The Spokane Chiefs have had some exciting wins among their 31 victories this Western Hockey League season, but Wednesday's has to rank as the grandest, most thrilling of all. Spokane's odds of winning were astronomical after the Chiefs fell behind 5-2 after two periods. First, the Chiefs were playing on the road for a second consecutive night. Second, they were trailing Kelowna, the top-ranked club in the Canadian Hockey League. Third, they were without No. 2 scorer Mike Aviani, who had been suspended for a checking to the head major penalty and game misconduct Tuesday in Kamloops. Finally, they were turning the net over to backup goalie Garret Hughson. Yet everything went right for Spokane in the third period, creating maybe the No. 1 highlight of the season so far. Read story
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