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GAME DAY / Tips at Victoria (10/22)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VICTORIA ROYALS – SAVE-ON-FOODS MEM. CENTRE
Saturday, October 22, 2016  |  RADIO: Fox Sports 1380  |  TIPS Mobile App

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

The Silvertips continue a three game road trip, visiting the Victoria Royals for the first time this season … the Silvertips have are unbeaten in regulation for five of the last six games and are currently in first place in the U.S. Division, holding the top win percentage in the Western Conference entering Thursday … they last played on Wednesday in Kelowna, a 4-3 OT defeat … the Silvertips are currently 4-0-1-0 against teams from the B.C. Division … they have seven players on their roster hailing from the province of British Columbia.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

10/27/16          TRI-CITY                      7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             Fox Sports 1380 / Tips App

10/29/16          VICTORIA                    7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             Fox Sports 1380 / Tips App

11/2/16                        RED DEER                   7:05pm            XFINITY Arena                         Fox Sports 1380 / Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the first of four meetings with the Victoria Royals … all-time, the Silvertips are 23-13-3-3 in the series … their last meeting was Mar. 19 in Victoria, a 4-1 Silvertips defeat … last season, returning players Noah Juulsen and Devon Skoleski each recorded two points in the series vs. Victoria … following the next meeting on Oct. 29, the teams won’t face each other again until a back-to-back set on the final weekend of the regular season, Mar. 17-18.

 

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

October 22nd                 at Victoria                     7:05PM PT

October 29th                 vs Victoria                    7:05PM PT

March 17th                    at Victoria                     7:05PM PT

March 18th                    vs Victoria                    7:05PM PT

 

DID YOU KNOW:

Home Record vs. Victoria:                                            11-6-2-2   (W-L-OTL-SOL)

Road Record @ Victoria:                                              12-7-1-1

Last Everett Road Win @ Victoria:                                3/20/15; Everett 4, Victoria 3

Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Victoria/Chilliwack:          11/13/10; Everett 3, Chilliwack 2 (OT)

Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Victoria:                         12/17/14; Everett 7, Victoria 6 (SO)

Most Goals by Everett vs. Victoria/Chilliwack:                8 (10/15/06; Everett 8 vs. Chilliwack 0)

Most Goals, Both Teams:                                             13 (12/17/14: Everett 7 vs. Victoria 6 (SO))

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • THE GREAT “EIGHT” FOR CONSTANTINE: Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine returns for his fourth consecutive season behind the bench, and eighth overall in Everett … he was named WHL coach of the year in 2003-04 … under his watch, the Silvertips have won the U.S. Division four times … he is 290-166-58 all-time behind the Silvertips bench … he has served as head coach in the National Hockey League for eight years (San Jose, Pittsburgh, New Jersey)
  • ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP: Ending Wednesday, the Silvertips owned the top win percentage (.750) in the Western Conference … they are 3-1-0 at home and 5-1-2 on the road … last week, the Silvertips won four games in five days and trailed only for 4:29 … they outscored their opposition, 17-8 … their power play was 7-of-23 (30.4) during that span
  • LOCK DOWN: The Silvertips lead the league in fewest shots allowed (23.6) and fewest goals allowed (2.2) per game … the Silvertips limited the Prince George Cougars (previously #1, CHL rankings) to 41 shots in two victories last Tuesday and Wednesday at CN Centre
  • START ME UP: The Silvertips start of 8-1-1-0 matches their last highest point total (17) through ten games, with an identical point total last set in 2006-07 … CURRENTLY: they have scored the first goal of the game in nine of the first 12 games
  • HOT STREAKS: New acquisition Dominic Zwerger has a nine game point streak … Patrick Bajkov has 14 points in 12 games and has a point in 10 of the first 12 games … Riley Sutter has six goals in the five games, total … the Silvertips have 15 players who are +1 this season, or higher.

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Kevin Constantine is 10 wins away from 300 in his Silvertips career
  • 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 is 1 game away from 200 in his Silvertips career

 

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)

 

PROSPECTING FOR GOLD

The Silvertips sent six players and prospects to the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, underway Wednesday in Calgary. The following players are:

 

  • ETHAN BROWNE (F), AB – 77 points (39g-38a) in 36 games last season for the Sherwood Park (AMBHL), Silvertips draft selection, first round (14th overall) in 2016, is signed and registered as an affiliated player … NOTABLE: goal on Thursday in 5-1 win over Manitoba
  • DYLAN HOLLOWAY (F), AB – 3rd on the Calgary Flames AMBHL squad last season with 31 points in 33 games … NOTABLE: goal on Wednesday (game winner, 2.8 left in 3rd) in 4-3 win over Saskatchewan
  • DANTON BELLUK (G), MB – 13-5-0 record in 18 games last year with the Eastman Selects
  • MARK LIWISKI (F), MB – league leader last season in assists (52), 2ND in league with 91 points in 35 games, also adding 114 penalty minutes with the Parkland Rangers (WBAAA) … NOTABLE: assist on Wednesday
  • REECE VITELLI (F), MB – led his Winnipeg Warriors in scoring with 69 points in 34 games last season … NOTABLE: goal on Wednesday
  • ALEX MOAR (D), SK – career high 18 points (8g-10a) in 27 games with Prince Albert (SBAAHL) last season

 

HART HAULS HONORS

LAST SEASON: Goaltender Carter Hart – ranked #2 (FINAL, North American goalies) by the NHL CSS’ Rankings, was named to the CHL/NHL Prospects Game for Jan. 28 in Vancouver (Team Orr) … named Silvertips MVP for the 2015-16 season … Western Conference selection for WHL Top Goaltender … he earned the CHL Goaltender of the Week award, the WHL Goaltender of the Month (November) award and also his fourth WHL Goaltender of the Week award of the season … during the month of November he was 9-2-0-1 and led the league with a 1.16 goals-against-average, in addition to a .951 save percentage and four shutouts … he has posted a 58-31-5-7 record with 11 shutouts in 104 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 Michael Wall 03-05 12
3 Kent Simpson 07-12 71 3 Carter Hart 13-17 11
4 Carter Hart 13-17 58 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 (290) and posting a record of 290-168-58 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, Dwyer, Davis, Petit

98: Gerth, Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein,

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

00: Kemp, Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Bajkov, Millar, Gerth, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker

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

SK: Kemp

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

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

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