The Everett Silvertips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in overtime Sunday night at Angel of the Winds Arena in the final game of the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic.
The T-Birds are now 2-1-0-0 on the preseason. They defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-2 on Friday and the Tri-City Americans 4-3 on Saturday at the Classic.
Brendan Williamson gave the T-Birds a 1-0 lead just 1:27 into the first period on the power play. Henrik Rybinski passed the puck to Matthew Wedman to the right of the net. Wedman backhanded the puck through the low slot to Williamson in the left circle. Williamson one-timed the pass past Everett goalie Braden Holt.
Everett tied the game 1-1 at 9:11 of the first on a goal by Jake Christiansen.
Seattle took a 2-1 lead at 7:43 of the third period on a shorthanded goal by Keltie Jeri-Leon. Graeme Bryks won a faceoff in the right circle back to Jeri-Leon, who gathered the puck and snapped it past Holt for his first goal of the preseason.
The Silvertips tied the game 2-2 at 17:19 of the third on a power-play goal from Gage Goncalves.
Ronan Seeley scored at 1:18 of overtime to win the game for the Silvertips.
The T-Birds begin play at the Red Lion Hotels Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick against the Tri-City Americans at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. The T-Birds play the Portland Winterhawks at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
The T-Birds wrap up preseason play with a home game against the Everett Silvertips at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the accesso ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds start the regular season against the Kamloops Blazers at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at ShoWare.
Single-game tickets are on sale on the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare box office. Season tickets may be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.
First period – 1, Seattle, Williamson 1 (Wedman, Rybinski),1:27 (pp). 2, Everett, Christiansen 1 (Gut, Goncalves), 9:11. Penalties – Gurney, Evt (hooking), :52. Carpendale, Sea (boarding), 9:45. Gurney, Evt (major-fighting, game misconduct), 9:45. Rempe, Sea (major-fighting, game misconduct), 9:45. Wedman, Sea (tripping) 12:24. Schaefer, Sea (high-sticking), 16:48.
Second period – No scoring. Penalties – Butt, Sea (hooking), 5:08. Wood, Sea (tripping), 7:31. Goncalves, Evt (interference), 18:48.
Third period – 3, Seattle, Jeri-Leon 1 (Bryks), 7:43 (sh). 4, Everett, Goncalves (Christiansen, Patterson),13:19 (pp). Penalties – Vitelli, Evt (holding), 4:31. Fairbrother, Evt (elbowing), 5:14. Carpendale, Sea (interference), 6:04. Goncalves, Evt (interference), 12:19. Wood, Sea (10-minute misconduct), 13:25.
Overtime – 5, Everett, Seeley 1 (Christiansen), 1:18. Penalties – No penalties.
Shots on goal – Seattle 4-4-19 27, Everett 15-13-15 43. Goalies – Seattle, Ross 43 shots-40 saves (0-1-0-0); Everett, Holt 27-25 (1-0-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 1-6; Everett 1-6. Referees – Ryan Benbow, Corey Koop. Linesmen – Ron Dietterle, Adam Harris.