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GAME DAY / Tips at Spokane (3/8)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SPOKANE CHIEFS – SPOKANE ARENA
Wednesday, March 8, 2017  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

LIVE STREAM: WHL Live  |  RADIO: Fox Sports 1380  |  TWITTER: @WHLSilvertips 
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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips start a six-game road trip tonight at Spokane Arena, visiting the Spokane Chiefs in the final meeting of the regular season … the Silvertips are in a stretch of five straight games against teams from the U.S. Division … they currently hold a record of 16-10-5-2 against teams from the U.S. Division … the Silvertips road record this season is 15-7-6-1 … the Silvertips trail first place in the U.S. Division by one point with eight games remaining, and have three games in hand on the Seattle Thunderbirds … the Silvertips magic number to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs is three points.

 

LAST GAME

EVT 4 – SEA 2 (3-4-17): Kevin Davis logged a pair of assists, including the 100th of his Western Hockey League career, and the Everett Silvertips used a trio of first period goals en route to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds before a sellout crowd of 8,249 at XFINITY Arena on Saturday in WHL action. With the Silvertips win against the Thunderbirds this evening, they improved to 4-3-1-1 against Seattle this season. Connor Dewar, Devon Skoleski, Riley Sutter, and Patrick Bajkov each scored a goal for the Silvertips.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

3/10/17            @ Seattle                     7:35pm            ShoWare Center          KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

3/11/17            @ Tri-City                     7:05pm            Toyota Center              KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

3/12/17            @ Portland                   5:00pm            Moda Center                KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES (Silvertips are 3-2-1-1)
Tonight is the finale of eight meetings between the Silvertips and Spokane … the Silvertips are currently 3-2-1-1 in the season series … the Silvertips have an all-time record of 56-55-10 against Spokane … Carter Hart appeared in seven of nine games against the Chiefs last season … Patrick Bajkov has eight points against Spokane to lead the Silvertips in the season series … the Silvertips carry a record of 18-12-5 in the last five seasons vs Spokane.

 

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

October 18th                 Silvertips 1 – at Spokane 2

November 12th              Silvertips 2 – at Spokane 3 (OT)

December 11th              at Silvertips 5 – Spokane 3

January 11th                 at Silvertips 5 – Spokane 0

January 22nd                 Spokane 4 – at Silvertips 3 (SO)

March 1st                      Spokane 4 – at Silvertips 1

March 8th                      at Spokane                  7:05PM PT

 

DID YOU KNOW:

Home Record vs. Spokane:                              35-22-0-2-3 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)

Road Record @ Spokane:                               22-33-1-4-0

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

Last Everett Road Loss @ Spokane:               11/12/16; Spokane 3, Everett 2 (OT)

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

Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Spokane:         11/12/16; 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:        1/22/17; 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:                    1/11/17; EVT 5 vs SPO 0; (shared) Mario Petit / Dorrin Luding – 23 saves

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

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • 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 3 assists away from 100 in his WHL career
  • Kevin Davis earned the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Mar. 4 vs Seattle

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC (NUMBERS?): With 8 games remaining, the Silvertips trail first place in the U.S. Division by one point … they have captured the U.S. Division banner four times, most recently in 2014-15 … their magic number to clinch home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs is 3.
  • THE GOLD STANDARD OF CONSISTENCY: The Silvertips clinched a playoff berth in a 3-1 win over Kamloops on Feb. 25 … it was the 14th time in 14 seasons they clinched a playoff spot … the Silvertips are the only WHL team to make the postseason every year since they began play in 2003-04.
  • BAJKOV BITS: Patrick Bajkov leads the Silvertips in scoring with 73 points and leads in goals (27), surpassing his career highs including a 27 point increase this season … he earned the 42nd multi point game of his career last Friday vs. Kelowna.
  • SPECIAL OPS: Everett’s power play is tied for 11th in the WHL (20.7 pct) … the Silvertips penalty killing currently leads the WHL (84.5) … 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 36 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 30-2-6 this season … the Silvertips scored first, in last Saturday’s win vs. Seattle (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:

Juulsen: 10-0-2

Onyebuchi: 1-0-0

Bajkov: 18-3-3

Centazzo: 4-0-1

Sutter: 11-2-2

Richards: 4-1-1

Fonteyne: 8-3-4

Hein: 2-0-0

Kindopp: 5-1-0

Christiansen: 3-1-2

Skrumeda: 1-1-1

Skoleski: 9-1-1

King: 2-0-1

Davis: 5-0-0

Dewar: 8-2-2

Irving: 1-0-1

Tuulola: 11-1-3

Zwerger: 13-5-2

 

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 and again on Mar. 1 … 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 81-37-7-10 with 18 shutouts in 143 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 Carter Hart 13-17 81 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
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 (321) and posting a record of 321-180-66 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: Skrumeda, Irving, Zwerger

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

98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein

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

00: Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Babych

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

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

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie

OR: Anderson

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

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