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Holmberg scores twice, Williams makes 39 saves as Chiefs beat Rockets 6-4

Thursday, 10.11.2012 / 12:54 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Holmberg scores twice, Williams makes 39 saves as Chiefs beat Rockets 6-4

KELOWNA, B.C. - Mitch Holmberg scored twice and Eric Williams made 39 saves Wednesday as the Spokane Chiefs topped the Kelowna Rockets 6-4 in the Western Hockey League.

Dylan Walchuk, Collin Valcourt and Liam Stewart each added a goal and an assist for Spokane (5-1-0), while Mike Aviani also scored.

Ryan Olsen had two goals for Kelowna (3-4-1), while Dylen McKinlay chipped in with a goal and two assists.

Colton Sissons had the other goal for the Rockets, who got 27 saves out of Jordan Cooke.

Both clubs finished the night 1-for-4 on the power play.

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