KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Luke Toporowski and Riley Woods scored second-period goals and Ethan McIndoe added an empty-netter with 57 seconds left to play to propel the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play on Wednesday night.
Brodi Stuart staked Kamloops (24-25-1-3) to a 1-0 lead with a goal midway through the first period. But that was the only blemish against Spokane goalie Dawson Weatherill, who stopped 21 of 22 shots on the night.
Toporowski pulled the Chiefs (28-19-3-2, 61 points) even at the 9:51 mark of the second period on assists from Cedric Chenier and Matt Leduc. It was Toporowski’s seventh netter of the season. Woods notched his 20th goal on what proved to be the winner with 1:56 left in the second. Hudson Elynuik and Dalton Hamaliuk picked up assists. McIndoe knocked in an insurance goal – with an assist from Jaret Anderson-Dolan – with 57 seconds left to play. It was his 16th goal of the campaign.
Spokane’s Kailer Yamamoto saw his 11-game point streak come to an end in the victory.