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EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS – XFINITY ARENA
Saturday, December 17, 2016  |  RADIO: Fox Sports AM 1380 / 95.3 FM  |  TIPS Mobile App

TICKETS: Click here  |  PROMOTION: Teddy Bear Toss
LIVE STREAM: WHL Live  |  RADIO: Fox Sports 1380  |  TWITTER: @WHLSilvertips
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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Silvertips wrap up a three-game homestand tonight in their annual “Teddy Bear Toss” game at XFINITY Arena … the Silvertips are 8-1-1 in their last ten games … they currently lead the U.S. Division by ten points over Tri-City … Connor Dewar scored last season’s Silvertips Teddy Bear Toss goal (1st period vs. Vancouver) … the Silvertips currently occupy the #4 spot in the CHL Top 10 rankings … they carry a 15-2-1 record at home and are 10-3-3 against opponents from the U.S. Division … Portland last played last evening, taking a 6-3 loss against the host Vancouver Giants.

 

NEXT THREE GAMES

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME                SITE                            RADIO

12/27/16          at Vancouver               7:00pm            Langley Events Centre KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

12/28/16          VANCOUVER               7:05pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

12/30/16          PRINCE GEORGE       7:35pm            XFINITY Arena             KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App

 

SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Tonight is the fifth of ten meetings between the Silvertips and Portland … last season, the Tips went 5-5-0-0 against Portland in the regular season and defeated the Winterhawks in the first round of the WHL Playoffs, 4-0 … they are currently 3-1-0-0 in the season series … all-time, the Silvertips have a record of 67-58-13 against the Winterhawks … Patrick Bajkov leads all scorers with six points in the season series.

 

SEASON SERIES (Silvertips 3-1-0-0)

September 30th             Silvertips 3 – at Portland 1

November 5th                at Silvertips 5 – Portland 2

November 11th              Silvertips 2 – at Portland 1

December 10th              Silvertips 2 – at Portland 5

December 17th              vs Portland                   7:05PM PT

January 7th                   at Portland                   2:00PM PT

January 27th                 vs Portland                   7:35PM PT

February 3rd                  vs Portland                   7:35PM PT

February 24th                vs Portland                   7:35PM PT

March 12th                    at Portland                   5:00PM PT

 

DID YOU KNOW:

Home Record vs. Portland:                                           36-26-1-3-2 (W-L-T-OTL-SOL)

Road Record @ Portland:                                            30-32-3-0-4

Last Everett Road Win @ Portland:                              11/11/16; Everett 2, Portland 1

Last Everett Road Loss @ Portland:                            12/10/16; Everett 2, Portland 5

Last Everett Overtime Win vs. Portland:                                    3/13/16; Everett 3, Portland 2 (OT)

Last Everett Overtime Loss vs. Portland:                                  10/04/14; Portland 3 @ Everett 2 (OT)

Last Everett Shootout Win vs. Portland:                                   11/14/14; Everett 4 @ Portland 3 (SO)

Last Everett Shootout Loss vs. Portland:                                 3/16/14; Portland 5, Everett 4 (SO)

Last Everett Shutout vs. Portland:                                2/25/11; Everett 2 vs. Portland 0 (Kent Simpson: 45 saves)

Last Portland Shutout vs. Everett:                                10/23/15; Portland 2 @ Everett 0 (Adin Hill: 31 saves)

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Kevin Constantine earned the 300th win in his Silvertips career on Nov. 26 vs. Prince George
  • Patrick Bajkov played in the 200th game of his Silvertips career on Sept. 23 vs. Vancouver
  • Carter Hart played in the 100th game of his Silvertips career on Oct. 11 at Prince George
  • Noah Juulsen played in his 200th game of his Silvertips career and collected his 100th point on Oct. 22 at Victoria
  • Dominic Zwerger played in his 200th WHL game on Oct. 22 at Victoria
  • Matt Fonteyne is 4 points away from 100 in his Silvertips career

 

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL: Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine is in his fourth consecutive season behind the bench, and eighth overall in Everett … he earned his 300th career Tips win on Nov. 26 vs. Prince George … he was named WHL coach of the year in 2003-04 … under his watch, the Silvertips have won the U.S. Division four times … he is 305-170-61 all-time behind the Silvertips bench … he has served as head coach in the National Hockey League for eight years (San Jose, Pittsburgh, New Jersey)
  • PROGRESS REPORT: The Silvertips went 21-4-5 through the first 30 games of the season, the second best mark through 30 games in club history … the Silvertips went 25-4-1 in 2006-07, their most points secured through 30 games.
  • BLAST OFF: The Silvertips are in first place in the U.S. Division … they are 15-2-4 in the last 21 games … they are 15-2-1 at home and 8-2-4 on the road … by going 11-1-3 in a recent 15 game span (eight on the road), they outscored their opposition, 50-28.
  • FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Silvertips scored the first goal of the game in 22 games this season … when scoring first, the Silvertips are 17-1-3 this season … the Silvertips last scored first in Sunday’s 5-3 win over Spokane.
  • HOT STREAKS: Forward Dominic Zwerger had a ten game point streak (previously longest in the WHL this season) … he owns 10 points in the last 10 games … … Patrick Bajkov’s hat trick on Dec. 2 was the first of the Silvertips season – he set a new club record for fastest two goals (:15) … he is on a ten game scoring streak … defenseman Kevin Davis has 12 points in the last 10 games.

 

REPRESENTING WITH HONOR  

Defenseman Noah Juulsen and goaltender Carter Hart were named to Canada’s roster for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship … the Silvertips duo will be a part of 22 total players who earned a spot on Canada’s roster, who open the tournament against Russia at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Dec. 26 … this year, the gold medal game will be hosted in Montreal … the Silvertips are the only team in the WHL to have more than one player represented on Canada’s roster … the last Silvertip to appear in the WJC (top level) was defenseman Mirco Mueller (Switzerland) in 2014.

 

ON THE BOARD

The following Silvertips have collected their first career WHL point this season:

  • Bryce Kindopp (goal) – Sept. 23 at VAN (7-3 win)
  • Brett Kemp (assist) – Sept. 23 at VAN (7-3 win)
  • Wyatte Wylie (assist) – Sept. 30 at POR (3-1 win)
  • Eetu Tuulola (goal) – Oct. 2 at TC (2-3 OT loss)
  • Montana Onyebuchi (assist) – Oct. 11 at PG (4-0 win)
  • Brandson Hein (assist) – Oct. 27 vs. TC (4-2 win)
  • Orrin Centazzo (goal) – Nov. 16 at KAM (1-2 OT loss)
  • Bradly Goethals (goal) – Nov. 25 vs EDM (5-2 win)

 

BY THE NUMBERS – THE TIPS RECORD, WHEN THEY SCORE A GOAL:

Juulsen: 7-0-2

Onyebuchi: 1-0-0

Bajkov: 11-2-1

Centazzo: 3-0-1

Goethals: 2-0-0

Sutter: 7-0-1

Richards: 4-0-1

Fonteyne: 5-1-1

Kindopp: 4-0-0

Millar: 7-0-0

Christiansen: 1-0-1

Skrumeda: 1-1-0

Skoleski: 3-0-0

King: 1-0-0

Davis: 3-0-0

Dewar: 3-0-0

Kemp: 3-0-0

Tuulola: 5-0-1

Zwerger: 9-1-0

 

HART HAULS HONORS

Goaltender Carter Hart – CHL Goaltender of the Year, first goaltender selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft … named WHL Goaltender of the Week on Nov. 21 … was named to the CHL/NHL Prospects Game in 2015-16 in Vancouver (Team Orr) … named Silvertips MVP for the 2015-16 season … during the month of November he was 6-1-2 and led the league with a 1.11 goals-against-average, in addition to a .959 save percentage and three shutouts … he is coming off CHL Goaltender of the Week honors, the WHL Goaltender of the Month and his second straight WHL Goaltender of the Week award .. he is 69-32-5-8 with 14 shutouts in 118 career WHL regular season appearances.

 

CARTER HART, AMONG THE SILVERTIPS LEADERS:

WINS (CAREER)                                                                      SHUTOUTS (CAREER)

RANK PLAYER YRS WINS     RANK PLAYER YEAR SO
1 Leland Irving 03-08 107     1 Leland Irving 03-08 21
2 Austin Lotz 11-15 72 2 Carter Hart 13-17 14
3 Kent Simpson 07-12 71 3 Michael Wall 03-05 12
4 Carter Hart 13-17 69 4 Austin Lotz 11-15 10
5 Michael Wall 03-05 35 5 Kent Simpson 07-12 6
Thomas Heemskerk 08-10 6

 

THE KEVIN CONSTANTINE FILE

Kevin Constantine is in his eighth season overall as head coach of the Silvertips, ranking as the club’s all-time leader in wins (305) and posting a record of 305-170-60 in his Everett career. All four of the Silvertips’ division titles have been achieved with Constantine as head coach, most recently in 2014-15 which was Everett’s first since 2006-07. He was the recipient of the Dunc McCallum Trophy (WHL Coach of the Year) in 2003-04, when the Silvertips broke nearly every WHL expansion record and became the first expansion team in WHL history to win a division title. Constantine has coached in the NHL over the course of seven seasons with San Jose, Pittsburgh and New Jersey, helping guide all three clubs to an appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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