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Chiefs pull out 5-2 win

Spokane Chiefs' Tyler Johnson slaps a shot off the pads of Kootenay Ice goalie Nathan Lieuwen.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Chiefs' Tyler Johnson slaps a shot off the pads of Kootenay Ice goalie Nathan Lieuwen. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

The Spokane Chiefs scored the last three goals to defeat the Kootenay Ice 5-2. Dominik Uher had two goals and an assist to earn first star, Tyler Johnson (above) had a goal and two assists for the second star and trade deadline pickup Cody Eakin, in his first game for the Ice, was third star. His goal in the first minute of the third period tied the game 2-2.

Chiefs 5, Ice 2

Spokane – Friday

First period

1, Spo, Uher 13 (Johnson) 19:12.

Penalties – Holmberg, Spo (holding) 8:45; McNabb, Koot (tripping) 9:40; Gal, Spo (boarding) 9:45; Vandane, Spo (Hooking) 19:38.

Second period

2, Koot, Reinhart 25 (Dirk, McNabb) 7:12, pp.

3, Spo, Koper 22 (Johnson, Cowen) 11:47, pp.

Penalties – Baldwin, Spo (holding) 4:19; Cowen, Spo (high sticking) 5:39; Montgomery, Koot (elbowing) 8:46; Antilla, Koot (roughing, cross checking), Bardaro, Spo (holding) 11:25; King, Koot (tripping), Johnson, Spo (interference) 13:35.

Third period

4, Koot, Eakin 19, :46.

5, Spo, Uher 14 (Kuhn) 6:57, pp.

6, Spo, Johnson 35 (Uher, Kichton) 16:20.

7, Spo, Kuhn 13, 19:00, sh, en.

Penalties – Antilla, Koot (high sticking) 5:38; King, Koot (tripping) 14:06; Johnson, Spo (tripping) 18:07.

Shots on goal by
Kootenay    4-14-7_25
Spokane      7-11-9_27

Goal (shots-saves) — Kootenay: Lieuwen (L, 21-11-1-1) 26-22. Spokane: Reid (W, 29-8-2-1) 25-23.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Kootenay 1-7; Spokane 2-5.

Referees — Trent Knorr, Colby Smith. Linesmen — Chris Carlson, Jim Maniago.

Attendance – 5,523

 Scratches – Kootenay: Luke Paulsen, Matt Freser, Steele Boomer, Joey Leach. Spokane: Cole Hamblin, Marek Kalus, Reid Gow, Kenton Miller.




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