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EVERETT SILVERTIPS at PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS – VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 |  Time: 7:00pm PT  |   RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & TuneIn App

 

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

Tenth and final meeting of the regular season …. the Tips are 6-3-0-0 this season against Portland … Zack Andrusiak leads the series with 17 points and 12 goals in eight games against Portland … the teams last met on Feb. 9 in a 5-0 Silvertips victory which clinched a playoff berth and handed the Winterhawks their first shutout loss of the year … the Silvertips are 81-68-14 all-time against Portland and are 36-37-8 all-time in Portland … tonight’s game is the final time the Tips battle a U.S. Division opponent in the regular season – they are 24-8-2-1 against opponents from the U.S. Division.

 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 6-3-0-0)

Sep. 23 at EVT 3 – POR 1
Oct. 6 POR 4 – at EVT 1
Oct. 14 EVT 4 – at POR 2
Nov. 14 at EVT 3 – POR 2 (SO)
Nov. 16 EVT 2 – at POR 5
Nov. 25 EVT 5 – at POR 3
Nov. 28 at EVT 4 – POR 1
Jan. 19 EVT 1 – at POR 5
Feb. 9 At EVT 5 – POR 0
Mar. 12 at Portland 7:00 pm PDT

 

PLAYOFF PUSH:

  • The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 16th consecutive season (longest active streak in WHL) and the U.S. Division title for the 3rd straight season (7th overall).
  • The Silvertips were the second team to clinch a playoff berth, and earned the berth on Feb. 9 in a 5-0 win vs. Portland
  • CHASE FOR TOP SEED IN THE CONFERENCE: The Tips have 96 points, tied for 1st in the Western Conference with Vancouver … both teams have three games to play.
  • IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the opening round of the WHL Playoffs

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

 

DATE              OPPONENT               TIME           SITE                                RADIO

3/15/19            @ Victoria                   7:05pm        SOF Memorial Centre     KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

3/16/19            VICTORIA                   7:05pm        A.O.T.W. Arena               KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

— END OF REGULAR SEASON, SILVERTIPS PLAYOFFS (home) OPEN 3/22 —

LAST TIME OUT:
SEA 2 – EVT 1 (3-9-19): Nolan Volcan had a two-goal night as the Seattle Thunderbirds snuck past the Everett Silvertips, 2-1, before 5,776 fans from the accesso ShoWare Center in U.S. Division action on Saturday. Robbie Holmes scored the lone goal for the Silvertips, his 12th goal of the season, in a sequence where Zack Andrusiak picked up an assist in his 200th career WHL game. Everett hammered 47 total shots on goal, but now drop to 46-15-2-2 on the season, while keeping the first seed in the Western Conference in eye. The Tips went 7-2-1-0 in the head-to-head series against Seattle this season.

 


TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • BANNER BOYS: The Tips will hoist their seventh U.S. Division banner … their division title in 2018-19 is their third consecutive and they have won the U.S. Division four of the last five seasons … the Tips need four points to reach 100 for the third time in franchise history.
    • HOWLING WOLF: Dustin Wolf, named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the fifth time this season, has been listed along with Tips D Gianni Fairbrother to the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings … he has the lowest GAA (1.68) in the WHL, and leads the league in wins (41), save percentage (.936), and is second in shutouts (7).
    • HATS OFF TO THE TIPS: The Silvertips have earned four hat tricks this season … Jake Christiansen became the first defenseman in Tips history to earn a hat trick, Feb. 9 vs. Portland (5-0 win) … Connor Dewar, Bryce Kindopp and Zack Andrusiak had hat tricks in the prior three of four games.
    • BLUELINE BOYS: Wyatte Wylie (46 points) and Jake Christiansen (43 points) are in the top 15 for scoring among league defensemen … Christiansen’s 226 shots and Wylie’s 219 shots are the top two among league defensemen, respectively.
    • MARCH ON: Bryce Kindopp is the Tips leader for points in March, with 6 points in 5 games.

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ON THE BOARD!

The following Silvertips with their first WHL point or goal 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
  • Gage Goncalves / GOAL – Dec. 28 at SPO
  • Conrad Mitchell / GOAL – Jan. 6 vs. KAM
  • Ronan Seeley / GOAL – Mar. 5 at SPO

 

BY THE NUMBERS

Silvertips records, when each player scores a goal:

Andrusiak, Zack: 7-2-0-0

Berezowski, Jackson: 8-2-0-0

Butt, Dawson: 8-0-1-0

Christiansen, Jake: 9-1-0-0

Dewar, Connor: 23-3-0-1

Fairbrother, Gianni: 11-0-0-0

Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 8-1-0-0

Goncalves, Gage: 1-0-0-0

Gurney, Justyn: 1-0-0-0

Holmes, Robbie: 1-1-0-1

Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0

Kindopp, Bryce: 23-4-0-1

Minulin, Artyom: 1-0-0-0

Mitchell, Conrad: 1-0-0-0

Patterson, Max: 6-0-0-1

Price, Jalen: 5-1-1-0

Seeley, Ronan: 1-0-0-0

Sutter, Riley: 10-1-0-0

Vitelli, Reece: 10-0-0-0

Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0

Wylie, Wyatte: 10-0-2-0

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Riley Sutter is 2 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Connor Dewar is 2 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Zack Andrusiak played in the 200th game of his WHL career on Mar. 9 at Seattle
  • Sahvan Khaira played in the 300th game of his WHL career on Feb. 15 at Kelowna
  • Wyatte Wylie played in the 200th game of his Silvertips and WHL career Feb. 18 at Prince George
  • Bryce Kindopp earned the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career Jan. 26 vs. Lethbridge
  • Bryce Kindopp played in the 200th game of his Silvertips and WHL career Mar. 8 at Tri-City
  • Reece Vitelli played in the 100th game in his Silvertips and WHL career Dec. 8 at Seattle
  • Riley Sutter had the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Sept. 29 at Tri-City
  • 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: Andrusiak, Khaira, Minulin

99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Patterson, Holmes

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

01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Vitelli

02: Berezowski, Seeley

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Patterson, Khaira, I. Walker, Fairbrother, Goncalves, Price, Palaga, Andrusiak, Gurney

AB: Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Seeley, Holmes

SK: Berezowski

MB: Dewar, Vitelli

 

UNITED STATES

WA: Butt, Wylie

CA: Wolf

RUSSIA

Minulin

SLOVAKIA

Fasko-Rudas

 

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