PREVIEW // Silvertips vs. Vancouver (9/9)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VANCOUVER GIANTS – LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Only matchup of the preseason between the two teams … the Silvertips are closing back-to-back games in the Giants preseason tourney … the Tips yesterday dropped a 7-1 defeat to Victoria and Vancouver lost, 7-3 to Prince George … the Tips went 5-1-0-0 last season against Vancouver …
ROSTER NOTES: The Silvertips trimmed their roster by three players earlier in the week and are carrying two goaltenders: Dustin Wolf and Blake Lyda … not expected to play are Connor Dewar (MIN), Riley Sutter (WSH), Wyatte Wylie (PHI), and Jake Christiansen (CGY) – all attending NHL training camps … the Giants are missing NHL draft selections Milos Roman (CGY), Alex Kannok-Leipert (WSH), and David Tendeck (ARZ).
LAST GAME: (9/8/18) D-Jay Jerome earned a hat trick and five points, and Dante Hannoun scored twice to help the Victoria Royals defeat the Everett Silvertips, 7-1 on Saturday in the Vancouver Giants preseason tournament at Langley Events Centre. The Silvertips took their first preseason loss in regulation in four games, maneuvering an adjusted lineup without four players – Connor Dewar, Riley Sutter, Wyatte Wylie and Jake Christiansen – all attending NHL training camps. Reece Vitelli earned his second goal of the preseason in the third period.
FEATURED PLAYER (Silvertips): Reece Vitelli (F) – comes into today with points in three of his first four preseason games … scored the only goal in the Silvertips preseason tourney opener on Saturday … scored the first Tips preseason goal on Aug. 31 vs. Tri-City (power play) … enters his second season as a Silvertip, 10 points in 70 games.
FEATURED PLAYER (Giants): James Malm (F) – comes into today leading the Giants with four points in three preseason games … earned a career high 66 points in 72 games last season … second round pick of the Giants in the 2014 WHL Draft.