January 12, 2011 in Sports

Chiefs win at Portland

Canadian Press

PORTLAND — Tyler Johnson and Dominik Uher both had a goal and an assist to lead the Spokane Chiefs over the Portland Winterhawks 4-3 in Western Hockey League play on Wednesday night.

Spokane closed within two points of first-place Portland in the U.S. Division.

Johnson scored short-handed, and that was the only special-teams goal of the night as Spokane and Portland both were blanked on the power play. Each team had six power play chances.

Blake Gal and Brendon Kichton also scored for Spokane (25-10-5)

Portland staged a rally scoring two goals 31 seconds apart in the third period but couldn’t get the equalizer even after they pulled goalie Mac Carruth for the last 1:20 of the game.

Joe Morrow, Riley Boychuk and Sven Bartschi scored for Portland (27-13-3).

Chiefs goalie James Reid made 29 saves, while Carruth stopped 33 shots.

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