PORTLAND – The Spokane Chiefs had their share of opportunities on Saturday night, they just didn’t cash in.
Portland’s Jack Dougherty and Dominic Turgeon scored in the shootout and the Winterhawks beat the Chiefs 6-5 in a Western Hockey League game.
Portland jumped ahead 3-1 in the first period, but Spokane fought back, scoring the final two goals in the third period to send it to overtime.
Kailer Yamamoto scored midway through the third period to cut the deficit to 5-4 and Evan Fiala scored with 2:51 left in the third to send it to overtime.
Spokane had a power-play in the overtime – thanks to a penalty assessed to Portland for having too many men on the ice – but couldn’t convert.
Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored the first shootout goal for Spokane, but Dominic Zwerger and Yamamoto were unsuccesful.
Spokane’s Wyatt Johnson, playing in his first game for the Chiefs after being acquired from Red Deer in the Adam Helewka trade, opened the scoring 29 seconds into the game.
Portland has dropped three of four games against Portland this year. The last three have gone into overtime.
The Chiefs play at Portland again on Sunday at 5:05.
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