Kohl Bauml scored two goals in the contest, including the game-winner in the third period. Manraj Hayer notched the other Everett tally and Austin Lotz (12-14-1-1) turned in another solid goaltender effort with 40 saves as the Silvertips were outshot 42-22 by Prince George. Penalty killing was another strong point for the ‘Tips, who killed all five Cougar advantages including a late 5-on-3 to finish out the win.
The Silvertips jumped out to the lead less than six minutes into the game during a 4-on-4 situation. Ty Mappin rushed the puck down the left side and fed a pass across the slot to Kohl Bauml, who one-timed the puck past Brett Zarowny for his 16th goal of the year. Prince George generated a few quality chances later in the period, but Austin Lotz was solid with 14 saves as Everett took a 1-0 advantage into the locker room.
The score remained through over half the second frame before Troy Bourke banged in the rebound of a Daniel Gibb shot to get the Cougars on the board at 12:34. Prince George pulled ahead only 24 seconds later as Lotz kicked out a shot from the right boards only to see Rinalds Rosinskis blast the rebound into the top corner. The Cougars outshot the Silvertips 16-8 in the second and led 2-1 after two periods.
Still down by one nearly midway through the third, Everett tied the game when Josh Winquist drew a defender to the boards and dished a pass in front to a wide-open Manraj Hayer, who scored from atop the goal crease to even things at two. Just 1:13 after that, Bauml skated down the left boards and ripped a slapshot over Zarowny’s right shoulder and into the top corner to put the Silvertips back ahead at 3-2. Two Everett penalties in the final minutes gave Prince George a late two-man advantage, but the ‘Tips hung on to ice the one-goal victory.
Brett Zarowny (9-12-0-0) stopped 19 shots while taking the loss in goal for the Cougars. Everett finished the night 0 for 2 on the powerplay.
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The Silvertips will now conclude their four-game B.C. Division road trip Saturday night in the second game of this weekend’s back-to-back set against the Cougars. Opening faceoff is set for 7:00 pm, with pregame radio coverage starting at 6:30 on Fox Sports 1380 AM. The ‘Tips will then return to Comcast Arena to take on the Portland Winterhawks Tuesday at 7:05 pm.
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