Continuing our trend of bringing excellent young coaches into the Everett Youth and Jr. Silvertips program, we are excited to have Kacey Walker join and help lead the 10U recreational program.
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 when 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.
Kacey began training 8U and 10U players this off season and was encouraged by his hockey families to join Everett Youth Hockey as a coach. Now along with Nate Klinginsmith, David Steele and Ryan Meadowcroft will coach the 10U C teams in the MHL.
Aside from having a direct connection with some of the kids in EYH, Kacey has stated that his summarized his goals as a coach this season as follows:
‘My personal goal is to help out in any way I can, get to know all the kids on a personal level. Someone wise once told me "People don't care to hear how much you know, until they know how much you care." When it comes down to it, my heart is for the kids and all I expect from them is a positive attitude and they will get better. I look forward to seeing (the families) and kids at the rink.’
Like his brother, also now an EYH coach at 18U, Brendan Smith brings youthful leadership to the EYH Rec program. As the new Head Coach for the 12U Kodiaks team, Brendan is focused upon helping a group of players who aspire to the next level of their development.
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.
We 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.
"I want to coach hockey because I have a passion for the game, and want to bring that passion to the next generation of players. This will be my first season coaching and I look forward to using my knowledge of the game to others for the first time."
Brendan is joined by veteran EYH coach Steve Steinert, last years Volunteer of the Year for EYH and Joe Baumgart.
This group of players will train like a rep team with both on ice skill development and off ice dryland training at Engineered Sports, while playing the in MHL C league. This group will also challenge themselves during the season with exhibition games at the B level.
We're excited about the number of young coaches who have joined the Everett ranks this season.
This includes Tyler Smith who has taken on the role of our 18U Recreational coach. Tyler has already brought excitement and enthusiasm to his team and has contributed to younger age groups volunteering to help out with rec teams when they need it 8U, 10U and 12U.
Tyler has been a life long hockey fan attending hockey games since he was 8 weeks old (allegedly).
He grew up playing roller/ball hockey and started playing ice hockey as a 2nd year Bantam in EYH a few years after Xfinity Arena opened. He then joined the Olympic View Hockey League and Cascade Hockey League at the age of 18 and has played both Summer and Winter seasons with them ever since.
He has had the goal of becoming a a coach for a number of years, and is finally able to fulfill his desire to help kids grow into not only better hockey players, but better people as well.
Tyler will be assisted at 18U Rec by Joe Hammond who's daughter Sydney has also joined the team.
Its that time of year again when recreational hockey begins and Everett Youth Hockey (EYH) is excited about the coming season.
EYH’s roots will always remain in recreational hockey as it is both the foundation of fun in the sport and usually the starting point for select and rep players.
Part of the Everett Development Model outlined in the past six months is to provide a path for not just rep but also recreational players to grow in the game and coaching plays a huge role in this.
This is why EYH is excited to announce that Rochelle Long has agreed to lead EYH at the 8U (Mite) level as our 8U Head Coach and Coordinator. Rochelle decided to join Everett Youth Hockey along with her three kids for the coming season at the 8U, 12U and 14U levels.
Rochelle is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and loves working as a family counselor and also a mental coach for athletes. Rochelle has a passion for the game of hockey and for coaching. She has most recently contributed to minor hockey as a Director of Beginners hockey and youth hockey board member.
Rochelle will work with volunteer and parent coaches at the 8U level to implement a fun, skills based cross ice program.
The 8 & Under Program, referred to as the Mitey Mite and Mite Division, is a coed program consisting of boys and girls with birth years: 2008 through 2011. Players with birth year 2012 may be accepted into Mitey Mites on a case by case basis (will require prior approval).
Brief Description of Program
The primary focus in the 8 & Under (8U) Program is introducing the fundamentals of hockey as well as skills development while making it fun. Our goal is to help these kids and families to develop a passion for the game.
The 8 & Under Program at Everett Youth Hockey will use small stations and drills that keep players moving for 60 minutes. Our goal is to help develop players to stay engaged in the game and moving between different skills and game stations every 6-8 minutes. These stations allow players to practice specific skills or concepts.
Mitey Mites and Mites will have games during the hockey season using cross-ice which provides them better development and hockey sense.
Mitey Mites usually play at their home ice in Everett.
Mites play different teams in our MHL and PNAHA leagues where local travel is required.
All practices will be at Everett. EYH may offer a fun tournament for Mites during the season where the players will play other Mite teams from local areas. Mitey Mites and Mites will take advantage of playing short games in between periods at the Silver Tips games depending on the Tips schedule. The 8U Director and coaches will keep parents updated on these special events and provide plenty of notice in advance. These are just some of the fun events for the Mitey Mites and Mites players to be involved in.
Session # 1: Tuesday, September 6th5:00 – 6:00 pm XCIR
Session # 2: Wednesday, September 7th5:00 – 6:00 pm XCIR
To Register for 8U Hockey:
Click here: http://goo.gl/4rUUwc
Mite 8U (2008-09)
Fee: $1000 (Early Bird Discount - $100 Off if registered by May 15th)
Practices: Average of (2) 60-min. practice ice time per week (approx. 50 practices).
Focus on basic skills & FUN; rotate through stations.
All players and coaches on ice for each station style practice (i.e. Skating, Puck control, Passing, Shooting & Fun small area games).
Games: EYH Rec. teams will play in the MHL and follow the league game schedule.
Average of (1) cross-ice game ice time per week (approx. 25 games)
2 games played at same time
EYH Recreational teams may choose to participate in tournaments during breaks in the MHL schedule. All tournament costs are the responsibility of the individual teams.
Session # 1: Tuesday, September 6th5:00 – 6:00 pm XCIR
Session # 2: Wednesday, September 7th5:00 – 6:00 pm XCIR
Through the funding of Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club, EYH will host a home tournament (Great Northwest Cross Ice Mite Challenge) that all Mite teams will be required to attend. While there will be no out-of-pocket cost to attend, each family will be required to cover at least 4 volunteer spots over the course of the tournament or they can utilize the buyout option – please contact Tournament Director for details.
For all registration questions, contact EYH Administrative Director, Jaimi Traub.
Everett Jr. Silvertips and Everett Youth Hockey are pleased to welcome Jerry Pickar as the organization's Director of Goalie Development.
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.
Jerry moved to Seattle area in 1990 and began coaching at the developmental youth level in 2003 with the Everett Youth Hockey Association as one of the founding coaches.
While with EYH, Jerry was the lead goalie instructor. He has focused his coaching on the development of goalies in the Seattle area by working with goalies from beginner through Junior. Jerry has served as the Seattle Junior Hockey Association’s Head Goalie Instructor for the 2013-2016 hockey seasons.
Jerry has worked with goalie coaches Shane Clifford (WHL - Everett Silvertips), Jordan Sigalet (NHL Calgary Flames Goalie Coach), Lynden Sammartino (WHL - Victoria Royals), Zach Sikich (ProHybrid Goaltending & formerly USHL Souix Falls Stampede) at their clinics and weeklong camps over the past years. Jerry’s goalie students have gone on to play in the NAHL (Junior Tier II), Tier 1 Elite League (18U & 16U), NAPHL(18U & 16U), the USPHL (Junior Tier III & 18U) and the CSSHL (Canadian Sports School League Prep Division). His main focus is teaching young goalies the proper movements, skills and mental composure to play at their peak level throughout the season.
Jerry lives Lynnwood and has two children, daughter Saville (21) and son Luke (19); both who started their hockey careers with EYH. Saville, a forward, went on to play for Pursuit of Excellence (Female 19U) and Detroit Little Caesar’s (Female AAA 19U) before her NCAA Division I career with Lindenwood University. Luke, a goalie, played for the Chicago Fury AAA 16U, Anaheim Jr. Ducks AAA 18U and the Corpus Christi IceRays Junior team prior to moving on to his post secondary schooling.
Jerry will work with Rep and Recreational teams as well as with goalies through weekly and bimonthly goalie clinics throughout the season.
The Everett Jr. Silvertips are pleased to welcome as the new Pee Wee A1 Head Coach for 2016-17 Dennis Hagemann. Dennis is new to the Everett area coming in as a successful and experienced USA Hockey level 4 coach with prior AAA, AA and high school coaching experience in the TPH program out of Tennessee and various programs in the Maine hockey market.
He has been a coach, executive and goalie coach at Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels. One of the highlights of his career includes a State Championship with Ravenwood High School in Tennessee in 2009-10 season as well as a State Championship finalist in 2010-11
We are very fortunate to have someone join our organization who has been involved in grass roots level of what were then emerging hockey programs. The TPH program in particular has become a model of excellence for how to grow and develop the game in a non-traditional hockey market. We feel this experience will be invaluable as Dennis joins the program in Everett.
Dennis will be joined by Rich Demoors who will serve as an assistant coach. Rich has served as a Head Coach of the Everett Stars Pee Wee A2 team this spring leading a young team of Pee Wee players to early success. Rich will obtain his USA Hockey Level 2 this summer. Rich has been a tireless volunteer and a student of the game having prior been a volunteer coach with the Mite level development program in Everett. Rich is also a referee and a member of the CHOA board. He is a lifetime hockey participant as a player in minor and recreational men's leagues. We expect a third coach to be appointed before the beginning of the season.
Dennis and his staff will be valuable contributors to implementing the new Everett Development model which will provide players with the opportunity to practice not only with their team but also to opt into additional individual skills development 4+ days a week. The Pee Wee team will also train with Engineered Sports for dryland fitness training 2x a week and will incorporate the Power Edge Pro McDavid Skills program into their individualized skills development program.
Tryout Dates for this team are as follows:
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 3:30p to 4:30p XCIR
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 4:45p to 5:45p XCIR
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 3:30p to 4:30p XCIR
Final Pee Wee A1 Eval (first day of Pee Wee Rec Evaluation)
Turner Stevenson Named Head Coach of Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA
Stanley Cup Winning Forward Turner Stevenson Named Head Coach of Everett Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA Program
EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips have announced today that Turner Stevenson has been named head coach of the Everett Jr. Silvertips Under-16 AAA program of the North American Prospects Hockey League. Stevenson, a 13-year veteran and Stanley Cup winning forward in the National Hockey League, immediately assumes head coaching responsibilities of the midget level club.
“With Turner’s 13 years of experience playing at the highest level in the world, the NHL, we’re extremely pleased to welcome his knowledge, leadership, and credentials to the Silvertips family,” said Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA general manager Scott Brihn. “He has continued to build his resume in the coaching ranks at numerous levels and with his experience, he will be able to provide the appropriate structure to prepare players for advancement to the next level.”
Stevenson, 43, adds to his coaching resume with two previous seasons as an 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).
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 suited up for in his NHL career include Pat Burns, Larry Robinson, and Alain Vigneault.
“I'm very excited and honored to be the new head coach of the Under-16 midget team,” said Stevenson. “With the rapidly changing landscape locally and regionally, this with help me continue to be a part of advancing the growth of hockey in our area for the elite player and their families. The NAPHL gives our local and regional players the best opportunity to play in a league that will help them been seen at multiple events by junior and college scouts from all over the country.”
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 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.
Stevenson was selected by Montreal in the first round (12th overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with the Canadiens in 1992-93, a club eventually capturing their 24th Stanley Cup title.
Everett Jr. Silvertips are pleased to announced coaches for the 17U Midget A1 Elite team.
Jeff Hoff returns to lead the new A1 Midget program along with support from Daniel Taibelson.
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 teams overall success.
Daniel grew up playing hockey at Seattle Jr. before heading to Minnesota and playing all 4 years of high school career for Shattuck St. Mary's along side players like Johnathan Toews, Kyle Okposo, and Derek Stepan. After high school Daniel went on to play a short stint at Lake Forest College, a DIII school and member of the NCHA conference, before transferring to Washington State University to finish out his education.
The intent of the Midget A1 Elite program is to be both a call up team and development program to support players at 15U and 16U who are close to playing AAA at a National level for the NAPHL 16U team along with excellent 17 year old players who wish to continue their development but who are not ready for Jr. hockey.
This program will be training intensive as players not only practice and play with their team but train weekly with Engineered Sports to reach elite levels of fitness and with the Power Edge Pro McDavid skills program to continue to develop their individual skills.
There will be initial ice for the 17U team in June with final tryouts in August:
The Everett Jr. Silvertips are excited to announce the coaching staff of our Bantam 14U Elite team for the 2016-2017 season. Jason Kwiatowski and Tyler Narsing will lead the Bantam Jr. Silvertips 14U A1 Elite program for the upcoming season.
Jason Kwiatkowski is a veteran hockey coach. Over the past eleven (11) years he has coached all levels of youth hockey, spanning from 8U through to 14U for SnoKing and in the San Jose Jr. Sharks program. Jason was a defenseman who played Major Junior hockey in the WHL with the Prince George Raiders and Tacoma Rockets as well as Minor Pro with the Fresno Falcons.
Jason has served on various hockey committees and is passionate about promoting the game as a springboard to character development. He holds both USA Hockey level 4 and Hockey Canada Developmental 1 coaching certifications. He also currently serves as a consultant/scout for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL Junior league.
Tyler Narsing has most recently been a coach with Everett Jr. Silvertips 16U AAA program and prior to that with the Midget AA Jr. Silvertips. Tyler played hockey with Seattle Junior and junior in the NAHL with the Wenatchee Wild and Brooks Bandits in the Albert Jr. Hockey league (AJHL)
Tyler fits the profile for being a leader on the ice and off. He relates well to players and can help them to develop the skills, game knowledge and habits required for them to pursue their hockey goals beyond local minor hockey.
Both will be integral to our delivery of the Everett Development Model that includes our commitment to help players advance to the highest level they are capable of and strive for.
Tryouts for the Bantam Jr. Silvertips will be in two phases. The first on June 10th and June 11th, 2016 with a subsequent date in July.
BANTAM A1 Tryouts
June 10 6:15-7:15pm
June 11 4:45-5:45pm
July 23 4:45-5:45pm
For more details on tryouts, the 14U Elite program or the Everett Development Model contact: