SPOKANE, Wash. - Kruise Reddick's overtime power-play goal led the Tri-City Americans a 2-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs on Monday and forced a decisive Game 7 in the Western Hockey League semifinal series.
Reddick snapped a shot from the slot that deflected past Spokane's Dustin Tokarski for the game winner. It was just Tri-City's second power-play goal of the series. The final game goes Tuesday night in Kennewick, Wash. The winner will meet the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL Championship series.
Spokane's Judd Blackwater scored his third goal in two games, giving the Chiefs a 1-0 lead 4:09 into the first period with a shot from the high slot. Mitch Wahl and Jared Cowen assisted on the play.
Tri-City tied it up at 18:32 of the second as Petr Stoklasa's wrist shot from the slot found the top of the net for his first goal of the post-season.
Spokane outshot the Americans 14-1 in the third period and 36-20 in the game but Chet Pickard stood up to the test with 35 saves for the Americans.
Tokarski made 19 saves.
In six games of this series, the Chiefs and Americans have played into the overtime period five times. Spokane has won a pair of double overtime games with the Americans winning three times, including twice in Spokane.