EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – ACCESSO SHOWARE CENTER
LIVE STATS | GAME NOTES
By Nick Meyers – Silvertips staff writer
PREVIEW: The Silvertips close out the pre-season Tuesday, September 10th on the road against the Seattle Thunderbirds, with the puck dropping at 7:05pm. It’ll be the second of two pre-season meetings between the teams, and the Tips won the first meeting, 3-2 in overtime on Sept. 1 to close out the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic in downtown Everett. Both teams enter with a record of 4-0-1 and will close out the pre-season schedule tonight.
- The Tips are currently 4-0-1 in the pre-season, coming off their only defeat (in overtime), 2-1 to Victoria on Sunday in Langley, B.C. So far, with five players out of the lineup due to NHL camp commitments, the Tips have held their own back in the defensive zone: goaltending (between Dustin Wolf, Keegan Karki, and Braden Holt) has combined for a 1.74 goals-against-average and .927 save percentage, while the defense has limited opposing teams to 24.6 shots per game, lowest in the WHL.
- Five players out to NHL camps: D Gianni Fairbrother (Montreal), G Dusitn Wolf (Calgary), D Jake Christiansen (St. Louis), RW Bryce Kindopp (Colorado), and D WyatteWylie (Philadelphia).
- Seattle currently sits at 4-0-1 in the pre-season, their only loss (OT) coming against the Silvertips on September 1st in overtime. Last weekend, Seattle outscored their opponents 14-4 en route to a pair of wins in Tri-City’s preseason tourney. The Thunderbird man advantage ranks atop the WHL in the pre-season, converting 12-of-31 chances (38.7 percent). Payton Mount and Michael Horon each have 8 points to lead Seattle in pre-season scoring.
The last time these two teams met:
- Ronan Seeley scored the game winning overtime goal
- Everett goalie Braden Holt stopped 25 of 27 shots
- Jake Christiansen had a 3-point night (1G, 2A)
NEXT UP: The Tips will rest after this game for nine days before officially launching the 2019-20 season with Opening Night, Sept. 20 against the Tri-City Americans at 7:35pm at A.O.T.W. Arena.