Advertise Here


Johnson gets 100, Bardaro hatter as Chiefs roll PG 8-0

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

First period

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.

Second period

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.

Third period

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
Prince George   6-2-8_16
Spokane            20-13-13_46

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.

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to SportsLink

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.


Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on SportsLink.


Jim Allen (@srjimallen) Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Jim Meehan (@srjimm) Jim Meehan's coverage areas include Gonzaga University men's basketball, Spokane Shock football, golf and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Jim

Chris Derrick Chris Derrick is a sports reporter. His primary coverage areas are the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians, women's basketball and high school softball and volleyball. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

Recent work by Chris

Vince Grippi is the online producer for SportsLink, a product of The Spokesman-Review.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here