Quick turnaround for the 5pm game and three-in-three, so what we can report is the lineup looks much of the same from last night’s 5-0 win.
The one change: Carter Hart gets a day of rest. Dustin Wolf gets his first appearance since Jan. 15, in a win over Tri-City.
BAJKOV WATCH: One goal away from tying Tyler Maxwell (107) for the Tips all-time record.
AUDIO STREAM: Radio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too
ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 4:30pm)
- Pregame: Matt Fonteyne, Patrick Bajkov, Dennis Williams
- 1st Intermission: WHL This Week
- 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 31-7-1-2 in the last 41 games and finished 9-3-0-1 in January… they have won 25 of the last 31 games … Matt Fonteyne led the Silvertips in January – and the entire league – with 25 points in 13 games and added 12 goals … 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 last Friday, 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 tie Tyler Maxwell for the Tips all-time goal record (107)
- GOALTENDING GOT HART: Tips goaltender Carter Hart, gold medalist at the World Junior Championships, was named to his 3rd straight WHL Goaltender of the Month selection last Thursday with a 6-1-0-1 record, 1.97 GAA and .934 save percentage in January … he was in net on Saturday with 23 saves for his 26th career shutout (tied WHL record) and 107th win (tied Tips record) in a 5-0 win over Vancouver.
- HELPING HAND: Matt Fonteyne – named WHL Player of the Week in January – added to his case with WHL Player of the Month honors for the month as well – 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 22 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 (84.9) … 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 20-of-68 in the last 14 games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 14 power play goals (T-5, WHL).
See you on the radio!