PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Goaltender Ian Scott delivered his second shutout of the season on 24 saves and Brett Leason bagged a pair of goals in a game much closer than what the final score indicated, as the Prince Albert Raiders got by the Everett Silvertips, 3-0 before a crowd of 2,228 at Art Hauser Center on Tuesday night.
UP NEXT: The Silvertips continue their seven-game road trip (2-2) Wednesday against the Saskatoon Blades, headed by head coach Mitch Love, at 6:00 p.m. PT (1380 AM / 95.3 FM / Tips App / WHL Live) at SaskTel Centre. The Tips return home after a seven-game road trip on Friday, Nov. 2 against the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.everettsilvertips.com/tickets.
The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the first period despite the Tips trailing in shots, 10-1. Dustin Wolf, who turned in 27 saves and allowed just a goal in the first 57 minutes, made two point-blank saves with 10 seconds left on a late break by Spencer Moe and a follow up rebound to Carson Miller.
The Tips fell short on three successive power plays and Prince Albert responded when Leason cashed his 12th goal, converting Aliaksel Protas’ cross-ice pass at the right circle with 6:43 left in the period.
The Tips turned the second period shots around to a 15-6 margin but Ian Scott turned all shots away, and Leason converted off a defensive zone turnover with a toe-drag move at the right circle and wrister under the bar with 2:40 left in regulation.
Justin Nachbaur buried an empty netter with 16 seconds left.
SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS
15 / RICHARDS 14 / SUTTER 19 / KINDOPP
10 / BAINS 26 / VITELLI 7 / FASKO-RUDAS
9 / BUTT 16 / ORMSBY 17 / BEREZOWSKI
39 / GONCALVES 27 / PRICE
24 / FAIRBROTHER 4 / I. WALKER
23 / CHRISTIANSEN 86 / KHAIRA
20 / K. WALKER 29 / WYLIE
32 / WOLF
31 / BELLUK
- IAN SCOTT
- DUSTIN WOLF
- BRETT LEASON
NOTES: Silvertips scratches include Blake Lyda (injured), Peter Melcher (injured), Connor Dewar (suspension), Bronson Sharp (injured), Conrad Mitchell (healthy) and Ronan Seeley (healthy) … Prince Albert earned their first win against the Silvertips since the 2011-12 season … the Tips had won six straight meetings before tonight’s game … Alex Moar, from Prince Albert and a member last season of the Prince Albert Mintos program (SMHL), started for the Silvertips with Wyatte Wylie on defense.
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