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(ISN) – The Spokane Chiefs shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-0 Sunday night at the ShoWare Center.

Seattle (20-37-1-1) plays their next two games at home. First up, the T-Birds face the Everett Silvertips on Saturday, February 25, at 6:05 p.m. Seattle then plays the Tri-City Americans on Sunday, February 26, at 5:05 p.m. The T-Birds are currently tied for seventh place in the Western Conference playoff standings with the Victoria Royals. Victoria faces the Western Conference leading Kamloops Blazers on Wednesday night.

Dominik Uher was the first to score for the Chiefs at 10:05 of the first period. Tanner Mort and Marek Kalus were credited with the assists.

Spokane (32-20-4-3) led Seattle 17-4 in shots on goal after the first period.

Collin Valcourt scored for Spokane at 13:35 of the second. Corbin Baldwin and Connor Chartier had the assists.

Spokane led Seattle 28-11 in shots after two periods.

Liam Stewart scored an unassisted goal at 1:24 of the third period to give Spokane a 3-0 lead.

The Chiefs finished with a 34-18 advantage in shots.

Calvin Pickard made 31 saves on 34 shots for Seattle bringing his record to 20-31-1-1.

Mac Engel stopped all 18 shots for Spokane increasing his record to 24-16-1-2.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2011-12 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.


First period – 1, Spokane, Uher 25 (Mort, Kalus), 10:05. Penalties – Elliot, Sea (checking from behind), 4:55. Sutter, Sea (roughing), 12:42. Kramer, Spo (roughing), 12:42. Lockhart, Sea (interference), 18:49. Chartier, Spo (roughing), 18:49.

Second period – 2, Spokane, Valcourt 19 (Baldwin, Chartier), 13:35. Penalties – Kichton, Spo (hooking), :41. Walchuk, Spo (high-sticking), 16:50.

Third period – 3, Spokane, Stewart 11, 1:24. Penalties – Baldwin, Spo (checking from behind), 6:30. Jacobs, Sea (goaltender interference), 8:00. Mort, Spo (tripping), 17:27. Bench, Sea, (too many men-served by Troock), 19:04.

Shots on goal – Seattle 4-7-7 18. Spokane 17-11-6 34. Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 34 shots-31 saves (20-31-1-1); Spokane, Engel 18-18 (24-16-1-2). Power plays – Seattle 0-4; Spokane 0-3. A – 5,121. Referee – Derek Zalaski. Linesmen – Kevin Boris, Zach Brooks.