December 8, 2013 in Sports

Surge carries Seattle past Chiefs


KENT, Wash. – Jaimen Yakubowski’s empty-net goal capped a three-goal third period and the Seattle Thunderbirds rolled to their third straight victory over the Spokane Chiefs, 4-2 in Western Hockey League play on Saturday.

Seattle led 1-0 after the first period on Alexander Delnov’s 15th goal of the season.

Mitch Holmberg’s power-play goal for Spokane at the 17:36 mark of the second period knotted the score at 1-1. It was Holmberg’s league-leading 33rd goal of the season and his 11th goal with a man advantage – third in the league.

Defenseman Ethan Bear put the Thunderbirds back on top just 2:10 into the final period.

The Chiefs pulled even at 2-2 on the strength of Connor Chartier’s short-handed goal just 2:55 later. It was his sixth netter of the season.

Seattle had the last two laughs, however, when Ryan Gropp scored on a power play at 10:20 and Yakubowski’s empty-netter at 19:29.

Spokane (18-12-0-2, 38 points) falls into fourth place in the U.S. Division, two points behind Seattle (18-9-1-3).

Spokane hosts second-place Everett on Wednesday.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus