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Spokane Chiefs can’t get offense on track in 4-2 loss at Kamloops

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

From staff reports

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia – Josh Pillar had a goal and an assist Wednesday night as Kamloops held off Spokane 4-2 at the Sandman Centre.

Dylan Garand made 30 saves for the Blazers (32-12-2-1, 67 points), while Lukas Parik stopped 36 shots for the Chiefs (25-17-4-1, 55 points).

Spokane now sits 11 points back of second-place Everett in the U.S. Division.

Kamloops opened the scoring midway through the first period when Max Martin put the puck past Parik on a power play.

Spokane was called for six penalties to Kamloops’ four.

The Chiefs leveled the score at the 12:13 mark with a power-play goal of their own from Filip Kral.

Kamloops answered with the next two goals, but Luke Toporowski cut the deficit back to one at at the 6:31 mark in the third. Forward Adam Beckman recorded an assist on the goal, the 19th game in his past 20 with a point.

An empty-net goal in the final minute clinched the win for Kamloops.

Spokane returns to action Friday in Kelowna, British Columbia.

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