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Chiefs lose big at Tri-City

The Spokane Chiefs fell hard at Tri-City Saturday night, 8-3, giving them two loses, one in overtime, in their big three-games-in-three-nights - all on the road - against U.S. Division rivals. And it only gets tougher this evening with a visit to play Western Hockey League-leading Portland. The Tri-City Herald story is here with the long box below. Spokane coach Don Nachbaur called it an off-night, the Chiefs’ first in a month.

First Period
1. Tri-City, Holland 10 (Feser, Stebner) 6:56 (pp).
2. Tri-City, Wilgosh 3 (Conrad, Yuen) 7:05.
3. Spokane, Aviani 3 (Kramer, Kalus) 11:46.
4. Tri-City, Rankin 5 (Hughesman, Reddick) 12:15 (pp).
5. Tri-City, Shinnimin 4 (Holland, Hughesman) 15:51.

Penalties ‹ Bardaro Spo (slashing) 5:07, Miller Spo (high-sticking) 12:06,
Brassart Spo (high-sticking) 19:05.

Second Period
6. Tri-City, J.Messier 13 (Reddick, Macek) 7:25.
7. Spokane, Johnson 12 (Kichton, Cowen) 16:42 (pp).
8. Tri-City, Dow 1, 17:24.
9. Tri-City, Wilgosh 4 (Feser, Holland) 18:59.

Penalties ‹ Shinnimin TC (goaltender interference) 8:27, Moser TC
(intererference), 16:02.

Third Period
10. Spokane, Mort (Baldwin) :49.
11. Tri-City, Shinnimin 5 (Hughesman, Rankin) 7:48.

Penalties ‹ Marantz Spo (roughing) 12:23, Macek TC (roughing) 12:23, Kramer
Spo (roughing, fighting) 13:02, Conrad TC (fighting) 13:02, Moline TC
(tripping) 17:14, Marantz Spo (misconduct) 19:53, Yuen TC (misconduct)

Shots on goal by
Spokane 7 14 9 ‹ 30
Tri-City 15 6 6 ‹ 27

Goal ‹ Spokane: Reid (10-7-1-1), Engle (7:25 of second); Tri-City: Owlsey

Power plays (goals-chances) ‹ Spokane: 1-3; Tri-City: 2-4.

Referees ‹ Brett Iverson and Jeff Ingram. Linesmen ‹ Chris Carlson and Ron
Attendance ‹ 5,818.

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