Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Everett 5, Tri-City 2

With Seattle's (to be expected) win over Prince George last night, the Tips gained no ground in the points race, but oh, what a thrilling victory it was over Tri-City--a huge confidence boost for Everett. To beat the best team in the WHL on their ice had to make for a great bus ride home for the boys, who have worked so hard in the past two months to play more consistent hockey.

Unlike last year's season when the Tips were on top from day one, this year has been transitional, including the departure of Peter (the great) Mueller, a new coach, and win/loss streaks so wild, you're just never sure which Tips team will show up on game night. Everett has since demonstrated that they can beat the big boys this year, though wins at Seattle and at Vancouver have yet to be accomplished.

That Everett has been viewed as an underdog most of the season by the rest of the league maybe isn't such a bad thing after all. We'll just watch as the Tips quietly go about their business of getting ready for--hopefully-- a very successful run in the playoffs.

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