TONIGHT // Tips at Thunderbirds (3/8)


  • Sunday, March 8, 2020
  • Time: 5:05pm PT
  • RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM / Tune In App

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Final meeting of the season (10) … the Tips are 87-63-4-7-10 all-time against Seattle … the Silvertips hold a record of 22-7-2-0 against opponents from the U.S. Division … six of nine meetings this season have been decided by two goals or less … the Tips have won 11 of 12 games, are 19-2-1-1 in their last 22 games and are ranked 4th in the CHL Top 10 … the Silvertips need a win, OT/SO loss, or a Spokane loss to clinch home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.


  • LEADER, POINTS (EVT): Cole Fonstad, 11
  • LEADER, GOALS (EVT): Jake Christiansen, Gage Goncalves, 4
  • LEADER, POINTS (SEA): Conner Roulette, 6     
  • LEADER, GOALS (SEA): Keltie Jeri-Leon, 3


DATE            OPPONENT          TIME           SITE                                     RADIO

3/13/20         @ Tri-City              7:05pm        Toyota Center                       KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/WHL Live

3/14/20         @ Portland           6:00pm        Moda Center                         KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/WHL Live

3/15/20         @ Tri-City              4:05pm        Toyota Center                       KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/WHL Live

SEA 5 – EVT 2 (3-7-20):
– Seattle scored five unanswered goals to defeat the Silvertips, 5-2 in downtown Everett on Saturday in WHL action. Ty Kolle’s opening goal put Everett ahead in the second period before a flurry of Seattle goals in the second period put the Thunderbirds in front after two. Seattle would add two late goals in the final before Brendan Lee sniped a shot past Seattle netminder Roddy Ross. The Tips had their 11-game win streak, a season high, come to an end.
SHOTS: EVT 34 | SEA 20

1) FONSTAD-Y AS HE GOES: Cole Fonstad is tied for 3RD  in WHL assists (58) … his 73 points in 58 games are tied for 12th  WHL scoring … his 60 assists in the calendar year of 2019 were 2nd in the WHL, trailing Eli Zummack of Spokane by three.
2) THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS: Wyatte Wylie (64 points, 2nd) and Jake Christiansen (22 goals, 1st) rank among the league leaders among defensemen … Kasper Puutio has a point in five of the last seven games … Olen Zellweger earned a multi point game last Feb. 7 at Tri-City … Christiansen is the first defenseman in Silvertips history to reach the 20 goal plateau in one season.
3) HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: Tips goaltender Dustin Wolf ranks among the WHL leaders in the following categories: 1st in goals against average (1.88), 1st in save percentage (.936), 1st in wins (33), 1st in shutouts (9) … he has 20 career shutouts, tied 5th all time with Dustin Slade and Justin Pogge … his next shutout (21) will tie him for 3rd in WHL history, all-time with Leland Irving (2nd, Tips history) and Bryan Bridges.

NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING TRACKER: (updated from NHL CSS midterm rankings)

            Player                         Of note:

  • (D) Ronan Seeley Assist on 3/1 vs. Portland
  • (D) Kasper Puutio Assist on 3/7 vs. Seattle
  • (F) Gage Goncalves  36 points, last 28 games (16g-20a)
  • (F) Michal Gut 13/17 face-offs 3/7 vs. Seattle

Player                                     NHL transaction
Wyatte Wylie (D)                     Philadelphia, 5th round, 2018 draft
Cole Fonstad (F)                    Montreal, 5th round, 2018 draft
Gianni Fairbrother (D)             Montreal, 3rd round, 2019 draft
Dustin Wolf (G)                       Calgary, 7th round, 2019 draft
Bryce Kindopp (RW)               Anaheim, signed as a free agent (3-year ELC), 3/4
Jake Christiansen (D)            Columbus, signed as a free agent (3-year ELC), 3/4


RANK PLAYER                     POS    G        
1.         Patrick Bajkov             RW      112
2.         Bryce Kindopp          RW      109
3.         Tyler Maxwell              C         107
4.         Joshua Winquist         LW       101
5.         Shane Harper             RW      100


  • Dennis Williams earned the 100th win in his Silvertips and WHL career Nov. 2 vs Kamloops
  • Wyatte Wylie earned the 100th point in his WHL and Silvertips career Nov 2 vs Kamloops
  • Dustin Wolf played in the 100th game of his WHL and Silvertips career on Nov 30 vs. Seattle
  • Cole Fonstad earned the 200th point in his WHL career on Dec. 7 at Swift Current
  • Gage Goncalves played in the 100th game of his WHL & Silvertips career, Dec. 30 at Red Deer
  • Jackson Berezowski played in the 100th game of his WHL & Silvertips career, Jan. 1 at Edmonton
  • Bryce Kindopp scored the 100th goal of his Silvertips and WHL career Jan. 3 at Prince George
  • Wyatte Wylie earned the 100th assist of his WHL career on Jan. 18 vs. Seattle
  • Ronan Seeley played in the 100th game of his Silvertips and WHL career Feb. 7 at Tri-City
  • Jake Christiansen earned the 100th assist in his WHL and Silvertips career on Feb. 26 Tri-City
  • Jalen Price skated in the 100th game of his WHL career Mar. 7 vs. Tri-City
  • Dennis Williams is 3 games away from 200 in his WHL and Silvertips coaching career
  • Ty Kolle is 6 games away from 200 in his WHL career
  • Jake Christiansen is 4 games away from 300 in his WHL and Silvertips career
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