Spokane Blanks Tri-City, Locks Up 4th - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Blanks Tri-City, Locks Up 4th

Posted:
  • HockeyMore>>

  • Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

    Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:32:46 GMT
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.>>
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.>>
  • Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

    Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:21:50 GMT
    At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.>>
    At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.>>
  • Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

    Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:01:24 GMT
    Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take...>>
    Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.>>

by SpokaneChiefs.com

The Chiefs put on one of their finest displays of hockey this season as they blanked the Americans 6-0 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,367 fans at the Spokane Arena Friday night. Eric Williams recorded his fourth shutout of the season and Carter Proft scored a pair of goals as the Chiefs improved to 25-10-1-0 at home and 43-25-2-0 overall. The win guaranteed the Chiefs home-ice advantage in the first round of the WHL playoffs against Tri-City which begins next Friday in Spokane.

The first 10 minutes of the game saw plenty of physical play but few scoring opportunities as both teams clamped down defensively. Spokane went on the power play at 12:04 but it was Tri-City who nearly scored the game's first goal after Justin Feser stole a pass and headed down the ice with just Williams to beat. The Chiefs netminder proved up to the challenge as he made a brilliant pad save on Feser's shot to keep the game scoreless.

Spokane struck just moments later with Alessio Bertaggia beating Troy Trombley at the 12:45 mark on assists from Brenden Kichton and Reid Gow. The Chiefs and Americans each recorded 8 shots in the period.

It was all Carter Proft in the second as Spokane's enforcer scored a pair of goals to stretch the Chiefs' lead to 3-0. His first came on the power play at 3:12 with an assist from Gow and Proft followed with his second, again of the power play variety, at 14:13 on assists from Kichton and Todd Fiddler. Williams stopped all seven shots he faced in the period to keep the Americans scoreless after 40 minutes.

Mitch Holmberg pushed Spokane's lead to 4-0 with his 39th goal of the season at the 7:24 mark of the third as he beat Trombley top shelf with an assist from Bertaggia. Tyler King added a power play goal at 13:44 with assists from Fiddler and Jason Fram and Jackson Playfair capped the scoring at 18:29 with his second goal of the season on an assist from Mike Aviani.

Williams was a perfect 20 of 20 on save opportunities while Trombley was 22 of 28 for Tri-City. Spokane went 3 for 7 on the power play and 2 of 2 on the penalty kill.

Tonight's three stars: Carter Proft (1st), Eric Williams (2nd) and Alessio Bertaggia (3rd).

The Chiefs wrap up the regular season with games on the road at Tri-City and Portland before returning to Spokane on Friday, March 22nd to host the Americans for game one of the first round of the WHL playoffs.

Tickets for all home games are available by calling the Chiefs office at (509) 535-PUCK or TicketsWest at (800) 325-SEAT.

  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Chiefs' Holmberg Named WHL POY Finalist

    Chiefs' Holmberg Named WHL POY Finalist

    by Spokane Chiefs Media RelationsSPOKANE, Wash. - The Western Hockey League today announced the WHL Eastern and Western Conference finalists for the 2013-14 WHL Player of the Year. The two finalists for WHL Player of the Year are determined through voting by general managers, coaches, broadcast and media representatives of all WHL Member Clubs. The recipients of all WHL individual awards will be announced at the 2014 WHL Awards Luncheon, which will be held in Calgary, Alberta, on Wednesday, A...>>
    by Spokane Chiefs Media RelationsSPOKANE, Wash. - The Western Hockey League today announced the WHL Eastern and Western Conference finalists for the 2013-14 WHL Player of the Year. The two finalists for WHL Player of the Year are determined through voting by general managers, coaches, broadcast and media representatives of all WHL Member Clubs. The recipients of all WHL individual awards will be announced at the 2014 WHL Awards Luncheon, which will be held in Calgary, Alberta, on Wednesday, A...>>
  • Shock Talk: Terrance "T1" Taylor

    Shock Talk: Terrance "T1" Taylor

    Spokane Shock defensive tackle Terrance Taylor joined Michelle Dapper in the SWX Studio for to talk about the Cleveland Gladiators upcoming visit and more in another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions.>>
    Spokane Shock defensive tackle Terrance Taylor joined Michelle Dapper in the SWX Studio for to talk about the Cleveland Gladiators upcoming visit and more in another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions.>>
  • Stanton Slam, Overturned Call Beats M's

    Stanton Slam, Overturned Call Beats M's

    Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam with none out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of an overturned call on a replay review to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 Friday night.>>
    Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam with none out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of an overturned call on a replay review to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 Friday night.>>
  • Tri-City AmericansMore>>

  • Americans Fall 5-3 in Game Four

    Americans Fall 5-3 in Game Four

    Thursday, March 27 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-03-27 06:42:24 GMT
    The Kelowna Rockets jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period, on its way to a 5-3 victory against the Tri-City Americans, avenging its Game 3 loss.>>
    Americans Fall 5-3 in Game Four Kennewick, WA - The Kelowna Rockets (3-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period, on its way to a 5-3 victory against the Tri-City Americans (1-3), avenging>>
  • Eric Comrie Shuts Out Chiefs, Ams Cruise

    Eric Comrie Shuts Out Chiefs, Ams Cruise

    Sunday, March 16 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-03-16 06:50:18 GMT
    The Tri-City Americans took control in the first period and never looked back defeating the Spokane Chiefs 3-0.>>
    Kennewick, WA- Eric Comrie earned his fourth shutout of the season, as the Tri-City Americans (29-32-4-6, 68 pts.) took control in the first period and never looked back, defeating the Spokane Chiefs (40-26-3-3,>>
  • Holmberg Breaks Record, Chiefs Win in Shootout

    Holmberg Breaks Record, Chiefs Win in Shootout

    Mitch Holmberg became the Chiefs’ all-time goal scorer, and Liam Stewart – in his first game since January 29th – scored the game-winning goal in the shootout, as Spokane beat rival Tri-City Americans 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,309 at the Spokane Arena on Friday night for the Coca-Cola Regular Season Finale...>>
    Mitch Holmberg became the Chiefs’ all-time goal scorer, and Liam Stewart – in his first game since January 29th – scored the game-winning goal in the shootout, as Spokane beat rival Tri-City Americans 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,309 at the Spokane Arena on Friday night for the Coca-Cola Regular Season Finale...>>