EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs SPOKANE CHIEFS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
The Silvertips will battle the Spokane Chiefs for the fourth meeting this season … the Tips have won seven of eight games, earning points in all and are 10-3-1-0 against teams from the U.S. Division … the Tips have the most points (45) in the Western Conference and trail only Prince Albert (53) for most in the entire WHL … the Tips are 62-56-10 in the all-time series and are 39-23-4-3 all-time in downtown Everett … the Tips are in a stretch of playing 10 of 13 games at home, currently 7-0-1 in those games at home.
REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 2-0-1-0)
||EVT 6 – at SPO 2
||SPO 3 – at EVT 2 (OT)
||at EVT 5 – SPO 4 (OT)
||7:05 pm PST
||4:05 pm PST
||7:05 pm PST
||7:05 pm PST
||7:05 pm PST
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/8/18 @ Seattle 6:05pm ShoWare Center KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/9/18 Spokane 4:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/12/18 @ Spokane 7:05pm Spokane Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 3 – KTN 0 (12-1-18): Silvertips goaltender Max Palaga recorded his first career WHL shutout while the Tips drilled 45 total shots on goal, as the Everett Silvertips defeated the Kootenay Ice, 3-0, before 5,063 fans at A.O.T.W. Arena on Saturday night in Western Conference action. Silvertips forwards Luke Ormsby and Bryce Kindopp scored the game’s two opening goals, while the Tips stingy defensive presence battled away all night. Defenseman Gianni Fairbrother chipped in an empty-netter to close the game out at 19:48.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- MOVIN’ ON UP: The Tips entered the week ranked #6 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they have resided in the Top 10 for the last two weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 13 of the past 15 games … their 45 points are second most in the WHL.
- TOP OF THE HEAP: The Tips hold the most points (45) in the Western Conference with a record of 22-7-1-0 …. their goal differential of +37 is best in the Western Conference and trails only the league’s top team, Prince Albert (+85)
- GOALTENDING ORIENTED: Tips goaltender Dustin Wolf is third in WHL goals against average (1.93), tied for second in shutouts (2), fourth in save percentage (.923), and second in wins (20) … fellow goaltender Max Palaga earned his first career WHL shutout last Saturday when he stopped 36 shots in a 3-0 win vs. Kootenay.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Tips are 17-0-0-0 when they score the first goal of the game this season … they are the last remaining team in the WHL with a 1.000 win percentage when scoring first.
- DEWAR OF GOOD: Tips captain Connor Dewar has points in 18 of his last 20 games … his 23 goals are tied for second in the WHL, trailing league leader Brett Leason (28) by five.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Silvertips will make their home ice at A.O.T.W. Arena the host venue USA Hockey’s training camp for the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships … Team USA will skate in downtown Everett between Dec. 14-18, showcasing a collection of the top end U.S. born players under 20 years of age … all practices (times TBA) are scheduled to be open to the public.
ON THE BOARD!
The following Silvertips have collected their first WHL point 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
BY THE NUMBERS
Silvertips records, when each player scores a goal:
Bains, Akash: 4-0-0-0
Berezowski, Jackson: 4-0-0-0
Butt, Dawson: 5-0-1-0
Christiansen, Jake: 6-0-0-0
Dewar, Connor: 15-3-0-0
Fairbrother, Gianni: 3-0-0-0
Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 6-1-0-0
Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0
Kindopp, Bryce: 8-1-0-0
Price, Jalen: 2-1-0-0
Richards, Sean: 5-1-0-0
Sutter, Riley: 8-1-0-0
Vitelli, Reece: 3-0-0-0
Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0
Wylie, Wyatte: 6-0-1-0
- Riley Sutter is 10 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Connor Dewar is 15 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Reece Vitelli is 2 games shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Riley Sutter had the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Sept. 29 at Tri-City
- Sean Richards reached the 100th point in his WHL career on Nov. 10 at Seattle
- 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:
98: Richards, Khaira, Minulin
99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Patterson, Sharp, Bains,
00: I. Walker, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother, Palaga
01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Vitelli
02: Berezowski, Seeley
BC: Patterson, Khaira, Bains, I. Walker, Fairbrother, Goncalves, Price, Palaga
AB: Richards, Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Seeley
MB: Dewar, Vitelli
WA: Butt, Wylie