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TIPS WIN // Standing Tall


LANGLEY, British Columbia – Bryce Kindopp scored a pair of goals and Dustin Wolf stopped 37 shots as the Everett Silvertips crushed the Vancouver Giants in a 4-1 victory and a battle of two first place teams, before 3,866 fans at Langley Events Centre on Friday night in WHL action.

The Silvertips, earning their 10th win in 11 games, ruptured a scoreless game in the second period with a four-goal rally in a span of 6:47. Dawson Butt and Reece Vitelli also collected goals, and the Tips finished with a split of the four-game series with Vancouver.

UP NEXT: The Silvertips return home for Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Dec. 15 against the Seattle Thunderbirds at 7:05 p.m. (1380 AM / 95.3 FM / Tips App / WHL Live) in downtown Everett. Tickets remain on sale at www.everettsilvertips.com/teddybeartoss. Dave Tippett, Senior Hockey Advisor of NHL Seattle (representing the NHL’s expansion franchise for 2021-22), will participate in the pre-game ceremonial puck drop.

After a scoreless first period and a brisk pace between two of the CHL’s top-10 ranked clubs, the Tips broke through on Kindopp’s shorthanded breakaway goal at 10:36 for his 14th goal of the season, a snapper past Trent Miner’s blocker.

Butt earned his sixth goal of the season, a snap shot from the right circle, set up by Max Patterson for a 2-0 lead at 12:50 and Reece Vitelli followed by bursting behind the Vancouver defense and sneaking his fourth goal through Miner’s five hole for a 3-0 lead with 3:28 to play.

Kindopp cleaned up a rebound at the left post on a two-on-one with Conrad Mitchell, chasing Miner from the game on 23 shots and a 4-0 lead with 2:37 left in the period.

David Tendeck, forced into action, made four saves on four shots as the Silvertips wore the clock in the third period. Owen Hardy buried a wrister off the rush to spoil Wolf’s shutout bid with 2:16 left in regulation, but the Tips closed out the Giants on Wolf’s 12 saves in the third period.

 

THREE STARS

  1. Bryce Kindopp (2g)
  2. Dustin Wolf (37 saves)
  3. Owen Hardy (goal)

FINAL STATS: Box score

SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS

43 / DEWAR                12 / PATTERSON        19 / KINDOPP

10 / BAINS                  14 / SUTTER               17 / BEREZOWSKI

7 / FASKO-RUDAS     26 / VITELLI              9 / BUTT

39/ GONCALVES        28 / MITCHELL

 

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

29 / WYLIE                             5 / MINULIN

23 / CHRISTIANSEN              86 / KHAIRA

8 / SEELEY                             4 / WALKER

24 / FAIRBROTHER

 

GOALTENDERS

32 / WOLF

31 / PALAGA

 

NOTES: Silvertips scratches included Jalen Price, Sean Richards and Bronson Sharp… the Tips held Vancouver to 0-of-5 on the power play and 3-of-20 in the season series … Kindopp earned the 21st multi point game of his career … Patterson collected his fourth point in five games since joining the Silvertips … Wolf went 2-2 against Vancouver this season, playing in every minute of the head-to-head series.

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