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EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs TRI-CITY AMERICANS – XFINITY ARENA
Wednesday, October 18, 2017    |  RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3 KRKO  |  TIPS App

TONIGHTS MATCHUP

The Silvertips return home to open a three-game homestand … it is their third matchup of the season out of eight, overall … the Silvertips have finished a season-long nine-game road trip … the Tips enter tonight at 4-7-0-0 and look for their second straight home victory … Tri-City sits at 5-4-0-0, tied for second in the U.S. Division, and comes off a 5-2 win over Spokane in their last game on Saturday.

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME            SITE                                 RADIO

10/20/17          Moose Jaw                   7:35pm        XFINITY Arena                 KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101 / Tips App

10/22/17          Seattle                         4:05pm        XFINITY Arena                 KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

10/27/17          @ Kamloops                7:00pm        Sandman Centre              KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101 / Tips App
LAST GAME (KTN 5 – EVT 3 / 10-14-17): Vince Loschiavo’s game winner, 13:02 into the third period, was part of a three goal rally by the Kootenay Ice who rallied past the Everett Silvertips, 5-3 before 2,457 fans at Western Financial Place on Saturday in WHL action. The Silvertips patched back to back goals in the third period from Patrick Bajkov and Riley Sutter, just 5:52 apart to put the Tips up by a goal for the first time in the evening. Jake Christiansen scored a power play goal late in the second period and the Silvertips poured 40 shots on net.

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Third of eight meetings between the teams and the 134th overall … the Tips own a lifetime record of 61-52-20 against Tri-City … last season the Tips went 5-2-3-0, head-to-head … they are 1-1-0-0 in the series … the Tips have scored eight goals in two games on the Americans … the Tips had a pair of goals in the last home meeting from Patrick Bajkov in a 4-1 win over Tri-City on Sept. 24, giving head coach Dennis Williams his first career WHL victory.

 

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 1-1-0-0)

Sep. 24 Silvertips 4 – Tri-City 1
Sep. 30 Silvertips 4 – Tri-City 5
Oct. 18 Tri-City 7:05 pm PDT
Nov. 22 at Tri-City 7:05 pm PST
Dec. 10 at Tri-City 5:05 pm PST
Jan. 10 Tri-City 7:05 pm PST
Jan. 15 Tri-City 4:05 pm PST
Mar. 13 at Tri-City 7:05 pm PDT

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.
  • NEVER QUIT: The Silvertips earned their second come-from-behind victory last Friday when trailing after two periods … last year, they totaled just one victory when trailing after two periods.
  • JUST DEW IT: Connor Dewar led the Silvertips in scoring for the nine game road trip with 11 points (5g-6a) in all 9 games … he led the Silvertips with a +6 rating as well
  • 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 had 9 points on the 9 game road trip, also tying for the club lead with 5 goals.
  • SHORTHANDED SOLUTIONS: The Silvertips penalty kill ranks fifth in the WHL with a 83.7 efficiency rate … they are 8-of-9 at home.

 

PROSPECTING FOR GOLD

The WHL Cup is underway tonight in Calgary, featuring Tips prospects across three participating provinces: defenseman Ronan Seeley and forward Brayden Morrison (Alberta), forward Nate Hinds (Manitoba), and forward Jackson Berezowski (Saskatchewan). All four Tips prospects were selected in the 2017 WHL Draft. Live updates are available at www.whl.ca/scores.

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Patrick Bajkov is 22 games away from 300 in his WHL career
  • Kevin Davis is 14 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
  • 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
  • Pavel Azhgirei (assist) – Sept. 30 at TC
  • Martin Fasko-Rudas (assist) – Oct. 8 at EDM
  • Ethan Browne (assist) – Oct. 10 at RD

CLIMBING THE LADDER

The Silvertips, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:

 

GAMES PLAYED

RANK # Player Pos GP
1 11 Shane Harper RW 335
2 10, 21 Zack Dailey C 330
3 21 Joshua Winquist LW 301
4 3 Taylor Ellington D 287
5 16 Carson Stadnyk RW 286
38 Kevin Davis D 286
7 8 Patrick Bajkov RW 281
8 17 Matt Fonteyne LW 279
9 8 Graham Potuer D 275
10 15 Kohl Bauml C 273
         

 

GOALS

# Player Pos G
1 9 Tyler Maxwell C 107
2 21 Joshua Winquist LW 101
3 11 Shane Harper RW 100
4 9 Zach Hamill C 87
5 8 Patrick Bajkov RW 83

 

POINTS # Player Pos PTS
1 9 Zach Hamill C 262
2 21 Joshua Winquist LW 216
3 11 Shane Harper RW 214
4 8 Patrick Bajkov RW 203
5 9 Tyler Maxwell C 195

 

WINS

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

 

SHUTOUTS

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
            Thomas Heemskerk 2008-2010 6

 

ATTENTION TO DETAIL 

The Silvertips roster, categorized by birth year and hometown:

 

BIRTH YEAR

97: Bajkov, Fonteyne, Davis,

98: Hart, Hein, Richards

99: Luding, Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie

00: I. Walker, Onyebuchi, Centazzo, K. Walker, Azhgirei, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother

01: Wolf, Browne, Vitelli, Liwiski

02: Lyda

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Davis, Bajkov, Luding, Christiansen, I. Walker, Fairbrother

AB: Fonteyne, Hart, Richards, Kindopp, Sutter, Centazzo, K. Walker, Browne, Lyda

MB: Hein, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Vitelli, Liwiski

 

UNITED STATES

WA: Wylie, Butt

CA: Wolf

 

BELARUS

Azhgirei

 

SLOVAKIA

Fasko-Rudas

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