Kennewick, Wash – Spokane Chiefs overage forwards Michael Aviani and Mitch Holmberg each had 2 goals and 1 assist in a 5-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL exhibition action on Friday afternoon.
The lone goal for the ICE came in the second period with Zach McPhee near the crease to put a loose puck into the net.
Specialty teams were big as the Chiefs scored 1 powerplay goal and 1 shorthanded goal and the ICE powerplay was 0/9.
The ICE played most of the game with 5 defenseman after Jordan Steenbergen received a game misconduct for fighting in the 2nd period.
The ICE will play Everett on Saturday afternoon.
ICE Scratches – Skapski (NHL), Murray, O’Connor, Martin, Philp, Sawicki, Peel.
1, Spokane, Aviani 1 (Sozanski, Coyle), 12:00 (PP).
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (high sticking), 8:37; Cardiff Spo (high sticking), 8:37; Zborosky Ktn (slashing), 10:45; Chartier Spo (holding), 13:58; Chartier Spo (high sticking), 18:30.
2, Spokane, Aviani 2 (Whitwham, Holmberg), 11:19.
3, Spokane, Holmberg 1 (Aviani), 13:44 (SH).
4, Kootenay, McPhee 1 (Cable, Filbrandt), 15:18.
5, Spokane, Bobyk 1 (Whitwham, Oneschuk), 18:14.
Penalties-Steenbergen Ktn (major-fighting, game misconduct), 6:34; Playfair Spo (major-fighting, game misconduct), 6:34; served by Wellsby Ktn (too many men), 7:40; Proft Spo (slashing), 8:53; Helewka Spo (tripping), 13:12; Hascic Spo (tripping), 19:07.
6, Spokane, Holmberg 2 (McIntosh, Bobyk), 13:26.
Penalties-Fiala Spo (slashing), 1:26; Vetterl Ktn (roughing), 3:00; Rayman Spo (interference), 3:00; Boyd Ktn (major-fighting, game misconduct), 5:46; Cardiff Spo (checking from behind, major-fighting, game misconduct), 5:46; Overdyk Ktn (holding), 8:03; Aviani Spo (hooking), 13:51; Reinhart Ktn (roughing), 15:33.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 8-16-12-36. Spokane 11-16-5-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 9; Spokane 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Sittler 0-1-0-0 (32 shots-27 saves). Spokane, Verhelst 1-0-0-0 (12 shots-12 saves); Williams 0-0-0-0 (24 shots-23 saves).