EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs TRI-CITY AMERICANS – XFINITY ARENA
PRESEASON: Friday, September 1, 2017 | RADIO: None | LIVE STATS: whl.ca
The Silvertips open preseason play for 2017-18 tonight on home ice at XFINITY Arena, hosting the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic. New head coach Dennis Williams takes his role behind the bench for the first time since being named Silvertips head coach in May, while a total of 30 players currently on the Silvertips preseason roster include 16 players who suited up on last year’s team that captured their fifth U.S. Division championship. Carter Hart (2nd round, Philadelphia) is one of five goaltenders on the Tips preseason roster. Patrick Bajkov returns after leading the Silvertips in scoring last year with 78 points in 71 games.
🗣 COACH: "Our players are proving to us each and every day why they want to play here …" pic.twitter.com/Q0ZUZkw1S7
— Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) September 1, 2017
NEXT THREE GAMES
OPPONENT DATE TIME VENUE
|Prince George||SILVERTIPS||9/9/17||2:00pm||Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC *|
NOTES ON THE TRI-CITY AMERICANS
Celebrating their 30th anniversary this season … led by head coach Mike Williamson, the lone returning coach in the U.S. Division and carrying a lifetime record of 534-474-31-65 … he led the Calgary Hitmen to the WHL title in 2009-10 … is entering his fourth season behind the Americans bench … Tri-City finished 3rd in the U.S. Division last year with a record of 41-28-3-0 (85 points) … four players – Michael Rasmussen (Detroit), Jusso Valimaki (Calgary), Kyle Olson (Anaheim) and Morgan Geekie (Carolina) were selected in the NHL Entry Draft … Rasmussen and Valimaki were both selected in the first round of last summer’s draft.