Chiefs denied in Kamloops, 3-0

Chiefs denied in Kamloops, 3-0

The Spokane Chiefs were shut out for only the second time all season, 3-0 at Kamloops on Friday night. The loss was a season-high fourth in a row for Spokane, who will face the division-rival Tri-City Americans in Kennewick on Saturday.

Kamloops jumped onto the scoreboard just 28 seconds into regulation as Zane Franklin took advantage of a 2-on-1 chance to score his 22nd of the season. The Blazers extended the lead to 2-0 at the 8:01 mark of the opening frame with a goal from Connor Zary.

After a scoreless second period, team captain Jermaine Loewen picked up a rebound score to provide insurance for the Blazers and make it 3-0.

The Chiefs finished 0-for-4 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. Reece Klassen started in net for the Chiefs, stopping 22 of 25 shots faced, while Dylan Ferguson earned the shutout for the Blazers with 37 saves.

Spokane continues their three-game road trip on Saturday night as they face the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick. Mike Boyle will have the radio call on 103.5 The Game with the pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m.

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.