EVERETT, Wash. – Colby Busche’s hat trick and Austin Roest’s two goals powered Team Grey to a 6-1 win over Team Green in the 2019 Prospects Game, a part of Silvertips Training Camp presented by Jimmy John’s on Saturday at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett.
Team Green moved ahead 1-0 in the battle of the ’04 born prospects, with about five minutes elapsed in the game when Luke Lavery converted on a penalty shot. Team Grey made the game all square, 1-1 with 4:40 left in the first half when Busche converted on a tape-to-tape feed at the right circle.
The tie held up into the second half and early stages, when the Grey prospects erupted for five second half goals. Forward James Hong and Busche (second goal) scored a pair of quick back to back goals, nearly 5:30 into the half for a 3-1 lead, followed by Roest’s first of two goals with 18:05 left when he banged in a quick feed at the base of the left circle.
Hong set up Roest’s second goal of the day for a 5-1 Grey prospects lead with 12:40 left when Roest took the feed and wired a wrist shot from between the circles.
Busche finished off the scoring with his hat trick, a snap shot from the right circle and off the rush with 7:20 left.
SHOTS: Grey 32 – Green 25
The Tips conclude Phase 1 of training camp on Sunday in the annual Green vs. Grey Game, Noon at Angel of the Winds Arena. Admission is free of charge, offering general admission seating in the arena’s lower bowl (doors will open at 11:30 a.m.).
2019-20 SCHEDULE, TICKET INFORMATION
The Tips full regular season schedule offers full 34-game season tickets, 22-game, and 14-game plans for as little as $215 total per seat. Deposits for $50 will secure a seat for the 2019-20 season, available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100 during normal business hours (Monday through Thursday during the offseason, 9am to 4pm). Seven game packs are now on sale.
The Silvertips will launch the 2019-20 season and raise their seventh U.S. Division banner to the rafters on Opening Night, Sept. 20 at Angel of the Winds Arena against the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. The Silvertips open the pre-season on Friday, Aug. 30 during the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic in downtown Everett, at 7:00 p.m. against the Tri-City Americans. Preseason Packs, offering all nine games of the tournament, are on sale for $75. “Everett Only” packs (offering all three Silvertips pre-season games in the tournament) are available for only $35 per seat while single-game preseason tickets (general admission) are on sale. To purchase, please visit, www.everettsilvertips.com/preseason.
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