RECAP: Overtime Heartbreak
EVERETT, Wash. – Jared Anderson-Dolan tied the game on a late extra attacker goal, setting up Kailer Yamamoto’s 11th of the season in overtime to help the Spokane Chiefs sneak past the Everett Silvertips, 2-1 in OT before 4,863 fans on Friday night in downtown Everett in WHL action.
Garrett Pilon had the only Silvertips goal for the night while Carter Hart turned in a 30 save effort, standing 1:49 away from a potential record tying shutout. Dawson Weatherill fashioned a 38 save win in net for the Chiefs.
UP NEXT: The Tips host the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, 7:05pm (1380 AM / 95.3 FM / WHL Live) to end a three-game homestand in downtown Everett. Tips hats, courtesy Buzz Inn Steakhouse, will be given away to the first several hundred fans and doors open at 6:00 p.m.
The first period was not an ideal start by the Silvertips as they did not register a shot on goal until 9:30 minutes in and Spokane already had 10 shots at that point. Thankfully, Hart was extremely sharp and made big saves against the powerful top 6 for Spokane. Everett’s second shot of the night got past Weatherill as Garrett Pilon went to the net and scored a beauty deflection with help from Riley Sutter to make it 1-0 Tips at 10:17.
The second period was a much better period for the Tips as they stayed out of the box and were able to roll their four lines without much interruption. Both teams played a great 200-foot game with plenty of opportunities but were unable to score.
The best chance of the night for Spokane at that point was a breakaway attempt by Jaret Anderson-Dolan, which was blown dead midway through as behind the play Sean Richards and Luke Toporowski dropped the gloves; each receiving five minutes for fighting. Spokane was able to get a puck past Hart, but the goal was disallowed as the puck was played with a high stick and the period ended with the Tips up 1-0.
The third period was a great effort by the Silvertips as they put a lot of pucks on net, but Weatherill was essentially a brick wall after the goal he let in early in the game. Spokane pulled Weatherill for the sixth attacker with 2:29 left in the third. Just 40 seconds later, Anderson-Dolan drilled in a wrist shot between the circles to tie the game.
In overtime, Kailer Yamamoto completed the comeback for the Chiefs at the 2:58 mark, banking a rebound from behind the net to seal the victory.
The Tips extended their streak for points in four straight games.
SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS
15 / RICHARDS 17 / FONTEYNE 8 / BAJKOV
43 / DEWAR 14 / SUTTER 41 / PILON
19 / KINDOPP 26 / VITELLI 16 / ORMSBY
44 / GERTH 10 / O’ROURKE 7 / FASKO-RUDAS
23 / CHRISTIANSEN 38 / DAVIS
42 / VALA 29 / WYLIE
20 / K. WALKER 6 / MURRAY
70 / HART
32 / WOLF
Notes: Silvertips scratches included Gianni Fairbrother, Dawson Butt, Akash Bains, and Bronson Sharp … Garrett Pilon has 17 points in his last 12 games … the Tips are 4-2-1-0 against Spokane this season.