Winquist stays red-hot, leading Silvertips past Blazers
Josh Winquist stayed hot with three more points as he joined linemates Manraj Hayer and Tyler Sandhu in propelling the Everett Silvertips to a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers in Wednesday night WHL action. Winquist brings his total to 18 points in the past six games and 30 for the season to tie for fourth in the WHL in scoring.
Everett - November 7, 2013 - Josh Winquist stayed hot with three more points as he joined linemates Manraj Hayer and Tyler Sandhu in propelling the Everett Silvertips to a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers Wednesday evening at at Comcast Arena.
The ‘Tips improve to 12-3-2-0 on the season with the win, which also moves Everett within three points of the U.S. Division lead heading into Friday’s home game against the Tri-City Americans.
Extending his point streak to six games with another three-point night (1g/2a), Winquist brings his total to 18 points in the past six games and 30 for the season to tie for fourth in the WHL in scoring.
Manraj Hayer recorded a goal and an assist on the night and Tyler Sandhu added two helpers as both extended their point streaks to six games as well.
Goaltender Daniel Cotton (3-1-1-0) turned away 17 shots and was just over a minute away from his second straight shutout when Kamloops got on the scoreboard.
Everett controlled play and outshot Kamloops 17-6 in the first period, but held only a 1-0 lead. Despite the plethora of shots, the ‘Tips first goal came during a 4-on-3 powerplay in the last minute of the frame. After an offensive-zone faceoff win, Ivan Nikolishin carried the puck into the slot and took a shot that went in off a Blazer in front to open the scoring.
The Silvertips tacked on two more in the second to extend their lead to three. Tyler Sandhu’s shot off a Josh Winquist pass across the slot was initially stopped, but he picked up his own rebound and fed it back to Winquist for a goal into the open net at 6:37. Everett’s third goal came later in the period on a nice passing play from Sandhu behind the net to Winquist on the boards, where he crossed the puck to Manraj Hayer for his tenth of the season on the one-timer. Shots were 31-14 in favor of the ‘Tips after 40 minutes.
Everett stayed in control through the third period and stood only 1:12 away from their second straight shutout victory when Aspen Sterzer cut toward the net from the left boards off the rush and stuffed in a shot to break the shutout bid for Daniel Cotton. Final shots were 38-18 as the Silvertips held onto a 3-1 victory.
Goaltender Taran Kozun (1-7-1-0) stopped 35 of 38 shots in net for the Blazers. Everett went 1 for 5 on the powerplay while shutting down Kamloops on their only opportunity.
Next up for the Silvertips is a home-and-home weekend set against the Tri-City Americans, which starts Friday night at 7:35 pm at Comcast Arena. The ‘Tips will then visit the Americans Saturday night before returning for four home games next including, including our first-ever Veteran’s Day matinee game Monday afternoon at 2:05 against the Vancouver Giants.
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