Silvertips’ Dawson Butt skates with the puck during the game on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Silvertips’ Dawson Butt skates with the puck during the game on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Silvertips’ Dawson Butt handed two-game suspension

The 19-year-old forward was given a match penalty for his role in a scrum with Seattle on Saturday

Silvertips forward Dawson Butt will be unavailable for Everett’s next two games, as the 19-year-old forward was suspended two games for his match penalty against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday.

A line brawl broke out when Seattle’s Matthew Wedman laid a viscous open-ice hit on Gianni Fairbrother, presumably retaliating for an uncalled hit from Fairbrother on Connor Bruggen-Cate behind the net, sparking the nastiness. Butt was slapped with a match penalty, with the intent to injure after the dust settled.

Wedman was given a four-game suspension for his role in the situation. Seattle’s captain was initially given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct after the game, but the reason for the suspension on the WHL website was for a “check to the head.”

Silvertips head coach Dennis Williams called Wedman’s hit, “a gross hit,” after the game.

Butt boasts two goals and two assists in 17 games this season. He’s primarily played on a line with Max Patterson and Justyn Gurney this season in a top-nine forward role.

Josh Horton covers the Silvertips for the Herald. Follow him on Twitter, @JoshHortonEDH

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