EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips rallied from a 4-0 deficit to get within one goal in the third period before ultimately falling 5-3 to the Tri-City Americans Sunday at Comcast Arena. Following three straight losses, the Silvertips will look to right the ship during their longest road trip of the year through the WHL’s East Division over the next two weeks.
Ryan Harrison and Kohl Bauml each contributed a goal and an assist, with Harrison getting his first points of the season. Carson Stadnyk also recorded his first career point, assisting on Everett’s first goal of the game by Trent Lofthouse. Newly acquired goaltender Daniel Cotton stopped all 14 shots he faced in nearly 33 minutes after relieving Cole Holowenko in net just hours after coming over in a trade with Seattle.
A slow start to the game saw Tri-City take the lead with two quick goals late in the period. After an offensive push by the Silvertips, Justin Feser won a race to loose puck going the opposite direction and scored on low shot off the post and in. With the ‘Tips struggling to get the puck out of their own zone just over a minute later, the Americans took advantage as Parker Bowles released a high shot over the glove of Cole Holowenko to make it 2-0.
Tri-City extended the lead early in the second period, scoring during a 5-on-3 powerplay when Brian Williams stuffed in a shot from along the goal line. An odd-angle shot from Tyson Dallman then deflected off Holowenko’s stick and in to put the Americans’ lead at 4-0. Daniel Cotton then came in to spell Holowenko for the remainder of the game. The Silvertips finally broke through Comrie with a powerplay goal of their own late in the period to start the comeback. Carson Stadnyk won a crucial offensive zone faceoff back to Mirco Mueller, who fired a low shot that was redirected in by Trent Lofthouse to make it 4-1 at 18:09.
Everett kept coming on in the third period, striking again after Landon Oslanski held a puck deep in the Americans’ zone long enough for Ryan Harrison to join him and make a pass out front to Kohl Bauml, who fired a shot to the top right corner to trim the deficit to 4-2. Harrison scored his first goal of the year later in the period after Reid Petryk created a turnover, backhanding the puck through Comrie’s five-hole from the low slot. After killing off a penalty, Everett’s late surge came up just short as Tri-City potted an empty-net goal with less than one second left.
Final shots on goal for the game were 31-22 in favor of the Americans. Both teams went 1 for 6 on the powerplay. Cole Holowenko took the loss after stopping 12 of 16 shots in just over 26 minutes before giving way to Cotton, while Eric Comrie turned away 19 of 22 to earn the win.
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The Silvertips will now embark on their longest road trip of the season; a six-game journey through the WHL’s East Division over a span of two weeks. The trip begins in Brandon, Manitoba against the Wheat Kings on Friday and then continues with five stops through Saskatchewan. The ‘Tips return home on October 26 to face the Spokane Chiefs and then host the Seattle Thunderbirds for our fourth annual “Pink the Rink” game on Saturday, October 27th.
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