EVERETT — Bryce Kindopp turned in a two-goal effort to propel the Everett Silvertips to a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday during Teddy Bear Toss Night at Angel of the Winds Arena.
The Silvertips rebounded from their 3-2 overtime loss to Portland on Friday. The Winterhawks still lead the U.S. Division by one point after trouncing Tri-City on Saturday. The Silvertips hold a game in hand, though.
Kindopp put the Silvertips up by whacking in a rebound at 1:52 in the first period, prompting the teddy bears in the arena to be thrown on the ice by the fans.
Gianni Fairbrother potted a power-play goal at 16:46 in the opening period to extend the Silvertips’ lead to 2-0.
Tyler Preziuso chopped Everett’s lead in half by tapping in a loose puck in the crease at 17:59 in the first period for the Giants.
Kindopp added a much-needed insurance goal on the power play at 12:57 in the third period, as Vancouver’s Justin Sourdif cut the lead to 3-2 with a goal at 17:38.
Josh Horton covers the Silvertips for the Herald. Follow him on Twitter, @JoshHortonEDH