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12U B Team update

The Everett Jr. Silvertips have updated the 12U B team to now be lead 2016-17 Co-Coach of the year Joe Baumgart along with Steve Steinert and Ryan Meadowcroft.

Nate Klinginsmith will redploy as an assistant coach with the 12U A1 team and Tyler Smith has already been working as the Head Coach of the 14U C team.

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.

There currently remain 5-6 roster spots open on this team including all positions F, D and G

The next tryout will be

August 25th

@ 6:00 PM

Xfinity Community Ice Rink (XCIR)


For more information please contact:

Joe Baumgart 406-459-9280  j.baumgart8@gmail.com

Steve Steinert  206-349-4909 spike1963.ss@gmail.com

Ryan Meadowcroft rmeadowcroft@hotmail.com



by posted 08/22/2017
EYH Announces 2017-18 8U Coordinator

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 8U program here:


8U Mitey Mites:




8U Mites:




There are also various camps in the summer that 8U players can attend:


8U Beginners Session B:




8U Silvertips Day Camp July 31 - Aug 4:




On Ice Evaluations for Mites and Mitey Mites will begin in September.


8U teams typically play cross ice games vs other 8U teams.



by posted 05/30/2017
14U B Coach Announcement

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.


For more information on tryouts or this team please contact:


Thomas Freeman




Michael Devellano





by posted 05/09/2017
18U A Coaches

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.


For more information please contact:


Jeff Hoff


Jerry Pickar


by posted 05/03/2017
10U A Coaching Announcement

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.


For more information please contact Brendan at:


Brendan Smith


by posted 05/02/2017
12U A1 Jr.Silvertips Coaches

The Everett Jr.Silvertips have announced 12U A1 coaching for 2017-18 season.


After a strong season as the coach of Everett’s 10U A1 team that had a strong MHL and playoff run including a finals appearance, Dr.Joe Austin will move up to coach the 12U A1 Jr.Silvertips.


With a group of 2006 players that improved over the course of the season and several returning 2005s there is a solid core of players to begin building a 12U A1 team.


There remain open opportunities at all positions.

Coach Austin is joined by returning assistant coach Kyle Kerr. A third assistant is expected to be chosen before the beginning of the season.


This team will play in the 12U Pee Wee Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA).


Interested players can contact:


Coach Joe Austin




Michael Devellano

Director of Coaching





by posted 04/19/2017
14U A1 Coaches

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:


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        michael@hockeyselite.com

by posted 04/16/2017
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