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EVERETT SILVERTIPS at PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS – Veterans Memorial Coliseum

  • Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Time: 5:00pm PT
  • RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM / Tune In App

 

TODAY’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

Sixth of six meetings this season … the Silvertips are looking for the season-series sweep as they own a 5-0-0-0 record against the Winterhawks entering their final meeting of the 2020-21 season … the Silvertips sit first in the U.S. Division standings with a 15-3-0-0 record while the Winterhawks are in second place with an 8-6-3-0 record … the Silvertips posted a 4-2-1-0 record against the Winterhawks in the 2019-20 regular season… the Silvertips are 30-20-2-0 against Portland over the last five plus years.

DIVISION TITLE CHASE: The Silvertips lead the U.S. Division with a record of 15-3-0-0 (30 points) and a .833 percentage…. They can clinch their 8th U.S. Division title in franchise history tonight with a victory at Portland.

DATE GAME RESULT W-L-O-S TIME VENUE
Mar. 26 @ POR  W 2-1 1-0-0-0 5:00pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Apr. 3 Vs POR  W 4-1 2-0-0-0 6:05pm AOTW Arena
Apr. 6 Vs POR  W 6-4 3-0-0-0 7:05pm AOTW Arena
Apr. 18 Vs POR  W 6-2 4-0-0-0 4:05pm AOTW Arena
Apr. 27 @ POR  W 3-2 5-0-0-0 5:00pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Apr. 30 @ POR     5:00pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum

THIS SEASON AGAINST THE WINTERHAWKS (5-0-0-0)

  • LEADER, POINTS (EVT): COLE FONSTAD (9)
  • LEADER, GOALS (EVT): HUNTER CAMPBELL (4)
  • LEADER, POINTS (POR): SIMON KNAK (4) JAYDON DUREAU (4)
  • LEADER, GOALS (POR): MASON MANNEK (2), SETH JARVIS (2), JAYDON DUREAU (2)

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

5/2/21           @ Spokane          5:10pm        Spokane Arena                     KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live

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


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: tied for 1st in wins (14), 3rd in goals against average (1.69), 2nd in save percentage (0.944), 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: The Silvertips as a team hold the second-best goals against average mark in the WHL as the club has surrendered under two goals against per game, only 33 goals against in 18 contests. Defensive leaders Gianni Fairbrother and Oleg Zellweger have impressive numbers on both ends of the score sheet. Fairbrother has recorded 15 points (1g-14a) to go along with a plus-10 rating while Zellweger has totaled 13 points (2g-11a) in 11 games played. Carolina Hurricanes prospect Ronan Seeley has chipped in with 13 points (4g-9a) and an impressive plus-15 rating while playing in every game this year.
3) FUN WITH FONSTAD: Team captain Cole Fonstad has recorded a point in 10 consecutive games continuing his productive season for the Silvertips. He now has 275 points for his WHL career and presently leads the club with 28 points (13g-15a) to go along with a stellar plus-17 mark.

LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 5 – SEA 2 (4-28-21):
The Everett Silvertips extended their winning streak to a season-best six in a row after conquering the Seattle Thunderbirds by a score of 5-2. Silvertips forward Jacob Wright got Everett off to an early lead, netting his eighth goal of the season just 1:16 into the opening frame while rookie blue liner Ty Gibson recorded his first career WHL goal. Ronan Seeley was an anchor for the Silvertips as the defenseman earned a plus-4 rating while also posting a big night offensively, racking up two goals and an assist to claim first star honors.
SHOTS: EVT 25 | SEA 31    

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

            Player                         Of note:

  • (D) Olen Zellweger Two assists, Apr. 10/21 @ TC

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

 

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