RED DEER, Alberta – Ethan Anders made 28 saves while Lane Zablocki scored and added an assist to help lead the Red Deer Rebels past the Everett Silvertips, 4-1 before 3,977 at Enmax Centrium on Tuesday in WHL action.
Orrin Centazzo scored the only Silvertips goal in the second period, set up by a face-off win by Ethan Browne. Red Deer outshot the Silvertips, 35-29 and Dorrin Luding turned in a 31 save effort.
Zablocki tucked an early power play rebound 1:27 into the game for a 1-0 edge, but Orrin Centazzo knotted the score at 1-1, just 4:16 into the second period. Rookie Ethan Browne won an end-zone face-off at the right circle and slid a pass to Centazzo, who rifled a snap shot under the crossbar.
Grayson Pawlenchuk walked off the right wall and buried his fifth goal of the season at 9:21 to restore Red Deer’s lead, and Kristian Reichel extended the lead to a pair of goals when he converted a drop pass of the rush with a bid from the left wing at 18:12.
The Silvertips generated several good looks on 11 shots in the third period, but Anders turned every shot away.
Jared Dmytriw sealed the game with an empty netter, shorthanded, with 1:32 to play in regulation.
The Tips take on the Medicine Hat Tigers on Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Canalta Centre (1380 AM / FM 95.3 / Tips App). They return home Wednesday, Oct. 18 vs. Tri-City at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/tickets.
SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS
FASKO-RUDAS – FONTENYE – BAJKOV
CENTAZZO – SUTTER – DEWAR
RICHARDS – BROWNE – KINDOPP
AZHGIREI – LIWISKI – BUTT
CHRISTIANSEN – WYLIE
BRUCE – I. WALKER
FAIRBROTHER – ONYEBUCHI
NOTES: The Silvertips scratches included Reece Vitelli (healthy), Kyle Walker (upper body, day-to-day), Brandson Hein (healthy), Kevin Davis (illness), Carter Hart (illness, week-to-week), and Dustin Wolf (lower body, 4-6 weeks) … Matt Fonteyne, from nearby Wetaskiwin, wore the “C” for the game … the Tips have dropped back to back visits to Red Deer, last winning on the road in 2013-14.