Chiefs Cap Preseason Slate With Overtime Win

Gary Peterson

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs came away with an overtime win for the second straight day on Saturday afternoon at Spokane Arena, beating the Tri-City Americans 3-2 in a penalty-filled affair. Curtis Miske scored the game-winner.

Overage forward Dominic Zwerger put Spokane on the board at the 8:16 mark of the first period with a power play goal off assists from Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Ty Smith.

Anderson-Dolan and Smith paired up to assist on another power play tally four minutes later, this time finding Kailer Yamamoto netfront to tap one past starting Tri-City goaltender Beck Warm.

Tri-City cut the deficit to one goal with a power play goal of their own at the 17:20 mark as Vladislav Lukin fired one in just five seconds into the man advantage.

After a scoreless second period, Michael Rasmussen scored his fourth goal of the preseason with a wrist shot from the right circle to tie the game at 2-2.

The Chiefs took advantage of the extra man – their ninth power play of the game – in overtime as Miske slapped the winner in from the right point, with assists going to Yamamoto and rookie Jake McGrew.

Spokane’s Jayden Sittler started in goal and stopped 17 of 19 shots faced. Warm turned aside 42 of 45 Chiefs shots against him.

The Chiefs finished 3-for-9 on the power play and 4-for-6 on the penalty kill.

Both clubs will meet again in Kennewick next Saturday for their regular season opener at 7 p.m. Chiefs fans can catch the first live radio broadcast on 1510 KGA NW Sports Talk beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30.

The Chiefs’ next home game is Bud Light Opening Night & Pre-Game Party on Saturday, October 1. Pre-game festivities outside the main entrance to Spokane Arena begin at 4 p.m. with food, drinks, live music and the Bud Girls. Tickets are available now via the Chiefs’ Ticket Office, TicketsWest and online — click here for tickets.

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