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WHL: Chiefs easliy over the Thunderbirds

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The Canadian Press
2/19/2009 2:05:40 AM
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Two hat tricks, two penalty shots and seven goals added up to one decisive victory for the Spokane Chiefs.

Tyler Johnson and Drayson Bowman each finished with three goals, including two made on penalty shots by Bowman, as the Chiefs powered past the Seattle Thunderbirds for a 7-3 Western Hockey League victory on Wednesday night.

For Bowman it was his second hat trick of the season while Johnson recorded his first career three goal game.

Ondrej Roman also scored for Spokane and Dustin Tokarski finished with 19 saves in net for the Chiefs (39-16-0-3).

Mitch Wahl notched three assists and Bowman and Johnson each had an assist to compliment their hat tricks.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Wheat Kings 4, Tigers 1; Bruins 4, Rockets 3 (SO); Silvertips 7, Winterhawks 3; Raiders 4, Warriors 3; and Hitmen 5, Blades 1.

At Spokane, Wash., Jeremy Boyer scored two goals for Seattle and Thomas Hickey scored once.

Netminder Calvin Pickard made 15 saves for the Thunderbirds (27-29-1-3).

Wheat Kings 4, Tigers 1

At Medicine Hat, Alta., Del Cowan had two goals in Brandon's victory over the Tigers.

Bruins 4, Rockets 3 (SO)

At Kelowna, B.C., Alexander Wiklund scored the shootout winner as Chilliwack rallied to defeat the Rockets.

Silvertips 7, Winter Hawks 3

At Everett, Wash., the Silvertips took advantage of early power plays, cruising to victory over Portland

Campbell Elynuik, his first WHL goal, Byron Froese, Zack Dailey, Chris de la Lande, Shane  Harper, Tyler Parker and Daniel Bartek also scored for Everett.

Hitmen 5, Blades 1

At Calgary, Brett Sonne had a goal and two assists to lead the Hitmen over the Saskatoon Blades.

Raiders 4, Warriors 3

At Moose Jaw, Sask., Brandon Herrod scored twice as the Prince Albert Raiders hung on against the Warriors. 

Seattle Thunderbirds (Photo: TSN)

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