TONIGHT » Tips at Vancouver (2/23)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VANCOUVER GIANTS – LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE
- Friday, February 23, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Fifth of six meetings between the Silvertips and Giants this season … the Silvertips enter today both in first place, in the Western Conference and U.S. Division … the Silvertips won five of six meetings last season with Vancouver (5-0-1-0) and are 26-5-3-0 in the series since 2012-13 … the last Tips meeting with the Giants was Feb. 10 and the Silvertips earned a 5-0 victory … the Silvertips have outscored Vancouver, 22-5 in the first four games … Vancouver is 6-4-0-0 in the last ten games.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-1-0-0)
|Nov. 25||at EVT 5 – Van 2|
|Dec. 27||EVT 11 – at Van 0|
|Dec. 29||Van 2 – at EVT 1|
|Feb. 10||at EVT 5 – Van 0|
|Feb. 23||at Vancouver||7:30 pm PST|
|Mar. 4||at Vancouver||2:00 pm PST|
The Silvertips hold a nine point lead for first place in the Western Conference.
The Silvertips hold a five point lead for first place in the U.S. Division.
The Silvertips have 11 games to play.
The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 15th straight season, the longest current streak in the WHL.
The Silvertips have a magic number of 15 to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
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
2/24/18 @ Seattle 7:05pm ShoWare Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
2/25/18 SPOKANE 4:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/2/18 KELOWNA 7:35pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 4 – SPO 1 / 2-20-18): Garrett Pilon (two goals, assist) and Connor Dewar reached the 30-goal plateau while Riley Sutter bagged the eventual game winning goal to help the Everett Silvertips clinch a playoff berth in a 4-1 victory over the Spokane Chiefs before 4,469 fans at Spokane Arena on Tuesday in WHL action. The victory clinched a WHL Playoff berth for the 15th straight season, helping the Silvertips extend the longest current postseason streak in the league. Kevin Davis, named to the starting lineup, became the new all-time leader for games played in Silvertips history, the 336th of his career to surpass Shane Harper. Carter Hart improved to 24-4-1-3 with 28 saves.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 35-7-1-3 in the last 46 games and finished 9-3-0-1 in January… they have won 29 of the last 36 games … Matt Fonteyne led the Silvertips in January – and the entire league – with 25 points in 13 games and added 12 goals … 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 needs one goal to surpass Tyler Maxwell for the Tips all-time goal record (108).
- IRON MAN: Kevin Davis played in the 336th game of his WHL career on Feb. 20 at Spokane, surpassing Shane Harper for the Silvertips all-time record … Davis has 56 points in 60 games (T-7, WHL d-men).
- AGAINST THE B.C. DIVISION: The Tips are 14-2-0-1 against their opponents from the U.S. Division … their next opponent from the B.C. Division will be the Kelowna Rockets, in downtown Everett on Friday, Mar. 2.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (83.8) … 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 4-of-8 in the last two games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 14 power play goals.
- Carter Hart is 1 shutout away from surpassing the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sexsmith)
- Patrick Bajkov is 1 goal away from becoming the all-time Silvertips leader (107: tied with Tyler Maxwell)
- Garrett Pilon is 4 games away from 200 in his WHL career
- Sean Richards is 5 points away from 100 in his WHL career
- Ian Walker is 3 games away from 100 in his WHL career
- 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’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:
#4 Ian Walker 1-0-0-0
#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas 4-0-0-1
#8 Patrick Bajkov 17-3-1-0
#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 14-3-0-2
#15 Sean Richards 13-3-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 15-7-1-1
#19 Bryce Kindopp 12-1-0-0
#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 6-0-1-0
#43 Connor Dewar 14-4-0-1
#44 Spencer Gerth 2-0-0-0
#38 Kevin Davis 6-1-0-0
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 (24).
THIS DATE IN SILVERTIPS HISTORY
EVT 4 – VAN 3 (SO): 2-23-07: Leland Irving stopped Wacey Rabbit in the third round while stopping 32 shots and the Silvertips held off the Vancouver Giants, 4-3 in a shootout … the two teams combined for 82 penalty minutes … Jesse Burt, Dan Gender, and Damir Alic each scored for the Tips in regulation.
TIPS IN THE NHL
Noah Juulsen (D) made his NHL debut last night 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:
|4||10, 21||Zack Dailey||C||330|
SILVERTIPS ALL-TIME RECORD – WINS
|1.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||109|
|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|