Cranbrook, BC – Spokane Chiefs goalie Eric Williams made 28 saves in a 1-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday night.
After a scoreless game for 38:18 the Chiefs (24-10-1-0) scored late in the second period with Todd Fiddler getting his team leading 25th with a wrist shot on the glove side.
The ICE (10-24-1-0) have been shutout 4 times this season.
The ICE will visit Spokane on Saturday.
Tanner Muth (7 games), Brock Montgomery (6 games) and Joey Leach (8 games) all returned from injuries.
ICE Scratches – Collin Shirley (U-17), Jakub Prochazka.
Spokane 24-10-1-0 Kootenay 10-24-1-0
Penalties-Proft Spo (major-fighting), 7:55; Dirk Ktn (major-fighting), 7:55; Hubic Ktn (delay of game), 11:32.
1, Spokane, Fiddler 25 18:18.
Penalties-McIntosh Spo (tripping), 6:57; McPhee Ktn (slashing), 9:19; Kichton Spo (roughing), 19:52; Montgomery Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00.
Penalties-Chartier Spo (holding), 8:55; Gow Spo (cross checking), 9:45.
Shots on Goal-Spokane 8-14-3-25. Kootenay 12-7-9-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Spokane 0 / 3; Kootenay 0 / 4.
Goalies-Spokane, Williams 18-8-1-0 (28 shots-28 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 10-16-0-0 (25 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Jim Maniago (85), Michael Boisvert (111).