The Everett Silvertips scored two goals late in the third period to earn a 3-3 Western Hockey League tie last night with the Spokane Chiefs in front of a crowd of 6,511 at Spokane...

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SPOKANE — The Everett Silvertips scored two goals late in the third period to earn a 3-3 Western Hockey League tie last night with the Spokane Chiefs in front of a crowd of 6,511 at Spokane Arena.


The point in the standings that the Silvertips (17-8-5-2) earned kept them in first place in the U.S. Division.


Everett outshot Spokane 40-26, but it wasn’t until 36 seconds remained in regulation that the Silvertips forced overtime when Torrie Wheat scored on assists from Mitch Love and Tyler Dietrich.


Alex Leavitt had pulled the Silvertips within a goal, 3-2, about three minutes earlier.


Rookie Brady Calla gave Everett an early 1-0 lead with a goal 3:19 into the game. Spokane (10-15-6-1) went on to score three goals and shut out the Silvertips over the next 50-plus minutes.


Everett goalie Leland Irving faced 25 shots. Love and Dietrich had two assists apiece.


The Chiefs’ Kyle Howarth scored in the first period, and Chad Klassen and Jeff Lynch scored in the third period. Jim Watt had 37 saves for Spokane.


Neither team scored on the power play, notching 0-for-4 nights with the man advantage.


EVERETT 3, SPOKANE 3, OT


Scoring — Brady Calla 1 G, 1 A; Alex Leavitt 1 G; Torrie Wheat 1 G; Mitch Love 2 A; Tyler Dietrich 2 A; Cody Thoring 1 A. Shots on Goal: Everett 40, Spokane 26. Power Play: Everett 0 for 4, Spokane 0 for 4. Attendance: 6,511