August 14, 2013, Everett, WA (ISN) Both of Everett’s 2013 Import Draft picks represented their countries at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament in the Czech Republic last week.
Waltteri Hopponen scored two goals (including an OT game-winner) for Finland, while Ivan Nikolishin had three assists to help Team Russia reach the Bronze Medal game.
First-round Silvertips bantam draft pick Tyson Jost was in action at the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp run by the NHL Players’ Association, where he scored two goals to help Team Spezza top Team Giroux 6-5 in the final game. Finally, 19-year-old forward Jujhar Khaira (whose WHL rights belong to the ‘Tips) signed an NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers last week – a development which could increase his chances of playing in Everett this season if he doesn’t make the NHL.
Still Seeking Host Families
The Silvertips are looking for additional billet families to house players during the upcoming season, and more specifically are in need of homes without pets to accommodate player allergies. Applications are currently being accepted for local families interested in providing a “home away from home” for a Silvertips player throughout hockey season. In exchange for providing players with room and board throughout the season, billet families receive a stipend to help cover expenses, discounted tickets to games and access to exclusive team events. Click Here for more information on becoming a Silvertips billet this season!
Youth Hockey Camps with Pro Edge & the Silvertips
The Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club is sponsoring a four-day “Tune-Up” camp with Pro Edge Power Skating & Hockey Skills to help get your young player ready for the upcoming season. The camp runs August 19-22 at the Comcast Community Ice Rink and is open to all players. Click Here for more info or to sign up. Don’t forget about the Silvertips’ preseason Goaltending Camp with goalie coach Shane Clifford, which runs August 26-29 at Comcast Arena for just $125 per goalie. Click Here for more on the goaltending camp.
— 9 days to Training Camp —
August 22 – Silvertips Training Camp Opens
August 25 – Green vs. Gray Intrasquad Game, 3pm
Aug 30-Sep 1 – Holiday Inn Preseason Classic Tournament
September 13 – Preseason home game vs. Seattle
September 21 – Regular season opener vs. Prince George