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GAME DAY / Tips at Vancouver (12/27)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VANCOUVER GIANTS – LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE
Tuesday, December 27, 2016  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

The Silvertips return from the holiday break with a home-and-home series against the Vancouver Giants, opening this evening in Langley, B.C. … the Silvertips are 9-1-1 in their last 11 games and carry first place in the U.S. Division, and are one point behind the top record in the entire league … the Silvertips carry the #3 spot in the CHL Top 10 rankings … they are 16-2-1-0 at home and are 8-2-4 on the road … the Silvertips are 8-0-2 against teams from the B.C. Division … Vancouver entered the break with a 5-4 OT win at Victoria on Dec. 17.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

12/28/16          VANCOUVER               7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

12/30/16          PRINCE GEORGE       7:35pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

1/6/16              at Seattle                     7:35pm            Show are Center          KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the fourth of six meetings between the Silvertips and Vancouver (3-0-0-0) … last season, the Tips won the season, 4-2-0-0 … all-time, the Silvertips have a record of 43-33-3-1 against the Giants in 80 games … the last meeting between the teams was in Langley, Dec. 9 (5-4 Silvertips shootout win) … Patrick Barkov leads both teams with six assists in three games and a +7 rating in the season series.

 

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

September 23rd             Silvertips 7 – at Vancouver 3

September 24th             at Silvertips 3 – Vancouver 1

December 9th                Silvertips 5 – at Vancouver 4 (SO)

December 27th              at Vancouver   7:00PM PT

December 28th              vs Vancouver   7:05PM PT

February 4th                  vs Vancouver   7:05PM 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 is 3 points away from 100 in his Silvertips career

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • BC CONNECTION: There are seven players on the active Silvertips roster for tonight’s game who are from the province of British Columbia.
  • PROGRESS REPORT: The Silvertips went 21-4-5 through the first 30 games of the season, the second best mark through 30 games in club history … the Silvertips went 25-4-1 in 2006-07, their most points secured through 30 games.
  • BLAST OFF: The Silvertips are in first place in the U.S. Division … they are 15-2-4 in the last 21 games … they are 15-2-1 at home and 8-2-4 on the road … by going 11-1-3 in a recent 15 game span (eight on the road), they outscored their opposition, 50-28.
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 22 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 17-1-3 this season … the Silvertips last scored first in a 5-3 win, Dec. 11 over Spokane.
  • HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (previously longest in the WHL this season) … he owns 11 points in the last 7 games, 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) … he is on a ten game scoring streak … defenseman Kevin Davis has 10 points in the last 7 games.

 

REPRESENTING WITH HONOR 

Defenseman Noah Juulsen and goaltender Carter Hart were named to Canada’s roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship … the Silvertips duo are a part of 22 total players who earned a spot on Canada’s roster, who opened the tournament against Russia (5-3 win) at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Dec. 26 … this year, the gold medal game will be hosted in Montreal … the Silvertips are the only team in the WHL to have more than one player represented on Canada’s roster … the last Silvertip to appear in the WJC (top level) was defenseman Mirco Mueller (Switzerland) in 2014.

 

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)

 

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

Juulsen: 7-0-2

Onyebuchi: 1-0-0

Bajkov: 11-2-1

Centazzo: 3-0-1

Goethals: 2-0-0

Sutter: 7-0-1

Richards: 4-0-1

Fonteyne: 6-1-1

Kindopp: 4-0-0

Millar: 7-0-0

Christiansen: 1-0-1

Skrumeda: 1-1-0

Skoleski: 4-0-0

King: 1-0-0

Davis: 3-0-0

Dewar: 4-0-0

Kemp: 3-0-0

Tuulola: 6-0-1

Zwerger: 9-1-0

 

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 69-32-5-8 with 14 shutouts in 118 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 14
3 Kent Simpson 07-12 71 3 Michael Wall 03-05 12
4 Carter Hart 13-17 69 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 (306) and posting a record of 306-170-60 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: Millar, Skrumeda, Zwerger

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

98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein, Goethals

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

00: Kemp, Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi, Fairbrother

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Bajkov, Millar, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Luding, Fairbrother

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

SK: Kemp

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

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

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