GAME DAY / Tips vs Vancouver (2/4)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs VANCOUVER GIANTS – XFINITY ARENA
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips host the Vancouver Giants in the final meeting between the clubs this season … the Silvertips are 15-8-6 in their last 29 games and are first place in the U.S. Division … the Silvertips entered the day carrying the #7 spot in the CHL Top 10 rankings … the Silvertips are 11-2-3-0 against teams from the B.C. Division.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
2/10/17 @ Brandon 5:30pm Westman Place KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
2/11/17 @ Moose Jaw 5:00pm Mosaic Place KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
2/14/17 @ Regina 5:00pm Brandt Centre KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
TONIGHT’S SPECIAL GUESTS
The Silvertips host Alumni Night presented by Harvey’s Pub and Grill, welcoming the following Silvertips alumni back to XFINITY Arena:
- Tyler Maxwell (C) – 2008-12
- Kellan Tochkin (RW) – 2006-07, 2008-11
- Thomas Heemskerk (G) – 2008-10
- Cameron Abney (RW) – 2007-10
- Tyler Dietrich (LW) – 2003-05
- Devin Wilson (D) – 2003-04
- Eric English (RW) – 2007-08
Follow the Silvertips Alumni official Twitter account at @TipsAlumni.
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the final of six meetings between the Silvertips and Vancouver (4-0-1-0) … last season, the Tips won the season, 4-2-0-0 … all-time, the Silvertips have a record of 44-33-4-1 against the Giants in 82 games … the last meeting between the teams was in downtown Everett, a 4-1 Silvertips victory … Patrick Bajkov leads both teams with eight points in five games and a +10 rating in the season series.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 4-0-1-0)
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 at Silvertips 4 – Vancouver 1
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 earned the 100th point in his Silvertips career on Jan. 6 at Seattle
- Aaron Irving is 5 assists away from 100 in his WHL career
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- HOME SWEET HOME: The Silvertips lead the league in wins at home (20) … they lead the league in penalty kill percentage (89.7) at home (allowing 9 power play goals in 87 chances) … when leading after one period at home, the Silvertips are 13-0-1-1.
- I CAN DRIVE 55: Aaron Irving had a career high 4 points (all assists) on Feb. 3 vs. Portland … the mark set a Silvertips single season high for assists in one game, one shy of the single game record (5 – Peter Mueller, 11/25/06 vs. Tri-City).
- SPECIAL OPS: Everett’s power play is 7TH in the WHL (22.8 pct) … the Silvertips penalty killing currently leads the WHL (85.3) … 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 30 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 23-2-6 this season … the Silvertips scored first, last Saturday in a 3-2 defeat against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
- STARTING 2017 RIGHT: Kevin Davis led the Silvertips in scoring for the month of January with 12 points in 13 games … he is tied for second in the league, for power play assists (23) … his 45 points are tied for 6th among WHL defensemen.
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)
- 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 72-35-7-9 with 16 shutouts in 127 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||16|
|Carter Hart||13-17||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 (312) and posting a record of 312-177-65 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
98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein, Goethals
99: Sutter, King, Dewar, Christiansen, Wylie, Kindopp
00: Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi
BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker
AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Irving, Hart
MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit, Goethals