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TONIGHT // Tips vs Tri-City (1/4)


EVERETT SILVERTIPS at TRI-CITY AMERICANS – TOYOTA CENTER  

  • Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Time: 7:05 pm PT 
  • RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & Silvertips App

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

The Silvertips return from a five-day layoff and will play their first game in the new year against Tri-City, the third of eight meetings this season … they are 66-54-21 in 141 lifetime meetings with Tri-City in the regular season … they are 25-32-8-2 lifetime in Kennewick … the Tips have earned a win or a point in 16 consecutive games (14-0-1-1) … including the playoffs, the Silvertips have won in six of the last seven visits to Kennewick … the Silvertips are 15-3-1-1 against opponents from the U.S. Division.

 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 1-1-0-0)

Sep. 29 EVT 3 – at TC 2
Nov. 2 TC 4 – at EVT 2
Jan. 4 at Tri-City 7:05 pm PST
Jan. 5 Tri-City 7:05 pm PST
Jan. 11 Tri-City 7:35 pm PST
Jan. 25 at Tri-City 7:05 pm PST
Mar. 1 Tri-City 7:35 pm PST
Mar. 8 at Tri-City 7:05 pm PST

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME            SITE                                 RADIO

1/5/19              Tri-City                          7:05pm        A.O.T.W. Arena                KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App

1/6/19              Kamloops                     4:05pm        A.O.T.W. Arena                KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App

1/9/19              @ Kelowna                  7:05pm        Prospera Place                 KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App

LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 6 – PG 1 (12-29-18): Everett stuffed the stat sheet tonight as 12 of their players recorded points, including two-goal nights from forwards Martin Fasko-Rudas and Jackson Berezowski, as the Everett Silvertips defeated the Prince George Cougars, 6-1, before 7,267 fans at A.O.T.W. Arena on Saturday night. The Silvertips came out on fire, scoring three unanswered goals in the first 14 minutes of play while Everett goaltender Max Palaga stopped 24 of 25 shots in his fourth start as a Silvertip, as the Tips finish the month of December with an 8-0-0-1 record.

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • MOVIN’ ON UP: The Tips entered today ranked #5 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they have resided in the Top 10 for the last six weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 21 of the past 23 games … their 60 points are second most in the WHL.
  • DECEMBER TO REMEMBER: The Tips carried a record of 8-0-0-1 in December and went 4-0-0-1 on the road … their combined record (regular season) for the year of 2018 was at 53-13-2-3.
  • GOALTENDING ORIENTED: Tips goaltender Dustin Wolf was named WHL Goaltender of the Month on Jan. 2 … he delivered a record of 6-0-0-1 and a 1.27 goals-agianst-average for December … since Nov. 1, Wolf leads the WHL in wins (16) and is second in save percentage (.932 – minimum 250 minutes played).
  • BRYCE YOURSELVES: Tips forward Bryce Kindopp – named assistant captain Jan. 3 – led the team in points (13) and goals (9) for the month of December, covering 9 games.
  • GOAL ORIENTED, TOO: The Tips enter tonight 7th in the league for goals per game (3.5) … they have scored 22 goals in the last six games.

SET TO MAKE THEIR DEBUT:

  • ZACK ANDRUSIAK (LW): Acquired Jan. 1 from Seattle in exchange for left wing Sean Richards, a second round selection in the 2019 WHL Draft, a third round selection in the 2021 WHL Draft, listed prospect forward Brendan Williamson, and a conditional fourth round selection in the 2022 WHL Draft … tied for third, WHL with 27 goals in 34 games … led the Thunderbirds in points (39) … 124 points and 69 goals in 173 career WHL games with Tri-City, Prince Albert, and Seattle
  • JUSTYN GURNEY (LW): Acquired Jan. 2 as an originally listed forward and recalled from Surrey (BCHL) … compiled 13 points (6g-7a) in 23 games this season with Surrey … 86 career WHL games with three goals and five assists, along with 78 penalty minutes with Calgary and Regina.

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

BY THE NUMBERS

Silvertips records, when each player scores a goal:

Bains, Akash: 4-0-0-0

Berezowski, Jackson: 7-0-0-0

Butt, Dawson: 6-0-1-0

Christiansen, Jake: 7-0-0-0

Dewar, Connor: 16-3-0-1

Fairbrother, Gianni: 5-0-0-0

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

Goncalves, Gage: 1-0-0-0

Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0

Kindopp, Bryce: 13-1-0-1

Patterson, Max: 1-0-0-1

Price, Jalen: 2-1-0-0

Richards, Sean: 7-1-0-0

Sutter, Riley: 10-1-0-0

Vitelli, Reece: 4-0-0-0

Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0

Wylie, Wyatte: 6-0-1-0

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Riley Sutter is 2 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Connor Dewar is 12 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Wyatte Wylie is 19 games away from 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • 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
  • 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:

 

BIRTH YEAR

98: Andrusiak, Khaira, Minulin

99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Patterson, Sharp, Bains,

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

01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Vitelli

02: Berezowski, Seeley

03: Zellweger

HOMETOWN

CANADA

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

AB: Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Seeley, Zellweger

SK: Berezowski

MB: Dewar, Vitelli

 

UNITED STATES

WA: Butt, Wylie

CA: Wolf

 

RUSSIA

Minulin

 

SLOVAKIA

Fasko-Rudas

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