TODAY: Tips at Vancouver (3/4)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VANCOUVER GIANTS – LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE
- Sunday, March 4, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Finale of six meetings between the Silvertips and Giants this season … the Silvertips hold an eight point lead for first place in the Western Conference and U.S. Division … the Silvertips won five of six meetings last season with Vancouver (5-0-1-0) and are 27-5-3-0 in the series since 2012-13 … the Silvertips have outscored Vancouver, 24-6 in the first five games … Vancouver is 4-5-1-0 in the last 10 games.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 4-1-0-0)
|Nov. 25||at EVT 5 – Van 2|
|Dec. 27||EVT 11 – at Van 0|
|Dec. 29||Van 2 – at EVT 1|
|Feb. 10||at EVT 5 – Van 0|
|Feb. 23||EVT 2 – at VAN 1|
|Mar. 4||at Vancouver||2:00 pm PST|
The Silvertips hold a seven point lead for first place in the Western Conference and U.S. Division.
The Silvertips have 6 games to play.
The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 15th straight season, the longest current streak in the WHL.
The Silvertips have a magic number of 7 to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs and a magic number of 9 to clinch the U.S. Division title.
IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the first round.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
3/10/18 @ Seattle 7:00pm ShoWare Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/11/18 @ Portland 5:00pm Moda Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/13/18 @ Tri-City 7:05pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 2 – SEA 1 (OT) / 3-3-18): Connor Dewar deflected a Patrick Bajkov one timer past Liam Hughes to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 2-1 victory in overtime over the Seattle Thunderbirds before a sellout crowd of 8,319 at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett on Saturday in WHL action. Dewar’s team leading 35th goal of the season was his 7th goal in 9 games against Seattle this season, also his second straight game winning goal in as many nights. Patrick Bajkov and Matt Fonteyne each collected a goal and an assist. Carter Hart earned the victory in net with 17 saves while counterpart Liam Hughes turned in a 44-save effort.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 39-8-1-3 in the last 51 games and finished 9-1-1-1 in February… they have won 34 of the last 41 games … Garrett Pilon led the Silvertips with 15 points in 12 games during February … they have 4 games of scoring 8 goals or more.
- NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, set the new Silvertips all-time scoring record with 264 points on Feb. 2, when he surpassed Zach Hamill with a first period power play goal … has twice tied his career high of 5 points … he reached the Silvertips all-time goal scoring record (108) with a goal vs. Kelowna on Mar. 2.
- THIS IS 40: Did you know? The Silvertips have surpassed the 40-win mark for the sixth time in franchise history, and third time in the last four years.
- AGAINST THE B.C. DIVISION: The Tips are 16-2-0-1 against opponents from the B.C. Division … their next B.C. opponent is Mar. 16 vs. Victoria … the Silvertips have ten players on their roster from British Columbia.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.6) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 on Jan. 7 vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they are 7-of-23 in the last seven games … Connor Dewar leads the Silvertips with 15 power play goals.
- Carter Hart is 1 shutout away from surpassing the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sexsmith)
- Sean Richards is 11 points away from 100 in his WHL career
- Patrick Bajkov became the Silvertips all-time leading goal scorer on Mar. 2 vs. Kelowna (108)
- Garrett Pilon played in the 200th game of his WHL career on Mar. 2 vs. Kelowna
- Ian Walker played in the 100th game of his WHL career on Feb. 24 at Seattle
- Kevin Davis became the Silvertips all-time leader in games played (336) on Feb. 20 at Spokane
- Connor Dewar skated in the 200th game of his WHL career on Feb. 20 at Spokane
- Carter Hart became the Silvertips all-time leader in goaltending wins (108) on Feb. 16 at Seattle
- Patrick Bajkov scored his 100th career goal in the WHL and in his Tips career Jan. 7 vs. Victoria
- Luke Ormsby played in the 100th game of his 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:
#4 Ian Walker 1-0-0-0
#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas 5-0-0-1
#8 Patrick Bajkov 19-3-1-0
#9 Dawson Butt 1-0-0-0
#10 Ethan O’Rourke 1-0-0-0
#12 Akash Bains 1-1-0-0
#14 Riley Sutter 14-3-0-2
#15 Sean Richards 13-4-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 16-7-1-1
#19 Bryce Kindopp 12-2-0-0
#20 Kyle Walker 1-0-0-0
#24 Gianni Fairbrother 1-0-0-1
#23 Jake Christiansen 5-0-0-0
#26 Reece Vitelli 1-1-0-0
#29 Wyatte Wylie 3-1-0-0
#41 Garrett Pilon 7-0-1-0
#43 Connor Dewar 18-4-0-1
#44 Spencer Gerth 2-0-0-0
#38 Kevin Davis 6-1-0-0
SUTTER SENT TO THE TOP
Riley Sutter skated in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Guelph … was given a “B” listing among the NHL Central Scouting rankings for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, (possible second or third round 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 has reached a career high in goals (24).