.

Tonight's three stars: Mac Carruth (1st), Taylor Peters (2nd) and Eric Williams (3rd).

  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Vancouver Tops Spokane 5-3, C's Clinch 2nd Half Division Title

    Vancouver Tops Spokane 5-3, C's Clinch 2nd Half Division Title

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:00:49 GMT
    The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.The Spokane Indians finally pulled out a win thanks to an early offensive display.
    In a play that could have jumped off the pages of a Hollywood script, Canadians LF Jon Davis broke from third base and stole home plate in the bottom of the 6th inning, snapping a 3-3 tie helping Vancouver to a 5-3 victory that sends the C's to the post-season for an unprecedented fifth consecutive season.>>
    In a play that could have jumped off the pages of a Hollywood script, Canadians LF Jon Davis broke from third base and stole home plate in the bottom of the 6th inning, snapping a 3-3 tie helping Vancouver to a 5-3 victory that sends the C's to the post-season for an unprecedented fifth consecutive season.
    >>
  • Mariners Avoid Sweep Thanks To Ackley

    Mariners Avoid Sweep Thanks To Ackley

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:31:57 GMT
    Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday.>>
    Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday.
    >>
  • Seahawks Trim Roster, Former Vandal Mayowa Cut

    Seahawks Trim Roster, Former Vandal Mayowa Cut

    When it came time for a show of hands in cutting their roster from 75 to 53 players on Saturday, the Seahawks ended up keeping seven wide receivers.>>
    When it came time for a show of hands in cutting their roster from 75 to 53 players on Saturday, the Seahawks ended up keeping seven wide receivers.>>
  • Spokane ChiefsSpokane ChiefsMore>>

  • Red Comes Back To Win Chiefs' Red-White Game

    Red Comes Back To Win Chiefs' Red-White Game

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:17:56 GMT
    Returning forwards Connor Chartier, Adam Helewka and Dominic Zwerger shined as Team Red came from behind to beat Team White, 5-4 in Sunday afternoon's Red-White Game in front of 3,018 fans at Spokane Arena.>>
    Returning forwards Connor Chartier, Adam Helewka and Dominic Zwerger shined as Team Red came from behind to beat Team White, 5-4 in Sunday afternoon's Red-White Game in front of 3,018 fans at Spokane Arena.>>
  • Spokane Chiefs Camp Underway

    Spokane Chiefs Camp Underway

    The Spokane Chiefs Annual Fall camp is fully underway and camp rosters have been announced, honoring three former Chiefs players. Team Sawyer (honoring Kevin Sawyer) will wear blue, Team Cowen (honoring Jared Cowen) will wear white and Team Johnson (honoring Tyler Johnson) will wear red.>>
    The Spokane Chiefs Annual Fall camp is fully underway and camp rosters have been announced, honoring three former Chiefs players. Team Sawyer (honoring Kevin Sawyer) will wear blue, Team Cowen (honoring Jared Cowen) will wear white and Team Johnson (honoring Tyler Johnson) will wear red.>>
  • McIntosh Will Not Return To Chiefs

    McIntosh Will Not Return To Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.>>
    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.>>