TONIGHT » Tips at Vancouver (12/27)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VANCOUVER GIANTS – LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE
- Wednesday, December 27, 2017
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Second of six meetings between the Silvertips and Giants this season … the Silvertips have won 17 of the last 22 games and have surged into first place in the U.S. Division … the Giants last played on Dec. 17 and defeated Prince George, 2-0 – the Giants have won 8 of the last 9 games … the Silvertips won five of six meetings last season with Vancouver (5-0-1-0) and are 24-5-2-0 in the series since 2012-13 … the last time they met in Langley was Dec. 27, 2016 and Vancouver defeated Everett, 5-4 in overtime.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 1-0-0-0)
|Nov. 25||at EVT 5 – Van 2|
|Dec. 27||at Vancouver||7:00 pm PST|
|Dec. 29||Vancouver||7:35 pm PST|
|Feb. 10||Vancouver||7:00 pm PST|
|Feb. 23||at Vancouver||7:30 pm PST|
|Mar. 4||at Vancouver||2:00 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/29/17 Vancouver 7:35pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/30/17 Kamloops 7:05pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
1/5/17 @ Victoria 7:05pm Save-On-Foods MC KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 8 – POR 3 / 12-17-17): A total of 13 players hit the scoresheet and the Everett Silvertips used a season high eight goals to crush the Portland Winterhawks in an 8-3 victory before 3,817 fans in downtown Everett in WHL action, lifting the Silvertips into first place in the U.S. Division. The Tips, who began Oct. 27 in last place, ripped five unanswered goals in the second period. Bryce Kindopp, who had first star honors, had a two goal effort. The Tips earned 20 or more wins by the 36-game position for the fifth straight season … they improved to 10-3-2-0-0 in games before the holiday break.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 17-4-0-1 in the last 22 games and are 8-1-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 11 of the last 12 games … six different Silvertips have registered game winning goals in December … Patrick Bajkov leads the Silvertips with 14 points and six goals in 9 games during the month.
- HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf has five wins in his first seven appearances … his first career shutout (31 saves) came on Dec. 16 vs. Prince George in a 4-0 win … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he is 3-1-0-0 with a 2.50 GAA, one shutout, and .922 save pct. in December.
- DAY-BY-DAVIS: Kevin Davis, in his overage season, is tied for seventh among WHL defensemen with 32 points in 35 games … he became the fourth player in Tips history to suit up in 300 games on Nov. 22 at Tri-City … Davis has 14 points in the last 16 games.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (86.1) … Connor Dewar leads the Silvertips with seven power play goals.
- HALF WAY POLE: The Silvertips reached the 20-win plateau through 36 games for the fifth straight season … their 44 points, under head coach Dennis Williams, is the second highest point total in franchise history at the 36-game mark under any first year Tips head coach (Kevin Constantine, 48 points in 2013-14, first season of his second stint).
TIPS GONE INTERNATIONAL
CARTER HART: Is with Canada for the second straight season at the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. … started Canada’s tourney opening win, 4-2 over Finland on Dec. 26 (29 saves).
- Carter Hart is 2 shutouts away from tying the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sexsmith)
- Patrick Bajkov is 1 goal away from 100 in his WHL and Tips career
- Luke Ormsby is 1 game away from 100 in his WHL career
- 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’s shorthanded goal put him 2nd, all-time on the Tips points list on Nov. 17 vs. Seattle
- 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:
#5 Montana Onyebuchi 1-1-0-0
#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas 1-0-0-0
#8 Patrick Bajkov 12-3-1-0
#9 Dawson Butt 1-0-0-0
#11 Orrin Centazzo 1-2-0-0
#12 Akash Bains 1-1-0-0
#14 Riley Sutter 7-3-0-1
#15 Sean Richards 8-3-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 7-5-1-1
#18 Brandson Hein 1-1-0-0
#19 Bryce Kindopp 6-1-0-0
#24 Gianni Fairbrother 1-0-0-1
#23 Jake Christiansen 2-0-0-0
#26 Reece Vitelli 1-1-0-0
#29 Wyatte Wylie 2-0-0-0
#43 Connor Dewar 4-3-0-1
#38 Kevin Davis 3-1-0-0
SUTTER SENT TO THE TOP
Riley Sutter will participate in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects games in late January in Guelph … was given a “B” listing among the NHL Central Scouting rankings for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, considered possible second or third round choices 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.