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GAME DAY / Tips at Tri-City (1/21)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at TRI-CITY AMERICANS – TOYOTA CENTER
Saturday, January 21, 2017  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

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TODAY’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips take on the Tri-City Americans, on the road in Kennewick, Wash. tonight in the first meeting since Dec. 16 (4-1 Silvertips victory) … the Silvertips are 14-3-4 in their last 21 games and are first place in the U.S. Division … the Silvertips entered the day carrying the #4 spot in the CHL Top 10 rankings … they are 20-3-2-0 at home and are 9-3-6 on the road … the Silvertips are 13-4-4 against teams from the U.S. Division.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

1/22/17                        SPOKANE                   4:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

1/27/17                        PORTLAND                  7:35pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

1/28/17                        @ Seattle                     7:05pm            ShoWare Center          KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the seventh of ten meetings this season against Tri-City … the Silvertips and Americans last met Dec. 16 and the Silvertips earned a 4-1 victory over Tri-City at XFINITY Arena … the Silvertips at home are 20-29-7-2, lifetime against the Americans … the two clubs will meet three more times in Kennewick to close the series … Dominic Zwerger leads the Silvertips with six points in five games, in the head-to-head series … the last Silvertips win in Kennewick was Dec. 11, 2015 (3-2 victory).

 

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-1-2-0)

October 2nd                   Everett 2 – at Tri-City 3 (OT)

October 5th                   at Everett 3 – Tri-City 1

October 7th                   at Everett 1 – Tri-City 4

October 27th                 at Everett 4 – Tri-City 2

December 7th                Tri-City 4 – at Everett 3 (OT)

December 16th              at Everett 4 – Tri-City 1

January 21st                 at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

February 1st                  at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

March 11th                    at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

March 19th                    at Tri-City                      5:05PM PT

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • 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 12 assists away from 100 in his WHL career

 

ALUMNI ALERT

  • Jujhar Khaira (F): Scored his first career NHL goal on Monday vs. Arizona (with Edmonton) … had 43 points in 59 games with the Silvertips in 2013-14, after leaving Michigan Tech Univ. (NCAA) … made NHL debut last season with Edmonton and had a pair of assists in 15 games
  • Follow Silvertips Alumni on Twitter @TipsAlumni

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • SUTTER SURGE: Riley Sutter earned a career high three points in Monday’s 5-4 win over Kelowna … he has surpassed career highs in games (40), goals (14), assists (12) and points (26) … he has 7 points in the last 7 games.
  • SPECIAL OPS: Everett’s power play is 6TH in the WHL (24.5 pct) … the Silvertips penalty killing currently leads the WHL (87.4) … they went 1-of-4 vs Seattle on Friday and killed four penalties … they have killed 23 straight penalties and last allowed a power play goal on Dec. 27 vs. Vancouver.
  • PROGRESS REPORT: The Silvertips record through 36 games, at 25-5-6 is the second best mark at the halfway mark in club history … the Silvertips went 30-5-1 in 2006-07, their most points secured through 36 games.
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 28 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 22-1-5 this season … the Silvertips scored first, yesterday in a 1-0 win over Seattle.
  • HOT STREAKS: Defenseman Kevin Davis has points in 16 of the last 17 games … Forward Dominic Zwerger has points in 14 of the last 16 games and he owns 23 points in that span, starting in December … Patrick Bajkov’s hat trick on Dec. 2 was the first of the Silvertips season – he set a new club record for fastest two goals (:15).

 

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)
  • Bradly Goethals (goal) – Nov. 25 vs EDM (5-2 win)
  • Ian Walker (assist) – Dec. 28 vs VAN (4-1 win)

 

BY THE NUMBERS – THE TIPS RECORD, WHEN THEY SCORE A GOAL:

Juulsen: 7-0-2

Onyebuchi: 1-0-0

Bajkov: 13-2-1

Centazzo: 4-0-1

Goethals: 2-0-0

Sutter: 9-0-2

Richards: 4-0-1

Fonteyne: 7-3-3

Hein: 1-0-0

Kindopp: 5-0-0

Christiansen: 2-0-1

Skrumeda: 1-1-0

Skoleski: 6-0-0

King: 1-0-0

Davis: 4-0-0

Dewar: 6-0-2

Irving: 0-0-0

Tuulola: 7-0-3

Zwerger: 11-2-2

 

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 … 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 72-33-6-8 with 16 shutouts in 123 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 Carter Hart 13-17 16
Carter Hart 13-17 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 (311) and posting a record of 311-172-63 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

98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein, Goethals

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

00: Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi

01: Browne

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker

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

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

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

 

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