PRESEASON RECAP: Everett 3 – Portland 0
September 2, 2018
EVERETT, Wash. – An 18-save shutout for Dustin Wolf and three goals allowed the Everett Silvertips to climb past the Portland Winterhawks in a 3-0 victory in the final game of the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic at Angel of the Winds Arena, on Sunday in WHL preseason action.
Everett, who earned four of six points during the weekend, posted 43 shots in their first preseason win after dropping their first two preseason games against Tri-City on Friday (4-3 SOL) and Seattle on Saturday (5-4 OTL). Riley Sutter earned a point for his third straight game, while Sean Richards and Connor Dewar also scored.
UP NEXT: The Silvertips rest until Saturday when they return to preseason action in Langley to face the Victoria Royals at 3:00 p.m. The Silvertips return home for the preseason finale on Sept. 15 against the Seattle Thunderbirds at 7:05 p.m.
A physical and scoreless first period produced a combined six minor penalties and two fighting majors that resulted in game misconducts for Everett winger Dawson Butt and Portland defenseman Nick Cicek at 17:49. Everett left-winger Sean Richards stuffed a rebound top shelf goal at 17:19 (assisted by Wylie and Fairbrother) into the second period to put the Silvertips up 1-0.
Silvertip captain Connor Dewar scored the game’s second goal with one second left in the second off an assist from Richards, making it 2-0 Everett.
Capitals prospect Riley Sutter sniped the game’s final goal 6:11 into the third put the Everett up 3-0.
Wolf, who made arguably his biggest save of the game at the middle of the third period, finished with six saves in the final period.
SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS
7 / FASKO-RUDAS 43 / DEWAR 16 / ORMSBY
15 / RICHARDS 26 / VITELLI 9 / BUTT
10 / BAINS 14 / SUTTER 19 / KINDOPP
28 / MITCHELL 39 / GONCALVES
23 / CHRISTIANSEN 86 / KHAIRA
24 / FAIRBROTHER 4 / I. WALKER
8 / SEELEY 29 / WYLIE
5 / MOAR
32 / WOLF
40 / LYDA
NOTES: Silvertips scratches include Peter Melcher, Jackson Berezowski, Jameson Murray, Kyle Walker, Dylan Anderson, Ty Gibson, Olen Zellweger and Danton Belluk … the Silvertips went 1-for-8 on the power play … the Tips went to 1-0-1-1 in preseason action … Portland finished 1-2-0-0 in the preseason tourney.
Opening the Silvertips home schedule, which covers 34 games this season at Angel of the Winds Arena, is Opening Night against the Vancouver Giants on September 22 at 7:05 p.m. All fans will also witness the raising of the Silvertips sixth U.S. Division championship banner and second Western Conference championship banner to the rafters before the opening puck drop, and the first 5,000 fans at the doors will receive a collectible Silvertips magnet schedule, presented by Lamoureux Real Estate and Sound Transit. Season Tickets and Mini-Plan Packages are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season. Opening Night for the Tips 2018-19 season is Friday, Sept. 21 at Vancouver (7:35 p.m., 1380 AM / 95.3 FM KRKO).
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