KENNEWICK, Wash. - Tyler Maxwell had a hat trick and Thomas Heemskerk finished with 45 saves as the Everett Silvertips evened their first-round Western Hockey League playoff series with a 3-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans on Saturday night.
The hat trick was a WHL first for Maxwell, who had 22 goals during the regular season. Byron Froese and Graham Potuer each had two assists for the Silvertips.
Kruise Reddick and Jason Reese scored for the Americans, who got 18 saves from Chet Pickard.
Game three of the best-of-seven series will be Wednesday in Everett.