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GAME 4 / Tips at Victoria (3/29)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VICTORIA ROYALS – GAME 4, ROUND 1
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 |  Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

SILVERTIPS LEAD SERIES, 2-1

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
Game 4, First Round of the WHL Playoffs … the series is a best-of-seven and follows a 2-2-1-1-1 format … the Silvertips lead the series, 2-1 … the Silvertips captured their fifth U.S. Division title in 14 seasons, made the playoffs for their 14th straight year, and earned the top seed in the Western Conference with 100 points … the series is the first playoff matchup between the Silvertips and Victoria … the Silvertips have advanced to the second round in back-to-back seasons … the Silvertips went 16-2-3-1 this season against teams from the B.C. Division the Silvertips went 19-9-7-1 on the road this season.

 

ROUND 1: EVERETT vs VICTORIA (Silvertips lead, 2-1)                                               COVERAGE

GAME 1: Everett 4 – Victoria 2

GAME 2: Victoria 4 – Everett 3

GAME 3: Everett 2 – Victoria 0

GAME 4: at Victoria   | Wednesday, Mar. 29 – 7:05pm (Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)        Fox Sports 1380 AM/95.3 FM

GAME 5: at Everett   | FRIDAY, Mar. 31 – 7:35pm (XFINITY Arena)                                Fox Sports 1380 AM/95.3 FM

GAME 6: at Victoria * | Sunday, Apr. 2 – 2:05pm (Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)        Fox Sports 1380 AM/95.3 FM

GAME 7: at Everett * | TUESDAY, Apr. 4 – 7:05pm (XFINITY Arena)                               Fox Sports 1380 AM/95.3 FM

* If necessary

 

SERIES RECAP:
GAME 1 (EVT 4 – VIC 2, 3-24-17): Dominic Zwerger and Patrick Bajkov each bagged three points and Carter Hart turned in a 30 save effort to help guide the Everett Silvertips to a wire-to-wire victory, 4-2 over the Victoria Royals in Game 1 of the first round of the WHL Playoffs on Friday at XFINITY Arena … the Silvertips cruised out to a 4-0 lead by the second period, scoring twice on the power play while Zwerger helped the Tips pull ahead with back to back goals. Kevin Davis logged a goal and an assist. GAME 2 (VIC 4 – EVT 3, 3-25-17): Vladimir Bobylev’s goal with 4:59 to play in regulation broke a tie game and the Victoria Royals escaped the Everett Silvertips, 4-3 in Game 2 of the first round of the WHL Playoffs, tying the series before 4,196 fans at XFINITY Arena in downtown Everett … the Tips got a multi point game each from Dominic Zwerger and Patrick Bajkov, while the Silvertips buried two power play goals. Victoria broke an eight game winless skid dating back to regular season play and cashed in two power play goals as well. GAME 3 (EVT 2 – VIC 0, 3-28-17): Carter Hart made 25 saves for his second career playoff shutout and the Everett Silvertips furnished a pair of power play goals in the second period to take a 2-0 victory over the Victoria Royals in Game 3 of the opening round of the WHL Playoffs, before 4,790 fans at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Tuesday … the Silvertips seized a 2-1 lead in the series and home ice advantage again, leaning on the goals from Patrick Bajkov, a Nanaimo native who posted the sixth multi point game of his playoff career and Eetu Tuulola, who earned his first career WHL goal.

 

HOW THEY FARED: REGULAR SEASON  

The Silvertips went 4-0-0-0 in four meeting with Victoria … all-time, the Silvertips are 27-13-3-3 in the series … their last meeting in Everett was Mar. 18 in a 5-2 Silvertips victory at XFINITY Arena … Victoria won all four games of the season series in 2015-16 … Dominic Zwerger led the season series with seven points in four games.

 

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 4-0-0-0)

October 22nd                 SILVERTIPS 3 – at Victoria 1

October 29th                 at SILVERTIPS 2 – Victoria 1 (OT)

March 17th                    SILVERTIPS 4 – at Victoria 2

March 18th                    at SILVERTIPS 5 – Victoria 2

 

DID YOU KNOW: (includes all-time vs. Chilliwack/Victoria)

Home Record vs. Victoria:                                            13-6-2-2   (W-L-OTL-SOL)

Road Record @ Victoria:                                              14-7-1-1

Last Everett Home Win vs. Victoria                               3/18/17; Everett 5, Victoria 2

Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Victoria/Chilliwack:          10/29/16; Everett 2, Victoria 1 (OT)

Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Victoria:                         12/17/14; Everett 7, Victoria 6 (SO)

Most Goals by Everett vs. Victoria/Chilliwack:                8 (10/15/06; Everett 8 vs. Chilliwack 0)

Most Goals, Both Teams:                                             13 (12/17/14: Everett 7 vs. Victoria 6 (SO))

 

MORE ON GAME 4

The Silvertips are 8-14 lifetime in Game 4, in their history … the Silvertips last road win in game 4 was a 4-2 victory over Portland in the first round, last season at Moda Center for a four-game sweep.

 

MILESTONES THIS SEASON

  • The Silvertips earned the 500th win in their franchise history on Feb. 4 vs. Vancouver
  • 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 earned the 100th point in his Silvertips career on Jan. 6 at Seattle ­­
  • Kevin Davis earned the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Mar. 4 vs Seattle

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • THE GOLD STANDARD OF CONSISTENCY: The Silvertips clinched the division title and top spot in the Western Conference … it is their 5thS. Division title in 14 seasons … they clinched a playoff berth in a 3-1 win over Kamloops on Feb. 25 … it was the 14th time in 14 seasons they clinched a playoff spot … the Silvertips are the only WHL team to make the postseason every year since they began play in 2003-04 … they have secured home ice advantage, guaranteed through the Conference Finals.
  • YOUTH IS SERVED: Entering tonight’s game, 17 players on the Silvertips roster are 98-born or younger … minus goaltender Carter Hart, they combined for over 650 games of experience this season, averaging to over 53 games played … 99-born Jake Christiansen played in all 72 games this season … 99-born Connor Dewar and rookie defenseman Wyatte Wylie have each missed only one game this season.
  • ON POINT: The Silvertips reached the 40-win plateau for the fifth time in franchise history … they have reached 40 wins in two of the last three seasons … the Silvertips reached 100 points, second best finish in franchise history
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 45 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 34-4-6-1 this season … they scored first in Game 3, in a 2-0 win at Victoria … they have scored first in every game this series.
  • LEADER BEHIND THE BENCH: Kevin Constantine is the Silvertips all-time leader in coaching wins (326) … he has the sixth best win percentage in league history (the only ones higher: Ryan Huska, Ken Hitchcock, Mike Johnson, Dunc McCallum, and Dave Lowry), among coaches with four full seasons of WHL experience or more.

 

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)
  • Ian Walker (assist) – Dec. 28 vs VAN (4-1 win)

 

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

 

Juulsen: 10-0-2

Onyebuchi: 1-0-0

Bajkov: 20-3-3

Centazzo: 4-0-1

Sutter: 12-2-3

Richards: 5-2-1

Fonteyne: 10-4-4

Hein: 3-1-1

Kindopp: 5-1-0

Christiansen: 3-1-2

Skrumeda: 2-1-1

Skoleski: 10-1-1

King: 2-0-2

Davis: 8-0-0

Dewar: 8-3-3

Irving: 3-0-1

Babych: 2-0-0

Tuulola: 12-2-3

Zwerger: 16-5-2

 

 

THE SILVERTIPS IN PLAYOFF SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME (Silvertips are 12-13 lifetime)

 

DATE               OPPONENT     SITE                ROUND/GM      TIME                SCORE                        GOAL

3/19/04                        Spokane          Everett             1/1                   1:07                 W, 2-1              Barry Horman

3/23/04                        Spokane          Spokane          1/3                   2:26                 W, 5-4              Zach Hamill

4/24/04                        Kelowna           Kelowna           3/5                   5:50                 W, 1-0              Bryan Nathe

4/26/04                        Kelowna           Everett             3/6                   2:44                 W, 2-1              John Dahl

4/27/04                        Kelowna           Kelowna           3/7                   7:56                 W, 2-1              Jeff Schmidt

3/30/05                        Portland           Everett             1/4                   9:47                 W, 3-2              Zach Hamill

4/2/05              Portland           Portland           1/6                   1:04                 L, 2-3               Darrell May

4/11/05                        Kootenay         Everett             2/3                   13:35               L, 2-3               Adam Taylor

4/12/05                        Kootenay         Everett             2/4                   18:24               L, 3-4               Nigel Dawes

3/28/06                        Tri-City              Tri-City              1/3                   3:15                 W, 2-1              Torrie Wheat

4/14/06                        Kelowna           Kelowna           2/5                   7:50 (2OT)       L, 2-3               Troy Bodie

3/24/07                        Spokane          Everett            1/2                   7:06                 W, 3-2              Zach Hamill

4/7/07              Prince George  Everett             2/2                   2:28                 W, 3-2              Jesse Smyke

4/11/07                        Prince George  Prince George  2/4                   5:18                 L, 3-4               Nick Drazenovic

3/28/08                        Spokane          Everett             1/4                   12:21               L, 2-3               Mitch Wahl

3/20/09                        Tri-City              Tri-City              1/1                   11:13               L, 5-6               Justin Feser

3/19/10                        Kelowna           Everett             1/1                   5:18                 W, 5-4              Daniel Iwanski

3/24/10                        Kelowna           Kelowna           1/4                   0:46 (2OT)       L, 4-5               Georgie Wudrick

3/28/12                        Tri-City              Everett             1/4                   18:53               L, 3-4               Zachary Yuen

3/25/14                        Seattle             Seattle             1/3                   3:47                 L, 3-4               Justin Hickman

4/1/15              Spokane          Spokane          1/3                   2:07 (2OT)       W, 2-1              Jake Mykitiuk

4/4/15              Spokane          Everett             1/5                   15:25               L, 3-4               Riley Whittingham

4/7/15              Spokane          Spokane          1/6                   3:43 (3OT)       W, 2-1              Brayden Low

4/11/15                        Portland           Everett             2/2                   0:29 (2OT)       L, 3-4               Oliver Bjorkstrand

4/17/15                        Portland           Portland           2/4                   5:40                 L, 1-2               Blake Heinrich

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HART HAULS HONORS

Goaltender Carter Hart – CHL Goaltender of the Year, first goaltender selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft … was named to the CHL/NHL Prospects Game in 2015-16 in Vancouver (Team Orr) … named Silvertips MVP for the 2015-16 season … during the month of November he was 6-1-2 and led the league with a 1.11 goals-against-average, in addition to a .959 save percentage and three shutouts … he is coming off CHL Goaltender of the Week honors, the WHL Goaltender of the Month and his second straight WHL Goaltender of the Week award .. he is 85-39-7-10 with 19 shutouts in 148 career WHL regular season appearanceshe is seven shutouts shy of the WHL all-time shutout record (26), held by Tyson Sexsmith … Hart was named WHL Goaltender of the Year nominee in the Western Conference and a WHL First Team All-Star.

 

CARTER HART, AMONG THE SILVERTIPS LEADERS:

WINS (CAREER)                                                                      SHUTOUTS (CAREER)

RANK PLAYER YRS WINS     RANK PLAYER YEAR SO
1 Leland Irving 03-08 107     1 Leland Irving 03-08 21
2 Carter Hart 13-17 85 2 Carter Hart 13-17 19
3 Austin Lotz 11-15 72 3 Michael Wall 03-05 12
4 Kent Simpson 07-12 71 4 Austin Lotz 11-15 10
5 Michael Wall 03-05 35 5 Kent Simpson 07-12 6
Thomas Heemskerk 08-10 6

 

THE KEVIN CONSTANTINE FILE

Kevin Constantine is in his eighth season overall as head coach of the Silvertips, ranking as the club’s all-time leader in wins (326) and posting a record of 326-182-67 in his Everett career. All five of the Silvertips’ division titles have been achieved with Constantine as head coach, and this season led the Tips to their second best record in franchise history. He was the recipient of the Dunc McCallum Trophy (WHL Coach of the Year) in 2003-04, when the Silvertips broke nearly every WHL expansion record and became the first expansion team in WHL history to win a division title. Constantine has coached in the NHL over the course of seven seasons with San Jose, Pittsburgh and New Jersey, helping guide all three clubs to an appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

 

ATTENTION TO DETAIL 

The Silvertips roster, categorized by birth year and hometown: (*omitted from playoff roster)

BIRTH YEAR

96: Skrumeda, Irving, Zwerger

97: Bajkov, Fonteyne, Skoleski, Juulsen, Davis, Petit, Babych, Anderson

98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein

99: Sutter, King, Dewar, Christiansen, Wylie, Kindopp

00: Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi, Butt, Fairbrother

01: Browne, Liwiski

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Babych, Fairbrother

AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo*, Richards, Kindopp, Irving, Hart, Browne

MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit, Liwiski

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie, Butt

OR: Anderson

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

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