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


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

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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.



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



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



  • 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



  • 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.



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.



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)



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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