Chiefs lose 2-1 to Kootenay Ice

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by SPOKANE CHIEFS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 29 at 1:20 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.--Mackenzie Skapski bounced back from a forgettable performance on Friday night to steal the show on Saturday, holding the Spokane Chiefs to just one goal on 37 shots against. Skapski, a 6th Round 2013 NHL Draft selection of the New York Rangers, was particularly impressive with his glove, snagging many Chiefs shots sent from high-schoring areas. 

The Ice got on the board at the 11:35 mark of the 1st with a goal by Levi Cable, assisted by Landon Peel. Just four minutes later, Kootenay capitalized on the first of just two power plays all game for the game-winner as Rinat Valiev found Zach McPhee wide open in the slot. 

Dominic Zwerger backhanded a rebound created by a Reid Gow slapshot at the 10:57 mark of the 2nd period to narrow the Kootenay lead to one goal, but that is where it would remain.

The Chiefs finished scorless on just one power play opportunity, offered late in the 3rd Period. 

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