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TONIGHT » Tips at Kelowna (2/15)


EVERETT SIVLERTIPS at KELOWNA ROCKETS – PROSPERA PLACE  

  • Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Time: 7:05 pm PT
  • RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & TuneIn App

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

The Silvertips battle the Kelowna Rockets in the final meeting of the regular season … the Tips are 29-23-12 in the all-time series against the Rockets and are 11-1-2-1 over the last five years against Kelowna … the Silvertips carry a record of 10-4-0-0 against opponents from the B.C. Division … tonight’s game is the first game of a four-game road trip … they are 18-6-0-1 on the road this season, their 18 road wins are fourth best in the WHL.

 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 2-1-0-0)

Nov. 24 at EVT 2 – KEL 1
Jan. 9 EVT 4 – at KEL 2
Jan. 18 KEL 2 – at EVT 0
Feb. 15 at Kelowna 7:05 pm PST

 

PLAYOFF PUSH:

  • The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 16th consecutive season (longest active streak in WHL)
  • The Silvertips were the second team to clinch a playoff berth, and earned the berth on Feb. 9 in a 5-0 win vs. Portland
  • DID YOU KNOW? The Silvertips have won back-to-back U.S. Division titles and six in franchise history
  • IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the opening round of the WHL Playoffs

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME            SITE                                 RADIO

2/16/19            @ Seattle                     6:05pm        accesso ShoWare Center KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

2/18/19            @ Prince George         2:00pm        CN Centre                        KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

2/19/19            @ Prince George         7:00pm        CN Centre                        KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

LAST TIME OUT:
RD 2 – EVT 1 (SO) (2-14-19): Red Deer goaltender Ethan Anders finished with 38 saves as the Red Deer Rebels defeated the Everett Silvertips, 2-1 in a shootout, before 3,665 fans at A.O.T.W. Arena on Thursday night in WHL action. Silvertips forward Robbie Holmes potted his first goal as a Silvertip, his 10th goal on the season while Dustin Wolf finished 38 saves, his 29th career game of allowing one goal or less in regulation. Despite the shootout loss, the Tips gain a point and move to 79 points on the season, the second most in the WHL.

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • MOVIN’ ON UP: The Tips entered today ranked #7 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they have resided in the Top 10 for the last 12 weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 31 of the past 39 games … their 79 points are second most in the WHL
    • HOWLING WOLF: Dustin Wolf was named CHL Goaltender of the Week on Jan. 30 … he has been listed along with Tips D Gianni Fairbrother to the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings … he has the lowest goals-against-average (1.75) in the WHL, and leads the league in wins (34) and shutouts (6)
    • HATS OFF TO THE TIPS: The Silvertips have earned hat tricks in four of the last six games … Jake Christiansen became the first defenseman in Tips history to earn a hat trick, Feb. 9 vs. Portland (5-0 win) … Connor Dewar, Bryce Kindopp and Zack Andrusiak had hat tricks in the prior games.
    • OPEN THE FLOODGATES: After enduring a three game losing skid where they scored four goals, the Silvertips rebounded to go unbeaten in regulation in five of the last six games, scoring 29 goals in that span.
    • PITBULL IS TOP DOG: Tips captain Connor Dewar comes off of WHL Player of the Week honors, announced Feb. 4 … his 72 points are 10th in WHL scoring and 34 goals are one behind teammate Zack Andrusiak.

 

ON THE BOARD!

The following Silvertips with their first WHL point or goal 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
  • Gage Goncalves / GOAL – Dec. 28 at SPO
  • Conrad Mitchell / GOAL – Jan. 6 vs. KAM

 

BY THE NUMBERS

Silvertips records, when each player scores a goal:

Andrusiak, Zack: 4-2-0-0

Berezowski, Jackson: 7-2-0-0

Butt, Dawson: 7-0-1-0

Christiansen, Jake: 9-1-0-0

Dewar, Connor: 22-3-0-1

Fairbrother, Gianni: 9-0-0-0

Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 8-1-0-0

Goncalves, Gage: 1-0-0-0

Gurney, Justyn: 1-0-0-0

Holmes, Robbie: 0-0-0-1

Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0

Kindopp, Bryce: 18-3-0-1

Minulin, Artyom: 1-0-0-0

Mitchell, Conrad: 1-0-0-0

Patterson, Max: 5-0-0-1

Price, Jalen: 4-1-0-0

Sutter, Riley: 10-1-0-0

Vitelli, Reece: 6-0-0-0

Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0

Wylie, Wyatte: 8-0-1-0

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Riley Sutter is 2 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Connor Dewar is 3 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Wyatte Wylie is 3 games away from 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Bryce Kindopp earned the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career Jan. 26 vs. Lethbridge
  • 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
  • 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:

 

BIRTH YEAR

98: Andrusiak, Khaira, Minulin

99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Patterson, Holmes

00: I. Walker, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother, Palaga, Gurney

01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Vitelli

02: Berezowski, Seeley

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Patterson, Khaira, I. Walker, Fairbrother, Goncalves, Price, Palaga, Andrusiak, Gurney

AB: Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Seeley, Holmes

SK: Berezowski

MB: Dewar, Vitelli

 

UNITED STATES

WA: Butt, Wylie

CA: Wolf

RUSSIA

Minulin

SLOVAKIA

Fasko-Rudas

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