Ty Lewis scored a hat trick while the Brandon Wheat Kings scored four goals in the second period and beat the Spokane Chiefs 6-0 in Brandon, Manitoba in Western Hockey League action on Saturday.
The Chiefs (3-6-1-1) have dropped the first two of a grueling six-game Eastern Conference road trip. It was the first time this season Spokane has suffered a shutout.
Lewis started the scoring at 3:39 of the first period, added another just 33 seconds into the second, and closed out the hattie midway through the frame. Lewis has eight goals on the season.
Connor Gutenberg added a pair of goals – his first two of the campaign – and Reid Duke also scored for the Wheat Kings. Lewis picked up an assist on Gutenberg’s second goal and defenseman Kale Clague had three helpers.
The Chiefs surrendered two short-handed goals and have given up five in the past two games. Brandon outshot Spokane 34-30, including 15-6 in the decisive second stanza.
Spokane goalies Jayden Sittler and Dawson Weatherill both allowed three goals and made 14 saves apiece.
Spokane plays at Moose Jaw on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Kimberley 6, Spokane 2: The Dynamiters (10-2-0-0-0) busted open a close game with three third-period goals and beat the Braves (4-11-0-0-0) 6-2 in KIJHL play in Kimberley, British Columbia.
Paxton Malone scored 44 seconds into the third period to draw Spokane to within a goal, but Kimberley responded three times to secure the win.
Spokane hosts the Golden Rockets on Friday.
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