By Nick Patterson Herald Writer
EVERETT — The Silvertips made two roster moves prior to Saturday night’s game against the Seattle Thunderbirds, trading defenseman Tye Hand to the Regina Pats and reassigning defenseman Micheal Zipp.
Hand was traded to Regina in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 bantam draft. Hand, a native of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, was a second-round pick in the 2010 bantam draft. However, he was caught in the numbers game as he was one of five 17-year-old defensemen attempting to make Everett’s roster.
Zipp, who is entering his 16-year-old season, was reassigned to the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Everett general manager Garry Davidson said the Edmonton, Alberta, native is still a part of the team’s plans going forward and would likely receive a call-up at some point during the season.
The moves leave Everett with 27 players on the roster. Lucas Grayson is now officially listed as a right wing instead of a defenseman, meaning the roster breaks down as 15 forwards, nine defensmen and three goaltenders.
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