Five different players found the net as the Tri-City Americans continued their big-scoring ways with a 5-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs in WHL action at Toyota Center on Saturday night.
A day after hanging four goals on Seattle, the Americans (35-23-3-0, 73 points) dominated the Chiefs (25-25-6-3, 59) for a four-point weekend.
Parker AuCoin got the party started with four minutes left in the first period with his 20th of the season.
Nolan Yaremko added a goal at the same point in the second period. After Spokane got on the board early in the third, Juuso Välimäki scored at 9:24, and Tyler Sandhu and Brett Leason added late goals to cement the blowout.
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Evan Sarthou stopped 38 of 39 shots in goal for the Americans, who are off until Wednesday when they host Portland.
Americans 5, Chiefs 1
First—1, Tri-City, AuCoin 20 (Geekie, Coghlan), 15:55. Penalties-Yamamoto Spo (major-fighting), 2:05; Wotherspoon TRI (major-fighting), 2:05; Cole Spo (slashing), 5:30; McKay Spo (roughing), 5:30; Yaremko TRI (roughing), 5:30; Krebs TRI (hooking), 17:03.
Second—2, Tri-City, Yaremko 7 (James, Coghlan), 15:46 (SH). Penalties-Sandhu TRI (charging), 3:54; Reid Spo (hooking), 13:22; Focht TRI (too many men), 14:36.
Third—3, Spokane, Yamamoto 34 (Anderson-Dolan), 4:22. 4, Tri-City, Välimäki 18 (Sandhu), 9:24 (PP). 5, Tri-City, Sandhu 17 (Geekie, Välimäki), 18:26 (PP). 6, Tri-City, Leason 6 (Krebs, Sarthou), 19:12 (PP). Penalties-Najman Spo (too many men), 8:59; McIndoe Spo (interference), 16:47; Cole Spo (10-minute misconduct), 18:58; McKay Spo (roughing, major-fighting), 18:58; Yaremko TRI (major-fighting), 18:58.
Shots—Spokane 0-0-1-1. Tri-City 12-9-6-27. Power Plays—Spokane 0x3; Tri-City 3x5. Goalies—Spokane, Weatherill 11-14-4-2 (28 shots-23 saves). Tri-City, Sarthou 8-6-2-0 (39 shots-38 saves). A—5,562