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Gal scores twice, Aviani goal and assist as the Chiefs take 2-0 series lead

Sunday, 03.24.2013 / 1:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Gal scores twice, Aviani goal and assist as the Chiefs take 2-0 series lead

SPOKANE, Wash. - Blake Gal scored twice and Mike Aviani had a goal and an assist as the Spokane Chiefs downed the visiting Tri-City Americans 6-4 on Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Todd Fiddler, Liam Stewart and Tyler King also scored for the Chiefs, who now have a 2-0 series lead, while Mitch Holmberg chipped in with two assists.

Eric Williams made 15 saves for the win as Troy Trembley stopped 24-of-30 shots in defeat.

Spokane went 0 for 1 on the power play while Tri-City scored once on five chances with the man advantage.

Game 3 is set for Tuesday when the Americans host the Chiefs at the Toyota Center.

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