KENT, Wash. - Kailer Yamamoto had 2 goals and one assist, and Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Nolan Reid added a goal and an assist apiece as the Spokane Chiefs won their third straight game with a 5-1 victory at Seattle Sunday night. With the win, Spokane moved within 3 points of second place Portland in the U.S. Division and inched past Vancouver into 5th place in the Western Conference playoff race.
Hudson Elyniuk got the scoring started for the Chiefs with a breakaway short handed goal 16:40 into the first period to stake Spokane to a 1-0 lead. Nolan Reid would score his first goal since December 15th just 1:11 later to put the Chiefs up 2-0 after one. Spokane would expand the margin with a Yamamoto goal on the power play at 17:01 of the second to make it a 3-0 game. Seattle scored just a minute later to narrow the margin to 3-1 after two.
Spokane came out in the third and scored just 1:02 into the period on Anderson-Dolan’s team leading 34th goal of the year off a 4 on 4 situation. The Chiefs would cap the scoring midway through the period when Yamamoto notched his second of the game on an Ethan McIndoe feed to wrap up a 5-1 victory. Dawson Weatherill would make 25 saves for his 7th straight win as the Chiefs evened the season series with the Thunderbirds at 3-3 with their first win in Seattle this season.
The Chiefs return to the Spokane Arena to open a 3 game home stand against the division leading Everett Silvertips Tuesday night at 7:05 pm. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA starting with the pre-game show at 6:30 pm.