Kennewick, Wash. — The Spokane Chiefs lost a tough 3-1 game to the Tri-City Americans Saturday night as Beck Warm was brilliant in net for the Americans.
The Chiefs broke the seal on the scoring at 15:59 when they took advantage of an Americans turnover as Jaret Anderson-Dolan dished one off for Adam Beckman, who made it 1-0 Spokane, a lead they’d hold into the first intermission.
Tri-City was able to answer at the 6:45 mark of the second period when Sasha Mutala connected just following a successful Spokane penalty kill. The Americans scored again to make it 2-1 at 17:09 when Riley Sawchuk picked up the marker for Tri-City. The Chiefs were held scoreless on each of their 12 shots of the period and trailed by one entering the final period.
The Chiefs poured shots on net in the third, but couldn’t chip away at the Americans’ lead as the Ams went on to win 3-1.
Beck Warm of Tri-City was excellent in net for the Americans, saving 47 of 48 Chiefs shots. Bailey Brkin was 28 of 31 for Spokane. Both sides went scoreless on their power play chances, Tri-City going 0-2 as the Chiefs went 0-4.
The Chiefs’ next home game is Wednesday, January 30 versus the Portland Winterhawks. It will be another TicketsWest Player Magnet Giveaway Night as the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a refrigerator magnet featuring a Chiefs player courtesy of TicketsWest.
Tickets for January 30 and all Chiefs home games are available in-person at the Chiefs’ Ticket Office or over the phone at 509-535-PUCK during regular business hours, or online at spokanechiefs.com.