EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs TRI-CITY AMERICANS – XFINITY ARENA
Sunday, September 24, 2017 | RADIO: FOX Sports 1380 / FM 95.3 | TIPS App
The Silvertips finish their two game homestand today against the Tri-City Americans … they will then take to the road for a nine-game road trip … the Silvertips went 25-7-2-2 at home last season … they are 13-9-3-3 in the last five years against Tri-City … their last time in Everett was Dec. 16, 2016 in a 4-1 Silvertips victory … the Silvertips own an 8-3-1-2 record in the last five years against Tri-City in Everett.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
9/29/17 @ Kelowna 7:05pm Prospera Place KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
9/30/17 @ Tri-City 7:05pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
10/4/17 @ Spokane 7:05pm Spokane Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
The Silvertips will face the Americans eight times this season … the Silvertips own a 60-51-20 all-time record vs. Tri-City … they are currently 2-0-1-0 in the last three meetings in Everett … Kevin Davis leads all returning Silvertips players in the series with 9 points in 10 games from last season against Tri-City … the Americans dropped their season opener, 4-3 at Seattle last night.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 0-0-0-0)
|Sep. 24||Tri-City||4:05 pm PDT|
|Sep. 30||at Tri-City||7:05 pm PDT|
|Oct. 18||Tri-City||7:05 pm PDT|
|Nov. 22||at Tri-City||7:05 pm PST|
|Dec. 10||at Tri-City||5:05 pm PST|
|Jan. 10||Tri-City||7:05 pm PST|
|Jan. 15||Tri-City||4:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 13||at Tri-City||7:05 pm PDT|
POR 7 – EVT 4 (9/23/17): Kieffer Bellows scored twice and Cody Glass added a goal with two assists, and the Everett Silvertips fell to the Portland Winterhawks, 7-4 in the season opener before a crowd of 5,873 at XFINITY Arena on Saturday in WHL action. The Silvertips, who sprung out of the gate with a 2-0 lead, were led by Matt Fonteyne’s pair of goals while Reece Vitelli and Riley Sutter each scored as well.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- STEADY AS SHE GOES: The Silvertips are the only team in the last 14 WHL seasons to reach the playoffs every season … they have captured five U.S. Division titles, most recently last season when they went 44-16-9-3.
- ROARING 20’S: All 3 Silvertips in their overage year return for their fifth season with the franchise – forwards Patrick Bajkov and Matt Fonteyne, and defenseman Kevin Davis … all 3 players, if playing the full 72-game schedule, are on pace to break the all-time games played recorded in Tips history, held by Shane Harper (335).
- VETS LEAD THE WAY: Matt Fonteyne scored the first goal of the 2017-18 campaign and Patrick Bajkov added two assists … both are overagers on the Tips roster and entering their fifth season with the franchise … Fonteyne collected his 23rd multi point game of his career … Bajkov had the 44th of his career.
- THE HART OF THE MATTER: Two-time reigning WHL Goaltender of the Year and Silvertips MVP Carter Hart was reassigned to the Silvertips yesterday after suiting up in training camp with the Philadelphia Flyers … he is fourth on the Silvertips all-time list in wins (85), games (149), and second in shutouts (19).
- NO PEEP AGAINST THE PK: Ranked #1 last season in the WHL, the Silvertips turned in a 2-of-2 effort on the penalty kill last night against the Portland Winterhawks
- Patrick Bajkov is 29 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Riley Sutter is 1 game away from 100 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 6 assists away from 100 and 24 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Carter Hart is 3 shutouts away from the Silvertips all-time record and 8 away from the WHL all-time record
ON THE BOARD
The following Silvertips have collected their first career WHL point this season:
- Reece Vitelli (goal) – Sept. 23 vs. POR
CLIMBING THE LADDER
The Silvertips, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:
|2||10, 21||Zack Dailey||C||330|
|5||TIED||Stadnyk, Bajkov, Bauml||–||79|
|1. Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||107|
|2. Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||72|
|3. Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||71|
|4. Carter Hart||2013 – Current||85|
|5. Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||35|
|1. Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||21|
|2. Carter Hart||2013 – Current||19|
|3. Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||12|
|4. Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||10|
|5. Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||6|