Everett Youth Hockey is pleased to welcome back coach Taylor Ostrander. Taylor will be working with the 8U coaches and players in 2017-18 as the organization’s 8U coordinator.
Taylor was a valued on ice contributor this past season working with the association’s 8U Mitey Mites. He will continue to help all 8U Mite coaches with on ice practices, plans and player development for 2017-18.
Lifelong Player and Now, Parent Coach
Taylor has been playing hockey for 28 years with amateur hockey participation at the rec beginner level to Midget AA in his final year. He has continued to play the game in Men's Leagues ever since completing his minor hockey participation.
Taylor spent his first five (5) years of coaching at the Midget C level for SKAHA. After a 5 year break establishing a family he got back into the coaching level at the beginner age group with his son. Taylor will be entering his third year in the Everett program.
Taylor’s philosophy for this age group and any age group is to have FUN!
“I also understand and embrace fully that failure leads to success. I encourage every one of my players to push themselves to their limits so that they can learn and adapt from their experiences. Sometimes they will fall and that can be frustrating, but when they get back up and successfully accomplish the task they were unable to do previously the feeling of success will be empowering!”
Goals for the Season
In particular when working with the 8U program Taylor understands that these players are the future of Everett's youth hockey success. His goal for them this year is to continue to build and/or form their hockey foundation. This age group is critical in establishing the fundamentals needed to play the game of hockey. The group focus on will be upon improving skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, 1v1 development and teamwork.
USA Hockey Training
Taylor is a USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach who has remained current on Safe-sport and the necessary 8U programs. His plan is to be level 4 certified next year.
What does the Mite Coordinator Do?
Mite Coordinator does the following:
Lead the Coaching Selection Committee in the selection of coaches.
Oversee training and evaluation of EYH coaches.
Help to resolve coach/player and coach/parent issues.
Lead the effort with assistance from coaches to develop a consistent practice plan and specific teaching and practice curriculum.
Advise player tryout process and player selection.
Obtain feedback at the end of the season from each player’s parents regarding the performance of each team’s coaching staff.
Assist the coaches in requests, and be a liaison between coaches and parents.
What is the difference between Mites and Mitey Mites?
Mite v. Mitey Mite – the difference between the two:
Mites: This program is designed for kids with one-to-two years of Mighty Mite or Advanced Beginners experience. The focus at this level is to help skaters develop the skills they need to be successful players when they move to the Squirt level. Mites play league games for the MHL (Metropolitan Hockey League). There may be tournaments and/or jamborees they may attend during the hockey season. Mites practice approximately twice per week, with one game on the weekend (usually).
Mighty Mites: The program is designed for kids who are pre-K and kindergartners, as well as kids as old as eight who are new to hockey. The primary focus of this group is to learn to skate or improve upon skating skills, learn the basics of hockey through drills and fun games, and gradually progress towards short scrimmages with teammates. There are no games against other outside teams at this level. Kids are broken into groups/teams by age and/or experience level and practice weekly.
We are excited to grow this program and encourage graduating beginners players to register for
The Everett Jr. Silvertips are pleased to announce that the 12U B team will be co-coached this season by Nate Klinginsmith and Tyler Smith.
Nate was a first year coach last season with the 10U C Kodiaks that played in the MHL. He has his USA Hockey Level 1 and will be completing his Level 2 this season.
Tyler was a first year coach last season with the 18U C Grizzlies that played in the MHL. He has his USA Hockey Level 1 and will be completing his Level 2 this season.
It is expected that there will be 2 additional parent assistant coaches appointed prior to the beginning of the season.
The 12U B team will be made up primarily of 2006 and 2005 born players looking to work towards playing at an A level or for a greater level of competition and commitment than playing C recereational hockey. This team will play in the MHL B league. They will practice twice per week.
Tryouts for this team start June 9th, 2017 along with the 12U A1 program:
Representative “A / B” Programs
EYH will offer one (1) Rep. team at 10U, 16U, and 18U and (2) Rep. teams at 12U and 14U.
Tryouts: Fee $80 per player*
Tryout dates will be held in June and August. Players must attend all tryout sessions, unless previous notification/approval is on file with EYH.
The Everett Jr.Silvertips are pleased to have Thomas Freeman return as Head Coach of the 14U B team.
Thomas is from Lake Stevens, WA and he coached the past season as an assistant coach for the 14U B team. He played his minor hockey at Everett from Mite to Midget and played for the Bellingham Blazers of the NPHL. Thomas is a Level 1 USA Hockey coach with plans to complete his Level 2 this season.
This team will practice 2x a week and is slated to play in the 14U B loop of the MHL. The B team will also compete in a home tournament and 2-3 away tournaments during the season. They will focus on competing at PNAHA State B.
The B team will be comprised of 2003 & 2004 born players looking to progress their skillset to an A level over time.
It is expected that Thomas will mentor under the 14U A1 and 16U A1 coaches learning how to best implement systems and skills needed by players at those levels.
There will be 2 additional assistant coaches appointed prior to the beginning of the season.
Tryouts for this team will be in June 9-11 combined with the 14U A1 tryouts:
Representative “A / B” Programs
Tryouts: Fee $80 per player*
Tryout dates will be held in June and August. Players must attend all tryout sessions, unless previous notification/approval is on file with EYH.
The Everett Jr.Silvertips welcome Jeff Hoff and Jerry Pickar as the Co-Coaches of the 18U A1 team for 2017-18.
This team will be comprised primarily of 2000 and 1999 born players. The goal is for this team to compete for State Tier II at the 18U level. The team plans to compete in 3-4 away tournaments at the 18U level with 1-2 being in the mid-west. It is expected that the team will play PNAHA league and MHL 18U.
Jeff Hoff coached last year for the club’s first ever Midget aged entry in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association. Jeff grew up in Bellingham and played Junior A Tier II and III in British Columbia prior to attending the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where he played 4 years of D II hockey. Jeff has his USA Level 4 Coaching Credentials and has coached AA and AAA teams from Squirt to Midget. Jeff was twice voted Rep Coach of the Year while coaching at SJHA and has coached both Midget 17 and 18 U AA teams for Everett. Jeff likes to coach an up-paced, aggressive team style game, where all players have the opportunity to be an integral part of the team’s overall success.
Jerry Pickar serves as the EYH Director of Goaltending and is an experienced player and coach. Jerry grew up in Duluth, MN., playing for Glen Avon Hockey Association, Duluth Stewart’s Rep teams and high school hockey for the highly successful Duluth East Greyhounds. Following graduation in 1983, Jerry moved on to play college hockey for the NCAA Division III College of St. Scholastica Saints and was a walk on goalie for NCAA Division I Northern Michigan University.
Phase 1 of Tryouts for this team will be combined with 16U A1:
The Everett Jr Silvertips are pleased to announce Brendan Smith will return to Everett as coach of the 10U A Jr.Silvertips team for the 2017-18 season
Brendan is entering his second year as a Head Coach at Everett after a successful season coaching at the 12U level.
The plan for this full ice 10U A team is to play tournaments in Canada and to explore the appropriate league options either MHL or PCAHA.
The organization provides 2.5 hours of practice ice per week for this group including minimum one full ice practice and one half ice.
Brendan played Everett Youth Hockey from Pee Wee to Midget. He also played for the Everett High School Hornets for his final year before heading to Washington State University to pursue a degree in economics. Brendan has also played men’s league in the Palouse Elite League in Moscow, Idaho and graduated from WSU with a BS in economics. He continues to play men’s league in the Cascade and GSHL leagues.
It is anticipated that several assistant coaches will be appointed to work with Brendan prior to the season.
EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Youth Hockey (EYH) has announced today the launch of the 2017-18 Fall/Winter Season, which will begin tryouts in June 2017 while evaluations begin in early September 2017, with practices beginning later that month. Once again, EYH will host three program category: In-House Developmental, Recreational, and Representative, with several age divisions within each category.
An Early Bird Discount will also be offered for the fourth season in a row if registration is completed by May 15th, 2017. Discount varies by division, but range between $50 - $100 off by meeting the deadline. 7-Month Payment plans are available for most of the programs.
The Everett Jr Silvertips are pleased to announce the details of their 2017-18 14U A1 program.
This includes the appointment of Kacey Walker as 14U A1 Jr. Silvertips Head Coach and returning 14U co-coach Jason Kwiatkowski.
Kacey had a successful first season in Everett in 2016-17, taking on midway the Head Coaching position of the 12U rep team that finished first in the MHL B loop. Kacey was born and raised in Marysville, Washington and has been involved with the game of hockey for 15 years. He spent the majority of those years playing hockey in Seattle until the age of 17 where he joined the Seattle Totems of the WSHL. After two years with the Totems he went on to play for the Bellingham Blazers of the NPHL and then with the San Diego Gulls of the WSHL.
Jason Kwiatkowski is a WHL alumni having played major junior hockey for the Prince Albert Raiders and Tacoma Rockets over three seasons. He also played for the Fresno Falcons of the WCHL a minor professional hockey team. Jason lead an upstart 14U A1 program in 2016-17 that was amongst two of the first Everett teams to play in the Pacific Coast Amatateur Hockey Association. What began as a team with only a handful of returning players, Jason provided opportunity to overlooked and younger players helping them make the jump to an A1 program.
In addition to Kacey and Jason, the program will have oversight by 16U AAA Head Coach Turner Stevenson to provide greater consistency and continuity between the 14U A1 team and the NAPHL 16U AAA program.
This provides players with the opportunity to participate in a development program offering the most full ice practices in the Seattle area, world class dryland training three days a week at Engineered Sports all under the guidance of coaches with Junior and professional hockey experience.
This team will play in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association “A” league as well as other tournaments to be determined.
We believe we have several of the best 2004 players in the state including two who have already competed for a season at the 14U Bantam level. This gives the team a foundation to build upon including a number of returning 2003 born players. There are opportunities however at all positions for both 2004 and 2003 born players wishing to play at the highest level of rep in the Pacific Northwest.
As a development program leading to the 16U AAA program, this is a unique opportunity for both 2004 and 2003 born players perhaps otherwise overlooked in the Seattle area to train at an elite level.
Tryouts for the 14U A1 team are in June as follows:
14U A1 Tryouts
16U A1 (2000-02) / 18U A (1999-01)
Session # 1:
Friday, June 2nd
6:15 – 7:15 pm
Session # 2:
Saturday, June 3rd
4:45 – 5:45 pm
Session # 3:
Sunday, June 4th
2:15 – 3:15 pm
For information on this program please contact:
Kacey Walker 425-971-8488 Kaceywalker94@gmail.com
Jason Kwiatkowski 206-892-8917 Jkiwi28@gmail.com
Michael Devellano 818-588-6771 firstname.lastname@example.org
Turner Stevenson Named NAPHL 16U Coach of the Year
EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips, in conjunction with the North American Prospects Hockey League, announced today that Turner Stevenson of the Jr. Silvertips (16UAAA) has been named NAPHL 16U Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season.
Stevenson, completing his first season as 16U head coach of the Jr. Silvertips, led the program to a turnaround record of 17-4-1 in the regular season after it registered two points the season prior. The Jr. Silvertips boasted a seven-game win streak under Stevenson’s guidance, along with a pair of forwards, Dawson Butt (Everett Silvertips) and Hunter Campbell (Calgary Hitmen) who finished as the club’s top two scorers after being selected in the WHL Bantam Draft.
“Turner brings a tireless work ethic, tremendous core values, and a natural ability to lead which makes us extremely proud for his well deserving honor,” said Jr. Silvertips general manager Scott Brihn. “From the moment he came aboard, we believed it was only a short matter of time before his influence would produce tremendous results. The Silvertips family congratulates Turner on his award.”
Everett reached the regional finals of NAPHL playoff action and the Jr. Silvertips announced expansion to the 18U level, who will also be coached by Stevenson, in the NAPHL.
Stevenson was named Head Coach of the Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA club on Apr. 15, 2016. The native of Prince George, B.C. suited up in 644 career games across 13 seasons as a forward in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, and Philadelphia Flyers with 190 points (75g-115a) and 969 penalty minutes. He hoisted the Stanley Cup as a member of New Jersey in 2002-03, skating in 23 postseason games with four points (1g-3a).
For his career in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he suited up in 67 games to go with 18 points (6g-12a). The coaches he has skated for in his NHL career include Pat Burns, Larry Robinson, and Alain Vigneault.
Stevenson, a resident of the Seattle area, suited up in 246 career games over four seasons (1988-1992) in the Western Hockey League with the Seattle Thunderbirds, registering 203 points (100g-103a) and 846 penalty minutes. He was named WHL (West) First Team All-Star and Canadian Hockey League Second Team All-Star in 1991-92 when he had 52 points (20g-32a) and 304 penalty minutes in 58 games with the Thunderbirds, host of the Memorial Cup that season.
10U A1 Jr Silvertips finish 2nd in State Silver Festival
The 10U A1 Jr. Silvertips finished off an excellent season with a finals appearance in the State Silver Festival bracket.
Lead by Head Coach Joe Austin with assistants Kyle Kerr and Ron Ford, this group finished off a strong State Festival tournament and regular season that ended with the finals appearance. The 10U A1 Jr.Silvertips surprised many teams enroute to a very good 21 game MHL season that ended with a 10-9-2 record good for 5th place.
The team also won a 10U tournament in Canada at Xmas time and 3rd place at their home 10U Jr.Silvertips tournament at Xfinity Arena.
Special thanks to Tonya Olds the Team Manager for her hard work keeping the team organized. Thank you also to all of the parents who supported the team over the course of the season.
The Everett Jr. Silvertips 18U win PNAHA State B Champ
The Everett Jr. Silvertips 18U team won the PNAHA State B Championship today with a 4-2 win over Tri-Cities.
Christian Burgess lead the team with 2 goals in the winning effort. Konnor Greene and Cameron Budnick also scored singles for the Jr. Silvertips.
For many of these boys it is their 2nd State B Championship in 3 years. Players such as Bryce Peters, Konnor Greene, Josh Aylett, Cameron Ford, Jeffrey Andrews and Luke Frost were part of the underage 14U Jr Silvertips team that won State in 2014-15 vs Tri-Cites with a 3-2 overtime victory.
This caps off a sensational run for this team who won 17 of their past 18 games including 16 in a row.
Many of these players are first year Midget players with the possibility of playing for a few more years.
Special thanks to the team's manager Jamie Warren for her tireless work. Also thanks to all of the parents who supported the players and coaches this season.
Congratulations to Head Coach Michael Andrews and his assistants Carey Wong and Bill Eriksson.
EYH & Silvertips Accepting Registration for 2017 Camps & Clinics
February 2, 2017
EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Youth Hockey, in association with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League, has announced a series of seven skill and general development-oriented spring and summer camps scheduled at XFINITY Arena’s Community Ice Rink, located at 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett, from April through August. All camp sessions will be directed by several members associated with Everett Youth Hockey, the Silvertips and the Junior Silvertips program.
Camp sessions, provided in conjunction by the Silvertips and Everett Youth Hockey, are open now for registration at the link below.
Beginning in late April, the following camps are designed for development from beginners to junior levels:
BEGINNER CAMP (Spring/Summer): Considered the top beginner program in the entire Northwest region, the camp is designed to accelerate the development of players at the beginner level finishing their first season and fulfill ice time needs in the summer. Under the leadership of Shaun Miller, director of beginner hockey for Everett Youth Hockey, camp sessions will emphasize skating and basic puck skills. Scheduled for each Tuesday through three available sessions: Apr. 25-May 30, Jun. 6-Jul.18, and Jul. 25-Aug. 29, each from 5-6 p.m. REGISTRATION FEE: $150.00.
SKILL BUILDER CLINICS (Spring/Summer): Designed to deliver dynamic clinics for kids at the 10U and 12U levels, the camp provides instruction on several skating and puck handling fundamentals. Emphasis will deliver training on player skating and basic puck skills. Offered through three session packages each Tuesday, Apr. 25-May 30, Jun. 6-Jul. 18, and Jul. 25-Aug. 29 from 5-6:00 p.m. Space is limited. REGISTRATION FEE: $150.00.
MITCH LOVE D-MAN CAMP (May 30-June 8): Open to skaters born 1999-04, led by Silvertips assistant coach and former Silvertips and American Hockey League defenseman Mitch Love. An ideal event for young defensemen pursuing elevated performance levels, the camp will emphasize individual skill enhancement sessions specifically in one-on-one techniques, footwork, and puck retrieval. Additional defensive concepts also taught will emphasize gap control and stick positioning. More details are available at this link. REGISTRATION FEE: $180.
BRENNAN SONNE SNIPER SCHOOL (June 13-22): Led by Silvertips assistant coach and former forward Brennan Sonne, the camp is designed to assist players born between 2003-07 with several important fundamentals in offensive development. Clinics will emphasize development in snap shots, slap shots, fakes, dekes, reading goaltenders, shot timing, and accuracy improvement. Held six evenings in June, complete schedule and times are available by clicking this link. REGISTRATION FEE: $180.00
SILVERTIPS SHOOTING CLINIC (August 7-11, 8:15 a.m. -1:00 p.m.): Hosted by Silvertips New Head Coach Dennis Williams and Assistant Coach Mitch Love and open to players at the 12U and 14U levels of all positions, offensive psychology and related offensive strategies will be emphasized over a five-day period through two ice sessions per day. Camp agenda includes wrist shot, backhand, snap shot and slap shot, one-timers, screens, proper shot selection, scorer’s mentality, and more. REGISTRATION FEE: $240.
SILVERTIPS SUMMER GOALIE CAMP (August 14-18, 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.): Hosted by Silvertips goaltending coach Shane Clifford, the camp is open to goaltenders between ages 8-18 and provides instruction within two on-ice sessions tailored for the young and developing goaltender. Camp focus includes enhancement of flexibility, lateral speed, quickness, hand/eye coordination, total body conditioning and more. REGISTRATION FEE: $350.
10U A1 Captures 11th Annual Canuck place Tournament Championship
The Everett Jr. Silvertips 10U A1 team won the VMHA 11th Annual Canuck Place Charity Tournament in dramatic fashion. The 10U Jr. Tips pushed their Langley A3 rivals (who finished the round robin with a perfect 4-0 record) to the brink, with a game tying regulation goal and a 4 on 4 Overtime victory.
In their first game of the tournament the 10U Jr Tips won 4 to 1 over Sno-King Grassi (Tyson Olds with the hat trick).
In their second game they dominated Coquitlam A4 8 to 1 (Nolan Comeau with the hat trick).
Game 3 was a 8 to 3 win over Seafair A4. (Dani Karinen with a couple of goals)
The second game of the third day the 10U team lost to Vancouver A2 4 to 3 but still accumulated enough points in the 3 way tie for first place to play in the championship game.
The championship game featured Langley A3, a flight 2 Atom/Squirt A team PCAHA team who won their bracket with a perfect 4 and 0 record with 37 goals for and 6 goals against.
In the Championship game it was a heated battle with the score see-sawing back and forth. Coming to the end of the game in regulation time the Jr. Silvertips were behind 3 to 2. After the Jr Tips took a timeout with 2 minutes and 46 seconds left as a result of the go ahead goal by the Eagles they went on the attack. Goalie Samuel Pollard shut the door and Braeden Derouen scored the tying goal with 6 seconds left in the game.
The Championship was to be decided in 4 on 4 O.T. On the 4th line change Evan Eiseman wheeled around his net took the puck end-to-end and finished it with a backhand over the out-stretched pad of the sprawling Langley keeper for the Championship win.
Congratulations to the coaches and players on their successful tournament win.