Ty Smith and the Spokane Chiefs traveled to the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington to take on the Everett Silvertips in game one of the the team’s second round series against each other tonight. Spokane took the early 1-0 series lead with a 6-3 win in this game.
Ethan McIndoe started the scoring just 2:01 into the game. That gave the Chiefs the early 1-0 lead and started a big night for McIndoe. He would go on to register three points in the game (two goals and an assist) and be named the game’s first star.
The first and second periods were back-and-forth between the two teams and Everett would tie things up before the first period was out. At 12:47, Ty Smith took an interference penalty and the Silvertips were on the power play. Zack Andrusiak would convert on this opportunity to tie the game at one in less than ten seconds into the man advantage at 12:54.
Just a minute into the second frame, Eli Zummack gave the Chiefs back the lead at 2-1 when he scored from Noah King. Spokane would nurse this lead until the waning seconds of the second when Everett leveled things out once again. Jackson Berezowski scored at 19:34 to make it 2-2.
And that is how we headed into the final period. But that final period would belong to the Chiefs. Luke Toporowski scored just 39 seconds in to give Spokane back the lead at 3-2. Riley Woods would score at 10:20 in what turned out to be the game winner off assists from Zummack and Smith. Woods would be named the game’s third star. That goal made it 4-2 Chiefs.
Berezowski, on his way to being named the game’s second star, scored at 13:08 to cut the Chiefs’ lead to 4-3. But that was all she wrote for the Silvertips.
McIndoe scored again at 16:26 of the third to make it 5-3 and Luc Smith added an empty netter at 18:06 to make it 6-3. And that was your final from Everett.
Ty Smith’s stat line read: the assist for a point, a plus-3 plus/minus rating, two shots on goal and the two penalty minutes for the Chiefs’ captain.
Special teams saw Everett go 1-for-3 and Spokane convert on their only power play opportunity. Goaltender Bailey Brkin made 29 saves on 32 shots for the Chiefs while Dustin Wolf stopped 17 of 22 for the Silvertips.
Game two commences from Everett later tonight (April 7) at 7:05 PM ET. We will have some coverage right here for you.