Chiefs fall to Seattle, trail Vancouver for home-ice advantage

Chiefs fall to Seattle, trail Vancouver for home-ice advantage

Chiefs fall to Seattle, trail Vancouver for home-ice advantage

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by spokanechiefs.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 14 at 6:13 AM

The Spokane Chiefs began the final week of the regular season with a 3-1 loss at Seattle Tuesday night in Kent, WA. Spokane remains 2 points behind Vancouver for 4th place in the Western Conference playoff race with 3 games remaining for the Chiefs.

Both teams failed to score in a physical first period, as Spokane outshot Seattle 11-7 in the frame. Both clubs went 0-1 on the power play. Seattle would seize a 2-0 lead in the second period by going 2-2 on the power play. Connor Honey scored at 11:58, and then Seth Swenson tallied at 15:31, as the Thunderbirds turned away both Spokane power plays in the period.

In the third, Honey would score his second power play goal of the night at 6:39 of the third period to give Seattle a 3-0 lead. Steve Kuhn got Spokane on the board at 8:08 of the period. Kuhn's 13th goal of the year was assisted by Corey Baldwin and Collin Valcourt. Spokane outshot Seattle 21-6 in the third period and 42-24 overall, but lost for the second time in 7 meetings with the Thunderbirds.

Spokane will return home Wednesday night at 7:05pm when they host the B.C. Division champion Kamloops Blazers at the Spokane Arena. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.

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