EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – A.O.T.W. ARENA
- Friday, February 14, 2020
- Time: 7:35pm PT
- RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM / Tune In App
OUTSIDE THE GLASS!
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES
Eighth of ten meetings … the Tips are 86-62-4-7-10 all-time against Seattle … the Silvertips hold a record of 16-6-2-0 against opponents from the U.S. Division … five of seven meetings this season have been decided by two goals or less … the Tips are 8-1-1-0 in the last ten games and are ranked 7th in the CHL Top 10 … the Silvertips will win the regular season series with a victory tonight.
- The Silvertips magic number is two points to clinch a playoff berth (outright), and can clinch tonight if they defeat the Seattle Thunderbirds.
- The Silvertips have the current longest playoff streak in the WHL at 16 consecutive seasons.
- If the playoffs began today, the Silvertips would face the Spokane Chiefs in the opening round.
HEAD TO HEAD WITH SEATTLE
- THIS SEASON: 5-2-0-0
- LEADER, POINTS (EVT): Cole Fonstad, 10
- LEADER, GOALS (EVT): Jake Christiansen, Gage Goncalves, 4
- LEADER, POINTS (SEA): Conner Roulette, 5
- LEADER, GOALS (SEA): Keltie Jeri-Leon, Conner Roulette, 2
NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)
DATE OPPONENT TIME SITE RADIO
2/15/20 PORTLAND 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/WHL Live
2/19/20 MOOSE JAW 7:05pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/WHL Live
2/21/20 PRINCE GEORGE 7:35pm A.O.T.W. Arena KRKO 1380 AM & 95.3 FM/WHL Live
LAST TIME OUT:
SPO 5 – EVT 3 (2-9-20): Leif Mattson scored twice and the Spokane Chiefs used four unanswered goals in the second period to hold off the Everett Silvertips, 5-3 on Sunday before 4,840 fans at Spokane Arena. The Tips settled for four points in their sixth “three-in-three” scenario, and have reached that benchmark in all six occasions this season. It was their first regulation loss in 17 regular season games against the Chiefs, ending a streak of 13-0-2-1. The Tips finished at 7-1-1 this season against Spokane. Jake Christiansen scored twice, extending his career high to 17 goals.
SHOTS: EVT 29 | SPO 25
DID YOU KNOW?
1) FONSTAD-Y AS HE GOES: Cole Fonstad is second in assists (50) … his 63 points in 46 games, are tied for 10th WHL scoring … his 60 assists in the calendar year of 2019 were 2nd in the WHL, trailing Eli Zummack of Spokane by three.
2) THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS: Wyatte Wylie (4th, 48 points) and Jake Christiansen (1st, 17 goals) rank among the league leaders among defensemen … Kasper Puutio earned his first Silvertips goal on Saturday at Seattle … Olen Zellweger earned a multi point game on Friday at Tri-City … Christiansen needs one more goal to set a new record for most goals by a Tips d-man in one season (Landon Oslanski set the record in 2012-13).
3) HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: Tips goaltender Dustin Wolf ranks among the WHL leaders in the following categories: 1st in goals against average (1.96), 1st in save percentage (.936), 3rd in wins (25), 1st in shutouts (8) … he has 19 career shutouts, tied 7th all time (19) with Kelly Guard and Darcy Kuemper … his next shutout (20) will tie him for 5th in WHL history, all-time with Dustin Slade and Justin Pogge.
NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING TRACKER: (updated from NHL CSS midterm rankings)
Player Of note:
- (D) Ronan Seeley Assist on 2/9 at Spokane
- (D) Kasper Puutio Goal on Feb. 8 at Seattle (5-2 win)
- (F) Gage Goncalves 24 points, last 17 games (12g-12a)
- (F) Michal Gut Assist in Tips 4-3 win vs. Portland on Jan. 31
BRYCE KINDOPP ALL-TIME GOAL TRACKER, SILVERTIPS
RANK PLAYER POS G
1. Patrick Bajkov RW 112
2. Tyler Maxwell C 107
3. Bryce Kindopp RW 102
4. Joshua Winquist LW 101
5. Shane Harper RW 100
- Dennis Williams earned the 100th win in his Silvertips and WHL career Nov. 2 vs Kamloops
- Wyatte Wylie earned the 100th point in his WHL and Silvertips career Nov 2 vs Kamloops
- Dustin Wolf played in the 100th game of his WHL and Silvertips career on Nov 30 vs. Seattle
- Cole Fonstad earned the 200th point in his WHL career on Dec. 7 at Swift Current
- Gage Goncalves played in the 100th game of his WHL & Silvertips career, Dec. 30 at Red Deer
- Jackson Berezowski played in the 100th game of his WHL & Silvertips career, Jan. 1 at Edmonton
- Bryce Kindopp scored the 100th goal of his Silvertips and WHL career Jan. 3 at Prince George
- Wyatte Wylie earned the 100th assist of his WHL career on Jan. 18 vs. Seattle
- Ronan Seeley played in the 100th game of his Silvertips and WHL career Feb. 7 at Tri-City
- Ty Kolle is 18 games away from 200 in his WHL career
- Jalen Price is 11 games away from 100 in his WHL and Silvertips career
- Jake Christiansen is 5 assists away from 100 in his WHL and Silvertips career