In perhaps their best performance of an otherwise poor season, the Spokane Chiefs looked like a dominant playoff team. Spokane erupted for four goals in the second period en route to a 6-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks. The win snapped a nine-game losing streak for Spokane.
The tandem of Dawson Cowan and Cooper Michaluk in net for the Spokane Chiefs has been among the top tandems in the Western Hockey League in the last week. Unfortunately for Spokane, the offense hasn’t been able to connect on its scoring chances.
The Spokane Chiefs held their own against the Red Deer Rebels, one of the top teams in the Western Hockey League, for 65 minutes. It was only when the game came down to a skills competition—a shootout, officially—did the Rebels pull through.
The Spokane Chiefs made it hard on themselves Friday at the Arena, giving Swift Current seven power play opportunities while having trouble finding offense at the other end. The Broncos scored twice on those power plays, and that was the difference as the Chiefs fell 3-1.