The Spokane Chiefs announced Wednesday that backup goaltender Dawson Weatherill will undergo season-ending surgery for an injured hip, shortly before the team revealed it had acquired goaltender Reece Klassen from the Lethbridge Hurricanes to take his place.
Parker AuCoin scored two short-handed goals and the Tri-City Americans topped the Spokane Chiefs 6-1 in the teams’ annual New Year’s Eve matchup at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans skated at a fast, sometimes erratic pace during the course of Saturday’s tilt in front of 8,010 spectators at the Arena. But it was Jake McGrew who put a stamp on the game and caused the crowd to erupt when he broke a 1-1 tie with three seconds left.
The Western Hockey League doesn’t track possession time as an official stat, but if it did, the Everett Silvertips’ numbers would have been through the roof Friday night.
Arnold, 16, has appeared in 17 games with the Spokane Braves of the KIJHL this season, posting a .893 save percentage and 4.33 goals against average.
Anderson-Dolan was one of seven Western Hockey League players selected to play for Canada earlier this month.
Eli Zummack scored in overtime to give Spokane a 6-5 victory over Seattle at the Arena on Sunday night, extending the Chiefs’ win streak to three heading into the Christmas break while beating the Thunderbirds for the fifth straight time.
Jake McGrew scored three goals and added an assist as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-3 on Friday.
The Spokane Chiefs came into Wednesday’s game without three top players in Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Ty Smith and Filip Kral – all of whom are with their respective World Junior Championship teams.
Bryce Kindopp scored two goals in the final five minutes and the Everett Silvertips blanked the Spokane Chiefs 2-0 Sunday in a Western Hockey League game.
The Spokane Chiefs haven’t played particularly good hockey this season the night after playing a game, and they weren’t playing well for two periods Saturday in just that position.
With losses in each of their last three games, all coming against U.S. Division opponents that sit ahead of them in the standings, the Spokane Chiefs came into the first of back-to-back home games at the Arena on Friday in need of a jolt.