March 18, Everett, WA (ISN) – The Everett Silvertips celebrated the best and brightest of their 10th Anniversary season with their year-end awards Ceremony following a 7-5 victory over the Tri-City Americans in the 2012-13 regular season finale at Comcast Arena.
Landon Oslanski and Josh Winquist were named Co-MVPs for this season, while Mirco Mueller was honored as Rookie of the Year and Larry & Sue Hawk were presented with the Jim Leo Distinguished Service Award.
In addition to the Co-MVP honor with Winquist, Oslanski was also presented the FIERCE Predator award from the Everett Silvertips Hockey Booster Club and the Iron Man Award for playing in all 72 games this season. Winquist shared the MVP award just two years after being named Everett’s Most Improved Player for the 2010-11 season.
In addition to Mueller’s Rookie of the Year recognition, other Silvertips rookies were also honored as Tyler Sandhu received the Coaches Award just after posting his first career hat trick and Ben Betker was named this year’s Most Improved Player. Veteran forward Reid Petryk was named this year’s Unsung Hero, while Austin Lotz won the Community Relations Award. Dawson Leedahl and Micheal Zipp were named Co-Scholastic Players of the Year for their achievements in the classroom.
Ten-year season ticket holders Larry & Sue Hawk, who helped name the team upon its inception in 2003, were only the third recipients of the Jim Leo Distinguished Service Award recognizing contributions to the organization “above and beyond the call”. Larry & Sue have been active in supporting the Silvertips in a variety of different ways over the years, eagerly assisting in any way possible in that time.
The complete list of Silvertips 2012-13 year-end award winners:
Graduating Players – 19 year olds
#13 Reid Petryk, #19 Manraj Hayer, #21 Josh Winquist, #27 Ryan Murray
Overage Players – 20 year olds
#4 Connor Cox, #22 Ryan Harrison, #24 Landon Oslanski
F.I.E.R.C.E Predator Award – fortitude, resolve and perseverance on and off the ice
#24 Landon Oslanski
Jim Leo Distinguished Service Award – long-term commitment to the Silvertips above and beyond the call
Larry & Sue Hawk (longtime season ticket holders and behind-the-scenes supporters)
IRON MAN AWARD – most games played
#24 Landon Oslanski
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – most improvement from the start of the season
#5 Ben Betker
COACHES AWARD – best utilization of instruction
#10 Tyler Sandhu
SCHOLASTIC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR – most accomplished student in the classroom
#12 Dawson Leedahl, #6 Micheal Zipp
COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARD – most active player at schools, non-profits, and around the community
#30 Austin Lotz
UNSUNG HERO – biggest contributor outside of goals, assists and points
#13 Reid Petryk
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
#25 Mirco Mueller
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
#21 Josh Winquist, #24 Landon Oslanski
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The Silvertips now have four days off before traveling to Portland to open the playoffs with Games 1 and 2 against the Winterhawks coming up on Friday and Saturday. Everett will then host Game 3 at Comcast Arena on Wednesday, March 27 and Game 4 on Friday, March 29.
Playoff ticket packages are on sale now, and single-game playoff tickets go on sale Tuesday morning at 10:00 am. For more information visit www.everettsilvertips.com or call 425-252-5100. To keep up with all the latest ‘Tips news, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter .