GAME DAY / Tips at Thunderbirds (3/10)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – SHOWARE CENTER
Friday, March 10, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
WATCH PARTY: Sporty’s Beef & Brew
The Silvertips continue a six-game road trip tonight at ShoWare Center, visiting the Seattle Thunderbirds 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 (2-0-0-0) … they currently hold a record of 17-10-5-2 against teams from the U.S. Division … the Silvertips road record this season is 16-7-6-1 … the Silvertips hold the lead in first place in the U.S. Division and Western Conference by one point with seven games remaining … the Silvertips magic number to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs is one point.
EVT 4 – SPO 0 (3-8-17): Sean Richards earned a pair of assists and the Everett Silvertips seized first place in the U.S. Division and Western Conference in a 4-0 victory over the Spokane Chiefs before 3,721 fans at Spokane Arena in WHL action on Wednesday. Carter Hart stopped all 17 shots he faced for his 9th shutout of the season and 19th of his career which reached two behind Leland Irving for the Tips all-time record. Former Chief Dominic Zwerger, saluted by the crowd and his ex-teammates at the end of the game, recorded a goal in his final game at Spokane Arena.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
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
3/15/17 @ Kelowna 7:05pm Prospera Place KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES (Silvertips are 4-3-1-1)
Tonight is the finale of ten meetings this season with the Thunderbirds … the Silvertips are 68-55-4-6-8 in the head-to-head series, all-time … Everett won the last meeting at XFINITY Arena, 4-2 on Mar. 4 … 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) … Kevin Davis leads the Silvertips in the series with nine points in nine games.
Home Record vs. Seattle: 46-18-1-2-4 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)
Road Record @ Seattle: 22-37-3-4-3
Last Everett Road Win @ Seattle: 2/6/16; Everett 4, Seattle 1
Last Everett Road Loss @ Seattle: 2/26/17; Seattle 6, Everett 1
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
- 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 7 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 1 … their magic number to clinch the U.S. Division is 10 points.
- 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.
- YOUTH IS SERVED: 13 players on the Silvertips roster are 98-born or younger … minus goaltender Carter Hart, they have combined for 646 games of experience this season, averaging to 53.8 games played … 99-born Jake Christiansen has played in all 65 games this season … 99-born Connor Dewar and rookie defenseman Wyatte Wylie have each missed only one game this season.
- 40-WIN CLUB: On Wednesday, the Silvertips defeated Spokane, 4-0 to reach the 40-win plateau for the fifth time in franchise history … they have reached 40 wins in two of the last three seasons.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 39 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 31-2-5-1 this season … the Silvertips scored first, in Wednesday’s win at Spokane (4-0).
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 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 82-37-7-10 with 19 shutouts in 143 career WHL regular season appearances … he is seven shutouts shy of the WHL all-time shutout record (26), held by Tyson Sexsmith.
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||82||2||Carter Hart||13-17||19|
|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 (322) and posting a record of 322-180-66 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:
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