|Jordan Schulting & Tommy Lee - Photo courtesy of Garrett James|
Two of those goals came in the third period as the Chiefs put the clamp on the Express in the final period that saw them strike three times.
For the Express it was a night where they had very little puck luck to convert some of their best scoring chances throughout the game.
Among the best chances for the Express in the first period, Colby Pederson couldn't jam in a loose puck on the goal line with Chiefs netminder Mathieu Caron lying on his back in the crease. Seconds later Caron then made a glove save off Express captain Alex Ambrosio.
Chilliwack's footspeed lead to the Express being forced to take penalties in the opening period. On the Chiefs second power play of the night Tommy Lee buried the rebound of a Corey Andonovski one timer from the slot to open the scoring. That would be the lone goal of a first period that saw Chilliwack outshoot the Express 17-8.
|Reid Cooper faced 48 shots - Photo courtesy of Garrett James|
Eric Linell had a shot from the right wing that went through the pads of Caron but just missed the far post. A similar looking chance for Linell resulted in a scramble in the Chiefs crease and the Express couldn't bury the opportunity.
The Express hardwork resulted in them outshooting the Chiefs 15-13 in the period.
In the opening moments of the 3rd period a soft D to D pass behind the net was picked off and it was fed back to Matt Slick who beat Reid Cooper for a 2-0 Chilliwack lead.
That goal got Chilliwack back on their game who were without Head Coach Jason Tatarnic who was serving a one game suspension along with Jake Gresh for an illegal equipment infraction in their last game vs. Trail.
Will Lawrence gave the Express hope of a comeback scoring his first of the year with a quick shot over the shoulder of Caron for his 1st of the year at 2:47.
Will Caverley tipped home a Tommy Lee one timer for a 3-1 Chiefs lead with Haydn Delorme in the box serving a double minor for high sticking.
|Lucas Wong - Photo courtesy of Garrett James|
The Chiefs capped off a strong night on the power play on a goal by Regan Kimens with 17 seconds left in the third period. Chilliwack finished 3 for 4 on the power play.
The shots finished 48-28 in favour of the Chiefs who outshot the Express 18-5 in a strong third period.
Up next for the Express is a Friday home game with Langley. Then they visit Chilliwack on Saturday night.