EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs VICTORIA ROYALS – XFINITY ARENA
Saturday, March 18, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM | TIPS Mobile App
The Silvertips return home for the final regular season home game, hosting the Victoria Royals at XFINITY Arena … the Silvertips went 4-2-0-0 on a six game trip after winning last night in Victoria, 4-2 … the Silvertips record at home this season is 24-7-2-2 … the Silvertips lead the U.S. Division and Western Conference by one point with two games remaining … the Silvertips are 15-2-3-1 against teams this year from the B.C. Division … the Silvertips will conclude tonight’s game with their annual Team Awards Ceremony, held along the ice of XFINITY Arena.
FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT: First 5,000 fans through the doors (open at 6pm) receive a commemorative Tips Team Photo … prizes awarded through the entire night … 50/50 giveaway prize: $10,000 … postgame Team Awards Ceremony on the ice, immediately following the game.
EVT 4 – VIC 2 (3-18-17): Matt Fonteyne scored twice, Dominic Zwerger and Patrick Bajkov each collected two assists and goaltender Carter Hart made 25 saves to help lift the Everett Silvertips back into first place in the U.S. Division, in a 4-2 victory over the Victoria Royals before a sellout crowd of 7,006 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in WHL action on Friday. The Silvertips closed their six game road trip at 4-2-0-0, while Eetu Tuulola scored the eventual game winning goal on his 19th birthday.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
3/19/17 @ Tri-City 5:05pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
—- END OF REGULAR SEASON —-
3/24/17 TBD (Game 1, 1st rd) 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
3/25/17 TBD (Game 2, 1st rd) 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the finale of four meetings with the Victoria Royals … all-time, the Silvertips are 26-13-3-3 in the series … their last meeting in Everett was Oct. 29 in a 2-1 overtime victory at XFINITY Arena … Noah Juulsen has six points in the last seven meetings against the Royals … Victoria won all four games of the season series in 2015-16 … Dominic Zwerger leads the season series with five points in three games.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-0-0-0)
October 22nd SILVERTIPS 3 – at Victoria 1
October 29th at SILVERTIPS 2 – Victoria 1 (OT)
March 17th SILVERTIPS 4 – at Victoria 2
March 18th vs Victoria 7:05PM PT
DID YOU KNOW: (includes all-time vs. Chilliwack/Victoria)
Home Record vs. Victoria: 12-6-2-2 (W-L-OTL-SOL)
Road Record @ Victoria: 14-7-1-1
Last Everett Home Win vs. Victoria 10/29/16; Everett 2, Victoria 1 (OT)
Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Victoria/Chilliwack: 10/29/16; Everett 2, Victoria 1 (OT)
Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Victoria: 12/17/14; Everett 7, Victoria 6 (SO)
Most Goals by Everett vs. Victoria/Chilliwack: 8 (10/15/06; Everett 8 vs. Chilliwack 0)
Most Goals, Both Teams: 13 (12/17/14: Everett 7 vs. Victoria 6 (SO))
- The Silvertips earned the 500th win in their franchise history on Feb. 4 vs. Vancouver
- 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 3 assists away from 100 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis earned the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Mar. 4 vs Seattle
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT: With two games to play, the Silvertips lead the U.S. Division and Western Conference by one point … they can clinch the U.S. Division title and top record in the conference tonight if they win AND the Seattle Thunderbirds lose in regulation (vs. Portland).
- THE GOLD STANDARD OF CONSISTENCY: The Silvertips clinched a playoff berth in a 3-1 win over Kamloops on Feb. 25 … it was the 14th time in 14 seasons they clinched a playoff spot … the Silvertips are the only WHL team to make the postseason every year since they began play in 2003-04 … they have secured home ice advantage in the first round.
- YOUTH IS SERVED: 14 players on the Silvertips roster are 98-born or younger … minus goaltender Carter Hart, they have combined for over 650 games of experience this season, averaging to over 53 games played … 99-born Jake Christiansen has played in all 66 games this season … 99-born Connor Dewar and rookie defenseman Wyatte Wylie have each missed only one game this season.
- ON POINT: On last Wednesday, the Silvertips defeated Spokane, 4-0 to reach the 40-win plateau for the fifth time in franchise history … they have reached 40 wins in two of the last three seasons … with their win last night in Victoria, the Silvertips reached 97 points, the most in one season since 2009-10 and tied for second best record in franchise history.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 43 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 33-4-5-1 this season … the Silvertips scored first, in Wednesday’s win at Kelowna (4-1).
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)
- 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 and again on Mar. 1 … 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 84-39-7-10 with 19 shutouts in 147 career WHL regular season appearances … he is seven shutouts shy of the WHL all-time shutout record (26), held by Tyson Sexsmith.
CARTER HART, AMONG THE SILVERTIPS LEADERS:
WINS (CAREER) SHUTOUTS (CAREER)
|1||Leland Irving||03-08||107||1||Leland Irving||03-08||21|
|2||Carter Hart||13-17||84||2||Carter Hart||13-17||19|
|3||Austin Lotz||11-15||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 (325) and posting a record of 325-182-66 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, Babych, Anderson
98: Hart, Richards, Tuulola, Hein
99: Sutter, King, Dewar, Christiansen, Wylie, Kindopp
00: Centazzo, Walker, Onyebuchi, Butt
BC: Bajkov, Juulsen, Christiansen, Davis, Walker, Babych
AB: Sutter, Fonteyne, Centazzo, Richards, Kindopp, Irving, Hart
MB: Hein, Skoleski, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Skrumeda, Petit
WA: Wylie, Butt