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GAME DAY / Tips at Prince George (10/12)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS – CN CENTRE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016  |  RADIO: Fox Sports 1380  |  TIPS Mobile App

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

Silvertips finish a two-game series tonight in Prince George and continue a three-game road trip … tonight’s game is the second of four meetings this season between the Silvertips and Cougars … the Silvertips won their third road game of the season last night, 4-0 over Prince George … the Silvertips are facing U.S. Division opponents for a stretch of seven of nine games … this series marks the only two visits the Silvertips have to Prince George for the regular season.

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

10/14/16          @ Spokane                  7:05pm            Spokane Arena                        1520 AM  / Tips App

10/15/16          vs. Seattle                    7:05pm            XFINITY Arena                         Fox Sports 1380 / Tips App

10/18/16          @ Spokane                  7:05pm            Spokane Arena                        Fox Sports 1380 / Tips App

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the second of four meetings between the Silvertips and Prince George (Silvertips lead, 1-0) … last season, the Silvertips split four games against Prince George with a record of 2-2-0-0 … the Silvertips have an all-time record of 32-17-3-2 against Prince George … Carter Hart (.930 save percentage) started every game in the series, last season for the Silvertips … Patrick Bajkov tops returning Silvertips players with two points in four games (from last season) vs. Prince George.

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 1-0-0-0)

October 11th                 Silvertips 4 – at Prince George 0

October 12th                 at Prince George          7:00PM PT

November 26th              vs Prince George         7:05PM PT

December 30th              vs Prince George         7:35PM PT

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • THE GREAT “EIGHT” FOR CONSTANTINE: Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine returns for his fourth consecutive season behind the bench, and eighth overall in Everett … 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 286-166-57 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)
  • HART HITS 100: Last night, Carter Hart reached the 100th game in his Silvertips and WHL career and earned his 11th career shutout (4-0 over Prince George) … Hart was named 2016 CHL Goaltender of the Year and WHL Goaltender of the Year … Hart was selected 2nd round (48th overall) by the Flyers in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and was the first goaltender chosen in the draft … he is 3-1-1 in his first five games with Everett and carries a .926 save percentage
  • GOING DEEP: On Tuesday, the Silvertips delivered 10 players who registered a point on the scoresheet … they have 18 players with a point through five games this season … a total of 10 players have a +1 rating or better
  • START ME UP: The Silvertips start of 4-0-1-0 matches their last highest point total (9) through five games, with an identical record set in 2006-07 … in that span, they trailed only for 23:21 … CURRENTLY: they have scored the first goal of the game in six of the first seven games
  • DOMINIC RACKS ‘EM UP: New acquisition Dominic Zwerger scored a goal last night and has collected a point in four consecutive games … Zwerger led Spokane last season with 27 goals and was a member of Austria for the World Junior Championships.

ON THIS DATE

10/12/05: Goaltender Leland Irving made 29 saves while Torrie Wheat collected a pair of goals to lift the Silvertips over Spokane, 4-2 … Mark Kress and Ondrej Fiala (first goal as a Silvertips) also earned goals in the contest … the victory lifted the Silvertips back to the .500 mark (3-3-0-0), a part of a streak where the Silvertips went 12-1-0-0.

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Kevin Constantine is 13 wins away from 300 in his Silvertips career
  • 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 is 6 games away from 200 in his Silvertips career

 

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)

HART HAULS HONORS

LAST SEASON: Goaltender Carter Hart – ranked #2 (FINAL, North American goalies) by the NHL CSS’ Rankings, was named to the CHL/NHL Prospects Game for Jan. 28 in Vancouver (Team Orr) … named Silvertips MVP for the 2015-16 season … Western Conference selection for WHL Top Goaltender … he earned the CHL Goaltender of the Week award, the WHL Goaltender of the Month (November) award and also his fourth WHL Goaltender of the Week award of the season … during the month of November he was 9-2-0-1 and led the league with a 1.16 goals-against-average, in addition to a .951 save percentage and four shutouts … he has posted a 56-29-4-7 record with 11 shutouts in 100 career WHL regular season appearances.

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 Austin Lotz 11-15 72 2 Michael Wall 03-05 12
3 Kent Simpson 07-12 71 3 Carter Hart 13-17 11
4 Carter Hart 13-17 56 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 (287) and posting a record of 287-167-57 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, Dwyer, Davis, Petit

98: Gerth, Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein

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

00: Kemp, Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

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

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

SK: Kemp

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

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

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