KENT, Wash. – The Seattle Thunderbirds had an answer to the Spokane Chiefs’ four-goal second period on Friday.
The Thunderbirds scored three goals in the third period to rally past the Chiefs 5-4 in Western Hockey League play at ShoWare Center.
Turner Ottenbreit scored the winner with 8 minutes, 11 seconds left.
The Chiefs took a 4-2 lead after two periods, led by Riley Woods’ two goals and an assist. Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Eli Zummack, on a short-handed goal, also scored for Spokane in the period.
The Chiefs had been 13-2 when leading after two periods this season.
The teams have split four games this season.
Seattle (16-14-4-1, 37 points) moved closer to Spokane (19-14-1-2, 41) in the U.S. Division that is led by Everett (46) with Portland (45) right behind. Third-place Tri-City (42) plays in Spokane on Saturday and hosts the Chiefs on Sunday.