AFTERMATH! / Three Stars on a Sellout Saturday, Explained

By Staci C. – Silvertips staff writer

On Saturday before a sellout crowd in downtown Everett, the Silvertips soared back into first place in a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds, seizing the top spot in the U.S. Division with just eight games remaining.

The three stars, explained:

  1. Kevin Davis: The Tips blueliner continues to be one of the kings of assists for the Silvertips, getting two big ones tonight against Seattle. He now has 45 assists on the year, just one behind Patrick Bajkov for the most assists on the team.

Davis is tied for 5th in the league for most assists by a defensema and 11th for most points by a defenseman. He continues to be an essential part of the special teams, setting up the cycle at the blue line and feeding passes for his teammates. Davis has 22 points in last 25 games. Tonight was a milestone night for Kevin, as he netted his 100th career point in the WHL (congrats, Kev)!

  1. Connor Dewar: The second year Tips forward nabbed the second star of the game because his first period goal (12th, career-high) set the tone for the entire game. As the Tips tried  for the first five minutes and took an early penalty, he stripped the puck from Keegan Kolesar to go in all alone against Rylan Toth, making the score 1-0. From there on out, the Tips were sharp for the rest of the game. Head coach Kevin Constantine: “(Dewar) scores in big moments—he’s always to do that. To me, that was a big moment, big crowd, big moment goal … I think he’s a big time player, you know? It doesn’t surprise me for him to do that on a night like tonight. It was a big crowd and an important game, and he was one of our better players.”

  1. Devon Skoleski: Many were happy to see Skoleski (who had family in town!) to get back on the scoresheet tonight with a big goal against Seattle early in the game to put the Tips ahead with a two goal lead that would not shrink the rest of the night. He now has 13 goals on the season (career-high) and 19 assists to give him 32 points for the year. Through his second season, he contributes in big ways on a nightly basis for his team and finds ways to be a difference maker.

He is even more of a difference maker when he nets goals: the Silvertips are 11-1-1 when he scores.


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