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Chiefs Like Feeling of Being Underdog

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© Mitch Holmberg said "it's always nice being the underdog". (Photo: SWX) © Mitch Holmberg said "it's always nice being the underdog". (Photo: SWX)
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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The best-of-seven series between the Chiefs and Americans shifts to Spokane this week, as the Chiefs revel in the feeling they are the underdog in WHL semi-finals.

The Americans have two of the best scorers in the league on their squad in Brendan Shinnimin and Adam Hughes. Together, the pair scored more than 50 goals in the regular season.

The Chiefs, however, are playing with the hot stick right now, and they thrive on being the

Chiefs-Ams on SWX

Tri-City Americans
vs.
Spokane Chiefs

Wed., April 11
at 7:05 p.m.

and

Fri., April 13
at 7:05 p.m.

TV: SWX

underdog.

"It's always nice being the underdog," said the Chiefs' Mitch Holmberg. "It's just – we try to do something special with it."

"[Tri-City] is definitely the favorites in my mind," added head coach Don Nachbaur. "But with that said I think we've played really well. We're capable of playing with the best teams in the league and we've proven that all year."

"I don't mind [being called the underdog]," said Darren Kramer. "I think we're a team that's going to come out and work hard. We are going to succeed from hard work and physical play. We are two different teams. They have a ton of skill there, but if we can shut them down, get physical and compete every check we're going to be fine."

Game 3 of the series is Wednesday at 7:05 at Spokane Arena. Both that game and Game 4 on Friday will be broadcast live on SWX-TV.

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