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PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS at EVERETT SILVERTIPS –   A.O.T.W. Arena

  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021
  • Time: 7:05pm PT
  • RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM / Tune In App

TODAY’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

Third of six meetings this season … the Silvertips sit first in the U.S. Division standings with a 7-1-0-0 record while the Winterhawks are in second place with a 4-2-2-0 record … the Silvertips posted a 4-2-1-0 record against the Winterhawks in the 2019-20 regular season… the Silvertips are 27-20-2-0 against Portland over the last five plus years, including a pair of wins this season.

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     7:05pm AOTW Arena
Apr. 18 Vs POR     4:05pm AOTW Arena
Apr. 27 @ POR     5:00pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Apr. 30 @ POR     5:00pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum

 

THIS SEASON AGAINST THE WINTERHAWKS (2-0-0-0)

  • LEADER, POINTS (EVT): OLEN ZELLWEGER (4)
  • LEADER, GOALS (EVT): HUNTER CAMPBELL (2)
  • LEADER, POINTS (POR): SIMON KNAK (1), JAYDON DUREAU (1)
  • LEADER, GOALS (POR): SIMON KNAK (1), MASON MANNEK (1)

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE            OPPONENT          TIME           SITE                                     RADIO
4/9/21           @ Seattle             5:05pm        accesso ShoWare Center      KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live
4/10/21         @ Tri-City              6:05pm        Toyota Center                       KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live

4/13/21         vs. Spokane         7:05pm        A.O.T.W. Arena                     KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3FM/WHL Live


LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 4 – POR 1 (4-3-21):
The Everett Silvertips improved their undefeated streak at home, convincingly beating the Portland Winterhawks by a score of 4-1 to move to 5-0-0-0 on home ice. Silvertips forward Hunter Campbell potted a pair of goals and an assist for his first multi-goal and multi-point outing on the year. Silvertips blue liner Olen Zellweger was strong on both ends of the ice, racking up three points (1g-2a) and a plus-4 rating.
SHOTS: EVT 37 | POR 34

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 (0.71), 2nd in save percentage (0.975), 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 through the first third of the season. Gianni Fairbrother has recorded nine points (1g-8a) to go along with a plus-10 rating. Ronan Seeley and Olen Zellweger have been consistent on both ends of the score sheet, with Zellweger amassing 8 points and a plus-7 rating while Seeley has notched seven points and a plus-7 mark as well. The unit has given up only an astonishing six goals against in eight games, a league-best.
3) FUN WITH FONSTAD: Team captain Cole Fonstad recorded his fourth multi-point outing of the season in 3-1 win vs. SEA on 4/2/21 with a goal and an assist. He now has 258 points for his WHL career and presently leads the club with 11 points (4g-7a) to go along with a plus-12 mark.

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

            Player                         Of note:

  • (D) Olen Zellweger One goal, two assists plus-4 rating, Apr. 3/21 vs. POR.


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:

  • Cole Fonstad earned the 250th point for his WHL career on Mar. 21 at Tri-City
  • Dustin Wolf is 6 wins away from totaling 100 for his WHL and Silvertips career
  • Ethan Regnier is eight games away from 200 for his WHL career
  • Gianni Fairbrother is five games away from 150 for his WHL and Silvertips career
  • Gage Goncalves is six points 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
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