The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-1 in a Western Hockey League game Saturday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena.
Everett went in front 1-0 at 7:57 of the first period on Martin Fasko-Rudas’ goal . Bryce Kindopp and Jake Christiansen had the assists.
The Silvertips went in front 2-0 at 11:18 of the first when Bryce Kindopp tipped a Connor Dewar shot past Seattle goalie Cole Schwebius. Sahvan Khaira had the second assist.
Gianni Fairbrother scored at 15:03 and Riley Sutter at 16:20 to give the Silvertips a 4-0 lead after one period.
Everett’s Jackson Berezowski scored at 19:11 of the second period to make it a 5-0 lead.
Seattle got on the board at 4:15 of the third period on Jaxan Kaluski’s second goal of the season. Kaluski skated the puck through the neutral zone and into the offensive zone on the right win. Kaluski cut to the high slot and beat Everett goalie Dustin Wolf with a quick wrist shot.
Sutter scored Everett’s sixth goal at 12:48 of the third.
Schwebius had 33 saves on 39 shots. Wolf had 21 saves on 22 shots.
Right wing Andrej Kukuca left the team earlier Saturday to join Team Slovakia at its training camp for the 2019 World Junior Championship.
The T-Birds travel to Spokane to play the Chiefs on Sunday at 5:05 p.m. in the last game before the annual WHL holiday break.
First period – 1, Everett, Fasko-Rudas 9 (Kindopp, Christiansen), 7:57. 2, Everett, Kindopp 17 (Dewar, Khaira), 11:18. 3, Everett, Fairbrother 4 (Vitelli, Mitchell), 15:03. 4, Everett, Sutter 12 (Fasko-Rudas, Patterson), 16:20. Penalties – Carpendale, Sea (hooking), :50. Butt, Evt (interference), 5:08. Mitchell, Evt (10-minute misconduct),17:22. Tyszka, Sea (roughing), 17:22. Khaira, Evt (roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 17:22. Huo, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 17:22. Christiansen, Evt (roughing), 17:22. Carpendale, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 17:22. Mount, Sea (roughing), 17:22. Price, Evt (roughing), 17:22.
Second period – 5, Everett, Berezowski (Khaira), 19:12. Penalties – Wylie, Evt (delay of game), 9:28. McNelly, Sea (high-sticking, roughing), 13:13. Mitchell, Evt (roughing), 13:13. Sutter, Evt (hooking), 16:34. Vitelli, Evt (high-sticking), 19:23.
Third period – 6, Seattle, Kaluski 2, 4:15. 7, Everett, Sutter 13 (Walker), 12:48. Penalties – Patterson, Evt (interference), 7:19. Minulin, Evt (hooking), 9:17. Bauer, Evt (delay of game), 15:53. Harsch, Sea (holding), 18:57.
Shots on goal – Seattle 7-5-10 22, Everett 17-12-10 39. Goalies – Seattle, Schwebius 39 shots-33 saves (1-3-1-0); Everett, Wolf 22-21 (25-7-1-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-5; Everett 0-2. A – 8,133. Referees – Brett Iverson, Steve Papp. Linesmen – Spencer Lockert, Nathan Van Oosten.