SPOKANE AND TRI-CITY FRIDAY NIGHTMar 05, 2012 - 07:53 PST
The Chiefs will host the Tri-City Americans for the sixth and final time this season on Red Lion River Inn Buck Night and CheerStix giveaway. The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a pair of CheerStix while all fans have the chance to participate on Buck Night with $1 hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Cola Products available all night long courtsey of Red Lion River Inn and 92.9 ZZU.
Friday night will also be the annual Credit Union for Kids Night with ticket and auction proceeds going to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.
The Chiefs enter the week in a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference with the Vancouver Giants. Spokane will face the Giants in the first round of the playoffs with home-ice-advantage yet to be determined.
Tickets for all home games are available by calling the Chiefs office at (509) 535-PUCK (7825) or TicketsWest at (800) 325-SEAT (7328).
NOTES VERSUS TRI-CITY
The Chiefs will host the Americans for the sixth and final time this season. Overall, it will be the 11th of 12 meetings. In the final six weeks of the season Spokane and Tri-City will meet five times. The Americans lead the season series 7-3. Tri-City skated to a 7-3 win over Spokane on February 25th. Dominik Uher, Mitch Holmberg and Blake Gal scored for Spokane. The previous Saturday, the Americans defeated Spokane 3-2 . Liam Stewart and Marek Kalus each scored for Spokane. Mike Aviani, Stewart and Mitch Holmberg scored at home for Spokane on February 11th but the Chiefs had their two game winning streak snapped in the series. Spokane was 1-4 on the power play and 6-7 on the penalty kill. Tri-City scored two shorthanded goals. Tri-City Spokane skated away with a 3-1 decision on January 20th. Spokane trailed 1-0 going into the third before Collin Valcourt, Brenden Kichton and Dominik Uher scored. Uher’s goal was shorthanded. The Chiefs earned a 5-3 win on January 14th in Spokane. The game was 3-3 through two periods before Dylan Walchuk scored a go ahead goal at 7:05 of the third. Dominik Uher scored his second goal of the game, this one into an empty net, for the final tally. The Chiefs went 2-4 on the power play and 5-5 on the penalty kill. In the annual New Year’s Eve game, Tri-City skated to a 4-1 victory. Marek Kalus scored the Chiefs’ lone goal. There were just a combined 37 shots on goal, 17 by Spokane. The American’s picked up another 4-1 win on November 5th in Spokane. Mike Aviani scored the Chiefs’ lone goal. Tri-City earned a 3-1 win on October 29th. Blake Gal scored the Chiefs’ only goal as Spokane was 1-6 on the power play and 7-7 on the penalty kill. Each team defended their home ice in their respective home openers. Tri-City earned a 4-1 win over Spokane on September 24th. One week later, Steven Kuhn scored twice as Spokane picked up a 7-2 victory. The Chiefs were 4-12 on the power play and 5-5 on the penalty kill. Spokane is 11-58 (19.0%) on the power play and 40-48 (83.3%) on the penalty kill in nine games. In its 23rd year of existence the Chiefs lead the regular season series 142-125-1-5 with 13 ties.