For the second straight night, a three goal first period propelled the Spokane Chiefs to a victory. This time, the Chiefs getting a 5-3 win over the Everett Silvertips on Sunday night in Everett. The night before Spokane had scored 3 in the first period to win in Seattle 4-2.
Todd Fiddler got the scoring started for Spokane with his 8th goal of the season 4:39 into the game. Fiddler's 4th goal in 6 games with the Chiefs was assisted by Dominick Uher and Mitch Holmberg. Everett scored 2 straight goals at 5:20 and 12:17 to take a 2-1 lead. The Chiefs came right back as Mike Aviani tallied just 42 seconds after Everett's second goal to tie the game at two. Aviani's 5th goal of the season was assisted by Connor Chartier and Brenden Kichton. Holmberg would then score just 26 seconds after Aviani's goal to give the Chiefs a 3-2 lead after one. Holmberg's goal was his third in 2 nights, and gave him a team leading 16 on the season. Dominick Uher got his second assist of the game, while Fiddler got the other helper.
Spokane would extend the lead to 4-2 midway through the second period as Blake Gal scored shorthanded from Liam Stewart and Davis Vandane at 10:31 of the stanza. It was Gal's 7th goal of the year. Marek Kalus would tally on the power play at 16:04 to give Spokane a 5-2 lead after two. Brenden Kichton had the assist on Kalus 11th goal of the year. The Chiefs outshot Everett 15-2 in the second.
Everett would score their second power play goal of the night in the third to cap the scoring. Chiefs goalie Eric Williams picked up his first win in net for Spokane with 27 saves, 16 of them in the third period. Spokane will host Everett Wednesday at 7pm in the next game for the Chiefs. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.