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Everett beats Chiefs for first time this season

Fri., Dec. 16, 2011, 10:40 p.m.

EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips used a three-goal second period to earn their first win over the Spokane Chiefs this season, 6-2 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.

The Chiefs (15-10-2-3, 35 points) led 2-1 at the end of the first period on goals by Darren Kramer and Collin Valcourt. But Spokane couldn’t find the back of the net the rest of the night, despite outshooting Everett 46-25. The Silvertips scored three goals in a span of 9 minutes, 7 seconds in the second period, and scored two more times in the third period.

Chiefs goaltender Mac Engel allowed three goals on 11 shots before being pulled 5:57 into the second period. Luke Lee-Knight minded the net the rest of the way, allowing three goals on 14 shots.

Spokane closes out the first half of the season tonight at the Arena against the Portland Winterhawks. The Chiefs, in third place in the U.S. Division, trail second-place Portland by eight points. Spokane is 0-3 against the Winterhawks this season.

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