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Helewka's Late Goal Can't Lift Chiefs Over Ams

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CHENEY, Wash. -

A third period power play goal by the Tri-City Americans proved to be the difference on Wednesday night as they handed the Spokane Chiefs a 2-1 loss at Eastern Washington University's Recreation Center.

The game winner was scored on one of the Americans nine power play opportunities.  The Chiefs fall to 2-3-0-1 in the pre-season with one game remaining, a road trip to Kennewick to take on the Americans Saturday night.  The home-and-home series will finish one week before the two open the 2013-14 WHL Regular Season , also in Kennewick's Toyota Center, on Saturday, September 21st.  

Tri-City forward Ty Comrie opened the scoring in the Chiefs only home preseason game,connecting at the 4:56 mark of the 1st. Each team traded penalties to finish the period, with each receiving two power plays. Neither team was able to capitalize on the man advantage and the score remained 1-0 into the 1st intermission.

The Chiefs penalty kill went to work again in the 2nd keeping the Americans off the scoreboard despite 8 minutes of action down at least one man. The frame was highlighted by the Chiefs killing off a 1:32 5-on-3 situation in the middle of the period. The Chiefs went into the 2nd intermission still down 1-0.

Brian Williams scored at 5:23 of the third to push the American's lead to 2-0.

While Spokane was on the power play, Adam Helewka punched in a rebound of a Mitch Holmberg shot 11:13 into the third to pull Spokane within one but Tri-City's Troy Trombley stopped 12 of his 27 shots in the final period.

Eric Williams made 16 saves in 18 chances.

The Chiefs were 8-9 on the penalty kill and 1-5 on the power play.

After three straight road games to begin the regular season, one in Tri-City and two in Victoria, Spokane will open the home portion of the regular season on Saturday, September 28th on Bud Light Opening Night versus Tri-City.

Tickets to all home games are currently on sale at the Chiefs office by calling (509) 535-PUCK or TicketsWest at (800) 325-SEAT.

Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs

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