October 8, 2013, EVERETT (ISN) – Tonight the Silvertips open the first leg of their Central Division road swing in Red Deer, Alberta with a game against the Rebels (6:00 pm Pacific faceoff, 5:30 pregame show on Fox Sports 1380).
The ‘Tips then face the Edmonton Oil Kings tomorrow before heading west into BC for a back-to-back set with Prince George to finish off a stretch of four games in five days. Keep tabs on the Silvertips from the road with Travis Huntington’s “Road ‘Tippin” blog or follow equipment manager James Stucky’s Twitter account (@jamesstucky) for great photos during the trip. You can also watch all away games online with WHL Live.
Help us Support “Operation Desert Comfort”
When the Silvertips return from their five-game road trip for back-to-back home games on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20, we’ll also be working with the Everett Elks Lodge to support our troops serving in Afghanistan. The Elks are spearheading “Operation Desert Comfort”, which sends care packages to military men & women stationed so far from home during the holiday season. We’re asking Silvertips fans to bring donations to the games for these packages, which will then be shipped out to our troops in time for a little taste of home over the holidays. Click Here for the full list of requested items, which includes toiletries, snacks and entertainment options, and thanks for your donations!
Looking for an Anniversary “W”
Although the current players likely will not know the significance when they take the ice tonight against the Red Deer Rebels, Oct. 8 will always be a special date in team history. It was exactly ten years ago today, on October 8, 2003, that the Silvertips earned the first victory in franchise history. The ‘Tips defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-1 in that game at the Everett Events Center, getting goals from Riley Armstrong and Torrie Wheat and 41 saves from Jeff Harvey to clinch the first of what is now 352 regular season wins in team history.
Upcoming dates to remember:
- Oct. 8-18 – The Silvertips hit the road for five straight games
- Oct. 19 – Silvertips vs. Kamloops: The ‘Tips return home!
- Oct. 20 – Silvertips vs. Swift Current: first afternoon game of the season
- Nov. 2 – The Silvertips’ 5th annual “Pink the Rink ” night vs. Seattle
- Nov. 8 – Buzz Inn Steakhouse Hat Night vs. Tri-City
- Nov. 11 – Our first-ever Veterans Day matinee game vs. Vancouver