Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice in the second period to lift the Portland Winterhawks to a 4-2 lead over the Spokane Chiefs after 40 minutes at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Todd Fiddler scored a shorthanded goal during the period for the Chiefs. Portland has a 29-25 edge in shots but is 0 for 5 on the power play. Many penalties have been called in the testy opener to this WHL Western Conference semifinal series.
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