Silvertips Erupt for 5-3 Win on Opening Night
EVERETT, Wash. - The Everett Silvertips exploded out of the gate in their regular season opener, taking down the Victoria Royals by a 5-3 score.
Finnish Import pick Julius Miettinen tallied his first career WHL goal 2:05 into play, wiring a wrist shot home on the powerplay. Cade Zaplitny added a powerplay goal of his own at 3:54, jamming in a goal-line scramble for a 2-0 lead. Victoria answered in turn, as Teydon Trembecky converted on a breakaway at 5:32 to get the Royals on the board. Alex Edwards evened things up with a wrister at 12:45.
A Carter Bear breakaway goal restored the Silvertips' lead at 17:09 in the first, followed by a Teague Patton goal on the man advantage against his former club to give Everett a 4-2 lead through one. The Tips would tally three total powerplay goals on seven opportunities on the night.
Robin Sapousek scored the lone tally of the second for Victoria at 6:48 to bring the Royals within one. Alex Edwards was assessed a game misconduct at 10:41 in the second period for an illegal hit from behind on Everett defender Dexter Whittle.
Dominik Rymon tacked on an empty-netter to ice the game. Tyler Palmer stopped 24 of 27 for his first win of the season.
Everett's Opening Weekend continues as they host the Spokane Chiefs tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. Tickets are available.
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