The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 in a Western Hockey League game Tuesday night at the accesso ShoWare Center.
Seattle went in front 1-0 at 12:31 of the first period. Matthew Rempe won a faceoff in the right circle back to Luke Bateman at the right point. Bateman crossed the puck to Tyrel Bauer at center ice inside the blue line. Bauer one-timed Bateman’s pass and beat Spokane goalie Campbell Arnold over the blocker.
Spokane tied the game 1-1 at 13:59 of the first on a five-on-three power-play goal by Adam Beckman.
The Chiefs had a 3-1 lead after two periods on a power play goal by Eli Zummack at 17:01 and a goal from Michael King at 19:33. King’s goal went to video review for a possible high stick but the referees award the goal.
Rempe cut the Chiefs lead to 3-2 at 6:04 on the power play. Rempe banged in a rebound in front of Arnold for his third goal of the season. Owen Williams and Keltie Jeri-Leon had the assists.
Seattle goalie Roddy Ross was pulled with 1:24 left in third period for an extra attacker. Beckman was able to hit the empty net to seal the win for the Chiefs.
The T-Birds face the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. Friday at the ShoWare Center. They host the Chiefs at 6:05 p.m. Saturday.
Single-game tickets are on sale online and at the ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds’ holiday premium voucher package is available – 12 flexible vouchers valid for any home game from Jan. 11 to March 21, for $23 a voucher. There are no service charges or other fees to purchase the package. Fans can contact the T-Birds at 253-239-PUCK (7825) or go online to purchase a voucher package.
First period – 1, Seattle, Bauer 2 (Bateman, Rempe), 12:31. 2, Spokane, Beckman 15 (Hughes, N. King). Penalties – Davidson, Sea (hooking), 5:16. M. King, Spo (high-sticking), 12:40. Williams, Sea (roughing), 13:59. Rybinski, Sea (goaltender interference), 13:59.
Second period – 3, Spokane, Zummack 11 (Hughes, Beckman), 17:01 (pp). 4, Spokane, M. King 5 (Leduc, Mattson), 19:33. Penalties – Rempe, Sea (boarding), 2:48. Gottfried, Sea (interference), 10:33. Atchison, Spo (embellishment), 10:33. Sward, Spo (interference), 11:08. Bruggen-Cate, Sea (hooking), 13:23. Bauer, Sea (double minor-slew footing), 14:11.
Third period – 5, Seattle, Rempe 3 (Williams, Jeri-Leon), 6:04 (pp). 6, Spokane, Beckman 16 (Finley), 19:03 (en). Penalties – N. King, Spo (delay of game), 4:33. Atchison, Spo (hooking), 16:09.
Shots on goal – Seattle 8-3-10 21, Spokane 8-14-9 31. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 30 shots-28 saves (7-12-2-1); Spokane, Arnold 21-19 (8-7-1-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-3; Spokane 1-3. Referees – Ryan O’Keeffe, Troy Patterson. Linesmen – Mark Heier, Eric McLaughlin.