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Chiefs win 2-0, rematch tonight at Arena

The Spokane Chiefs and goalie James Reid posted their second-straight shutout, winning 2-0 at Seattle, before 6,125 fans. (long box is below) The rematch is tonight at the Arena. Remeber, before Christmas break the Chiefs won 8-2 in Seattle then lost a lead to lose at home in overtime.

Saw in transactions this morning that former Chief Jared Spurgeon was sent back to Houston in the AHL from Minnesota in the NHL. I knew Gregg Drinnan (go there to read about Portland's big trade with Vancouver) would have the important info: The NHL’s Minnesota Wild has re-assigned D Jared Spurgeon (Spokane, 2005-10) to the AHL’s Houston Aeros. He had two penalty minutes in 12 games with the Wild. He averaged 12:09 in playing time during those games. Alan Caldwell also has a reaction to the Portland move.

Also yesterday, Chiefs captain Jared Cowen had a goal in Team Canada's romp at the World Junior Tournament in Buffalo.

Spokane 2 at Seattle 0 summary 

KENT, Wash.— WHL Tuesday night:

First Period

1. Spokane Johnson 24 19:12.

Penalties — Vanscourt Spo (holding) 15:08

Second Period

No Scoring.

Penalties —  Kryzaniak Spo (fighting), Elliot Sea  (instigator, fighting, 10-minute misconduct) 1.58, Lund Sea (checking from behind) 7:02, Baldwin Spo (tripping) 19:43.

Third period

2. Spokane Kuhn 9 (Vanscourt, Mort) 11:48.

Penalties — Baldwin Spo (tripping) 2:02, Dillon Sea (boarding) 15:32.

Shots on goal by:

Spokane  6 8 13 — 27

Seattle   10 9 10 — 29 

Goal (shots, saves) — Spokane: Reid (20-7-2-1, 29-29); Seattle: Pickard (15-10-2-4, 27-25. Power plays (goals-chances) — Spokane 0-3, Seattle 0-3.  Referee — Ryan Benbow, Jeff Ingram. Linesmen — Nathan Van Oosten, Ron Dieterle. Att. — 6,125. 

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