Everett Silvertips goalie Carter Hart eyes the puck during a playoff game against the Seattle Thunderbirds in Kent on March 27. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Everett Silvertips goalie Carter Hart eyes the puck during a playoff game against the Seattle Thunderbirds in Kent on March 27. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Our guide to following the WHL championship series

For longtime fans and novices, here are the basics of the Silvertips-Broncos best-of-seven face-off.

EVERETT — The Everett Silvertips are playing in their first Western Hockey League championship series since the franchise’s inaugural 2003-04 season. The Tips (47-20-2-3, 99 points) are the league’s Western Conference champions. Their opponents are the WHL’s Eastern Conference champions — the Broncos (48-17-5-2, 103 points) of Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

The winner advances to the prestigious Memorial Cup tournament starting May 18 in Regina, Saskatchewan. That’s the pinnacle of North American youth hockey.

If you don’t have tickets and can’t drive some 900 miles to the Monroe-sized town in The Great White North, or you’re a newly rabid hockey fan, here’s a guide to the series and some, uh, tips for following the action.

Series schedule

Swift Current is in the Central time zone but does not observe daylight time, so it’s essentially on Mountain Daylight Time — an hour later there than Pacific Daylight Time. Times listed here are Pacific Daylight.

* If necessary


Games between the Silvertips and Broncos will be live-streamed on the WHL’s website. Viewers must sign up for an account. You can buy a “Team Pass” for $29.95, which allows access to all games of the championship series, or a single-game pass for $8.95.


As usual, the games will be broadcast in Everett and streamed on KRKO-AM-FM (1380, 95.3).

Social media

You can follow the action on Twitter by monitoring The Herald’s Jesse Geleynse (@JesseGeleynse) and Nick Patterson (@NickHPatterson).

Other social accounts of note:

Hockey basics

We won’t tell if you’re just now getting excited about hockey. Some primers:

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