The Spokane Chiefs had a sluggish start and couldn’t recover, losing 4-0 at Everett on Wednesday night. Silvertips goalie Dustin Wolf earned the shutout with 26 saves.
Everett struck first at 13:01 of the first period as Ronan Seeley clipped his first of the season past Spokane goalie Lukas Parik to make it 1-0.
The Silvertips scored three times in an uncharacteristically sluggish second period for Spokane. The Chiefs entered the game outscoring opponents 34-17 in the middle frame this season but that wasn’t the case on Wednesday night. Everett converted on two power plays — Michal Gut at 1:13 and Gianni Fairbrother at 14:55 — to bracket rookie Dylan Anderson’s first career goal at 7:55.
A scoreless third period sealed the shutout for Wolf, marking the second-consecutive clean sheet for the Calgary Flames prospect versus Spokane at home. The Chiefs fell 2-0 back on Nov. 17.
Spokane finished 0-for-6 on the power play and 2-for-4 on the penalty kill. Parik made 27 saves in 40 minutes while Campbell Arnold came on in relief for six saves on six shots faced in the final 20.
The loss drops Spokane’s record to 12-9-2-0 for 26 points and third in the U.S. Division. Spokane returns home for three-straight games beginning with Friday night’s contest versus the Vancouver Giants. The team will recognize the newest members of their “Top 35 Chiefs in 35 Years” in a special pre-game ceremony.
Tickets for this weekend and all Chiefs home games are available online or via the Chiefs’ Ticket Office during regular business hours, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK or in-person at Spokane Arena.