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RECAP / Brandon 5 – Everett 2


BRANDON, Manitoba – Stelio Mattheos earned a hat trick and goaltender Jiri Patera turned away 36 shots to pace the Brandon Wheat Kings past the Everett Silvertips, 5-2 before 4,346 fans at Westoba Place on Friday night in WHL action.

Sahvan Khaira and Connor Dewar accounted for both Silvertips goals, on the power play, while the Silvertips dropped their first game of the six-game trip through East Division hosts. Lynden McCallum scored twice for Brandon, who bounced back from their first loss in regulation this week.

UP NEXT: The Silvertips continue their seven-game road trip Sunday against the host Regina Pats, 3:00 p.m. (1380 AM / 95.3 FM / Tips App / WHL Live) at Brandt Centre. The Tips return home after a seven-game road trip on Friday, Nov. 2 against the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.everettsilvertips.com/tickets.

Patera set the tone with a big save on Dewar in the early minutes and McCallum put Brandon up 1-0 at the 8:09 mark, followed by Mattheos’ walk-out, snap shot from the left circle with 8:39 left for a 2-0 cushion, moments after the Tips fell short on a two-minute, two-man advantage.

Sahvan Khaira’s wrister from between the circles snuck through traffic and drew the Tips to within a goal with 6:32 left in the third period, but McCallum finished a wrister off the rush from the right circle with five minutes left and Mattheos hung a one-timer from the left circle, a cross-ice feed from Ben McCartney for a 4-1 lead with two mintues left in the period.

Just 58 seconds later, Dewar rallied the Tips to a two-goal deficit when he finished a deflected puck at the right post, scoring  a goal in his hometown province. The goal was a bi-product of a 22-shot effort for the Silvertips, who led 33-20 after 40 minutes.

However, the Tips fell short drawing closer and Mattheos finished the game with an empty netter with 32 seconds left in regulation.

SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS

7 / FASKO-RUDAS     14 / SUTTER               16 / ORMSBY

19 / KINDOPP             43 / DEWAR                17 / BEREZOWSKI

10 / BAINS                  26 / VITELLI              9 / BUTT

39 / GONCALVES       27 / PRICE

 

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

20 / K. WALKER                     29 / WYLIE

24 / FAIRBROTHER                4 / I. WALKER

23 / CHRISTIANSEN              86 / KHAIRA

8 / SEELEY

 

GOALTENDERS

32 / WOLF

31 / BELLUK

 

THREE STARS

  1. Patera
  2. McCallum
  3. Mattheos

NOTES: Silvertips scratches include Peter Melcher, Sean Richards, Luke Ormsby, Conrad Mitchell, Bronson Sharp, and Alex Moar … the Tips outshot Brandon, 38-31 … they went 2-of-6 on the power play and have scored seven power play goals in the last three games … Reece Vitelli, a Winnipeg native and playing his first WHL game in Brandon, started for the first shift with Dewar … the game included a pre-game ceremony honoring former Wheat King Jordin Tootoo, who announced his retirement from his NHL playing career.

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