EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SPOKANE CHIEFS – SPOKANE ARENA
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports 1380 / FM 95.3 | TIPS App
The Silvertips continue a nine-game road trip … the Silvertips are 1-1-0-0 on the trip … against Spokane, it’s their first of ten meetings this season … tonight is the final time the Tips will see a U.S. Division opponent on the road until Oct. 29 (at Portland) … the Silvertips are 54-53-8 all-time against Spokane and last season went 4-2-1-1 in the head-to-head series … the Silvertips last visited Spokane Mar. 8, 2017 in a 4-0 victory.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
10/6/17 @ Calgary 6:00pm Scotiabank Saddledome KKXA 1520 AM / Tips App
10/8/17 @ Edmonton 3:00pm Rogers Place KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
10/10/17 @ Red Deer 6:00pm Enmax Centrium KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
LAST GAME (TC 5 – EVT 4 / 9-30-17): Morgan Geekie’s go-ahead goal with 1:04 to play lifted the Tri-City Americans past the Everett Silvertips, 5-4, before 4,475 at Toyota Center on Saturday in WHL action. The Silvertips were supported by their top line again, with Matt Fonteyne, Patrick Bajkov, and Connor Dewar combining for seven points. Fonteyne led the Tips with three points and Kevin Davis added his first multi point game of the season with two assists. Tri-City rallied from a 4-3 deficit in the third period, on Juuso Valimaki’s game-tying goal with 3:15 left and Geekie’s game winner, set up by Jordan Topping on a pass into the slot.
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Eight meetings coming up between the teams and the 116TH overall … the Tips own a lifetime record of 23-33-1-4-0 at Spokane … last season the Tips went 2-1-1-0 at Spokane Arena … the Silvertips last visited Spokane Mar. 8, 2017 in a 4-0 victory … Patrick Bajkov leads all returning Silvertips with eight points in eight games from last year’s season series … Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Hudson Elyniuk lead Chiefs on the current roster in scoring from last season’s series with seven points apiece in eight games.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 0-0-0-0)
|Oct. 4||at Spokane||7:05pm|
|Dec. 15||at Spokane||7:05pm|
|Jan. 13||at Spokane||7:05pm|
|Feb. 11||at Spokane||5:05pm|
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.
- ROARING 20’S: All 3 Silvertips in their overage year return for their fifth season with the franchise – forwards Patrick Bajkov and Matt Fonteyne, and defenseman Kevin Davis … all 3 players, if playing the full 72-game schedule, are on pace to break the all-time games played recorded in Tips history, held by Shane Harper (335).
- GOAL ORIENTED: The Silvertips posted 16 goals in the first four games and in their 4-1 win against Tri-City, posted 52 shots on goal on Sept. 24 … the mark was three shots off the franchise single game record (set vs. Portland, 2006-07).
- RILEY ON THE RADAR: Riley Sutter, third year Silvertips forward, was named to the NHL Central Scouting Service’s “Players to Watch” Preliminary list on Oct. 3 (“B” rating) … he has three goals in four games.
- NO PEEP AGAINST THE PK: Ranked #1 last season in the WHL, the Silvertips have turned in a 15-of-16 effort on the penalty kill in their first three games.
- Patrick Bajkov is 26 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 3 assists away from 100 and 24 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
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
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, Dumba
99: Bruce, 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, Dumba
MB: Hein, Bruce, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Vitelli, Liwiski
WA: Wylie, Butt