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EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS – LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE

PRESEASON: Saturday, September 9, 2017 |  RADIO: None  |  LIVE STATS: whl.ca

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips return to pre-season play with participation in back-to-back days at the Vancouver Giants’ hosted pre-season tournament at Langley Events Centre. Entering a 2:00 p.m. matinee, the Tips are 2-1-0-0 in preseason play and scored 16 goals in last weekend’s three game tourney at XFINITY Arena, the Delta Hotels Pre-season Classic. Matt Fonteyne and Connor Dewar each posted six points during the weekend and lead the Tips in pre-season scroring through three games. The Prince George Cougars, entering their second season under head coach Richard Matvichuk, were defeated by the Giants, 7-3 in last night’s action. The Cougars, featuring Dennis Cholowski (Detroit Red Wings prospect) but missing him for the weekend, have four players tied for the scoring lead with two points each. The Tips have three players, goaltender Carter Hart (Philadelphia), defenseman Kevin Davis (Minnesota) and forward Patrick Bajkov (Vegas) attending NHL camps.

LAST GAME (EVT 5 – POR 4)

Carter Hart made 42 saves in his first pre-season appearance, Riley Sutter scored the eventual game winner and Connor Dewar logged a goal and two assists to lead the Everett Silvertips to a 5-4 victory over the Portland Winterhawks in the finale of the Delta Hotels Pre-Season Classic on Sunday at XFINITY Arena. Scoring 16 goals in their first three exhibition games, the Tips never trailed and built a lead as big as three goals during the game. A total of 12 different Tips recorded a point, securing the team’s second win in as many nights in their pre-Labor Day tourney. After bagging five goals in the third period of Saturday night’s win, their two-goal burst in the first period marked seven goals in a span of 20:19.

NEXT THREE GAMES

HOME                            VISITOR                      DATE                  TIME                VENUE

Vancouver SILVERTIPS 9/10/17 4:00pm Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC *
SILVERTIPS Seattle 9/15/17 7:30pm XFINITY Arena
Seattle SILVERTIPS 9/16/17 7:00pm ShoWare Center – Kent, WA

B.C. CONNECTION
There are seven players on the Silvertips pre-season roster who hail from British Columbia: forward Patrick Bajkov (Nanaimo), defensemen Ian Walker (Vancouver), Dylan Anderson (Langley), Jake Christiansen (West Vancouver), Gianni Fairbrother (North Vancouver), Kevin Davis (Kamloops) and goaltender Dorrin Luding (Prince George) … Luding last season suited up for 18 games with the Valley West Hawks (BCMML), who also make their home at Langley Events Centre.

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