GAME RECAP: Shorthanded Silvertips battle for tight finish, fall in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Everett Silvertips’ resilient effort with only 16 skaters came up short in Kamloops Friday night, as the Blazers earned a 6-3 win on home ice.

Jackson Berezowski opened the scoring on the powerplay, tucking in his first of two in the game at 17:34 in the first. He was answered in short order by Olen Zellweger, wristing home his first of two at 18:09. Despite being outshot 23-7, the Silvertips entered the first intermission tied 1-1.

Berezowski redirected a Kaden Hammell shot on the powerplay at 7:49 in the second period for his second goal of the game and 42nd of the season. Kamloops again responded shortly after, as Fraser Minter potted a two-on-one goal at 9:07.

Tied at two heading into the third period, the Blazers claimed their first lead at 5:43 in the final frame, potting a powerplay goal. Kyan Grouette brought the Silvertips back even with his third goal of the season at 6:36, wiring a shot from the slot home off a saucer feed from Hammell.

Matthew Seminoff netted the game-winner for Kamloops at 11:41 in the third, his 27th of the year. Zellweger tacked on an insurance goal at 18:15 with Connor Levis adding one more at 19:57 for a 6-3 final.

Tyler Palmer turned aside 47 of 53 in the loss, his highest save total of the season and tied for third-highest of his WHL career. Dylan Ernst stopped 22 of 25 for Kamloops in the win.

Everett is on the road taking on the Seattle Thunderbirds tomorrow evening with live coverage beginning at 5:30 p.m. on KRKO Radio. They return to Everett Sunday night hosting the Spokane Chiefs at 4 p.m. for Undie Sunday. Fans are encouraged to bring a donation of warm undergarments in both youth and adult sizes to benefit Clothes for Kids. Tickets are available by clicking HERE.

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