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GAME DAY / Tips vs. Tri-City (12/7)

EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs TRI-CITY AMERICANS – XFINITY ARENA
Wednesday, December 7, 2016  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App


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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips host the Tri-City Americans in the finale of a seven-game homestand … the Silvertips lead Tri-City by eight points for first place in the U.S. Division … the Silvertips are tied with Regina (44 points) for top record in the WHL … the Silvertips have won five consecutive games and are 7-1-2 in their last ten games … the Silvertips entered Wednesday at #4 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they carry a record of 5-1-0-0 on the homestand and are 13-2-0-0 at home this season … the Silvertips are 8-2-2 against teams from the U.S. Division … Tri-City last played on last Saturday, defeating Spokane, 6-5.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

12/9/16                        @ Vancouver               7:30pm            Langley Events Centre KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

12/10/16          @ Portland                   7:00pm            Memorial Coliseum       KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

12/11/16          SPOKANE                   4:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES

Tonight is the fifth of ten meetings this season against Tri-City … the Silvertips and Americans last met on Oct. 27 in the 4-2 Silvertips win … Eetu Tuulola led Everett with a pair of goals and +2 rating … the Silvertips at home are 32-19-3-0-3, lifetime against the Americans … the two clubs are in a stretch of five straight meetings in Everett … they will meet the final four times of the season in Tri-City … Tuulola leads the Silvertips with three goals in the series (spanning two games) … Tuulola, Dominic Zwerger, Matt Fonteyne, and Graham Millar each lead the club with three points in the series.

 

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 2-1-1-0)

October 2nd                   Everett 2 – at Tri-City 3 (OT)

October 5th                   at Everett 3 – Tri-City 1

October 7th                   at Everett 1 – Tri-City 4

October 27th                 at Everett 4 – Tri-City 2

December 7th                vs Tri-City                     7:05PM PT

December 16th              vs Tri-City                     7:35PM PT

January 21st                 at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

February 1st                  at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

March 11th                    at Tri-City                      7:05PM PT

March 19th                    at Tri-City                      5:05PM PT

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • 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 8 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 302-169-60 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 tied for the top record (44 points) and are in first place in the U.S. Division … they are 12-1-3 in the last 16 games … they are 13-2-0 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 13 of the last 15 games.
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips have scored the first goal of the game in 20 of 26 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 16-1-3 this season … the Silvertips last scored first in last Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Kootenay
  • HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (longest in the WHL this season) … he owns 14 points in the last 13 games … goaltender Carter Hart is 10-1-2 in the last 13 games and has allowed just one goal or less in eight of those appearances … he had a shutout streak of 193:48 (Silvertips record) … Orrin Centazzo has points in 5 of the last 7 games … Patrick Bajkov’s hat trick last Saturday was the first of the Silvertips season – he set a new club record for fastest two goals (:15).

 

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:

Juulsen: 6-0-1

Onyebuchi: 1-0-0

Bajkov: 10-1-0

Centazzo: 3-0-1

Goethals: 2-0-0

Sutter: 5-0-1

Richards: 3-0-1

Fonteyne: 5-0-1

Kindopp: 4-0-0

Millar: 5-0-0

Christiansen: 1-0-0

Skrumeda: 1-1-0

Skoleski: 2-0-0

King: 1-0-0

Davis: 3-0-0

Dewar: 2-0-0

Kemp: 3-0-0

Tuulola: 4-0-1

Zwerger: 7-1-0

 

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 68-32-4-8 with 14 shutouts in 116 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 Austin Lotz 11-15 72 2 Carter Hart 13-17 14
3 Kent Simpson 07-12 71 3 Michael Wall 03-05 12
4 Carter Hart 13-17 68 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 (302) and posting a record of 302-169-60 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.

 

ATTENTION TO DETAIL 

The Silvertips roster, categorized by birth year and hometown:


BIRTH YEAR

96: Millar, Skrumeda, Zwerger

97: Bajkov, Fonteyne, Skoleski, Juulsen, Davis, Petit

98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein, Goethals

99: Sutter, King, Dewar, Christiansen, Wylie, Kindopp

00: Kemp, Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Bajkov, Millar, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker

AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Hart

SK: Kemp

MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit, Goethals

 

UNITED STATES

CO: King

WA: Wylie

 

FINLAND

Tuulola

 

AUSTRIA

Zwerger

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