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GAME DAY / Tips at Portland (12/10)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS – MEMORIAL COLISEUM
Saturday, December 10, 2016  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

WATCH PARTY: Sporty’s Beef & Brew
LIVE STREAM: WHL Live  |  RADIO: Fox Sports 1380  |  TWITTER: @WHLSilvertips
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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips end a brief two-game road swing tonight at Memorial Coliseum, facing the host Portland Winterhawks … the Silvertips are 6-0-1 in their last seven games … they currently lead the U.S. Division and are tied for top record in the WHL with 45 points (21-3-5 record) … the Silvertips currently occupy the #3 spot in the CHL Top 10 rankings … they carry a 8-1-4 record on the road and are 8-2-3 against opponents from the U.S. Division … the Winterhawks last played last night, defeating the Victoria Royals, 5-4 in overtime.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

12/11/16          SPOKANE                   4:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

12/16/16          TRI-CITY                      7:35pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

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

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the fourth of ten meetings between the Silvertips and Portland … last season, the Tips went 5-5-0-0 against Portland in the regular season and defeated the Winterhawks in the first round of the WHL Playoffs, 4-0 … they are currently 3-0-0-0 in the season series … all-time, the Silvertips have a record of 67-57-13 against the Winterhawks … Patrick Bajkov leads all scorers (both teams) with five points in the season series.

 

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-0-0-0)

September 30th             Silvertips 3 – at Portland 1

November 5th                at Silvertips 5 – Portland 2

November 11th              Silvertips 2 – at Portland 1

December 10th              at Portland                   7:00PM PT

December 17th              vs Portland                   7:05PM PT

January 7th                   at Portland                   2:00PM PT

January 27th                 vs Portland                   7:35PM PT

February 3rd                  vs Portland                   7:35PM PT

February 24th                vs Portland                   7:35PM PT

March 12th                    at Portland                   5:00PM PT

 

DID YOU KNOW:

Home Record vs. Portland:                                           36-26-1-3-2 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)

Road Record @ Portland:                                            30-31-3-0-4

Last Everett Road Win @ Portland:                              11/11/16; Everett 2, Portland 1

Last Everett Road Loss @ Portland:                            2/12/16; Portland 3, Everett 2

Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Portland:                                    3/13/16; Everett 3, Portland 2 (OT)

Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Portland:                                  10/04/14; Portland 3 @ Everett 2 (OT)

Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Portland:                                   11/14/14; Everett 4 @ Portland 3 (SO)

Last Everett Shootout Loss vs. Portland:                                 3/16/14; Portland 5, Everett 4 (SO)

Last Everett Shutout vs. Portland:                                2/25/11; Everett 2 vs. Portland 0 (Kent Simpson: 45 saves)

Last Portland Shutout vs. Everett:                                10/23/15; Portland 2 @ Everett 0 (Adin Hill: 31 saves)

 

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 7 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 303-169-61 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: Currently with 21 wins through 29 games, the Silvertips earned 33 points (15-2-3 record) in their first 20 contests as well, their most to open the season in that span since 2006-07 and second most in franchise history through the first 20 games … the Silvertips went 18-1-1 (37 points) in 2006-07 for the first 20 games under head coach Kevin Constantine.
  • BLAST OFF: The Silvertips are tied for the top record (47 points) and are in first place in the U.S. Division … they are 13-1-4 in the last 18 games … they are 13-2-1 at home and 8-1-4 on the road … by going 11-1-3 in a recent 15 game span (eight on the road), they outscored their opposition, 50-28 … they have allowed two goals or less in 13 of the last 17 games.
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips have scored the first goal of the game in 21 of 28 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 16-1-3 this season … the Silvertips last scored first in last Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Kootenay
  • HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (longest in the WHL this season) … he owns 17 points in the last 15 games … goaltender Carter Hart is 11-1-3 in the last 15 games … he had a shutout streak of 193:48 (Silvertips record) … Patrick Bajkov’s hat trick last Saturday was the first of the Silvertips season – he set a new club record for fastest two goals (:15) … he is on a six game scoring streak … defenseman Kevin Davis has seven points in the last seven games.

 

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: 10-1-1

Centazzo: 3-0-1

Goethals: 2-0-0

Sutter: 5-0-1

Richards: 4-0-1

Fonteyne: 5-0-1

Kindopp: 4-0-0

Millar: 5-0-0

Christiansen: 1-0-1

Skrumeda: 1-1-0

Skoleski: 2-0-0

King: 1-0-0

Davis: 3-0-0

Dewar: 2-0-0

Kemp: 3-0-0

Tuulola: 5-0-1

Zwerger: 8-1-0

 

 

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 (303) and posting a record of 303-169-60 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:

 

BIRTH YEAR

96: Millar, Skrumeda, Zwerger

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

98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein, Goethals

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

00: Kemp, Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Bajkov, Millar, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Luding

AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Hart

SK: Kemp

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

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger


 

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