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Chiefs shut out T-Birds

MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2008

SEATTLE — Trevor Glass had a goal and an assist and James Reid made 25 saves for his third shutout in nine starts as the Spokane Chiefs beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-0 on Sunday night.

Spokane improved to 22-11-0-3, and remained three points behind Tri-City in the U.S. Division. The Americans won at Portland 4-3 on Sunday.

Glass gave the Chiefs the only goal they would need with a power-play tally at 4:44 of the first period, his fifth goal of the season. Justin McRae assisted.

Kenton Miller added to the Spokane lead with his first WHL goal at 10:58 of the second period. Levko Koper and Dustin Donaghy assisted. It was the Chiefs’ only even-strength goal of the game.

The Chiefs blew the game open in the third period. Stefan Ulmer scored his fourth goal of the season at 9:38 on the power play on a slapshot from the right point, with an assist from Glass. Jared Spurgeon completed the scoring with another power-play goal off a slapshot from the point at 12:47 on assists from Jared Cowen and Koper.

Spokane held Seattle scoreless on four power plays, while the Chiefs were 3-for-5. The three power-play goals tied a season high for Spokane.

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