The Spokane Chiefs began the final week of the regular season with a 3-1 loss at Seattle Tuesday night in Kent, WA. Spokane remains 2 points behind Vancouver for 4th place in the Western Conference playoff race with 3 games remaining for the Chiefs.
Both teams failed to score in a physical first period, as Spokane outshot Seattle 11-7 in the frame. Both clubs went 0-1 on the power play. Seattle would seize a 2-0 lead in the second period by going 2-2 on the power play. Connor Honey scored at 11:58, and then Seth Swenson tallied at 15:31, as the Thunderbirds turned away both Spokane power plays in the period.
In the third, Honey would score his second power play goal of the night at 6:39 of the third period to give Seattle a 3-0 lead. Steve Kuhn got Spokane on the board at 8:08 of the period. Kuhn's 13th goal of the year was assisted by Corey Baldwin and Collin Valcourt. Spokane outshot Seattle 21-6 in the third period and 42-24 overall, but lost for the second time in 7 meetings with the Thunderbirds.
Spokane will return home Wednesday night at 7:05pm when they host the B.C. Division champion Kamloops Blazers at the Spokane Arena. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA beginning with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.