EVERETT — There’s a developing tradition amongst players that are traded from the Regina Pats to the Everett Silvertips.
When you arrive in Everett, no matter what you donned before, you wear No. 90.
Nearly a year after Robbie Holmes was traded to Everett from Regina, newly acquired winger Ty Kolle donned the No. 90 on top of his helmet for his first practice with the team on Tuesday.
It’s something he’s sticking with after receiving Holmes’ blessing on his way out of town after learning he’d been traded to Everett.
“Me and Robbie were together about 16 hours a day, so we hung out a lot,” Kolle said. “He lived right down the road from me and I drove him around everywhere and we grew really close.
“So when I got traded here, he told me to wear 90.”
Ty Kolle, who was traded to Everett from the Regina Pats, practices with the team at Angel of the Winds Arena on Thursday in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).
Ty Kolle practices with the team at Angel of the Winds Arena on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).
Ty Kolle skates after the puck during Silvertips practice at Angel of the Winds Arena on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).