TONIGHT: Fan Appreciation Night vs. Victoria (3/16)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs. VICTORIA ROYALS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
- Friday, March 16, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Final regular season home game for the Silvertips and the third matchup of four games between the teams for the regular season … tonight’s contest begins a “home-and-home” series spanning two days … the Tips are 1-1-0-0 this season against Victoria and are 28-14-3-3 lifetime against the Royals … the Silvertips will host “Jersey Off Our Back” and Team Awards ceremonies following the conclusion of the game … the Silvertips are 24-8-2-1 at home this season … a win tonight would equal their home victories total (25) from last season.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: (Tips are 1-1-0-0)
|Jan. 5||at VIC 5 – EVT 0|
|Jan. 7||at EVT 9 – VIC 4|
|Mar. 16||Victoria||7:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 17||at Victoria||7:05 pm PST|
The Silvertips have a magic number of 3 to clinch the U.S. Division title.
The Silvertips hold a four-point lead for first place in the Western Conference and U.S. Division with 2 games to play.
The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 15th straight season, the longest current streak in the WHL and home ice advantage in the opening round.
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
3/17/18 @ Victoria 7:05pm SOF Memorial Centre KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
— WHL PLAYOFFS –
3/23/18 TBD – Game 1, Round 1 AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/24/18 TBD – Game 2, Round 1 AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (TC 4 – EVT 2 / 3-13-18): Jake Bean scored a goal and added an assist, while Morgan Geekie spearheaded a three-goal rally to get the Tri-City Americans past the Everett Silvertips, 4-2 before 2,799 fans at Toyota Center on Tuesday night. The Silvertips needed only two power play chances for two power play goals, scored back to back in the second period for their only lead of the night. Matt Fonteyne and Garrett Pilon each earned a goal, while Patrick Bajkov’s assist set a new Silvertips single season record with 94 points.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- THANK YOU 20’S: Tonight is the final regular season home game in the careers of Silvertips forwards Patrick Bajkov, Matt Fonteyne, and defenseman Kevin Davis (all pictured above) … all are the top three leaders for games played in Silvertips history, combining to suit up in 1,023 WHL games, all with the Silvertips.
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips at home, since the start of the 2013-14 season are 111-45-13-10 (.684 win percentage) … they have won 35 of the last 45 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 … he set a new Tips single season record with 94 points, collecting an assist on Mar. 13 at Tri-City.
- HART OF THE MATTER: Carter Hart, reigning back-to-back Silvertips MVP and WHL Goaltender of the Year, leads the WHL in both goals-against-average (1.59), save percentage (.948) and shutouts (7).
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For special teams, the Tips penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.3) … 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 12-of-35 in the last eight games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Tips with 16 power play goals.
- Carter Hart is 1 shutout away from surpassing the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sexsmith)
- Patrick Bajkov needs one assist to tie Zach Hamill for the Silvertips all-time record (175)
- Patrick Bajkov set a new Silvertips single season record with 94 points, collecting an assist Mar. 13 at Tri-City
- 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 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 15-3-0-2
#15 Sean Richards 13-4-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 17-8-1-1
#19 Bryce Kindopp 14-2-0-0
#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 8-1-1-0
#43 Connor Dewar 19-4-0-1
#44 Spencer Gerth 2-0-0-0
#38 Kevin Davis 7-1-0-0
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 (25).
TIPS IN THE NHL
Noah Juulsen (D) made his NHL debut Feb. 23 with the Montreal Canadiens vs. the New York Rangers … he became the 18th former Silvertip to suit up and play in the NHL … Juulsen was selected by Montreal in the first round in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft … he had 124 points and 149 penalty minutes in 240 career WHL games, all with the Silvertips.
CLIMBING THE LADDER
The Silvertips, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:
|5||10, 21||Zack Dailey||C||330|
SILVERTIPS ALL-TIME RECORD – WINS
|1.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||114|
|2.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||107|
|3.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||72|
|4.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||71|
|5.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||35|
SILVERTIPS ALL-TIME RECORD – SHUTOUTS
WHL record is 26, Carter Hart and Tyson Sexsmith (VAN)
|1.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||26|
|2.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||21|
|3.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||12|
|4.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||10|
|5.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||6|
WHL ALL-TIME RECORD – SHUTOUTS
|1.||Tyson Sexsmith||VAN (05-09)||26|
|CARTER HART||EVT (13-present)||26|
|2.||Leland Irving||EVT (03-08)||21|
|Bryan Bridges||SEA, KTN (01-06)||21|
|3.||Justin Pogge||GCY, PG (03-06)||20|
|Dustin Slade||4 teams (02-07)||20|