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EVERETT SILVERTIPS at KELOWNA ROCKETS – PROSPERA PLACE

  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
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TONIGHTS MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

The Silvertips face the Rockets for the second time in four meetings … it is the first time the two teams meet since Sept. 29, in Kelowna … the Silvertips (honorable mention) and Rockets (10th) are both listed in the CHL Top 10 rankings  … the Silvertips own a 7-0-2-1 record in the last ten lifetime meetings … last season the Tips went 2-0-1-1 vs. the Rockets … the Silvertips have won 9 of the last 11 games and hold a three point lead for first place in the U.S. Division … Kelowna last played on Tuesday and defeated Medicine Hat, 5-2.

 

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 1-0-0-0)

Sep. 29 EVT 4 – at KEL 3 (SO)
Feb. 2 at Kelowna 7:05 pm PST
Feb. 3 Kelowna 7:05 pm PST
Mar. 2 Kelowna 7:35 pm PST

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME            SITE                                 RADIO

2/3/18              KELOWNA                   7:05pm        AOTW Arena                    KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App

2/9/18              SPOKANE                   7:35pm        AOTW Arena                    KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App

2/10/18            VANCOUVER               7:05pm        AOTW Arena                    KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App

 

LAST GAME (POR 3 – EVT 0 / 1-31-18): Kieffer Bellows scored the first two goals of a third period rally and Cole Kehler furnished a 21-save shutout to help the Portland Winterhawks get by the Everett Silvertips, 3-0 before 3,938 fans at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday in WHL action. The loss was the first by the Silvertips in regulation, in 11 games, ending a streak of 9-0-0-1. The Silvertips outshot Portland, 10-5 in the first period and fell to 5-4-0-0 in the season series. Skyler McKenzie added an empty netter, closing three goals in the final 8:49 of the game.

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 28-7-0-2 in the last 37 games and in January finished 9-3-0-1 … they have won 22 of the last 27 games … Matt Fonteyne led the Silvertips in January – and the entire league – with 25 points in 13 games and added 12 goals
  • GOALTENDING GOT HART: Tips goaltender Carter Hart, named Player of the Game in the championship victory over Sweden, is back with the Tips after capturing the gold medal with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo … he was named to his 3rd straight WHL Goaltender of the Month selection on Thursday with a 6-1-0-1 record, 1.97 GAA and .934 save percentage.
  • HELPING HAND: Matt Fonteyne – named WHL Player of the Week last Monday – added to his case with WHL Player of the Month honors for January – tied a Tips record for assists in a game (5) on Jan. 15 in a 6-5 win vs. Tri-City … the last to post the mark was Peter Mueller, 11/25/06 vs. Tri-City … Fonteyne has 21 multi point games this season and led the league with 25 points in 13 games for January.
  • NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points on Jan. 7 vs Victoria … his 74 points in 52 games are eighth in league scoring … he needs a goal or assist to set the new Silvertips points record.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.0) … 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 15-of-49 in the last 10 games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 14 power play goals (4th, WHL).  

DID YOU KNOW?

Since joining the Silvertips in a trade with the Kamloops Blazers, forward Garrett Pilon has 13 points in10 games as a Silvertip.

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Carter Hart is 1 shutout away from tying the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sixsmith)
  • Garrett Pilon is 13 games away from 200 in his WHL career
  • Sean Richards is 9 points away from 100 in his WHL career
  • Connor Dewar is 9 games away from 100 and 5 points away from 100 in his WHL and Tips career
  • Ian Walker is 10 games away from 100 in his WHL career
  • 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 Tips and 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:

#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas            2-0-0-0

#8 Patrick Bajkov                     14-3-1-0

#9 Dawson Butt                       1-0-0-0

#12 Akash Bains                      1-1-0-0

#14 Riley Sutter                       11-3-0-1

#15 Sean Richards                  12-3-0-1

#16 Luke Ormsby                     1-0-0-0

#17 Matt Fonteyne                   14-7-1-1

#19 Bryce Kindopp                  8-1-0-0

#20 Kyle Walker                       1-0-0-0

#24 Gianni Fairbrother             1-0-0-1

#23 Jake Christiansen              4-0-0-0

#26 Reece Vitelli                      1-1-0-0

#29 Wyatte Wylie                     3-1-0-0

#41 Garrett Pilon                      3-0-0-0

#43 Connor Dewar                   11-4-0-1

#44 Spencer Gerth                  1-0-0-0

#38 Kevin Davis                       4-1-0-0

 

SUTTER SENT TO THE TOP

Riley Sutter skated in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game last night Guelph … was given a “B” listing among the NHL Central Scouting rankings for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, considered possible second or third round choices 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 tied his career high in goals (20).
CLIMBING THE LADDER
The Silvertips, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:

GAMES # Player Pos TOTAL
1 11 Shane Harper RW 335
2 10, 21 Zack Dailey C 330
3 38 Kevin Davis D 327
4 8 Patrick Bajkov RW 322
5 17 Matt Fonteyne LW 320

 

GOALS # Player Pos TOTAL
1 9 Tyler Maxwell C 107
2 8 Patrick Bajkov RW 102
3 21 Joshua Winquist LW 101
4 11 Shane Harper RW 100
5 9 Zach Hamill C 87

 

ASSISTS # Player Pos TOTAL
1 9 Zach Hamill C 175
2 8 Patrick Bajkov RW 160
3 38 Kevin Davis D 135
4 21 Joshua Winquist LW 115
5 11 Shane Harper RW 114

 

POINTS # Player Pos TOTAL
1 9 Zach Hamill C 262
8 Patrick Bajkov RW 262
2 21 Joshua Winquist LW 216
3 11 Shane Harper RW 214
4 9 Tyler Maxwell C 195
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