January 28, 2023 – Western Hockey League (WHL) – Tri-City Americans News Release
The Americans moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings with a 2-1 victory over the Everett Silvertips on Friday.
Despite outshooting the Silvertips 16-6 in the first period, the game stayed scoreless into the second frame.
Fresh off a victory at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game, Lukas Dragicevic opened scored with a highlight reel goal late in the second period. The 2023 NHL Draft prospect leads all WHL defensemen in scoring with 52 points in 42 games.
Jalen Luypen extended Tri-City’s lead to 2-0 as he scored bar down with a wrist shot over the glove of Silvertips goaltender Tyler Palmer. The goal was set up by Parker Bell, who was charged by Andrew Petruk after the pass. Petruk received a major penalty for charging and game misconduct.
Parker Bell is being assessed by medical personnel. We will provide updates when we can.
Caden Zaplitny scored Everett’s lone goal of the night 8:09 into the third period.
The Americans were able to hang on to a secure the victory, passing Everett in the playoff standings.
Score: 2-1 TC
Shots: 39-26 TC
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