Brandon, Man. — Jack Finley’s second goal of the game with 2:37 remaining lifted the Spokane Chiefs to a 6-4 come from behind victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings Tuesday night in Brandon, MB. Spokane has now won 2 of 3 games on their Eastern Division trip as they defeated Brandon for the second straight season.
Spokane fell behind 2-0 midway through the first period before mounting their comeback. Riley Woods scored his team leading 8th goal of the year 13 seconds after Brandon scored their second goal to cut the lead in half at 2-1. Finley then scored his first of the night on the power play at 12:23 from Luke Toporowski and Nolan Reid to tie the game at 2 after the first period. Spokane out shot Brandon 16-7 in the first, while going 1-2 on the power play.
The Chiefs took their first lead of the game when Eli Zummack took a Woods feed and scored from between the circles at 12:55 of the second period to make it a 3-2 Spokane. Brandon countered with a goal just 20 seconds later to even the contest at 3-3 after two. The Wheat Kings then re-took the lead just over 4 minutes into the third off a fluke bounce off the end wall that hit a Chiefs defender net front and into the goal to make it 4-3 Wheat kings.
Spokane started their comeback midway through the third when Ty Smith wound his way down the left wing and hit an open Zummack net front at 11:34 to even the game at 4. Finley would complete the comeback as he scored on a rebound off an Ethan McIndoe shot to secure his first multi-goal game of his career and give the Chiefs a 5-4 lead. McIndoe would seal the win with an empty net tally from Smith in the final minute to cap the comeback.
Bailey Brkin had 36 saves in net for his 4th win of the season as Spokane out shot Brandon 43-40 in the game. The Chiefs were 1-for-5 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.
Spokane will continue their road trip Wednesday when they visit Regina.
Mike Boyle will have the radio call on 1510 KGA, beginning with pre-game at 5:30 p.m. PT and puck drop at 6 p.m. PT.
They return to Spokane Arena on Friday, October 26 when they take on the Portland Winterhawks for Avista “Way to Save” Night & Glow Bracelet Giveaway. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a glow bracelet courtesy of Avista. Tickets are on sale now online via TicketsWest, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK and in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office.
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