EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs MOOSE JAW WARRIORS – XFINITY ARENA
Friday, October 20, 2017 | RADIO: 1520 AM / FM 101.1 KKXA | TIPS App
The Silvertips continue a three-game homestand … it’s their only matchup of the season against the Moose Jaw and their first in Everett since Nov. 27, 2015 … the Tips enter tonight’s game at 4-7-1-0 and aim for their second home victory of the season … Moose Jaw, at 7-3-0-0, is coming off a 2-1 loss at Spokane on Wednesday and has lost back-to-back games.
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
10/22/17 Seattle 4:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
10/27/17 @ Kamloops 7:00pm Sandman Centre KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101 /Tips App
10/29/17 @ Portland 5:00pm Memorial Coliseum KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (TC 3 – EVT 2 (OT) / 10-18-17): Blake Lyda, making his Western Hockey League debut as a 15-year old affiliated player call-up, earned 32 saves and third star honors in net but Jordan Topping scored at 1:12 to lift the Tri-City Americans over the Everett Silvertips in overtime, 3-2 before 2,957 fans at XFINITY Arena on Wednesday in WHL action. The Silvertips dumped 48 shots on net towards Lyda’s counterpart, Patrick Dea, who made 46 saves for first star honors. Patrick Bajkov and Matt Fonteyne each collected power play goals while Kevin Davis dished a pair of assists on the Tips side.
SERIES SCHEDULE NOTES
Only meeting of the season between the Silvertips and Warriors, and 15th overall … the Silvertips are 10-4-0-0 in the all-time series … the Tips are 6-1-0-0 at home against Moose Jaw … their last meeting in Everett was Nov. 27, 2015 in a 5-0 Tips victory … the Silvertips have outscored Moose Jaw, 46-29 in the all-time series … the Silvertips have won four straight games in the series.
Date Location Result GWG/SOWG Goalie Shots Attendance
2/11/17 Mosaic Place W, 2-0 Skoleski Hart (31/31) EVT 34-31 3,337
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.
- NEVER QUIT: The Silvertips earned their second come-from-behind victory last Friday when trailing after two periods … last year, they totaled just one victory when trailing after two periods.
- DAY BY DAVIS: Kevin Davis logged a pair of assists on Wednesday to extend his scoring streak to nine consecutive games … his 12 points in 11 games rank tied for fourth among the league’s defensemen.
- 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 9 game road trip, also tying for the club lead with 5 goals.
- NO LY(DA), IT HAPPENED: Goaltender Blake Lyda earned third star on Wednesday with 32 saves in his WHL debut … he became the fourth goaltender, at 15-years old and as an AP call-up, in Silvertips history to play in a WHL game (Carter Hart, Kent Simpson, Leland Irving).
PROSPECTING FOR GOLD
The WHL Cup is underway tonight in Calgary, featuring Tips prospects across three participating provinces: defenseman Ronan Seeley and forward Brayden Morrison (Alberta), forward Nate Hinds (Manitoba), and forward Jackson Berezowski (Saskatchewan). All four Tips prospects were selected in the 2017 WHL Draft. Live updates are available at www.whl.ca/scores.
- Seeley (1 assist, +3, 4 SOG), Morrison (+1, 1 shot), Hinds (1 shot), Berezowski (3 shots)
- Patrick Bajkov is 21 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 13 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 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
99: 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, Lyda
MB: Hein, Dewar, Onyebuchi, Vitelli, Liwiski
WA: Wylie, Butt