GAME DAY / Tips vs Spokane (3/1)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs SPOKANE CHIEFS – XFINITY ARENA
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips meet the Spokane Chiefs at XFINITY Arena for the seventh time this season … the Tips lead the U.S. Division by one point 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 eight games (7-1-0-0).
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the seventh of eight meetings between the Silvertips and Spokane … the Silvertips are currently 3-1-1-1 in the season series … last season, the Silvertips went 7-2-1-0 vs. Spokane … the Silvertips have an all-time record of 56-54-10 against Spokane … Carter Hart appeared in seven of nine games against the Chiefs last season … Patrick Bajkov has eight points against Spokane to lead the Silvertips in the season series … the Silvertips carry a record of 18-11-5 in the last five seasons vs Spokane.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-1-1-1)
October 14th Silvertips 4 – at Spokane 3 (OT)
October 18th Silvertips 1 – at Spokane 2
November 12th Silvertips 2 – at Spokane 3 (OT)
December 11th at Silvertips 5 – Spokane 3
January 11th at Silvertips 5 – Spokane 0
January 22nd Spokane 4 – at Silvertips 3 (SO)
March 1st vs Spokane 7:05PM PT
March 8th at Spokane 7:05PM PT
DID YOU KNOW:
Home Record vs. Spokane: 35-21-0-2-3 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)
Road Record @ Spokane: 22-33-1-4-0
Last Everett Home Win vs. Spokane: 1/11/17; Everett 5, Spokane 0
Last Everett Home Loss vs. Spokane: 1/22/17; Spokane 4, Everett 3 (SO)
Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Spokane: 10/14/16; Everett 4, Spokane 3 (OT)
Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Spokane: 11/12/16; Spokane 3, Everett 2 (OT)
Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Spokane: 1/10/10; Everett 4 vs Spokane 3 (SO)
Last Everett Shootout Loss vs. Spokane: 1/22/17; Spokane 4, Everett 3 (SO)
Most Goals by Everett vs. Spokane: 7 (12/16/15; Everett 7 @ Spokane 4)
Most Goals by Spokane vs. Everett: 9 (1/28/09; Spokane 9 @ Everett 1)
Most Goals, Both Teams: 11 (TWICE: 12/16/15; Everett 7 vs. Spokane 4; 10/26/12; Everett 6 vs. Spokane 5)
Last Everett Shutout vs Spokane: 1/11/17; EVT 5 vs SPO 0; (shared) Mario Petit / Dorrin Luding – 23 saves
Last Spokane Shutout vs Everett: 11/11/15; SPO 3 vs. EVT 0; Lasse Petersen – 24 saves
- 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
THIS DATE IN SILVERTIPS HISTORY
EVT 5 – POR 1 (3/1/06): On this date 11 years ago, Ondrej Fiala recorded the seventh hat trick and second natural hat trick in Tips history in a 5-1 victory over Portland at XFINITY Arena, before 5,137 fans. Captain Torrie Wheat logged a goal, three assists and a “Gordie Howe hat trick” which included a fight with Portland’s Brandon Dubinsky, 27 seconds into the game. Leland Irving earned the win in net with 22 saves.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC (NUMBERS?): With 11 games remaining, the Silvertips lead the U.S. Division by one point over 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 nine games … the Silvertips are 28-5-6 with Juulsen in the lineup.
- SPECIAL OPS: Everett’s power play is 10th in the WHL (22.3 pct) … the Silvertips penalty killing currently leads the WHL (84.9) … 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:
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 80-36-7-9 with 18 shutouts in 140 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||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|
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 320-179-65 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:
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
BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Babych
AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Irving, Hart
MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit