Silvertips Slip Past T-Birds In Last Preseason Game

Brian Liesse

T-Birds open season Saturday, September 22, vs. Portland

EVERETT, September 15, 2018 — The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett in the last preseason game for both teams.

The T-Birds finished the preseason with a record of 4-3-0-0.

The T-Birds start the 2018-19 Western Hockey League regular season against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, September 22 at 6:05pm at the accesso ShoWare Center.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2018-19 regular season are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.

Everett took a 1-0 lead at 4:14 of the first period on a four-on-four goal from Akash Bains. Kyle Walker and Sahvan Khaira had the assists.

Seattle tied it 1-1 at 13:56 on an unassisted goal from Nolan Volcan. Volcan stole the puck from an Everett defenseman at the top of the left circle. Volcan came in alone on Silvertips goalie Dustin Wolf and beat him over the blocker for his third goal of the preseason.

Matthew Wedman controls the puck during the game on September 15, 2018, at Angel of the Winds Arena.
Matthew Wedman controls the puck during the game on September 15, 2018, at Angel of the Winds Arena.

The T-Birds outshot the Silvertips 12-7 in the first period.

The Silvertips went in front 2-1 at 8:01 of the second period on a goal from Jackson Berezowski. Kyle Walker and Bryce Kindopp had the assists.

Volcan scored a second unassisted goal with 15 seconds left in the second period to tie the game 2-2 after 40 minutes. Playing four-on-four Volcan knocked down a Tips defenseman, stole the puck and was in alone on Wolf. Volcan beat Wolf low with a backhand shot.

Seattle had a 25-16 lead in shots after two periods by outshooting Everett 13-9 in the second period.

Gage Goncalves scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 3:09 of the third period to put Everett in front 3-2.

Both teams had 27 shots on goal.

Seattle goalie Cole Schwebius had 24 saves on 27 shots.

Wolf had 25 saves on 27 shots.

Season Tickets for 2018-19 season are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.


First period – 1, Everett, Bains 1 (K. Walker, Khaira), 4:14. 2, Seattle, Volcan 3, 13:56. Penalties – Williams, Sea (cross checking), 3:56. Kindopp, Evt (interference), 3:56. Bench, Evt (too many men-served by Anderson), 9:15. McNelly, Sea (major-fighting, game misconduct), 14:03. Butt, Evt (major-fighting, game misconduct), 14:03. Lee, Sea (interference), 16:13. Wedman, Sea (boarding), 18:57. Richards, Evt (roughing), 18:57.

Second period – 3, Everett, Berezowski 1 (K. Walker, Kindopp), 8:01. 4, Seattle, Volcan 4, 19:45. Penalties – Mitchell, Evt (hooking), 10:29. Ormsby, Evt (roughing), 19:35. Hamaliuk, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:35.

Third period – 5, Everett, Goncalves 3, 3:09 (sh). Penalties – Richard, Evt (tripping), 1:41. Andrusiak, Sea (tripping), 13:45.

Shots on goal – Seattle 12-13-2 27, Everett 7-9-11 27. Goalies – Seattle, Schwebius 27 shots-24 saves (1-2-0-0); Everett, Wolf 27-25 (5-2-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-2; Everett 0-2. Referees – Mike Campbell, Brett Iverson. Linesmen – Adam Harris, Nathan Van Oosten.

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