SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Carter Hart made 34 saves as the Everett Silvertips squeaked out a 2-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League final on Friday.
Connor Dewar scored the game-winning goal for the Silvertips at 1:49 of the third period.
Patrick Bajkov opened the scoring with a power-play goal for Everett at 14:43 in the first.
Aleksi Heponiemi responded for the Broncos.
Stuart Skinner kicked out 23 shots for Swift Current.
The Broncos went 0 for 1 on the power play. The Silvertips went 1 for 2 with the man advantage.