TONIGHT » Tips vs Spokane (1/28)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs SPOKANE CHIEFS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
- Sunday, January 28, 2018
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Sixth of eight meetings against the Chiefs and the end of three games in three days … the Tips are 3-2-0-0 this season against Spokane … the Tips are 57-55-8 all-time against Spokane and last season went 4-2-1-1 in the head-to-head series … the last meeting between the teams was Jan. 13 and the Tips defeated Spokane, 5-2 … the Tips have picked up points in nine consecutive games … they went 3-0-0-0 in their last “3-in-3” situation, Jan. 13-15 … the Silvertips hold a five point lead for first place in the U.S. Division with 22 games left in the regular season.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-2-0-0)
|Oct. 4||Spokane 5 – Silvertips 4|
|Nov. 24||Silvertips 4 – Spokane 1|
|Dec. 8||Silvertips 3 – Spokane 0|
|Dec. 15||at Spokane 5 – Silvertips 3|
|Jan. 13||Silvertips 5 – at Spokane 2|
|Feb. 11||at Spokane||5:05pm|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
1/31/18 @ Portland 7:00pm Memorial Coliseum KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
2/2/18 @ Kelowna 7:05pm Propsera Place KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
2/3/18 KELOWNA 7:05pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (SEA 3 – EVT 2 (SO) / 1-27-18): – Liam Hughes stopped all three shooters to help the Seattle Thunderbirds sneak by the Everett Silvertips in a shootout, 3-2 before 5,476 fans at ShoWare Center on Saturday in WHL action. The Silvertips had their eight game win streak snapped but increased their lead to five points for first place in the U.S. Division after Kamloops defeated Portland, 4-2 earlier this evening. Connor Dewar scored twice, moving into second on the Tips in goal scoring for the season. He has five goals in five games against the Thunderbirds this season.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 27-6-0-2 in the last 35 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they are 8-2-0-1 in January … they have won 21 of the last 25 games … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
- GOALTENDING GOT HART: Tips goaltender Carter Hart, named Player of the Game in the championship victory over Sweden, is back with the Tips after capturing the gold medal with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in six games, totaling a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage in the tourney … he leads the league in save percentage (.957), GAA (1.36), and leads the league in shutouts (6).
- HELPING HAND: Matt Fonteyne – named WHL Player of the Week on Monday – tied a Tips record for assists in a game (5) on Jan. 15 in a 6-5 win vs. Tri-City … the last to post the mark was Peter Mueller, 11/25/06 vs. Tri-City … Fonteyne has 21 multi point games this season and 24 points in the last 10 games.
- NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points on Jan. 7 vs Victoria … his 72 points in 50 games are tied for seventh in league scoring … he is 2 points away from tying the Silvertips all-time points record, held by Zach Hamill.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.0) … 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 14-of-41 in the last eight games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 14 power play goals (4th, WHL).
DID YOU KNOW?
Since joining the Silvertips in a trade with the Kamloops Blazers, forward Garrett Pilon has 11 points in eight games as a Silvertip.
- Carter Hart is 1 shutout away from tying the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sexsmith)
- Garrett Pilon is 15 games away from 200 in his WHL career
- Sean Richards is 10 points away from 100 in his WHL career
- Connor Dewar is 11 games away from 100 and 8 points away from 100 in his WHL and Tips career
- Ian Walker is 11 games away from 100 in his WHL career
- 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 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:
#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas 2-0-0-0
#8 Patrick Bajkov 14-3-1-0
#9 Dawson Butt 1-0-0-0
#12 Akash Bains 1-1-0-0
#14 Riley Sutter 11-3-0-1
#15 Sean Richards 12-3-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 13-7-1-1
#19 Bryce Kindopp 8-1-0-0
#20 Kyle Walker 1-0-0-0
#24 Gianni Fairbrother 1-0-0-1
#23 Jake Christiansen 4-0-0-0
#26 Reece Vitelli 1-1-0-0
#29 Wyatte Wylie 2-1-0-0
#41 Garrett Pilon 3-0-0-0
#43 Connor Dewar 10-4-0-1
#38 Kevin Davis 4-1-0-0
SUTTER SENT TO THE TOP
Riley Sutter skated in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game last night 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 has tied his career high in goals (20).
CLIMBING THE LADDER
The Silvertips, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:
|2||10, 21||Zack Dailey||C||330|