Swift Current extends skid, Seattle outperforms Spokane 5-3

KENT, Washington – A power play goal in the third period proved to be the determining factor on Tuesday as the Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Spokane Chiefs 5-3 in the Western Hockey League game.

The Thunderbirds (3-2-1) took a 3-0 lead in the middle of the second period thanks to goals from Sam Popowich, Alessandro Segafredo and Mekai Sanders, who scored from the penalty spot.

Henrik Rybinski buried the game winner with the man advantage early in the third and Gabe Ludwig added an insurance marker with less than three minutes on the clock.

Grady Lane, Erik Atchinson and Blake Swetlikoff all scored for the Chiefs (2-4-1).

Seattle got 26 saves from goalkeeper Scott Ratzlaff and Mason Beaupit stopped 30 of 35 shots for Spokane.


MEDICAL HAT, ALTA. – Lukas Svejkovsky scored the game winner 2:17 in extra time for Medicine Hat (3-3-1) and Swift Current (2-4-2) dropped his sixth game in a row.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 19, 2021.

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