Broadcast Notes: Tips vs. Seattle (1/26)


You just can’t take  night off in the U.S. Division.

First place (Tips) to fifth place (Tri-City) is separated by nine points.

These games are meaningful, and then some.

Tonight will be the 4th of 10 between the Tips and Thunderbirds, and many of us have already been exposed to the ridiculous levels of intensity involved in each game. There’s just a six point gap, so it’s not like there’s only pride realistically on the line.

Capacity at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett is nearly 8,200. Tonight’s crowd is likely to topple the 8,000 mark. When you consider the theatre this game delivers in this region, it’s a tremendous table setter for the NHL and it’s possible arrival in 2020.

AUDIO STREAMRadio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too

ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 3:30pm) 

  • Pregame: Connor Dewar, Wyatte Wylie, Dennis Williams
  • 1st Intermission: Matt Fonteyne
  • 2nd Intermission: we answer your questions from the Tips App (go to “Tips Talk” and submit there!)

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Silvertips are (1-2-0-0)

Date Opponent TIME
Oct. 22 SEA 4 – at EVT 3  
Nov. 17 at EVT 3 – SEA 2  
Nov. 18 at SEA 1 – EVT 0  
Jan. 26 Seattle 7:35 pm PST
Jan. 27 at Seattle 7:05 pm PST
Feb. 16 at Seattle 7:35 pm PST
Feb. 17 Seattle 7:05 pm PST
Feb. 24 at Seattle 6:05 pm PST
Mar. 3 Seattle 7:05 pm PST
Mar. 10 at Seattle 7:05 pm PST

 

LAST GAME (EVT 4 – SC 1 / 1-21-18): Riley Sutter had a goal and added an assist while Carter Hart turned in 23 saves as the Everett Silvertips led wire to wire in a 4-1 victory over the Swift Current Broncos before 4,089 fans in downtown Everett on Sunday. The Silvertips won their seventh game in a row, 13-2 in the last 15 homes games. They won their sixth in a row over Swift Current, 11-4 in the all-time series. Wyatte Wylie had two assists from the blueline.
TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 26-6-0-1 in the last 33 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 20 of the last 23 games … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
  • 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 … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in six games, totaling a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage in the tourney … he leads the league in save percentage (.958), GAA (1.35), and leads the league in shutouts (6).
  • HELPING HAND: Matt Fonteyne – named WHL Player of the Week on Monday – ttied 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 20 multi point games this season and 22 points in the last 8 games.
  • NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points on Jan. 7 vs Victoria … his 70 points in 48 games rank eighth in league scoring … he is 3 points away from tying the Silvertips all-time points record, held by Zach Hamill.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.6) … 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 13-of-34 in the last seven games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 13 power play goals (T-4, WHL).   

ON THIS DATE  

JANUARY 26, 2007: Zach Hamill and Dan Gendur set a new Silvertips record each, collecting 7 points apiece (3g-4a) along with hat tricks in a 9-0 victory over the Portland Winterhawks at the Coliseum … Gendur scored the game’s first two goals while Kyle Beach logged a five point game (1g-5a).

See you on the radio.

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Broadcast Notes: Tips vs Swift Current (1/21)


There are scintillating matchups, then there are scintillating matchups.

The Silvertips vs. the Swift Current Broncos represents a look at two teams only available  in the regular season to Snohomish County on a bi-annual basis. The Broncos were last here in the Obama Administration. Their head coach, Mark Lamb, back then is now in the American Hockey League with the Tucson RoadRunners. Tips head coach Dennis Williams was running the show in Bloomington (USHL). Carter Hart, who blanked Swift Current on 23 saves, wasn’t drafted yet.

How things have changed: Hart’s older, stronger, and with a fatter resume (last night’s 25th career shutout put him one shy of the league record, held by Tyson Sexsmith). Manny Viveiros is now in charge of Swift Current. Williams is now in charge of a torrid Tips team that has six straight wins, is 13-of-29 recently on the power play, and has 61 goals in the last 12 games. Matt Fonteyne has 20 points in his last (*drumroll …*) 7 games.

Tips: 1st in the WHL, PK
SC: 1st in the WHL, PP

Both teams combined: .690 win percentage, and 13 players drafted by NHL teams, signed by NHL teams, or set to play in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Last night was fun. Today has the possibility of more of the same.

AUDIO STREAMRadio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too

ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 3:30pm) 

  • Pregame: Patrick Bajkov, Matt Fonteyne
  • 1st Intermission: Shane Clifford (Tips goalie coach)
  • 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 25-6-0-1 in the last 32 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 19 of the last 22 games … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
  • 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 … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in six games, totaling a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage in the tourney … he leads the league in save percentage (.958), GAA (1.37), and leads the league in shutouts (6).
  • HELPING HAND: Matt Fonteyne tied a Tips record for assists in a game (5) on Monday 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 19 multi point games this season and 20 points in the last 7 games.
  • NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points on Jan. 7 vs Victoria … his 70 points in 47 games rank seventh in league scoring … he is 4 points away from tying the Silvertips all-time points record, held by Zach Hamill.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.2) … 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 13-of-29 in the last six games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 13 power play goals (T-4, WHL).    

ON THIS DATE
JANUARY 21, 2012: Kohl Bauml had his first hat trick as a Silvertip and 35th in franchise history … the Tips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds, 5-4 in overtime in downtown Everett … Bauml won the game on his hat trick goal at 3:21 of overtime … Josh Birkholz tied the game at 19:14 of the third period

See you on the radio.

Broadcast Notes: Tips vs Brandon (1/20)


Boy, is this going to be fun hockey to watch.

Two straight games in downtown Everett feature three teams – the Silvertips, evolving juggernaut Swift Current Broncos and respectable Brandon Wheat Kings combining for:

  • .680 win percentage
  • 88 wins
  • 16 players either signed by NHL teams, drafted by NHL teams, or skating in the upcoming CHL/NHL Top Prospects game.

Quite simply, if you’re behind the NHL to Seattle wave that’s coming at us with a strong current, this is an incredible top flight weekend to behold with plenty of potential pro talent waiting in the wings.

We’re on air at 6:30pm on Fox Sports 1380 / FM 95.3. The Tips are two points ahead of Portland for first place in the U.S. Division.

AUDIO STREAMRadio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too

ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 6:30pm) 

  • Pregame: Connor Dewar, Garrett Pilon, Dennis Williams
  • 1st Intermission: Mirco Mueller (alumni throwback)
  • 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 24-6-0-1 in the last 31 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 18 of the last 21 games … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
  • 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 … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in six games, totaling a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage in the tourney … he leads the league in save percentage (.957), GAA (1.44), and is tied for the league lead in shutouts (5).
  • HELPING HAND: Matt Fonteyne tied a Tips record for assists in a game (5) on Monday 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 18 multi point games this season and 17 points in the last 6 games.
  • NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points on Jan. 7 vs Victoria … his 67 points in 46 games rank seventh in league scoring … he is 6 points away from tying the Silvertips all-time points record, held by Zach Hamill.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.1) … 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 12-of-25 in the last five games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 13 power play goals.   

DID YOU KNOW?

Forward Garrett Pilon is the first player in Silvertips history to wear jersey #41 … defenseman Ondrej Vala is the first player in Silvertips history to wear jersey #42.

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Broadcast Notes: Tips vs Tri-City (1/15)

Good Monday to you from downtown Everett; the Silvertips can take over first place again in the U.S. Division with at least one standings point.

We’re on air at 3:30pm on Fox Sports 1380 / FM 95.3.

AUDIO STREAMRadio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too

ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 3:30pm) 

  • Pregame: Bryce Kindopp, Dennis Williams
  • 1st Intermission: Walter Jones (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 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 23-6-0-1 in the last 30 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 17 of the last 20 games … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
  • GOALTENDING GOT HART: Tips goaltender Carter Hart, named Player of the Game in the championship victory over Sweden, returns to the Silvertips after capturing the gold medal with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in six games, totaling a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage in the tourney … he returns as the WHL leader in GAA (1.44), save percentage (.957), tied for 1st in shutouts (5), and is 15-3-0-1 in 19 games.
  • HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf had seven wins in his first ten appearances … he earned his third shutout of the season on Wednesday vs. Tri-City (29 saves) … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he was 5-2-0-0 with a 2.01 GAA, two shutouts, and .933 save pct. in December.
  • NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points last Sunday vs Victoria … his 65 points in 45 games rank seventh in league scoring after the Tips last victory … he is 8 points away from tying the Silvertips all-time points record, held by Zach Hamill.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.5) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 last Sunday vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they are 10-of-23 in the last four games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 13 power play goals.   

 

ON THIS DATE  

JANUARY 15, 2011: Tyler Maxwell tied the franchise record for most goals in a game with four against the Seattle Thunderbirds, and the Silvertips defeated Seattle, 6-5 before a sellout crowd of 8,344 … the Silvertips raced out to a 3-0 lead … Maxwell finished with 5 points in the game … the Tips debuted Ryan Harrison (two goals, two assists), acquired in a trade with Medicine Hat.

 

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Broadcast Notes: Tips at Portland (1/14)


Condensed day with condensed preparations as we get set for the Tips and Portland Winterhawks, 8th edition (out of 10). It’s obvious that the theme for today is control of the top – just one point separates the two teams for first place in the U.S. Division. We’re getting into the part of the season now where you’ll often hear the words, “chase,” “hunt,” “preview,” etc.

Welcome to second half hockey.

It welcomed Garrett Pilon with open arms last night in Tips colors, notching his 2nd career hat trick. He could have had five goals last night: one miss on a back door one timer and another hit crossbar in the first and third period were the reasons why.

Pretty safe to say his line, with fellow wing Connor Dewar and center Riley Sutter, were a  menace last night.

AUDIO STREAMRadio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too

ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 4:30pm) 

  • Pregame: Bryce Kindopp, Dennis Williams
  • 1st Intermission: Jake Christiansen
  • 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 22-6-0-1 in the last 29 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 16 of the last 19 games … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
  • GOALTENDING GOT HART: Tips goaltender Carter Hart, named Player of the Game in the championship victory over Sweden, returns to the Silvertips after capturing the gold medal with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in six games, totaling a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage in the tourney … he returns as the WHL leader in GAA (1.32), save percentage (.961), shutouts (5), and is 13-3-0-1 in 17 games.
  • HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf had seven wins in his first ten appearances … he earned his third shutout of the season on Wednesday vs. Tri-City (29 saves) … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he was 5-2-0-0 with a 2.01 GAA, two shutouts, and .933 save pct. in December.
  • NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points on Sunday vs Victoria … his 63 points in 44 games rank ninth in league scoring after the Tips last victory … he is 10 points away from tying the Silvertips all-time points record, held by Zach Hamill.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.6) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 on Sunday vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they are 8-of-17 in the last three games … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 12 power play goals.   

 

ON THIS DATE  

JANUARY 14, 2006: One day after Peter Mueller’s natural hat trick, John Lammers notched his second hat trick of the season (8th in Tips history) as the Silvertips defeated Vancouver, 4-2 at Pacific Coliseum … the final two goals by Lammers helped the Tips rally from a 2-1 deficit in the third period.

RECORD WATCH: Patrick Bajkov is within 10 points of Zach Hamill’s all-time scoring record… Carter Hart is two shutouts within Tyson Sexsmith’s all-time shutout record (WHL). 

See you on the radio.

Broadcast Notes: Tips at Spokane (1/13)

Tonight will be the fifth time the Tips see the Spokane Chiefs this season – they’ll get used to each other with 10 games on the slate together. This season, the Tips bring in a 2-2-0-0 record and are seeking their first win at Spokane Arena since last season, in March.

The roster underwent a considerable tweak. The trade deadline is in the rear view mirror, and it now brings in since last Sunday:

  • Garrett Pilon (from Kamloops)
  • Ondrej Vala (from Kamloops)
  • Spencer Gerth (back from Victoria)
  • Bronson Sharp (from Portland)

Oh, and some guy you heard of: Carter Hart, back with the Tips since taking the last month to win a pretty shiny, snazzy new medal at the World Juniors for Team Canada. He was kind of a big deal last Friday.

Even with a month’s absence, he still the WHL leader in shutouts, save percentage, and goals-against-average. He’s 13-3-0-1 this season. Just two more bagels will tie Tyson Sexsmith’s league record (26 shutouts).

Another milestone alert: Patrick Bajkov needs just 7 goals to tie Shane Harper for the Tips record, and 11 points to tie Zach Hamill’s all-time record for points in a Tips sweater.

That, plus the Tips are one point out of the U.S. Division lead. Strap in for potentially exciting hockey ahead.

AUDIO STREAMRadio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too

ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 6:30pm) 

  • Pregame: Spencer Gerth, Carter Hart
  • 1st Intermission: WHL This Week – trade deadline wrap-up
  • 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 21-6-0-1 in the last 29 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 15 of the last 18 games … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
  • GOALTENDING GOT HART: Tips goaltender Carter Hart, named Player of the Game in the championship victory over Sweden, returns to the Silvertips after capturing the gold medal with Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in six games, totaling a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage in the tourney … he returns as the WHL leader in GAA (1.32), save percentage (.961), shutouts (5), and is 13-3-0-1 in 17 games.
  • HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf had seven wins in his first ten appearances … he earned his third shutout of the season on Wednesday vs. Tri-City (29 saves) … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he was 5-2-0-0 with a 2.01 GAA, two shutouts, and .933 save pct. in December.
  • NOT STANDING PAT: Patrick Bajkov, the leading Tips scorer, had a career high 5 points on Sunday vs Victoria … his 62 points in 43 games rank tied for seventh in league scoring after the Tips last victory.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.0) … the Tips power play went 5-of-9 on Sunday vs. Victoria, tying a franchise record for most power play goals in one game (5) … they went 1-of-4 on Wednesday vs. Tri-City … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with 12 power play goals.   

 

See you on the radio.

Broadcast Notes: Tips vs. Victoria (1/7)


Condensed day, condensed preparations.

The Tips are aiming to bounce back from their first set of back to back losses since mid-November.

Three games in three days. Let’s get to it.

AUDIO STREAMRadio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too

ON THE BROADCAST: (pregame at 3:30pm) 

  • Pregame: Patrick Bajkov
  • 1st Intermission: WHL This Week interview – Tips GM Garry Davidson
  • 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 19-6-0-1 in the last 27 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 13 of the last 16 games … seven different Silvertips registered game winning goals in December … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
  • HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf had seven wins in his first ten appearances … his first career shutout (31 saves) came on Dec. 16 vs. Prince George in a 4-0 win and he followed up with 24 saves on Dec. 27 (11-0 over VAN) in his 2nd career shutout … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he was 5-2-0-0 with a 2.01 GAA, two shutouts, and .933 save pct. in December.
  • SUTTER TOUGH: Riley Sutter had his first career hat trick and tied a Tips record for goals in a game (4) on Dec. 27 at Vancouver … he has 11 points in his last 5 games.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (85.7) … the Tips power play went 3-of-5 last night vs. Portland … Matt Fonteyne leads the Silvertips with nine power play goals.   
  • C. BEAT: The Silvertips have a record this season of 9-2-0-1 against teams from the B.C. Division … their last win against a B.C. division opponent was Dec. 30, in a 5-2 victory over Kamloops in downtown Everett.

 

TIPS GONE GOLD

WHERE’S CARTER HART: Captured the gold medal with Hockey Canada in his second straight appearance at the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. … Canada faced the United States on Dec. 29 at NewEra Field in Buffalo for the outdoor game of the event and Hart was named Player of the Game with 32 saves … his 35 saves led to Player of the Game honors in the gold medal victory on Jan. 5 against Sweden (3-1 victory) … his eight wins have tied Canada’s all-time record at the World Juniors with Jimmy Waite and Stephane Fiset … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in the tournament with a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage.

We’re told he will return in a few days, and is home with family in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

 

 

See you on the radio!

Broadcast Notes: Tips vs. PDX (1/6)


Happy New Year to you, with the first home game of 2018 right around the corner and the Silvertips fresh off the bus from Victoria (5-0 loss). Portland drove over the pass after a 9-3 loss in Spokane. No advantage in the category of fatigue.

AUDIO STREAMRadio (1380 AM) / Tips App, too

ON THE BROADCAST:

  • Pregame: Jake Christiansen, Dennis Williams
  • 1st Intermission: Alumnus Brian King
  • 2nd Intermission: we answer your questions from the Tips App (go to “Tips Talk” and submit there!)

SUMMARY: 

You’ll have games like a 5-0 variety when you play through the course of a 72-game season. The Tips’ goal is to put it behind them mentally and be prepared for a U.S. Division battle (1st vs 2nd, one point apart!) after a condensed day due to travel.

Here’s everything you need to know:

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 19-6-0-1 in the last 26 games and finished 10-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 13 of the last 15 games … seven different Silvertips registered game winning goals in December … Patrick Bajkov led the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 12 games during the month.
  • HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf had seven wins in his first ten appearances … his first career shutout (31 saves) came on Dec. 16 vs. Prince George in a 4-0 win and he followed up with 24 saves on Dec. 27 (11-0 over VAN) in his 2nd career shutout … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he was 5-2-0-0 with a 2.01 GAA, two shutouts, and .933 save pct. in December.
  • SUTTER TOUGH: Riley Sutter had his first career hat trick and tied a Tips record for goals in a game (4) on Dec. 27 at Vancouver … he has 11 points in his last 5 games.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (86.3) … the Tips power play went 2-of-5 on Dec. 31 vs. Kamloops … Riley Sutter, Connor Dewar and Matt Fonteyne each lead the Silvertips with seven power play goals.  
  • DIVISION TOUGH: The Silvertips have won seven of the last eight meetings against opponents from the U.S. Division … the Tips record against the division rivals is 10-7-1-0 … they last faced Portland in a division matchup on Dec. 17, in an 8-3 victory.

“HEY! WHERE’S CARTER HART?”: Well, we’re glad you asked … he only set the hockey world on fire last night and brings a gold medal home to Everett soon … he seized the gold medal with Hockey Canada in his second straight appearance at the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. … Canada faced the United States on Dec. 29 at NewEra Field in Buffalo for the outdoor game of the event and Hart was named Player of the Game with 32 saves … his 35 saves led to Player of the Game honors in the gold medal victory last night against Sweden (3-1 victory) … his eight wins have tied Canada’s all-time record at the World Juniors with Jimmy Waite and Stephane Fiset … Hart went 5-0-0-1 in the tournament with a 1.64 goals-against-average and .935 save percentage.

See you on the radio!

Broadcast Notes: Tips vs. KAM (12/30)


No time to dwell on last night’s 2-1 Tips loss to the Vancouver Giants. The clean slate mentality began as soon as the Tips arrived today in downtown Everett for game day activities.

Up next: Kamloops, winless in their last 3 games after being blanked, 3-0 by Kelowna last night and then having to make a drive through the pass and across the U.S. border. The Tips are 2-0-0-0 this season against the Blazers, with both games in Kamloops. Head coach Don Hay is six victories away from catching Ken Hodge for the WHL all-time coaching wins record.

ON THE BROADCAST:

  • Pregame: Bryce Kindopp, Dennis Williams
  • 1st Intermission: Tips education coordinator Darren Parsons, who reflects on the 31st anniversary of the tragic Swift Current Broncos bus crash (Parsons was a defenseman with the Regina Pats that season, who were awaiting the Broncos in Regina that night. When head coach Doug Sauter and a local priest entered the room, everyone knew something was extremely wrong.)
  • 2nd Intermission: we answer your questions from the Tips App (go to “Tips Talk” and submit there!)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 

Third of four meetings with the Kamloops Blazers … the Silvertips own a 34-17-4-4 record, all-time vs. Kamloops … they were 2-1-0-1 last season and outscored the Blazers, 9-8 head-to-head … the Silvertips have won 9 of the last 11 games heading into tonight’s game … Connor Dewar leads the Tips in the series with four points in two games … goaltenders Dustin Wolf and Carter Hart each have a win this season against the Blazers.

TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS

  • TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 18-5-0-1 in the last 24 games and are 9-2-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 12 of the last 14 games … six different Silvertips have registered game winning goals in December … Patrick Bajkov leads the Silvertips with 18 points and six goals in 11 games during the month.
  • HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf has six wins in his first nine appearances … his first career shutout (31 saves) came on Dec. 16 vs. Prince George in a 4-0 win and he followed up with 24 saves on Dec. 27 (11-0 over VAN) in his 2nd career shutout … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he is 4-2-0-0 with a 2.11 GAA, two shutouts, and .932 save pct. in December.
  • SUTTER TOUGH: Riley Sutter had his first career hat trick and tied a Tips record for goals in a game (4) on Dec. 27 at Vancouver … he has 10 points in his last 4 games.
  • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (86.3) … Connor Dewar and Matt Fonteyne each lead the Silvertips with seven power play goals.  
  • HALF WAY POLE: The Silvertips reached the 20-win plateau through 36 games for the fifth straight season … their 44 points, under head coach Dennis Williams, was the second highest point total in franchise history at the 36-game mark under any first year Tips head coach (Kevin Constantine, 48 points in 2013-14, first season of his second stint).

 

See you on the radio, 6:30pm with Justin Morrison on Fox Sports 1380 / FM 95.3 / Tips App.

Broadcast Notes: Tips vs. VAN (12/29)


Two days after the Everett Silvertips dropped 11 goals on the Vancouver Giants in Langley, the two teams meet again for the first Tips home game out of the holiday break. You might be wise to guess the Tips will see a “different” Vancouver team (see The Herald link below) this time, and a betting man would not put money on another blowout.

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ON THE BROADCAST:

  • Pregame: Riley Sutter, Dennis Williams
  • 1st Intermission: Tips prospect Ryan Robinson (currently with the Dallas Stars 16U club)
  • 2nd Intermission: we answer your questions from the Tips App (go to “Tips Talk” and submit there!)

SUMMARY: 

As the Tips have played torrid hockey since a little before Halloween (winners in 18 of 23), they get a rematch with the Giants who won 8 of 9 and 6 in a row before Wednesday night’s game.

Here’s everything you need to know:

  • TOP 5 TIPS TIDBITS
    • TORRID TIPS: The Tips are 18-4-0-1 in the last 23 games and are 9-1-0-0 in the month of December … they have won 12 of the last 13 games … six different Silvertips have registered game winning goals in December … Patrick Bajkov leads the Silvertips with 17 points and six goals in 10 games during the month.
    • HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: 2001-born goaltender Dustin Wolf has six wins in his first eight appearances … his first career shutout (31 saves) came on Dec. 16 vs. Prince George in a 4-0 win and he followed up with 24 saves on Dec. 27 (11-0 over VAN) in his 2nd career shutout … he was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Oct. 30 … he is 4-1-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA, two shutouts, and .934 save pct. in December.
    • SUTTER TOUGH: Riley Sutter had his first career hat trick and tied a Tips record for goals in a game (4) on Dec. 27 at Vancouver … he has 10 points in his last 3 games.
    • SPECIAL DELIVERIES: For the Silvertips special teams, the penalty kill is 1st in the WHL (86.3) … Connor Dewar and Matt Fontene each lead the Silvertips with seven power play goals.  
    • HALF WAY POLE: The Silvertips reached the 20-win plateau through 36 games for the fifth straight season … their 44 points, under head coach Dennis Williams, was the second highest point total in franchise history at the 36-game mark under any first year Tips head coach (Kevin Constantine, 48 points in 2013-14, first season of his second stint).

“HEY! WHERE’S CARTER HART?”: If you haven’t been following, he left in the middle of December to join Hockey Canada and is now with the program for the second straight winter at the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. … started Canada’s tourney opening win, 4-2 over Finland on Dec. 26 (29 saves) … Canada faces the United States today at NewEra Field in Buffalo for the outdoor game of the event (12pm PT, NHL Network/TSN).

ESSENTIAL READING: 

Update: the Tips have added D Jordan Hendry as a listed player. He’s in the tourney as well (West Valley/BCMML). 

 

See you on the radio!