Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored midway through the third period to break a 1-1 tie and the Spokane Chiefs beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 in Western Hockey League action in Kent, Washington, on Tuesday.
The Chiefs (14-12-5-1, 34 points, fifth in U.S. Division) finished 2-1 on a three-game road trip. They are one point behind fourth-place Seattle.
Anderson-Dolan’s goal came via power play, assisted by Keanu Yamamoto and Kailer Yamamoto.
It was his seventh goal in his last five games and gives him 17 for the season. Keanu Yamamoto’s assist extended his points streak to 13 games, the longest Chiefs streak this season.
Kailer Yamamoto added an empty-net goal with 1 second left in the game for insurance for his 20th of the campaign.
Dawson Weatherill made 29 saves for the win.
The Chiefs will finish the regular-season first half against Prince George on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
–The WHL announced forward Riley McKay’s suspension for a fight that occurred in Vancouver on Dec. 10 was upgraded to four games. He served the second of the four games in the win at Seattle.
McKay, who has one goal and two assists in 24 games this season, will be eligible to return Dec. 28 when the Thunderbirds visit the Arena.
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