Another year, another first-round playoff exit for the Everett Silvertips.
Zach Yuen scored 18:53 into overtime, and the Tri-City Americans completed a four-game sweep of the Silvertips with a 4-3 victory Wednesday night in their Western Hockey League first-round playoff series.
The Americans kept tired Silvertips skaters on the ice as they worked the puck around, eventually finding Yuen at the top of the left circle. His one-timer found the top corner to end the series.
It's the fifth consecutive year that Everett has been bounced in the first round of the WHL playoffs.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Medicine Hat 5 Saskatoon 0; Kamloops 4 Victoria 1; Edmonton 6 Kootenay 3; Moose Jaw 5 Regina 4 (2 OT); and Spokane 3 Vancouver 2 (OT).
At Everett, Wash., Brendan Shinnimin, Mason Wilgosh and Mitch Topping also scored for Tri-City, while Ty Rimmer earned the win in goal with 42 saves.
Ryan Harrison, Ryan Murray and Josh Caron scored third-period goals as Everett rallied from a 3-0 deficit to force overtime. Caron's goal, which tied it, came with just 40.4 seconds remaining.
Kent Simpson made 35 saves in goal for Everett.
Tigers 5 Blades 0
At Saskatoon, Emerson Etem's seventh goal and 12th point of the series was the game-winner and Tyler Bunz made 32 saves as Medicine Hat finished a sweep of the Blades. Curtis Valk added two goals and an assist for Medicine Hat.
Blazers 4 Royals 1
At Victoria, Dylan Willick scored two goals as Kamloops a four-game sweep of the Royals.
Oil Kings 6 Ice 3
At Cranbrook, B.C., Curtis Lazar had a goal and two assists and Edmonton scored five goals in the third period to take a 3-0 series lead over Kootenay. Game 4 is Thursday in Cranbrook.
Warriors 5 Pats 4 (2 OT)
At Regina, Brayden Point scored the double-overtime winner to help Moose Jaw take a 3-1 series lead in over Regina. Game 5 is Friday in Moose Jaw, Sask.
Chiefs 3 Giants 2 (OT)
At Spokane, Wash., Mitch Holmberg scored 6:43 into overtime as the Chiefs tied their series with the Giants at 2-2. Game 5 in Vancouver on Friday.