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Mike Aviani had two goals and two assists as Chiefs route Thunderbirds 8-2

Wednesday, 10.31.2012 / 2:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

SPOKANE, Wash. - Mike Aviani had two goals and two assists as the Spokane Chiefs stayed perfect at home this season with a 8-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday in the WHL.

Todd Fiddler scored two goals for the Chiefs, who improved to 7-0-0 at home and 11-5-0 overall. Carter Proft, Tyler King, Liam Stewart and Brenden Kichton had the other goals for Spokane.

Aviani got the scoring going on a power play goal at 9:21 off assists from Jason Fram and King.

King followed with a goal of his own at 10:25, firing a shot from the blue-line past an unsuspecting Seattle goalie Brandon Glover.

The Chiefs struck again, as Fiddler grabbed an errant past from the T-Birds and scored a breakaway goal at 16:11.

Proft extended Spokane's lead to 4-0 a mere 15-seconds later on a shot from just outside the crease.

Stewart capped the first period scoring with a goal at 17:21 with assists to King and Adam Heleweka.

The Chiefs wasted no time in the second, as Fiddler scored his second just 50-seconds into the period.

Seattle got on the board at 6:50 in the second with Luke Lockhart sneaking a shot past Eric Williams.

Kichton opened up the scoring in the final period with a shot from just inside the blue-line at 9:59. It was Kichton's 50th career WHL goal and 200th career WHL point.

Aviani tallied his second goal of the night at 11:25 to round off Spokane's highest scoring game of the year.

Seattle dropped to 7-6-1 with the loss.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild