SHARE
Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Liam Stewart's third-period goal lifts Chiefs over Thunderbirds 4-3

Wednesday, 01.09.2013 / 1:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Liam Stewart's third-period goal lifts Chiefs over Thunderbirds 4-3

SEATTLE - Liam Stewart's third-period goal stood as the winner as the Spokane Chiefs slipped past the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-3 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League play.

Captain Brenden Kichton, Mike Aviani and Collin Valcourt rounded out the offence for Spokane (26-13-1), while Eric Williams made 27 saves for the win.

Branden Troock had a goal and an assist as Seattle (16-22-3) lost its 11th game in a row. Mitch Elliot and Shea Theodore also scored. Brandon Glover stopped 33 shots for the Thunderbirds.

Kichton scored on one of the Chiefs four power plays, while Seattle went 0 for 4 with the man advantage.

Theodore and Elliot replied to give Seattle a 2-1 lead. Valcourt evened the score before Troock put Seattle back on top at 3-2.

Aviani scored with 53 seconds left in the second period to tie it 3-3 and Stewart had the only goal in the third period to give Spokane the win.

Quote of the Day

I think everyone left it out there. Every game this season, regular season and playoffs, we played as hard as we could. We're not out of the playoffs right now because of lack of effort, and that's all that we can ask of each other.

— Predators defenseman Seth Jones after Nashville was eliminated by Chicago in Game 6 on Saturday