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EVERETT SILVERTIPS vs SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS – A.O.T.W. ARENA  

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Time: 7:05pm PT 
  • RADIO: KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM & TuneIn App

WHAT’S GOING ON | Navy Night

BEFORE THE GAME: Army vs. Navy Game, 2pm at AOTW Arena. Admission / general seating is free of charge!

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TONIGHT’S MATCHUP AND SERIES NOTES

The Silvertips and Thunderbirds meet for the ninth time out of ten matchups this season, also marking the final time the two teams will meet in downtown Everett for regular season play … the Tips are 80-59-15 lifetime against the Thunderbirds and tonight will be the 161st lifetime meeting … the Silvertips have won four of five regular season meetings in downtown Everett (4-0-1-0) … the Silvertips are 21-7-2-1 against opponents from the U.S. Division this season … tonight’s game concludes a four-game homestand (the Tips are 2-0-1-0).

 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES (Silvertips are 6-1-1-0)

Oct. 5 At EVT 2 – SEA 1 (OT)
Nov. 10 EVT 5 – at SEA 1
Dec. 8 EVT 2 – at SEA 0
Dec. 15 At EVT 6 – SEA 1
Feb. 1 EVT 5 – at SEA 2  
Feb. 2 At EVT 7 – SEA 2
Feb. 16 At SEA 4 – EVT 1  
Feb. 22 SEA 3 – at EVT 2 (OT)
Mar. 2 Seattle 7:05 pm PST
Mar. 9 at Seattle 6:05 pm PST

 

PLAYOFF PUSH:

  • The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 16th consecutive season (longest active streak in WHL)
  • MAGIC NUMBER: 5 to clinch the U.S. Division title
  • MAGIC NUMBER: 2 to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs
  • 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
  • IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the opening round of the WHL Playoffs

 

THE TIPS CAN CLINCH HOME ICE ADVANTAGE IN THE OPENING ROUND OF THE WHL PLAYOFFS TONIGHT IF:

  • The Silvertips win (or)
  • Spokane loses (or)
  • The Silvertips lose in OT or a SO, and Spokane loses in OT or a SO

 

NEXT THREE GAMES (all times PT)

DATE               OPPONENT                 TIME            SITE                                 RADIO

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

3/8/19              @ Tri-City                     7:05pm        Toyota Center                  KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

3/9/19              @ Seattle                     6:05pm        accesso ShoWare Center KRKO 1380 AM / 95.3 FM/TuneIn

LAST TIME OUT:
EVT 2 – TC 1 (3-1-19): Bryce Kindopp buried the game-winning goal with 48.6 seconds left in regulation, following Zack Andruisak’s game-tying goal with under 10 minutes left, as the Everett Silvertips defeat the Tri-City Americans, 2-1, before 6,633 fans at A.O.T.W. Arena on Friday night in U.S. Division action. The Silvertips hammered visiting goaltender Beck Warm with a franchise-record 62 total shots on goal. On the other side of the ice, Dustin Wolf broke a franchise record with his 38th win of the season, surpassing Leland Irving’s 37-win season in 2005-2006.
TIPS AMONG THE ALL-TIME LEADERS:

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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 14 weeks … the Tips have won or gained points in 37 of the past 46 games … their 90 points are second most in the WHL.
    • HOWLING WOLF: Dustin Wolf 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 (38), save percentage (.934), 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 36 goals … entering the week, since Jan. 1, his 19 goals in 23 games lead the Silvertips and are tied for 2nd in the WHL.
    • JAKE AND BAKE: Since New Year’s Day, Tips defenseman Jake Christiansen leads all club blueliners with 19 points in 22 games … his 14 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: 7-2-0-0

Berezowski, Jackson: 8-2-0-0

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: 1-0-0-1

Khaira, Sahvan: 2-1-0-0

Kindopp, Bryce: 22-4-0-1

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: 9-0-2-0

 

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Bryce Kindopp is 3 games away from 200 in his Silvertips and WHL career
  • Zack Andrusiak is 4 games away from 200 in his 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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