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Chiefs fall to PG at home

 Rookie defenseman Linden Springer’s first goal of the season early in the third period lift the Prince George Cougars to a 5-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday night.

Now the Chiefs head out for a six-game road trip, five against the Central Division, and they're 0-7 on the road. 

Stars: 3, Blake Gal. 2, Jesse Forsberg (PG). 1, Charles Inglis (PG).

Long box below.

 Cougars 5, Chiefs 4

SPOKANE – Saturday

First period

1, PG, Inglis 9, 1:36.

2, Spo, Kalus 6 (Vandane, Proft) 2:48.

3, Spo, Bardaro 14 (Kichton, Baldwin) 8:39.

4, PG, Fraser 8 (Forsberg, Inglis) 8:00.

Penalties – Tkatch, PG (hooking) 4:32; Smith, PG (tripping) 15:01; Carlson, PG (fighting major), Proft, Spo (fighting major) 17:28.

Second period

5, PG, Bourke 7 (Forsberg, Asuchak) :19.

6, Spo, Gal 4 (Kichton) 2:51, sh.

7, PG, Elynuik 4, 11:07.

Penalties – Hauptman, Spo (tripping) 1:55; Elynuik, PG (fighting major), Kramer, Spo (fighting major, roughing) 13:42; Chartier, Spo (goaltender interference) 15:46; Forsberg, PG (boarding) 19:09.

Third period

8, Spo, Uher 9 (Kichton, Baldwin) :10, pp.

9, PG, Springer 1 (Gibb, Carlson) 2:23.

Penalties – Proft, Spo (high sticking) 5:32; Elynuik (PG) roughing), Smith, PG (cross checking), Valcourt, Spo (roughing) 11:35; Inglis, PG (10-minute misconduct) 20:00.

Shots on goal by
Prince George 5-8-4_17

Spokane  14-7-9_30

Goal (shots-saves) — Prince George: Owsley (W, 7-14-0-1) 30-26. Spokane: Lee-Knight 10-6; Engel (L, 9-7-1-1, 11:07 of 2nd) 7-6.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Prince George 0-4, Spokane 1-4.

Referees — Chris Crich, Pat Smith. Linesmen — Jason Michelbook, Chris Sweeting.

Attendance –6,376.

 Scratches – Prince George: Hirsche, Witala, Belter, Jackson. Spokane: Hamblin, King/Kalus, Mitch Holmberg, Cole Wedman.

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