Dominic Zwerger scored twice and assisted on Riley Sutter’s goal that proved to be the game-winner for the host Everett Silvertips in a 5-3 Western Hockey League win that ended the Spokane Chiefs’ two-game winning streak on Sunday evening.
Sutter knocked in a rebound for the Silvertips’ second power-play goal, coming at 16:22 of the final period. The Chiefs have given up two or more power-play goals in five straight games.
Keanu Yamamoto cut Spokane’s deficit to 4-3 at 7:47 of the third off an assist from Hudson Elinuik to extend his points streak to 12 straight games, but Everett added an empty-net goal.
Spokane’s Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored twice for his 15th and 16th goals off assists from Taylor Ross and Kailer Yamamoto. Anderson-Dolan has six goals in his last four games.
Jayden Sittler started in goal for Spokane but after Everett scored its third goal, which came in the second period, Dawson Weatherill took over.
Zwerger scored twice in the first period before the two teams alternated scoring the game’s next six goals.
Spokane and Everett have met four times this season with the Chiefs holding a 2-1-1 edge.
The Chiefs played without center Riley McKay, who was suspended for a one-man fight match penalty in Saturday night’s 5-2 loss to Vancouver.
The Chiefs conclude their five-game road trip with a matchup with at Seattle on Tuesday night.
The Grand Forks Border Bruins (14-10-2-0-3) scored the game’s first three goals in a 3-1 victory over the Spokane Braves (8-23-0-0-1) in a KIJHL game played at Eagles Ice-A-Rena.
Trailing 3-0 after two periods, Luke Gallagher scored off assists from Carter Jones and Mason Jones for the Braves’ lone score on a power play at 2:54 of the third period.
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