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EVERETT SILVERTIPS at SPOKANE CHIEFS – SPOKANE ARENA

  • Sunday, May 2, 2021
  • Time: 5:10pm PT
  • RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM / Tune In App

TODAY’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

Fifth of six meetings this season … the Silvertips clinched first place in the U.S. Division standings and are presently holding a 15-4-0-0 record while the Chiefs are in third place with a 6-7-2-1 record entering Sundday’s matchup… the Silvertips posted a 7-1-1-0 record against the Chiefs in the 2019-20 regular season… the Silvertips are 80-60-1-9-4 all-time against the Spokane Chiefs.

U.S. DIVISION TITLE: 8 IS GREAT!

The Silvertips clinched the U.S. Division last night after Tri-City defeated Portland, 3-2 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum … the Silvertips record of 15-4 through 19 games stands as a .789 points percentage, the main criteria to decide the division title this season … it is the Silvertips fourth U.S. Division title in five seasons … they have won seven of their last ten games.

DATE GAME RESULT W-L-O-S TIME VENUE
Mar. 20 Vs SPO   W 2-0 1-0-0-0 6:05pm AOTW Arena
Apr. 13 Vs SPO   L 4-3 1-1-0-0 7:05pm AOTW Arena
Apr. 22 @ SPO   W 5-0 2-1-0-0 6:10pm Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr. 23 @ SPO   W 6-1 3-1-0-0 6:10pm Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
May. 2 @ SPO     5:10pm Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
May. 7 Vs SPO     7:05pm AOTW Arena

THIS SEASON AGAINST THE CHIEFS (3-1-0-0)

  • LEADER, POINTS (EVT): FONSTAD (5)
  • LEADER, GOALS (EVT): CAMPBELL (3)
  • LEADER, POINTS (SPO): BECKMAN (5)
  • LEADER, GOALS (SPO): BECKMAN (2)

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

5/5/21           vs. Seattle            7:05pm        Angel of the Winds Arena       KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live

5/7/21           vs. Spokane         7:05pm        Angel of the Winds Arena       KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live

5/8/21           @ Seattle             6:05pm        accesso ShoWare Center      KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live


LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 2 – POR 5 (4-30-21):
The Everett Silvertips saw their six-game win streak come to an end on Friday evening as they fell to the Portland Winterhawks 5-2. The Silvertips got off to a great start in the opening frame with forwards Hunter Campbell and Jackson Berezowski lighting the lamp to build a 2-0 cushion and fired 12 shots on goal compared to the Winterhawks’ nine shots. Portland then scored five unanswered goals with four of them coming in the third period as the Winterhawks avoided the season-series sweep. Everett finished with an impressive 5-1-0-0 record against their US Division rival for the 2020-21 season and entering tonight’s matchup, have officially clinched first-place in the US Division to claim their eighth division title in 18 seasons.

DID YOU KNOW?
1) HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: Tips’ goaltender Dustin Wolf – the recipient of the WHL Goaltender of the Month award for March – ranks among the WHL leaders in the following categories: 2nd in wins (14), 3rd in goals against average (1.88), 2nd in save percentage (0.939), tied for 1st in shutouts (4) … he has 24 career shutouts, moving into sole possession of 2nd place on the WHL and Silvertips all-time list, ahead of Leland Irving and Seattle’s Bryan Bridges. He is three behind the league record shared by former teammate Carter Hart and Vancouver’s Tyson Sexsmith. Wolf broke the team’s franchise record for longest shutout streak of 195:12 on Mar. 26th @ POR, surpassing Carter Hart in franchise history for longest stretch without allowing a goal.
2) THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS: Despite allowing five goals to the Portland Winterhawks on Apr. 30th, the Silvertips as a team boast the second-best goals against average mark in the WHL as the club has surrendered just two goals against per game, only 38 goals against in 19 contests. Defensive leaders Gianni Fairbrother and Ronan Seeley has recorded 15 points (1g-14a) to go along with a plus-8 rating while Carolina Hurricanes prospect Ronan Seeley has chipped in with 13 points (4g-9a) and an impressive plus-12 rating while playing in every game this year.
3) FUN WITH FONSTAD: Team captain Cole Fonstad has recorded a point in 11 consecutive games continuing his very productive season for the Silvertips. He now has 276 points for his WHL career and presently leads the club with 29 points (13g-16a) to go along with a stellar plus-14 mark.

NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING TRACKER: (updated from NHL CSS Players to Watch Rankings)

            Player                         Of note:

  • (D) Olen Zellweger Two assists, Apr. 10/21 @ TC
    *playing for Team Canada at 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship


NHL TIES
Player                                     NHL transaction

Cole Fonstad (F)                    Montreal, 5th round, 2018 draft (unsigned, NHL free agent)
Gianni Fairbrother (D)            Montreal, 3rd round, 2019 draft
Dustin Wolf (G)                       Calgary, 7th round, 2019 draft
Gage Goncalves (F)               Tampa Bay, 2nd round, 2020 draft
Ronan Seeley (D)                   Carolina, 7th round, 2020 draft

MILESTONE ALERT:

  • Dustin Wolf earned his 100th career WHL victory on Apr. 23 at Spokane, all with the Silvertips
  • Ethan Regnier played in his 200th career WHL game on Apr. 23 at Spokane
  • Gianni Fairbrother played in his 150th career WHL game on Apr. 16 at Seattle, all with the Silvertips
  • Gage Goncalves recorded his 100th point for his WHL career on Apr. 10 at Tri-City
  • Gage Goncalves is three games away from 150 for his WHL career
  • Jackson Berezowski is five games away from 150 for his WHL career

FIRST TIMERS: The following Silvertips have notched their firsts in their WHL careers, this season:

  • Ryan Hofer: goal on 3/21 @ Tri-City, assist on 4/22 @ Spokane
  • Ben Hemmerling: goal on 3/24 vs. Tri-City, assist on 4/16 @ Seattle
  • Austin Roest: assist on 4/3 vs. Portland; goal on 4/13 vs. Spokane
  • Max Graham: assist on 4/18 vs. Portland
  • Ty Gibson: goal on 4/28 vs. Seattle

 

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