CRANBROOK, B.C. — The Spokane Chiefs got production from all over the roster Saturday night as seven different players scored a goal en route to an 8-4 victory over the Kootenay ICE.
Kootenay managed to keep things close through the first frame, which featured goals from defenseman Noah King and forward Luke Toporowski. A marker from Kootenay’s Cole Muir that deflected off the Chiefs’ Nolan Reid sent things into the first intermission with Spokane leading 2-1.
Period number two was all Spokane as the Chiefs poured it on with goals from Jake McGrew, Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Ethan McIndoe, on each of which Ty Smith picked up an assist, giving him four through the game’s first two frames. Spokane goaltender Bailey Brkin stopped all 11 ICE shots in the period.
Luc Smith became the sixth Chief to pick up a goal 3:38 into the final period, assisted by Eli Zummack. Playing his first career WHL game, Chiefs 2018 first round bantam draft selection Graham Sward picked up the first goal of his WHL career at the 8:48 mark of the third. Kootenay countered with a trio of goals in the period, but it wasn’t enough to bridge the gap as Spokane went on to claim the 8-4 victory.
Brkin ended the night 33-of-37 while Kootenay goaltender Jesse Makaj was stopped 29 of Spokane’s 37 shots. The Chiefs went 1-for-2 on their power play opportunities while the ICE made good on one of four chances.
The Chiefs take on the Prince George Cougars on Wednesday, January 9 for the third TicketsWest Player Magnet Giveaway Night of the season. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a refrigerator magnet modeled after a Spokane Chiefs player!
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