The Spokane Chiefs wrapped up preseason play Saturday with a 4-3 loss to the Tri-City Americans at the Arena.
The Americans scored three third-period goals, including the final two, to claim the win.
Spokane’s Dominic Zwerger scored twice and Riley Whittingham scored the Chiefs’ other goal.
Spokane finished 2-5 in the preseason. Tri-City was 4-4.
The teams play again next Saturday at the Arena in the season opener. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
• Cole Woodliffe scored four times to lead the Summerland Steam (3-1-0-0) past the Spokane Braves 5-3 in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game at Eagles Ice-A-Rena in Spokane. Spokane’s Kurtis Redding scored twice and Steele Anderson scored the Braves’ (1-3-0-1) other goal.
Prep cross country
St. George’s Marika Morelan led area runners at the Erik Anderson Invitational at Plantes Ferry Park in Spokane.
Morelan took second place in the girl’s 5,000-meter race. She finished 19 minutes, 7.53 seconds. Ephrata’s Danielle Hiatt won in 19:03.79.
Freeman’s Alyssa Zimmerman was third in 19:18.77 and Lakeside’s Mikayla Shuler was sixth in 19:58.58.
St. George’s Nathan Vanos led area boys with a time of 16:06.41, good enough for third place. West Valley’s Jacob Nicholson was fourth (16:07.34) and Shadle Park’s Marcus Rice was sixth (16:38.60).
• The Pullman boys took second place at the Seaport Invitational in Clarkston. The Greyhounds’ top finisher was Tim Pendry, who took sixth place with a three-mile time of 16:49.87. The Pullman girls were third.
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