TONIGHT » Tips at Thunderbirds (3/10)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – SHOWARE CENTER
- Saturday, March 10, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Finale of ten meetings between the two U.S. Division opponents, separated by just 48 miles … the Silvertips are 8-1-0-1 in the last 10 games – and are four points up on Portland for first place in the U.S. Division and Western Conference … the Tips are 73-58-20 all-time against the Thunderbirds and have outscored them, 384-365 in the series … Connor Dewar leads the Tips with seven goals against the Thunderbirds this season … they are 21-10-2-2 against opponents from the U.S. Division.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Silvertips are (5-2-0-2)
|Oct. 22||SEA 4 – at EVT 3|
|Nov. 17||at EVT 3 – SEA 2|
|Nov. 18||at SEA 1 – EVT 0|
|Jan. 26||at EVT 3 – SEA 1|
|Jan. 27||at SEA 3 – EVT 2 (SO)|
|Feb. 16||EVT 4 – at SEA 3 (OT)|
|Feb. 17||SEA 3 – at EVT 2 (SO)|
|Feb. 24||EVT 2 – at SEA 1|
|Mar. 3||at EVT 2 – at SEA 1 (OT)|
|Mar. 10||at Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
The Silvertips hold a four-point lead for first place in the Western Conference and U.S. Division.
The Silvertips have 5 games to play.
The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 15th straight season, the longest current streak in the WHL and home ice advantage in the opening round.
The Silvertips have a magic number of 7 (outright) to clinch the U.S. Division title.
IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the first round.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
3/11/18 @ Portland 5:00pm Moda Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/13/18 @ Tri-City 7:05pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/16/18 VICTORIA 7:35pm AOTW Arena
LAST GAME (EVT 6 – VAN 1 / 3-4-18): After giving up the first goal to Jared Dmytriw, the Everett Silvertips scored six unanswered goals and cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants before 3,537 fans on Sunday at Langley Events Centre in WHL action. The Silvertips took the season series, 5-1-0-0 and outscored Vancouver, 29-6 in the season series. Kevin Davis scored two goals while the Silvertips scored four times in the second period. Dustin Wolf had 28 saves for the win in net.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 40-8-1-3 in the last 55 games and finished 9-1-1-1 in February… they have won 34 of the last 42 games … Garrett Pilon led the Silvertips with 15 points in 12 games during February … they have 4 games of scoring 8 goals or more.
- NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, set the new Silvertips all-time scoring record with 264 points on Feb. 2, when he surpassed Zach Hamill with a first period power play goal … has twice tied his career high of 5 points … he reached the Silvertips all-time goal scoring record (108) with a goal vs. Kelowna on Mar. 2 … he is a goal or assist away from tying the Tips single season points record (93).
- THE NHL LIST GROWS: The Tips have 4 players under contract to NHL teams after Patrick Bajkov signed his three-year ELC with the Florida Panthers on Friday: Bajkov (Florida), goaltender Carter Hart (Philadelphia), forward Garrett Pilon (Washington), and defenseman Ondrej Vala (Dallas).
- AGAINST THE U.S. DIVISION: The Tips are 21-10-0-1 against opponents from the U.S. Division … their next U.S. Division opponent is Sunday at Portland.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.8) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 on Jan. 7 vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they are 9-of-26 in the last seven games … Connor Dewar leads the Silvertips with 15 power play goals.
- Carter Hart is 1 shutout away from surpassing the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sexsmith)
- Sean Richards is 10 points away from 100 in his WHL career
- Patrick Bajkov became the Silvertips all-time leading goal scorer on Mar. 2 vs. Kelowna (108)
- Garrett Pilon played in the 200th game of his WHL career on Mar. 2 vs. Kelowna
- Ian Walker played in the 100th game of his WHL career on Feb. 24 at Seattle
- Kevin Davis became the Silvertips all-time leader in games played (336) on Feb. 20 at Spokane
- Connor Dewar skated in the 200th game of his WHL career on Feb. 20 at Spokane
- Carter Hart became the Silvertips all-time leader in goaltending wins (108) on Feb. 16 at Seattle
- Patrick Bajkov scored his 100th career goal in the WHL and in his Tips career Jan. 7 vs. Victoria
- Luke Ormsby played in the 100th game of his WHL career on Dec. 28 at Vancouver
- Wyatte Wylie played in the 100th game of his Tips and WHL career on Dec. 2 vs. Saskatoon
- Matt Fonteyne played in the 300th game of his Tips and WHL career on Dec. 9 at Portland
- Kevin Davis played in his 300th career game in the WHL on Nov. 22 at Tri-City
- Patrick Bajkov played in his 300th career game in the WHL on Dec. 6 vs. Portland
- Bryce Kindopp played in his 100th career game in the WHL on Dec. 17 vs. Portland
- Riley Sutter played in his 100th career game in the WHL on Sept. 24 vs. Tri-City
- Carter Hart became the Silvertips all-time record leader in shutouts (22) on Nov. 22 at 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
- Dustin Wolf (assist) – Oct. 29 at POR
- Kyle Walker (assist) – Oct. 29 at POR
- Dawson Butt (goal) – Nov. 22 at TC
WHEN THEY SCORE
A look at the Tips records when the following players score a goal:
#4 Ian Walker 1-0-0-0
#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas 5-0-0-1
#8 Patrick Bajkov 19-3-1-0
#9 Dawson Butt 1-0-0-0
#10 Ethan O’Rourke 1-0-0-0
#12 Akash Bains 1-1-0-0
#14 Riley Sutter 15-3-0-2
#15 Sean Richards 13-4-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 16-7-1-1
#19 Bryce Kindopp 13-2-0-0
#20 Kyle Walker 1-0-0-0
#24 Gianni Fairbrother 1-0-0-1
#23 Jake Christiansen 5-0-0-0
#26 Reece Vitelli 1-1-0-0
#29 Wyatte Wylie 3-1-0-0
#41 Garrett Pilon 8-0-1-0
#43 Connor Dewar 19-4-0-1
#44 Spencer Gerth 2-0-0-0
#38 Kevin Davis 7-1-0-0
SUTTER SENT TO THE TOP
Riley Sutter skated in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in Guelph … was given a “B” listing among the NHL Central Scouting rankings for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, (possible second or third round in the upcoming draft) … through 14 seasons, a total of 19 players through the Silvertips program have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft … a total of 17 Silvertips have advanced to play in the NHL … Sutter has reached a career high in goals (25).
TIPS IN THE NHL
Noah Juulsen (D) made his NHL debut Feb. 23 with the Montreal Canadiens vs. the New York Rangers … he became the 18th former Silvertip to suit up and play in the NHL … Juulsen was selected by Montreal in the first round in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft … he had 124 points and 149 penalty minutes in 240 career WHL games, all with the Silvertips.
CLIMBING THE LADDER
The Silvertips, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:
|5||10, 21||Zack Dailey||C||330|
SILVERTIPS ALL-TIME RECORD – WINS
|1.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||113|
|2.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||107|
|3.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||72|
|4.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||71|
|5.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||35|
SILVERTIPS ALL-TIME RECORD – SHUTOUTS
WHL record is 26, Carter Hart and Tyson Sexsmith (VAN)
|1.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||26|
|2.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||21|
|3.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||12|
|4.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||10|
|5.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||6|
WHL ALL-TIME RECORD – SHUTOUTS
|1.||Tyson Sexsmith||VAN (05-09)||26|
|CARTER HART||EVT (13-present)||26|
|2.||Leland Irving||EVT (03-08)||21|
|Bryan Bridges||SEA, KTN (01-06)||21|
|3.||Justin Pogge||GCY, PG (03-06)||20|
|Dustin Slade||4 teams (02-07)||20|