EVERETT SILVERTIPS at KELOWNA ROCKETS – PROSPERA PLACE
Wednesday, March 15, 2017| RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips continue a six-game road trip tonight at Prospera Place, visiting the Kelowna Rockets in the final meeting of the regular season … the Silvertips finished a stretch of five straight games against teams from the U.S. Division (3-2-0-0) … the Silvertips road record this season is 17-9-6-1 … the Silvertips trail first place in the U.S. Division and Western Conference by one point with four games remaining … they have one game in hand on first place Seattle … the Silvertips are 13-2-3-1 against teams this year from the B.C. Division.
POR 4 – EVT 3 (3-12-17): Skyler McKenzie’s goal with 13 seconds left broke a 3-3 tie and helped the Portland Winterhawks sneak by the Everett Silvertips, 4-3 on Sunday at Moda Center before 9,176 fans in WHL action on Sunday. Portland rallied out of a 3-1 hole in the last six minutes in regulation and goaltender Cole Kehler made 32 saves. Both teams combined for 81 shots on net, and Carter Hart tied his career high with 42 saves – matched twice previously also against Portland. Brandson Hein and Matt Fonteyne scored in the first period for the Silvertips, and an assist by Sean Richards extended his scoring streak to five points in the last four games.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
3/17/17 @ Victoria 7:05pm Save-On-Foods MC KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
3/18/17 VICTORIA 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
3/19/17 @ Tri-City 5:00pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the finale of four meetings with the Kelowna Rockets … the Silvertips last season went 3-0-1 in four meetings with the Rockets … all-time, the Silvertips are 22-22-1-6-5 in the series … their last meeting was Mar. 4 in downtown Everett and the Tips took a 3-2 shootout defeat … last season, Patrick Bajkov led all returning Silvertips in the series with three points in four games … Riley Sutter leads the Tips with five points in three games vs Kelowna.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 1-0-1-1)
October 19th at Kelowna 4 – Silvertips 3 (OT)
January 16th at Silvertips 5 – Kelowna 4
March 3rd Kelowna 3 – at Everett 2 (SO)
March 15th at Kelowna 7:05PM PT
DID YOU KNOW:
Home Record vs. Kelowna: 13-8-1-3-4 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)
Road Record @ Kelowna: 9-14-0-3-1
Last Everett Home Win vs. Kelowna: 1/16/17; Everett 5, Kelowna 4
Last Everett Home Loss vs. Kelowna: 3/3/17; Kelowna 3, Everett 2 (SO)
Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Kelowna: 1/8/16; Everett 3, Kelowna 2 (OT)
Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Kelowna: 10/19/16; Kelowna 4, Everett 3 (OT)
Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Kelowna: 2/16/07; Everett 4, Kelowna 3
Last Everett Shootout Loss vs. Kelowna: 3/3/17; Kelowna 3, Everett 2 (SO)
Most Goals by Everett vs. Kelowna: 8 (10/17/08; Everett 8 vs Kelowna 6)
Most Goals by Kelowna vs. Everett: 9 (1/24/15, Kelowna 9 @ Everett 3)
Most Goals, Both Teams: 14* (10/17/08; Everett 8 vs Kelowna 6)
Total Everett Shutouts vs. Kelowna: 3
Total Kelowna Shutouts vs. Everett: 4
Last Everett Shutout vs. Kelowna: 2/10/10; EVT 4 vs KEL 2; Thomas Heemskerk – 36 saves
Last Kelowna Shutout vs. Everett: 12/28/10; KEL 4 vs EVT 0; Adam Brown – 26 saves
Current Silvertips Overall Streak: 5-0-3-0 (W-L-OTL-SOL)
- 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
- Aaron Irving is 3 assists away from 100 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis earned the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Mar. 4 vs Seattle
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- ROAD WARRIORS: With still three games to play on the road, the Silvertips have built a road record of 17-9-6-1 … their penalty killing on the road is fifth in the league at 81.8 percent (entering Tuesday) … they have outshot their opponent on the road 21 times this season (13-4-3-1 record).
- THE GOLD STANDARD OF CONSISTENCY: The Silvertips 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 in the first round.
- YOUTH IS SERVED: 14 players on the Silvertips roster are 98-born or younger … minus goaltender Carter Hart, they have combined for 648 games of experience this season, averaging to over 53 games played … 99-born Jake Christiansen has played in all 66 games this season … 99-born Connor Dewar and rookie defenseman Wyatte Wylie have each missed only one game this season.
- 40-WIN CLUB: On last Wednesday, the Silvertips defeated Spokane, 4-0 to reach the 40-win plateau for the fifth time in franchise history … they have reached 40 wins in two of the last three seasons.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 42 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 32-4-5-1 this season … the Silvertips scored first, in Sunday’s loss at Portland (4-3).
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:
HART HAULS HONORS
Goaltender Carter Hart – CHL Goaltender of the Year, first goaltender selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft … named WHL Goaltender of the Week on Nov. 21 and again on Mar. 1 … 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 82-39-7-10 with 19 shutouts in 145 career WHL regular season appearances … he is seven shutouts shy of the WHL all-time shutout record (26), held by Tyson Sexsmith.
CARTER HART, AMONG THE SILVERTIPS LEADERS:
WINS (CAREER) SHUTOUTS (CAREER)
|1||Leland Irving||03-08||107||1||Leland Irving||03-08||21|
|2||Carter Hart||13-17||82||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|
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 (323) and posting a record of 323-182-66 in his Everett career. All four of the Silvertips’ division titles have been achieved with Constantine as head coach, most recently in 2014-15 which was Everett’s first since 2006-07. 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:
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
BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Babych
AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Irving, Hart
MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit
WA: Wylie, Butt