EVERETT SILVERTIPS at TRI-CITY AMERICANS – TOYOTA CENTER
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | RADIO: Fox Sports 1380 / FM 95.3 | TIPS App
The Silvertips continue a nine-game road trip … against Tri-City, it’s their second of eight meetings … the Tips defeated the Americans, 4-1 in their first meeting on Sept. 24 at XFINITY Arena … the Silvertips last met in Tri-City on Mar. 19, 2017 (6-5 OT loss) … their next game, at Spokane on Oct. 4, is the final time the Tips will see a U.S. Division opponent on the road until Oct. 29 (at Portland).
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
10/4/17 @ Spokane 7:05pm Spokane Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
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
LAST GAME (EVT 4 – KEL 3 (SO) / 9-29-17): Carter Hart turned in 35 saves in his return while Matt Fonteyne’s goal in the third round of a shootout capped a come-from-behind, 4-3 shootout victory over the Kelowna Rockets before 4,718 fans at Prospera Place on Friday in WHL action. The Silvertips, who rallied out of a 3-0 deficit, leaned on goals by Matt Fonteyne, Connor Dewar and Riley Sutter to force overtime while Hart, making his season debut, stopped six shots in overtime and two of three in the shootout.
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Second of nine meetings between the teams and the 133rd overall … the Tips own a lifetime record of 61-51-20 against Tri-City … last season the Tips went 5-2-3-0, head-to-head … their last win at Toyota Center was Mar. 11, 2017 in a 5-1 victory … the Tips had a pair of goals 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 1-0-0-0)
|Sep. 24||Silvertips 4 – Tri-City 1|
|Sep. 30||at Tri-City||7:05 pm PDT|
|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.
- 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 12 goals in the first three 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).
- THE HART OF THE MATTER: Two-time reigning WHL Goaltender of the Year and Silvertips MVP Carter Hart, earning the #1 star last night with 35 saves at Kelowna, was reassigned to the Silvertips last Saturday after suiting up in training camp with the Philadelphia Flyers … he is second on the Silvertips all-time list in wins (86), fourth in games (150), and second in shutouts (19).
- NO PEEP AGAINST THE PK: Ranked #1 last season in the WHL, the Silvertips have turned in a 14-of-15 effort on the penalty kill in their first three games.
- Patrick Bajkov is 27 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 5 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
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
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
MB: Hein, Bruce, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Vitelli, Liwiski
WA: Wylie, Butt