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Silvertips Top Chiefs in Spokane, 5-1; Chiefs Announce Trade

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The Chiefs slugged it out with Everett but the Silvertips offense was too much, winning 5-1. The Chiefs slugged it out with Everett but the Silvertips offense was too much, winning 5-1.

By Chiefs Media Relations

SPOKANE, Wash. - A three-goal second period by the visiting Everett Silvertips doomed the Spokane Chiefs as the home team fell 5-1 at Spokane Arena on Sunday Night. Riley Whittingham scored his sixth goal of the season in the loss.

The Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the game, as Riley Whittingham chipped a deflection up and over Everett goaltender Carter Hart's shoulder. Adam Helewka extended his team-best point streak to eight games with an assist on the play.

Everett responded right before the horn for the end of the first period as Matt Fonteyne forced a turnover at the Chiefs blueline and beat goalie Matt Berlin on the other end for a shorthanded goal. The unassisted goal was scored with only 13 seconds left before the intermission.

The second period was all Everett as they scored three times beginning with a give-and-go tally by Carson Stadnyk at the 7:51 mark. Stadnyk dished it to team-leading scorer Remi Laurencelle down the middle, who quickly returned the puck to the right wing where Stadnyk one-timed it home to put the Tips up 2-1.

Winger Brandon Ralph surprised Berlin with a soft shot at the 14:28 mark, beating the rookie netminder low for his first goal as a Silvertip, extending the Everett lead to 3-1.

Laurencelle extended his goal streak to four games with a tap-in goal off a cross-crease pass from Mackenzie Dwyer at the 15:31 mark to make it 4-1. Verhelst replaced Berlin before Laurencelle added another goal off a Dario Winkler feed to make it 5-1 early in the third and final frame.

Both teams were scoreless on the power play. Berlin stopped 11 of 15 shots faced in 35:31 while replacement Verhelst made 11 saves on 12 shots in 24:29. Hart turned aside 25 shots in a one-goal win, earning him second star honors.

The Chiefs remain home for their next home game on Friday, December 4 versus the Seattle Thunderbirds. It will be Fred Meyer Shop with the Chiefs Night at Spokane Arena as one lucky fan will walk away with a $1,000 shopping spree to Fred Meyer.

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The Chiefs also announced Sunday they have traded 19-year-old forward Kolten Olynek to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

“Kolten is a great person and a solid player who will help the Prince Albert Raiders this season and we wish him the best moving forward,” said Spokane Chiefs General Manager Tim Speltz.

“We have been extremely satisfied with the development of our young forwards and that has created a numbers problem on our roster. With Hudson Elynuik returning from injury, we simply had too many forwards.”

Olynek, who was acquired by Spokane from the Moose Jaw Warriors in a trade last season, scored three goals and four assists in 36 games with the Chiefs. In 140 career WHL games with Lethbridge, Moose Jaw and Spokane, Olynek has 11 goals and 20 assists.

The trade brings Spokane’s roster to 25 players, including 14 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders.

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