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Aviani, Kichton two points each as the Chiefs down the Thunderbirds

Sunday, 01.06.2013 / 1:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Aviani, Kichton two points each as the Chiefs down the Thunderbirds

KENT, Wash. - Mike Aviani and Brenden Kichton each had a goal and an assist as the Spokane Chiefs downed the host Seattle Thunderbirds 5-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Blake Gal, Collin Valcourt and Dylan Walchuk also scored for the Chiefs (25-13-1), who halted a three-game winless streak, and Todd Fiddler chipped in with two assists.

Jesse Forsberg and Alexander Delnov scored for the Thunderbirds (16-21-3), who now have gone 10 games since their last victory.

Eric Williams made 34 saves for the win as Brandon Glover stopped 45-of-50 shots in a losing cause.

Spokane went 1 for 9 on the power play while Seattle went 1 for 4.

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