KENNEWICK – Jaret Anderson-Dolan and the Spokane Chiefs are heating up at the right time.
Anderson-Dolan scored the winning goal with 1 minute, 9 seconds remaining in overtime Friday night and the Chiefs defeated the Tri-City Americans 5-4 in a Western Hockey League matchup at Toyota Center.
The Chiefs’ fourth consecutive victory matches their season high, which they have reached three times in the past month and a half. In their past 19 games the Chiefs have only four losses – two in regulation and two in overtime.
Anderson-Dolan netted the winner after stealing the puck near center ice and beating Americans goalie Patrick Dea for the unassisted goal. Anderson-Dolan has a team-high 35 goals this season.
The Chiefs and Americans have played overtime in six of their 10 meetings this season, with the Chiefs winning four of the extra-period games.
As Spokane continues to strengthen its playoff positioning, the Chiefs are 37-21-3-2. With 79 points, they trail second-place Portland by two in the U.S. Division.
Spokane, which is 2-0 to open a six-game road trip, plays at Kelowna at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.
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