By: Scott Blumenfeld
December 9, 2018
EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips extended their winning streak to nine games as forward Bryce Kindopp scored two goals and goaltender Dustin Wolf remained perfect, stopping 21 of 21 shots, his 7th career WHL shutout, as the Everett Silvertips defeated the Spokane Chiefs, 2-0, before 4,873 fans at A.O.T.W. Arena on Sunday night.
Wolf moved up to 5th all-time in shutouts in Silvertips history. Kindopp lit the lamp first with 4:26 to go in regulation and followed it up with an empty netter with 12 seconds remaining. The Tips ended a stretch of playing in 10 of 13 games at home with a 9-0-1 in their set of home games and moved to within six points of the top record in the league, held by the Prince Albert Raiders.
UP NEXT: The Silvertips face back-to-back road games starting Wednesday in Spokane at 7:05 p.m., then take on the host Vancouver Giants on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:35 p.m. The Western Conference-leading 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.
Everett held the edge on shots, 13-7, while perfect on the penalty kill in the opening frame, as the Tips killed an early Dawson Butt interference penalty at 2:01. With under a minute left in the first, Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf cut down the angle and made a huge save to stop Chiefs forward Jake McGrew’s breakaway.
The Silvertips held the Spokane to four shots on goal in the second, while the Tips landed 16 shots that period, totaling in 29 shots after two periods of play.
It took the Tips until 4:26 left in regulation to notch the game-winning goal by Kindopp. Max Patterson dug the puck out the corner, fed it to Wyatte Wylie at the point who ripped a shot that ricocheted off Reece Vitelli first, then Kindopp, who was credited the goal.
Spokane pulled their goaltender with just over two minutes left in the third, which lead to Connor Dewar saucing a pass to Kindopp, which put the Everett up 2-0 with only 11.1 seconds left to go.
- Dustin Wolf (21 save SO)
- Bailey Brkin (38 saves)
- Bryce Kindopp (2G)
FINAL STATS: Box score
SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS
43 / DEWAR 14 / SUTTER 17 / BEREZOWSKI
19 / KINDOPP 26 / VITELLI 12 / PATTERSON
27 / PRICE 39 / GONCALVES 9 / BUTT
28 / MITCHELL
29 / WYLIE 5 / MINULIN
23 / CHRISTIANSEN 86 / KHAIRA
8 / SEELEY 4 / WALKER
24 / FAIRBROTHER
32 / WOLF
31 / PALAGA
NOTES: Silvertips scratches include Martin Fasko-Rudas, Akash Bains, Sean Richards and Bronson Sharp… The Tips are currently ranked #6 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … The Tips have won or gained points in 16 of the past 18 games … Everett is 20-0-0-0 when they score the first goal of the game this season … The Tips are 64-56-10 in the all-time series, 41-23-4-3 all-time in downtown Everett against the Chiefs … playing with a shorthanded lineup and up against the Chiefs, who had the top power play in the league, the Tips took just one penalty in the game and killed an early Spokane man advantage in the first period.
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