TODAY // Tips vs Spokane (12/9)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs SPOKANE CHIEFS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
- Sunday, December 9, 2018
- Time: 4:05 pm PT
- RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & Silvertips App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
The Silvertips will battle the Spokane Chiefs for the fifth meeting this season … the Tips have won nine of ten games, earning points in all and are 12-3-1-0 against teams from the U.S. Division … the Tips have the most points (49) in the Western Conference and trail only Prince Albert (57) for most in the entire WHL … the Tips are 63-56-10 in the all-time series and are 40-23-4-3 all-time in downtown Everett … the Tips are in a stretch of playing 10 of 13 games at home, currently 8-0-1 in those games at home.
REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 3-0-1-0)
|Nov. 3||EVT 6 – at SPO 2|
|Nov. 18||SPO 3 – at EVT 2 (OT)|
|Nov. 30||at EVT 5 – SPO 4 (OT)|
|Dec. 5||at EVT 4 – SPO 2|
|Dec. 9||Spokane||4:05 pm PST|
|Dec. 12||at Spokane||7:05 pm PST|
|Dec. 28||at Spokane||7:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 5||at Spokane||7:05 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/12/18 @ Spokane 7:05pm Spokane Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/14/18 @ Vancouver 7:30pm Langley Events Centre KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/15/18 Seattle 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 2 – SEA 1 (12-8-18): Max Patterson buried a breakaway goal after one of Dustin Wolf’s 43 saves to break a tied game in the third period and help lift the Everett Silvertips to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds before a sellout crowd of 6,126 at accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday in WHL action. The Tips improved to 3-0-0-0 in the season series and won their sixth straight over Seattle, dating to the first round of last season’s WHL Playoffs. Sean Richards hit double digits in goals while Wolf turned away all 16 shots he saw in the third period, marking the 20th game in his career of allowing a goal or less.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- MOVIN’ ON UP: The Tips are currently ranked #6 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they have resided in the Top 10 for the last three weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 15 of the past 17 games … their 49 points are second most in the WHL.
- NO, THIS IS NOT A PLAYOFF SERIES: The Tips and Spokane Chiefs face off for the 4th time in 11 games … by the end of Dec. 12, both teams will have face off in a previous span of five times in 29 days … the Tips will host Spokane for the final time in the regular season.
- GOALTENDING ORIENTED: Tips goaltender Dustin Wolf is third in WHL goals against average (1.90), tied for second in shutouts (2), third in save percentage (.926), and second in wins (22) … fellow goaltender Max Palaga earned his first career WHL shutout last Saturday when he stopped 36 shots in a 3-0 win vs. Kootenay.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Tips are 19-0-0-0 when they score the first goal of the game this season … they are the last remaining team in the WHL with a 1.000 win percentage when scoring first.
- MAX POWER: Tips forward Max Patterson has a point in his first two games since joining the Tips on Dec. 3 … his first goal as a Silvertip on Dec. 8 stood as the game winner.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Silvertips will make their home ice at A.O.T.W. Arena the host venue USA Hockey’s training camp for the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships … Team USA – unveiling their preliminary roster this week – will include Jack Hughes (projected #1 overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft) and skate in downtown Everett between Dec. 14-18, showcasing a collection of the top end U.S. born players under 20 years of age … all practices (times TBA) are scheduled to be open to the public.
ON THE BOARD!
The following Silvertips have collected their first WHL point this season:
- Jackson Berezowski / GOAL – Sept. 23 vs. VAN
- Ronan Seeley / ASSIST – Oct. 12 vs. EDM
- Gage Goncalves / ASSIST – Nov. 10 at SEA
- Jalen Price / GOAL – Nov. 10 at SEA
- Conrad Mitchell / ASSIST – Nov. 11 at KAM
BY THE NUMBERS
Silvertips records, when each player scores a goal:
Bains, Akash: 4-0-0-0
Berezowski, Jackson: 5-0-0-0
Butt, Dawson: 5-0-1-0
Christiansen, Jake: 7-0-0-0
Dewar, Connor: 15-3-0-0
Fairbrother, Gianni: 4-0-0-0
Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 6-1-0-0
Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0
Kindopp, Bryce: 9-1-0-0
Price, Jalen: 2-1-0-0
Richards, Sean: 7-1-0-0
Sutter, Riley: 8-1-0-0
Vitelli, Reece: 3-0-0-0
Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0
Wylie, Wyatte: 6-0-1-0
- Riley Sutter is 8 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Connor Dewar is 15 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Reece Vitelli played in the 100th game in his Silvertips and WHL career Dec. 8 at Seattle
- Riley Sutter had the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Sept. 29 at Tri-City
- Sean Richards reached the 100th point in his WHL career on Nov. 10 at Seattle
- Jake Christiansen played in the 200th game of his Silvertips and WHL career on Oct. 13 vs. Kamloops
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The Silvertips roster, categorized by birth year and hometown:
98: Richards, Khaira, Minulin
99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Patterson, Sharp, Bains,
00: I. Walker, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother, Palaga
01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Vitelli
02: Berezowski, Seeley
BC: Patterson, Khaira, Bains, I. Walker, Fairbrother, Goncalves, Price, Palaga
AB: Richards, Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Seeley
MB: Dewar, Vitelli
WA: Butt, Wylie