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Holmberg Powers Chiefs to 6-4 Win

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by Spokesman-Review

KELOWNA, B.C. – Mitch Holmberg scored twice as the Spokane Chiefs beat the Kelowna Rockets 6-4 in Western Hockey League play Wednesday night.

Holmberg has nine goals on the season, the most in the WHL by two goals, as Spokane improved to 5-1-0-0.

Eric Williams made 39 saves for the Chiefs, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Holmberg scored on the power play and Liam Stewart scored shorthanded in the first period, and Dylan Walchuk added a tally at 4:41 of the second period.

The Rockets scored three straight goals – two in the second period and one at 8:46 of the third – to tie the game.

Just more than a minute later, Mike Aviani scored his fifth goal of the season to give Spokane the lead once again at 4-3.

Holmberg's second goal, at 15:04 of the third, gave Spokane a 5-3 lead. Kelowna scored at 18:11 to make it a one-goal game before Collin Valcourt completed the scoring with an empty-netter at 19:17.

Brenden Kichton and Blake Gal each had two assists for Spokane.

The Chiefs visit Kamloops on Friday, then return home Saturday against Vancouver.

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