Adam Beckman now looks entirely like the kind of 17-year-old player NHL scouts linger after a game to meet.
Luke Toporowski spent Game 2 of the Spokane Chiefs’ first-round playoff series with the Portland Winterhawks away from the team, stricken with the flu.
After splitting the first two games in Spokane, the Chiefs needed to overcome two-goal deficits in the third and fourth games in Portland, and needed a hero in overtime in both to take the commanding 3-1 lead.
Two Spokane Junior Chiefs hockey teams - the 14U-A1 and 16U-A1 boys – have won the State Tier II championships and are headed to nationals April 4-8.
Adam Beckman’s power-play goal 4 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime capped Spokane’s rally from a 3-1 third-period deficit Wednesday night as the Chiefs pushed Portland to the brink of elimination in their first-round Western Hockey League playoff series, stunning the Winterhawks 4-3 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Riley Woods’ overtime goal Tuesday gave the Spokane Chiefs a 5-4 victory against the Portland Winterhawks in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League first-round playoff series at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Spokane Chiefs entered Saturday’s third period up 2-1 on the Portland Winterhawks and were 20 minutes away from heading to Portland up 2-0 in their first round playoff series.
The Spokane Chiefs had the league’s best power-play unit during the regular season. Now that the playoffs have started, the team isn’t letting up.
The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks enter the first round of the playoffs heading in slightly different directions.
The Western Hockey League announced Wednesday that defenseman Ty Smith has been named the Western Conference Defenseman of the Year as well as a Western Conference First-Team All-Star. The league also revealed that Chiefs forward Riley Woods was named a Western Conference Second-Team All-Star.
Adam Beckman scored his first career hat trick in the win. Beckman finished his rookie season with 32 goals.
Jake McGrew’s hat trick Friday helped keep alive the Spokane Chiefs’ goal of home-ice advantage in the playoffs.