Portland Winterhawks (1) vs Everett Silvertips (3)
Angel of the Winds Arena- Everett, WA– Sunday, September 23rd
The Everett Silvertips stole the show at home, beating the Winterhawks 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Defense stood strong in the first period for both teams as only 11 total shots were registered. The Winterhawks spent their fair share of time on the penalty kill and went a perfect 3-for-3 in killing minor penalties in the first.
Portland started the second period on a high note. Shane Farkas opened the frame with a spectacular save 35 seconds into the period on the near post. A few minutes later, forwards Jake Gricius and Joachim Blichfeld found Jaydon Dureau across the crease for his first WHL goal. The Silvertips went on a mission and closed the period with three straight goals of their own, including a 5-on-3 power play goal from Jake Christiansen to make it 3-1 heading into the intermission break.
A relatively quiet third period rolled on without any offense. The Winterhawks were unable to score with an extra attacker for the final 1:45 of game time, and drop game two of the season in 3-1 fashion.
The Winterhawks take on the Tri- City Americans, Friday, September 28th on the road. The Hawks home opener is on September 29th against the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Moda Center. Individual tickets are now on sale. Be sure to visit winterhawks.com/tickets for full details on pricing and availability.
- 2nd @ 7:16 – POR – Jaydon Dureau (1), Joachim Blichfeld, Jake Gricius
- 2nd @ 12:57 – EVT – Connor Dewar (2), Sean Richards
- 2nd @ 14:33 – EVT – Jackson Berezowski (1), Connor Dewar, Ian Walker
- 2nd @ 18:30 – EVT – Jake Christensen (1), Wyatt Wylie, Riley Sutter
SHOTS ON GOAL:
POR: Shane Farkas with 26 saves
EVT: Dustin Wolf with 25 saves