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Hudson Elynuik’s second-period goal break tie as Chiefs beat Giants

Vancouver, British Columbia – Hudson Elynuik broke a tie late in the second period, then Eli Zummack and Kailer Yamamoto scored third-period goals and the Spokane Chiefs knocked off the Vancouver Giants 5-2 in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.

Elynuik’s goal, his 12th of the season, was a power play marker and it came off assists from Jaret Dolan-Anderson and Keanu Yamamoto.

Kailer Yamamoto’s 19th of the season came with less than five minutes to go in the third. Ondrej Najman assisted on both Yamamoto and Zummack’s goals in the third.

Goals by Tyson Ross, in the first period, and Tyson Helgesen in the second put the Chiefs (13-11-5-1, 32 points, fifth in U.S. Division) up 2-0.

Vancouver answered on back-to-back goals by Johnny Wesley and Dylan Plouffe in the second period to even it up.

Jayden Sittler made 31 saves to earn the win, and assisted on Ross’ goal in the first period.

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Trey Mason, Garrett Brisebois and Silas Johnson all scored third-period goals and the Grand Forks Border Bruins beat the Spokane Braves 3-1 in Grand Forks, British Columbia. Nash Tyson had a second-period goal for the Braves (8-22-0-0-1).

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