With the Everett Silvertips backed against a wall in Game 5, they were able to push Swift Current away with a Loss and take it back to Saskatchewan for Game 6. Unfortunately for Everett they would still be up against a wall headed into Saskatchewan, in Game 6 they couldn’t over-come the Swift Current Broncos losing 0-3. This season was arguably the best season in franchise history.
With Swift Current getting a 3-1 series lead early on, they have had the Tips on their toes and against a wall since the end of Game 4. With Swift Current getting the game back home they had a huge advantage.
Swift Current would get on the scoreboard early with a PP goal from Giorgi Estephan(13) at 6:41 after he got a “tic-tac” pass and shot on half of an empty net. Everett would receive a power play in the first period but would be unsuccessful. With the final seconds ticking in the first, it looked as if Everett was surely not out of the game yet. But with 0.6 seconds left and a shot off of Swift Currents, Sahvan Khaira’s stick getting past Carter Hart’s pads, Aleksi Heponiemi(5) would scrape it in the net getting a 2-0 lead headed into the second period.
Too open the Second period, Swift Currents, Tanner Nagel and Everett Silvertips, Luke Ormsby would receive 10-minute misconduct for “stuff” after the first period buzzer. With the Silvertips racking up shots on goal and nothing funneling in, so was their penalties. With the 10-minute misconduct and two other penalty’s, Everett gave Swift Current two power play opportunities. Skillfully the Tips would Kill both penalties, but they would trail by two, headed into the third.
With Everett only receiving two power play opportunities, their final chance would come 4:59 into the third. Everett would yet again be defeated with Swift Currents penalty kill success. Everett had lots of looks but nothing was being able to get past Swift Currents goalie Stuart Skinner. Everett pulled Hart out with 3:23 left and kept the puck in the offensive zone for a long time. But Beck Malenstyn(4) would get the puck in the empty net one more time for Swift Current with 6.4 seconds remaining, before becoming the WHL Champions since 1993.
“DO YOU BELIEVE IN GREEN?”
In my eye’s, Everett’s had an exceptional season this year, the fans (you) have been amazing and supportive, and to play Hockey until mid May…. that’s incredible. Now to see what they can accomplish on the next season!
Keep watch for articles being published by me, as I for sure will have at least one interview with a player soon. I hope you all have enjoyed my articles and continue to read them in the future.
I must give a lot of credit to Jesse Geleynse (lower right photo) who has taught me many things from better writing skills, Interview tips, and lots of Hockey knowledge. Thank you so much for all your help.
Don’t forget to check out my V-log page as well, and Go Silvertips!
Written by: Chandler O’Neill
Featured image credits to, Robert Murray/WHL (Garret Pilon (left) and Beck Malenstyn (Right))
Image links, WHL Championship Game
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