Sogaard steals show as Silvertips are shut out by Tigers

Danish goalie posted 41-save shutout for visiting Medicine Hat in the team’s only meeting this season

EVERETT—Mads Sogaard turned away a flurry of Silvertips’ shots, as the Denmark native turned in a 41-save shutout and visiting Medicine Hat edged the Silvertips, 1-0, on Friday at Angel of the Winds Arena.

“I thought we played a pretty good game at times,” Silvertips head coach Dennis Williams said. “They scored a timely power-play goal, there was a few little breakdowns in it. We had our chances, we just didn’t score.”

The Silvertips out shot the Tigers 41-29, but couldn’t put one past Sogaard, who posted his third shutout of the season. His 41 saves on Friday is Sogaard’s fourth highest of the season, eight short of his high of 49 against Red Deer on Dec. 14.

Medicine Hat captain James Hamblin scored the game’s lone goal with 3:20 remaining in the second period by potting a rebound goal past Everett goaltender Dustin Wolf on the power play to put the Tigers up 1-0.

“(Ryan Jevne) had it along the left wall there and I thought he was throwing it backdoor and guy tipped it last second,” Wolf said. “I got a piece of it but obviously not all of it. Something to review and something to improve on moving forward.”

Sahvan Khaira flipped the pucks over the boards for a delay of game penalty, which led to the decisive power play.

“I think we played a pretty solid game,” Khaira said. “The penalty that I took in the second was an unfortunate one and they happened to score on that. We ran into another hot goalie and we couldn’t put the puck in the net.”

There was no panic from the Silvertips coaches and players after Friday night’s loss.

“We’re playing good hockey,” Khaira said. “We just got to get to puck in the net more.”


—Everett lost its first game against a Central Division opponent this season, after trumping Edmonton, Calgary, Kootenay and Lethbridge before Friday’s loss to Medicine Hat The Silvertips’ final game against a Central Division opponent this season is Wednesday when Red Deer visits Angel of the Winds.

—The Silvertips snapped a four-game winning streak with the loss to the Tigers.

Next up

Everett takes on Portland for a 7:05 p.m. tilt at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Josh Horton covers the Everett Silvertips and AquaSox for The Everett Daily Herald. Follow him on Twitter (@joshhortonEDH) or reach out to him over email (

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