TONIGHT » Tips vs Vancouver (12/27)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs VANCOUVER GIANTS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
- Friday, December 29, 2017
- RADIO: 1380 AM / FM 95.3
- TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Third of six meetings between the Silvertips and Giants this season (Tips are 2-0-0-0) … the Silvertips have won 18 of the last 23 games and have surged into first place in the U.S. Division … before Wednesday’s 11-0 Tips win in Vancouver, the Giants had won 8 of the previous 9 games … the Silvertips won five of six meetings last season with Vancouver (5-0-1-0) and are 25-5-2-0 in the series since 2012-13 … the last Tips meeting with the Giants in Everett was Nov. 25 and the Silvertips won, 5-2 … the Silvertips have outscored Vancouver, 16-2 in the first two games.
SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 2-0-0-0)
|Nov. 25||at EVT 5 – Van 2|
|Dec. 27||EVT 11 – at Van 0|
|Dec. 29||Vancouver||7:35 pm PST|
|Feb. 10||Vancouver||7:00 pm PST|
|Feb. 23||at Vancouver||7:30 pm PST|
|Mar. 4||at Vancouver||2:00 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/30/17 Kamloops 7:05pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
1/5/18 @ Victoria 7:05pm Save-On-Foods MC KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
1/6/18 Portland 7:05pm AOTW Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 11 – VAN 0 / 12-27-17): Connor Dewar (5 points), Riley Sutter (four goals and an assist), and Bryce Kindopp (two assists) combined for 12 points as the Everett Silvertips set a new franchise record for most goals in a game, cruising to an 11-0 victory over the Vancouver Giants before 4,046 fans at Langley Events Centre on Wednesday in WHL action. Coming out of the holiday break, the Silvertips blasted four goals on nine shots in the first period and tied a franchise record (for the second straight game) for most goals in a period (5) in the middle frame. Riley Sutter’s four goals (first career hat trick) were the most by a Silvertip in a game since Remi Laurencelle in 2015-16. First year netminder Dustin Wolf earned his sixth win in eight games and second career shutout in three games. The Tips have scored 18 goals in the last two games, both bookending the holiday break.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 18-4-0-1 in the last 23 games and are 9-1-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 12 of the last 13 games … six different Silvertips have registered game winning goals in December … Patrick Bajkov leads the Silvertips with 17 points and six goals in 10 games during the month.
- HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf has six wins in his first eight appearances … his first career shutout (31 saves) came on Dec. 16 vs. Prince George in a 4-0 win and he followed up with 24 saves on Dec. 27 (11-0 over VAN) in his 2nd career shutout … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he is 4-1-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA, two shutouts, and .934 save pct. in December.
- SUTTER TOUGH: Riley Sutter had his first career hat trick and tied a Tips record for goals in a game (4) on Dec. 27 at Vancouver … he has 10 points in his last 3 games.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (86.3) … Connor Dewar and Matt Fontene each lead the Silvertips with seven power play goals.
- HALF WAY POLE: The Silvertips reached the 20-win plateau through 36 games for the fifth straight season … their 44 points, under head coach Dennis Williams, was the second highest point total in franchise history at the 36-game mark under any first year Tips head coach (Kevin Constantine, 48 points in 2013-14, first season of his second stint).
TIPS GONE INTERNATIONAL
CARTER HART: Is with Canada for the second straight season at the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. … started Canada’s tourney opening win, 4-2 over Finland on Dec. 26 (29 saves) … Canada faces the United States today at NewEra Field in Buffalo for the outdoor game of the event.
- Carter Hart is 2 shutouts away from tying the WHL all-time record (26: Tyson Sexsmith)
- Patrick Bajkov is 1 goal away from 100 in his WHL and Tips career
- 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:
#5 Montana Onyebuchi 1-1-0-0
#7 Martin Fasko-Rudas 1-0-0-0
#8 Patrick Bajkov 12-3-1-0
#9 Dawson Butt 1-0-0-0
#11 Orrin Centazzo 2-2-0-0
#12 Akash Bains 1-1-0-0
#14 Riley Sutter 8-3-0-1
#15 Sean Richards 9-3-0-1
#16 Luke Ormsby 1-0-0-0
#17 Matt Fonteyne 8-5-1-1
#18 Brandson Hein 1-1-0-0
#19 Bryce Kindopp 6-1-0-0
#24 Gianni Fairbrother 1-0-0-1
#23 Jake Christiansen 3-0-0-0
#26 Reece Vitelli 1-1-0-0
#29 Wyatte Wylie 2-0-0-0
#43 Connor Dewar 5-3-0-1
#38 Kevin Davis 3-1-0-0
SUTTER SENT TO THE TOP
Riley Sutter will participate in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects games in late January in 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.