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TIPS WIN // High drama, Tips finish on top

By Scott Blumenfeld, Silvertips Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

EVERETT, Wash. – Connor Dewar’s overtime goal 17 seconds into the extra period and a two-point night from Bryce Kindopp helped lift the Everett Silvertips past the Seattle Thunderbirds, 2-1 in overtime in front of 6,574 at A.O.T.W. Arena in downtown Everett on Friday in U.S. Division action.

The Silvertips offensive presence was clear all night, as the team in pink tallied 41 shots in regulation, compared to the Thunderbirds 17.

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In a scoreless first period, the Silvertips logged 11 shots on goal compared to three shots from the Thunderbirds. Everett rookie forward Gage Goncalves was hauled off for a hooking minor at 14:07, followed by Seattle’s 0-for-1 start on the power play.

Though scoreless, the Silvertips offensive pressure continued into the second period as they added another 15 shots on goal in that period (26 SOG through two periods).

A scrum in front of the net at 9:20 sent Silvertips forward Sean Richards and Thunderbirds winger Dillon Hamaliuk to the box for roughing.

The physical play continued as Thunderbirds blue liner Payton McIsaac was sent to the box at 10:21 for roughing, which set-up an Everett power play goal at 10:45. Bryce Kindopp netted the game’s first goal off a no-look pass from captain Connor Dewar near the crease off a pass from forward Riley Sutter.

Everett forward Sean Richards was sent to the locker room after a 5 minute checking to the head major, a penalty served by Jackson Berezowski.

With under two minutes left in regulation, Seattle pulled their goal for an extra attacker. Over a minute later, Seattle’s Hamaliuk tied the game, 1-1, with 57 seconds left in regulation.

It took Connor Dewar and the Silvertips 17 seconds to score the game-winning goal off an assist from Kindopp.

SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS

43 / DEWAR               26 / VITELLI              19 / KINDOPP

15 / RICHARDS           14 / SUTTER               7 / FASKO-RUDAS

47 / SHARP                 16 / ORMSBY              10 / BAINS

9 / BUTT                     39 GONCALVES          17 / BEREZOWSKI

 

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

24 / FAIRBROTHER               86 / KHAIRA

23 / CHRISTIANSEN               29 / WYLIE

20 / K. WALKER                    4 / I. WALKER

 

GOALTENDERS

32 / WOLF

40 / LYDA

 

THREE STARS

  1. Kindopp (1G, 1A)
  2. Schwebius (39 saves)
  3. Wolf (16 saves)

NOTES: Silvertips scratches include Alex Moar, Ronan Seeley, Peter Melcher, Jalen Price and Conrad Mitchell… Seattle Thunderbird scratches include Cade McNelly, Jarret Tyszka, Keegan Craik and Liam Hughes … This was the first of ten meetings between the Silvertips and Thunderbirds this season … Riley Sutter has six points in the last four games … the Silvertips are 74-58-20 in 152 career regular season match-ups.

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