SWIFT CURRENT, Saskatchewan – The Spokane Chiefs’ longest road trip of the season, a six-game, nine-day swing through Western Canada, began with a dominant 4-1 victory Friday night at Swift Current, the Chiefs’ third consecutive win against the Broncos over the past three seasons.
The Chiefs (4-1-0-2) unleashed 24 shots on goal in the first period against Broncos keeper Isaac Poulter and finished with 48. Eli Zummack’s third goal and second in as many games, a tip-in in front of the net, gave Spokane the lead for good with less than 2 minutes left in the period.
Carter Chorney’s tip-in made it 2-0 at the 8-minute mark of the second period, 2 minutes after Spokane had killed off a 4-minute power play.
Spokane’s Jake McGrew and Riley Woods had a goal and assist apiece in the third period; it was Woods’ team-leading sixth goal. Noah King scored a third-period goal for Swift Current, which has dropped its first seven games. It was the lone blemish for Chiefs goalie Bailey Brkin, who faced 29 shots.
Spokane, second in the U.S. Division with 10 points, faces Moose Jaw on Saturday night at 6.
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