Moose Jaw, Sask. – The Spokane Chiefs dropped a tight contest in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on Saturday night, 4-3. Defenseman Ty Smith had a goal and two assists in the defeat.
Smith got the Chiefs on the board late in the first period, finding the net for his first goal of the season on a power play at 18:28.
The Warriors tied the game at 1-1 at 12:50 of the second before the Chiefs scored again, with Smith shooting through traffic from the left point and Carter Chorney deflecting the puck to beat netminder Brodan Salmond.
Moose Jaw bounced back once again, scoring with only 12 seconds left in the second and taking their first lead of the game on Daemon Hunt’s first goal of the season 4:17 into the third.
Team-leading goal scorer Riley Woods potted his seventh of the year at 8:02, capitalizing on a five-minute power play chance to make it 3-3.
Hunt regained the lead for the Warriors with what proved to be the game-winner, firing his second of the year and of the night past Spokane goalie Dawson Weatherill with 8:11 left in regulation.
Spokane finished 2-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill. They outshot the Warriors 30-20. The Chiefs are 1-1-0-0 through two games on their current six-game road trip through the East Division.
The Chiefs continue their six-game road trip on Tuesday at Brandon. Mike Boyle will have the radio call on 1510 KGA, beginning with pre-game at 4:30 p.m. PT and puck drop at 5 p.m. PT.
They return to Spokane Arena on Friday, October 26 when they take on the Portland Winterhawks for Avista “Way to Save” Night & Glow Bracelet Giveaway. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a glow bracelet courtesy of Avista. Tickets are on sale now online via TicketsWest, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK and in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office.
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