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.
Thank you to all Everett Youth Hockey and Jr.Silvertips families, players, coaches and managers who attended our Year End Celebration on Saturday March 25, 2017.
It was great to see over 200 of you.
Players, parents and coaches participated in a family fun skate, brought deserts to share and enjoyed a very nice buffet. Thank you to the staff of Xfinity Arena for preparing and serving us a very nice late lunch.
Special thanks to our tireless volunteers Mirran Rajcic, Brandy Maychrzak, Elizabeth Bray and Joe Hammond. Your help was not only appreciated but made the event run smootly.
Also special thanks to Kari Wheeler who for a second year in a row prepared all of the player certificates.
To the 14U B and 18U B teams, we are sorry you were not able to attend. We know it was worth it though as you were playing at your respective State Championships.
Congratulations to the 18U B team who brought home the 18U B Championship banner. We look forward to seeing that on the wall of fame.
Year End Awards
In case you were not around at the end, we presented 5 awards for the second year in a row. The following awards were presented.
Dwyer / Shaw Coaches Award - awarded to EYH coach(s) who best demonstrates dedication and commitment over the course of the season.
- Dr.Joe Austin, 10U A1
- Joe Baumgart, 12U Pee Wee Kodiaks
Stick-to-it-iveness Award - awarded to EYH player(s) who best demonstrates perseverance over the season.
Donavin Hernandez 10U Squirt Grizzlies
Comeback Player Award - awarded to EYH player(s) who best demonstrates dedication and strength due to adversity during the season.
Wyatt Wheeler,10U Squirt Grizzlies
Manager of the Year. This is awarded to the team manager voted to have demonstrated excellence in the role of team manager for their EYH or Jr Silvertips hockey club
- Steve Garber, Manager for 17U A1 Jr.Silvertips
Honorable Mention: Michelle Thurston
Volunteer of the Year Award. Awarded to the player or person who goes above and beyond to volunteer their time to other players and/or teams
- Melissa Hemrich, 10U A1 parent and tireless volunteer for Try Hockey For Free amongst other important contributions
Note: Any player certificates or award certificates not collected at the Year End Celebration, have been mailed out to players, coaches or managers. This does not include USA Hockey badges for Hat Tricks, Playmaker or Shutout Awards.
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.
Jr. Silvertips Announce Expansion for 18U Club into NAPHL
March 8, 2017
EVERETT, Wash. - The Everett Silvertips, in conjunction with the North American Prospects Hockey League, announced today that the Jr. Silvertips 18U club has been admitted for expansion into the NAPHL effective for the 2017-18 season. The Jr. Silvertips, competing out of XFINITY Arena, will be led by head coach Turner Stevenson.
Tryouts for the Jr. Silvertips 18U club are scheduled for Apr. 14-16 at XFINITY Arena in downtown Everett and registration is available by visiting http://jrsilvertips.everettyouthhockey.com or by contacting Scott Brihn, Jr. Silvertips general manager at 206-403-5034.
Stevenson, who will continue his current duties as head coach for the Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA club, recently led the program to a turnaround record of 17-4-1 in the regular season after it registered two points the season prior. He was named head coach of the Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA club on Apr. 15, 2016 and skated for 13 years as a forward in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils, helping the franchise capture a Stanley Cup championship in 2013.
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.
“It’s truly a landmark day when our efforts to grow result in a new door opening for the Under-18 level within the North American Prospects Hockey League,” said Brihn. “Turner’s expertise, wisdom, and commitment are the right fit to take on this additional opportunity while allowing the Jr. Silvertips brand to develop young players at the next level and enhance their visibility in a world class facility and environment.”
The NAPHL, operating on three tiers at the 18U, 16U and 15U levels across North America, hosted 18 teams this season at the 18U level. The Jr. Silvertips can be located on the web at http://juniorsilvertips.pointstreaksites.com.
Everett Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA Announce 2017-18 Tryouts
March 7, 2017
EVERETT, Wash. - Turner Stevenson and the Everett Jr Silvertips are pleased to announce the NAPHL 16U AAA Tryouts for the 2017-18 season. Tryouts will be held 14-16 April at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, WA. An announcement for our 18U AAA team will be out very shortly.
Tryouts: Fee $ 100 per player (minimum of 3 sessions)
There will be multiple sessions will be held each day, including a Goalie only session:
Friday, April 14
3:15 to 4:30 PM
Saturday, April 15
First session will begin at 7:00 AM.
The last session will begin at 8:00 PM.
Schedule will be handed out Friday evening upon check-in.
Saturday, April 15
GOALIE ONLY SESSION
3:30 to 4:45 PM
Sunday, April 16
First session will begin at 10:00 AM.
The players that make it through to Sunday's sessions will compete in 1 of 3 sessions this day.
Tryouts are open to all players, regardless of hockey association.
Per PNAHA rule: ALL players must provide in writing that they are in "Good Standing" from your current association. No player can be offered a position on the 16U AAA Jr. Silvertips without release from your current association.
Note: A completed Waiver and Release of Liability - Parent Consent form must be received prior to any player's involvement on or off the ice.
All non-U.S. players must have the proper visa and fill out transfer paperwork and file it with USA Hockey in order to be eligible to participate.
For tryout questions, contact Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA Head Coach, Turner Stevenson
Phone: 425-466-7663 Email:
For tryout questions, contact Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA General Manager, Scott Brihn
Phone: 206-403-5034 Email:
For registration and payment questions, contact CSH Director, Finance & Administrative Services Phone: 425-609-2818 Email:
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
2017 SILVERTIPS FULL DAY CAMP (July 31-Aug. 4, full day camp 8:00am – 5:00 p.m.): Under the guidance of Silvertips assistant coach Brennan Sonne, the Silvertips Day Camp is designed for young players (8U, 10U, and 12U) of all positions looking to master the basics including skating, stick handling, shooting, and passing. A pair of one-hour on-ice sessions will run each day between 9:30am-1:00 p.m. while off-ice events include kids museum, swimming, mini-Olympics and skills competition activities. Lunch and snacks will be provided. REGISTRATION FEE: $450.
SILVERTIPS SHOOTING CLINIC (August 7-11, 8:15 a.m. -1:00 p.m.): Hosted by Silvertips assistant coach Brennan Sonne 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.
16U AAA Jr. Silvertips Conclude 2016-17, 2nd Place in NAPHL
EVERETT, Wash. - The Everett Jr. Silvertips (16UAAA), under the direction of general manager Scott Brihn and head coach Turner Stevenson, concluded the 2016-17 regular season in the 16U Division of the North American Prospects Hockey League with a record of 17-4-1 and a second place finish.
Steering a 17 win improvement this season, the Silvertips finished nine points behind first place Omaha AAA 16U.
The Jr. Silvertips compiled a winning streak of seven games throughout the time span of November 11 to December 4.
The top 3 scorers for the Jr. Silvertips were as follows:
Everett, 2015 (6th rd), signed
Calgary, 2016 (3rd rd), signed
Dawson Butt had a six goal streak from November 13-December 4, and Sammy Willman had two separate four goal streaks (one from December 3-4), and the other from January 7 to present.
Hunter Campbell also had a four goal streak from October 22-24. Goaltender Devin Chapman led the NAPHL in wins (14) and was tied for 10th in goals against average (2.29), compiling a record of 14-4-0-0 in 18 games.
The top 10 teams in the standings qualify to play for the NAPHL Gold Division Championship, and the Jr. Silvertips will be participating in the 2017 NAPHL Dixon Cup Championship scheduled to be held February 17-20, 2017 at Troy Sports Center in Troy, Mich.
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.
Jr. Silvertips U16 AAA Program Captures Gold Richmond
RICHMOND, British Columbia – The Everett Jr. Silvertips (U16 AAA) of the North American Prospects Hockey League completed a seven game sweep to earn the gold medal at the 2016 Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament (Major Midget Division), hosted at Minoru Stadium and associated venues from Dec. 26-31.
The tournament, hosting select teams in the Midget Major category from Hungary, Canada (British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta), and the United States (California, and Arizona), completed with the Jr. Silvertips 7-2 victory over OHA – Edmonton in the title game. The Jr. Silvertips led the tournament with 39 goals scored and were tied for second in fewest goals allowed (16).
“Playing in a tournament to give us the opportunity to compete and defeat three major midget teams and two academy teams speaks volumes,” said Jr. Silvertips head coach Turner Stevenson. “The competitiveness of our team has gone to the next level, while it delivers a landmark day for our budding program. It’s proven that high caliber advancement and development reside at home in Everett, Washington, as we continuously strive to offer a suitable environment and opportunities for aspiring hockey players in the Pacific Northwest.”
The Jr. Silvertips, led by Stevenson, are third in the U16 division (NAPHL) with a 12-4-1 record (25 points). Their top three leading scorers, including hometown, include:
Everett, 2015 (6th rd)
Calgary, 2016 (3rd rd)
Stevenson, previously helped guide the Sno-King Jr. Thunderbirds program and also served as assistant coach in the Western Hockey League with the Seattle Thunderbirds (2007-08) and North American Hockey League with the Wenatchee Wild (2011-12). He helped guide the clubs to a combined record of 78-40-14 in his two seasons behind the bench, adding to experience with several rep level teams across youth hockey.
The native of Prince George, B.C. suited up in 644 career games 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).
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XFINITY Community Ice Rink 2000 Hewitt Avenue Everett.
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April 15, 2017 2:15-3:15pm
May 13, 2017 2:15-3:15pm
June 3, 2017 2:15-3:15pm
July 22, 2017 2:15-3:15pm
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