EVERETT SILVERTIPS at VANCOUVER GIANTS – LANGLEY EVENTS CENTRE
- Friday, December 14, 2018
- Time: 7:35 pm PT
- RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & Silvertips App
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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
The Silvertips battle the Vancouver Giants in the fourth and final meeting of the season … the Tips are closing a set of back to back road games … it’s their first matchup since Nov. 17, the a 6-5 victory for the Silvertips in downtown Everett … the two teams own first place in their respective divisions, while the Tips’ 52 points are second most in the WHL and Vancouver is third, with 44 points … the Tips are 51-36-4-1 in 92 lifetime meetings with the Giants … the Tips are 22-21-3 on the road all-time against Vancouver … their last road win in Vancouver was Mar. 4, 2018 (6-1 win).
REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 1-2-0-0)
||at VAN 3 – EVT 1
||VAN 3 – at EVT 1
||at EVT 6 – VAN 1
||7:30 pm PST
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
12/15/18 Seattle 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/28/18 @ Spokane 7:05pm Spokane Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
12/29/18 Prince George 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/Tips App
LAST TIME OUT:
SPO 4 – EVT 3 (SO) (12-12-18): The Spokane Chiefs needed only a pair of goals in the first two rounds to sneak past the Everett Silvertips, 4-3 in a shootout, ending the Silvertips nine-game winning streak before 2,901 fans at Spokane Arena on Wednesday in WHL action. The Tips, by forcing overtime, actually extended a streak of going unbeaten in regulation to 10-0-2 and scored three times on the power play. Connor Dewar, Max Patterson, and Bryce Kindopp scored goals for the Silvertips, while Wolf helped force the shootout with 32 saves.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- MOVIN’ ON UP: The Tips entered today ranked #5 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they have resided in the Top 10 for the last four weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 17 of the past 19 games … their 52 points are second most in the WHL.
- MEET ME HALFWAY: At the half pole of the season, the Tips own the third best record in franchise history through 34 games … only the 2016-17 Silvertips (54 points) and 2006-07 team (57 points) earned more points at the 34-game mark.
- GOALTENDING ORIENTED: Tips goaltender Dustin Wolf was named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the third time of the season on Monday and CHL Goaltender of the Week (2nd of his career) on Tuesday … his 21 save shutout on Sunday was the 7th of his career, moving to 5th all-time in Tips history (surpassing Thomas Heemskerk and Kent Simpson) … fellow goaltender Max Palaga earned his first career WHL shutout on Dec. 1 when he stopped 36 shots in a 3-0 win vs. Kootenay.
- FIRST THING’S FIRST: The Tips are 20-0-0-1 when they score the first goal of the game this season … before their 4-3 shootout loss in Spokane on Wednesday, they were the last remaining team in the WHL with a 1.000 win percentage when scoring first.
- DEWAR OF GOOD: Tips captain Connor Dewar is third in the WHL in goals (24), tied for seventh points (45), tied for second in game winning goals (5), and second in shots (162).
DID YOU KNOW?
The Silvertips will make their home ice at A.O.T.W. Arena the host venue for USA Hockey’s training camp for the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships … Team USA – unveiling their preliminary roster on Dec. 5 – will include Jack Hughes (projected #1 overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft) and skate in downtown Everett between Dec. 14-18, showcasing a collection of the top end U.S. born players under 20 years of age … all practices starting at 11am this Saturday will be open to the public.
The Silvertips will host the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday, Dec. 15 for Teddy Bear Toss at 7:05 p.m. at AOTW Arena … NHL Seattle Senior Adviser Dave Tippett is scheduled to participate in the pre-game ceremonial puck drop … on Dec. 4, the National Hockey League granted expansion to the city of Seattle, Wash. as the league’s 32nd team, scheduled to begin play in the 2021-22 season … during the pre-game ceremony, the Tips and fans will salute Tippett and the NHL Seattle organization in recognition of the newest franchise to join the NHL.
ON THE BOARD!
The following Silvertips have collected their first WHL point this season:
- Jackson Berezowski / GOAL – Sept. 23 vs. VAN
- Ronan Seeley / ASSIST – Oct. 12 vs. EDM
- Gage Goncalves / ASSIST – Nov. 10 at SEA
- Jalen Price / GOAL – Nov. 10 at SEA
- Conrad Mitchell / ASSIST – Nov. 11 at KAM
BY THE NUMBERS
Silvertips records, when each player scores a goal:
Bains, Akash: 4-0-0-0
Berezowski, Jackson: 5-0-0-0
Butt, Dawson: 5-0-1-0
Christiansen, Jake: 7-0-0-0
Dewar, Connor: 15-3-0-1
Fairbrother, Gianni: 4-0-0-0
Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 6-1-0-0
Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0
Kindopp, Bryce: 10-1-0-1
Patterson, Max: 1-0-0-1
Price, Jalen: 2-1-0-0
Richards, Sean: 7-1-0-0
Sutter, Riley: 8-1-0-0
Vitelli, Reece: 3-0-0-0
Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0
Wylie, Wyatte: 6-0-1-0
- Riley Sutter is 6 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Connor Dewar is 14 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
- Reece Vitelli played in the 100th game in his Silvertips and WHL career Dec. 8 at Seattle
- Riley Sutter had the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career on Sept. 29 at Tri-City
- Sean Richards reached the 100th point in his WHL career on Nov. 10 at Seattle
- Jake Christiansen played in the 200th game of his Silvertips and WHL career on Oct. 13 vs. Kamloops
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The Silvertips roster, categorized by birth year and hometown:
98: Richards, Khaira, Minulin
99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Patterson, Sharp, Bains,
00: I. Walker, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother, Palaga
01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Vitelli
02: Berezowski, Seeley
BC: Patterson, Khaira, Bains, I. Walker, Fairbrother, Goncalves, Price, Palaga
AB: Richards, Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Seeley
MB: Dewar, Vitelli
WA: Butt, Wylie