PORTLAND, Ore. - Austin Lotz made 55 saves as the Everett Silvertips upset the host Portland Winterhawks 4-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League playoff action.
Portland, which was the WHL's top club in the regular season, finished 59 points ahead of Everett and 28-7-1 on home ice, however the Silvertips lead the first-round matchup 1-0.
Kohl Bauml scored twice for Everett while Joshua Winquist and Cole MacDonald added a goal each.
Everett failed to score on two chances with the man advantage while Portland went 2 for 4.
Game 2 goes on Saturday Mar. 23rd when the Winterhawks host the Silvertips at the Rose Garden.