TONIGHT » Tips at Thunderbirds (11/18)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – SHOWARE CENTER
- Saturday, November 18, 2017
- RADIO: KKXA 1520 AM / FM 101.1
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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Third meeting of ten overall between the two U.S. Division opponents, separated by just 48 miles … the Tips have gone unbeaten in regulation for seven of the last eight games … the Thunderbirds are 0-4-1-0 in their last five games … the Tips beat the Thunderbirds, 3-2 in the second matchup last night in downtown Everett … the Tips are fourth in the U.S. Division, one point behind third place Spokane and carry 22 points … the Tips are 69-57-18 all-time against the Thunderbirds and have outscored them, 369-352 in the series … the Tips continue a stretch of four games in five days.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
11/19/17 vs Regina 4:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
11/22/17 at Tri-City 7:05pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
11/24/17 vs Spokane 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KKXA 1520 AM & 101.1 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 3 – SEA 2 / 11/17/17): Reece Vitelli electrified the home crowd with a game winning goal, 4:40 to play in regulation to boost the Everett Silvertips to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds before a crowd of 5,983 at XFINITY Arena on Friday in WHL action. The Tips, who have won six of their last eight games to move up to fourth in the U.S. Division, ripped off three unanswered goals while Patrick Bajkov’s (two points) second period shorthanded goal moved him into second place on the Tips all-time points list. Carter Hart earned the win in net with 31 saves.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- RIGHT ON, RICHIE!: Silvertips forward Sean Richards has six goals in his last five games and 12 points in the last 10 games … the ’98 born forward scored an empty netter in last night’s 3-2 win vs. Seattle.
- DEWAR OF GOOD DEEDS: Connor Dewar (development camp, Toronto Maple Leafs and draft eligible) entered today third in the WHL in shots (101) and leads the Tips in power play goals (6).
- HART OF THE MATTER: Reigning back-to-back WHL Goaltender of the Year Carter Hart tied the Tips all-time shutout record (21) with 25 saves Wednesday in a 2-0 win vs. Prince Albert … his 90 career wins are 2nd all-time in Silvertips history … he has three shutouts in the last 12 days, including a 7-0 blanking of Russia last Monday in the Canada-Russia Series.
- LOCAL FLAVOR: The Tips vs. Thunderbirds involves three players on the Silvertips active roster, hailing from the state of Washington: former Thunderbird and forward Luke Ormsby (Monroe), forward Dawson Butt (Buckley), and defenseman Wyatte Wylie (Everett).
- BIG BANG BAJKOV: Patrick Bajkov, returning from training camp with the Vegas Golden Knights, leads the Tips with 30 points in 22 games (T-12, WHL) … he scored the Tips first shorthanded goal of the season last night vs. Seattle.
- Carter Hart’s next shutout breaks Leland Irving’s all-time Silvertips record and will put him 5 away from tying the WHL all-time record
- Patrick Bajkov is 8 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 3 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Matt Fonteyne is 10 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Riley Sutter played in his 100th career game in the WHL on Sept. 24 vs. 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
ON THIS DATE
11-18-09 (EVT 4 – KAM 3 / SO): The Everett Silvertips fought hard in route to a 4-3 shootout win against the Kamloops Blazers at XFINITY Arena. First star of the night, Tyler Maxwell added two goals to his team leading total bringing the forward to 14 on the year. Daniel Iwanski put away a shorthanded tally in the second period, bringing his total to four this season. Byron Froese collected two assists on the night. Maxwell would finish the season second on the Tips in points (69), goals (33), and first in power play goals (17).
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||90|
|3.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||72|
|4.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||71|
|5.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||35|
|1.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||21|
|Carter Hart||2013 – Current||21|
|3.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||12|
|4.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||10|
|5.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||6|