Chiefs defeat Everett in overtime
EVERETT – The Spokane Chiefs were limited to five shots combined during the third period and overtime Saturday.
One shot was all they needed.
Liam Stewart scored 2 minutes and 54 seconds into overtime Saturday night to give the Chiefs a 1-0 win over the Everett Silvertips in Western Hockey League play at Comcast Arena.
WHL scoring leader Mitch Holmberg (18 points) notched the assist, stealing the puck near the blue line and feeding Stewart, who slapped a shot from the left side to the inside post.
Chiefs goalie Eric Williams stopped 31 shots for the shutout, making one glove save while sprawled on the ice. Williams is 4-0 this season, having allowed five goals.
Everett’s Austin Lotz finished with 20 saves, facing only five Chiefs shots in the first period, three in the third and two in the OT period.
Spokane’s Jackson Playfair had a point-blank shot from the right wing in the third period, but Lotz made a nice save.
The Chiefs improved to 5-1-0-0, including a 4-1 record on the road. Everett dropped to 3-1-1-0.
Spokane (10 points) is tied for the U.S. Division lead with Seattle (5-2-0-0), which has played one more game than the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are one point behind Kelowna (5-0-0-1) for first place in the Western Conference. Kelowna plays at Spokane on Tuesday.