EVERETT SILVERTIPS at TRI-CITY AMERICANS – TOYOTA CENTER
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips conclude a two-game road swing against the Tri-City Americans … the Silvertips are 15-6-6 in their last 27 games and are first place in the U.S. Division … the Silvertips entered the day carrying the #3 spot in the CHL Top 10 rankings … they are 20-5-2-1 at home and are 10-4-7 on the road … the Silvertips are 14-6-5-2 against teams from the U.S. Division … the Silvertips won their last road game on Jan. 21 at Tri-City, 4-2.
NEXT THREE GAMES
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
2/3/17 PORTLAND 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
2/4/17 VANCOUVER 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
2/10/17 @ Brandon 5:30pm Westman Place KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the eighth of ten meetings this season against Tri-City … the Silvertips and Americans last met Jan. 21 and the Silvertips earned a 4-2 victory over Tri-City at Toyota Center … the Tips are 21-29-7-2 on the road, lifetime at Tri-City … the two clubs will meet two more times in Kennewick to close the series … Kevin Davis leads the Silvertips with seven points in seven games, in the head-to-head series.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 4-1-2-0)
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 Everett 4 – at Tri-City 2
February 1st at Tri-City 7:05PM PT
March 11th at Tri-City 7:05PM PT
March 19th at Tri-City 5:05PM PT
- 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 9 assists away from 100 in his WHL career
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- DEWAR … SOUNDS IDEAL: Connor Dewar has points in three straight games … his pair of assists marked 14 points in his last 15 games.
- SPECIAL OPS: Everett’s power play is 6TH in the WHL (22.9 pct) … the Silvertips penalty killing currently leads the WHL (86.6) … they recently went 12 straight games without allowing a power play goal.
- 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 30 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 23-2-6 this season … the Silvertips scored first, last night in a 3-2 defeat against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
- DOMINIC EFFECT: Dominic Zwerger has five points in the last seven games … he is tied for the Silvertips lead with 21 goals … he has 13 multi point games this season.
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:
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 72-33-7-9 with 16 shutouts in 126 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||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|
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 (312) and posting a record of 312-175-65 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
98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein, Goethals
99: Sutter, King, Dewar, Christiansen, Wylie, Kindopp
00: Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi, Butt
BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Babych
AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Irving, Hart
MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit, Goethals
WA: Wylie, Butt