TONIGHT // Tips at Thunderbirds (12/8)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – accesso SHOWARE CENTER
Saturday, December 8, 2018 | Time: 6:05 pm PT | RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & Silvertips App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
The Silvertips take on the Seattle Thunderbirds in their third meeting of this season … the Tips are 2-0-0-0, head-to-head this year and 76-58-20 in the all-time series … tonight will be the first meeting in Kent since the Tips defeated Seattle, 5-1 on Nov. 10 … the Tips are 26-37-12 all-time at Seattle … they have won the last three meetings in Kent and five straight, including the first round of the WHL Playoffs … the Tips are 8-0-1-0 in the last nine games and 11-3-1-0 against opponents from the U.S. Division.
REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 2-0-0-0)
|Oct. 5||At EVT 3 – SEA 2 (OT)|
|Nov. 10||EVT 5 – at SEA 1|
|Dec. 8||at Seattle||6:05 pm PST|
|Dec. 15||Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
|Feb. 1||at Seattle||7:35 pm PST|
|Feb. 2||Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
|Feb. 16||at Seattle||6:05 pm PST|
|Feb. 22||Seattle||7:35 pm PST|
|Mar. 2||Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 9||at Seattle||6:05 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/9/18 Spokane 4:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/12/18 @ Spokane 7:05pm Spokane Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/14/18 @ Vancouver 7:30pm Langley Events Centre KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 4 – SPO 2 (12-5-18)): Bryce Kindopp recorded a goal and assist, Dustin Wolf turned away 25 shots accompanied by an offense that landed 37 shots on goal as the Everett Silvertips defeated the Spokane Chiefs, 4-2, before 3,627 fans at A.O.T.W. Arena on Wednesday night. Newly acquired forward Max Patterson recorded his first point as a Silvertip and 20th point of the season, and earned the third star honor, as the Tips extended their winning streak to seven games.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- MOVIN’ ON UP: The Tips are currently ranked #6 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they have resided in the Top 10 for the last three weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 14 of the past 16 games … their 47 points are second most in the WHL.
- TOP OF THE HEAP: The Tips hold the most points (47) in the Western Conference with a record of 23-7-1-0 …. their goal differential of +39 is best in the Western Conference and trails only the league’s top team, Prince Albert
- GOALTENDING ORIENTED: Tips goaltender Dustin Wolf entered the weekend third in WHL goals against average (1.93), tied for second in shutouts (2), fourth in save percentage (.923), and second in wins (21) … fellow goaltender Max Palaga earned his first career WHL shutout last Saturday when he stopped 36 shots in a 3-0 win vs. Kootenay.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Tips are 18-0-0-0 when they score the first goal of the game this season … they are the last remaining team in the WHL with a 1.000 win percentage when scoring first.
- DEWAR OF GOOD: Tips captain Connor Dewar has points in 19 of his last 21 games … his 23 goals, entering Friday, were tied for third in the WHL, trailing league leader Brett Leason (28) by five.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Silvertips will make their home ice at A.O.T.W. Arena the host venue USA Hockey’s training camp for the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships … Team USA – unveiling their preliminary roster this week – will include Jack Hughes (projected #1 overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft) and skate in downtown Everett between Dec. 14-18, showcasing a collection of the top end U.S. born players under 20 years of age … all practices (times TBA) are scheduled to be open to the public.
ON THE BOARD!
The following Silvertips have collected their first WHL point this season:
- Jackson Berezowski / GOAL – Sept. 23 vs. VAN
- Ronan Seeley / ASSIST – Oct. 12 vs. EDM
- Gage Goncalves / ASSIST – Nov. 10 at SEA
- Jalen Price / GOAL – Nov. 10 at SEA
- Conrad Mitchell / ASSIST – Nov. 11 at KAM
BY THE NUMBERS
Silvertips records, when each player scores a goal:
Bains, Akash: 4-0-0-0
Berezowski, Jackson: 5-0-0-0
Butt, Dawson: 5-0-1-0
Christiansen, Jake: 7-0-0-0
Dewar, Connor: 15-3-0-0
Fairbrother, Gianni: 3-0-0-0
Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 6-1-0-0
Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0
Kindopp, Bryce: 9-1-0-0
Price, Jalen: 2-1-0-0
Richards, Sean: 6-1-0-0
Sutter, Riley: 8-1-0-0
Vitelli, Reece: 3-0-0-0
Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0
Wylie, Wyatte: 6-0-1-0
- Riley Sutter is 9 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Connor Dewar is 15 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Reece Vitelli is 1 game shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Riley Sutter had the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Sept. 29 at Tri-City
- Sean Richards reached the 100th point in his WHL career on Nov. 10 at Seattle
- Jake Christiansen played in the 200th game of his Silvertips and WHL career on Oct. 13 vs. Kamloops
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The Silvertips roster, categorized by birth year and hometown:
98: Richards, Khaira, Minulin
99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Patterson, Sharp, Bains,
00: I. Walker, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother, Palaga
01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Vitelli
02: Berezowski, Seeley
BC: Patterson, Khaira, Bains, I. Walker, Fairbrother, Goncalves, Price, Palaga
AB: Richards, Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Seeley
MB: Dewar, Vitelli
WA: Butt, Wylie