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Spokane Chiefs dispatch Victoria

Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 10:55 p.m.

The Spokane Chiefs used a pair of rebounds to rebound from a pair of losses on Tuesday night.

The Chiefs scored three times in the third period and goalie Mac Engel made 26 saves as the Chiefs scored a 4-2 win over the host Victoria Royals in a Western Hockey League game.

The fifth-place Chiefs (33-22-4-3, 73 points) moved within three points of the Vancouver Giants for fourth place in the Western Conference playoff race.

After Victoria’s Dakota Conroy scored 5 minutes, 17 seconds into the first period, Spokane’s Mitch Holmberg scored his 25th goal of the season. Holmberg’s initial shot was turned away, but Collin Valcourt kept the rebound alive for Spokane and got the puck to Holmberg, who snapped the puck in at 12:24.

After a scoreless second, Valcourt scored at 1:30 in the third on the rebound of Brenden Kichton’s shot. Victoria tied it back up before Blake Gal scored the game-winner on a patient feed from Steve Kuhn at 16:40 and Corbin Baldwin added an empty-net goal at 18:54.

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