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Chiefs lose to first-place Kamloops

Wed., Feb. 1, 2012, 10:23 p.m.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Blazers scored three goals in a 3 minute, 16 span of the third period to turn a tie game into a 4-1 victory over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League action Wednesday.

Dominik Uher scored the lone goal for the Chiefs. His tally, which tied the game at 4:23 of the second period, was his team-leading 21st of the season and fifth in two games. Mitch Holmberg and Dylan Walchuk assisted.

Mac Engel made 26 saves for Spokane (28-15-4-3, 63 points), which managed 21 shots against the first-place Blazers.

Kamloops’ third-period barrage came after a major penalty to Spokane’s Corbin Baldwin for a check to the head. The first two goals were scored 4-on-4, while the final tally was on a 5-on-3 power play. It was the Blazers’ only power-play goal in seven chances with the man advantage.

The Chiefs return home Friday to face the Victoria Royals. Spokane won 6-1 in the teams’ other meeting this season.

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