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EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VICTORIA ROYALS – SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE
Friday, March 17, 2017 |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App


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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips ends a six-game road trip tonight at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, visiting the Victoria Royals in the third of four meetings of the regular season … the Silvertips are 3-2-0-0 on the six game trip … the Silvertips road record this season is 18-9-6-1 … the Silvertips trail first place in the U.S. Division and Western Conference by one point with three games remaining … they have one game in hand on first place Seattle … the Silvertips are 14-2-3-1 against teams this year from the B.C. Division.

 

LAST GAME
EVT 4 – KEL 1 (3-15-17):
Kevin Davis scored a goal and added two assists while Carter Hart turned in 26 saves to help steer the Everett Silvertips to a 4-1 victory over the Kelowna Rockets before 5,073 fans at Prospera Place on Wednesday, in WHL action. The Silvertips never trailed and netted the game’s first goal, while Aaron Irving blasted the game winner to spell Dominic Zwerger’s two goal night. The Silvertips improved to 6-0-3 in the last 9 games against Kelowna.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

3/18/17            VICTORIA                    7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

3/19/17            @ Tri-City                     5:05pm            Toyota Center              KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

—- END OF REGULAR SEASON —-

3/24/17            TBD (Game 1, 1st rd)    7:35pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the third of four meetings with the Victoria Royals … all-time, the Silvertips are 25-13-3-3 in the series … their last meeting was Oct. 29 in a 2-1 overtime victory at XFINITY Arena … Noah Juulsen has five points in the last six meetings against the Royals … the teams will meet again tomorrow in Everett, completing a home-and-home series … both sites this weekend are hosting their respective Fan Appreciation games.

 

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

October 22nd                 SILVERTIPS 3 – at Victoria 1

October 29th                 at SILVERTIPS 2 – Victoria 1 (OT)

March 17th                    at Victoria                     7:05PM PT

March 18th                    vs Victoria                    7:05PM PT

 

DID YOU KNOW: (includes all-time vs. Chilliwack/Victoria)

Home Record vs. Victoria:                                            12-6-2-2   (W-L-OTL-SOL)

Road Record @ Victoria:                                              13-7-1-1

Last Everett Road Win @ Victoria:                                10/22/16; Everett 3, Victoria 1

Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Victoria/Chilliwack:          10/29/16; Everett 2, Victoria 1 (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))

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • 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

  • ROAD WARRIORS: With still two games to play on the road, the Silvertips have built a road record of 18-9-6-1 … their penalty killing on the road is fifth in the league at 82.7 percent … they have outshot their opponent on the road 22 times this season (14-4-3-1 record).
  • 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 … they have secured home ice advantage in the first round.
  • YOUTH IS SERVED: 14 players on the Silvertips roster are 98-born or younger … minus goaltender Carter Hart, they have combined for over 650 games of experience this season, averaging to over 53 games played … 99-born Jake Christiansen has played in all 66 games this season … 99-born Connor Dewar and rookie defenseman Wyatte Wylie have each missed only one game this season.
  • 40-WIN CLUB: On last 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 43 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 33-4-5-1 this season … the Silvertips scored first, in Wednesday’s win at Kelowna (4-1).

 

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:

Juulsen: 10-0-2

Onyebuchi: 1-0-0

Bajkov: 19-3-3

Centazzo: 4-0-1

Sutter: 11-2-2

Richards: 5-2-1

Fonteyne: 8-4-4

Hein: 2-1-0

Kindopp: 5-1-0

Christiansen: 3-1-2

Skrumeda: 2-1-1

Skoleski: 10-1-1

King: 2-0-1

Davis: 7-0-0

Dewar: 8-3-2

Irving: 3-0-1

Babych: 1-0-0

Tuulola: 11-2-3

Zwerger: 16-5-2

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 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 83-39-7-10 with 19 shutouts in 146 career WHL regular season appearanceshe 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)

RANK PLAYER YRS WINS     RANK PLAYER YEAR SO
1 Leland Irving 03-08 107     1 Leland Irving 03-08 21
2 Carter Hart 13-17 83 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
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 (324) and posting a record of 324-182-66 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:

 

BIRTH YEAR

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, Butt

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Babych

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

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

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie, Butt

OR: Anderson

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

 

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