Silvertips announce preseason schedule

EVERETT — The Everett Silvertips Preseason Classic is back to full strength.

The Western Hockey League released its preseason schedule Tuesday, and Everett’s annual preseason kickoff tournament over Labor Day weekend has been restored to its full format.

When the tournament began in 2004, it consisted of six teams, usually the five U.S. Division teams plus one other. That meant there were three games each of the three days, and every team played each day.

However, the past two years the tournament featured just the five U.S. Division teams, meaning there were just two games per day and some teams played just twice over the weekend. The last time the tournament had six teams was when the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds visited in 2010.

But the Victoria Royals signed on this year, bringing the tournament back to its full complement of six. The tournament takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Comcast Arena.

Everett has a total of seven preseason games this year. The Tips travel to the Tri-City Americans Preseason Tournament for two games on Sept. 6-7. Everett concludes the preseason with a home-and-home set against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sept. 13-14.

The WHL’s regular season begins the following weekend. The regular-season schedule is set to be released today.

Check out Nick Patterson’s Silvertips blog at http://www.heraldnet.com/silvertipsblog, and follow him on Twitter at NickHPatterson.

Silvertips Preseason Tournament

At Comcast Arena

Aug. 30

Seattle vs. Tri-City, 11:30 a.m.

Spokane vs. Portland, 3 p.m.

Victoria vs. Everett, 7 p.m.

Aug. 31

Tri-City vs. Portland, 11:30 a.m.

Victoria vs. Seattle, 3 p.m.

Spokane vs. Everett, 7 p.m.

Sept. 1

Victoria vs. Tri-City, 11:30 a.m.

Spokane vs. Seattle, 3 p.m.

Portland vs. Everett, 7 p.m.

Other Silvertips preseason games

Sept. 6

Everett vs. Tri-City at Tri-City Preseason Tournament, 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 7

Everett vs. Kootenay at Tri-City Preseason Tournament, 11 a.m.

Sept. 13

Seattle at Everett, 7:35 p.m.

Sept. 14

Everett at Seattle, 7:05 p.m.

More in Sports

Regina’s Tyler Brown stops a shot with Everett’s Matt Fonteyne looking on Sunday afternoon at Xfintiy Arena in Everett on November 19, 2017. Everett lost 2-1.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Regina narrowly escapes with a 2-1 win over Silvertips

A shot by Everett’s Matt Fonteyne’s bounces off the post in the final seconds

Falcons set to test Seattle’s ‘Legion of Backups’

Playing without Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor is “new territory” for the Seahawks.

No playoff berth at stake, but Apple Cup has plenty to offer

Huskies’ dramatic win over Utah sets the stage for the state’s annual Pac-12 showdown

REFLECTIONS: Tips snap power-play skid, continue penalty-killing streak

The Game The Regina Pats were predicted to be one of the… Continue reading

Monroe football’s historic season ends with loss to Sumner

The Spartans’ big second half hands the Bearcats a 56-14 4A state quarterfinals loss.

Lake Stevens’ Eason is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year

The Seattle University-bound senior setter was a stabilizing presence for the Vikings.

3-2-1, bam! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta

The dome opened in 1992, and it was flattened within about 15 seconds.

Huskies rally to beat Utah on last-second field goal

No. 16 Washington scores 10 points in the last minute to stun Utah 33-30.

Saturday’s prep postseason results

FOOTBALL 4A State Tournament Nov. 18 Quarterfinals Central Valley 41, Skyline 0… Continue reading

Most Read