TONIGHT » Tips at Victoria (1/5)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VICTORIA ROYALS – SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE
- Friday, January 5, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
First of four meetings with the Royals this season … first meeting since the Tips won the longest game in CHL history, Game 6 of the 2017 WHL Playoffs (first round) at Victoria, 3-2 (5OT) … the Tips are 27-13-3-3 in 46 lifetime meetings against the Royals franchise … they have outscored Victoria, 141-121 … all-time the Tips are 14-7-1-1 in Victoria … the Silvertips enter Friday first place in the U.S. Division and winners in 19 of the last 25 games … Victoria enters Friday winless in its last two games and is third in the B.C. Division, one point behind second place Vancouver.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: (Tips are 0-0-0-0)
|at Victoria||7:05 pm PST|
|Jan. 7||Victoria||4:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 16||Victoria||7:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 17||at Victoria||7:05 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
1/6/18 Portland 7:05pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
1/7/18 Victoria 4:05pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
1/10/18 Tri-City 7:05pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 5 – KAM 2 / 12-30-17): Defenseman Jake Christiansen had the first multi goal game of his career while Orrin Centazzo bagged a career high three points to help lift the Everett Silvertips to a 5-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers before 4,752 fans in downtown Everett on Saturday in WHL action. Goaltender Dustin Wolf earned the 7th win in his first 10 career games while the Silvertips scored four unanswered goals to run away by the end of two periods, up 5-1. The Tips won for the 19th time in 25 games to stay in first place in the U.S. Division, two points ahead of Portland.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 19-5-0-1 in the last 24 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 13 of the last 15 games … seven different Silvertips registered game winning goals in December … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
- HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf has seven wins in his first ten appearances … his first career shutout (31 saves) came on Dec. 16 vs. Prince George in a 4-0 win and he followed up with 24 saves on Dec. 27 (11-0 over VAN) in his 2nd career shutout … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he was 5-2-0-0 with a 2.01 GAA, two shutouts, and .933 save pct. in December.
- SUTTER TOUGH: Riley Sutter had his first career hat trick and tied a Tips record for goals in a game (4) on Dec. 27 at Vancouver … he has 11 points in his last 5 games.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (86.0) … the Tips power play went 2-of-5 on Dec. 31 vs. Kamloops … Riley Sutter, Connor Dewar and Matt Fonteyne each lead the Silvertips with seven power play goals.
- WE MEET AGAIN: The Tips defeated the Victoria Royals, 4-2 in a best-of-seven first round playoff series last season … the two teams meet for the first time since that series … game 6 in Victoria was won by the Tips, 3-2 in 5 overtimes (151:36) to mark the longest game in CHL history … Cal Babych scored the winning goal.
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) … Canada faced the United States on Dec. 29 at NewEra Field in Buffalo for the outdoor game of the event and Hart was named Player of the Game with 32 saves … Hart and Canada face the Czech Republic tonight in the semifinal matchup … Hart is 3-0-0-1 in the tournament with a 1.71 goals-against-average and .929 save percentage.
- 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 played in the 100th game of his Tips and 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:
#5 Montana Onyebuchi 2-1-0-0
#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 3-2-0-0
#12 Akash Bains 1-1-0-0
#14 Riley Sutter 9-3-0-1
#15 Sean Richards 9-3-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 8-6-1-1
#18 Brandson Hein 1-1-0-0
#19 Bryce Kindopp 6-1-0-0
#24 Gianni Fairbrother 1-0-0-1
#23 Jake Christiansen 4-0-0-0
#26 Reece Vitelli 1-1-0-0
#29 Wyatte Wylie 2-0-0-0
#43 Connor Dewar 5-3-0-1
#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 … Sutter is three goals away from tying his career high (20), set in 2016-17.