Chiefs Double Up Americans 2-1 In Home Opener - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Chiefs Double Up Americans 2-1 In Home Opener

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Mitch Holmberg wasn't about to cool down now that he's finally playing on home ice.

Behind Holmberg, the Spokane Chiefs beat the Tri-City Americans 2-1 at Spokane Arena in front of 8,811 fans on Saturday Night. Holmberg scored twice, once both in the second and third periods, to push the Chiefs to victory.

Holmberg's first goal of the night came in the second period at 4:25 to tie the game at one goal each. Center Mike Aviani and defenseman Cole Wedman assisted on the goal, Spokane's first of the season at the Arena. The Chiefs then took the lead for good in the third period at the 4:25 minute mark, as Holmberg scored again for his WHL-leading eighth goal of the season, this one assisted by Aviani and center Liam Stewart. Aviani leads the WHL with seven assists.

The Spokane offense kept Tri-City goalie Eric Comrie busy all night, as the Chiefs outshot the Americans 38-16. In the final period, the Americans only managed six shots compared to the Chiefs 15.

Defense was key in Saturday night's game and Spokane goalie Eric Williams was up to the task in net. Williams stopped 15 of 16 shots sent his way, including a barrage of shots on goal late in the third period.

The Chiefs travel to Portland to face the Winterhawks on Wednesday night for a 7:00 p.m. match up. Spokane will return home Tuesday, October 8, for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Kelowna Rockets.

Tickets for all Chiefs home games are available now. Call a Chiefs Ticket Account Executive at (509) 535-PUCK, visit any TicketsWest outlet, or go online to www.ticketswest.com.

Courtesy: Spokane Chiefs

  • Pro

    • Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 home opener set for September 30

      SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that their 2017-18 regular season home opener – Bud Light Opening Night – will take place on Saturday, September 30 versus the Kootenay ICE. The Chiefs will begin their regular season schedule on the road at Prince George on Friday, Sept. 22.

    • Sights from Sunday's 2017 Spokane Hoopfest

      Spokane Hoopfest brought many surprises and new champions this year. In the coed bracket, Bamm defeated FarmGirlFit, 20-9 for the championship. In the women's elite bracket, YYC Canada defeated Lady Monstars, 20-15 and and were crowned champions.

    • Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant makes appearance at Hoopfest

      Golden State Warriors' star and NBA champion, Kevin Durant made an appearance Sunday at Spokane Hoopfest. The 2017 NBA champion played some basketball with kids and thanked the fans for their support. Here's some pictures of Kevin Durant at 2017 Spokane Hoopfest:
    • Matt Hanson, Haley Chura win IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene 70.3

      The pro triathlon athletes have crossed the finish line in Coeur d'Alene. After hitting the water at 6 a.m. the two champions, Matt Hanson and Haley Chura were crowned Sunday morning in the IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene 70.3 race. 

    • Astros stop Mariners win streak at six, 5-2

      SEATTLE -- Josh Reddick homered, Brian McCann added a three-run double and Lance McCullers pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list to lift the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

    • Spokane's Hoopfest brings many unique festivities

      It's not all about the basketball. Spokane's Hoopfest has many other festivities to offer during the weekend.

    • 2017 Spokane Hoopfest sights: Men's Elite Bracket

      Everyone's eyes were on the defending champions in the men's elite bracket: Bud Light and Desert Horse. Bud Light got a first-round bye and their first game didn't start until 11:00 a.m. against Spokanepsychandneuro

    • 2017 Spokane Hoopfest sights: Women's Elite Bracket

      The 2017 Spokane Hoopfest women's elite bracket started off with the MM Power Rangers upsetting Stay Savage. Despite the upset, MM Power Rangers' stay in the winners bracket didn't last long.

    • Chiefs' McGrew drafted by Sharks in 6th round

      Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew was selected 159th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

    • Spokane's Anderson-Dolan drafted 41st overall by LA Kings

      Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected 41st overall (second round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday in Chicago.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Spokane ChiefsSpokane ChiefsMore>>

  • Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 home opener set for September 30

    Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 home opener set for September 30

    Courtesy: Spokane ChiefsCourtesy: Spokane Chiefs

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that their 2017-18 regular season home opener – Bud Light Opening Night – will take place on Saturday, September 30 versus the Kootenay ICE. The Chiefs will begin their regular season schedule on the road at Prince George on Friday, Sept. 22.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Monday that their 2017-18 regular season home opener – Bud Light Opening Night – will take place on Saturday, September 30 versus the Kootenay ICE. The Chiefs will begin their regular season schedule on the road at Prince George on Friday, Sept. 22.

    More >>
  • Chiefs' McGrew drafted by Sharks in 6th round

    Chiefs' McGrew drafted by Sharks in 6th round

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew was selected 159th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

    More >>

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew was selected 159th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

    More >>
  • Spokane's Anderson-Dolan drafted 41st overall by LA Kings

    Spokane's Anderson-Dolan drafted 41st overall by LA Kings

    Photo: Spokane ChiefsPhoto: Spokane Chiefs

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected 41st overall (second round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday in Chicago.

    More >>

    Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan was selected 41st overall (second round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday in Chicago.

    More >>