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TONIGHT // Tips vs Thunderbirds (2/14)


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.

PLAYOFF PICTURE:

  • 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

MILESTONE ALERT:

  • 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
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