Condensed day and condensed preparations. We’ll cut to the chase below!
****UPDATE: pregame coverage pushed back to 4:10pm*****
AUDIO STREAM: Radio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too
ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 4:10pm)
- Pregame: Garrett Pilon, Dennis Williams
- 1st Intermission: Live, Dan Gendur
- 2nd Intermission: Tips Talk
The Silvertips hold a nine point lead for first place in the Western Conference.
The Silvertips hold a five point lead for first place in the U.S. Division.
The Silvertips have 9 games to play.
The Silvertips have clinched a playoff berth for the 15th straight season, the longest current streak in the WHL.
The Silvertips have a magic number of 11 to clinch home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
IF THE PLAYOFFS BEGAN TODAY: The Silvertips would face the Seattle Thunderbirds in the first round.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 37-7-1-3 in the last 48 games and finished 9-3-0-1 in January… they have won 31 of the last 38 games … Garrett Pilon leads the Silvertips with 15 points in 11 games during February … they have 4 games of scoring 8 goals or more.
- NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, set the new Silvertips all-time scoring record with 264 points on Feb. 2, when he surpassed Zach Hamill with a first period power play goal … has twice tied his career high of 5 points … he needs one goal to surpass Tyler Maxwell for the Tips all-time goal record (108).
- WA TIES: Did you know? In its 15th season of WHL play, the Everett Silvertips have three players originally hailing from the state of Washington: forwards Luke Ormsby (Everett), Dawson Butt (Buckley), and defenseman Wyatte Wylie (Everett) … both Ormsby and Wylie originally skated in the Everett Youth Hockey program.
- AGAINST THE U.S. DIVISION: The Tips are 20-9-2-2 against their opponents from the U.S. Division … they play six of their final 10 games against U.S. Division opponents.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.2) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 on Jan. 7 vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they are 5-of-13 in the last four games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 14 power play goals.