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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Chiefs hit road, face Tri-City, Everett

The Spokesman-Review

The Spokane Chiefs will be on the road for two Western Hockey League games this weekend.

Spokane travels to Kennewick tonight for the Chiefs’ fifth road game with the Tri-City Americans. Spokane (14-20-7-1, 36 points) and Tri-City (15-19-4-2, 36) are tied for the fourth place in the U.S. Division.

It will be the seventh meeting this season between the teams and Spokane holds an advantage of 4-1-0-1 on the season. Chiefs goaltender Jim Watt has played in all six of those games and has averages of 2.31 goals against and .926 save percentage with one shutout.

On Sunday night, the Chiefs travel to Everett for a game with the second-place Silvertips in the teams’ sixth meeting of the year. Everett holds a 3-1-1 season series advantage over Spokane, including a pair of consecutive 2-0 wins in the last two meetings.

The Chiefs will play host to both teams next weekend when they return home. Everett visits on Friday night and Tri-City on Saturday night.

This weekend’s games will mark the debut of 20-year-old forward Danny Lapointe, acquired this week from the Prince George Cougars.

The Chiefs are currently carrying 23 players on the roster.

Forward Michael Senseman has been returned to the Spokane Braves Junior B team.