GAME DAY / Tips at Prince Albert (2/17)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS – ART HAUSER CENTRE
Friday, February 17, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips visit the Prince Albert Raiders in the only matchup of the regular season … tonight’s game is the first for the Silvertips in Prince Albert since Jan. 2, 2015 (2-0 Silvertips victory) … tonight is the fifth game of a six-game road trip (3-1-0) … the Silvertips are 20-4-3-0 against teams outside the U.S. Division this season.
EVT 2 – SAS 1 (SO) (2/15/17): Carter Hart turned in a 30 save effort and Riley Sutter’s goal in the fourth round lifted the Silvertips to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Saskatoon Blades, before 2,935 fans at SaskTel Centre on Wednesday in WHL action. Winners in four of the last five games, the Silvertips seized first place in the U.S. Division and are 3-1-0-0 on their six game East Division road trip. Dominic Zwerger had a second period goal and Noah Juulsen, logging an assist, has five points in the last four games.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
2/18/17 @ Swift Current 5:00pm Credit Union iPlex KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
2/24/17 PORTLAND 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
2/25/17 KAMLOOPS 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the only matchup of the season between the Silvertips and Raiders … the Silvertips are 9-3-0-1 in 13 lifetime meetings against Prince Albert.
Home Record vs. Prince Albert: 5-2-0-0 (W-L-OTL-SOL)
Road Record @ Prince Albert: 4-1-1-0
Last Everett Road Win @ Prince Albert: 1/02/15; Everett 2, Prince Albert 0
Last Everett Road Loss @ Prince Albert: 12/11/10; Prince Albert 5, Everett 1
Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Prince Albert: N/A
Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Prince Albert: 11/8/08; Prince Albert 4, Everett 3 (OT)
Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Prince Albert: 11/27/05; Everett 3, Prince Albert 2 (SO)
Last Everett Shootout Loss vs. Prince Albert: N/A
Longest Everett Winning Streak vs. Prince Albert: 4 (10/22/03-11/3/06)
Longest Prince Albert Winning Streak vs. Everett: 2 (twice: 1/29/08-11/8/08 and 12/11/10-10/11/11)
Most Goals by Everett vs. Prince Albert: 6 (twice: 10/22/03; EVT 6, PA 2 and 11/3/06; EVT 6 @ PA 2)
Most Goals by Prince Albert vs. Everett: 5 12/11/10; Prince Albert 5, Everett 1
Most Goals, Both Teams: 8 (twice: 10/22/03; EVT 6, PA 2 and 11/3/06; EVT 6 @ PA 2)
Total Everett Shutouts vs. Prince Albert: 2
Total Prince Albert Shutouts vs. Everett: 0
Last Everett Shutout vs. Prince Albert: 1/02/15; EVT 2 @ PA 0, Carter Hart – 26 saves
Last Prince Albert Shutout vs. Everett: N/A
Current Overall Streak: 4-0-0-0 (W-L-OTL-SOL)
Current Streak in Prince Albert: 2-0-0-0
- 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 4 assists away from 100 in his WHL career
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC (NUMBERS?): With 16 games remaining, the Silvertips lead the U.S. Division by one point over the Seattle Thunderbirds … their magic number to clinch a playoff berth, outright, is 10 … the Silvertips have made the playoffs in all 13 seasons since starting play in 2003-04.
- VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE: The Silvertips are on a six-game road trip, all against teams from the East Division … the Silvertips are 20-4-3-0 against teams outside the U.S. Division this season … they went 5-1-0-0 against all teams from the Central Division.
- WELCOME BACK CAPTAIN: Noah Juulsen returned to the lineup last Friday at Brandon and has posted five points in four games … the Silvertips 24-5-5 with Juulsen in the lineup.
- SPECIAL OPS: Entering Monday – Everett’s power play is 9th in the WHL (21.4 pct) … the Silvertips penalty killing currently leads the WHL (85.7) … they recently went 12 straight games without allowing a power play goal.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 33 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 26-2-6 this season … the Silvertips scored first, in last night’s win at Regina (4-2).
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 … 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 76-35-7-9 with 18 shutouts in 131 career WHL regular season appearances.
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||76||2||Carter Hart||13-17||18|
|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 (316) and posting a record of 316-178-65 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
98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein
99: Sutter, King, Dewar, Christiansen, Wylie, Kindopp
00: Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi
BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Babych
AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Irving, Hart
MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit