TONIGHT: Tips vs. Kelowna (3/2)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs KELOWNA ROCKETS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
- Friday, March 2, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
The Silvertips face the Rockets for the final time of four meetings this season … the Silvertips own a 9-0-2-1 record in the last 12 lifetime meetings … the Silvertips are looking for their 4-0-0-0 regular season record against the Rockets in franchise history … the Silvertips hold a five point lead for first place in the Western Conference and seven point lead in the U.S. Division with eight games remaining … Kelowna dropped a 7-6 (OT) defeat to Prince George on Wednesday.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-0-0-0)
|Sep. 29||EVT 4 – at KEL 3 (SO)|
|Feb. 2||EVT 3 – at KEL 2|
|Feb. 3||at EVT 8 – KEL 2|
|Mar. 2||Kelowna||7:35 pm PST|
The Silvertips hold a five point lead for first place in the Western Conference.
The Silvertips hold a seven point lead for first place in the U.S. Division.
The Silvertips have 8 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 11 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
3/3/18 SEATTLE 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/4/18 @ Vancouver 2:05pm Langley Events Centre KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
3/10/18 @ Seattle 7:00pm ShoWare Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (SPO 5 – EVT 2 / 2-25-18): Ty Smith collected a pair of assists to help the Spokane Chiefs score five unanswered goals, defeating the Everett Silvertips 5-2 before 6,087 fans in downtown Everett on Sunday in WHL action. Sean Richards and Bryce Kindopp tacked on goals for the Silvertips, who lost for the first time in regulation in 12 games. The Tips, playing seven games in ten days, went 5-1-0-1 in the span.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 37-8-1-3 in the last 49 games and finished 9-1-1-1 in February… they have won 32 of the last 39 games … Garrett Pilon led the Silvertips with 15 points in 12 games during February … 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 the Tips all-time goal record (108).
- THIS IS 40: Did you know? The Silvertips have surpassed the 40-win mark for the sixth time in franchise history, and third time in the last four years.
- AGAINST THE B.C. DIVISION: The Tips are 15-2-0-1 against their opponents from the U.S. Division … their next game against a B.C. Division opponent will be Sunday against the host Vancouver Giants.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.4) … 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 5-of-14 in the last five 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
- Garrett Pilon is 1 game away from 200 in his WHL career
- Sean Richards is 13 points away from 100 in his WHL career
- Ian Walker played in the 100th game of his WHL career on Feb. 24 at Seattle
- 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 5-0-0-1
#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 13-4-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 15-7-1-1
#19 Bryce Kindopp 12-2-0-0
#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 7-0-1-0
#43 Connor Dewar 16-4-0-1
#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).
TIPS IN THE NHL
Noah Juulsen (D) made his NHL debut Feb. 23 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:
|5||10, 21||Zack Dailey||C||330|