TONIGHT » Tips vs. Spokane (2/25)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs SPOKANE CHIEFS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
Sunday, February 25, 2018 | RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3 | TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Finale of ten meetings against the Chiefs … the Tips are 6-2-1-0 this season against Spokane … the Tips are 60-55-9 all-time against Spokane and last season went 4-2-1-1 in the head-to-head series … the Silvertips enter today first place in the Western Conference and U.S. Division … the Silvertips hold a five point lead in the Western Conference and nine point lead in the U.S. Division with 9 games left in the regular season … they will be completing a stretch of three games in three days today (2-0-0-0 for the weekend).
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 6-2-1-0)
|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|
|Jan. 28||Silvertips 6 – at Spokane 5 (OT)|
|Feb. 9||Spokane 2 – at Silvertips 1 (OT)|
|Feb. 11||Silvertips 3 – at Spokane 2|
The Silvertips hold a nine point lead for first place in the Western Conference.
The Silvertips hold a five point lead for first place in the U.S. Division.
The Silvertips have 9 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
3/2/18 KELOWNA 7:35pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
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
LAST GAME (EVT 2 – SEA 1 / 2-24-18): Connor Dewar and Garrett Pilon scored in the second and third period in another intense battle to the finish, and the Everett Silvertips edged the Seattle Thunderbirds in a 2-1 victory before 5,452 fans at accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday night in WHL action. Dewar logged a multi point night for the Silvertips and has six goals in eight games against the Thunderbirds, while Pilon’s goal, a highlight reel dangle move in the third period, broke a 1-1 tie. Carter Hart turned in a 23 save effort and the Tips earned their second straight victory in Kent, also extending their streak to points picked up in 11 straight games (9-0-1-1).
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 37-7-1-3 in the last 48 games and finished 9-3-0-1 in January… they have won 31 of the last 38 games … Garrett Pilon leads the Silvertips with 15 points in 11 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 Tyler Maxwell for the Tips all-time goal record (108).
- WA TIES: Did you know? In its 15th season of WHL play, the Everett Silvertips have three players originally hailing from the state of Washington: forwards Luke Ormsby (Everett), Dawson Butt (Buckley), and defenseman Wyatte Wylie (Everett) … both Ormsby and Wylie originally skated in the Everett Youth Hockey program.
- AGAINST THE U.S. DIVISION: The Tips are 20-9-2-2 against their opponents from the U.S. Division … they play six of their final 10 games against U.S. Division opponents.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.2) … 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-13 in the last four 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 (107: tied with Tyler Maxwell)
- Garrett Pilon is 2 games away from 200 in his WHL career
- Sean Richards is 5 points away from 100 in his WHL career
- Ian Walker is 1 game away from 100 in his WHL career
- 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 13-3-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 15-7-1-1
#19 Bryce Kindopp 12-1-0-0
#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|
SILVERTIPS ALL-TIME RECORD – WINS
|1.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||111|
|2.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||107|
|3.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||72|
|4.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||71|
|5.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||35|
SILVERTIPS ALL-TIME RECORD – SHUTOUTS
WHL record is 26, Carter Hart and Tyson Sexsmith (VAN)
|1.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||26|
|2.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||21|
|3.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||12|
|4.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||10|
|5.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||6|
WHL ALL-TIME RECORD – SHUTOUTS
|1.||Tyson Sexsmith||VAN (05-09)||26|
|CARTER HART||EVT (13-present)||26|
|2.||Leland Irving||EVT (03-08)||21|
|Bryan Bridges||SEA, KTN (01-06)||21|
|3.||Justin Pogge||GCY, PG (03-06)||20|
|Dustin Slade||4 teams (02-07)||20|