It was a different night, but a similar script for the Spokane Chiefs.
Playing catch-up is no way to win a hockey game. The Spokane Chiefs know that, but that’s the situation they were in Friday night against the Portland Winterhawks at the Arena.
Catching a visitor at the tail end of their long road trip always bodes well for the home team. The Spokane Chiefs proved that Wednesday at the Arena with a 7-1 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Michael King scored with three minutes remaining, and the Spokane Chiefs used a late onslaught to beat the Price George Cougars 5-2 Saturday at CN Centre.
Taylor Gauthier stopped 37 of 38 Spokane shots as the Prince George Cougars scored twice in the first period and held on for a 2-1 victory against the visiting Chiefs in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
As the second period ticked closer to the third, and still the Spokane Chiefs sat on one goal just as they had the night before, they found their scoring touch – in rapid succession.
For five games this season the Spokane Chiefs hummed along offensively behind one of the best lines in the Western Hockey League.
The Spokane Chiefs and Everett Silvertips play nine times this season, and if Sunday’s game was any indication, the season series could be a good one.
Ethan Finley scored two goals, Adam Beckman and Bear Hughes each tallied a goal and two assists, and the Spokane Chiefs used a blistering opening period to rout the Tri-City Americans 7-1 Saturday in a Western Hockey League game at Toyota Center.
Ty Smith knows how to celebrate a reunion, while at the same time introducing himself to his own head coach.
Defenseman Ty Smith has been reassigned by the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League to Spokane and is expected to join the Chiefs for their three games this weekend.
It’s hard enough when you’re up against a hot goalie. For the Spokane Chiefs, it was a warm goalie, as in Beck Warm, the 20-year-old goaltender for the Tri-City Americans.