Chiefs continue to streak

EVERETT – Nine was fine for the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday.

Nine players scored as the Chiefs increased their season-best Western Hockey League winning streak to nine games with a 9-1 win over the Everett Silvertips at Comcast Arena.

Spokane scored three times during a span of 3:20 in the second period and four times in less than 6 minutes in the third period.

Mitch Wahl accounted for one goal and three assists for the Chiefs, who finished 4 of 7 on the power play and outshot the Silvertips 52-20. Wahl leads the team with 22 goals, one more than Drayson Bowman.

Bowman, Tyler Johnson, Jared Cowen and Jared Spurgeon all had one goal and two assists for the Chiefs. Bowman tied Levko Koper for the team lead with 24 assists.

Spokane set season highs for goals and shots in a game.

Dustin Tokarski, who leads the league in goals-against average, made 19 saves for Spokane.

Spokane is 5-1 against the Silvertips this season.

Spokane (31-14-0-3, 65 points) remained six points behind first-place Tri-City in the Western Conference’s U.S. Division.

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