CRANBROOK, B.C. – Jaedon Descheneau snapped a shot past Spokane goalie Garret Hughson with 2.9 seconds left in overtime and the Kootenay Ice beat the Chiefs 2-1 in a Western Hockey League game Friday night.
The loss was Spokane’s first of the season after two victories.
After scoreless first and second periods for both teams, the Chiefs’ Kailer Yamamoto (Mead High School) opened the scoring early in the third period to stake Spokane to a 1-0 lead. Riley Whittingham and Jason Fram were credited with assists.
With less than 2 minutes remaining in the third period, Kootenay’s Zak Zborosky sent a shot from the right side past Hughson to send the game into overtime.
Spokane held a 37-32 shot advantage, but could only muster the one goal against Kootenay (2-2-0) goalie Wyatt Hoflin, who stopped 36 shots. Hughson saved 30 of 32 shots.
Spokane fell to 2-1-0 in the WHL’s Western Conference. The Chiefs have totaled five points.
Spokane plays five of its next six games at home. It is host to Prince George tonight and Seattle next Friday.
Top pick joins Chiefs
Rookie forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan joined the Chiefs for the game in Cranbrook and will remain with the team for the next two games, both at the Arena.
Anderson-Dolan was Spokane’s first-round selection (14th overall) in this year’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The Chiefs are thin at the forward position because of long-term lower-body injuries to Blair Oneschuk, Jacob Cardiff and Hudson Elynuik.
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