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Playfair's Goal Lifts Chiefs Over Rebels 3-2

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RED DEER, Alberta -

Jackson Playfair's first goal of the season with just 2:20 left in the game lifted the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Red Deer Rebels Saturday night in Red Deer, Alberta. Playfair's goal capped a three goal third period for Spokane as the Chiefs improved their record to 7-2 on the season.

Red Deer would strike just 30 seconds into the game when Wyatt Johnson scored on a rebound of his own shot to give the Rebels a 1-0 lead. That lead would hold through the first as the Chiefs outshot Red Deer 12-9 in the period. Neither team scored in the second as Spokane outshot the Rebels 16-9. The Chiefs would get on the board at 8:15 of the third when Mike Aviani converted a Connor Chartier pass net front to tie the game at one. It marked the third straight game Aviani has scored a goal, as he has 4 goals in his last 3 games.

Mitch Holmberg would score his league leading 11th of the season on the power play just 55 seconds later to give Spokane their first lead at 2-1. Holmberg has scored in all 9 Chiefs games this season. Red Deer would even the game at 12:21 on a power play goal, but Playfair would score the game winner on a rebound of a Riley Whittingham shot to give the Chiefs their 5th win in their last 6 trips to Red Deer.

Spokane outshot the Rebels 37-22 in the game, going 1-7 on the power play and 4-5 on the penalty kill. The Chiefs will finish off their 3 game road swing through Alberta with a 3pm Pacific time game in Calgary against the Hitmen. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA with the pre-game show starting at 2:30pm Pacific.

Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs

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