Everett Silvertips Win Home Opener

October 11, 2015

Everett, Everett Sports

Tips game

A good crowd was lined up waiting for the doors to open.

chuck pucks

Chuck-A-Pucks for charity.

beer and dogs

$12.00 for a bottled beer, $8.00 for a draft beer, $4.00 for soda or water and $5.00 for a hot dog.

Silvertips players

The teams heads from the locker room to the ice.

hockey players

What it looks like just before players slam into the glass.


It was an intense night for the Silvertips.

Silvertips win

Matt Fonteyne scores in the second period.

It was a battle back and forth but the Everett Silvertips won their home opener in overtime 5-4. A crowd of 6,645 watched the Tips take on the Spokane Chiefs. Here’s the complete game recap from the Silvertips along with photos taken at the game by MyEverettNews.com.

Remi Laurencelle scored twice, including the game-winner, and added an assist to help lift the Everett Silvertips to a 5-4 victory in sudden death overtime over the Spokane Chiefs, before 6,645 fans at XFINITY Arena on Saturday.

The Silvertips, opening their home schedule with a victory in their first of ten meetings with Spokane this season, won for the third time in four games behind Carter Hart’s 25 saves which included a crucial penalty shot stop in the second period. Riley Sutter (making his Silvertips home debut) and Kevin Davis each contributed with a pair of assists.

The power-play also came through with its most productive night of the early portion of the season, racking up a 3-of-5 effort after starting the season at a 1-of-10 clip.

With a large crowd waiting in anticipation, Jason Fram potted a surprise game opening goal, a wrister through traffic from the point for a 1-0 Spokane edge at 12:59 of the first period. The Silvertips made good on their third power play of the period when Sutter and Laurencelle connected for a chance at the left circle, and Dawson Leedahl stuffed the rebound past Garret Hughson for a 1-1 tie and power play goal with 1:34 left.

The second period presented an eruption of six combined goals, leaving the teams deadlocked again, 4-4 after 40 minutes. Fram’s second goal of the game, on the power play, put Spokane ahead 2-1 just 46 seconds in when he converted a backdoor play at the left circle. But Matt Fonteyne answered on a breakaway, sneaking a forehand deke past Hughson’s blocker at 3:13.

Spokane regained the lead, 3-2 on Hudson Elynuik’s power play goal, forcing an end-over-end shot that glanced off Cole MacDonald’s face at 6:09, requiring medical treatment for the remainder of the second period. With the Silvertips missing an important part of their blueline, Carter Hart then needed to make a glove save on Kailer Yamamoto’s breakaway to keep the one-goal deficit intact with 8:02 left, and the Silvertips responded.

Graham Millar went to the right post and finished Patrick Bajkov’s backdoor feed, off the rush at 13:47 to tie the game, and the Silvertips posted their third straight power play goal on Kevin Davis’ point shot, glancing off Laurencelle for a 4-3 cushion with 4:19 left.

The frenzied pace continued and the Chiefs struck back just a few shifts later. Evan Fiala cradled a cross-ice pass from Markson Bechtold and snuck a wrister through Hart’s five hole at 17:20, tying the game.

Both teams adjusted to a more physically disciplined approach and carried the tie into overtime, but Spokane needed to survive an Everett flurry at the net which nearly produced a game-winner with 30 seconds left, on a Cole MacDonald chance at the left circle.

In the overtime session, Carson Stadnyk controlled the puck, skated to the left circle and fired a dart to Laurencelle at the right post, who slammed the one-timer to the back of the net at the 2:08 mark, sending XFINITY Arena into a frenzy and the Silvertips flying off the bench with the winner.

Hughson took the overtime loss with 34 saves.

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