Jake Smith scored once and added two assists to help lead the Chiefs to a 4-1 win in game two of the BCHL’s Mainland Division Final in Wenatchee Saturday night
The Chiefs now hold a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series.
The only goal of the first period came off the stick of Wild defenseman Slava Demin. Dakota Raabe and Colin Burston set up Demin whose point shot eluded Chiefs goaltender Mark Sinclair.
Shots after twenty minutes were 10-4 in favor of the Wild.
Two goals late in the second period gave the Chiefs a 2-1 edge after two periods.
Ben Fanjoy tied the game at one with five minutes left in the period. The play was started by a Wild turnover just outside their own blueline. Cole Poliziani picked up the loose puck and fed it to Fanjoy who beat Wild netminder Anthony Yamnitsky from 50 feet out.
With 38 seconds left in the period Will Calverley put the Chiefs up 2-1.
A strong forecheck by Jake Smith started the play. Gathering the puck in the offensive zone, Smith found Linden Hora behind the Wild net. Hora quickly fed the puck to Calverley who was camped just outside the Wild’s crease. His second wack at the puck found the back of the net.
Chilliwack outshot the Wild 13-9 in period number two.
Smith’s second goal in as many games, again the result of a tenacious forecheck, put the Chiefs up 3-1 with twelve minutes to go in the third.
Hora put the game on ice with an empty net goal with just over two minutes left.
Sinclair finished the night with 20 saves to earn his sixth win of the post season. Yamnitsky made 23 saves for the Wild.
Games three and four are set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Chilliwack. Time for both games is 7pm.