GAME RECAP: Hofer nets two as Tips top Cougars 4-2

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Ryan Hofer potted a pair of goals as the Everett Silvertips downed the Prince George Cougars 4-2 at the CN Centre Friday night.

The Cougars struck first as Riley Heidt scored just 38 seconds into play, but the Silvertips regrouped just minutes later as Austin Roest netted his 21st of the season at 5:10 with an assist from Dominik Rymon.

Ryan Hofer scored the first of two at 6:36 on the powerplay, converting a one-timer from between the dots off a feed from Jackson Berezowski. Hofer later generated a breakaway for himself with a neutral zone poke check, sliding a shot though the five-hole of Ty Young for his second of the game and 23d of the season.

Everett outshot Prince George 23-7 in the opening frame.

Koehn Ziemmer brought the Cougars to within one with a powerplay goal at 19:54 in the second period. Jesse Heslop snapped a 12-game goalless drought with a highlight-reel caliber tuck-in goal at 4:00 in the third period, sealing a 4-2 victory for the Tips.

Tyler Palmer stopped 26 of 28 for his second win as a Silvertip.

The Tips rematch the Cougars tomorrow night, with live coverage beginning at 5:30 p.m. on KRKO Radio. Tickets to the Silvertips’ return home on Jan. 13 and 14 are available by clicking HERE.

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