TONIGHT // Toss Time vs. Thunderbirds (12/15)
EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
- Saturday, December 15, 2018
- Time: 7:05 pm PT
- RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & Silvertips App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
The Silvertips take on the Seattle Thunderbirds in their fourth meeting of this season … the Tips are 3-0-0-0, head-to-head this year and 77-58-20 in the all-time series … tonight will be the first meeting downtown Everett since the Tips defeated the Thunderbirds, 2-1 in overtime on Oct. 5 … the Tips are 50-20-9 at home in the lifetime series … they have won the last six straight, head-to-head, including the first round of the WHL Playoffs … the Tips are 11-0-2 in the last 13 games and 13-3-1-1 against opponents from the U.S. Division.
TONIGHT: WHAT’S GOING ON?
Teddy Bear Toss presented by Jersey Mike’s Evergreen Way … designed to collect new or gently used stuffed animals to donate to support the Christmas House organization along with distribution assistance from WARM 106.9’s Teddy Bear Patrol … once the Silvertips score their first goal of then evening, fans in attendance are encouraged to throw their teddy bears onto the ice, to be collected and distributed to Christmas House and WARM 106.9 in support of underprivileged families and children during the holiday season …
TONIGHT’S SPECIAL GUEST
At tonight’s game the Silvertips welcome Dave Tippett, Senior Hockey Advisor of NHL Seattle to participate in the pre-game ceremonial puck drop … Tippett is serving the organization with development of its hockey operations infrastructure … the NHL granted expansion to the city of Seattle, Wash. on Dec. 4 for play to begin in the 2021-22 season … Tippett has 14 years of experience as an NHL head coach with Arizona and Dallas, earning the Jack Adams Award in 2009-10 as head coach of the Coyotes and helping lead teams to three division titles.
REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 3-0-0-0)
|Oct. 5||At EVT 2 – SEA 1 (OT)|
|Nov. 10||EVT 5 – at SEA 1|
|Dec. 8||EVT 2 – at SEA 0|
|Dec. 15||Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
|Feb. 1||at Seattle||7:35 pm PST|
|Feb. 2||Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
|Feb. 16||at Seattle||6:05 pm PST|
|Feb. 22||Seattle||7:35 pm PST|
|Mar. 2||Seattle||7:05 pm PST|
|Mar. 9||at Seattle||6:05 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/28/18 @ Spokane 7:05pm Spokane Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/29/18 Prince George 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
1/4/19 @ Tri-City 7:05pm Toyota Center KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 4 – VAN 1 (12-14-18): Bryce Kindopp scored a pair of goals and Dustin Wolf stopped 37 shots as the Everett Silvertips crushed the Vancouver Giants in a 4-1 victory and a battle of two first place teams, before 3,866 fans at Langley Events Centre on Friday night in WHL action. The Silvertips, earning their 10th win in 11 games, ruptured a scoreless game in the second period with a four-goal rally in a span of 6:47. Dawson Butt and Reece Vitelli also collected goals, and the Tips finished with a split of the four-game series with Vancouver.
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 four weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 18 of the past 20 games … their 54 points are second most in the WHL.
- MEET ME HALFWAY: At the half pole of the season, the Tips owned the third best record in franchise history through 34 games … only the 2016-17 Silvertips (54 points) and 2006-07 team (57 points) earned more points at the 34-game mark.
- GOALTENDING ORIENTED: Tips goaltender Dustin Wolf was named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the third time of the season on Monday and CHL Goaltender of the Week (2nd of his career) on Tuesday … his 21 save shutout on Sunday was the 7th of his career, moving to 5th all-time in Tips history (surpassing Thomas Heemskerk and Kent Simpson) … since Nov. 1, Wolf leads the WHL in wins (14) and is third in goals-against-average (1.92)
- WARM FUZZIES: The Tips are 2-1-0-0 in their Teddy Bear Toss game since the event’s return in 2015-16 … twice the Tips have scored the game’s first goal in the first period.
- BRYCE YOURSELVES: Tips forward Bryce Kindopp had two goals in last night’s win at Vancouver for the 21st multi point game of his career … he leads the Silvertips in goals (4) and points (5), covering four games since Dec. 1.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Silvertips are making their home ice at A.O.T.W. Arena the host venue for USA Hockey’s training camp for the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships … Team USA – unveiling their preliminary roster on Dec. 5 – will include Jack Hughes (projected #1 overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft) and 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 starting today, lasting through Monday, are open to the public and free of charge … full schedule of Team USA skating sessions is available at www.everettsilvertips.com.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS TRACKER: THE GOAL (SINCE 2015-16)
DATE OPPONENT RESULT TIPS 1ST GOAL
12/19/15 Vancouver L, 1-2 Dewar: 2:47 (1st)
12/17/16 Portland W, 4-2 Tuulola: 19:28 (2nd)
12/2/17 Saskatoon W, 3-0 Onyebuchi: 6:53 (1st)
Did you know? The Tips have helped collect and donate over 25,000 stuffed animals to underprivileged kids locally since 2015-16 through Teddy Bear Toss.
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: 5-0-0-0
Butt, Dawson: 6-0-1-0
Christiansen, Jake: 7-0-0-0
Dewar, Connor: 15-3-0-1
Fairbrother, Gianni: 4-0-0-0
Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 6-1-0-0
Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0
Kindopp, Bryce: 11-1-0-1
Patterson, Max: 1-0-0-1
Price, Jalen: 2-1-0-0
Richards, Sean: 7-1-0-0
Sutter, Riley: 8-1-0-0
Vitelli, Reece: 4-0-0-0
Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0
Wylie, Wyatte: 6-0-1-0
- Riley Sutter is 5 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Connor Dewar is 14 goals shy of 100 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:
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