Dylan Walchuk scored at 17 minutes, 27 seconds of the first period and assisted on Brenden Kichton's goal at 18:23 Wednesday night to give the Spokane Chiefs a 2-1 lead over the Portland Winterhawks. The shots are 13-12 for Portland, but the Chiefs only had two shots after 12 minutes.
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