PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia – Three was the Spokane Chiefs’ magical number on Tuesday.
The Chiefs improved their winning streak to three on the strength of three unassisted goals and three second-period goals in a span of less than 6 minutes.
Garret Hughson made 38 saves, stopping 29 of 30 shots in the second and third periods, as Spokane rallied for a 5-4 win over the Prince George Cougars at CN Centre.
The Chiefs (17-12-3-0, 37 points) took over third place alone in the Western Hockey League’s U.S. Division because the Tri-City Americans were idle.
Spokane’s Hudson Elynuik, Dominic Zwerger and Kailer Yamamoto had unassisted goals. Calder Brooks, Liam Stewart and Yamamoto scored 5:51 apart in the second for a 5-3 lead.
The teams will cap their season series, which Spokane leads 2-1, tonight before a nine-day break.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.