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Alex Archibald makes 32 saves as Chilliwack nabs 3-1 upset win over Vancouver

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VANCOUVER (CP) - Alex Archibald made 32 saves as he backstopped the Chilliwack Bruins to a 3-1 upset playoff victory over the Vancouver Giants in Western Hockey League playoff action Saturday.

It was the first ever playoff win for the expansion Bruins, who

forged a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven opening-round series that

resumes Tuesday in Chilliwack.

It was also the first ever WHL post-season win for Chilliwack

goaltender Alex Archibald. The Giants outshot the Bruins 33-18.

Archibald, 19, was Chilliwack's backup goaltender during the

regular season, but he was promoted to No. 1 for the playoffs

after starter Matt Esposito was sidelined with a left knee injury

that will require surgery.

Josh Aspenlind paced Chilliwack with a goal and an assist. Donnie

Glennie's goal at the seven-minute mark of the third period proved

to be the winner.

Mark Santorelli, credited with getting his stick on an Aspenlind shot provided an insurance marker during a power play at 14:10 of the third.

Michal Repik scored for the defending WHL-champion Giants, who have already qualified for the Memorial Cup as the host team.

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