Silvertips Pull away in Third
KELOWNA, British Columbia - Bryce Kindopp reached the 20-goal plateau for the second consecutive season and the Everett Silvertips broke a tied game in the third period to defeat the Kelowna Rockets, 4-2 for their 17th win in 20 games before 5,025 fans at Prospera Place on Wednesday in WHL action.
The Tips haven't lost a game in regulation to Kelowna since the 2014-15 season: a string improving to 11-0-2-1 in the last 14 meetings. The victory moved them to within five points of the top record in the entire league after the Prince Albert Raiders lost, 4-1 to the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds.
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Lassi Thomson's point shot put Kelowna up 1-0 at 2:57 of the first period, and Dustin Wolf kept the Tips within reach on a breakaway save on Connor Bruggen-Cate. The Silvertips took advantage when Bryce Kindopp took Martin Fasko-Rudas' chip off the boards in stride, and uncorked a snap shot past James Porter from the left circle for a 1-1 tie at 19:49.
Dewar stashed a pinpoint, backdoor feed from Wyatte Wylie at the right post for a power play goal at 9:44 of the second period for a 2-1 lead, but Thomson and Kelowna answered on his second goal of the game with 1.9 seconds left when his bid from the blueline bounced twice off traffic and to the back of the net.
The Tips executed similarly and restored the lead with 8:04 left in regulation, when Kindopp successfully deflected Gianni Fairbrother's point shot past Porter for his second goal for a 3-2 lead.
Wolf turned in a highlight reel, diving save on Kyle Topping with two minutes left in regulation, and Fairbrother put the game away on an empty netter from center ice with 11 seconds left.
Wolf made 22 saves for his league leading 28th win of the season, while Porter was awarded first star honors with a 40-save losing effort.
1. James Porter
2. Connor Dewar (1g-2a)
3. Lassi Thomson
SILVERTIPS LINE COMBOS
20 / ANDRUSIAK 12 / PATTERSON 7 / FASKO-RUDAS
39 / GONCALVES 43 / DEWAR 19 / KINDOPP
17 / BEREZOWSKI 26 / VITELLI 9 / BUTT
22 / GURNEY 28 / MITCHELL
23 / CHRISTIANSEN 86 / KHAIRA
8 / SEELEY 29 / WYLIE
24 / FAIRBROTHER 5 / MINULIN
32 / WOLF
31 / PALAGA
NOTES: Silvertips scratches included Jalen Price, Ian Walker and Riley Sutter ... The Tips have earned a win or a point in 19 of 20 games (17-1-1-1) ... Everett entered today moving up to #4 in the CHL Top-10 rankings, they have resided in the Top 10 for the last seven weeks ... Dewar collected the 40th multi point game of his career ... the Tips improved to 9-2 against B.C. Division opponents.
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