Connor Dewar scored early in the third period to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 2-1 win Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League championship series in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

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Connor Dewar scored early in the third period to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 2-1 win Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League championship series in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Patrick Bajkov scored in the first period on a power-play goal for the Silvertips. Aleksi Heponiemi evened the game in the second period for the Broncos.

Dewar scored his 10th goal of the postseason at the 1:49 mark of the third. Garrett Pilon had assists on both Everett goals.

Carter Hart had 34 saves for Everett.

Game 2 of the series is Saturday night at 6:05 p.m. The series moves to Everett for Game 3 on Tuesday night.