Portland Winterhawks (4) vs Everett Silvertips (1)
Angel of the Winds Arena- Everett, WA– Saturday, October 6th
The Winterhawks win a defensive battle on the road to secure their fourth straight win of the season.
Offense continued for the Hawks in the first period as they scored twice to take the early lead. Just shy of eight minutes into the game, Cody Glass fed Brendan De Jong streaking in on the left side and De Jong slapped in his second goal of the season to give Portland a 1-0 advantage. A minute later, Bryce Kindopp stripped the puck at his defensive blueline and scored on a shorthanded breakaway to even the score. The Winterhawks got the final say of the frame, however. De Jong swung it to Joachim Blichfeld at the point for a one-timer and Seth Jarvis bullied his way in front of the net to clean up the power play goal for his third tally of the season.
The second period was a scoreless one in northern Washington. Shane Farkas turned aside seven shots, including a couple of in tight chances by the ‘Tips. Dustin Wolf did his part in the middle period keeping the Silvertips in a one-goal game. The 17 year old netminder made 20 saves through the first two periods.
Neither defense would give in th third period, until Blichfeld netted a pair of empty net goals to seal the 4-1 win for Portland. Shane Farkas posted some of his best road numbers of the year, stopping 27 of 28 shots and going a perfect 6-for-6 with his team on the penalty kill.
The Hawks are set to take on the Edmonton Oil Kings at home on Wednesday, October 10th at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Individual tickets are now on sale. Be sure to visit winterhawks.com/tickets for full details on pricing and availability.
- 1st @ 7:58 – POR – Brendan De Jong (2), Cody Glass, Joachim Blichfeld
- 1st @ 8:51 – EVT – Bryce Kindopp (2)
- 1st @ 12:40 – POR – Seth Jarvis (3), Joachim Blichfeld, Brendan De Jong (PP)
- 3rd @ 18:54 – POR – Joachim Blichfeld (7), Cody Glass (EN)
- 3rd @ 19:30 – POR – Joachim Blichfeld (8), Cody Glass, John Ludvig (EN)
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Shane Farkas with 27 saves
EVT: Dustin Wolf with 27 saves