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Chiefs Fall Short Against T-Birds 2-1

With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division. With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division.

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For the second time in December, the Spokane Chiefs came to Seattle with a chance to take over first place in the U.S. Division from the Thunderbirds. For the second time, Spokane came up short, as Seattle edged Spokane 2-1 Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. With the loss, Spokane is now 3 points back of Seattle for the top spot in the division. 

Neither team scored in the first period, as Spokane turned aside 3 Seattle power play chances. The Chiefs outshot the T-Birds 8-7 in the first. Both teams failed on 2 power plays in the second, but Seattle would break through on a Nolan Volcan goal late in the second to take a 1-0 lead after two. Spokane would even the game in the third on a Kailer Yamamoto power play goal at 1:52. Yamamoto's 15th goal of the year was assisted by Hudson Elyniuk and Jason Fram. 

Seattle would get the eventual game winner just 11 seconds later when Keegan Kolesaar's backhander from the goal line snuck through Chiefs goalie Tyson Verhelst to give the Thunderbirds their second straight win on home ice over Spokane. The Chiefs lead the season series 3-2 with 3 match-ups remaining. Spokane will continue their 4 game road trip with their annual New Year's Eve game in Tri Cities Thursday night at 7:05pm. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA starting with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.

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