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Another rally for Chiefs

For the third straight game the Spokane Chiefs entered the third period trailing and came up with a win. Friday night they scored three goals in the third period - the second straight game they've done that - to defeat the Saskatoon Blades 5-3.

Consider it a Czech-mate, with Czech Republic imports Marek Kalus and Dominik Uher providing the tying and winning goals.

Stars: 3, Connor Cox, Sas, 3 assists; 2, Mike Aviani, 2 assists; 1, Kalus.

Long box below.


Chiefs 5, Blades 3

SPOKANE – Friday

First period

1, Sas, Paradis 5 (Dietz, Cox) 8:39, pp.

2, Sas, Burns 6 (Cox, Dietz) 17:37, pp.

Penalties – Thrower, Sas (unsportsmanlike conduct), Valcourt, Spo (unsportsmanlike conduct) 1:53; Stipancik, Sas (tripping) 4:30; Stewart, Spo (hooking) 8:19; Gow, Spo (interference) 9:54; Dietz, Sas (fighting major), Aviani, Spo (fighting major) 12:24; Thrower, Sas (fighting major) 12:54; Valcourt, Spo (holding) 17:02; Siemens, Sas (tripping) 19:41.

Second period

3, Spo, Kramer 7 (Bardaro, Gow) 12:57, pp.

4, Sas, Nicholls 7 (Dietz, Cox) 14:20.

5, Spo, Kalus 1 (Aviani, Hauptman) 18:17.

Penalties – Sutter, Sas (slashing) 5:06; Stewart, Spo (kneeing)  8:54; Sutter, Sas (interference) 12:52.

Third period

6, Spo, Kalus 2 (Aviani) 4:21, sh.

7, Spo, Uher 3 (Mort, Bardaro) 17:04

\ 8, Gal 1 (Baldwin) 19:56, en.

Penalties – Valcourt, Spo (tripping) 2:54; Nicholls, Sas (kneeing) 6:57.

Shots on goal by
Saskatoon 8-8-5_21

Spokane  13-13-13_39

Goal (shots-saves) — Saskatoon: Makarov (L, 6-3-0-0) 38-34. Spokane: Engel (W, 5-2-0-0) 21-18.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Saskatoon 2-5, Spokane 1-5.

Referees — Brett Iverson, Sean Raphael. Linesmen — Jeremi Del Campo, Jason Michelbook.

Attendance – 4,918.

 Scratches – Saskatoon: Bevan Fafard, Kyle Schmidt, Jake Trask.. Spokane: Cole Hamblin, Tyler King, Cole Wedman, Cody Nelson.

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