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Chiefs drop preseason opener to Everett

Even though preseason games can be taken with a grain of salt, the Spokane Chiefs didn’t quite dazzle in their debut.

Five Everett players scored as tournament host Silvertips beat the Chiefs 5-1 on Saturday night.

Rookie Nakeh Lamothe, on assists from Adam Helewka and Riley Whittingham, scored the only goal for Spokane, which played without a handful of key veterans. Other returners, however, struggled in the game.

Overage defenseman Davis Vandane finished a team-high minus-4 and the only Spokane player to finish in the positive was rookie Adam Power (plus-1).

The Chiefs split time between rookie goalies. Trevor Martin went in late in the second period and allowed just one goal.

Spokane plays Seattle at 1 p.m. today.

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