The game was level at 7-7 with 15 minutes left on the clock before a break from Chiefs winger Shaun Stevenson set up James Lowe in the left corner to give the visitors the lead at 14-7.
RNZI reports the try was a fitting trophy for Lowe who played in his 50th Super Rugby match tonight.
Chiefs fullback Damien McKenzie then added a penalty in the final 10 minutes to push their lead to 10 points.
Then in the final three minutes of the game, the Hurricanes got down the other end of the field and scored through Wes Goosen, getting within three points of the Chiefs.
However, it was too little too late for the Hurricanes, the match ending in the Chiefs favour.
The Hurricanes sit on 54 points in the New Zealand conference, the Chiefs 53 while the Crusaders are out in front on 63.