Spokane Chiefs Blog: Crunch Time

With just over a month remaining, and 20 games left in the regular season, the Chiefs were now hitting the crunch time of their 2016-17 campaign as they still found themselves on the outside looking in on the Western Conference playoff picture. Spokane was now 11 points back of the Portland Winterhawks for the 8th and final playoff spot in the West as the Hawks had ripped off 7 straight wins to move from 1 point up to 11. The Chiefs were now facing must wins this week to get themselves back in the race, and it certainly helped that the Winterhawks were the team they got to face in back to back games. Spokane knew they had to win both…and in regulation…to put themselves back in contention. A split would not gain any ground for the Chiefs, and they would lose two games in the standings to catch Portland. MORE