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Spokane Chiefs take 4-1 victory over division-leader Everett

Dominic Zwerger scored two goals and assisted on two others and the Spokane Chiefs knocked off the U.S. Division-leading Everett Silvertips 4-1 in a Western Hockey League game Sunday evening to move past Portland into third place.

Hudson Elynuik picked up three points with a goal and two assists as the Chiefs (24-20-3-2, 53 points) won for the second time in three games played on consecutive nights.

Spokane was 2 for 3 on the power play and perfect on five penalty kills.

The Chiefs led 4-0 before the Silvertips scored their only goal deep in the third period. Usual backup Lasse Petersen made 27 saves in goal for Spokane, which beat Everett for just the second time in seven meetings. It was Petersen who was in goal when the Chiefs defeated Everett 3-0 on Nov. 11.

Zwerger scored the Chiefs’ first and third goals and appeared to have notched a hat trick in the third period on a goal that was credited to Keanu Yamamoto. Zwerger has 19 goals this season.

Zwerger’s first goal gave Spokane a 1-0 lead at 7:16 of the opening period. Assists went to Hudson Elynuik and Yamamoto

Spokane went up 2-0 at 14:53 of the second period on a power play when Elynuik scored, his 12th, with assists going to Zwerger and Evan Fiala.

It was 3-0 after Zwerger scored at 15:47 of the second via assists from Tyson Helgesen and Elynuik.

The Chiefs’ again scored on a power play with Yamamoto getting his 14th goal with assists to Zwerger and Jason Fram just 27 seconds into the final period.

Dawson Leedahl scored for Everett (29-16-2-2, 62) at 11:43 of the third period.

The Chiefs play at Vancouver on Wednesday.

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