Tips fall to Bruins

EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips made steady progress over the first two days of the Everett Silvertips Preseason Tournament.

But in Sunday night’s tournament finale the Tips took a step back.

Everett turned in an ugly performance in losing 3-1 to the Chilliwack Bruins at Comcast Arena.

Dressing a veteran lineup for the second straight night, the Tips didn’t look anything like they did in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Seattle. Everett took a series of bad penalties and never looked comfortable offensively.

“Sloppy, selfish and undisciplined,” was how Everett coach John Becanic described the Tips’ performance.

“Undisciplined. We took ridiculously dumb penalties. Sloppy. We can accept that because it’s the preseason. Then the selfish part is just playing for themselves and not within the team concept. The frustrating part of it was it was veteran players who did those three things.”

The Tips should have had their way with a Chilliwack team playing without its top two forwards (Mark Santorelli, Oscar Moller), two key defensemen (Dylan Chapman, Matt McCue) and its No. 1 goaltender (Matt Esposito).

Instead the Tips presented the Bruins with 11 power plays, including two five-on-threes. Although Everett dealt with the power plays well, killing off 10 of 11, the penalties prevented the Tips from finding any rhythm in the game.

Michael Proudley, Brayden Metz and Jadon Potter scored goals for Chilliwack. Goaltenders Lucas Gore and Mark Friesen combined to stop 23 of 24 shots.

Brennan Sonne scored for Everett and Shayne Barrie made 18 saves in net for the Tips.

“It didn’t go the way we wanted,” defenseman Dane Crowley said. “It’s preseason, so it’s not that big of a deal. Once we have a full lineup we’ll get better. Chilliwack came out and played hard, credit to them.”

Everett finished 1-2 in the tournament, and despite Sunday’s performance Becanic still came away with positive feelings from the weekend.

“We accomplished a lot of what we wanted to,” Becanic said. “Tonight we still played relatively hard and did a lot of things on that end of the scale, but we didn’t think the game whatsoever. Then I think some young guys really showed they’re ready now to play in the Western Hockey League.”

Bruins 3, Silvertips 1



First PeriodNo goals. PenaltiesProudley, Chilliwack (hooking), 2:23; Hoda, Chilliwack (boarding), 3:17; Robinson, Chilliwack (interference), 6:28; Crowley, Everett (high sticking), 8:48; Burt, Everett (hooking), 10:36; Crowley, Everett (slashing), 13:20; Glennie, Chilliwack (roughing), 16:30; English, Everett (roughing), 16:30; Beach, Everett (hooking), 19:42.

Second Period1, Chilliwack, Proudley 1, 4:55. 2, Chilliwack, Metz 1 (Einhorn, Smuk), 8:03 (pp). 3, Everett, Sonne 1 (Harty, de la Lande), 17:51. PenaltiesMacLean, Everett (hooking), 2:41; Vartovnik, Everett (roughing-unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:32; Darragh, Chilliwack (kneeing), 8:41; Alexander, Everett (tripping), 11:39; Boutilier, Chilliwack (roughing), 13:17; Kulhanek, Chilliwack (diving), 16:48; Campos, Everett (hooking), 16:48; English, Everett (roughing), 19:51; Robinson, Chilliwack (fighting-game misconduct), 20:00; Burt, Everett (fighting-game misconduct), 20:00.

Third Period4, Chilliwack, Potter 1 (Proudley), 11:49. PenaltiesVartovnik, Everett (roughing), 5:07; Crowley, Everett (roughing), 5:07; Metz, Chilliwack (tripping), 6:18; Hoda, Chilliwack (unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:41; Beach, Everett (unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:41; Glennie, Chilliwack (boarding-fighting-game misconduct), 15:11; Sonne, Everett (instigator-fighting-game misconduct), 15:11; Metz, Chilliwack (boarding), 17:18.

Shots on goalChilliwack 1-14-621. Everett 3-10-1124. Power-play opportunitiesChilliwack 1 of 11. Everett 0 of 7.

GoaliesChilliwack, Gore 1-0 (7 shots, 7 saves), Friesen (17 shots, 16 saves). Everett, Barrie 0-0 (21 shots, 18 saves).

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