Five different Silvertips scored in the game, led by Noah Juulsen’s first career WHL goal, which would also prove to be the game-winner. Kohl Bauml scored a goal and assisted on another to reach 100 points in his career, a milestone also achieved by Matt Pufahl with an assist. Josh Winquist scored his 39th goal of the season, while Brayden Low and Patrick Bajkov lit the lamp as well and Ivan Nikolishin drew two assists.
Prince Albert opened up scoring in the first after the puck kicked out from behind the Everett net and right to Shane Danyluk, who quickly buried it through the five-hole of goaltender Austin Lotz. The Silvertips followed up later in the period with two goals of their own to take a 2-1 lead. Seconds after a ‘Tips powerplay expired, Logan Aasman fed a no-look backhand pass across the slot to Brayden Low, who slammed it into an open net to tie the game at 12:13. Controlling in the offensive zone four minutes later, Everett went on top when Noah Juulsen beat Cole Cheveldave with a long wrist shot through traffic for his first WHL goal. Shots were even at 10 through the first 20 minutes.
The Silvertips added two powerplay goals on four opportunities in the second to increase the lead. During their third advantage midway through the period, Patrick Bajkov one-timed a low shot that was deflected past Cheveldave along the near post. On another powerplay in the final minute of the middle stanza, nice tic-tac-toe passing from Matt Pufahl and Ivan Nikolishin set up Josh Winquist for an open finish at the back door to put the ‘Tips up 4-1. Everett jumped to a 24-15 lead on the shot clock heading into the final frame.
The home team didn’t sit on the lead in the last 20 minutes, allowing Prince Albert a total of just four shots on goal and tacking on another powerplay goal with six minutes remaining. This time it was Jujhar Khaira winning a puck battle behind the ned and feeding it out front to Kohl Bauml, who fired it home to give Everett a 5-1 winning margin. The final buzzer sounded with the Silvertips outshooting the Raiders 30-19.
Goaltender Austin Lotz (23-18-3-2) turned away 18 shots for the ‘Tips, while Raiders goalie Cole Cheveldave (23-23-2-1) stopped 25 at the other end. Everett’s powerplay kicked into high gear after a four-game scoring drought, converting three times on six opportunities. The Silvertips also stopped the second-ranked Prince Albert powerplay on its two chances.
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The Silvertips are back on home ice again Friday night at 7:35 pm, hosting the Tri-City Americans at Comcast Arena in another regionally televised game on ROOT Sports Northwest. The ‘Tips are also taking part in the “Hockey Weekend Across America” celebration during Friday’s game before traveling to face the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday.
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