EVERETT SILVERTIPS at LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES – ENMAX CENTRE
Friday, October 13, 2017 | RADIO: 1520 AM KKXA / FM 101 | TIPS App
The Silvertips continue a nine-game road trip in their only visit to Lethbridge … the Silvertips are 2-5-0-0 on the trip … against Lethbridge, it is their first visit since the 2015-16 season (Nov. 18, 2015, 4-3 defeat) … the Tips are 6-6-2 lifetime against Lethbridge and 2-4-0-1 when they visit the Hurricanes … a total of 9 players from Alberta are currently on the Tips roster.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
10/14/17 @ Kootenay 6:00pm Western Financial Place KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
10/18/17 Tri-City 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/ Tips App
10/20/17 Moose Jaw 7:35pm XFINITY Arena KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101 / Tips App
LAST GAME (MH 5 – EVT 4 / 10-11-17): Mark Rassell buried two goals and Michael Bullion’s final save of 30 came with 7.2 seconds left to help the Medicine Hat Tigers sneak by the Everett Silvertips, 5-4 before a crowd of 3,247 at Canalta Centre on Wednesday night in WHL action. The Silvertips nearly rallied from a trio of two-goal deficits and were led by Matt Fonteyne’s third star effort with a goal and an assist. Kevin Davis returned from illness to post an assist, while the Silvertips broke their power play slump on a Patrick Bajkov second period goal.
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Only meeting of the season and 15h overall … the Tips are 6-6-1-0-1 lifetime against Lethbridge and are 2-4-0-1 … the scoring is tied, 39-39 lifetime in the series … the Silvertips last win in Lethbridge was Nov. 20, 2013 (3-2 victory) … the Silvertips are looking to snap back-to-back defeats in the series.
Date Location Result GWG Goalie Shots Attendance
11/19/16 XFINITY Arena L, 1-2 Wong Hart (22/24) EVT, 31-24 5,322
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.
- ALBERTA BORN: Nine players are on the Silvertips roster who are originally from Alberta … center Matt Fonteyne (Wetaskiwin, AB native) is making his final regular season visit to Red Deer for his WHL career and last night played in his 276th lifetime WHL and Silvertip game, moving into 8th in franchise history.
- KILL SHOT: After Wednesday’s game the Silvertips finished tied for the WHL lead in penalty killing percentage (88.9 pct) … they are 24 of 27 on the road, tied for fourth on the road in the WHL (88.9)
- 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 has four goals and six points in nine games.
- DAY BY DAVIS: Kevin Davis, co-captain and Tips defenseman, returned to the lineup Wednesday night to furnish an assist … he has points in six straight games, a Silvertips season high … Davis has 38 points in the last 42 regular season games.
- Patrick Bajkov is 24 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 1 assist away from 100 and 16 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
ON THIS DATE (10/13/07): The Silvertips scored four unanswered goals, led by two from Dan Gendur, to blast the Portland Winterhawks in a 4-1 victory 6,193 fans at XFINITY Arena … the Silvertips went 2-of-5 on the power play and outshot Portland, 34-25 … Zach Hamill and Vitaly Karamnov each scored a goal and goaltender Leland Irving stopped 24 of 25 shots.
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|
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The Silvertips roster, categorized by birth year and hometown:
97: Bajkov, Fonteyne, Davis,
98: Hart, Hein, Richards, Dumba
99: Bruce, Luding, Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie
00: I. Walker, Onyebuchi, Centazzo, K. Walker, Azhgirei, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother
01: Wolf, Browne, Vitelli, Liwiski
BC: Davis, Bajkov, Luding, Christiansen, I. Walker, Fairbrother
AB: Fonteyne, Hart, Richards, Kindopp, Sutter, Centazzo, K. Walker, Browne, Dumba
MB: Hein, Bruce, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Vitelli, Liwiski
WA: Wylie, Butt