October 26, 2012, EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips today announced that goaltender Cole Holowenko has gone home to await reassignment and forward Zach McPhee has decided to leave the team to pursue opportunities outside the major junior level.
The moves leave Everett’s active roster at 23 players, including 12 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders.
Holowenko, 19, came to Everett from the Prince Albert Raiders in a preseason trade. He appeared in four games with the Silvertips, posting a 0-2-0-1 record, 6.41 goals-against average and .808 saves percentage. With the acquisition of 18-year-old netminder Daniel Cotton and the return of second-year Silvertip Austin Lotz from injury, reassigning Holowenko brings Everett back to two goaltenders on the active roster. The Penticton, BC native is 13-28-1-2 in 53 career WHL appearances with a 4.15 career GAA and .884 SV%.
McPhee, 19, appeared in 49 games with the Silvertips since being acquired in a trade with Tri-City during the 2010-11 season. He was scoreless with 12 penalty minutes and a -3 plus/minus rating in 11 games with Everett this season. In 57 career WHL games, the Vernon, BC product posted six goals and five assists for 11 points, 42 penalty minutes and a +1 rating.
The ‘Tips return to their home ice for the first time in nearly three weeks Friday to face the Spokane Chiefs at 7:35 pm. Everett will then take on the Seattle Thunderbirds Saturday at 7:05 pm in our fourth annual “Pink the Rink” game to raise money for the local fight against breast cancer.
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