2019-20 Spokane Chiefs Schedule Jun 26, 2019 15:11:14 GMT -8
Post by David on Jun 26, 2019 15:11:14 GMT -8
This is the 2019-20 Regular Season schedule for the Spokane Chiefs.
The Chiefs are entering their 35th Season as members of the Western Hockey League. Spokane plays in the U.S. Division of the WHL's Western Conference. The U.S. Division features the 5 teams from the United States and, in addition to Spokane, consists of the Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Seattle Thunderbirds, and Tri-City Americans.
Spokane is coming off a successful regular season in which they reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2011. Unfortunately, the Chiefs would eventually fall to the Vancouver Giants in 5 games.
The Chiefs will have a new head coach as Dan Lambert took a job offer with the NHL's Nashville Predators after initially signing a contract extension. Manny Viveiros, who led the Swift Current Broncos to their 2018 WHL Championship, is the new man behind the bench for Spokane.
The 2019-20 Season is the second season in which the WHL will play a 68-game season schedule, with 34 home and 34 away games.
One of the biggest changes will be the relocation of the Kootenay ICE, who move to Winnipeg, MB after 21 seasons in Cranbrook, BC. The ICE are the first franchise to relocate since 2011, when the Chilliwack Bruins moved to Victoria, BC to become the Victoria Royals.
The Chiefs open their 2018-19 campaign on the road against the Kamloops Blazers on Friday, September 20th. Spokane will open the season at home on Saturday, September 28 on Bud Light Opening Night. After playing the Kootenay ICE for two seasons, the Chiefs will open at home against Tri-City for the first time since 2016-17. The Chiefs will spend 4 of their next 5 games at home until the middle of October. Throughout the season, Spokane will play 27 weekend games and host a total of 10 Friday games, 14 Saturday games and 3 Sunday games. Spokane will also host 7 total weekday games, with 3 games on Tuesday and 4 games on Wednesday.
The Chiefs will then commence their two-week Eastern Conference road trip towards the end of February, this time taking on the Central Division, including games against the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Swift Current Broncos, and Medicine Hat Tigers. Spokane will then return home for 2 games against Seattle and Tri-City before heading back east at the beginning of March to round out their Central Division dates with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Red Deer Rebels, and Calgary Hitmen.
In addition to Bud Light Opening Night, popular promotions of past years will be return, including the 9th annual Leinenkugel's Hocktoberfest event on October 12 against Victoria. HOCKtoberfest is an Oktoberfest themed fan festival outside the Spokane Arena that starts at 4 p.m., 3 hours before puck drop. As with all HOCKtoberfest promotions in the past, fans will have a chance to win a weekend getaway to the German themed tourist town of Leavenworth, WA, courtesy of Leinenkugel's. There will also be a silent auction featuring Chiefs memorabilia.
The annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by the Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund will take place on December 7 against Tri-City. Fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear to throw on the ice after the Chiefs score their first goal. All bears and stuff animals will then be donated to the Spokesman-Review's Christmas Fund.
The annual Fight Cancer Awareness night will take place on February 29th, while the annual the Jerseys Off Their Back auction will take place on February 8
Spokane will also be celebrating its 35th Anniversary this season. The 35th Anniversary Celebration with a look back at 35 years of Spokane Chiefs history will take place on November 29, while the 35th Anniversary Poster Giveaway will take place on November 30.
In addition to celebrating its 35th Anniversary, the Chiefs will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Spokane Jets winning the 1970 Allan Cup.
Home games are noted in bold red. All times are PST.
Fri., September 20 - at Kamloops (W 4-3)
Sat., September 21 - at Kelowna (L 3-4) (OT)
Sat., September 28 - Tri-City (L 0-3)
Fri., October 4 - Seattle (W 5-1)
Sat., October 5 - at Tri-City (W 7-1)
Sun., October 6 - Everett (L 3-4)
Fri., October 11 - Prince George (L 1-3)
Sat., October 12 - Victoria (W 6-1)
Fri., October 18 - at Prince George (L 1-2)
Sat., October 19 - at Prince George (W 5-2)
Wed., October 23 - Brandon (W 7-1)
Fri., October 25 - Portland (L 3-6)
Sat., October 26 - Prince Albert (L 1-4)
Sat., November 2 - Prince George (W 6-0)
Sun., November 3 - Everett (L 3-4) (OT)
Fri., November 8 - Everett (L 3-4)
Sat., November 9 - Kelowna (W 6-1)
Fri., November 15 - at Portland (W 4-3) (OT)
Sat., November 16 - at Tri-City (W 4-3)
Sun., November 17 - at Everett (L 0-2)
Wed., November 20 - Saskatoon (W 5-1)
Sat., November 23 - Winnipeg (W 5-3)
Wed., November 27 - at Everett (L 0-4)
Fri., November 29 - Vancouver (L 2-3) (OT)
Sat., November 30 - Victoria (W 4-3) (OT)
Tue., December 3 - Seattle (W 4-1)
Fri., December 6 - at Vancouver (W 2-1)
Sat., December 7 - Tri-City (W 4-3)
Tue., December 10 - at Seattle (W 4-2)
Sat., December 14 - at Seattle (W 5-2)
Sun., December 15 - at Everett (L 3-4) (SO)
Tue., December 17 - at Victoria (L 4-5)
Wed., December 18 - at Victoria (W 3-1)
Fri., December 27 - at Seattle (L 5-9)
Sat., December 28 - Tri-City (W 5-3)
Tue., December 31 - at Tri-City (L 4-5) (OT)
Fri., January 3 - Portland (L 4-6)
Tue., January 7 - at Portland (L 4-6)
Fri., January 10 - Vancouver (W 3-1)
Sat., January 11 - at Vancouver (W 6-3)
Tue., January 14 - Kamloops (L 3-6)
Fri., January 17 - Portland (L 3-5)
Sat., January 18 - Regina (W 6-2)
Wed., January 22 - Everett (W 3-2) (OT)
Sat., January 25 - at Tri-City (W 7-2)
Sun., January 26 - at Everett (L 1-4)
Wed., January 29 - at Kamloops (L 2-4)
Fri., January 31 - at Kelowna (W 7-3)
Sat. February 1 - Kelowna (W 6-0)
Tue. February 4 - at Portland (W 7-6) (OT)
Sat., February 8 - Tri-City (W 6-0)
Sun., February 9 - Everett (W 5-3)
Wed., February 12 - Moose Jaw (W 2-1) (OT)
Fri., February 14 - at Portland (L 1-4)
Sat., February 15 - at Tri-City (W 6-4)
Wed., February 19 - at Lethbridge (W 6-3)
Fri., February 21 - at Swift Current (W 5-1)
Sat., February 22 - at Medicine Hat (W 2-1)
Fri., February 28 - Seattle (W 9-2)
Sat., February 29 - Tri-City (W 4-3) (SO)
Wed., March 4 - at Edmonton (W 6-2)
Fri., March 6 - at Red Deer (W 5-1)
Sat., March 7 - at Calgary (W 6-2)
Tue., March 10 - Kamloops (W 3-0)
REMAINDER OF REGULAR SEASON CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Fri., March 13 - Portland
Sat., March 14 - Tri-City
Tue. March 17 - at Seattle
Sat. March 21 - at Tri-City
Calgary Hitmen - Scotiabank Saddledome; Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton Oil Kings - Rogers Place; Edmonton, Alberta
Everett Silvertips - Angel of the Winds Arena; Everett, Washington
Kamloops Blazers - Sandman Centre; Kamloops, British Columbia
Kelowna Rockets - Prospera Place; Kelowna, British Columbia
Portland Winterhawks - Moda Center or Veteran's Memorial Coliseum; Portland, Oregon
Lethbridge Hurricanes - ENMAX Centre; Lethbridge, Alberta
Medicine Hat Tigers - Canalta Centre; Medicine Hat, Alberta
Prince George Cougars - CN Centre; Prince George, British Columbia
Red Deer Rebels - Westerner Park Centrium; Red Deer, Alberta
Seattle Thunderbirds - accesso ShoWare Center; Kent, Washington
Swift Current Broncos - Innovation Credit Union iPlex; Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Tri-City Americans - Toyota Center; Kennewick, Washington
Vancouver Giants - Langley Events Centre; Langley, British Columbia
Victoria Royals - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena; Victoria, British Columbia
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