Swift Current, SK. — The Spokane Chiefs picked up their third straight win–all of which have come on the road–on Friday night as they topped the Swift Current Broncos 5-1. The victory also gives Head Coach Manny Viveiros a win in his first appearance facing his former club after coaching the Broncos to a WHL Championship in 2018.
The Chiefs claimed the lead early on when Luke Toporowski scored his third goal of the road trip at 1:32. Former Spokane Chief Hayden Ostir answered with the Broncos’ lone score of the game at 13:02, sending things into the first break netted at 1-1.
Spokane continued their season-long dominance of the second period by outscoring Swift Current 3-0 in the middle stanza, including a power play marker by Minnesota Wild prospect Adam Beckman in addition to goals by Michael King and Ty Smith.
The final period remained scoreless until the 18:38 mark when Chiefs rookie forward Reed Jacobson, a Swift Current native, fired home his fourth score of the season to put the Chiefs ahead 5-1.
LA Kings prospect Lukas Parik got the nod between the pipes for Spokane and was 31-of-32 on the night. Isaiah DiLaura was challenged with an onslaught of shots on net, and was 49-of-54 for the night. The Chiefs were 1-for-4 on the power play and the Broncos were held 0-for-4.
Spokane returns home on Friday, February 28 for Shriners Hospital for Children (Spokane) School Night and Jersey Lunchbag Giveaway. The first 2,000 kids 12 and under will receive a Spokane Chiefs lunchbag courtesy of Shriners Hospital for Children.
Tickets for February 28 and all Chiefs home games are available now online and via the Chiefs’ Ticket Office, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK or in-person at Spokane Arena during regular business hours.