Winterhawks Can’t Solve Hart in Spirited Affair
Portland Winterhawks (1) at Everett Silvertips (4)
Everett, WA – Tuesday, December 6th
The Winterhawks entered the night 9-1-0-0 against the U.S. Division but couldn’t get much by Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart, as the Hawks fell 4-1 to Everett on Wednesday evening.
The first period was an evenly contested frame, with both teams exchanging chances but neither squad able to score.
Everett (16-12-1-1) would eventually get on the board in the second, scoring 3:48 into the period. The Silvertips then extended their lead to two on the power play just under three minutes later. After Everett made it 3-0, Reece Newkirk and Gianna Fairbrother dropped the gloves in a spirited bout, one of two fights in the game.
With Everett up 4-0 late in the third, Reece Newkirk completely two-thirds of a “Gordie Howe hat-trick” by burying his first of his WHL career. Joachim Blichfeld and Brad Ginnell picked up assists on the goal. The game would end in a 4-1 final for Everett. Portland falls to 20-7-0-1 on the season.
- 2nd @ 3:48 – EVT – Patrick Bajkov (16), Sean Richards
- 2nd @ 6:13 – EVT – Jake Christansen (2), Wyatt Wylie, Bryce Kindopp (PP)
- 2nd @ 16:16 – EVT – Matt Fonteyne (14), Patrick Bajkov, Montana Onyebuchi
- 3rd @ 5:24 – EVT – Patrick Bajkov (17), Sean Richards, Matt Fonteyne
- 3rd @ 18:46 – POR – Reece Newkirk (1), Joachim Blichfeld, Brad Ginnell
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