EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs VANCOUVER GIANTS – XFINITY ARENA
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips return home for the first time after the holiday break and finish a home-and-home series against the Vancouver Giants … the Silvertips are 9-1-2 in their last 12 games and carry first place in the U.S. Division, and are tied for top record in the entire league … the Silvertips entered the day carrying the #3 spot in the CHL Top 10 rankings … they are 16-2-1-0 at home and are 8-2-5 on the road … the Silvertips are 8-0-3 against teams from the B.C. Division.
NEXT THREE GAMES
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/30/16 PRINCE GEORGE 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
1/6/17 at Seattle 7:35pm ShoWare Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
1/7/17 at Portland 6:00pm Memorial Coliseum KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the fifth of six meetings between the Silvertips and Vancouver (3-0-1-0) … last season, the Tips won the season, 4-2-0-0 … all-time, the Silvertips have a record of 43-33-4-1 against the Giants in 81 games … the last meeting between the teams was in Langley, last night (5-4 overtime loss to Vancouver) … Patrick Bajkov leads both teams with six assists in four games and a +7 rating in the season series.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-0-1-0)
September 23rd Silvertips 7 – at Vancouver 3
September 24th at Silvertips 3 – Vancouver 1
December 9th Silvertips 5 – at Vancouver 4 (SO)
December 27th at Vancouver 5 – Silvertips 4 (OT)
December 28th vs Vancouver 7:05PM PT
February 4th vs Vancouver 7:05PM PT
- 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 3 points away from 100 in his Silvertips career
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- SOMETHING SPECIAL: Everett’s power play is eighth in the WHL (22.9 pct) … they are sixth at home (25.5) … the Silvertips penalty killing is third in the WHL (84.8) … they lead the WHL with top penalty kill percentage at home (88.5).
- PROGRESS REPORT: The Silvertips went 21-4-5 through the first 30 games of the season, the second best mark through 30 games in club history … the Silvertips went 25-4-1 in 2006-07, their most points secured through 30 games.
- BLAST OFF: The Silvertips are in first place in the U.S. Division … they are 15-2-5 in the last 22 games … they are 16-2-1 at home and 8-2-5 on the road … by going 11-1-3 in a recent 15 game span (eight on the road), they outscored their opposition, 50-28.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 23 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 17-1-4 this season … the Silvertips last scored first in last night’s 5-4 OT loss at Vancouver.
- HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (previously longest in the WHL this season) … he owns 13 points in the last 8 games, starting in December … … Patrick Bajkov’s hat trick on Dec. 2 was the first of the Silvertips season – he set a new club record for fastest two goals (:15) … he has points in 10 of the last 11 games … defenseman Kevin Davis has 11 points in the last 8 games.
REPRESENTING WITH HONOR
Defenseman Noah Juulsen and goaltender Carter Hart were named to Canada’s roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship … the Silvertips duo are a part of 22 total players who earned a spot on Canada’s roster, who opened the tournament against Russia (5-3 win) at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Dec. 26 … this year, the gold medal game will be hosted in Montreal … the Silvertips are the only team in the WHL to have more than one player represented on Canada’s roster … the last Silvertip to appear in the WJC (top level) was defenseman Mirco Mueller (Switzerland) in 2014.
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 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 69-32-5-8 with 14 shutouts in 118 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||Carter Hart||13-17||14|
|3||Kent Simpson||07-12||71||3||Michael Wall||03-05||12|
|4||Carter Hart||13-17||69||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 (306) and posting a record of 306-170-61 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: Millar, Skrumeda, Zwerger
97: Bajkov, Fonteyne, Skoleski, Juulsen, Davis, Petit
98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein, Goethals
99: Sutter, King, Dewar, Christiansen, Wylie, Kindopp, Luding
00: Kemp, Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi, Fairbrother
BC: Bajkov, Millar, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Luding, Fairbrother
AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Hart
MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit, Goethals