Nick Patterson

The Everett Silvertips’ Michal Gut gets the puck to the goal crease against the Vancouver Giants during the first round of the WHL playoffs Friday, April 22, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Patterson: What went wrong for Silvertips in playoffs?

Taking a closer look at how Everett suffered the biggest playoff upset in WHL history.

The Everett Silvertips’ Michal Gut gets the puck to the goal crease against the Vancouver Giants during the first round of the WHL playoffs Friday, April 22, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Silvertips’ Ben Hemmerling battles Giants’ Ethan Semeniuk for the puck during the game against the Giants on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Silvertips reflect on ‘disappointing’ early playoff exit

Top-seeded Everett fell in six games to eighth-seeded Vancouver in the largest playoff upset in WHL history.

Silvertips’ Ben Hemmerling battles Giants’ Ethan Semeniuk for the puck during the game against the Giants on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Aubrey Peterson makes a base hit during the Canada Cup Thursday morning in Surrey British Columbia on July 11, 2019.  Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aubrey Peterson makes a base hit during the Canada Cup Thursday morning in Surrey British Columbia on July 11, 2019.  Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox starting pitcher Isaiah Campbell delivers the first pitch of the season during a game against Eugene Friday, April 8, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Campbell’s injury deals blow to struggling AquaSox pitching staff

Everett’s pitching ranks last in the Northwest League in multiple categories.

AquaSox starting pitcher Isaiah Campbell delivers the first pitch of the season during a game against Eugene Friday, April 8, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Everett Silvertips’ Jackson Berezowski scores his first goal of the night against the Portland Winterhawks Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Silvertips to be without Berezowski for rest of postseason

Everett’s leading goal scorer through the regular season underwent season-ending surgery, the team announced Sunday.

The Everett Silvertips’ Jackson Berezowski scores his first goal of the night against the Portland Winterhawks Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Washington State's Abraham Lucas (left) and Washington's Kyler Gordon (right), both Archbishop Murphy High School alums, work out for scouts at their schools' pro days in March.

Pair of Murphy alums set to make county history in NFL draft

Former teammates Kyler Gordon and Abraham Lucas will become the first pair from one county school to be taken in the same draft.

Washington State's Abraham Lucas (left) and Washington's Kyler Gordon (right), both Archbishop Murphy High School alums, work out for scouts at their schools' pro days in March.
Silvertips’ Niko Huuhtanen and Giants’ Jaden Lipinski fight for the puck during the playoff match up against the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Short-handed Tips look to take lead in playoff series

Everett’s roster was dealt another blow with the suspension of its points leader.

Silvertips’ Niko Huuhtanen and Giants’ Jaden Lipinski fight for the puck during the playoff match up against the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Snohomish County FC Steelheads won the Northwest Premier League Indoor championship in their inaugural season. (Brit Litwin)

Community roundup: Steelheads win indoor women’s championship

Also, Lake Stevens grad sets college record, EvCC claims “T” Trophy and Monroe alum wins NWAC honors.

The Snohomish County FC Steelheads won the Northwest Premier League Indoor championship in their inaugural season. (Brit Litwin)
Charlie Welch

Walk-off win highlights tough series for AquaSox

Dariel Gomez helped Everett end a lengthy losing streak with his game-winning hit Friday.

Charlie Welch
The Everett Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger maneuvers around a Vancouver Giants defender during a strong first period for the Silvertips in the first round of the WHL playoffs Friday, April 22, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Tips drop Game 1 of playoff series against Giants

Vancouver’s Fabian Lysell and Adam Hall torment Everett in a 5-4 overtime victory.

The Everett Silvertips’ Olen Zellweger maneuvers around a Vancouver Giants defender during a strong first period for the Silvertips in the first round of the WHL playoffs Friday, April 22, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Silvertips' Hunter Campbell skates with the puck during a game against the Blazers on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski / Everett Silvertips)

Everett native Campbell hopes to lead Silvertips to title

He grew up dancing for his dinner at Tips games, now Hunter Campbell is ready for his first taste of the playoffs as a player.

The Silvertips' Hunter Campbell skates with the puck during a game against the Blazers on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Kristin Ostrowski / Everett Silvertips)
Everett AquaSox players Trent Tingelstad, front, and Austin Shenton warm up at Funko Field on the first day of practice on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Tingelstad resides in Marysville while Shenton is from Bellingham. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Community roundup: MP alum Tingelstad back with AquaSox

Plus, an Everett native leads the U-17 Sounders to a title, the Steelheads will play for a women’s indoor title and more.

Everett AquaSox players Trent Tingelstad, front, and Austin Shenton warm up at Funko Field on the first day of practice on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Tingelstad resides in Marysville while Shenton is from Bellingham. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett's Olen Zellweger against the Portland Winterhawks Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips expect Zellweger to return for playoffs

The defender suffered a scary injury two weeks ago, but is "set to play" against Vancouver, according to coach Dennis Williams.

Everett's Olen Zellweger against the Portland Winterhawks Saturday evening at the Angel of the Winds Arena on January 1, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The AquaSox’s Noelvi Mart high-fives teammates during introductions before a game against Eugene Friday, April 8, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

AquaSox slog through wet, cold weather in first taste of April games

Everett is 3-5 after completing its first full week of Northwest League play.

The AquaSox’s Noelvi Mart high-fives teammates during introductions before a game against Eugene Friday, April 8, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Olen Zellweger

Tips’ division title celebration spoiled after Zellweger injury

Everett clinched the U.S. Division on Friday but saw their star defenseman go down two days later.

Olen Zellweger
AquaSox leadoff batter Alberto Rodriguez rips a ball foul during a game against Eugene Friday, April 8, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Packard’s grand slam lifts AquaSox past Emeralds in opener

Everett struggles early but gets a big hit when in it counts to pull away.

AquaSox leadoff batter Alberto Rodriguez rips a ball foul during a game against Eugene Friday, April 8, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The old 15-inch base, left, compared to the new 18-inch base, right, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

AquaSox set to open new season with new rules in place

Everett will be playing under experimental rules — such as a pitch clock and larger bases — during the Northwest League season.

The old 15-inch base, left, compared to the new 18-inch base, right, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Seattle Mariners' Steven Souza Jr. rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Seattle Mariners' Steven Souza Jr. rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Everett's Braden Holt stops a shot by Portland's Robbie Fromm-Delorme in the second period Friday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on October 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Goalies battling for position as playoffs near for Silvertips

Braden Holt and Koen MacInnes have posted nearly identical numbers in front of the net this season.

Everett's Braden Holt stops a shot by Portland's Robbie Fromm-Delorme in the second period Friday night at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett on October 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kaique Pacheco rides Hart Cattle Co/Diggers Bucking Bulls’s Crystal Fox during the championship round of the Sioux Falls Unleash The Beast PBR event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The PBR Unleash the Beast tour comes to Angels of the Winds Arena in Everett on Wednesday. (Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media)

8 buck-wild seconds: PBR’s Unleash the Beast tour comes to Everett

The world’s top bulls and riders take center stage Wednesday at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Kaique Pacheco rides Hart Cattle Co/Diggers Bucking Bulls’s Crystal Fox during the championship round of the Sioux Falls Unleash The Beast PBR event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The PBR Unleash the Beast tour comes to Angels of the Winds Arena in Everett on Wednesday. (Andy Watson / Bull Stock Media)