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Americans fall to Chiefs for first time this season

Larry Brunt

The Americans fell 5-2 in Spokane tonight earning their first loss to the Chiefs this season.

Tri-City started the game confidently and got on the board first with a goal from Luke Zazula. The 20-year-old Americans captain scored unassisted with a wrist shot from the blue line. The Americans held on to their 1-0 lead and continued to dominate through the first period. After 20 minutes of play the Americans out shot the Chiefs 17-7.

The game changed in favor of the Chiefs in the second period as they scored three straight goals at the 3:40, 6:19, and 8:22 marks.

Zazula scored again for the Americans with 3:45 left in the third period. The goal was scored on the power play assisted by Sasha Mutala and Sam Huo. Tonight was Zazula’s first multi-goal game in the WHL.

The Americans were unable to make a comeback and fell 5-2 as Chiefs added two more goals in the third period.

Lukas Dragicevic make his WHL debut tonight with the Americans. The 15-year-old defenseman from Richmond, BC was selected by Tri-City fourth overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Americans were 1/4 tonight on the power play and the Chiefs were 2/4 with a man-advantage.

The Americans scored a Jack in the Box power play goal tonight for the first time since they had two on opening night against the Portland Winterhawks. When the Americans score on the power play you get free Jack in the Box! Show the coupon below at your Kennewick Jack in the Box location to redeem.

Final Score: 5-2 SPO

Shots: 35-28 TC

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