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Chiefs turn back third-ranked Edmonton

The Spokane Chiefs went 3 for 5 on the power play and added two shorthanded goals Friday night during a 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Arena. Read story


The game was the beginning of a five-game swing through the U.S. Division for Edmonton.

The Oil Kings have lost back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 17-18. Brossoit's record in goal had been 28-7-2-3.

“I thought they were a little flat in the first period and we took advantage of that,” Nachbaur said.

“We've been struggling lately and with Edmonton coming in, ranked third in the CHL, we knew they'd be a really tough opponent,” Kichton said. “But we had the right mindset tonight and we played the right way and we had good results. … They took it to us at the start of the third period, but we fought it off and came back with a huge victory.”

“That last goal by (Stewart) was the nail in the coffin,” Nachbaur said. “It was good to see, because we were scrambling on the penalty kill.”

“We tried to bring our 'A' game today, a good team game, and we had a lot of fun doing it,” Aviani said.

Kichton played his 323rd game with the Chiefs, which moved him into fourth place alone on the all-time chart. He's seven games behind third-place Levko Koper (2006-11).

“Spokane has given me a great opportunity and I'm just glad I can give back to them and prove I belong here,” Kichton said.

Kichton's three assists gave him 52 for the season and 190 for his career, No. 3 on the Chiefs' all-time list. Ray Whitney had 207 and Pat Falloon 194 when they played together from 1988-91.

The Chiefs have 11 games left in the regular season, including six at home. After Saturday night's home game against Kamloops, they won't play at home again until March 6.


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