SPOKANE, Wash. - Drayson Bowman scored the game-winner and added an insurance marker as the Spokane Chiefs won their fourth game in a row, defeating the Kamloops Blazers 5-2 in Western Hockey League action Friday night.
The Chiefs maintained control throughout the game, outshooting Kamloops 44-25.
Three goals were scored within 1:21 in the first period. Seth Compton opened the scoring for Spokane (8-1-0-2) at 9:25. Dalibor Bortnak replied for the Blazers 25 seconds later before Tyler Johnson put the Chiefs back on top in under a minute.
Jared Cowen scored the other goal for Spokane, while C.J. Stretch tallied for Kamloops (4-7-0-1).
Dustin Tokarski made 23 saves for the Chiefs. Blazers netminder Justin Leclerc stopped 39 shots in a losing effort.