Portland Winterhawks at Everett Silvertips: Preview, updates, chat, how to listen and watch the stream

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

When: Wednesday, November 23, 7pm.

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

Watch: You can stream the game via the CHL TV pay per view (US$6.10 for one game).

Listen: Winterhawks and Silvertips audio.


The Winterhawks have been flying with 8 straight wins and a 7 point lead at the top of their conference. But they’ve now been hit by the injury bug. Kyle Chyzowski and Luke Schelter this weekend joined Diego Buttazzoni with week-to-week injuries. That put the Winterhawks down to 10 healthy forwards. To pick up the slack they’ve called up 16-year-olds Cole Cairns and Hudson Darby. They’ll get thrown into it with 3 road games in 5 days, in Everett, Seattle, and Vancouver.

The good news is that goalie Dante Giannuzzi has been on a good run, culminating in him being named WHL Goaltender of the Week. They’re also looking to continue their streak of outshooting the opposition; they’ve done it in all 19 games so far.

20 11-Robbie Fromm-Delorme (212 games)
19 92-Jack O’Brien (159)
13-James Stefan (151)
16-Gabe Klassen (143)
9-Aidan Litke (94)
67-Dawson Pasternak (53)
18 19-Kyle Chyzowski (117)
72-Marcus Nguyen (112)
77-Luke Schelter (96)
17 28-Josh Zakreski (35)
93-Nicholas Johnson (19)
20-Aiden Sotas (6)
16 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 4th round pick out of Winnipeg; Darby is 6-0, a 5th round pick out of Swift Current.

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

They’ll need more from Klassen and Stefan, who have been scoreless in their last 3 and 4 games, respectively.

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

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)
16 91-Alex Thompson (9)

Ryder Thompson, who had his first goal of the season Friday against Everett, plays his 100th game.

Leading defensemen: Cagnoni (19/19), McCleary (11/17), Sotheran (10/19).

20 74-Dante Giannuzzi (80)
18 31-Jan Špunar (8)

For Giannuzzi, it’s 3 straight games and 4 of his last 5 allowing only 1 goal. He’ll likely get Wednesday and Friday against Everett and Seattle, with Špunar getting the Sunday game against Vancouver.

Save percentages: Giannuzzi .898, Špunar .889.

The Silvertips don’t have much sympathy for the Winterhawks’ injury troubles as theirs are a lot worse. They’ve missed their best offensive player, Jackson Berezowski, two top-4 defensemen, one of their Euro forwards, and four depth players. Luckily, a lot of the are listed as day-to-day, so they’ll be back soon if not in this game.

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

20 17-Jackson Berezowski (236)
15-Ryan Hofer (114)
19 23-Steel Quiring (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-Andrew Petruk (13)
16 22-Jesse Heslop (22)
11-Carter Bear (2)
15 19-Julien Maze (2)

Roest had a decent game against Portland but went scoreless; he then went scoreless against the Thunderbirds, the first time he’s been scoreless in back-to-back games.

Maze is two weeks away from actually turning 15.

The other forwards who have been out besides Berezowski are Rymon, Shtrom, and Petruk, day-to-day; and Courtney, week-to-week.

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

20 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)
16 3-Cameron Sytsma (17)
24-Tarin Smith (9)

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

Leading defensemen: Zellweger (21/17), Sutter (11/15), Gibson (6/18).

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

The Silvertips have the 3rd-worst save percentage in the league, behind only really bad teams Spokane and Victoria. But they were worst, so that’s getting better.

Save percentages: Holt .882, Metzger .833.

Winterhawks Silvertips Average
Record 16-1-1-1 12-7-1
Goal difference +31 +4
Goals/game 4.6 3.9 3.4
Goals allowed/game 3.0 3.7 3.4
Power play 32.5% 22.5% 21.6%
Penalty kill 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
Outshooting opponents 19-0 13-7
After 1 period 11-4-4 13-4-3
After 2 periods 12-2-5 14-4-2
Score, last 10 games 50-28 32-34
Score, last 20 games 91-63 77-73
Total WHL games 1790 1787

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