Cougars Drop 5-2 Decision in Everett

Kristen Ostrowski

Everett WA – The Prince George Cougars got two power-play goals in the first period to get ahead , but the Everett Silvertips answered with four goals of their own in the second and third to give them a 5-2 win, Tuesday at the Angel of the Winds Arena.

The Cougars got the scoring started 1:57 in with a Chase Wheatcroft power-play goal in front of the net. The Silvertips countered with a goal of their own from Austin Roest just over 10 minutes later. On an ensuing Cougars power-play, Wheatcroft danced his way to the net on the power-play with a highlight reel goal to get the Cats ahead 2-1 after the opening 20. That was Wheatcroft’s 20th goal of the season.

The Cougars fired 18 shots in the second period but were unable to get rewarded with any goals. The Silvertips added a pair of goals in the period from Ryan Hofer and Ben Hemmerling to get ahead 3-2 after 40 minutes.

The Silvertips limited the Cougars to just three shots in the final period and added a pair of empty net goals in the final minutes from Caden Zaplitny and Ben Hemmerling to give the Silvertips a 5-2 victory.


-Chase Wheatcroft leads the WHL in power-play goals with 12



Cougars: Wheatcroft (2)

Silvertips: Roest, Hofer, Hemmerling (2), Zaplitny


Cougars: Ty Young (L) 59:22 (3 GA, 45 Saves)

Silvertips: Braden Holt (W) 60:00 (2 GA, 29 Saves)


Cougars: 2/3

Silvertips: 1/6


Cougars: 31

Silvertips: 50

Three Stars:

1.EVT: Ben Hemmerling (2G 1A)

2.EVT: Jackson Berezowski (3A)

3.EVT: Braden Holt (29 Saves)


Next Game: Wednesday, December 7th vs. the Portland Winterhawks at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseums at 7:05.

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