Tyler Johnson reached a historic milestone and took over the Western Hockey League scoring lead, Anthony Bardaro had his first hat trick and Mac Engle his third shutout as the Spokane Chiefs coasted past Prince George 8-0 before 8,022 fans at the Arena Friday night.
Johnson's 100th point came on Brenden Kichton's goal at 8:11 of the second period. He added two more power play assists and had his league-best 46th goal.
Barardo had the first goal just 1:55 into the game and later added two power play makers as the league's best power play team went 4 of 7. Also, the league's best penalty killing unit killed off all six Cougar man advantages.
Steve Kuhn also scored for the Chiefs. Engle only had to make 16 saves for his third shutout of the season.
Long box below. Here is the story.
3-stars: D Tanner Mort, Johnson & Bardaro.
Chiefs 8, Cougars 0
Spokane – Friday
1, Spo, Bardaro 14 (Valcourt, Miller) 1:55.
2, Spo, Kuhn 19 (Vanscourt, Gal) 7:14.
3, Spo, Johnson 46 (Koper, Uher) 9:05.
4, Spo, Marantz 17 (Gal) 19:11.
Penalties – Inglis, PG (roughing), Aviani, PG (slashing) 9:39; Cowen, Spo (high sticking) 10:38; Inglish, PG (holding) 11:49; Dobrowolski, PG (delay of game) 15:56; Bardaro, Spo (tripping) 17:02.
5, Spo, Kichton 21 (Holmberg, Johnson) 8:11, pp
6, Spo, Cowen 16 (Johnson, Kichton) 12:07, pp
7, Spo, Bardaro 15 (Uher, Miller) 17:46, pp
Penalties – Spokane bench (too many men on ice, served by Baldwin) 1:13; Smith, PG (roughing) 7:57; Acolatse, PG (fighting major), Kramer, Spo (fighting major) 8:24; Forberg, PG (charging, roughing, 10-minute misconduct), Stefishen, PG (fighting major), Valcourt, Spo (fighting major) 15:04; Makin, PG (instigator served by Bourke, fighting major, 10-minute misconduct), Vanscourt, Spo (fighting major) 16:07.
8, Spo, Bardaro 16 (Kichton, Johnson) 11:00, pp.
Penalties – Vlach, PG (roughing), Kramer, Spo (roughing) 2:11; Uher, Spo (hooking) 2:46; Smith, PG (cross checking) 9:11; Valcourt, Spo (hooking) 12:07; Koper, Spo (kneeing) 14:24; Connolly, PG (roughing), Marantz, Spo (roughing) 18:32; Gibb, PG (fighting major), Hirsche, PG (roughing), Buonassisi, PG (fighting, game misconduct), Kramer, Spo (fighting major), Aviani, Spo (fighting major, game misconduct), 19:59.
Shots on goal by
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Goal (shots-saves) — Prince George: Rimmer (L, 14-18-0-1) 26-20, Priestner (12:07 of 2nd) 21-19. Spokane: Engel (W, 10-7-2-1) 16-16.
Power plays (goals-chances) — Prince George 0-6; Spokane 4-7.
Referees — Steve Papp, John Stephenson. Linesmen — Ron Dietterle, Jeremi Del Campo.
Attendance – 8,022.
Scratches – Prince George: George Carlson, Spencer Asuchak, Wilson Dumais. Spokane: Cole Hamblin, Malek Kalus, Reid Gow, Brady Brassart.