Prince George, B.C. — The Spokane Chiefs came up short in their road effort Friday night, falling to the Prince George Cougars 2-1.
The Cougars controlled the shots on goal in the opening period, outshooting the Chiefs 14-8 while jumping out to a 2-0 lead.
Spokane managed to flip the ice in the second frame, putting 17 shots on goal to just four by Prince George. The Chiefs cut the Cougars lead to one at 9:26 when Erik Atchison came around the backside of the net to clean up a rebound and slam it home to make it 2-1.
Despite leading shots 13-6 in the final period and 38-24 on the game, the Chiefs failed to connect for a second goal as time wound down.
Rookie goaltender Campbell Arnold finished the night 22-for-24 for Spokane and Prince George’s Taylor Gauthier was 37-for-38. Both sides were held scoreless on their power play chances with the Chiefs going 0-for-3 and the the Cougars going 0-for-1.
These two teams will be back at it tomorrow night as the Chiefs look to pick up a win on the road before returning home on Wednesday.
The Chiefs return home for the first TicketsWest Player Magnet Giveaway at Spokane Arena on Wednesday, October 23 versus the Brandon Wheat Kings. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a refrigerator magnet featuring a Chiefs player courtesy of TicketsWest.
Tickets for October 23 and all Chiefs home games are available online, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK or in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office at Spokane Arena.