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GAME DAY / Tips at Spokane (10/18)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SPOKANE CHIEFS – SPOKANE ARENA
Tuesday, October 18, 2016  |  RADIO: Fox Sports 1380  |  TIPS Mobile App

 

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

The Silvertips return to the road for three straight games, visiting the Spokane Chiefs for the second time this season … the Silvertips have won four consecutive games and ended their previous contest with the top win percentage (.850) in the WHL … the previously defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds, 3-2 at XFINITY Arena on Saturday … the Silvertips last faced Spokane and won, 4-3 (OT), rallying from a 2-1 deficit in the third period.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

10/19/16          @ Kelowna                  7:05pm            Prospera Place                        Fox Sports 1380 / Tips App

10/22/16          @ Victoria                    7:05pm            SOF Memorial Centre   Fox Sports 1380 / Tips App

10/27/16          TRI-CITY                      7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             Fox Sports 1380 / Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the second of eight meetings between the Silvertips and Spokane … they are currently 1-0-0-0 in the season series … last season, the Silvertips went 7-2-1-0 vs. Spokane … the Silvertips have an all-time record of 55-53-8 against Spokane … Carter Hart appeared in seven of nine games against the Chiefs last season … Patrick Bajkov, Noah Juulsen, and Dominic Zwerger each notched two points in the season series opener.

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

October 14th                 Silvertips 4 – Spokane 3 (OT)

October 18th                 at Spokane                  7:05PM PT

November 12th              at Spokane                  7:05PM PT

December 11th              vs Spokane                  4:05PM PT

January 11th                 vs Spokane                  7:05PM PT

January 22nd                 vs Spokane                  4:05PM PT

March 1st                      vs Spokane                  7:05PM PT

March 8th                      at Spokane                  7:05PM 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 290-166-57 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)
  • ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP: Ending last Saturday, the Silvertips owned the top win percentage (.850) in the WHL … they are 3-1-0 at home and 5-0-1 on the road … last week, the Silvertips won four games in five days and trailed only for 4:29 … they outscored their opposition, 17-8 … their power play was 7-of-23 (30.4) during that span
  • LOCK DOWN: The Silvertips lead the league in fewest shots allowed (23.4) and fewest goals allowed (2.1) per game … the Silvertips limited the Prince George Cougars (previously #1, CHL rankings) to 41 shots in two victories last Tuesday and Wednesday at CN Centre
  • START ME UP: The Silvertips start of 8-1-1-0 matches their last highest point total (17) through ten games, with an identical point total last set in 2006-07 … CURRENTLY: they have scored the first goal of the game in nine of the first ten games
  • HOT STREAKS: New acquisition Dominic Zwerger has a seven game point streak … Patrick Bajkov has 12 points in 10 games and has a point in eight of the first ten games … Noah Juulsen has points in five of his first six games … the Silvertips have 14 players who are +1 this season, or higher.

ONTO THE SHOW

Shane Harper made his NHL debut Thursday vs. New Jersey, becoming the 16th player to play for the Silvertips and reach the NHL … Harper had two shots, three hits, and one takeaway in 9:09 … he is the Silvertips all-time leader in games played (335), skating in Everett between 2005-10.

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Kevin Constantine is 10 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 3 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 58-30-4-7 record with 11 shutouts in 102 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 58 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 (290) and posting a record of 290-167-57 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, Goethals

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, Goethals

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

 

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