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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

Chiefs earn home-ice edge for playoffs

The Spokane Chiefs took care of business Friday night, avoiding the need to win on the road Saturday and Sunday during the final two games of the Western Hockey League's regular season. Spokane's 6-0 win over visiting Tri-City clinched the No. 4 seed for the…

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Chiefs sew up No. 4 seed

Carter Proft scored twice and Eric Williams made 20 saves for his fourth shutout of the season Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs clinched the No. 4 seed to Western Hockey League's Western Conference playoffs with a 6-0 win over the Tri-City Americans at the…

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Proft scores twice in second period

Carter Proft, named earlier in the night as the Chiefs' Players Player of the Year, scored twice in the second period Friday to increase Spokane's lead to 3-0 over the Tri-City Americans. Proft registered his first multigoal game of the season. He has 11 goals…

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Bertaggia gives Chiefs early lead

Alessio Bertaggia's 29th goal of the season, on a power play at 12:44, has given the Spokane Chiefs a 1-0 lead over the Tri-City Americans after one period in the Chiefs' final home game of the regular season. Beraggia's goal came 12 seconds after Spokane's…

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The start of a Chiefs-Americans trend

The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans already know one another well, but starting tonight the Western Hockey League archrivals will be nearly inseparable for the next couple of weeks. The Chiefs and Americans will play one another six times in the next 14 days --…

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