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Aviani two goals, Kichton three assists as the Chiefs down the Oil Kings

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Aviani two goals, Kichton three assists as the Chiefs down the Oil Kings

SPOKANE, Wash. - Mike Aviani scored twice and Brenden Kichton had three assists as the Spokane Chiefs downed the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-4 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Dylan Walchuk and Todd Fiddler had a goal and an assist each for the Chiefs (35-24-2), who won for the first time in three outings, while Liam Stewart and Mitch Holmberg had a goal apiece.

Cole Benson scored three times for the Oil Kings (43-14-5) and Martin Gernat had two assists.

Keegan Lowe also scored to round out Edmonton's offence.

Garret Hughson made 33 saves for the victory as Tristan Jarry took the loss after allowing two goals on 11 shots in 25 minutes of relief. Jarry replaced starter Laurent Brossoit after Brossoit gave up four goals on 18 shots.

Spokane went 3 for 5 on the power play while Edmonton scored once on six chances with the man advantage.

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