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Americans earn preseason shootout win over Silvertips

Chris Mast, Everett Silvertips

EVERETT, WA  — The Americans opened  their preseason with a shootout win over the Everett Silvertips at the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic.

The match-up finished regulation in a 3-3 score, with all six goals scored on a man advantage. The Americans and Silvertips both ended the game 3/7 on the power play.

Everett took an early lead with a power play goal from Reece Virtelli at 2:11. The Americans immediately responded with a power play goal from Parker AuCoin at 3:20, assisted by Tom Cadieux and Isaac Johnson. Bryce Kindopp scored the Silvertips’ second goal with a 5-on-3 man advantage after the Americans took sequential minor penalties. First period shots were led by Everett 6-19.

Paycen Bjorklund tallied the only second period goal at 4:58, assisted by Isaac Johnsonon on the power play. Everett out shot the Americans 9-14. Bjorklund then kicked off the third period by assisting a Connor Bouchard power play goal and giving the Americans their first lead of the night.

At 10:43 Wylie Wyatt scored one last power play goal for the Silvertips. The tied game ended regulation with a total shot count of 22-46 led by Everett.

Parker AuCoin was awarded a penalty shot during overtime, but couldn’t get pass Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf to end the game.

Rookie goaltender Talyn Boyko sealed the win for the Americans in a four-round shootout. He finished the game with 45 total saves.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st Period

PEN 0:55 TC – Olson (interference)

GOAL 2:11 EVT – Vitelli (Fairbrother) (PP)

PEN 2:58 EVT – Dewar (holding)

GOAL 3:20 TC – AuCoin (Cadieux, Johnson) (PP)

PEN 9:28 EVT – Fasko-Rudas (tripping)

PEN 13:27 EVT – Moar (cross checking)

PEN 14:57 TC – Olson (boarding)

GOAL 17:17 EVT – Kindopp  (Dewar, Sutter) (PP)

PEN 16:14 TC – Yaremko (tripping)

PEN 19:19 TC – Bruce (cross checking)

2nd Period

PEN 4:07 EVT – Sutter (boarding)

GOAL 4:58 TC – Bjorklund (Johnson) (PP)

PEN 13:40 TC – AuCoin (roughing)

PEN 13:40 TC – Brown (roughing)

PEN 13:40 EVT – Fairbrother (roughing)

PEN 13:40 TC – Sutter (cross checking, roughing)

3rd Period

PEN 2:50 TC – Bouchard (high sticking)

PEN 5:42 EVT – Mitchell (interference)

GOAL 7:25 TC –  Bouchard (Bjorklund) (PP)

PEN 10:34 TC – Stevenson (interference)

GOAL 10:53 EVT – Wylie (Sutter, Dewar) (PP)

PEN 12:35 TC – Johnson (tripping)

PEN 16:53 TC – Butt (high sticking)

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