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Mike Aviani scores four goals to lead Spokane Chiefs to 6-1 win over Victoria

Thursday, 09.26.2013 / 1:24 AM / News

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Mike Aviani scores four goals to lead Spokane Chiefs to 6-1 win over Victoria

VICTORIA - Mike Aviani had four goals, including two on the power play and another one shorthanded, to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a 6-1 win over the Victoria Royals in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday.

Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0).

Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughson's shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1.

Patrick Polivka made 26 saves for Victoria (1-3-0).

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PATS 6 OIL KINGS 0

EDMONTON — Right-winger Carson Samoridny scored 43 seconds into the game to spark Regina's win over Edmonton.

Dmitry Sinitsyn and Chandler Stephenson scored short-handed goals during Regina's four-goal second period. Morgan Klimchuk added a pair, while Marc McCoy rounded out the scoring for the Pats (1-2-0).

Dawson MacAuley made 34 saves for the shutout.

Tristan Jarry stopped 13-of-18 shots for the Oil Kings (1-1-0), while his replacement, Tyler Santos, allowed a goal on 11 shots.

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THUNDERBIRDS 6 GIANTS 0

VANCOUVER — Alexander Delnov had two goals and two assists to lead Seattle to its second win in a row.

Connor Honey opened the scoring and added three assists. Roberts Lipsbergs, Branden Troock and Riley Sheen also scored for the Thunderbirds (2-0-0).

Danny Mumaugh made 31 saves for the shutout.

Payton Lee started in goal for Vancouver (1-2-0), and allowed four goals on 20 shots over 35 minutes. His replacement, Jared Rathjen, stopped 17-of-19 shots.

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It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6