SPOKANE, WA. -- Despite a Kyle Beach hat trick, his first as a Chief, the Brandon Wheat Kings beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 on Wednesday night in the Spokane Arena.
Spokane led 3-1 after the first, but Brandon scored two goals in the second and third, including a pair by Brayden Schenn, to come from behind and pick up the Wheat Kings first ever regular season win in the Spokane Arena. Wednesday night’s game was the only time the two teams will meet this season.
Brandon scored the game’s first goal as Scott Glennie, the Dallas Star’s first round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, took advantage of a Spokane turnover at the blueline and scored just 25-seconds into the game.
Spokane tallied the next three goals, all in the first, with Levko Koper tying the score at 4:23. Kenton Miller had the assist to extend his point scoring streak to five games, the longest on the Chiefs this season. Beach gave the Chiefs a 2-1 lead at 12:25 from Dominik Uher. His second was scored at 14:12 on the power play. The goal came on Spokane’s only man-advantage of the night. Mitch Wahl had one of the assists, recording his 200th career point in a Spokane jersey becoming the 21st player in franchise history to achieve the milestone. Stefan Ulmer had the other assist.
The Wheat Kings two goals in the second came from Jay Fehr at 5:16 and Aaron Lewadniuk at 8:49 to make it a 3-3 game going into the third. Spokane outshot Brandon 15-10 in the period.
The final three goals of the game were scored during a 1:41 span in the middle of the third starting with a Brandon goal at 13:01 from Schenn.
Beach then took a Wahl pass from behind the net and one timed his eighth of the season from the right circle to complete his hat trick at 14:20. Just 22-seconds later Schenn scored the eventual game winner with Glennie assisting on the play.
Spokane will travel to Kelowna on Friday night for a 7:00 match-up with the defending WHL Champion Rockets. Mike Boyle will go on the air at 6:30 with Comcast Hockey Tonight on 1510 KGA.
Saturday night, the Chiefs will host the Portland Winterhawks in the first half of a home-and-home series. Fans are encouraged to come dressed in their best Halloween costume. A limited amount of candy will be available for the kids.