Spokane Drops Second In A Row, 4-1 To Victoria
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs couldn’t muster enough offense on Saturday night, dropping their second game in a row with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Victoria Royals. Former first-overall WHL Bantam Draft selection Ty Smith scored his first career goal in the loss.
Royals winger Jared Dmytriw opened the scoring with an impressive one-handed goal on a partial breakaway at the 18:12 mark of the first period, staving off the Chiefs’ backcheck to push the puck past starting goaltender Dawson Weatherill.
Anaheim Ducks prospect Tyler Soy put Victoria up 2-0 at the 4:12 mark of the second period, taking advantage of a Spokane mistake in front of the net to chip in a loose puck for his second goal of the season.
Smith fired a slapshot from the blue line past a screened Griffen Outhouse at the 6:22 mark of the third period to give the Chiefs some hope, but the Royals answered back with an insurance goal eight minutes later as Matthew Phillips scored on a breakaway.
Soy slid in his second of the night on an empty net to cap the scoring.
Weatherill stood in for 59:10 of ice time, allowing three goals on 34 shots. Outhouse, on his way to second star honors, turned away 34 of 35 shots faced.
Both teams were unsuccessful on three power play chances and tied in shots on goal at 35-35.
The Chiefs hit the road for the second time in the young 2016-17 regular season for a matchup with the Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday, October 11. Mike Boyle will have the radio call on 1510 KGA NW Sports Talk starting with the pre-game show at 6:30 p.m.
Spokane returns home on Friday, October 14 for a contest against the Everett Silvertips. It will be Dairy For Life Night at Spokane Arena as fans will be able to take part in a special raffle benefiting Dairy For Life and Second Harvest Inland Northwest to provide dairy products for families in need. Prizes include authentic jerseys and signed memorabilia.