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Hudson Elynuik scores twice but Spokane Chiefs fall to Red Deer in OT

RED DEER, Alberta – Jared Dmytriw scored his third goal of the season in overtime and the Red Deer Rebels edged the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in Western Hockey League play on Friday.

Despite being five players down because of widespread illness through the team, the Chiefs (8-6-1-1, 18 points) took an early 2-0 lead on a pair of goals by Hudson Elynuik, his ninth and 10th of the campaign.

Red Deer’s Lane Zablocki responded with two goals of his own – a power-play marker with 18 seconds left in the first period and another with the extra man at the start of the third.

Nolan Reid’s seventh of the season – giving him goals in six straight games – gave the Chiefs a 3-2 lead midway through the third.

But Brandon Hagel redirected a slapshot with 39 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Red Deer native Dawson Weatherill made 29 saves for the Chiefs.

Spokane returns to the Arena for an abbreviated two-game homestand, starting Friday against Portland.

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