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TONIGHT // Tips vs Vancouver (11/17)


EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs VANCOUVER GIANTS – A.O.T.W. ARENA   

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Time: 7:05 pm PT
  • RADIO: KKXA 1520 AM & 101.1 FM & Silvertips App

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

The Silvertips battle the Vancouver Giants in the third meeting of the season … the Tips are opening a four-game homestand … it’s their first matchup since Sept. 22, the second game of the regular season … the two teams are tied for the top record in the Western Conference and the second best total of points in the entire WHL … the Tips are in a stretch of playing 10 of 13 games on home ice … the Tips are 50-36-4-1 in 91 lifetime meetings with the Giants … the Tips are 29-14-1-1 in the series on home ice …the last Tips home win against Vancouver was Feb. 10, 2018 (5-0 win).

 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 0-2-0-0)

Sep. 21 at VAN 3 – EVT 1
Sep. 22 VAN 3 – at EVT 1
Nov. 17 Vancouver 7:05 pm PST
Dec. 14 at Vancouver 7:30 pm PST

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE                OPPONENT                    TIME             SITE                                  RADIO

11/18/18            Spokane                        4:05pm          A.O.T.W. Arena                   KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App

11/20/18            Calgary                          7:05pm          A.O.T.W. Arena                   KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App

11/24/18            Kelowna                         7:05pm          A.O.T.W. Arena                   KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App

LAST TIME OUT:

POR 5 – EVT 2 (11-16-18): Joachim Blichfeld collected a hat trick and added an assist while Cody Glass dished three assists to help the Portland Winterhawks get by the Everett Silvertips, 5-2 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum before 4,007 fans on Friday in WHL action. By taking just their second loss in the last ten games and seeing their seven game road win streak snapped, the Tips dropped to a tie with Vancouver for top record in the Western Conference and two points ahead of Portland for first place in the U.S. Division. Jalen Price and Sean Richards scored both Silvertip goals.

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • NICE TO MEET YOU: With the Tips up against the Giants, Saturday’s game is a battle between the two top teams (30 points) in the Western Conference … the Tips have a goal differential of +23, and the Giants are at +20 … the Tips have 21 goals in the last five games (four wins), and the Giants have 17 goals (four wins) … both teams combine for six players on both rosters who have been selected in the NHL Draft.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERY: The Silvertips scored 5 power play goals on Nov. 10, tying a single-game franchise record for the second time this season and sixth in franchise history … they have 20 power play goals in the last 14 games … they are second overall in the WHL for penalty killing (87.6) … the Tips are tied for fifth in power play percentage (25.0)
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Tips are 12-0-0-0 when they score the first goal of the game this season … they are one of two teams left in the WHL with a 1.000 win percentage after scoring the first goal of the game (Vancouver).
  • HOWLING GOOD TIME: Dustin Wolf, in his first draft eligible season, is second in the league in wins (14), is third in the WHL for in goals-against-average (1.84), and is tied for third in save percentage (.925)
  • DEWAR OF GOOD: Tips captain Connor Dewar had points in 11 consecutive games snapped last night, trailing second only to Brett Leason of Prince Albert for the longest active streak in the league … his 16 goals in 17 games are tied for fourth in the WHL.

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 will 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: 3-0-0-0

Berezowski, Jackson: 4-0-0-0

Butt, Dawson: 4-0-0-0

Christiansen, Jake: 5-0-0-0

Dewar, Connor: 10-3-0-0

Fairbrother, Gianni: 2-0-0-0

Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 2-1-0-0

Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0

Kindopp, Bryce: 6-1-0-0

Price, Jalen: 2-1-0-0

Richards, Sean: 3-1-0-0

Sutter, Riley: 6-1-0-0

Vitelli, Reece: 1-0-0-0

Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0

Wylie, Wyatte: 5-0-0-0

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Riley Sutter is 18 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Connor Dewar is 22 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Reece Vitelli is 10 games 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:

 

BIRTH YEAR

98: Richards, Khaira, Minulin

99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Ormsby, Sharp, Bains,

00: I. Walker, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother, Palaga

01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Melcher, Vitelli

02: Berezowski, Lyda, Seeley

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Khaira, Bains, I. Walker, Fairbrother, Goncalves, Price, Palaga

AB: Richards, Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Lyda, Seeley

SK: Berezowski

MB: Dewar, Vitelli

 

UNITED STATES

WA: Butt, Ormsby, Wylie

CA: Wolf

 

RUSSIA

Minulin

 

SLOVAKIA

Fasko-Rudas, Melcher

 

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