The Spokane Chiefs defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 Tuesday night at ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds have back-to-back home games this weekend. They play the Prince George Cougars on Friday at ShoWare Center at 7:35pm. They host the Tri-City Americans at 7:05pm on Sunday at ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds outshot the Chiefs 9-6 in the first period.
Seattle (16-12-2-1) took a 1-0 lead at 1:32 of the second period. Alexander True chipped the puck into the Spokane zone on the left wing. Ryan Gropp got the puck along the board and skated into the left circle towards the net. At the bottom of the left circle Gropp crossed the puck through the low slot to Keegan Kolesar in the right circle. Kolesar beat Spokane goalie Dawson Weatherill low for his fourth goal of the season.
Spokane (14-11-5-1) tied the game 1-1 at 9:38 of the second just after the T-Birds killed off a power play. Ethan McIndoe got the puck past Seattle goalie Rylan Toth on assists from Hayden Ostir and Tyson Helgesen.
The Chiefs outshot the T-Birds 13-5 in the second period and led 19-14 in shots after two periods.
The Chiefs went in front 2-1 at 9:23 of the third period on a power-play goal from Jaret Anderson-Dolan. Keanu Yamamoto and Kailer Yamamoto had the assists.
The T-Birds pulled Toth with a minute left in the game to try and scoring the tying goal. The T-Birds had several good chances on Weatherill with the extra attacker but the Spokane goalie made the saves.
Kailer Yamamoto scored an empty-net goal with one second left in the game to get the Chiefs final goal.
The Chiefs outshot the T-Birds 32-30 in the game.
Toth made 29 saves on 31 shots and his record is now 12-12-1-0.
Weatherill is now 6-5-3-1 after making 29 saves on 30 shots.