EVERETT SILVERTIPS at KAMLOOPS BLAZERS – SANDMAN CENTRE
Friday, October 27, 2017 | RADIO: 1520 AM KKXA / FM 101 | TIPS App
WATCH PARTY: Sporty’s Beef & Brew
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
First of four meetings with the Kamloops Blazers and the start of a two-game road trip … the Silvertips own a 32-17-4-4 record, all-time vs. Kamloops … they were 2-1-0-1 last season and outscored the Blazers, 9-8 head-to-head … the Silvertips last visit to Kamloops was Jan. 13, 2017 in a 4-0 victory … the Silvertips own a 7-0-1-0 record in the last eight meetings Kamloops … the Blazers come off a 6-3 loss to Tri-City on Oct. 21.
|at Kamloops||7:00 pm PDT|
|Dec. 1||at Kamloops||7:00 pm PST|
|Dec. 30||Kamloops||7:05 pm PST|
|Feb. 18||Kamloops||4:05 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
10/29/17 @ Portland 5:00pm Memorial Coliseum KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
11/3/17 vs. Prince George 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101 /Tips App
11/4/17 vs. Portland 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (SEA 4 – EVT 3 / 10-22-17): Dillon Hamaliuk scored twice despite a pair of power play goals by Connor Dewar, and the Seattle Thunderbirds snuck by the Everett Silvertips, 4-3 before 4,517 fans at XFINITY Arena on Sunday in WHL action. The Tips power play, after coming up empty on five opportunities on Friday, rebounded to post a 3-of-6 effort with 15-year old Blake Lyda, making his second career appearance as an AP call-up, turning in 27 saves on his second career start with goaltenders Carter Hart (illness) and Dustin Wolf (lower body) still out of the lineup.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- STEADY AS SHE GOES: The Silvertips are the only team in the last 14 WHL seasons to reach the playoffs every season … they have captured five U.S. Division titles, most recently last season when they went 44-16-9-3.
- DEWAR OF GOOD DEEDS: Connor Dewar (development camp, Toronto Maple Leafs and draft eligible) is tied for second in the league in shots (65) and is fourth on the Tips with 15 points in 14 games … he had a Tips season high 11 shots on Oct. 18 vs. Tri-City.
- DAY BY DAVIS: Kamloops native Kevin Davis has logged two assists again, last Sunday, to extend his scoring streak to 11 consecutive games … he has three consecutive multi point games … his 16 points in 13 games are third among WHL blueliners.
- RILEY ON THE RADAR: Riley Sutter, third year Silvertips forward, was named to the NHL Central Scouting Service’s “Players to Watch” Preliminary list on Oct. 3 (“B” rating) … he had 9 points on the most recent 9 game road trip, also tying for the club lead with 5 goals.
- BC CONNECTION: Six players on the Silvertips roster hail from the province of British Columbia: Kevin Davis, Patrick Bajkov, Dorrin Luding, Jake Christiansen, Ian Walker, and Gianni Fairbrother.
- Patrick Bajkov is 19 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 11 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Carter Hart is 3 shutouts away from the Silvertips all-time record and 8 away from the WHL all-time record
- Riley Sutter played in his 100th career game in the WHL on Sept. 24 vs. Tri-City
- Kevin Davis earned the 100th assist in his Tips and WHL career on Oct. 13 at Lethbridge
ON THIS DATE
EVT 2 – TC 1 (10/27/07): Leland Irving stopped 42 of 43 shots for first star honors, while Chris de la Lande scored the game winner at 16:37 of the second period to lift the Tips past the host Tri-City Americans, 2-1 at Toyota Center … Kyle Beach opened the scoring with his ninth goal of the season … Zach Hamill earned the third star with two assists.
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
- Pavel Azhgirei (assist) – Sept. 30 at TC
- Martin Fasko-Rudas (assist) – Oct. 8 at EDM
- Ethan Browne (assist) – Oct. 10 at RD
CLIMBING THE LADDER
The Silvertips, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:
|2||10, 21||Zack Dailey||C||330|
|1.||Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||107|
|2.||Carter Hart||2013 – Current||86|
|3.||Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||72|
|4.||Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||71|
|5.||Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||35|
|1. Leland Irving||2003 – 2008||21|
|2. Carter Hart||2013 – Current||19|
|3. Michael Wall||2003 – 2005||12|
|4. Austin Lotz||2011 – 2015||10|
|5. Kent Simpson||2007 – 2012||6|