SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs came up just short of their first victory over the Everett Silvertips as they lost by a score of 4-3 on Friday night in the Spokane Arena. The Chiefs scored a pair of goals 29-seconds apart late in the third to pull within one, but couldn’t quite manage to force an overtime period.
Everett’s Gage Goncalves tallied a power play goal at 2:01 of the first followed by a score from Spokane’s Filip Kral at 8:12 to pull even at 1-1. The marker was the Toronto Maple Leaf prospect’s seventh of the season and moved him into second among WHL defensemen in goals. Goncalves struck again at 14:11 to give the ‘Tips a 2-1 lead entering the first break.
Everett extended their lead with a Conrad Mitchell goal at 15:36 second period and added their second power play goal of the night at 3:18 of the third to make it 3-1. Spokane’s Adam Beckman gave the Chiefs late life with a goal, his seventh of the season, on the power play at 18:12 which was followed by an Eli Zummack score at 18:41 as the Chiefs narrowed the gap to one, but that’s where things would end as the clock expired with Everett on top 4-3.
Spokane goalie Campbell Arnold was 22-for-26 between the pipes, allowing two power play goals while Everett’s Dustin Wolf, who leads the WHL in save percentage, finished the night 34-for-37. The Chiefs went 1-for-5 on the power play and the Silvertips went 2-for-4.
The Chiefs take on the Kelowna Rockets Saturday, November 9 at the Spokane Arena. It will be Itron Team Poster Giveaway & Full-Team Post-Game Autographs with the first 5,000 fans through the receiving a Spokane Chiefs team poster courtesy of Itron! Fans are also invited to stick around following the game for an autograph session with the entire Chiefs team!
Tickets to Saturday’s game and all Chiefs home games are available online in addition to in-person at the Chiefs Ticket Office and over the phone at 509-535-PUCK during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).