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TONIGHT » Tips vs. Prince George (2/23)


EVERETT SIVLERTIPS vs PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS – A.O.T.W. ARENA  

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Time: 7:05pm PT 
  • RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & TuneIn App

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

The Silvertips and Cougars meet for the fourth and final time of the regular season … the Silvertips have a record of 3-0 against Prince George this season and are 13-4-0-0 against opponents from the B.C. Division … the Silvertips have four home games remaining and nine overall in the regular season with a magic number of 11 to clinch the U.S. Division … all-time, the Silvertips are 40-18-3-3 in the series and in Everett are 18-12-0-2.

 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 3-0-0-0)

Dec. 29 At EVT 6 – PG 1
Feb. 18 EVT 4 – at PG 1
Feb. 19 EVT 4 – at PG 1
Feb. 23 Prince George 7:05 pm PST

 

PLAYOFF PUSH:

  • The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 16th consecutive season (longest active streak in WHL)
  • MAGIC NUMBER: 11 to clinch the U.S. Division title
  • The Silvertips were the second team to clinch a playoff berth, and earned the berth on Feb. 9 in a 5-0 win vs. Portland
  • DID YOU KNOW? The Silvertips have won back-to-back U.S. Division titles and six in franchise history
  • IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the opening round of the WHL Playoffs

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME            SITE                                 RADIO

3/1/19              Tri-City                          7:35pm        A.O.T.W. Arena                KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

3/2/19              Seattle                         7:05pm        A.O.T.W. Arena                KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

3/5/19              @ Spokane                  7:05pm        Spokane Arena                KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

LAST TIME OUT:
SEA 3 – EVT 2 (OT) (2-22-19): Jarret Tyszka scored the winner at 2:24 to help the Seattle Thunderbirds sneak past the Everett Silvertips, 3-2 in overtime, before a sellout crowd of 8,367 at A.O.T.W. Arena in U.S. Division action on Saturday. The Silvertips captured a point to remain atop of the Western Conference with 86 points on the season, having already clinched a playoff spot and reducing their magic number to 11 points after Tri-City defeated Portland, 4-2. Everett goaltender Dustin Wolf finished with 27 saves and third star honors while defenseman Wyatte Wylie and forward Jalen Price potted the two goals for the Silvertips.

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • MOVIN’ ON UP: The Tips entered today ranked #7 in the CHL Top-10 rankings … they have resided in the Top 10 for the last 13 weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 35 of the past 44 games … their 86 points are second most in the WHL.
    • HOWLING WOLF: Dustin Wolf was named CHL Goaltender of the Week on Jan. 30 … he has been listed along with Tips D Gianni Fairbrother to the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings … he has the lowest goals-against-average (1.75) in the WHL, and leads the league in wins (36), save percentage (.933), and shutouts (6).
    • HATS OFF TO THE TIPS: The Silvertips have earned four hat tricks this season … Jake Christiansen became the first defenseman in Tips history to earn a hat trick, Feb. 9 vs. Portland (5-0 win) … Connor Dewar, Bryce Kindopp and Zack Andrusiak had hat tricks in the prior three of four games.
    • BRYCE YOURSELVES: Bryce Kindopp has reached a career-high with 34 goals … entering the week, since Jan. 1, his 16 goals in 20 games lead the Silvertips and are tied for 5th in the WHL.
    • JAKE AND BAKE: Since New Year’s Day, Tips defenseman Jake Christiansen leads all club blueliners with 18 points in 19 games … his 13 assists are second on the Tips in that span … he is eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft.

 

ON THE BOARD!

The following Silvertips with their first WHL point or goal 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
  • Gage Goncalves / GOAL – Dec. 28 at SPO
  • Conrad Mitchell / GOAL – Jan. 6 vs. KAM

 

BY THE NUMBERS

Silvertips records, when each player scores a goal:

Andrusiak, Zack: 5-2-0-0

Berezowski, Jackson: 7-2-0-0

Butt, Dawson: 7-0-1-0

Christiansen, Jake: 9-1-0-0

Dewar, Connor: 22-3-0-1

Fairbrother, Gianni: 11-0-0-0

Fasko-Rudas, Martin: 8-1-0-0

Goncalves, Gage: 1-0-0-0

Gurney, Justyn: 1-0-0-0

Holmes, Robbie: 0-0-0-1

Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0

Kindopp, Bryce: 20-4-0-1

Minulin, Artyom: 1-0-0-0

Mitchell, Conrad: 1-0-0-0

Patterson, Max: 6-0-0-1

Price, Jalen: 5-1-1-0

Sutter, Riley: 10-1-0-0

Vitelli, Reece: 8-0-0-0

Walker, Ian: 1-0-0-0

Wylie, Wyatte: 8-0-2-0

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Bryce Kindopp is 5 games away from 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Riley Sutter is 2 games shy of 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Connor Dewar is 3 goals shy of 100 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Sahvan Khaira played in the 300th game of his WHL career on Feb. 15 at Kelowna
  • Wyatte Wylie played in the 200th game of his Silvertips and WHL career Feb. 18 at Prince George
  • Bryce Kindopp earned the 100th point in his Silvertips and WHL career Jan. 26 vs. Lethbridge
  • 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
  • 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:

BIRTH YEAR

98: Andrusiak, Khaira, Minulin

99: Kindopp, Dewar, Christiansen, Sutter, Wylie, Patterson, Holmes

00: I. Walker, Butt, Fasko-Rudas, Fairbrother, Palaga, Gurney

01: Wolf, Goncalves, Mitchell, Price, Vitelli

02: Berezowski, Seeley

 

 

 

HOMETOWN

CANADA

BC: Patterson, Khaira, I. Walker, Fairbrother, Goncalves, Price, Palaga, Andrusiak, Gurney

AB: Kindopp, Sutter, Mitchell, Seeley, Holmes

SK: Berezowski

MB: Dewar, Vitelli

 

UNITED STATES

WA: Butt, Wylie

CA: Wolf

 

RUSSIA

Minulin

 

SLOVAKIA

Fasko-Rudas

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