Tyler Johnson reaches 30 goals with an empty netter with 2.9 seconds left to ice the Spokane Chiefs' 4-2 win over Everett Saturday night. Johnson also set up Levko Koper's short-handed goal to open the scoring in the second period and then scored a power play goal. Brenden Kichton had three assists. Brady Brassart's goal midway through the third period broke a 2-2 tie. Long box below. The 3 stars are 3, Kichton, 2, Brassart, 1, Johnson. Next home game is Saturday, the WHL-first outdoor game at Avista Stadium. With their sixth-straight win the Chiefs remain two points behind Portland in the U.S. Division. Here is the story.
Chiefs 4, Silvertips 2
Spokane – Saturday
Penalties – Walters, Eve (elbowing) 7:52; Gal, Spo (tripping) 12:11; Yadlowski, Eve (closing hand on puck), Koper, Spo (slashing) 17:26; Johnson, Spo (roughing) 19:22.
1, Spo, Koper 19 (Johnson, Kichton) 2:15, sh.
2, Spo, Johnson 29 (Kichton, Koper) 10:46, pp.
Penalties – Gow, Spo (slashing) 1:50; Walters, Eve (hooking) 9:51; Murray, Eve (tripping) 13:57.
3, Eve, Ferraro 8 (MacDonald, Cumiskey), :35.
4, Eve, Yadlowski 4 (Murray, Birkholz) 3:41, pp.
5, Spo, Brassart 5 (Uher, Marantz) 9:42.
6, Spo, Johnson 30 (Kichton) 19:58, en
Penalties – Johnson, Spo (hooking) 3:35.
Shots on goal by
Goal (shots-saves) — Everett: Siemens (L, 6-6-0-0) 32-29. Spokane: Reid (W, 24-7-2-1) 24-22.
Power plays (goals-chances) — Everett 1-4; Spokane 1-3.
Referees — Chris Crich, Ryan Thompson. Linesmen — Sean Donnelly, Jeff Jobson.
Attendance – 6,635.
Scratches – Everett: Tyler Maxwell, Campbell Elynuik, Manraj Hayer, Chad Suer. Spokane: Jared Cowen, Tanner Mort, Marek Kalus, Collin Valcourt, Kyle Krzyzaniak.