The consensus is that for drama, hockey’s playoffs have it all over basketball – the big-league, best-of-7 kind, anyway – despite all those tension-filled advanced-the-ball timeouts in the NBA’s DNA.
On Tuesday, the radio broadcaster joined Larry Weir to talk all things Chiefs, from the early season poll that had Spokane ranked No. 2 in the Canadian Hockey League, to the series-opening wins over Everett and what to expect in Wednesday’s clash with the Silvertips.
Eli Zummack scored his third goal of the playoffs and Bailey Brkin had 30 saves to help the Spokane Chiefs beat the Everett Silvertips 3-1 on Sunday and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Ethan McIndoe scored two goals and added an assist, and the Spokane Chiefs used a four-goal third period to pull away and defeat the Everett Silvertips in Game 1 of the second round of the WHL playoffs.
In eight games during the regular season, the Spokane Chiefs won just twice against the Everett Silvertips, their second round playoff opponent in a series that begins Saturday in Everett.
Adam Beckman now looks entirely like the kind of 17-year-old player NHL scouts linger after a game to meet.
Luke Toporowski spent Game 2 of the Spokane Chiefs’ first-round playoff series with the Portland Winterhawks away from the team, stricken with the flu.
After splitting the first two games in Spokane, the Chiefs needed to overcome two-goal deficits in the third and fourth games in Portland, and needed a hero in overtime in both to take the commanding 3-1 lead.
Two Spokane Junior Chiefs hockey teams - the 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 boys – have won the State Tier II championships and are headed to nationals April 4-8.
Adam Beckman’s power-play goal 4 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime capped Spokane’s rally from a 3-1 third-period deficit Wednesday night as the Chiefs pushed Portland to the brink of elimination in their first-round Western Hockey League playoff series, stunning the Winterhawks 4-3 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Riley Woods’ overtime goal Tuesday gave the Spokane Chiefs a 5-4 victory against the Portland Winterhawks in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League first-round playoff series at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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.