“..We had to work extremely hard to generate and create any opportunities, and tonight we gave them some easy plays.” – Head Coach Dave Lowry
|Tyler Soy tied the game at 3|
|Juulsen's shot found it's way through in the first|
Soy ended up with a goal and assist. Steven Hodges notched his 21st in the middle frame.
The Silvertips win their 8th in a row, and now have points in 11 straight games (10-0-0-1) in a potential first round matchup.
|Fisher stopped on a breakaway by Lotz|
Royals netminder Patrik Polivka had his personal 8 game win streak snapped, allowing 5 goals on 31 shots, while Austin Lotz won his 8th straight stopping 23 of 26.
Victoria was held to just one power play, and were unable to score while Everett went 1 for 4.
Noah Juulsen scored in the first for the Silvertips, while Matt Pufahl, Zane Jones and Manraj Hayer also struck for Everett.
Everett remains in 6th, one point back of Spokane and Seattle who are tied for 4th.
The ‘Tips have two games remaining, against the Royals and Winterhawks, while the Chiefs have just one at the Americans. The Thunderbirds fell to the Winterhawks Friday and have a pair of games left.
Victoria who’s clinched 3rd in the West, wraps up their regular season in Everett on Saturday night in the back half of the home and home.
Pregame show at 6:45 Saturday night from Everett on The Zone @ 91.3fm
|Skapski celebrates a goal versus his former club|
Friday, March 14, 2014 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Everett 1 2 2 - 5
Victoria 0 1 2 - 3
1, Everett, Juulsen 2 (Nikolishin, Betker), 11:16.
Penalties-Khaira Evt (major-fighting), 14:27; Fransoo Vic (major-fighting), 14:27; Jones Evt (hooking), 16:12; Leedahl Evt (roughing), 18:17; Carroll Vic (roughing), 18:17.
2, Everett, Pufahl 14 (Winquist, Nikolishin), 2:14 (PP).
3, Victoria, Hodges 21 (Carroll), 9:26.
4, Everett, Jones 13 (Davis, Sandhu), 14:52.
Penalties-Crunk Vic (boarding), 1:01; Hodges Vic (interference), 6:20.
5, Victoria, Skapski 3 (Soy, Fushimi), 2:11.
6, Victoria, Soy 14 (Blomqvist, Magee), 9:07.
7, Everett, Hayer 15 (Bajkov), 11:42.
8, Everett, Nikolishin 18 (Winquist, Khaira), 12:09.
Penalties-Brown Vic (cross checking), 3:49; Magee Vic (slashing), 15:04.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Everett 1 / 4;
Victoria 0 / 1.
Everett, Lotz 30-18-3-2 (26 shots-23 saves).
Victoria, Polivka 28-12-0-2 (31 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Fraser Lawrence (10).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).