GAME 4 TONIGHT: Tips at Tri-City (4/26)


  • GAME 4: THURSDAY, April 26, 2018
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Game 4, WHL Western Conference Championship … fourth lifetime playoff matchup between the two teams … the Silvertips are 10-2-1 in the postseason … it is the Silvertips third lifetime appearance in the Conference Championship and their first since 2006 … it is Tri-City’s first appearance in the Conference Championship since 2012 … the Silvertips went 5-2-1-0 in the regular season head-to-head series … the Silvertips advanced to the Conference Championship by defeating Portland, 4-1 in the second round … Tri-City eliminated Victoria, 4-0 in the second round.


WESTERN CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP: EVERETT vs TRI-CITY (Silvertips lead series, 2-1)

GAME 1: at EVERETT 3 – Tri-City 2

GAME 2: Tri-City 5 – at Everett 3

GAME 3: EVERETT 8 – at Tri-City 4

GAME 4: at Tri-City      | Thursday, Apr. 26 – 7:05pm (Toyota Center)

GAME 5: at EVERETT | Saturday, Apr. 28 – 7:05pm (Angel of the Winds Arena)

GAME 6: at Tri-City      | Monday, Apr. 30 – 7:05pm (Toyota Center) **

GAME 7: at EVERETT | Tuesday, May 1 – 7:05pm (Angel of the Winds Arena) **

** If necessary



GAME 1 (EVT 3 – TC 2 / 4-20-18): Garrett Pilon scored twice and earned the eventual game winner late in the second period, and the Everett Silvertips were able to hang onto the lead to win Game 1 of the Western Conference Championship Series, 3-2 over the Tri-City Americans before 5,181 fans at Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday night. Connor Dewar chipped in with a goal and an assist while Riley Sutter earned a pair of assists. Carter Hart turned in a 24 save effort while the Tips became the first team to hand Tri-City a loss in the playoffs. SHOTS: EVT 33 – TC 26

GAME 2 (TC 5 – EVT 3 / 4-21-18): Maxwell James broke a tie game in the third period with his first goal of the postseason to help the Tri-City Americans sneak past the Everett Silvertips, 5-3 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Championship   before 6,401 fans at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday night. With the Tips’ loss against the Americans, the series is now tied 1-1 for the third consecutive round in the Silvertips postseason. Matt Fonteyne, Patrick Bajkov, and Garrett Pilon each netted a goal on the Silvertips side. The Tips power play netted a 2-of-4 effort, including two tallies in the opening period. SHOTS: EVT 40 – TC 27

GAME 3 (TC 8 – EVT 4 / 4-23-18): Patrick Bajkov collected his second hat trick of the postseason while Garrett Pilon pumped in three points to help smash a tie game in the third period, en route to an 8-4 victory for the Everett Silvertips over the  Tri-City Americans before 3,268 fans at Toyota Center on Monday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference Championship Series. The Tips broke a 4-4 deadlock in the third by scoring four goals in a span of 4:50, taking a 2-1 lead in the series. Carter Hart picked up the victory in net with 29 saves while the  Tips set a new franchise record for most goals in a playoff game. SHOTS: TC 33 – EVT 28



  • PLAYOFF PRIMED: The Silvertips have reached the WHL Playoffs for 15 consecutive seasons, extending a current WHL record streak … the Tips went 18-7-2-3 in 1-goal games in the regular season and 22-12-2-2 against opponents from the U.S. Division.
  • TORRID TIPS: The Tips won 37 of their final 48 games … they scored a franchise record 246 goals … the Silvertips had 5 games of scoring 8 goals or more in the regular season … for the first time in franchise history, they boasted seven different 20-goal scorers on the roster, led by Connor Dewar (38) … in their 8-4 over Tri-City in Game 3 of the Western Conference Championship series, they set a new franchise playoff record for most goals in one game (8).
  • ONTO THE FINAL FOUR: The Silvertips have advanced to the Conference Championship round for the third time in franchise history … they are aiming for a second trip to the WHL Championship round.
  • HART OF THE MATTER: 19-year old Carter Hart, three-time reigning Silvertips MVP and back-to-back WHL Goaltender of the Year, led the WHL in both goals-against-average (1.60), save percentage (.947) and shutouts (7) … the Philadelphia Flyers prospect was named Western Conference Goaltender of the Year for the third straight season on Mar. 21 … he is in his in his 4th season with the Silvertips, the franchise leader in wins (116) … He was named WHL Goaltender of the Month (March) and twice earned WHL Goaltender of the Week in the postseason.
  • SPREADING IT AROUND: The Silvertips have scored 57 goals in the first 13 games of the playoffs … 18 players have registered at least a point … 16 different Tips players have recorded a goal.


IN THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (3rd lifetime appearance, 1-1)

2003-04: VS. KELOWNA (Tips won series, 4-3)      
Apr. 16 at Kelowna W 3-2 Mitch Love Jeff Harvey (2 GA, 36 SVS) Kelly Guard (3 GA, 16 SVS)  
Apr. 17 at Kelowna L 1-2 Troy Bodie Jeff Harvey (2 GA, 19 SVS) Kelly Guard (1 GA, 13 SVS)  
Apr. 20 Kelowna L 1-2 Randall Gelech Jeff Harvey (2 GA, 29 SVS) Kelly Guard (1 GA, 22 SVS)  
Apr. 22 Kelowna L 3-4 Tyler Mosienko Jeff Harvey (4 GA, 24 SVS) Kelly Guard (3 GA, 31 SVS)  
Apr. 24 at Kelowna W 1-0 OT Bryan Nathe Jeff Harvey (0 GA, 22 SVS) Kelly Guard (1 GA, 14 SVS)  
Apr. 26 Kelowna W 2-1 OT John Dahl Jeff Harvey (1 GA, 32 SVS) Kelly Guard (2 GA, 19 SVS)  
Apr. 27 at Kelowna W 2-1 OT Jeff Schmidt Jeff Harvey (1 GA, 36 SVS) Kelly Guard (2 GA, 24 SVS)  
2005-06: VS. VANCOUVER (Tips lost series, 4-0)      
Apr. 21 at Vancouver L 2-4 Mario Bliznak Matt Esposito (3 GA, 30 SVS) Dustin Slade (2 GA, 13 SVS)  
Apr. 22 at Vancouver L 0-2 Paul Albers Matt Esposito (2 GA, 18 SVS) Dustin Slade (0 GA, 18 SVS)  
Apr. 25 Vancouver L 0-5 Gilbert Brule Matt Esposito (5 GA, 21 SVS) Dustin Slade (0 GA, 32 SVS)  
Apr. 27 Vancouver L 0-5 Mario Bliznak Leland Irving (4 GA, 30 SVS) Dustin Slade (0 GA, 28 SVS)  


2017-18: VS. TRI-CITY      
Apr. 20 Tri-City W 3-2 Garrett Pilon Carter Hart (2 GA, 24 SVS) Patrick Dea (3 GA, 30 SVS)  
Apr. 21 Tri-City L 3-5 Maxwell James Carter Hart (2 GA, 22 SVS) Patrick Dea (3 GA, 37 SVS)  
Apr. 23 at Tri-City W 8-4 Patrick Bajkov Carter Hart (4 GA, 29 SVS) Patrick Dea (8 GA, 18 SVS)/ Beck Warm (0 GA, 2 SVS)  
Apr. 26 at Tri-City            
Apr. 28 Tri-City              


GAME 1 (POR 5 – EVT 2 / 4-6-18): The Everett Silvertips were unable to recover from a three goal deficit and the Portland Winterhawks used goals from five different sources to defeat the Tips, 5-2 before 4,286 fans at Angel of the Winds Arena in Game 1 of the second round of the 2018 WHL Playoffs. Matt Fonteyne and Sean Richards scored goals for the Tips in the second period, who nearly climbed completely out of a 3-0 hole. SHOTS: POR 36 – EVT 34

GAME 2 (EVT 6 – POR 0 / 4-7-18): Patrick Bajkov earned his first career playoff hat trick, added an assist, and Carter Hart turned in his fourth career playoff shutout on 26 saves as the Everett Silvertips cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Portland Winterhawks in Game 2 of the second round of the WHL playoffs in front of 5,631 fans at Angel of the Winds Arena. The Silvertips tied the series, 1-1. The Tips earned their largest margin of victory, bouncing back one night after dropping a 5-2 loss on home ice in Game 1. Martin Fasko-Rudas, Garrett Pilon and Sean Richards spelled the offense with a goal each, while Matt Fonteyne earned a pair of assists. SHOTS: EVT 32 – POR 26

GAME 3 (EVT 6 – POR 2 / 4-10-18): Riley Sutter scored twice in a three goal first period, and Carter Hart made 40 saves to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 6-2 victory over the Portland Winterhawks in Game 3 of the second round of the WHL Playoffs before 4,453 fans at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday. The Tips lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1. Kevin Davis manufactured a pair of assists and was +3 from the blueline while 12 different Silvertips recorded a point in the game. The Silvertips improved to 3-0 on the road during the WHL Playoffs. SHOTS: POR 42 – EVT 28

GAME 4 (EVT 3 – POR 2 / 4-12-18): Wyatte Wylie busted a tie game with 1:12 left in regulation, completing an insane comeback of two goals in a span of 46 seconds to lift the Everett Silvertips to an incredible 3-2 victory in Game 4 over the Portland Winterhawks before 7,312 fans at Moda Center on Thursday in second round WHL Playoff action. The Silvertips took the lead in the best-of-seven series, 3-1. The Tips launched their comeback just nine seconds after Henri Jokiharju put the Winterhawks ahead with 2:07 left on a power play goal. Garrett Pilon banged in a rebound to tie the game with 1:58 left, then Wyatte Wylie’s right point shot snuck through traffic with 1:12 to play. SHOTS: POR 44 – EVT 26

GAME 5 (EVT 4 – POR 0 / 4-13-18): The Everett Silvertips broke open a one goal lead in the third period and cruised to a 4-0 victory in game five of round two of the WHL playoffs, eliminating the Portland Winterhawks in a 4-1 series victory on Friday in front 6,220 fans at Angel of the Winds Arena to advance to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2006. Jake Christiansen led the Silvertips with a pair of goals, including the game winner in the second period. Carter Hart and Dustin Wolf combined to make 34 saves in holding the Winterhawks at bay all night long. SHOTS: EVT 31 – POR 28



GAME 1 (EVT 4 – SEA 1 / 3-23-18): The Everett Silvertips jumped out in front of the Seattle Thunderbirds early and maintained a sizeable lead throughout the game in a 4-1 victory, in Game 1 of the WHL Playoffs first round before 4,247 fans at Angels of the Winds Arena on Friday night. Patrick Bajkov was the first star of the game with a pair of goals, while Garrett Pilon and Bryce Kindopp each earned a goal. Matt Fonteyne collected 3 assists. SHOTS: EVT 46 – SEA 26

GAME 2 (SEA 5 – EVT 4 (OT) / 3-24-18): Garrett Pilon’s hat trick forced overtime with less than a minute left in regulation but Zack Andrusiak’s winner at 5:04 helped the Seattle Thunderbirds sneak by the Everett Silvertips, 5-4 in sudden death overtime before 5,694 fans at Angels of the Winds Arena on Saturday night … the best-of-seven series is tied, 1-1 … Pilon’s hat trick was the first in postseason for the Tips since Carson Stadnyk accomplished his against Spokane, Mar. 27, 2015 against the Spokane Chiefs. Martin Fakso-Rudas got the other Tips goal while three separate Tips registered multi point games. SHOTS: EVT 49 – SEA 33

GAME 3 (EVT 3 – SEA 1 / 3-27-18): Matt Fonteyne scored twice and Carter Hart furnished 33 saves to lift the Everett Silvertips to a 3-1 victory and a 2-1 series lead over the Seattle Thunderbirds before 5,600 fans at accesso ShoWare Center on Tuesday night in WHL Playoff action. The Silvertips recovered from an early 1-0 deficit and 22 shots by Seattle in the first ten minutes before Reece Vitelli tied the game. They recaptured home ice advantage in the series and outshot Seattle, 25-10 in the final 40 minutes. SHOTS: EVT 37 – SEA 34

GAME 4 (EVT 7 – SEA 3 / 3-30-18): The Everett Silvertips took a commanding lead in the first period with three goals and the Seattle Thunderbirds were unable to cue the comeback, in a 7-3 Silvertips victory in Game 4 of the WHL Playoffs’ first round before 4,175 fans at accesso ShoWare Arena on Friday night. Seven different Silvertips scored in the game, producing a wire to wire effort while Connor Dewar, who scored the first penalty shot goal in Silvertips playoff history, earned first star honors with a goal and pair of assists. Kevin Davis earned third star honors on the backend with a goal and an assist, and was +3 on the evening. SHOTS: EVT 36 – SEA 31
GAME 5 (EVT 4 – SEA 0 / 3-31/18):
The Everett Silvertips eliminated the Seattle Thunderbirds in a 4-1 series victory, winning Game 5, 4-0 before 6,179 fans at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett on Saturday in WHL Playoff action. The Silvertips have advanced to the second round for the fourth straight season, knocking out their U.S. Division rivals by outscoring the Thunderbirds, 11-3 in the final two games. Carter Hart had his third career playoff shutout with 36 saves. Connor Dewar had his second consecutive three point game and Riley Sutter earned the game winning goal. SHOTS: EVT 46 – SEA 36



Six different Western Conference Awards and four different Silvertips were honored by the WHL on Mar. 21:



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