GAME DAY / Tips vs. Kootenay (11/30)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs KOOTENAY ICE – XFINITY ARENA
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips host the Kootenay Ice in the only meeting between the two teams this season … the Silvertips are currently in the middle of a seven-game homestand (3-1-0-0) … the Silvertips entered Wednesday ranked #7 in the CHL Top 10 rankings … the Silvertips carry a record of 11-2-0-0 at home this season and hold first place in the Western Conference (tied) and U.S. Division … the Silvertips are 7-1-2 in the month of November … they are 3-1-0-0 vs. teams from the Eastern Conference … the Silvertips defeated Prince George, 3-0 in their last game on Saturday … Kootenay was defeated by Edmonton in its last game, 5-3 on Saturday.
NEXT THREE GAMES
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/2/16 MEDICINE HAT 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
12/7/16 TRI-CITY 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
12/9/16 @ Vancouver 7:30pm Langley Events Centre KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the only meeting this season between the Silvertips and Kootenay Ice … the Silvertips hold a record of 7-8-1-1-0 all-time against Kootenay … their last meeting took place in Cranbrook, Nov. 17, 2015 in a 2-0 Silvertips victory (Carter Hart had 16 saves) … the Silvertips last meeting with Kootenay, in Everett took place on Nov. 30, 2014 (4-3 OT loss) … the Silvertips carry a 3-0-1-0 mark against Kootenay in the last four head-to-head meetings.
Home Record vs. Kootenay: 4-4-0-1-0 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)
Road Record @ Kootenay: 3-4-1-0-0
Last Everett Home Win vs. Kootenay: 11/24/12; Everett 4, Kootenay 3
Last Everett Home Loss vs. Kootenay: 11/30/14; Kootenay 4, Everett 3 (OT)
Last Everett Road Win @ Kootenay: 11/17/15; Everett 2, Kootenay 0
Last Everett Road Loss @ Kootenay: 11/4/11; Kootenay 4, Everett 2
Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Kootenay: N/A
Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Kootenay: 11/30/14; Kootenay 4, Everett 3 (OT)
Most Goals by Everett vs. Kootenay: 4 (three times)
Most Goals by Kootenay vs. Everett: 8 (11/9/07; Kootenay 8 vs Everett 2)
Most Goals, Both Teams: 10 (11/9/07; Kootenay 8 vs Everett 2)
Total Everett Shutouts vs. Kootenay: 3
Total Kootenay Shutouts vs. Everett: 0
Last Everett Shutout vs. Kootenay: 11/17/15; Everett 2 at Kootenay 0, Carter Hart – 16 saves
Current Overall Streak: 3-0-1-0 (W-L-OTL-SOL)
Current Streak in Everett: 1-0-1-0
Current Streak in Kootenay: 2-0-0-0
- 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 11 points away from 100 in his Silvertips career
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL: Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine is in his fourth consecutive season behind the bench, and eighth overall in Everett … he earned his 300th career Tips win on Nov. 26 vs. Prince George … 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 300-169-60 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)
- PROGRESS REPORT: Through 20 games, the Silvertips earned 33 points (15-2-3 record), their most to open the season in that span since 2006-07 and second most in franchise history through the first 20 games … the Silvertips went 18-1-1 (37 points) in 2006-07 for the first 20 games under head coach Kevin Constantine.
- BLAST OFF: The Silvertips are three points (40 points) behind top record in the WHL, are tied for second in WHL win percentage (.800), and are in first place in the U.S. Division … they are 10-1-3 in the last 14 games … they are 11-2-0 at home and 7-1-4 on the road … by going 11-1-3 in a recent 15 game span (eight on the road), they outscored their opposition, 50-28 … they have allowed two goals or less in 11 of the last 12 games.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips have scored the first goal of the game in 19 of 25 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 15-1-3 this season … the Silvertips last scored first in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Prince George.
- HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (longest in the WHL this season) … he owns 13 points in the last 11 games … goaltender Carter Hart is 8-1-2 in the last 12 games and has allowed just one goal or less in seven of those appearances … entering Wednesday, he has not allowed a goal for 129:25 … Patrick Bajkov has 14 points in the last 11 games … the Silvertips have 20 players who are +1 this season, or higher.
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:
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 (2015) 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 is coming off CHL Goaltender of the Week honors and his second straight WHL Goaltender of the Week award .. he is 66-32-4-8 with 13 shutouts in 114 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||13|
|3||Kent Simpson||07-12||71||3||Michael Wall||03-05||12|
|4||Carter Hart||13-17||66||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 (300) and posting a record of 300-169-60 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.