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Saturday, August 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Chiefs beat Tri-City again

In one of the most intense games of the season, the Spokane Chiefs got two goals from Dominik Uher, including an empty netter with 54 seconds to play, to pull out a 3-1 win over Tri-City before more than 10,000 fans at the Arena Saturday night.

It was a stellar defensive effort by the Chiefs, who out-shot the Americans 40-27. The only TC goal was a centering pass that went off a Spokane player, otherwise Mac Engle was stellar in net for the win, his third over the Americans eight days.

Engle earned the No. 1 star, with Uher No. 2 and Tri-City goalie Chris Driedger third. Long box below. Here is the game story.

Chiefs 3, Americans 1

Spokane – Saturday

First period


Penalties – Aviani, Spo (boarding) 3:34; Gal, Spo (elbowing) 13:17; Fluter, TC (interference) 16:02.

Second period

1, Spo, Uher 17 (Koper, Cowen) 18:48.

Penalties – Bardaro, Spo (high sticking) 5:30.

Third period

2, Spo, Marantz 18 (Kuhn) :16.

3, TC, Conrad 9, 4:53.

4, Spo, Uher 18 (Baldwin, Johnson), 19:54.

Penalties –

Shots on goal by
Tri-City   11-7-9_27
Spokane  8-15-17_40

Goal (shots-saves) — Tri-City: Driedger (L, 5-4-0-1) 39-37. Spokane: Engel (W, 11-7-2-1) 27-26.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Tri-City 0-3; Spokane 0-1.

Referees — Brett Iverson, Matt Kirk. Linesmen — Trevor Boudreau, Chris Carlson.

Attendance – 10,216.

 Scratches – Tri-City: Drew Owsley, Mason Wilgosh, Jordan Messier, Marcus Messier, Neal Prokop. Spokane: Cole Hamblin, Malek Kalus, Reid Gow, Brady Brassart.

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