Silvertips top Giants to clinch another postseason berth

Everett wins 3-1 and has secured a postseason bid in every season if its existence minus the two COVID years with no playoffs.

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Once again, the Everett Silvertips are headed to the playoffs.

Jesse Heslop scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period, Aidan Sutter added an empty-netter and Everett beat Vancouver 3-1 to clinch a postseason berth.

Caden Zaplinty scored a goal in the first period for the Silvertips before Ty Thorpe answered with a goal in the second for the Giants to make it 1-1.

Tyler Palmer had 22 saves for Everett (28-24-2-1), which has reached the playoffs every season since its inception in 2003-04, minus the COVID seasons in 2019-20 and 2020-21 with no postseason.

Brett Mirwald made 36 saves for Vancouver (21-27-5-2).

Silvertips 3, Giants 1

Everett 0 1 2 — 3

Vancouver 0 1 0 — 1

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Hammell Evt (tripping), 2:02; Leslie Van (high sticking), 6:26.

2nd Period-1, Everett, Zaplitny 10 (Heslop), 6:38. 2, Vancouver, Thorpe 30 (Anderson, Bruce), 11:16. Penalties-No Penalties

3rd Period-3, Everett, Heslop 8 (Courtney, Hemmerling), 17:53. 4, Everett, Sutter 5 19:58 (EN). Penalties-Petruk Evt (major-fighting), 9:43; Palmieri Van (major-fighting), 9:43; Leslie Van (boarding), 11:47; Hemmerling Evt (slashing), 15:39.

Shots on Goal-Everett 10-13-16-39. Vancouver 7-9-7-23.

Power Play Opportunities-Everett 0 / 2; Vancouver 0 / 2.

Goalies-Everett, Palmer 14-19-4-1 (23 shots-22 saves). Vancouver, Mirwald 4-8-4-1 (38 shots-36 saves).


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