Playfair's Goal Lifts Chiefs Over Rebels 3-2 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Playfair's Goal Lifts Chiefs Over Rebels 3-2

Posted: Updated:
  • HockeyMore>>

  • Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

    Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:41:01 GMT
    Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference...>>
    Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference...>>
  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:40:58 GMT
    Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.>>
    The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions.>>
  • Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

    Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:31:27 GMT
    Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener...>>
    Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday...>>
RED DEER, Alberta -

Jackson Playfair's first goal of the season with just 2:20 left in the game lifted the Spokane Chiefs to a 3-2 win over the Red Deer Rebels Saturday night in Red Deer, Alberta. Playfair's goal capped a three goal third period for Spokane as the Chiefs improved their record to 7-2 on the season.

Red Deer would strike just 30 seconds into the game when Wyatt Johnson scored on a rebound of his own shot to give the Rebels a 1-0 lead. That lead would hold through the first as the Chiefs outshot Red Deer 12-9 in the period. Neither team scored in the second as Spokane outshot the Rebels 16-9. The Chiefs would get on the board at 8:15 of the third when Mike Aviani converted a Connor Chartier pass net front to tie the game at one. It marked the third straight game Aviani has scored a goal, as he has 4 goals in his last 3 games.

Mitch Holmberg would score his league leading 11th of the season on the power play just 55 seconds later to give Spokane their first lead at 2-1. Holmberg has scored in all 9 Chiefs games this season. Red Deer would even the game at 12:21 on a power play goal, but Playfair would score the game winner on a rebound of a Riley Whittingham shot to give the Chiefs their 5th win in their last 6 trips to Red Deer.

Spokane outshot the Rebels 37-22 in the game, going 1-7 on the power play and 4-5 on the penalty kill. The Chiefs will finish off their 3 game road swing through Alberta with a 3pm Pacific time game in Calgary against the Hitmen. Mike Boyle will have the call on 1510 KGA with the pre-game show starting at 2:30pm Pacific.

Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs

  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Rangers Hand Seattle 8-6 Loss

    Rangers Hand Seattle 8-6 Loss

    Less than three weeks into the season, the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation is pretty banged up. "We've been dealt a tough hand. There's no question about it," manager Lloyd McClendon said after Thursday's 8-6 loss to the Texas Rangers, which extended Seattle's losing streak to three.
    >>
    Less than three weeks into the season, the Seattle Mariners' starting rotation is pretty banged up. "We've been dealt a tough hand. There's no question about it," manager Lloyd McClendon said after Thursday's 8-6 loss to the Texas Rangers, which extended Seattle's losing streak to three.

    >>
  • Mariners Falter Late vs. Texas

    Mariners Falter Late vs. Texas

    The ace pitchers were out of the game, and the Seattle Mariners had the lead with two outs in the ninth inning.>>
    The ace pitchers were out of the game, and the Seattle Mariners had the lead with two outs in the ninth inning.>>
  • Sidney Rice Re-Signs With Seahawks

    Sidney Rice Re-Signs With Seahawks

    Per his twitter and instagram accounts free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice has re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Other reports indicate the deal is for a one year contract.

    >>

    Per his twitter and instagram accounts free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice has re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Other reports indicate the deal is for a one year contract.

    >>
  • Spokane ChiefsSpokane ChiefsMore>>

  • Johnson Joins Former Chiefs 50-Goal Club

    Johnson Joins Former Chiefs 50-Goal Club

    Spokane native Tyler Johnson has become only the ninth Spokane Chief in club history to score more than 50 points in a single season in the National Hockey League and only the third to do so in his rookie season.>>
    Spokane native Tyler Johnson has become only the ninth Spokane Chief in club history to score more than 50 points in a single season in the National Hockey League and only the third to do so in his rookie season.>>
  • Aviani Signs Amateur Hockey Contract with Utica Comets

    Aviani Signs Amateur Hockey Contract with Utica Comets

    Chiefs forward Mike Aviani has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. >>
    Spokane Chiefs forward Mike Aviani has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. >>
  • Holmberg Continues Hockey Career in Oklahoma City

    Holmberg Continues Hockey Career in Oklahoma City

    Spokane Chiefs forward Mitch Holmberg has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.>>
    Spokane Chiefs forward Mitch Holmberg has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.>>