Mitch Holmberg scored his first two goals of the season and Anthony Bardaro added two power play goals to spark the Spokane Chiefs to a 5-1 win over Kelowna at the Arena Saturday night.
However, it was 16-year old defenseman Jason Fram who got the Chiefs going with the first goal and second in two nights.
Cody Chikie scored for the Rockets late in the second period after it was 4-1. The Chiefs out-shot the Rockets 45-12, including 18-3 in the first period, getting the first 15 shots.
3 stars: 3, Fram, 2, Bardaro, 1 Holmberg
Long box below
Chiefs 5, Rockets 1
SPOKANE – Saturday
Penalties – Martin, Kel (hooking) 1:30; Bell, Kel (slashing) 12:21; Main, Kel (cross checking) 12:45; Kuhn, Spo (hooking) 14:04; Severson, Kel (roughing) 18:08.
4, Spo, Holmberg 2 (Kramer, Bardaro) :39.
5, Kel, Chikie 4 (McColgan, Lees) 14:15.
Penalties – Vandane, Spo (kneeing) 2:46; Rigby, Kel (slashing) 16:43; Goulbourne, Kel (instigator, fighting major served by Moar, misconduct), Kramer, Spo (fighting) 18:09.
6, Spo, Bardaro 7 (Holmberg, Kramer) 14:05, pp.
Penalties – Valcourt, Spo (holding) :20; Sissons, Kel (slashing) 5:15; McColgan, Kel (fighting major), Kichton, Spo (interference, served by Fram, fighting major) 15:25.
Shots on goal by
Goal (shots-saves) — Kelowna: Cook (L, 0-1-0-0) x-x. Spokane: Engel (W, 2-2-0-0) x-x.
Power plays (goals-chances) — Kelowna 0-4, Spokane 2-8.
Referees — Trent Knorr, Colby Smith. Linesmen — Ron Dietterie, Chris Sweeting.
Attendance – 5,769.
Scratches –Kelowna: Kevin Smith, Madison Bowey, Brett Bulmer. Spokane: Zach Rakochy, Tanner Mort, Cole Hamblin, Liam Stewart, Cody Nelson.