Chiefs lose on early goal in overtime
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Cody Carlson knocked in a power-play goal just 18 seconds into overtime Saturday to lift Prince George to a 4-3 win over Spokane, avenging a loss to Chiefs the night before and snapping a seven-game losing skid.
The Chiefs were hit with a 2-minute penalty for too many men on the ice with just 15 seconds left in regulation. That made the overtime power play a 4-on-3 situation and it didn’t take long for the Cougars to strike.
The Chiefs (35-22-5-3) have lost three of four from Prince George (20-43-0-2) this season and they sit in fourth place in the Western Conference with a two-point lead over Vancouver with seven games left.
The overtime loss locked the Chiefs into either a fourth- or fifth-place finish in Western Conference.
Dominik Uher scored a goal and an assist to lead Spokane.
The second-period score was Uher’s team-leading 29th goal of the year.
The Chiefs skated to a 4-1 win over the Cougars in Prince George on Friday night for their third straight victory.
Spokane will return home to open a three-game homestand Wednesday night against the Kelowna Rockets. The Chiefs entertain Tri-City on Friday and Kootenay on Saturday.