EVERETT SILVERTIPS at TRI-CITY AMERICANS – Toyota Center
- Saturday, April 10, 2021
- Time: 6:05pm PT
- RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM / Tune In App
TODAY’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Fourth of five meetings this season … the Silvertips sit first in the U.S. Division standings with a 9-1-0-0 record while the Americans are in fourth place with a 4-5-0-0 record entering Saturday’s matchup… the Silvertips posted a 6-1-0-0 record against the Americans in the 2019-20 regular season… the Silvertips are 79-57-3-10 all-time against Tri-City.
|| W 7-0
|| W 3-0
THIS SEASON AGAINST THE AMERICANS (3-0-0-0)
- LEADER, POINTS (EVT): GONCALVES (6), FONSTAD (6), FAIRBROTHER (6)
- LEADER, GOALS (EVT): GONCALVES (4)
- LEADER, POINTS (TC): HUO (1), MUTALA (1), ZAZULA (1)
- LEADER, GOALS (TC): HUO (1)
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
4/13/21 vs. Spokane 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live
4/16/21 @ Seattle 6:05pm Accesso Showare Center KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live
4/18/21 vs. Portland 4:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live
LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 4 – SEA 3 (4-9-21): – Gage Goncalves netted the game winner with 1:36 left in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and deliver the Silvertips a 4-3 nod over the Thunderbirds. Silvertips blue liner Olen Zellweger tallied two assists to continue his remarkable season while goaltender Dustin Wolf turned aside 30 shots to earn his eighth victory in nine starts this season. The Silvertips have now won four straight games overall and sit atop the US Division standings.
SHOTS: EVT 33 | SEA 33
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 goals against average (1.32), 3rd in save percentage (0.954), tied for 1st in shutouts (3) … he has 23 career shutouts, moving into 2nd 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: The Silvertips blue line unit has been outstanding all season long racking up numbers on both sides of the score sheet. Gianni Fairbrother has recorded 13 points (1g-12a) to go along with a plus-8 rating. Olen Zellweger has been consistent on both ends of the score sheet, amassing 11 points and a plus-9 rating while fellow rear guard Ronan Seeley has notched eight points and a plus-6 mark as well. The unit has given up only an astonishing 13 goals against in ten games.
3) FUN WITH FONSTAD: Team captain Cole Fonstad recorded his fifth multi-point outing of the season in 6-4 win vs. POR on 4/6/21 with a goal and three assists. He now has 263 points for his WHL career and presently leads the club with 16 points (6g-10a) 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 & a plus-1 rating, Apr. 9/21 @ SEA
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
- Cole Fonstad earned the 250th point for his WHL career on Mar. 21 at Tri-City
- Dustin Wolf is 4 wins away from totaling 100 for his WHL and Silvertips career
- Ethan Regnier is six games away from 200 for his WHL career
- Gianni Fairbrother is three games away from 150 for his WHL and Silvertips career
- Gage Goncalves is one point away from amassing 100 for his WHL and Silvertips career
- Hunter Campbell played in his 150th career WHL game against Tri-City on Mar. 24th, 2021
FIRST TIMERS: The following Silvertips have notched their firsts in their WHL careers, this season:
- Ryan Hofer: goal on 3/21 at Tri-City
- Ben Hemmerling: goal on 3/24 vs. Tri-City
- Austin Roest: assist on 4/3 vs. Portland