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Seattle thumps Chiefs

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For two teams on opposite ends of the Western Conference standings, the Spokane Chiefs certainly have a difficult time with the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Wednesday night at the Arena was no differernt. Even though the game started with the Chiefs 31 points ahead of the Thunderbirds, Seattle was the aggressor from the start and won 5-1.

It was the eight meeting of the season between the two teams with both teams winning four. Full box below.

The three stars: 3, Bardaro (Spokane's only goal), 2, Colin Jacobs, Seattle, 1, Calvin Pickard, 39 saves for Seattle.

Thunderbirds 5, Chiefs 1

Spokane – Wednesday

First period

1, Sea, Rouse 9, 15:33.

2, Sea, Lockhart 18 (Jacobs, Noebels) 19:48.

Penalties – Marantz, Spo (roughing) 5:28; Rouse, Sea (hooking) 9:58; Elliot, Sea (roughing), Kramer, Spo (roouhing) 12:25.

Second period

3, Spo, Bardaro 13 (Vanscourt, Vandane) 2:02.

Penalties – Bonsor, Sea (slashing) 2:29; Gal, Spo (tripping) 13:42.

Third period

4, Sea, Sutter 1, 2:44, pp.

5, Sea, Jacobs 20 (Noebels, Sutter) 4:44.

6, Sea, Gallimore 28 (Rouse) 5:05.

Penalties – Vandine, Spo (delay of game) 1:31; Marantz, Spo (delay of game) 11:32; Doty, Sea (fighting major), Kramer, Spo (fighting major) 18:48.

Shots on goal by
Seattle         13-7-6_26
Spokane      14-10-16_40

Goal (shots-saves) — Seattle: Pickard (W, 22-27-3-5) 40-39. Spokane: Reid (L, 29-9-2-1) 24-19, Engle (5:05 of 3rd) 2-2.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Seattle 1-4; Spokane 0-2.

Referees — Jeff Ingram, Brett Montison. Linesmen — Bevan Mills, Kiel Murchison.

Attendance – 4,119.

 Scratches – Seattle: Travis Bobbee, Branden Trock, Erik Fleming. Spokane: Cole Hamblin, Malek Kalus, Reid Gow, Mike Aviani.

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