Silvertips Edge Rockets 5-4 in Kelowna

October 15, 2022 – Western Hockey League (WHL) – Everett Silvertips News Release

EVERETT, Wash. — The Everett Silvertips overcame a spirited comeback from the Kelowna Rockets Friday night at Prospera Place, beating the Rockets 5-4 for their first road win of the season.

Everett quickly took a 3-0 lead in the first period, batting three times on six shots on goal. Steel Quiring redirected a power-play goal for his first as Silvertip, recorded against his former club, followed shortly by a tally from Austin Roest. Olen Zellweger would convert on a slick feed from Roest, driving Jari Kykkanen out of the contest.


With Nicholas Cristiano in relief, Kelowna salvaged a goal for a 3-1 deficit after one. Kykkanen returned to the net for the second period as Kelowna began to build up their gradual effort to tie the score. Elias Carmichael had a long shot from the blue line in the second period, while Rilen Kovacevic tied the game at 3:07 in the third period.

Roest buried his second of the game at 12:04 on a backhand to put the Tips back in front, quickly followed by Beau Courtney’s second of the season on a takeout and a Quiring feed.

Although the Rockets fell to less than one in the final moments of the third with a 6-on-3 power play goal, Everett held on in the final seconds for a 5-4 victory.

Braden Holt stopped 27 of 31 in the game, his fifth of the season. Everett improves to 6-1-0 on the year with the win.

The Tips host the Seattle Thunderbirds Saturday at 6 p.m. for Pink the Rink Party. Tickets are available.

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