EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS – XFINITY ARENA
Saturday, November 26, 2016 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips host the Prince George Cougars in the third meeting of the regular season … Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine is aiming for his 300th career victory behind the Silvertips bench … the Silvertips are 2-0-0-0 in the head to head series … both teams enter tonight’s game in the CHL Top 10 rankings … the Silvertips carry a record of 10-2-0-0 at home this season and hold first place in the U.S. Division … the Silvertips are currently in the middle of a seven-game homestand (2-1-0-0) … the Silvertips are 6-1-2 in the month of November … the Silvertips defeated Edmonton last night, 5-2 in Everett … Prince George defeated Regina in their last game Tuesday, 5-2.
NEXT THREE GAMES
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
11/30/16 KOOTENAY 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
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
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the third of four meetings between the Silvertips and Prince George (Silvertips lead, 2-0) … both teams are ranked in the CHL Top 10 rankings and are tied for the second best record in the league (one point behind Medicine Hat) … last season, the Silvertips split four games against Prince George with a record of 2-2-0-0 … the Silvertips have an all-time record of 33-17-3-2 against Prince George … Carter Hart (.930 save percentage) started every game in the series, last season for the Silvertips … Patrick Bajkov tops returning Silvertips players with two points in four games (from last season) vs. Prince George … Sean Richards leads the Silvertips with four points in two games in the series.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 2-0-0-0)
October 11th Silvertips 4 – at Prince George 0
October 12th Silvertips 6 – at Prince George 3
November 26th vs Prince George 7:05PM PT
December 30th vs Prince George 7:35PM PT
- Kevin Constantine is 1 win 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 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
- CHASING 300: Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine – needing 1 win for 300 in his Silvertips coaching career – 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 299-169-60 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 one point (38 points) behind top record in the WHL, are tied for second in WHL win percentage (.792), and are in first place in the U.S. Division … they are 9-1-3 in the last 13 games … they are 10-2-0 at home and 7-1-4 on the road … by going 11-1-3 in a 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 18 of 24 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 14-1-3 this season … the Silvertips last scored first in last night’s 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings.
- HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (longest in the WHL this season) … he owns 12 points in the last 10 games … goaltender Carter Hart is 7-1-2 in the last 10 games and has allowed just one goal or less in six of those appearances … Patrick Bajkov has 13 points in the last 10 games … the Silvertips have 19 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 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 65-32-4-8 with 12 shutouts in 113 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||Michael Wall||03-05||12|
|3||Kent Simpson||07-12||71||Carter Hart||13-17||12|
|4||Carter Hart||13-17||65||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 (299) and posting a record of 299-169-60 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.