Swift Current’s Tyler Steenbergen scored with 30 seconds left in overtime to lift the Broncos to a 3-2 overtime win over the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday night in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. The loss snapped the Chiefs’ three-game winning streak and Spokane finished 3-2-1 on their six-game East Division road trip.
Swift Current jumped out to a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a goal from Connor Chaulk. The Chiefs answered at 14:24 of the period as Evan Fiala scored his first goal of the season to tie the game at one. The Broncos would re-take the lead on a power play goal with just eight seconds left in the first period to go ahead 2-1. Spokane out-shot Swift Current 17-9 in the first period. Neither team got on the board in the second, as the Broncos out-chanced the Chiefs 8-6.
Spokane would put up 20 shots in the third and tie the game at 2-2 on a Tanner Wishnowski goal at 8:57. Wishnowski has now scored seven points in his first seven games with Spokane after being acquired in a rare trade with Kelowna earlier in the season. The Chiefs would go on to ou-shoot the Broncos 47-26 in the game, but lost for the second time in three years against Swift Current.
Spokane will now return to the Spokane Arena to open a six-game homestand, their longest of the season, when they host the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. It will be Washington’s Lottery Night at the Arena, followed by Coca-Cola Buck Night on Saturday as the Chiefs take on the Tri-City Americans.
Tickets for the weekend and all Chiefs’ home games are available in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK and online at spokanechiefs.com and ticketswest.com.