GAME TODAY » Tips vs Victoria (1/7)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs. VICTORIA ROYALS – AOTW ARENA
- Sunday, January 7, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Second of four meetings with the Royals this season … first meeting in Everett since Game 5, first round in the 2017 WHL Playoffs (Tips won the series, 4-2) … the Tips are 27-14-3-3 in 47 lifetime meetings against the Royals franchise … they have outscored Victoria, 141-126 … all-time the Tips are 13-6-2-2 at home vs. Victoria … the Silvertips enter today second place in the U.S. Division, one point behind Portland … Victoria enters today coming off a 5-4 overtime win at Kamloops … they are one point behind first place in the B.C. Division, shared by Kelowna and Vancouver.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: (Tips are 0-1-0-0)
|at VIC 5 – EVT 0|
|Jan. 7||Victoria||4:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 16||Victoria||7:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 17||at Victoria||7:05 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
1/10/18 Tri-City 7:05pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
1/13/18 @ Spokane 7:05pm Spokane Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
1/14/18 @ Portland 5:00pm Memorial Coliseum KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (POR 4 – EVT 3 / 1-6-18): Jake Gricius, awarded his second goal of the game on scrum at the net with 38.8 seconds left in regulation, was the difference to snap a late tie and help the Portland Winterhawks sneak past the Everett Silvertips, 4-3 before a crowd of 7,019 in downtown Everett on Saturday in WHL action. Matt Fonteyne, whose 20 goals helped him reach the 20-goal plateau for the second straight year, buried a pair of power play goals to help rally the Tips out of a 3-0 deficit. Patrick Bajkov and Kevin Davis each collected a pair of assists for the Silvertips, who dropped back to back games for the first time since November.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 19-6-0-1 in the last 27 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 13 of the last 16 games … seven different Silvertips registered game winning goals in December … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
- HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf had seven wins in his first ten appearances … his first career shutout (31 saves) came on Dec. 16 vs. Prince George in a 4-0 win and he followed up with 24 saves on Dec. 27 (11-0 over VAN) in his 2nd career shutout … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he was 5-2-0-0 with a 2.01 GAA, two shutouts, and .933 save pct. in December.
- SUTTER TOUGH: Riley Sutter had his first career hat trick and tied a Tips record for goals in a game (4) on Dec. 27 at Vancouver … he has 11 points in his last 5 games.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.7) … the Tips power play went 3-of-5 last night vs. Portland … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with nine power play goals.
- C. BEAT: The Silvertips have a record this season of 9-2-0-1 against teams from the B.C. Division … their last win against a B.C. division opponent was Dec. 30, in a 5-2 victory over Kamloops in downtown Everett.
TIPS GONE GOLD
CARTER HART: Captured the gold medal with Hockey Canada in his second straight appearance at the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. … Canada faced the United States on Dec. 29 at NewEra Field in Buffalo for the outdoor game of the event and Hart was named Player of the Game with 32 saves … his 35 saves led to Player of the Game honors in the gold medal victory on Jan. 5 against Sweden (3-1 victory) … his eight wins have tied Canada’s all-time record at the World Juniors with Jimmy Waite and Stephane Fiset … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in the tournament with a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage.
- Carter Hart is 2 shutouts away from tying the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sexsmith)
- Patrick Bajkov is 1 goal away from 100 in his WHL and Tips career
- Luke Ormsby played in the 100th game of his Tips and WHL career on Dec. 28 at Vancouver
- Wyatte Wylie played in the 100th game of his Tips and WHL career on Dec. 2 vs. Saskatoon
- Matt Fonteyne played in the 300th game of his Tips and WHL career on Dec. 9 at Portland
- Kevin Davis played in his 300th career game in the WHL on Nov. 22 at Tri-City
- Patrick Bajkov played in his 300th career game in the WHL on Dec. 6 vs. Portland
- Bryce Kindopp played in his 100th career game in the WHL on Dec. 17 vs. Portland
- Riley Sutter played in his 100th career game in the WHL on Sept. 24 vs. Tri-City
- Carter Hart became the Silvertips all-time record leader in shutouts (22) on Nov. 22 at Tri-City
- Patrick Bajkov’s shorthanded goal put him 2nd, all-time on the Tips points list on Nov. 17 vs. Seattle
- Patrick Bajkov earned the 200th point in his Tips and WHL career on Oct. 4 at Spokane
- Kevin Davis earned the 100th assist in his Tips and WHL career on Oct. 13 at Lethbridge
ON THE BOARD
The following Silvertips have collected their first career WHL point this season:
- Reece Vitelli (goal) – Sept. 23 vs. POR
- Gianni Fairbrother (assist) – Sept. 29 at KEL
- Martin Fasko-Rudas (assist) – Oct. 8 at EDM
- Dustin Wolf (assist) – Oct. 29 at POR
- Kyle Walker (assist) – Oct. 29 at POR
- Dawson Butt (goal) – Nov. 22 at TC
WHEN THEY SCORE
A look at the Tips records when the following players score a goal:
#5 Montana Onyebuchi 2-1-0-0
#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas 1-0-0-0
#8 Patrick Bajkov 12-3-1-0
#9 Dawson Butt 1-0-0-0
#11 Orrin Centazzo 3-2-0-0
#12 Akash Bains 1-1-0-0
#14 Riley Sutter 9-3-0-1
#15 Sean Richards 9-3-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 8-7-1-1
#18 Brandson Hein 1-1-0-0
#19 Bryce Kindopp 6-1-0-0
#24 Gianni Fairbrother 1-0-0-1
#23 Jake Christiansen 4-0-0-0
#26 Reece Vitelli 1-1-0-0
#29 Wyatte Wylie 2-1-0-0
#43 Connor Dewar 5-3-0-1
#38 Kevin Davis 3-1-0-0
SUTTER SENT TO THE TOP
Riley Sutter will participate in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects games in late January in Guelph … was given a “B” listing among the NHL Central Scouting rankings for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, considered possible second or third round choices in the upcoming draft … through 14 seasons, a total of 19 players through the Silvertips program have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft … a total of 17 Silvertips have advanced to play in the NHL … Sutter is three goals away from tying his career high (20), set in 2016-17.