Everett bares fangs at Seattle, wins 2-1

The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-1 Dec. 12 at Comcast Arena in Everett.

Seattle (12-18-1-3) took a 1-0 lead at 2:23 of the first period on a goal by Sena Acolatse. Jeremy Schappert kept the puck in at the right point and sent it down the boards. Brendan Rouse got the puck and put a shot on Everett goalie Kent Simpson. The puck rebounded off Simpson's right left to Acolatse in the slot. Acolatse quickly snapped the puck past a sprawling Simpson for his 11th goal of the year.

Everett (17-11-2-1) outshot Seattle 16-9 in the first period.

The Silvertips tied the game 1-1 at 8:23 of the second period on a goal by Kellan Tochkin. Tyler Maxwell had the only assist on the goal.

The Silvertips outshot the T-Birds 14-6 in the second period and led 30-15 in total shots after two periods.

Tochkin scored at 17:11 of the third period to give the Silvertips a 2-1 lead. Byron Froese and Rasmus Rissanen had the assists on the goal.

Everett outshot Seattle 14-6 in the third period and 44- 21 in the game.

Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard stopped 42 of 44 shots and his record is now 10-14-1-3.

Simpson made 20 saves on 21 shots and his record is now 8-5-1-0.


First period - 1, Seattle, Acolatse 11 (Rouse, Schappert), 2:23. Penalties - Bonsor, Sea (roughing), 8:23. Maxwell, Evt (roughing), 8:23. Harper, Evt (holding opponents stick), 12:23.

Second period - 2, Everett, Tochkin 9 (Maxwell), 8:23. Penalties - Langkow, Evt (boarding), 5:12. Jacobs, Sea (roughing), 10:49. Rissanen, Evt (roughing), 10:49. Ramsay, Sea (major- fighting), 13:59. Elyniuk, Evt (major-fighting), 13:59. Abney, Evt (elbowing), 14:14. Muth, Sea (interference), 18:36. Rouse, Sea (roughing), 18:36. Iwanski, Evt (roughing), 18:36.

Third period - 3, Seattle, Tochkin 10 (Froese, Rissanen), 17:11. Penalties - Gudas, Evt (interference), 2:48. Ramsay, Sea (hooking), 17:40. Parker, Evt (elbowing), 17:40.

Shots on goal - Seattle 9-6-6 21. Everett 16- 14-14 44. Goalies - Seattle, Pickard 44 shots- 42 saves (10-14-1-3); Everett, Simpson 21-20 (8-5-1- 0). Power plays - Seattle 0-4; Everett 0-3. A - 6,760. Referee - Devin Klein, Graham Skilliter. Linesmen - Chris Carlson, Mike Basford.

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