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Adam De Champlain leads Portland Winterhawks over Spokane Chiefs 4-3

Wednesday, 12.19.2012 / 1:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Adam De Champlain leads Portland Winterhawks over Spokane Chiefs 4-3

SPOKANE, Wash. - Adam De Champlain scored the winner midway through the third period Tuesday as the Portland Winterhawks defeated the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in the Western Hockey League.

Nicolas Petan added two goals of his own for the Winterhawks (29-5-1), while Taylor Peters chipped in with a goal and an assist.

Mac Carruth made 37 saves for Portland, which also got two assists from Troy Rutkowski and Kirill Vorobev.

Blake Gal and Todd Fiddler each had a goal and an assist for Spokane (23-10-1), while Mitch Homberg also scored.

Eric Williams stopped 22 shots in taking the loss.

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