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Aviani scores winner as Chiefs hand Royals eighth straight loss

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 8:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Aviani scores winner as Chiefs hand Royals eighth straight loss

VICTORIA - Mike Aviani scored at 3:38 of overtime as the Spokane Chiefs edged the host Victoria Royals 4-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Blake Gal, Mitch Holmberg and Carter Proft also scored for the Chiefs (38-24-2), who won their fourth game in a row, while Brenden Kichton chipped in with three assists.

Logan Nelson scored twice for the Royals (32-25-6), who are now winless in eight games, and Brett Cote assisted on all three of his club's goals.

Brandon Magee had a goal and an assist to round out Victoria's offence.

Garret Hughson made 29 saves for the win as Patrik Polivka stopped 32 shots in defeat.

Spokane went 2 for 6 on the power play while Victoria scored twice on five chances with the man advantage.

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