Delnov scores in 4-1 loss to Chiefs


SPOKANE, WA (ISN) – January 10, 2013The Spokane Chiefs got goals from four different players Wednesday night in Spokane, this was the third of three consecutive games against the chiefs as they secured a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Spokane (27-13-1-0) took a 1-0 lead at 1:18 of the first period when Mitch Holmberg scored. Dylan Walchuk and Cole Wedman had the assists.

Seattle (16-23-1-0) tied the game 1-1 on a power -play goal from Alexander Delnov at 11:26 of the first. Delnov took a pass in the left corner from Shea Theodore and skated into the left circle. With Seth Swenson screening Spokane goalie Eric Williams, Delnov snapped a wrist shot past the goalie for his 14th goal of the season. Swenson also had the second assist on the goal.

Seattle outshot Spokane 13-10 in the first period.

The Chiefs took a 2-1 lead at 3:16 of the second period on Liam Stewart’s 10th goal of the season. Collin Valcourt and Connor Chartier were credited with the assists.

Spokane led 27-20 in shots after two periods by outshooting Seattle 17-7 in the second period.

The Chiefs took a 3-1 lead on a goal from Mike Aviani that was deflected into the Seattle net at 8:58 of the third period. Brenden Kichton and Blake Gal had the assists.

The Chiefs were awarded a penalty shot at 13:56 of the third while on the penalty kill. Carter Proft took the penalty shot and he converted by beating Seattle goalie Danny Mumaugh through the legs to give the Chiefs a 4-1 lead.

Spokane outshot Seattle 38-31 in the game.

Mumaugh stopped 34 of 38 shots and his record is now 0-3-0-0.

Williams made 30 saves on 31 shots and his record is now 21-10-1-0.

The T-Birds next game is Saturday against the Victoria Royals at ShoWare Center are 7:05pm. They travel to Kennewick to take on the Tri-City Americans on Sunday at 5:05pm.

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First period – 1, Spokane, Holmberg 25 (Walchuk, Wedman), 1:18.2, Seattle, Delnov 14 (Theodore, Sheen), 11:26 (pp). Penalties – Playfair, Spo (roughing), 11:02.Theodore, Sea (tripping), 14:21. Sanvido, Sea (goaltender interference), 19:56. Proft, Spo (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00.

Second period – 3, Spokane, Stewart 10 (Valcourt, Chartier), 3:16. Penalties – Wedman, Spo (high-sticking), 4:33. McIntosh, Spo (charging), 17:57.

Third period – 4, Spokane, Aviani 21 (Kichton, Gal), 8:58. 5, Spokane, Proft 5, 13:56 (ps/sh). Penalties – Troock, Sea (charging), 9:44. Smith, Spo (holding), 12:31.

Shots on goal – Seattle 13-7-11 31, Spokane 10-1711 38. Goalies – Seattle, Mumaugh 38 shots-34 saves (0-3-0-0); Spokane, Williams 31-30 (21-10-1-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-4; Spokane 0-3. A – 3,568. Referee – Mike Campbell, Brett Iverson. Linesmen – Jeremi Del Campo, Anthony Guzzo.