GAME DAY / Tips at Thunderbirds (2/26)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – SHOWARE CENTER
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips meet the Seattle Thunderbirds in Kent, Wash. for the eighth time in 10 meetings this season … the Tips lead the U.S. Division by three points and clinched their 14th straight playoff berth last night … the teams last met on Jan. 28 and the Silvertips were defeated, 3-2 at ShoWare Center … the Silvertips have won seven straight games and eight of the last nine (8-1-0-0).
EVT 3 – KAM 1 (2/25/17): Carter Hart, nearly securing his 19th career shutout, stopped 35 of 36 shots while Patrick Bajkov and Dominic Zwerger each earned multi point games to help the Everett Silvertips clinch a playoff spot and cruise to a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers before a crowd of 6,377 at XFINITY Arena in WHL action on Saturday. The win secured the Silvertips 14th straight playoff berth, the only team to never miss the playoffs in the WHL since 2003-04. Dominic Zwerger and Patrick Bajkov earned the 41st multi point games of their careers.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
3/1/17 SPOKANE 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
3/3/17 KELOWNA 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
3/4/17 SEATTLE 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES (Silvertips are 3-2-1-1)
Tonight is the eighth of ten meetings this season with the Thunderbirds … the Silvertips are 67-54-4-6-8 in the head-to-head series, all-time … Everett dropped the recent meeting, 3-2 on Jan. 28 in Kent … the Silvertips earned a point in the first seven meetings last year and earned points in five of the first six meetings this season … the clubs have faced off twice in the postseason, most recently in 2016 (second round) … Riley Sutter and Kevin Davis lead the Silvertips with seven points each in seven meetings.
Home Record vs. Seattle: 45-18-1-2-4 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)
Road Record @ Seattle: 22-36-3-4-3
Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Seattle: 10/25/14; Everett 2, Seattle 1 (OT)
Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Seattle: 1/14/17; Seattle 4, Everett 3 (OT)
Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Seattle: 11/22/14; Everett 3, Seattle 2 (SO)
Last Everett Shootout Loss vs. Seattle: 1/6/17; Seattle 4, Everett 3 (SO)
Most Goals by Everett vs. Seattle: 8 (2/16/08; Everett 8 vs Seattle 4)
Most Goals, Both Teams: 12 (two times: 2/16/08; EVT 8 vs SEA 4; 1/16/09, EVT 7 vs SEA 5)
Total Everett Shutouts vs. Seattle: 16
Total Seattle Shutouts vs. Everett: 10
Last Everett Shutout vs. Seattle: 1/20/17; EVT 1 vs. SEA 0; Carter Hart – 33 saves
Last Seattle Shutout vs. Everett: 3/11/16; SEA 1 vs. EVT 0; Landon Bow – 21 saves
NEXT MEETING: Mar. 4 at Everett / 7:05 pm
- 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
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC (NUMBERS?): With 12 games remaining, the Silvertips lead the U.S. Division by three points over the Seattle Thunderbirds … 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 10.
- THE GOLD STANDARD OF CONSISTENCY: The Silvertips clinched a playoff berth on Saturday in a 3-1 win over Kamloops … it was the 14th time in 14 seasons they clinched a playoff spot … the Silvertips are the only WHL team to not miss the postseason since Everett began play in 2003-04.
- O’ CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN: Noah Juulsen returned to the lineup on Feb. 8 at Brandon and has posted eight points in eight games … the Silvertips are 28-5-5 with Juulsen in the lineup.
- SPECIAL OPS: Everett’s power play is tied for 9th in the WHL (21.5 pct) … the Silvertips penalty killing currently leads the WHL (86.1) … 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 29-2-6 this season … the Silvertips scored first, in last night’s win vs. Kamloops (3-1).
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 80-35-7-9 with 18 shutouts in 139 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||80||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 (320) and posting a record of 320-178-65 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, Anderson
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