Sat., March 23, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
The Spokane Chiefs entered Saturday’s third period up 2-1 on the Portland Winterhawks and were 20 minutes away from heading to Portland up 2-0 in their first round playoff series.
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The Spokane Chiefs had the league’s best power-play unit during the regular season. Now that the playoffs have started, the team isn’t letting up.
The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks enter the first round of the playoffs heading in slightly different directions.
The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday that defenseman Ty Smith has been named the Western Conference Defenseman of the Year as well as a Western Conference First-Team All-Star. The league also revealed that Chiefs forward Riley Woods was named a Western Conference Second-Team All-Star.
Adam Beckman scored his first career hat trick in the win. Beckman finished his rookie season with 32 goals.
Jake McGrew’s hat trick Friday helped keep alive the Spokane Chiefs’ goal of home-ice advantage in the playoffs.
Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored a goal 34 seconds into overtime and the Spokane Chiefs pulled out a 6-5 Western Hockey League victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday after blowing a three-goal lead twice.
Orrin Centazzo and Connor Zary scored two goals apiece, and the Kamloops Blazers beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 Tuesday night at Sandman Centre.
It’s not possible to win twice in one night, but in one way, that’s exactly what the Spokane Chiefs did Saturday in front of 10,359 at the Arena.
If the Spokane Chiefs needed a barometer to see if they could play with the top teams in the league, Friday’s 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants in front of 6,118 at the Arena was a good indication that yes, they can.
With their spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs secured, the Spokane Chiefs will play a pair of home games this weekend hoping to do what they can to catch the Portland Winterhawks.
Everett got goals in the third from Ronan Seeley, Dawson Butt and Reece Vitelli to secure the win. The goals by Seeley and Butt came just 2:55 apart.
Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored in overtime, and the Spokane Chiefs overcame a late rally from the Tri-City Americans to win 5-4 Saturday at Toyota Center.