Thunderbirds Even Series Against Chiefs

SPOKANE — A day after starting the post-season with a win, the Chiefs came up short against the Seattle Thunderbirds to even up the series at one game a piece.

The Chiefs started off the best of seven series with a 2-1 win on Friday night against the Thunderbirds in the Spokane Arena, a game in which Drayson Bowman tallied both goals for the Chiefs.

But Saturday was a different story as the Chiefs found themselves on the other side of a close game.

Seattle would score the first goal in the game during the second period on a power play goal by Thomas Hickey. Hickey’s goal came late in the second at 15:37.

Seattle made it 2-0 early in the third period when Sena Acolatse scored at 5:11.

Bowman gave Spokane some hope, scoring his third goal in the series at 16:26. Stefan Ulmer set up Bowman, the Chief’s leading scorer, for the glove side wrister.

With time ticking off the clock, Spokane pulled goaltender Dustin Tokarski in favor of an extra attacker. Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard was too on top of his game, preventing a late scoring chance to seal the victory for the Thunderbirds.

The series tie promises that game five of the series will be played in Spokane. Games three and four will take place in Seattle on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.