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Tyler Sandhu scores twice, Americans top Chiefs for second straight night

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KENNEWICK — The Spokane Chiefs suffered another losing night on Saturday, falling to the Tri-City Americans in a 3-1 loss for the second night in a row between the rivals. The Americans visited Spokane the night before and routed the Chiefs 6-3 to kickoff the first game of the back-to-back matchups.

Tyler Sandhu scored twice for the Americans, who snapped the Chiefs’ three-game winning streak in the annual New Year’s Eve Classic at the Toyota Center. Saturday marked the fifth time, out of six meetings, this year that the Chiefs (15-16-5-1, 36 points) have lost to Tri-City (22-16-3-0, 47 points).

Spokane’s Riley McKay netted the Chiefs’ lone goal off of a shot from Ondrej Najman early in the first period.

Saturday’s loss knocked the Chiefs back four points from a final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Seattle Thunderbirds currently hold the second wild card spot with 40 points and the Victoria Royals sit at the top of the conference’s wild card standings with 46 points.

The Chiefs con continue thier three-game road trip on Wednesday when they play the Kelowna Rockets 7 p.m. in Kelowna, British Columbia.

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