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Chiefs crush Tri in home opener

Anthony Bardaro scored three goals, Steven Kuhn had a pair and the Spokane Chiefs went 4-12 on the power play to roll over rival Tri-City 7-2 in Spokane’s home opener on Saturday night.


Here is our story.


Long box below.

Chiefs 7, Americans 2

SPOKANE – Saturday

First period

1, Spo, Bardaro 2 (Gal, Gow) 9:39, pp.

2, Spo, Bardaro 3 (Kichton, Gow) 12:37, pp

3, Spo, Kuhn 1, 19:52.

Penalties – Shinnimin, TC (slashing) 9:08; Shinnimin, TC (roughing) 10:23; Wilgosh, TC (double minor, high sticking) 12:09; Feser, TC (cross checking), Kramer, Spo (roughing) 18:14.

Second period

4, Spo, Bardaro 4 (Gal, Vandane) 6:05.

5, Spo, Kramer 1 (Holmberg, Kuhn) 9:45.

6, TC, Hughesman 2 (Wilgosh, Shinnimin) 15:12.

7, Spo, Valcourt 1 (Kichton, Gow), 19:57, pp.

Penalties – Baldwin, Spo (interference) :43; Baldwin, Spo (kneeing) 10:19; Nickles, TC (kneeing), Wilgosh, TC, (10-minute misconduct) 18:05; Feser, TC (slashing) 19:47.

Third period

8, Spo, Kuhn 2 (Holmberg, Gow) 1:39, pp.

9, TC, Topping 1 (Plutnar, Holland) 8:42.

Penalties – Shinniman, TC (roughing) :50; Harmonic, TC (double minor checking from behind, fighting major), Aviani, Spo (instigator, fighting, 10-minute misconduct) 4:16; Grist, TC (interference), Dow, TC (unsportsmanlike conduct), Wedman, Spo (unsportsmanlike conduct) 7:30; Hamblin, Spo (holding) 8:37; Kuhn, Spo (slashing), Gist, TC (roughing, fighting major), Baldwin, Spo (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 9:45; Valcourt, Spo (elbowing) 12:02; Plutnar, TC (interference) 16:26; Tri City (too many men on the ice, served by Stromwell) 18:57.

Shots on goal by
Tri-City     13-8-12_33

Spokane     10-11-16_37

Goal (shots-saves) — Tri-City: Comrie (x, 1-1-0-0) 11; Rimmer (10:19 of  2nd) 21-19. Spokane: Engel (W, 1-1-0-0) 33-31.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Tri-City 0-5, Spokane 4-12.

Referees — Ryan Benbow, JasonNissen. Linesmen — Jeremi Del Campo, Anthony Guzzo.

Attendance – 9,348.

 Scratches –Tri-City: Riley Guenther, Matt MacKenzie, Tyson Dallman, Mackenzie Royer, Jordan Messier, Justin Gutierrez, Brock Sutherland. Spokane: Luke Lee-Knight, Cody Nelson, Dominik Uher.

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