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In a must-win game to reach the playoffs, the Spokane Chiefs put on an offensive show and crushed visiting Tri-City Americans 6-1 Friday night to get some breathing room. The Chiefs (31-27-5-4, 71 points) now hold a six point lead over the Americans (31-34-2-1, 65 points) for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot with five games to play.
The Spokane Chiefs started strongly Saturday night and then faded. With Tri-City threatening to steal the game, Hudson Elynuik swiped the puck, raced up the ice and scored a short-handed goal that carried the team to a 4-2 victory.
A night after scoring six goals against the top team in the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs’ offense fell flat in a 4-1 loss to the Tri-City Americans Saturday at Toyota Center in Kennewick. Taylor Ross scored Spokane’s lone goal early in the third period. After a scoreless first period, Tri-City (24-25-2-1) scored three second-period goals to grab control.
After an emotional win Friday night over Seattle, the Spokane Chiefs came out hot on Saturday but the Tri-City Americans kept answering and then ran away for a 7-3 win.
During a game that both teams looked for two periods like they had forgotten how to play, the Spokane Chiefs got enough breaks Saturday night to finally put the Tri-City Americans away for a 6-4 win.
KENNEWICK -- Spokane goaltender Matt Berlin secured his first Western Hockey League victory and the Chiefs reached a season-high in goals in an 8-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center. Spokane wrapped up its six-game road trip with four wins and two losses.
KENNEWICK – Dominic Zwerger scored 7 seconds into overtime Saturday to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-3 victory over Tri-City in the Americans’ Western Hockey League home opener at Toyota Center. Spokane (2-1-0-0) entered the third period with a 2-0 lead and held a 3-2 advantage when Jordan Topping scored for T-C (0-2-0-0) with 4 minutes, 43 seconds left.
KENNEWICK – Dominic Zwerger scored 7 seconds into overtime Saturday to lift the Spokane Chiefs to a 4-3 victory over Tri-City in the Americans’ Western Hockey League home opener at Toyota Center.
For a guy who had never scored a goal in the Western Hockey League before Saturday, Jaret Anderson-Dolan sure made people sit up and take notice. Anderson-Dolan not only scored his first WHL goal, but he added two more for a hat trick while helping the Spokane Chiefs rally from a 4-2 deficit for a 6-4 win over the Tri-City Americans in a season opener at the Arena.
The Spokane Chiefs played their season opener against their perennial rivals, the Tri-City Americans. After a slow start, the Chiefs triumphed 6-4.
The Spokane Chiefs wrapped up preseason play Saturday with a 4-3 loss to the Tri-City Americans at the Arena. The Americans scored three third-period goals, including the final two, to claim the win.
Chris Victor, a head men’s basketball coach the last five seasons for Citrus College in Glendora, California, accepted a position as assistant coach at Eastern Washington University, the school announced Monday. Victor, who led the Owls to 103 victories in his five seasons at Citrus, replaces Alex Pribble, who left earlier this year to become head coach at Saint Martin’s University.
KENNEWICK – The Spokane Chiefs lost a game Saturday at about the same time they gained a postseason opponent. Moments after the Chiefs dropped a 2-1 game to Tri-City as Toyota Center, the Everett Silvertips clinched the U.S. Division title and a first-round matchup with the Chiefs in the Western Hockey League playoffs.
One thing has remained constant during the Spokane Chiefs’ up-and-down season – their domination over the Tri-City Americans. The Chiefs improved to 8-3-0-0 against the Americans this season as Kailer Yamamoto and Calder Brooks scored two goals apiece during a 5-2 Western Hockey League victory at the Arena.
Spokane Chiefs rookie Curtis Miske produced two goals through his first 48 games of this Western Hockey League season. Miske more than doubled that output on Saturday with his first career WHL hat trick spurring the Chiefs to an 8-1 rout over the Tri-City Americans before 9,120 vocal fans at the Arena.
Evan Sarthou didn’t figure to get so many starts in the net for the Tri-City Americans this season. The young goaltender certainly didn’t figure to register four shutouts in nine days.
Sam Reinhart never intended to return to the Western Hockey League, but playing again with the Kootenay Ice provided one big benefit. Reinhart’s goal at Saskatoon on Saturday night gave him a franchise-record 287 career points, one more than former Ice player Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings.
KENNEWICK – The start of Saturday’s game at the Toyota Center was delayed 25 minutes because of a broken piece of glass behind the Spokane Chiefs’ net after warmups. The Chiefs apparently didn’t get the word when the game finally started.
KENNEWICK – The start of Saturday’s game at the Toyota Center was delayed 25 minutes because of a broken piece of glass behind the Spokane Chiefs’ net after warmups.
KENNEWICK – The Spokane Chiefs enter 2015 with a seven-game winning streak, the best in the Western Hockey League. Calder Brooks had two of the team’s five power-play goals and Adam Helewka accounted for four assists and one goal Wednesday while powering the Chiefs to their seventh consecutive victory, 10-2 over the Tri-City Americans at Toyota Center.