The Spokane Chiefs used a three-goal second period to secure their third-straight win on their East Division road trip as they defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 4-2 on Friday night in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak to Prince Albert and raised the Chiefs’ record to 6-6-1-1 on the season. Spokane is now just two points behind third-place Portland in the U.S. Division.
After a scoreless first period, the Chiefs got on the scoreboard when Ethan McIndoe scored his third goal on the eastern swing at 3:06 of the second period to give Spokane a 1-0 lead. Jeff Faith would follow with his second tally of the trip with a blast from the blue line at 5:25 to make it 2-0 Chiefs. Jaret Anderson-Dolan would cap a three goal second with his fifth of the year at 10:34 to give Spokane a 3-0 advantage after two.
Prince Albert would cut the lead to 3-1 on a power play goal at 11:08 of the third period, but the Chiefs’ Hudson Elyniuk answered with his fourth of the season just 14 seconds later to push the lead to 4-1 Spokane. The Raiders capped the scoring with another power play goal with 13 seconds left to account for the final margin. Spokane out shot Prince Albert 30-24 in the contest, while going 0-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-5 on the penalty kill. Spokane will finish up their six-game East Division road trip in Swift Current on Saturday night at 6 p.m. PDT. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA starting with the pre-game show at 5:30.