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Second period key in Spokane Chiefs win at Swift Current

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

From staff reports

SWIFT CURRENT, Saskatchewan – Spokane reeled off three goals in the second period, breaking an early tie, and the Chiefs defeated Swift Current 5-1 in a Western Hockey League game on Friday night.

Adam Beckman recorded his WHL-leading 44th goal and 98th point of the season on a power play early in the second period, breaking a 1-all tie. Michael King and Ty Smith scored goals 2 minutes apart in the period, extending the lead to 4-1.

Smith added a second goal with a little more than a minute remaining in the game.

Spokane, which has won three straight, outshot the Broncos 21-7 in the second period and 54-32 overall.

Luke Toporowski scored 92 seconds into the first period, giving the Chiefs (34-18-4-1, 73 points) a 1-0 edge, but Swift Current (10-40-1-3, 24 points) tied the score on Hayden Ostir’s goal at the 13-minute mark.

Spokane goaltender Lukas Parik made 31 saves. Swift Current’s Isaiah DiLaura stopped 49 shots.

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