EDMONTON - The streaking Chiefs continued their WHL dominance Tuesday with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings, making Spokane winners in nine of their last 10 games.
Early in the second Drayton Bowman, who would notch the game-winner and his league-leading 26th of the year, made a sharp-angle shot over Alex Archibald's blocker to give Spokane a 2-0 lead.
Spokane (22-3-1-2) would tally late in the first as Ondrej Roman passed from his knees behind the net out to David Rutherford out front, rifling the puck short-side on Archibald.
Spokane outshot Edmonton 16-3 in the first frame. It was the seventh time this year Edmonton (11-15-2-3) registered only three shots in the first period.
Edmonton would cut the lead in half on the power play in the second as Brandon Lockerby's wrist shot from the point sifted through Spokane netminder Kevin Armstrong.
Spokane would restore the two goal lead after an icing was waved off late, and the puck came back to Jared Spurgeon at the point who fired it past Archibald's right side.
Mitch Wahl and Roman would add the fourth and fifth goals for Spokane in the third. Wahl, along with Rutherford and Chris Bruton had two points each on the night, while Roman notched three.
Edmonton's Braeden Adamyk scored late in the third on the power play for his first goal of the year.
Archibald stopped 27 shots for Edmonton, while Armstrong turned aside 20 for the Chiefs.