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Chiefs look to wrap up first-round WHL playoff series on Sunday

The Spokane Chiefs gone from having their backs against the wall, to charging forward and picking up momentum along the way - and now they're one win away from wrapping up their first-round Westen Hockey Leeague playoff series with Vancouver. We've got links and more information below.

Chiefs look to even first-round playoff series with Vancouver tonight

We can't be that far from cloning humans, right? Actually I have no idea. I'm not with the times when it comes to science. If we ever do figure that one out, I'll be able to cover multiple events at once. But for now I'm in Rhode Island covering the Gonzaga women's basketball team in the NCAA tournament. 

I did follow as much of the Spokane Chiefs high-scoring Western Hockey League playoff opener as I could last night. Here is a link to the game story that ran in our paper, a story from the Vancouver Sun and some observations and notes from the Vancouver Province's Steve Ewen.

The Chiefs and Giants are at it again tonight in Vancouver for Game 2 as the Chiefs look to even the series before the teams head to Spokane for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Chiefs will face Giants in first round of WHL playoffs

It’s official – the Spokane Chiefs will take on the Vancouver Giants in the opening round of the Western Hockey League playoffs.

There's more reading material below, and above is a throwback photo of Ondrej Roman jumping onto David Rutherford in the 2008 second-round playoff series between Spokane and Vancouver. At left is Jared Cowen and at right is Mike Reddington. Spokane won the series in six games and went on to win the Western Hockey League and Memorial Cup championship.

Giants beat Chiefs 2-1

If this was a preview of what’s to come, expect a first-round playoff series that could easily go the distance. The Spokane Chiefs, of course, will be looking for a different result than they got on Wednesday night if that’s the case.

Jackson Houck scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and Vancouver goalie Adam Morrison made 32 saves as the Giants picked up a 2-1 Western Hockey League victory over the Chiefs in front of 4,011 fans at the Arena.

The win gave Vancouver (34-21-1-2, 71 points) sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference standings, though Spokane (31-18-4-3, 69 points) still has two games in hand.

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