August Means Silvertips Hockey is Back in Everett

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Crews at Comcast Arena are getting ready for hockey later this month.

Crews are laying in the ice for this year’s Everett Silvertips season at Comcast Arena at Everett. The Silvertips have announced their training camp will begin later this month. Here’s the update:

The Everett Silvertips today announced a complete schedule for the club’s 2013 training camp, which opens two weeks from today on Thursday, August 22 and continues through the annual Green vs. Grey intrasquad game on Sunday, August 25. All training camp practices and scrimmages will be held on the main Comcast Arena ice sheet in downtown Everett and are open to the public.

Approximately 80 players are set to converge on Everett in hopes of proving themselves worthy of a spot on the ‘Tips active roster or the club’s 50-player protected list going into the 2013-2014 WHL season. Players will once again be divided into four teams that will scrimmage against one another as they compete for the second-annual “Volunteer Cup” training camp tournament title.

Each team will participate in a series of practice sessions and seminars before scrimmage games start on Friday afternoon. Scrimmages continue through Saturday and finish on Sunday morning, when the third and fourth-place teams take the ice prior to the first and second-place squads meeting to determine the Volunteer Cup champion at 9:45 am.

After a round of exit meetings, remaining players from the four teams will be re-organized onto two rosters for the Silvertips’ annual Green vs. Grey intrasquad game at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. Admission to the Green-Grey game is free, but we ask that fans bring a donation of one non-perishable food item per person as a contribution to our yearly preseason food drive benefitting the Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank.

Fans coming to watch training camp sessions are invited to enter Comcast Arena through the main doors at the intersection of Hewitt Ave. and Oakes Ave. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the first practice/scrimmage of each morning and afternoon session. Doors for the Green vs. Grey game open at 2:15 pm on Sunday, 45 minutes prior to the 3:00 pm face-off.

2013 Everett Silvertips Training Camp Schedule:

Wed., Aug. 21 Players Report

Thu., Aug. 22
10:30am-4:00 pm Individual Team Practices

Fri., Aug. 23
8:00am-1:00pm Individual Team Practices
3:00 pm Team Grey vs. Team Green
4:45 pm Team Blue vs. Team Red

Sat., Aug. 24
8:00 am Team Grey vs. Team Blue
9:45 am Team Green vs. Team Red
3:00 pm Team Red vs. Team Grey
4:45 pm Team Blue vs. Team Green

Sun., Aug. 25
8:00 am 3rd place vs. 4th place
9:45 am 1st place vs. 2nd place – Volunteer Cup
3:00 pm Green vs. Grey Intrasquad Game

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