Chiefs Finish Pre-Season With 6-2 Win at Tri-City

Larry Brunt

Riley Woods scored two goals and added an assist as the Spokane Chiefs earned a 6-2 win over the Tri-City Americans on Saturday night in their final pre-season game of the year. The win lifted Spokane’s record to 4-1-0-2 in seven pre-season games with their only loss in regulation coming in their first game.

The regular season will begin next weekend as Spokane travels to Prince George to take on the Cougars for a pair of road games on Friday and Saturday. The Chiefs will play their first home game on Saturday, September 30th in the second half of a home-and-home series with the Kootenay Ice.

The Chiefs scored the first four goals of the game with two in the first and two in the second before Tri-City closed the middle frame with a pair of goals. Woods opened the scoring 3:20 into the game with an unassisted goal before Ethan McIndoe followed at 13:35. Eli Zummack and Milos Fafrak helped on the goal.

Taylor Ross, from Ty Smith, scored the eventual game winner 2:10 into the second and Woods tallied his second of the night at 5:04. Fafrak and McIndoe assisted.

Parker AuCoin, at 12:26, and Brett Leason, at 13:16, scored for the Americans. The Chiefs picked up their second straight win over Tri-City in the pre-season.

The 18-year-old McIndoe finished off a three point night as he assisted on Hayden Ostirs power play goal just 15-seconds into the third. Riley McKay, from Woods, finished the scoring at 4:17.

Spokane was 1-5 on the power play and 3-4 on the penalty kill.

Dawson Weatherill, who was recently returned to Spokane after attending the San Jose Sharks rookie camp, stopped all 14 shots he faced in 30:32 while Donovan Buskey made 11 saves in 13 opportunities in 29:28.

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