SPOKANE, Wash. - Mitch Holmberg scored twice as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the visiting Tri-City Americans 4-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League playoff action.
Brandon Carlo scored the lone goal for the Americans.
Eric Williams made 26 saves for the win as Troy Trembley stopped 28-of-32 shots in defeat.
Spokane went 1 for 2 on the power play while Tri-City failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.
Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday Mar. 23rd when the Chiefs host the Americans at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.