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Thursday, September 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Chiefs cruise past Silvertips

Spokane’s top-three leading goal scorers this season – Kailer Yamamoto, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Keanu Yamamoto – all scored to pace the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-1 victory over the Western Conference-leading Everett Silvertips on Wednesday at the Xfinity Center in Everett.

The win helped the Chiefs keep pace with Portland, which is nine points ahead of Spokane for the eighth and final playoff position. The Winterhawks knocked off Vancouver, which has the least points of any team in the Western Conference, 3-1, on Wednesday.

Anderson-Dolan potted the Chiefs’ first goal on a power play at the 8:43 mark of the first period. Hudson Elynuik and Kailer Yamamoto were credited with assists.

Kailer Yamamoto followed in the second period, executing a give-and-go with Anderson-Dolan and scoring from the slot to put the Chiefs up 2-0.

Keanu Yamamoto scored the Chiefs second power-play goal of the night in the 18:47 left in the third, ripping a shot past Everett goaltender Carter Hart in the high slot to provide Spokane a 3-0 lead.

Riley Woods added a goal after Kailer Yamamoto forced a turnover on the forecheck and dished it to Woods, who guided the puck into an empty Everett net with 2:26 remaining.

Everett scored its only goal with 6:25 left on a 5-on-3 power play from Riley Sutter.

Overage goaltender Jayden Sittler picked up the win for the Chiefs, stopping 32 of 33 shots, including 21 in the third period.

Kailer Yamamoto picked up four points with a goal and three assists, while Anderson-Dolan added a goal and assists and Elynuik chipped in two assists.

Spokane is back in action for back-to-back games at Victoria on Friday and Saturday.

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