Thunderbirds rally in third for 4-2 victory
The Seattle Thunderbirds scored three times in the third period to overcome a 2-1 deficit and earn a 4-2 win over the Spokane Chief on Friday night in the Spokane Arena. The Chiefs record dropped to 5-6, 4-3 in the Spokane Arena.
The T-Birds scored first as Kyle Fecho's shot from the point was defelcted in front of Jim Watt and trickeled into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead 11:11 into the first period.
Ned Lukacevic tied it for the CHiefs at 16:36 of the second. Derek Ryan broke Lukacevic out at the Thunderbird's blue line, who then used a backhand to score the equalizing goal.
Just over a minute later, Michael Grabner scored his first career goal as a Chief as Gary Gladue and Jeff Lynch assisted on the play. The Chiefs took a 2-1 lead into the third period.
Seattle tied it up at 5:48 on the power play and took the eventual lead at 15:46 on the first of two goals by Aaron Gagnon. Gagnon would score into an empty net for the eventual final score, 4-2.
Watt stopped 23 shots, including 12 in the second period. The Chiefs were5-6 on the penalty kill.
Spokane will travel to Tri-City on Saturday night and take on the Americans for the third time this year. Mike Boyle will go on the air at 6:30 with Comcast Hockey Tonight on 790 the Fan.
The Chiefs next home game will be Saturday, November 6th when Spokane hosts Tri-City. All fans through the gates will receive CheerStix courtesy of Webster University. Listen Cat Country 94 KDRK or watch Comcast for more information.
Tickets for all Chiefs home game are available by calling the Chiefs office at (509) 535-PUCK or TicketsWest at (800) 325-SEAT.
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Western Hockey League Stories from October 30, 2004
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- Thunderbirds rally in third for 4-2 victory - Spokane Chiefs
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