Kailer Yamamoto scored two goals in the second period and Dawson Weatherill turned away 31 shots to lead the Spokane Chiefs to a 5-0 shutout win over the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday night in Langley, B.C. The win was Spokane’s season-high fourth in a row and was the 10th straight against the Giants over a six season period.
The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Zach Fischer scored his 21st of the season just 1:03 into the game on assists from Hudson Elynuik and Tyson Helgesen. Yamamoto would score his 7th of the year only 59 seconds into the second after picking up a loose puck in front of the Vancouver net. Yamamoto would notch his second of the night on a shorthanded tally from Elynuik and Jeff Faith at 3:10 to extend the lead to 3-0. Luke Toporowski would cap a three-goal second with his 4th of the year from Milos Fafrak at 11:29 to stake Spokane to a 4-0 lead after two.
Elynuik would complete the scoring with his 23rd of the year from Riley Woods and Filip Kral early in the third period. Weatherill finished his second shutout of the season as the Chiefs penalty kill went a perfect 6-for-6 on the night. With the win, Spokane moved past Tri-City into 4th place in the U.S. Division with 55 points.
The Chiefs will travel to Tri-City for game 2 of their 7-game road trip Saturday at 7:05 pm. Mike Boyle will have the call on 94.1 FM the Bear with the pre-game starting at 6:30 p.m.