Bajkov has hit the top, and the Tips are back on top in the West.
Now, it’s rematch time.
AUDIO STREAM: Radio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too
ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 6:30pm)
- Pregame: Matt Fonteyne, Bryce Kindopp, Dennis Williams
- 1st Intermission: Barry Horman (Tips alumnus)
- 2nd Intermission: we answer your questions from the Tips App (go to “Tips Talk” and submit there!)
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
- TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 29-7-0-2 in the last 38 games and finished 9-3-0-1 in January… they have won 23 of the last 28 games … Matt Fonteyne led the Silvertips in January – and the entire league – with 25 points in 13 games and added 12 goals
- NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, set the new Silvertips all-time scoring record with 264 points through Friday, when he surpassed Zach Hamill with a first period power play goal … had a career high 5 points on Jan. 7 vs Victoria … his 76 points in 53 games are tied for sixth in league scoring.
- GOALTENDING GOT HART: Tips goaltender Carter Hart, named Player of the Game in the championship victory over Sweden, is back with the Tips after capturing the gold medal with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo … he was named to his 3rd straight WHL Goaltender of the Month selection on Thursday with a 6-1-0-1 record, 1.97 GAA and .934 save percentage.
- HELPING HAND: Matt Fonteyne – named WHL Player of the Week last Monday – added to his case with WHL Player of the Month honors for January – tied a Tips record for assists in a game (5) on Jan. 15 in a 6-5 win vs. Tri-City … the last to post the mark was Peter Mueller, 11/25/06 vs. Tri-City … Fonteyne has 21 multi point games this season and led the league with 25 points in 13 games for January.
- SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (84.3) … 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 18-of-54 in the last 11 games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 14 power play goals (4th, WHL).
The Silvertips welcome alumnus and former right winger Barry Horman to tonight’s game … was named co-recipient of the Silvertips Iron Man award in 2003-04 … assisted on the game winning goal in overtime, game 7 at Kelowna, to send the Silvertips to the WHL Finals.
We’ll have Keith Gerhart audio from that glorious game 7.
See you on the radio.