Chilliwack (Josh Olund/BCIT Radio A&E)- After a very disappointing 2-0 loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings on Wednesday night, the Chilliwack Chiefs found their offensive touch once again and were victorious on Friday night in a6-5 win against the Merritt Centennials.The Chiefs wasted no time in this match and opened the scoring at 7:15 in the first period from Tanner Andrew, which was his team-leading 7th goal of the season.
Later in the period, Ethan Bowen would add two more goals of his own to help the Chiefs take an early 3-0 lead.Liam Tanner would add one more goal at 14:20 to increase the lead to 4-0, but the Chiefs wouldn’t be able to end the period without surrendering a goal as Centennial’s own Trevor Isaksson would add one late in the first period to cut the deficit to 4-1.In the second period,
The Centennials would score again 56 seconds into the frame from Walker Erickson to cut the Chiefs lead in half.Shortly after, the Chiefs would respond again with a goal from Trevor Longo to increase their lead to 5-2.
However, 30 seconds later, the Centennials would answer right back with a goal from Blake Astorino to make it another two-goal deficit.But the Chiefs just kept on scoring and added the eventual game-winner at 13:29 of the second period from Jackson Munro on the powerplay and the Chiefs would end the second period with a 6-3 lead.
In the third period, the Centennials would add two more goals from Brandon Dent on the power play at 5:15 and one Matteo Pecchia at 12:48to make it a 6-5 game.However, Chiefs goalie Jakob Gullmes would hold the fort for the remainder of the period and the Chiefs would hold on to win 6-5 in an exciting offensive display from both teams.
Friday’s three stars of the game were; Ethan Bowen,(2G, 0A), Walker Erickson, (1G, 2A) and Kyle Penney (0G, 3A).
With the win, the Chiefs are back in first place in the Chilliwack Pod, with a record of 8-4-0.
The Chiefs’ next game is on Saturday, April 24, against the Prince George Spruce Kings at 5:00PM.