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Chiefs fall

The Spokane Chiefs continue to struggle on the power play, going 0-9, to fall to Portland 2-1 for the second straight night at the Arena. Story is here, complete box below.

Winterhawk 2, Chiefs 1

Spokane – Saturday:

First period


Penalties – Kramer, Spo (slashing) :20; Rutkowski, Port (holding) 1:09; Aronson, Port (roughing), Bennett, Port (boarding), Brassart, Spo (roughing) 8:57; Burns, Port (tripping) 11:57; Boychuk, Port (roughing) Baldwin, Spo (roughing) 15:32; Mort, Spo (interference) 19:24.

Second period

1, Spo, Gal 4 (Hamblin, Kuhn) 7:53.

2, Port, Bartschi 5 (Pouliot, Rattie) 14:10.

3, Port, Bartschi 6, 18:03.

Penalties – Wotherspoon, Port (holding) 2:34; Pouliot, Port (slashing) 8:26; Gabriel, Port (tripping) 11:26; Boychuk, Port (tripping) 14:18; Cowen, Spo (roughing) 19:31.

Third period


Penalties – Mort, Spo (hooking) 1:58; Koper, Spo (tripping) 2:45; Boychuk, Port (high sticking) 9:58; Cowen, Spo (slashing) 10:10; Aronson, Port (hooking), Johansen, Port (misconduct) 14:00.

Shots on goal by
Spokane        17-10-8_35

Goal (shots-saves) — Portland: Curtis (W, 1-0-0-0) 35-34. Spokane: Reid (L, 2-4-0-0) 24-22.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Portland 0-6; Spokane 0-9.

Referee — Andy Thiessen, Shane Warschaw. Linesmen — Chris Carlson, Jeremi Del Campo.

Attendance – 5,917.

 Scratches – Portland: Keith Hamilton, Joe Morrow, Nino Niederreiter, Jason Trott, Liam Darragh, Stephane Robidoux. Spokane: Brenden Kichton, T.C. Cratsenberg, Marek Kalus, Reid Gow, Collin Valcourt.

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