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Spokane Chiefs fend off Regina in overtime

REGINA, Saskatchewan – Tyler King scored his first game-winning goal of the season Saturday and the Spokane Chiefs rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits to beat the Regina Pats 6-5 in overtime.

Brenden Kichton and Blake Gal set up King’s winner just 2 minutes and 46 seconds into OT.

The Chiefs improved to 2-0 on their six-game trip to the Western Hockey League’s East Division. Spokane has won four straight against Regina.

Spokane (19-7-1-0, 39 points) has won 10 of its last 13 games.

Spokane outshot Regina 60-25, but the Pats (11-14-2-2) led for most of the game. The Pats’ Morgan Klimchuk had two goals and three assists, aiding Lane Scheidl’s back-to-back power-play goals early in the second period for a 4-2 lead.

Spokane replaced Garret Hughson in goal after Regina took a 5-3 lead. Eric Williams clamped down to improve to 8-2-1-0 in his last 11 games.

Fourth-liners Riley Whittingham and Tyson Predinchuk, a Regina native, both had their first multipoint games by assisting on Reid Gow’s shot from the point with 5:24 left in the second period and Carter Proft’s tying goal with 13:01 left.

Todd Fiddler scored his team-leading 21st goal for Spokane, giving him nine tallies in his last six games.

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