Thunderbirds defenseman Reece Harsch, right, and Silvertips winger Luke Ormsby reach for the puck during WHL play Friday night at Xfinity Arena. COURTESY PHOTO, Chris Mast

Thunderbirds defenseman Reece Harsch, right, and Silvertips winger Luke Ormsby reach for the puck during WHL play Friday night at Xfinity Arena. COURTESY PHOTO, Chris Mast

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Volcan scores twice in 3-2 loss to Everett

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:52am
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The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in a Western Hockey League game Friday night at Xfinity Arena in the first game of a home-and-home series between the teams.

The T-Birds and Silvertips meet at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the accesso ShoWare Center.

Seattle (9-9-1-1) took a 1-0 lead at 9:12 of the first period. Matthew Wedman came out from behind the Everett net and made a wraparound attempt. The puck came into the slot to Blake Bargar who took a shot that was blocked. Bargar got the rebound and took a second shot. Nolan Volcan backhanded the rebound from Bargar’s second shot past Everett goalie Carter Hart from the low slot for his seventh goal of the season.

The T-Birds outshot the Silvertips 12-5 in the first period.

Everett (10-10-1-1) tied the game 1-1 at 13:01 of the second period on an unassisted shorthanded goal by Patrick Bajkov.

Seattle had a 21-13 advantage in shots after periods by outshooting Everett 9-8 in the second period.

Everett took a 2-1 lead at 15:10 of the third period when Reece Vitelli knocked in a rebound from a Sean Richards shot. Wyatte Wylie had the second assist.

Seattle pulled goalie Liam Hughes with just under a minute left in the game for an extra attacker. Richards was able to score an empty-net goal at 19:17 of the third to get the Silvertips third goal.

The T-Birds pulled Hughes a second time 10 seconds after the faceoff from Everett’s third goal. Volcan got the puck in the slot took a shot, got his rebound and beat Hart high for the T-Birds second goal at 19:49 of the third.

Hughes stayed on the bench with 11 seconds left for the extra attacker. The T-Birds were not able to find the tying goal in the finals seconds.

Seattle outshot Everett 33-27 in the game.

Hughes record is now 4-4-1-0 after he stopped 23 of 25 shots.

Hart stopped 31 of 33 shots and his record is 5-2-0-1.

Single-game tickets for the regular season are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office.

Season tickets may be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period – 1, Seattle, Volcan 7 (Bargar, Tyszka), 9:12. Penalties – Hamaliuk, Sea (checking from behind), 3:27. Carpendale, Sea (major-spearing, game misconduct), 16:56.

Second period – 2, Everett, Bajkov 11, 13:01. Penalties – Bajkov, Sea (tripping), 7:20. Davis, Evt (slashing), 12:10. Hyman, Evt (holding), 18:10.

Third period – 3, Everett, Vitelli 2 (Richards, Wylie) 15:10. 4, Everett, Richards 9 (Davis, Bajkov), 19:17 (en). 5, Seattle, Volcan 8, 19:49. Penalties – Tyszka, Sea (roughing), 19:38. Ormsby, Evt (roughing), 19:38. Butt, Evt (roughing), 19:38. Hyman, Sea (roughing), 19:38.

Shots on goal – Seattle 12-9-12 33, Everett 5-8-13 26. Goalies – Seattle, Hughes 25 shots-23 saves (4-4-1-0); Everett, Hart 33-31 (5-2-0-1). Power plays – Seattle 0-2; Everett 0-3. A – 5,983. Referees – Kyle Kowalski, Troy Murray. Linesmen – Mark Heier, Nathan Van Oosten.

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