EVERETT, Wash. – Newcomer and import forward Martin Fasko-Rudas scored a goal, added an assist, and goaltenders Dorrin Luding and Brandon Peacock combined for a 41-save shutout, delivering a 3-0 win for Team Green in the Silvertips annual Green vs. Grey intrasquad game at XFINITY Arena on Sunday. The game completed Phase 1 of Silvertips training camp.
Led by coaches Mike DeAngelis and Jag Bal, Team Green gradually pulled away with a goal each in the first two periods and withstood 17 shots by Team Grey in the first, stopped all by Luding.
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Fasko-Rudas put Team Green on the board at 8:10 of the first period, intercepting a breakout pass and firing a shot from between the circles. Conrad Mitchell, a 2001-born forward, slammed a redirection under the crossbar for 2-0 lead at 6:56 after fellow 01-born forward Mark Liwiski threaded a pass to Mitchell from behind the net.
Team Green neutralized a two-man disadvantage and padded their lead to a 3-0 cushion on Matt Fonteyne’s empty netter with 1:50 left in regulation, set up by a Fasko-Rudas steal in the neutral zone.
Danton Belluk relieved Blake Lyda in the second period and didn’t surrender a goal while stopping ten shots in the third period.
NOTES: Silvertips head coach Dennis Williams served as general manager of Team Grey … Doug Sinclair and Vlad Spektor served as coaches for Team Green … ten of the Silvertips 13 draft selections from the 2017 WHL Draft suited up in the game, including first rounder and prospect defenseman Ronan Seeley.
STARTING LINEUP / GREEN
G – Dorrin Luding
D – Ronan Seeley
D – Kevin Davis
LW – Sean Richards
C – Matt Fonteyne
RW – Patrick Bajkov
STARTING LINEUP / GREY
G – Blake Lyda
D – Jake Christiansen
D – Wyatte Wylie
LW – Riley Sutter
C – Orrin Centazzo
RW – Bryce Kindopp
The Silvertips will open the 2017-18 preseason schedule with the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic, Sept. 1 at XFINITY Arena, 7:00 p.m. against the Tri-City Americans. Tickets are available at http://everettsilvertips.com/preseason.
Opening the Silvertips home schedule, covering 36 games this season at XFINITY Arena, is Opening Night against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, Sept. 23 (7:05 p.m.), when the first 3,000 fans will receive a collectible Silvertips magnet schedule, presented by Lamoureux Real Estate. All fans will also witness the raising of the Silvertips fifth U.S. Division championship banner to the rafters before the opening puck drop. Season Tickets and Mini-Plan Packages (22-game and 14-game selections) are available for as low as a $50 deposit at www.everettsilvertips.com/season.