Everett, WA- Tri-City has played well in two games against Everett this year.
They continued that streak, and avoided an Everett comeback attempt as the Tri-City Americans (4-3-0-1, 9 pts) earn a 5-3 victory against the Everett Silvertips (1-5-0-1, 3 pts) at Comcast Arena.
The Americans got off to a good start in the first period, outshooting the Silvertips 10-7. And Tri-City got on the board late in the period, as Justin Feser out-skated Everett’s Joshua Winquist to a loose puck in the Everett zone, and shot it between Everett goalie Cole Holowenko’s legs for a 1-0 lead. It wouldn’t take long for Tri-City to pad the lead, as Brian Williams came around the net and passed it to Parker Bowles who banged it home to make it 2-0 after one period.
The Americans would continue to add to the lead in the second period. Feser fed it to Brian Williams at the side of the net, and he slapped it home for a 5-on-3 power play goal early in the second. It didn’t take long for the Americans to score a fourth goal, as Beau McCue scored the first goal of his WHL career to give the Americans a 4-0 lead with 13:57 remaining in the second period.
But Everett would keep fighting and slowly chip away at the Tri-City lead. At the end of the second period, Trent Lofthouse redirected a shot into the net on the power play to make it 4-1 after two periods.
Everett would get within two in the middle of the third period, as Kohl Bauml would squeak one past Eric Comrie to bring the Silvertips within two goals. And with just over three minutes in the game, Ryan Harrison scored to bring the Silvertips within one 4-3.
Everett pressed hard in the final three minutes, and pulled the goalie for the final minute. But couldn’t score, and Zachary Yuen scored an empty net goal with one second left in the game to help Tri-City earn a 5-3 win.
Justin Feser had a goal and an assist in the game, and is in the middle of a three game point streak, tallying three goals and three assists during the streak. Tri-City has scored a power play goal the last four games, and has started the season 3-0 against the Silvertips this season, with two of those victories coming on the road.
Eric Comrie made 19 saves in the win, while Holowenko made 12 saves in 26 minutes. Daniel Cotton was perfect in net in relief, making 14 saves.
Tri-City will depart for their Eastern Canada road-trip this week, and will play six games in eight days. The first game is Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Brandon Wheat Kings (5-2-0-0, 10 pts) in Westman Place. Game time is at 5:30 p.m. Brandon defeated Tri-City 3-2 at the Toyota Center last season. NewsTalk 870 will broadcast the game, with the pre-game show beginning at 5:15 p.m. WHL Live will have streaming video beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Jack in the Box Three Stars:
1. Justin Feser, Tri-City
2. Brian Williams, Tri-City
3. Ryan Harrison, Everett