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GAME DAY / Tips vs Kelowna (3/3)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs KELOWNA ROCKETS – XFINITY ARENA
Friday, March 3, 2017  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

 

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips meet the Kelowna Rockets at XFINITY Arena for the third time this season … the Tips are tied for first place in the U.S. Division and have a magic number of 10 to clinch home ice advantage for the opening round … tonight’s game is the final time the teams will meet this regular season at XFINITY Arena … the Silvertips have won seven of the last nine games (7-2-0-0).

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

3/4/17              SEATTLE                     7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

3/8/17              @ Spokane                  7:05pm            Spokane Arena            KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

3/10/17            @ Seattle                     7:35pm            ShoWare Center          KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the third of four meetings with the Kelowna Rockets … the Silvertips last season went 3-0-1 in four meetings with the Rockets … all-time, the Silvertips are 22-22-1-6-4 in the series … their last meeting was Jan. 16 in Kelowna and the Silvertips took a 5-4 victory … last season, Patrick Bajkov led all returning Silvertips in the series with three points in four games.

 

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

October 19th                 at Kelowna 4 – Silvertips 3 (OT)

January 16th                 at Silvertips 5 – Kelowna 4

March 3rd                      vs Kelowna                  7:35PM PT

March 15th                    at Kelowna                   7:05PM PT

 

DID YOU KNOW:

Home Record vs. Kelowna:                              13-8-1-3-3 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)

Road Record @ Kelowna:                                9-14-0-3-1

Last Everett Home Win vs. Kelowna:                1/16/17; Everett 5, Kelowna 4

Last Everett Home Loss vs. Kelowna:              2/24/16; Kelowna 6, Everett 5 (OT)

Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Kelowna:                       1/8/16; Everett 3, Kelowna 2 (OT)

Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Kelowna:          10/19/16; Kelowna 4, Everett 3 (OT)

Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Kelowna:                       2/16/07; Everett 4, Kelowna 3

Last Everett Shootout Loss vs. Kelowna:                     1/15/12; Kelowna 3 vs Everett 2

Most Goals by Everett vs. Kelowna:                 8 (10/17/08; Everett 8 vs Kelowna 6)

Most Goals by Kelowna vs. Everett:                 9 (1/24/15, Kelowna 9 @ Everett 3)

Most Goals, Both Teams:                                 14* (10/17/08; Everett 8 vs Kelowna 6)

Total Everett Shutouts vs. Kelowna:                 3

Total Kelowna Shutouts vs. Everett:                 4

Last Everett Shutout vs. Kelowna:                   2/10/10; EVT 4 vs KEL 2; Thomas Heemskerk – 36 saves

Last Kelowna Shutout vs. Everett:                   12/28/10; KEL 4 vs EVT 0; Adam Brown – 26 saves

Current Silvertips Overall Streak:                      5-0-2-0 (W-L-OTL-SOL)

 

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

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC (NUMBERS?): With 10 games remaining, the Silvertips are tied for the U.S. Division lead with the Seattle Thunderbirds … they have captured the U.S. Division banner four times, most recently in 2014-15 … their magic number to clinch home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs is 10.
  • THE GOLD STANDARD OF CONSISTENCY: The Silvertips clinched a playoff berth last Saturday in a 3-1 win over Kamloops … it was the 14th time in 14 seasons they clinched a playoff spot … the Silvertips are the only WHL team to not miss the postseason since they began play in 2003-04.
  • O’ CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN: Noah Juulsen returned to the lineup on Feb. 8 at Brandon and has posted eight points in 10 games … the Silvertips are 28-6-6 with Juulsen in the lineup.
  • SPECIAL OPS: Everett’s power play is 10th in the WHL (21.2 pct) … the Silvertips penalty killing currently leads the WHL (84.3) … they recently went 12 straight games without allowing a power play goal.
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 36 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 29-2-6 this season … the Silvertips scored first, in last Saturday’s win vs. Kamloops (3-1).

 

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: 17-3-2

Centazzo: 4-0-1

Sutter: 10-2-2

Richards: 4-1-1

Fonteyne: 8-3-4

Hein: 2-0-0

Kindopp: 5-1-0

Christiansen: 3-1-1

Skrumeda: 1-1-1

Skoleski: 8-1-1

King: 2-0-1

Davis: 5-0-0

Dewar: 7-2-2

Irving: 1-0-1

Tuulola: 11-1-3

Zwerger: 13-5-2

 

 

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 … 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 80-37-7-9 with 18 shutouts in 141 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 Carter Hart 13-17 80     2 Carter Hart 13-17 18
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 (320) and posting a record of 320-180-65 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:

 

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

 

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

OR: Anderson

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

 

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