Blake Gal, Alessio Bertaggia and Mitch Holmberg scored Friday night to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-1 lead over the Tri-City Americans after one period in a WHL first-round playoff opener at the Arena. Brenden Kichton and Reid Gow both assisted on the second and third goals. Shots favor Spokane 12-9.
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