EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs KELOWNA ROCKETS – LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE
- Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
- Time: 3:30pm PT
- RADIO: None
LIVE STATS | GAME NOTES
By Nick Meyers – Silvertips staff writer
PREVIEW: The Everett Silvertips are currently undefeated this pre-season and look to continue that stretch this weekend on the road. The Tips travel to British Columbia on Saturday, September 7th to take on the Kelowna Rockets at the Langley Events Center for a 3:30pm start time.
- Kelowna began their pre-season campaign with a 4-goal shut-out against Victoria and a 5-3 loss against Kamloops. Missing the playoffs last season, Kelowna is recharging for a season where they prepare to host the 102nd Memorial Cup, and during the summer acquired defensemen Jake Lee, Sean Comrie, and forward Dillon Hamaliuk.
The last time these two teams met:
- Everett defeated Kelowna on the road on February 15th, 2019 with a score of 3-1.
- Bryce Kindopp had a 2-goal night, including the game winner.
- Silvertips goalie Max Palaga received 1st star of the game honors, saving 31 shots on 32 attempts.
LAST TIME OUT: The Tri-City Americans traveled to downtown Everett to kick off the end of summer series on Friday, August 30th. 2019 import draft selection Michal Gut got the Tips on the board in the first period. Tied at 1-1 going into the second period Jackson Berezowski gave Everett the lead again. Reece Vitelli scored the game winning goal in OT, 3-2 the final. The next night, Everett took down the Spokane Chiefs in regulation, 5-3 the final. Michal Gut once again put the Tips on the board early. Forward Justyn Gurney tallied the game winning goal and an insurance empty netter, both in the third period, to secure the win.
Everett closed out the first weekend of September with an overtime win over Seattle.
A breakdown of drafted Silvertips who will be attending NHL training camps:
Connor Dewar (Minnesota)
Riley Sutter (Washington)
Wyatt Wylie (Philadelphia)
Dustin Wolf (Calgary)
Gianni Fairbrother (Montreal)
Bryce Kindopp (Colorado)
Jake Christiansen (St. Louis)