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CHIEFS LOSE GAME ONE 7-5 IN VANCOUVER

BLAKE GAL HAD A GOAL AND 2 ASSISTS IN THE LOSS

Friday, Mar 23, 2012

The Spokane Chiefs opened their best of 7 WHL first round playoff series with the Vancouver Giants with a 7-5 loss in game one of their Western Conference Playoff Friday night in Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver took a 1-0 lead on a Austin Fyten goal with just 2.5 seconds left in the first period. The Giants would get unassisted goals from Cain Franson and Marek Tvrdon less than 2 minutes apart early in the second period to go up 3-0. Blake Gal scored shorthanded from Mike Aviani at 6:42 of the second to bring Spokane within 3-1. Vancouver would take a 4-1 lead on a Jordan Martinook power play goal less than a minute later. Steve Kuhn cut the lead in half at 15:26 from Gal and Brenden Kichton to bring the Chiefs within 4-2. Martinook would score his second of the period less than a minute later though to give Vancouver a 5-2 lead after two.

Spokane would score two goals just 1:05 apart early in the third period to get within 5-4. Jason Fram's power play goal at 6:32 from Gal and Marek Kalus made it 5-3 Giants. Dominick Uher then scored shorthanded from Dylan Walchuk at 7:37 to bring the Chiefs within one. Franson scored at 16:12 to put the Giants back up 6-4, but Mike Aviani would tally from Walchuk and Uher at 18:29 to get the Chiefs back within 6-5. Franson capped a hat trick night with an empty net goal at 19:58 to cap the scoring. Vancouver outshot Spokane 39-24 in the contest.

Game two is set for Saturday night in Vancouver, B.C. at 7pm. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.

Schedule

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At Tri-City
Mar 15 - L 0-3 Final
 
At Victoria
Mar 22 - L 1-2 Final OT
 
At Victoria
Mar 23 - L 3-4 Final OT
 
Vs Victoria
Mar 26 - L 6-1 Final
 
Vs Victoria
Mar 27 - L 4-2 Final
 
 

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