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Chiefs fall in Prince Albert

The Spokane Chiefs dropped a 5-2 decision in Prince Alberta Thursday night. Here is John MacNeil’s story in the Prince Alberta Daily Herald. The long box is below. Spokane is 2-2 on the road trip and has lost defenseman Grant Leedahl to an injury for the duration of the six-game trip, which is Brandon on Friday and Swift Current on Saturday.

Everett coach Craig Hartsburg had open heart surgery on Wednesday.

Chiefs 2 at Raiders 5

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – WHL summary from Wednesday night at the Art Hauser Centre:

First Period
1.    Prince Albert, Justin Maylan 4 (Yaworski) 3:05
2.    Prince Albert, Mark McNeill 6 (Fiddler) 4:34
3.    Spokane, Levko Koper 8 (Kichton, Hamblin) 11:35
4.    Spokane, Brady Brassart 1 (Valcourt, Bardaro) 18:04
5.    Prince Albert, Todd Fiddler 4 (McNeill) 19:49
Penalties – Kramer Sp, Bourhis PA (double minors for roughing) 2:36, Sp bench (too many men, served by Aviani) 10:02, Bettauer PA (cross-checking) 10:19, Valcourt Sp, Revenko PA (unsportsmanlike conduct) 12:12, Maylan PA (slashing) 13:12.

Second Period
No scoring.
Penalties – Yaworski PA (tripping) 1:42, PA bench (too many men, served by Maylan) 8:43.

Third Period
6.    Prince Albert, Mike Winther 4 (Maylan) 14:52
7.    Prince Albert, Mark McNeill 7 (Revenko, Button) 19:00 (en)
Penalties – Kramer Sp, Bourhis PA (fighting) 2:44.
Shots on goal by:
Spokane 11 9 16 - 36
Prince Albert 9 8 11 - 28
Power plays (goals-chances) – Spokane: 0-6; Prince Albert: 0-3.
Goal – Spokane: Mac Engel (L, 0-2-0-0); Prince Albert: Eric Williams (W, 3-3-1-0).
Referee – Curtis Howe.
Linesmen – Ryan Lundquist, Jason Roy.
Attendance – 1,978.

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