Josh Winquist scored two goals, including the game winner early in the third period, to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs Sunday night in Everett. It was Spokane's second loss in 8 days to the Silvertips as Spokane now leads the season series 6-2.
Everett took a 1-0 lead after one on Matt Pufahl's 5 on 3 power play goal at 14:20 of the first. Everett out shot the Chiefs 13-5 in the first, going 1-4 on the power play. Spokane had a chance to even the game with a 5 on 3 advantage the final 1:04 of the period, but failed to score. The Chiefs would tie the game in the second when Riley Whittingham tipped in a Colton Bobyk shot at 8:31 of the period. Whittingham's 12th goal of the year was also assisted by Markson Bechtold. Winquist would give the Silvertips a 2-1 lead after two with his first of the night at 17:15 of the second.
Winquist would score his second of the night and third goal in the last two games vs. Spokane with a goal just 2 minutes into the third period to make it 3-1 Everett. The Chiefs would cut the lead to 3-2 when Marcus Messier tipped a Adam Helewka shot at 13:51, scoring his second goal in as many games. Mike Aviani also picked up an assist. Spokane had 2 power play chances in the third, including one late in the period, but failed to score. The Chiefs went 0-6 on the power play, while Everett was 1-6. Everett outshot Spokane 30-18 in the contest.
The Chiefs will play 8 of their next 9 games at home in the Spokane Arena. Spokane begins a 4 game homestand Wednesday night when they host the Kelowna Rockets at 7:05pm. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.