GAME TONIGHT // Tips Home Opener vs. VAN (9/22)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs VANCOUVER GIANTS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
- Saturday, September 22, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / 95.3 FM KRKO & Silvertips Ap
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Opening Night of the 2018-19 regular season home schedule and the 16th in Everett Silvertips history … the Silvertips enter the season as defending Western Conference champions and visit the Giants to open the season for the second time in three years … the two teams are facing off in the second of four meetings … the Silvertips won five of six games against Vancouver last season … Vancouver earned their first playoff appearance since 2013-14 last season and were eliminated by Victoria in six games … both the Tips and Giants combine to feature six players selected in this past summer’s NHL Draft, and ten players participating in NHL camps.
WHAT’S GOING ON
The first 5,000 fans will receive a collectible Silvertips magnet schedule, presented by Lamoureux Real Estate and Sound Transit. Fans in attendance will also witness the raising of the Silvertips sixth U.S. Division championship banner and second Western Conference championship banner to the rafters before the opening puck drop. On sale along the concourse are mystery boxes containing surprise Tips memorabilia — you never know what you might find when you buy one! Each box is $50 and contains at least 5 items, each with at least a signed puck and signed photo. More: www.centerfieldsports.com
REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 0-1-0-0)
|Sep. 21||at VAN 3 – EVT 1|
|Sep. 22||Vancouver||7:05 pm PDT|
|Nov. 17||Vancouver||7:05 pm PST|
|Dec. 14||at Vancouver||7:30 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
9/23/18 PORTLAND 4:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
9/29/18 @ Tri-City 7:05pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
10/5/18 SEATTLE 7:35pm A.O.T.W. Arena KKXA 1520 AM & 101.1 FM/Tips App
LAST TIME OUT:
VAN 3 – TIPS 1 (9/22/18): David Tendeck made 30 saves while James Malm scored twice to lift the Vancouver Giants past the Everett Silvertips, 3-1 on Opening Night of the 2018-19 regular season in WHL play on Friday before 3,952 fans at Langley Events Centre … The Tips dropped their season opener similar to last season, en route to the Pacific Division and Western Conference title. Dustin Wolf, making his first opening night start, made 20 saves in net and Malm scored the eventual winner with less than a minute left in the second period.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TIPS TITLES: The Silvertips will enter the season as defending Western Conference champions (second time in franchise history) … they won their sixth U.S. Division title in 15 years … they had 99 points last season, third highest in franchise history.
- SPECIAL DELIVERY: The Silvertips scored on their first power play opportunity of the season last night in Vancouver … they delivered a 5-of-5 effort on the penalty kill.
- NHL TIES: The Tips had four players currently skating in NHL training camps – defensemen Wyatte Wylie (Philadelphia) and Jake Christiansen (Calgary), and forwards Connor Dewar (Minnesota) and Riley Sutter (Washington).
- EVERETT EARNS MORE HARDWARE: At the WHL Awards in Red Deer on May 2, goaltender Carter Hart became the first Silvertip in franchise history to earn the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (WHL Player of the Year) and first in league history to earn the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy (WHL Goaltender of the Year) three straight years … Tips general manager Garry Davidson became the first in franchise history to earn the Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy (WHL Executive of the Year) … the Tips were nominated as Western Conference Marketing/Business Award recipient, and head coach Dennis Williams was the Western Conference Coach of the Year … Goaltender Carter Hart was WHL Western Conference First Team All-Star and Patrick Bajkov was Western Conference Second Team All-Star.
- HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: Dustin Wolf, who had 4 shutouts in his first 16 games last season as a rookie, had two shutouts in five preseason games with a .927 save percentage … he appeared in net on Wednesday in Minnesota at the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.
DID YOU KNOW?
AT HOME: the Tips last season had 25 wins, second most in the Western Conference … they allowed just 77 goals, fewest in the entire league … their penalty killing was first in the WHL, at 86.7 percent … the Tips went 19-0-2-0 when leading after two periods and 5-1-0-1 when tied after two periods … they led in shots on goal for 31 of 36 home games.
SILVERTIPS IN HOME OPENERS, ALL-TIME (EVERETT IS 7-6-1-1)
|2017-18||Sept. 23||Portland||W||4-7||Dorrin Luding (15/19), Danton Belluk (8/11)|
|2016-17||Sept. 24||Vancouver||W||3-1||Matt Fonteyne||Lasse Petersen (1 GA, 12 SVS)|
|2015-16||Oct. 10||Spokane||W||5-4 OT||Remi Laurencelle||Carter Hart (4 GA, 25 SVS)|
|2014-15||Oct. 3||Kelowna||OTL||4-5 OT||Austin Lotz (5 GA, 28 SVS)|
|2013-14||Sep. 21||Prince George||W||8-3||Joshua Winquist||Austin Lotz (3 GA, 29 SVS)|
|2012-13||Sep. 22||Prince George||L||0-6||Austin Lotz (5 GA, 18 SVS)|
|2011-12||Sep. 24||Kelowna||SL||4-5 SO||Kent Simpson (4 GA, 32 SVS)|
|2010-11||Sep. 24||Seattle||W||4-3||Tyler Maxwell||Kent Simpson (3 GA, 20 SVS)|
|2009-10||Sep. 26||Vancouver||W||4-3 SO||Thomas Heemskerk (3 GA, 34 SVS)|
|2008-09||Sep. 20||Vancouver||L||0-4||Shayne Barrie (3 GA, 29 SVS)|
|2007-08||Sep. 21||Tri-City||L||5-6||Leland Irving (6 GA, 26 SVS)|
|2006-07||Sep. 29||Kelowna||W||4-1||Kyle Beach||Leland Irving (1 GA, 10 SVS)|
|2005-06||Oct. 1||Prince George||W||5-2||Kyle Annesley||Leland Irving (2 GA, 23 SVS)|
|2004-05||Oct. 1||Portland||L||1-3||Mike Wall (2 GA, 20 SVS)|
|2003-04||Oct. 4||Prince George||L||1-3||Mike Wall (3 GA, 23 SVS)|
- Riley Sutter is 33 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Jake Christiansen is 7 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Connor Dewar is 37 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Sean Richards is 27 points shy of 100 in his WHL career
- Riley Sutter is 4 points shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career