SLIDESHOW: Spokane Chiefs Home Opener - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SLIDESHOW: Spokane Chiefs Home Opener

  • HockeyMore>>

  • Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series

    Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-04-23 02:05:05 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-04-23 02:05:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey). Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne makes a save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey). Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne makes a save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver.
    Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over...>>
    Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6.>>
  • Guentzel scores 4 goals to lead Penguins to Game 6 clinch

    Guentzel scores 4 goals to lead Penguins to Game 6 clinch

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:15:07 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:48:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, scores past Philadelphia Flyers' Michal Neuvirth during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Tom Mihalek). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, scores past Philadelphia Flyers' Michal Neuvirth during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals for a postseason hat trick to send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6.>>
    Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals for a postseason hat trick to send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6.>>
  • High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense, too

    High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense, too

    Sunday, April 22 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-04-22 07:04:42 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:35:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) celebrates after his goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammates, including Alex Killorn (17) and center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the first period of Game 5 of an ...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) celebrates after his goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammates, including Alex Killorn (17) and center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the first period of Game 5 of an ...
    Vasileviskiy, Lightning playing solid defense in playoffs.>>
    Vasileviskiy, Lightning playing solid defense in playoffs.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Still feeling the excitement from Spokane's 2-1 win over Tri-City on Saturday? Well, you're in luck! KHQ photographer Reed Schmitt was at Spokane Arena among the 8,811 fans on hand and brought us back these amazing 150 photographs.

Here's the game recap from Saturday via SpokaneChiefs.com:

Mitch Holmberg wasn't about to cool down now that he's finally playing on home ice.

Behind Holmberg, the Spokane Chiefs beat the Tri-City Americans 2-1 at Spokane Arena in front of 8,811 fans on Saturday Night. Holmberg scored twice, once both in the second and third periods, to push the Chiefs to victory.

Holmberg's first goal of the night came in the second period at 4:25 to tie the game at one goal each. Center Mike Aviani and defenseman Cole Wedman assisted on the goal, Spokane's first of the season at the Arena. The Chiefs then took the lead for good in the third period at the 4:25 minute mark, as Holmberg scored again for his WHL-leading eighth goal of the season, this one assisted by Aviani and center Liam Stewart. Aviani leads the WHL with seven assists.

The Spokane offense kept Tri-City goalie Eric Comrie busy all night, as the Chiefs outshot the Americans 38-16. In the final period, the Americans only managed six shots compared to the Chiefs 15.

Defense was key in Saturday night's game and Spokane goalie Eric Williams was up to the task in net. Williams stopped 15 of 16 shots sent his way, including a barrage of shots on goal late in the third period.

The Chiefs travel to Portland to face the Winterhawks on Wednesday night for a 7:00 p.m. match up. Spokane will return home Tuesday, October 8, for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Kelowna Rockets.

Tickets for all Chiefs home games are available now. Call a Chiefs Ticket Account Executive at (509) 535-PUCK, visit any TicketsWest outlet, or go online to www.ticketswest.com.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/