Hawks Fall to Silvertips in Game 5; Eliminated from Postseason
Portland Winterhawks (0) vs Everett Silvertips (4)
Angel of the Winds Arena- Portland, OR– Friday, April 13th
The Winterhawks fell 4-0 to the Silvertips in Game 5 of their second-round series. With the loss, Portland loses the best-of-seven series 4-1 to Everett and have been eliminated from the postseason.
The Silvertips got on first on a point shot that beat Winterhawks netminder Cole Kehler to make it 1-0 Everett. The Silvertips carried the one goal lead into the third period, when just 2:49 in, Riley Sutter knocked home a rebound to make it 2-0 Everett. Hawks forward Connor Barley was then sprung on a breakaway but denied by Silvertips netminder Carter Hart.
Silvertips defenseman Gianni Fairbrother then jammed home a rebound attempt to make it 3-0 Everett with just over 12 minutes to go. Portland would pull their netminder, but Christianson would bury his second of the game to make it 4-0 for the Silvertips. Everett would hold on for the 4-0 final.
With the loss, the Winterhawks are eliminated from the playoffs. Everett advances to the Western Conference final to take on the Tri-City Americans.
The three stars, as announced in the building, were Winterhawks over-agers, Alex Overhardt, Cole Kehler, and Keoni Texeira.
- 2nd @ 9:53 – EVT – Jake Christianson (1), Ian Walker, Sean Richards
- 3rd @ 2:49 – EVT – Riley Sutter (5), Ondrej Vala, Garrett Pilon
- 3rd @ 7:13 – EVT – Gianni Fairbrother (1), Bryce Kindopp, Martin Fasko-Rudas
- 3rd @ 15:57 – EVT Jake Christianson (2) (EN)
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Cole Kehler with 39 saves
EVT: Carter Hart with 30 saves
Dustin Wolf with 4 saves