Portland Winterhawks at Everett Silvertips: Preview, Updates, Chat, How to Listen & Watch Stream

What: The Portland Winterhawks () face the Everett Silvertips () in Western Hockey League action.

When: Wednesday, November 23, 7 p.m.

Where: Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett, Washington.

Clock: You can stream the game via CHL TV pay-per-view (US$6.10 for a game).

Listen: Winterhawks and Silvertips audio.

To follow:

  • The score box.
  • Get updates and chat before, during and after the game.

The Winterhawks have been flying with 8 straight wins and a 7-point lead atop their conference. But now they have been attacked by the injury virus. Kyle Chyzowski and Luke Schelter joined Diego Buttazzoni this weekend with injuries of the week. That reduced the Winterhawks to 10 healthy forwards. To take over, they called in 16-year-old Cole Cairns and Hudson Darby. They will get involved with 3 road games in 5 days, in Everett, Seattle and Vancouver.

The good news is that goalie Dante Giannuzzi has been on quite a run, culminating in his being named WHL Goalie of the Week. They are also looking to continue their streak of beating the opposition; they have done it in all 19 games so far.

Forward
twenty 11-Robbie Fromm-Delorme (212 games)
19 92-Jack O’Brien (159)
13-James Stefan (151)
16-Gabe Klassen (143)
9-Aidan Little (94)
67-Dawson Pasternak (53)
18 19-Kyle Chyzowski (117)
72-Marcus Nguyen (112)
77-Lucas Schelter (96)
17 28 – Josh Zakreski (35)
93-Nicholas Johnson (19)
20-Aiden Jacks (6)
sixteen 90-Diego Buttazzoni (14)
12-Cole Cairns (0)
29-Hudson Darby (0)

Both Cairns and Darby are listed as right wings. Cairns is 5-11, a fourth-round pick out of Winnipeg; Darby is 6-0, a fifth-round pick out of Swift Current.

On Saturday, O’Brien and Litke increased their point streak to 8, Fromm-Delorme to 6, Nguyen to 3. O’Brien set up the game-winner in Saturday’s overtime with a great play.

They will need more from Klassen and Stefan, who have not scored in their last 3 and 4 games, respectively.

Leading forward: Fromm-Delorme (30 points/19 games), Klassen (20/15), O’Brien (20/19), Stefan (19/17), Chyzowski (18/18).

defenders
19 6-Ryan McCleary (109)
18 73-Luca Cagnoni (103)
43-Ryder Thompson (99)
26-Marek Alscher (89)
2-Josh Mori (59)
17 59-Carter Sotheran (19)
14-Rhett Ravndahl (4)
sixteen 91-Alex Thompson (9)

Ryder Thompson, who scored his first goal of the season on Friday against Everett, is playing in his 100th game.

Main defenses: Cagnoni (19/19), McCleary (11/17), Sotheran (10/19).

goalkeepers
twenty 74-Dante Giannuzzi (80)
18 31-jan Špunar (8)

For Giannuzzi, it’s 3 games in a row and 4 of his last 5 allowing only 1 goal. He will probably play on Wednesday and Friday against Everett and Seattle, and Špunar will have Sunday’s game against Vancouver.

Save percentages: Giannuzzi .898, Špunar .889.

The Silvertips don’t have much sympathy for the Winterhawks’ injury problems, as theirs is much worse. They’ve lost their best offensive player, Jackson Berezowski, two top-4 defensemen, one of their European forwards and four safety players. Fortunately, many of them are listed as daily, so they’ll be back soon if they’re not in this game.

After losing to Portland on Friday, they played a good game against Seattle, winning 1-0 after 2 periods, but ended up losing in overtime. They haven’t had an easy time keeping track. They have led 14 times and tied twice after 2 periods, but only have 12 wins.

Forward
twenty 17-Jackson Berezowski (236)
15-Ryan Hofer (114)
19 23-Quiring Steel (105)
29-Vincent Lamanna (66)
18 14-Austin Roest (108)
9-Ben Hemmerling (104)
21-Oren Shtrom (98)
10-Beau Courtney (70)
12-Caden Zaplitny (64)
16-Dominik Rymon (11)
17 13-Roan Woodward (66)
58-Kyan Grouette (16)
20-Matthew Paszkiewicz (13)
26-Andres Petruk (13)
sixteen 22-Jesse Heslop (22)
11-Carter Bear (2)
fifteen 19-Julian Labyrinth (2)

Roest had a decent game against Portland but didn’t score; he then went scoreless against the Thunderbirds, the first time he hasn’t scored in back-to-back games.

Maze is two weeks away from her 15th birthday.

The other strikers who have been out besides Berezowski are Rymon, Shtrom and Petruk, on a day-to-day basis; and Courtney, week by week.

Leading forward: Roest (30/20), Berezowski (21/15), Hofer (19/19), Hemmerling (17/19), Heslop (14/18).

defenders
twenty 44-Aidan Sutter (142)
19 48-Olen Zellweger (148)
6-Ty Gibson (108)
25-Jacob Hoffrogge (84)
18 4-Dexter Whittle (59)
17 5-Eric Jamieson (30)
7-Logan Greenough (6)
sixteen 3-Cameron Sytsma (17)
24-Tarin Smith (9)

Carnage on defense: Sutter, Gibson and Whittle have all missed games. Zellweger, on a 3 game points streak, will be happy to regain some support.

Main defenses: Zellweger (21/17), Sutter (15/11), Gibson (18/6).

goalkeepers
19 40-Braden Holt (70)
17 35-Tim Metzger (4)

The Silvertips have the third worst save percentage in the league, trailing only the really bad teams Spokane and Victoria. But they were worse, so that’s getting better.

Save percentages: Holt .882, Metzger .833.

winter hawks silver tips Average
Record 16-1-1-1 12-7-1
goal difference +31 +4
goals/game 4.6 3.9 3.4
Goals allowed/match 3.0 3.7 3.4
power play 32.5% 22.5% 21.6%
death penalty 81.7% 78.6% 78.4%
Power plays for/game 4.1 4.5 4.5
Power plays against/game 4.3 4.2 4.5
beating opponents 19-0 13-7
after 1 period 11-4-4 13-4-3
after 2 periods 12-2-5 14-4-2
Scoring, last 10 games 50-28 32-34
Scoring, last 20 games 91-63 77-73
Total WHL games 1790 1787

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