MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – Hudson Elynuik scored twice and a three-goal barrage at the start of the second period lifted the Spokane Chiefs over the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-2 in WHL action on Tuesday night.
The six goals represent the Chiefs’ highest scoring output of the season.
Trailing 1-0 after the first period, the Chiefs (4-6-1-1, fourth in U.S. Division) exploded for three goals within two minutes early in the second.
Jeff Faith notched the first of his career just 26 seconds into the frame, assisted by Elynuik. Elynuik potted one 42 seconds later, then Kailer Yamamoto scored his team-leading eighth at 3:25 of the period.
Moose Jaw’s Nikita Popugaev stemmed the tide with his ninth of the season soon after, but the Chiefs extended the advantage in the third.
Keanu Yamamoto scored his third of the year just 46 seconds into the final period, and Tanner Wishnowski made it 5-2 less than one minute later with his second of the season.
Elynuik added his second of the night, a power-play goal assisted by captain Tyson Helgesen and Kailer Yamamoto, midway through the stanza.
Jayden Sittler made 19 saves.
Moose Jaw falls to 7-3-2-0.
The Chiefs continue their road trip against Saskatoon on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m.
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