EVERETT SILVERTIPS at PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS – MEMORIAL COLISEUM
Sunday, October 29, 2017 | RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / FM 95.3 | TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Second of ten meetings this season and the first in Portland … game #146 in the all-time series … end of a two-game road trip for the Silvertips (1-0-0-0) … the Silvertips are 69-62-14 in the all-time series and 31-33-10 in Portland … last season, the Silvertips went 2-2-1-0 in Portland and their last visit to Veterans Memorial Coliseum was Jan. 31, 2017 in a 4-3 overtime defeat … Portland comes off back to back losses and recently were defeated, 6-4 by Moose Jaw on Oct. 24.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: (Silvertips 0-1-0-0)
|Sep. 23||POR 7 – EVT 4|
|Oct. 29||at Portland||5:00 pm PDT|
|Nov. 4||Portland||7:05 pm PDT|
|Dec. 6||Portland||7:05 pm PST|
|Dec. 9||at Portland||6:00 pm PST|
|Dec. 17||Portland||4:05 pm PST|
|Jan. 6||Portland||7:05 pm PST|
|Jan. 14||at Portland||5:00 pm PST|
|Jan. 31||at Portland||7:00 pm PST|
|Mar. 11||at Portland||5:00 pm PDT|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
11/3/17 vs. Prince George 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101 /Tips App
11/4/17 vs. Portland 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
11/10/17 at Prince George 7:00pm CN Centre KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101 /Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 3 – KAM 1 / 10-27-17): Connor Dewar scored twice and Dustin Wolf recorded 38 saves and an assist in his WHL debut to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers on Friday, before 3,275 fans at Sandman Centre in WHL action. Wolf stopped 15 shots in the opening period and was supported by Connor Dewar’s power play goal, lifting the Silvertips to a 1-0 edge. Dewar scored again in the second period and Bryce Kindopp followed up with an even strength goal, boosting the Tips streak to 8-0-1-0 in the last nine visits to Kamloops.
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.
- DEWAR OF GOOD DEEDS: Connor Dewar (development camp, Toronto Maple Leafs and draft eligible) entered Saturday tied for second in the league in shots (70), tied for second in power play goals (6) and leads the Tips with nine goals this season … he has back-to-back multi-goal games.
- DAY BY DAVIS: Kamloops native Kevin Davis logged two assists again, last Sunday, to extend his scoring streak to 11 consecutive games … he has points in 11 of the last 12 games … his 16 points in 14 games are fourth among WHL blueliners.
- WOLF IT DOWN: Dustin Wolf made his WHL debut on Friday night at Kamloops, helping secure a 3-1 Tips win with 38 saves … he became the youngest goaltender in Tips history (16 years, 6 months, 11 days) to earn a win since Carter Hart (16 years, 1 month, 7 days) in 2014-15, when he stopped 26 shots in a 2-0 win at Seattle.
- BIG BANG BAJKOV: Patrick Bajkov, returning from training camp with the Vegas Golden Knights, leads the Tips with 21 points in 15 games … he had an assist on Friday at Kamloops … his 10 power play points lead the Silvertips this season.
- Patrick Bajkov is 18 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 10 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
- Riley Sutter played in his 100th career game in the WHL on Sept. 24 vs. 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 THIS DATE
EVT 4 – VAN 1 (10/29/05): John Lammers, one day after recording the 5th hat trick in Tips history, scored the first goal of the game and was named first star while Peter Mueller buried two goals in a 4-1 Tips win over the Vancouver Giants at XFINITY Arena … Leland Irving stopped 36 shots … the Tips held Vancouver to an 0-of-7 clip on the power play.
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
- Pavel Azhgirei (assist) – Sept. 30 at TC
- Martin Fasko-Rudas (assist) – Oct. 8 at EDM
- Ethan Browne (assist) – Oct. 10 at RD
CLIMBING THE LADDER
The Silvertips, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:
|2||10, 21||Zack Dailey||C||330|
|1.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||107|
|2.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||86|
|3.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||72|
|4.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||71|
|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|
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The Silvertips roster, categorized by birth year and hometown:
97: Bajkov, Fonteyne, Davis,
98: Hart, Hein, Richards
99: Luding, Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie
00: I. Walker, Onyebuchi, Centazzo, K. Walker, Azhgirei, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother
01: Wolf, Browne, Vitelli, Liwiski
BC: Davis, Bajkov, Luding, Christiansen, I. Walker, Fairbrother
AB: Fonteyne, Hart, Richards, Kindopp, Sutter, Centazzo, K. Walker, Browne
MB: Hein, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Vitelli, Liwiski
WA: Wylie, Butt