Spokane 2, Everett 0


Everett’s slide continued as the Christmas break approaches. This was the Tips’ fourth straight loss and sixth in their past seven games.

Spokane goaltender Eric Williams was a big part of that. Williams has had Everett’s number this season. In four starts against the Tips, Williams is 4-0 with two shutouts. He’s allowed just five goals on 116 shots, which equates to a .957 save percentage. Though the Tips outshot the Chiefs 29-20, Williams wasn’t required to make too many difficult saves, but he made two huge stops when Spokane was leading 1-0 to maintain the Chiefs’ lead.

Otherwise, Everett just doesn’t seem quite as sharp as it did earlier in the season. Passes aren’t quite on the tape, pucks are fumbled just a bit, and guys aren’t quite as quick to the play. I still think the Tips appear a bit fatigued (this was the team’s fourth game in five nights, with key personnel unavailable), and that may be the cause.

If the Tips want to staunch the bleeding before Christmas, they have to go into Portland on Tuesday and beat the defending league champions. Portland will be without most of its big guns because of international tournaments, but they’re still the Winterhawks, so Everett has a difficult task ahead in order to make it a happier Christmas.


Williams’ biggest save came late in the second period. The Chiefs were leading 1-0 when Winquist dug out a loose puck in front. It appeared Winquist had a gimme goal, but Williams somehow thrust his leg across the crease to deny Winquist and preserve Spokane’s lead.


First star: Williams. 29 saves, enough said.

Second star: Mike Aviani, Spokane. One goal, gave Spokane third-period insurance.

Third star: Winquist. Drew Williams’ two best saves.

The Herald’s honorable mention: Cole Wedman, Spokane. Strong in his own end.


Spokane 2, Everett 0

More in Sports

Dedication drives local coaches into 100-Season Club

Commitment to student-athletes is a hallmark of the area’s longest-tenured coaches.

Everett’s Tori Odom, right, attempts a shot with Edmonds’ Jake Higgins defending Saturday night at the Walt Price Student Fitness Center in Everett on January 20, 2018. The Trojans won 117-100. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
EvCC races past EdCC in NWAC North showdown

Gio Jackson scores 32 points to lead the Trojans over the Tritons 117-100.

Former QB on Schottenheimer: ‘He’s a win-first’ OC

Kellen Clemens has had the new Seahawks’ play-caller as his coordinator for 7 of his 11 NFL seasons.

Huskies men overcome slow start to beat Colorado

Jaylen Nowell scores 19 points and Matisse Thybulle adds 18 in UW’s 72-62 win.

Silvertips blank What Kings for 6th straight win

Carter Hart tallies his league-best sixth shutout as Everett tops Brandon 4-0.

No. 13 Gonzaga bounces back to beat Santa Clara

After suffering their first conference loss of the season, the Bulldogs beat Santa Clara 75-60.

Saturday’s prep scores, links to recaps

BOYS BASKETBALL Non-conference Renton 51, King’s 46 Cashmere 61, Granite Falls 32… Continue reading

BLOG: Carter Hart one shutout away from tying WHL record

The Game The Silvertips were in control from the get-go in a… Continue reading

Lake Stevens girls show grit in 66-58 win over Glacier Peak

The Vikings rally from 13 down at half to take over sole possession of 1st place in Wesco 4A.

Most Read