Everett Silvertips’ Beau Courtney (left) was named U.S. Division Humanitarian of the Year and a finalist for the WHL’s Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s Humanitarian of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Everett Silvertips)

Everett Silvertips’ Beau Courtney (left) was named U.S. Division Humanitarian of the Year and a finalist for the WHL’s Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s Humanitarian of the Year. (Photo courtesy of Everett Silvertips)

Community roundup: Tips’ Courtney honored for off-ice work

Plus, Everett Community College’s Khalil Gilbert earns athlete of the week nod and Edmonds College baseball ranked second in NWAC.

On the ice, Beau Courtney is known for his hard-nosed work as a defensive-minded forward. However, last week Courtney was honored for the work he’s put in off the ice.

The Everett Silvertips center was honored by the WHL when he was named the U.S. Division’s Humanitarian of the Year. He is one of four finalists for the Doug Wickenheiser Trophy as the WHL’s Humanitarian of the Year.

Courtney, who’s in his 18-year-old season and hails from Parker, Colorado, has been an enthusiastic participant in the Silvertips’ volunteer activities throughout Snohomish County. Those activities have included visits to local schools and nursing homes, participation in Tip-A-Tip in which he was one of several players who acted as a restaurant server to raise money for the Naval Recruitment District Seattle Officer’s Fund, and appearing at the trials for the Great Small Dog Race.

“It’s a well-deserved accomplishment for Beau,” Everett coach Dennis Williams said in a press release. “Our organization does a really good job of getting our athletes involved in the community, giving back and showing appreciation with activities and fundraisers. Beau was our forefront and leader on that. It’s not an award you strive to put your name into, you volunteer because you love to give back and that’s what Beau did.”

The winner of the Doug Wickenheiser Trophy will be announced on May 4. Everett has never had a player win the award.

EvCC’s Gilbert earns weekly honor

Everett Community College’s Khalil Gilbert was named the Northwest Athletic Conference’s Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for March 20-26.

Gilbert, a freshman from Alamogordo, New Mexico, won the 400 meters at the Peyton-Shotwell Invitational on March 25 in Tacoma. His winning time of 50.15 seconds was the second-fastest mark in NWAC this season. He also finished second in the 200 in 22.70, a time that was the fastest among collegiate competitors and ranked third in NWAC.

EdC baseball holds steady in NWAC poll

The Edmonds College baseball team maintained its strong position in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s coaches poll, coming in at No. 2 for the second straight iteration.

The Tritons are in first place in the North Region at 4-1 and are 18-7 overall. Edmonds’ point total was well behind top-ranked Tacoma, which is 19-1 and received all seven first-place votes. Everett (4-3, 13-14) dropped out of the top 10, though the Trojans were first among others who received votes.

In the softball poll, Everett (3-3, 8-4) moved up one spot to No. 7. Edmonds (2-2, 6-8) was among those receiving votes.

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