EVERETT SILVERTIPS at PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS – CN CENTRE
Friday, November 10, 2017 | RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / FM 95.3 | TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Second of four meetings and the start of a two game road trip… the Silvertips are 35-18-3-2 lifetime against the Cougars and last season went 3-1-0-0 in four matchups … the Tips last season outscored Prince George, 16-7 … they are 19-6-3-0 all time in Prince George … the last Tips meeting in Prince George was Oct. 12, 2016 in a 6-3 victory (Graham Millar: game winning goal) … the Cougars last played on Nov. 3 in Everett, in a 3-1 Tips victory.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: (Silvertips 1-0-0-0)
|Nov. 3||at Silvertips 3 – Prince George 1|
|Nov. 10||at Prince George||7:00 pm PST|
|Nov. 11||at Prince George||7:00 pm PST|
|Dec. 16||Prince George||7:05 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
11/11/17 at Prince George 7:00pm CN Centre KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101/Tips App
11/15/17 vs Prince Albert 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
11/17/17 vs Seattle 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101/Tips App
LAST GAME (POR 3 – EVT 1 / 11-4-17): – Alex Overheard broke a 1-1 tie with his eventual game winning goal in the third period and Cole Kehler turned away 41 shots for first star honors, helping the Portland Winterhawks get by the Everett Silvertips, 3-1 before 7,887 fans at XFINITY Arena on Saturday in WHL action. With the Tips suiting up in their ninth annual Pink the Rink game which raised over 67,000 in proceeds to benefit breast cancer prevention and treatment, Sean Richards scored the only Silvertips goal while Carter Hart followed up Friday’s 23-save performance to keep the Tips in the thick of the game with 39 stops.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- C. CONNECTION: Six Silvertips players hail from the province of British Columbia in addition to assistant coach Mitch Love, a native of Quesnel, B.C. … the two game series will be the final appearance for Patrick Bajkov and Kevin Davis, both in their overage season.
- DEWAR OF GOOD DEEDS: Connor Dewar (development camp, Toronto Maple Leafs and draft eligible) entered today third in the WHL in shots (86) and leads the Tips in power play goals (6) and goals (10) … he has five goals in the last five games.
- HART OF THE MATTER: Reigning back-to-back WHL Goaltender of the Year Carter Hart made his home debut last Friday with 23 saves in the Tips 3-1 victory over Prince George … his 87 career wins are 2nd all-time in Silvertips history … he was in net Monday for Team WHL’s win over Russia, 7-0 in the Canada Russia series and was the third goaltender in event history to post a 60-minute shutout.
- WOLF IT DOWN: Dustin Wolf made 82 saves in his first two career games to earn WHL and CHL Goaltender of the Week honors last week … 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 25 points in 18 games (T-12, WHL) … his last two goals have been scored with 1:30 left in regulation or less, both game winners.
- Patrick Bajkov is 12 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 7 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 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
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||87|
|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|