EVERETT — Ethan Regnier notched a pair of goals to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 4-1 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday night at Angel of the Winds Arena, the Silvertips’ ninth victory in a row.
Jackson Berezowski scored the go-ahead goal just 1:24 into the middle period and Regnier followed quickly after at 2:52.
Berezowski scored off a feed from Gage Goncalves and Regnier beat Kelowna netminder Roman Basran low glove from the left circle, prompting Kelowna interim head coach Kris Mallette to call a timeout and insert backup goaltender Cole Schwebius.
The Rockets struck first, as former Silvertip Mark Liwiski beat his man down the left wall and tethered a pass from the corner to Jonas Peterek, who buried it at 14:00 to put the Rockets up 1-0.
Silvertips leading scorer Bryce Kindopp answered just 39 seconds later for his 38th of the season.
Regnier tacked on his second with 26.5 seconds remaining in regulation to seal the win.
Everett hosts Portland at 4 p.m. Sunday at Angel of the Winds Arena.
Josh Horton covers the Silvertips for the Herald. Follow him on Twitter, @JoshHortonEDH