PORTLAND – Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored his second goal of the game and 22nd of the season midway through the third period and the Spokane Chiefs held on the rest of the way to beat the Portland Winterhawks 6-5 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Cody Glass potted his 21st of the campaign for Portland with 1 minute, 26 seconds to go but the Chiefs withstood the comeback effort.
The win halts a season-long four-game skid for the Chiefs (18-19-5-2, 43 points) and draws them within two points of the Winterhawks (22-19-1-0, 45) for the final playoff spot in the U.S. Division.
Spokane led 3-1 after the first period. Riley Woods started the scoring just 1:24 into the game, with Anderson-Dolan picking up the primary assist. Skyler McKenzie tied it 31 seconds later, but Anderson-Dolan answered with an unassisted marker.
Keanu Yamamoto scored the first of his two on the night midway through the frame for a 3-1 lead.
Eli Zummick made it 4-1 with his third of the season on a power play a little over four minutes into the second.
Portland then scored three straight to even it up at 4-4 after two periods.
Yamamoto’s second of the night, an unassisted goal and his 18th overall, broke the tie midway through the second period.
The Chiefs finish their four-game road trip on Sunday in Seattle at 5:05 p.m.
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