EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS – XFINITY ARENA
Friday, November 3, 2017 | RADIO: KKXA 1520 AM / FM 101.1 | TIPS App
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
First of four meetings this season and the 58th overall … the Silvertips are 34-18-3-2 lifetime against the Cougars and last season went 3-1-0-0 in four matchups … the Tips last season outscored Prince George, 16-7 … they are 15-12-0-2 at home, all-time against Prince George … the Silvertips come into the game as winners of back-to-back games … Prince George has been defeated in back to back games and was last defeated on Wednesday, a 2-1 win Porltand.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: (Silvertips 0-0-0-0)
|Nov. 3||Prince George||7:35 pm PDT|
|Nov. 10||at Prince George||7:00 pm PST|
|Nov. 11||at Prince George||7:00 pm PST|
|Dec. 16||Prince George||7:05 pm PST|
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
11/4/17 vs. Portland 7:05pm XFINITY Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
11/10/17 at Prince George 7:00pm CN Centre KKXA 1520 AM & FM 101 /Tips App
11/11/17 at Prince George 7:00pm CN Centre KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST GAME (EVT 3 – POR 2 / 10-29-17): Patrick Bajkov capped a two-goal game on a highlight-reel game winner with 29.8 seconds left in regulation and goaltender Dustin Wolf made 44 saves in his second career start, helping lift the Everett Silvertips to a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Portland Winterhawks before 3,600 fans at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in WHL action on Sunday. The Silvertips swept through the brief two-game trip and handed Portland their third straight loss, getting first period goals by Bajkov and Matt Fonteyne to overcome an early Portland first period goal. Portland, averaging a league high 40 shots per game, outshot the Tips 44-26 but were also held to an 0-of-3 clip on the power play.
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) entered midweek tied fifth in the WHL in shots (72), tied for third in power play goals (6) and leads the Tips with nine goals this season … he has multi-goal games in two of the last three contests.
- DAY BY DAVIS: Kamloops native Kevin Davis logged an assist last Sunday to extend his scoring streak to 12 of the last 13 games … he has 16 points in that span … his 17 points in 15 games are tied for fourth among WHL blueliners.
- WOLF IT DOWN: Dustin Wolf made 82 saves in his first two career games to earn WHL and CHL Goaltender of the Week honors … he became the youngest goaltender in Tips history (16 years, 6 months, 11 days) to earn a win since Carter Hart (16 years, 1 month, 7 days) in 2014-15, when he stopped 26 shots in a 2-0 win at Seattle.
- BIG BANG BAJKOV: Patrick Bajkov, returning from training camp with the Vegas Golden Knights, leads the Tips with 24 points in 16 games … his 11 power play points lead the Silvertips this season.
- Patrick Bajkov is 17 games away from 300 in his WHL career
- Kevin Davis is 9 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
- Patrick Bajkov earned the 200th point in his Tips and WHL career on Oct. 4 at Spokane
- Kevin Davis earned the 100th assist in his Tips and WHL career on Oct. 13 at Lethbridge
ON THIS DATE
EVT 6 – PA 2 (11/3/06): Defenseman Taylor Ellington buried a pair of goals from the blueline and Peter Mueller chipped in with three points to help lead the Silvertips past Prince Albert, 6-2 at Art Hauser Centre … the Tips held Prince Albert to 0-of-10 on the power play and Leland Irving made 20 stops.
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