Wolf, Silvertips Blank Medicine Hat, 5-0
MEDICINE HAT, Alberta - Jake Christiansen and Bryce Kindopp each scored twice and Dustin Wolf turned in his 15th career shutout on 41 saves to help the Everett Silvertips dismantle the Medicine Hat Tigers in a 5-0 victory before 3,042 fans on Saturday at Canalta Centre in WHL action.
The Tips earned their first win in Medicine Hat since Nov. 22, 2013, moved their win streak to three straight games on the road, held the league's top ranked offense and power play to an 0-of-5 clip, and handed the Tigers their largest margin of defeat this season. Cole Fonstad, scoring a second period goal, earned his second straight three point game.
UP NEXT: The Tips finish their first part of the Central swing and continue their five-game trip on Sunday, 3:05 p.m. PT (KRKO / Tips App) against the host Calgary Hitmen at Scotiabank Saddledome and return home for Teddy Bear Toss presented by Ace Hardware on Saturday, Dec. 14 against the Vancouver Giants, 7:05 p.m. in downtown Everett. Tickets are on sale with a large crowd expected, available at the link below. The game will also host the next Chick-fil-A Fan 4 Pack, offering 4 tickets and 4 sandwiches for as low as $56.
- TICKETS | Teddy Bear Toss (Ace Hardware // Dec. 14 vs Vancouver)
The Tips got moving with the first goal of the game, 12:04 in when Kindopp tucked a backhander over the right pad of Garin Bjorklund for his 17th goal of the year.
Wolf kept the Tigers at bay, who were averaging 39 shots per game (most in the league), on 11 saves in the first period including a lunging, point-blank save on Cole Sillinger. The momentum carried late into the period when, on a delayed penalty, Jake Christiansen picked up a loose puck and rifled a snap shot over Bjorklund's glove for a 2-0 lead with 19 seconds left.
Ronan Seeley funneled a puck to the net, deflecting it off a Bryce Kindopp screen for a 3-0 lead with 12:22 left in the second period. The Tips continued to attack the Tigers zone and caught them flat-footed for a 4-0 lead. Cole Fonstad, forcing a giveaway from Parker Gavlas, quickly turned a wrist shot to the upper corner on Bjorklund from the left circle with 5:03 left.
The Tips came up empty on a pair of power plays in the second period but the penalty kill continued to keep the Tigers on lockdown, killing off a double minor power play late in the game.
Jake Christiansen's second goal of the game, a snap shot from the right wing on a two-on-one break, effectively sealed the game at 2:08 of the third period.
Bjorklund took the loss on 29 saves.
1. Dustin Wolf (EVT)
2. Cole Fonstad (EVT)
3. Jake Christiansen (EVT)
NOTES: Scratched from the lineup were Braden Holt, Michal Gut, Tyson Phare, and Jacob Wright ... Fonstad has eight points in his last five games ... Christiansen has five points in his first two games back from the AHL ... the Tips improved to 5-4 lifetime in games at Medicine Hat.
2019-20 SCHEDULE, TICKET INFORMATION
The Tips full regular season schedule offers ticket plans for as little as $215 total per seat, available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100 during normal business hours. Seven game packs are now on sale.
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