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Silvertips score 4 goals in 3rd, Chiefs Drop Third-Straight

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The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games. The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Chiefs battled back twice to take the lead but the Everett Silvertips used a four-goal night from forward Remi Laurencelle to come away with a win, 7-4 on Wednesday night at Spokane Arena. Kailer Yamamoto scored twice and added an assist for Spokane in the loss.

Everett got the scoring underway at the 5:07 mark of the first period, taking advantage of a shot deflected high into the air to take a 1-0 lead. Laurencelle found the loose puck and tapped it past starting Chiefs goalie Tyson Verhelst to give Everett a 1-0 lead.

The Chiefs returned the favor only 16 seconds later, tying the game on a rebound goal of their own from Hudson Elynuik. Markson Bechtold fired a shot from the left circle that was kicked out to the right side where Elynuik was waiting for his fifth goal of the season.

The Silvertips retook the lead with their second goal at the 8:38 mark of the first. Team captain Dawson Leedahl tapped in his seventh of the season off a perfect centering feed from fellow veteran Carson Stadnyk.

Spokane stormed back as Riley Whittingham snuck a wraparound goal past Everett goalie Carter Hart to tie the game at 2-2. The goal, assisted by Keanu Yamamoto to extend his point streak to four games, was originally waved off but video review confirmed that it made it over the line.

The Chiefs took their first lead of the night 13 seconds later as Kailer Yamamoto followed his own shot for his 11th goal of the season. The second-year forward from Spokane fired a wrist shot from inside the left circle that Hart wasn't able to tightly secure. The puck bounced down into the crease on Hart's left where Yamamoto was able to chip it in.

The Silvertips battled right back barely a minute later as Laurencelle potted his second of the night, beating Verhelst low to tie the game at 3-3. Patrick Bajkov and Kevin Davis earned assists on the play.

Spokane earned their second lead of the night at the 6:20 mark of the third and final frame as Kailer Yamamoto stripped the Everett defender of the puck near his own blue line, took it the other way and split Hart’s legs to make it 4-3. The unassisted goal was Yamamoto’s 12 score of the year.

Stadnyk evened the game for Everett at 4-4 on a power play just before the midway mark of the period. The Chiefs’ defense broke down in front of the net and Leedahl found Stadnyk wide open.

Laurencelle found the back of the net for his hat trick at the 14:58 mark of the period, deflecting a Tristen Pfeifer point shot from between the circles to beat Verhelst blocker side. The goal, also assisted by Cole MacDonald, would prove to be the game-winner.

Everett tacked on two empty net goals at the 19:26 and 19:59 marks of the third, scored by Laurencelle and MacDonald, respectively.

Verhelst finished with 24 saves on 29 shots in 58:16 of ice time while Hart stopped 27 of 31. The Chiefs were 0 for 5 on the power play and 4 for 5 on the penalty kill.

The Chiefs remain at home Friday and Saturday to face the Portland Winterhawks for back-to-back games. Friday is Fred Meyer Calendar Giveaway Night while Saturday is Throwback Jersey Night at Spokane Arena. Both games begin at 7:05 p.m.

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