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GAME DAY / Tips vs. Tri-City (12/16)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs TRI-CITY AMERICANS – XFINITY ARENA

Friday, December 16, 2016  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

The Silvertips continue a three game homestand, hosting the Tri-City Americans to begin back to back games at XFINITY Arena … the Silvertips are 7-1-1 in their last nine games … they currently lead the U.S. Division by eight points over Tri-City … the Silvertips currently occupy the #4 spot in the CHL Top 10 rankings … they carry a 14-2-1 record at home and are 9-3-3 against opponents from the U.S. Division … Tri-City last played on Wednesday, losing to Prince George, 5-3.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

12/17/16          PORTLAND                  7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

12/27/16          at Vancouver               7:00pm            Langley Events Centre KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

12/28/16          VANCOUVER               7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the sixth of ten meetings this season against Tri-City … the Silvertips and Americans last met Dec. 7 and the Silvertips were defeated by Tri-City, 4-3 in OT … the Silvertips at home are 32-19-3-0-3, lifetime against the Americans … the two clubs are in a stretch of five straight meetings in Everett … they will meet the final four times of the season in Tri-City … Tuulola leads the Silvertips with three goals in the series (spanning two games) … Tuulola, Dominic Zwerger, Matt Fonteyne, and Graham Millar each lead the club with three points in the series.

 

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 2-1-2-0)

October 2nd                   Everett 2 – at Tri-City 3 (OT)

October 5th                   at Everett 3 – Tri-City 1

October 7th                   at Everett 1 – Tri-City 4

October 27th                 at Everett 4 – Tri-City 2

December 7th                Tri-City 4 – at Everett 3 (OT)

December 16th              vs Tri-City                     7:35PM PT

January 21st                 at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

February 1st                  at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

March 11th                    at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

March 19th                    at Tri-City                      5:05PM PT

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Kevin Constantine earned the 300th win in his Silvertips career on Nov. 26 vs. Prince George
  • Patrick Bajkov played in the 200th game of his Silvertips career on Sept. 23 vs. Vancouver
  • Carter Hart played in the 100th game of his Silvertips career on Oct. 11 at Prince George
  • Noah Juulsen played in his 200th game of his Silvertips career and collected his 100th point on Oct. 22 at Victoria
  • Dominic Zwerger played in his 200th WHL game on Oct. 22 at Victoria
  • Matt Fonteyne is 4 points away from 100 in his Silvertips career

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL: Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine is in his fourth consecutive season behind the bench, and eighth overall in Everett … he earned his 300th career Tips win on Nov. 26 vs. Prince George … he was named WHL coach of the year in 2003-04 … under his watch, the Silvertips have won the U.S. Division four times … he is 304-170-61 all-time behind the Silvertips bench … he has served as head coach in the National Hockey League for eight years (San Jose, Pittsburgh, New Jersey)
  • PROGRESS REPORT: The Silvertips went 21-4-5 through the first 30 games of the season, the second best mark through 30 games in club history … the Silvertips went 25-4-1 in 2006-07, their most points secured through 30 games.
  • BLAST OFF: The Silvertips are in first place in the U.S. Division … they are 14-2-4 in the last 20 games … they are 14-2-1 at home and 8-2-4 on the road … by going 11-1-3 in a recent 15 game span (eight on the road), they outscored their opposition, 50-28.
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 22 of the first 27 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 17-1-3 this season … the Silvertips last scored first in Sunday’s 5-3 win over Spokane.
  • HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (previously longest in the WHL this season) … he owns 9 points in the last 5 games … … Patrick Bajkov’s hat trick on Dec. 2 was the first of the Silvertips season – he set a new club record for fastest two goals (:15) … he is on an eight game scoring streak … defenseman Kevin Davis has 10 points in the last nine games.

 

REPRESENTING WITH HONOR  

Defenseman Noah Juulsen and goaltender Carter Hart were named to Canada’s roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship … the Silvertips duo will be a part of 22 total players who earned a spot on Canada’s roster, who open the tournament against Russia at Air Canada Centre in Toronto … this year, the gold medal game will be hosted in Montreal … the Silvertips are the only team in the WHL to have more than one player represented on Canada’s roster … the last Silvertip to appear in the WJC (top level) was defenseman Mirco Mueller (Switzerland) in 2014.

 

ON THE BOARD

The following Silvertips have collected their first career WHL point this season:

  • Bryce Kindopp (goal) – Sept. 23 at VAN (7-3 win)
  • Brett Kemp (assist) – Sept. 23 at VAN (7-3 win)
  • Wyatte Wylie (assist) – Sept. 30 at POR (3-1 win)
  • Eetu Tuulola (goal) – Oct. 2 at TC (2-3 OT loss)
  • Montana Onyebuchi (assist) – Oct. 11 at PG (4-0 win)
  • Brandson Hein (assist) – Oct. 27 vs. TC (4-2 win)
  • Orrin Centazzo (goal) – Nov. 16 at KAM (1-2 OT loss)
  • Bradly Goethals (goal) – Nov. 25 vs EDM (5-2 win)

 

BY THE NUMBERS – THE TIPS RECORD, WHEN THEY SCORE A GOAL:

Juulsen: 7-0-2

Onyebuchi: 1-0-0

Bajkov: 10-2-1

Centazzo: 3-0-1

Goethals: 2-0-0

Sutter: 6-0-1

Richards: 4-0-1

Fonteyne: 5-1-1

Kindopp: 4-0-0

Millar: 6-0-0

Christiansen: 1-0-1

Skrumeda: 1-1-0

Skoleski: 2-0-0

King: 1-0-0

Davis: 3-0-0

Dewar: 3-0-0

Kemp: 3-0-0

Tuulola: 5-0-1

Zwerger: 9-1-0

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