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The Vancouver Giants won for the first time in four games, beating the visiting Spokane Chiefs, 3-2. . . . F Trevor Cheek, acquired last month from the Calgary Hitmen, scored his second goal in two games for the Giants. He got the winner in this one, at 14:07 of the third period. . . . G Tyler Fuhr made his first start a winning one as he stopped 13 shots. Fuhr is from Sherwood Park, Alta., and — for the last time — isn’t related to Grant Fuhr. . . . “I haven't looked that far back in the family line but as long as I've been living, there is no relation between myself and Grant,” Fuhr told Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun. “The question comes up a lot, especially since I'm from the same area. But it's not too bad being kind of compared to Grant Fuhr.” . . . The Giants (1-3-0) had been the last team without a victory. . . . The Chiefs lost for the first time in three games. . . .
G Cole Cheveldave was back after missing two games with an injury and helped the Kamloops Blazers to a 3-0 victory over the host Victoria Royals. . . . Cheveldave stopped 22 shots in posting the fifth shutout of his career. . . . He was injured Sept. 21 in the Blazers’ season-opener and sat out the following two games, including a 4-3 OT loss in Victoria on Friday. . . . Victoria scratched F Stephen Hodges, who is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
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From Sportstalk (@DanRussellCKNW): “@gdrinnan speaks my language. WHL SC is on pace for 86 pts even tho they’ve lost 4 of first 5 GP. Can NHL at least solve that while out??”
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