Megan Connelly

Winterhawks stop Chiefs just short of dramatic comeback


The Portland Winterhawks found a win on the last night of a four-game road trip as they stopped a dramatic comeback by the Spokane Chiefs.

Unfortunate for Spokane as it seemed they had just hit their stride, winning two straight. However, with a dramatic 7-6 win, the Winterhawks head back home to Portland on a high note. This was both the first and only trip to Spokane that the team from Portland had on their schedule this season.

Scoring, scoring, and more scoring

Portland’s dynamic duo of Seth Jarvis and Jaydon Dureau came out and showed off a little bit of the magic they had found last season. With incredible passes to each other, Jarvis collected two goals, and Dureau added a third. Primary assists on each of the three goals went to each other.

Meanwhile, goaltender Brock Gould found himself with an assist on Reece Newkirk‘s goal that put the Winterhawks up 4-1 in the second period. Kyle Chyzowski, Kade Nolan, and Simon Knak scored the other three goals for the Winterhawks, with Knak claiming the game-winning goal.

For the home team, the first 40 minutes were a bit rough to get through, and the Chiefs found themselves in desperate need of third-period goals. Boy, oh boy, did they get them. With five goals in the final frame, they fell just short of completing a comeback Saturday night. Adam Beckman, Erik Atchison, Reed Jacobson, Eli Zummack, Ty Cheveldayoff, and Chase Friedt-Mohr all contributed goals to the comeback effort. Cheveldayoff and Friedt-Mohr each scored their first WHL goals just 35 seconds apart in the game’s final minute.

Campbell Arnold faced 47 shots while in net for the Chiefs, making 41 saves, keeping the game interesting. In the opposing net, Gould stopped 23 of 29 pucks that came his way as he claimed victory for Portland.

The two will face each other for a third straight game on Wednesday, April 14, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR.

With eight goals in the third period on Saturday, fans can expect an exciting rematch in just a few days as both teams will be facing the mid-way point of the season.

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