Chiefs Frozen Out By Skapski, Kootenay Wins 2-1 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

Chiefs Frozen Out By Skapski, Kootenay Wins 2-1

by Spokane Chiefs Media Relations

SPOKANE, Wash. – Mackenzie Skapski bounced back from a forgettable performance on Friday night to steal the show on Saturday, holding the Spokane Chiefs to just one goal on 37 shots against. Skapski, a 6th Round 2013 NHL Draft selection of the New York Rangers, was particularly impressive with his glove, snagging many Chiefs shots sent from high-scoring areas.

The Ice got on the board at the 11:35 mark of the 1st with a goal by Levi Cable, assisted by Landon Peel. Just four minutes later, Kootenay capitalized on the first of just two power plays all game for the game-winner as Rinat Valiev found Zach McPhee wide open in the slot.

Dominic Zwerger backhanded a rebound created by a Reid Gow slapshot at the 10:57 mark of the 2nd period to narrow the Kootenay lead to one goal, but that is where it would remain.

The Chiefs finished scoreless on just one power play opportunity, offered late in the 3rd Period.

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