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Kailer Yamamoto’s third-period goal carries Chiefs past Thunderbirds

KENT, Wash. – Kailer Yamamoto scored a go-ahead goal just 40 seconds into the third period and Curtis Miske added an empty-netter with 14 seconds left in the game to propel the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League play on Tuesday at the ShoWare Center.

Keanu Yamamoto and Evan Fiala picked up assists on Kailer Yamamoto’s fourth goal of the campaign.

The Chiefs (2-3) took a 1-0 lead at the 6-minute mark of the second period on Pavel Kousal’s second netter of the season. Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Jordan Henderson notched assists. The T-birds (2-3) evened the score 10:33 later on a goal by Scott Eansor.

Dawson Weatherill, who was acquired via a trade with Red Deer in September, stopped 44 of 45 shots to earn his first win in his second start for Spokane.

Spokane will play at Kamloops on Wednesday.


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