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GAME DAY / Tips at Spokane (11/12)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SPOKANE CHIEFS – SPOKANE ARENA

Saturday, November 12, 2016  |  RADIO: Classic Country 1520 AM / 101.1 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips complete a two-game road trip tonight against a pair of U.S. Division opponents, finishing with the Spokane Chiefs in the third meeting between the two teams this season … the Silvertips are 55-54-1-5-2 lifetime against Spokane … the Silvertips currently hold first place in the U.S. Division are tied for the top record (30 points) in the WHL … the Silvertips entered the week listed #6 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they are 10-1-1 in the last 12 games and have won a season-high six games in a row … Spokane last played Nov. 5 and took a 5-4 OT loss to Tri-City.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO
11/15/16          CALGARY                    7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
11/16/16          at Kamloops                 7:00pm            Sandman Centre          KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
11/19/16          LETHBRIDGE              7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the third of eight meetings between the Silvertips and Spokane … they are currently 1-1-0-0 in the season series … last season, the Silvertips went 7-2-1-0 vs. Spokane … the Silvertips have an all-time record of 55-54-8 against Spokane … Carter Hart appeared in seven of nine games against the Chiefs last season … Patrick Bajkov and Dominic Zwerger each have three points in the season series to lead the Silvertips vs. Spokane … the Silvertips carry a record of 9-6-1 in the last five seasons at Spokane.

 

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

October 14th                 Silvertips 4 – at Spokane 3 (OT)

October 18th                 Silvertips 1 – at Spokane 2

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

 

DID YOU KNOW:

Home Record vs. Spokane:                                          33-21-0-2-2 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)

Road Record @ Spokane:                                           22-33-1-3-0

Last Everett Road Win @ Spokane:                             10/14/16; Everett 4, Spokane 3 (OT)

Last Everett Road Loss @ Spokane:                           10/18/16; Spokane 2, Everett 1

Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Spokane:                                   10/14/16; Everett 4, Spokane 3 (OT)

Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Spokane:                     3/16/16; Spokane 3, Everett 2 (OT)

Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Spokane:                                  1/10/10; Everett 4 vs Spokane 3 (SO)

Last Everett Shootout Loss vs. Spokane:                    2/20/08; Spokane 4 @ Everett 3 (SO)

Most Goals by Everett vs. Spokane:                             7 (12/16/15; Everett 7 @ Spokane 4)

Most Goals by Spokane vs. Everett:                             9 (1/28/09; Spokane 9 @ Everett 1)

Most Goals, Both Teams:                                             11 (TWICE: 12/16/15; Everett 7 vs. Spokane 4; 10/26/12; Everett 6 vs. Spokane 5)

Last Everett Shutout vs Spokane:                                12/17/10; EVT 2 vs. SPO 0; Luke Siemens – 27 saves

Last Spokane Shutout vs Everett:                                11/11/15; SPO 3 vs. EVT 0; Lasse Petersen – 24 saves

Current Streak in Spokane:                                          5-1-0-0

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Kevin Constantine is 4 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 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 14 points away from 100 in his Silvertips career

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • BLAST OFF: Coming into tonight, the Silvertips are tied for the top record in the WHL (30 points), are second in WHL win percentage (.833), and are in first place in the U.S. Division … they have won a season high six straight games … their last seven game win streak came during a stretch between Feb. 26-Mar. 15, 2014 (9-0-0) … they are 7-1-0 at home and 7-1-2 on the road … by going 10-1-1 in the last 12 games (seven on the road), they outscored their opposition, 41-22.
  • 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 296-166-58 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)
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips have scored the first goal of the game in 13 of 18 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 11-1-1 this season … the Silvertips scored first last night in a 2-1 win at Portland.
  • 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.
  • HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (longest in the WHL this season) … he owns points in 13 of the last 14 games … goaltender Carter Hart has won five straight games and has allowed just one goal in four of those appearances … Patrick Bajkov has a point in 15 of the first 18 games … Riley Sutter has eight goals in the last 11 games, total … the Silvertips have 16 players who are +1 this season, or higher.

 

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)

 

HART HAULS HONORS

LAST SEASON: Goaltender Carter Hart – CHL Goaltender of the Year, first goaltender selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft … was named to the CHL/NHL Prospects Game for Jan. 28 in Vancouver (Team Orr) … named Silvertips MVP for the 2015-16 season … … 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 is 63-31-4-7 with 11 shutouts in 109 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 63 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 (296) and posting a record of 296-168-58 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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