EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) today announced their complete schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 training camp period, opening with its first official on-ice session Thursday, Aug. 25 at XFINTY Arena in downtown Everett. All training camp practices and scrimmages will be held at XFINITY Arena (main ice surface) and open to the public.
Featuring the traditional Green vs. Grey Game and Rookie Game (both intrasquad) on Sunday, Aug. 28, Silvertips training camp will feature approximately 80 players vying for a Silvertips active roster spot or a position on the club’s 50-player protected list. Silvertips training camp will divide the attending roster into four teams scheduled for scrimmages, competing for the fifth annual Volunteer Cup training camp title.
The Volunteer Cup will culminate with the tournament’s title game, scheduled for 4:45pm on Saturday, Aug. 27.
The following day, the Silvertips training camp roster will be reorganized to two teams for Green vs. Grey Game, 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 28 and the Rookie Game, which opens the day at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free for both the Rookie Game and Green vs. Grey Game at XFINITY Arena, and all fans in attendance are encouraged to please support the Silvertips preseason food drive, benefiting the Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank, by bringing a donation of one non-perishable food item per person.
Fans attending any training camp session are invited to enter XFINITY 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.
EVERETT SILVERTIPS 2016-17 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Wednesday, Aug. 24
ALL DAY Player arrival, orientation (media availability upon request only)
Thursday, Aug. 25
11:00 am Practice (Grey team)
12:15 pm Practice (Green team)
1:30 pm Practice (Blue team)
2:45 pm Practice (Red team)
Friday, Aug. 26
8:00 am Scrimmage (Grey vs. Green)
9:45 am Scrimmage (Blue vs Red)
1:15 pm Goalie session
3:00 pm Scrimmage (Grey vs Blue)
4:45 pm Scrimmage (Green vs Red)
Saturday, Aug. 27
8:00 am Scrimmage (Grey vs Red)
9:45 am Scrimmage (Green vs Blue)
1:15 pm Goalie session
3:00 pm Volunteer Cup – Bronze Medal Game
4:45 pm Volunteer Cup – Gold Medal Game
Sunday, Aug. 28
8:00 am ROOKIE GAME (XFINITY Arena)
3:00 pm GREEN vs. GREY GAME (XFINITY Arena)
Training camp rosters will be announced soon. Ticket packages for the Holiday Inn Preseason Classic are on sale now, available for purchase on http://www.everettsilvertips.com, offering nine games for $75 (bonus 10th game included, free). Seating designation for all preseason games at XFINITY Arena is offered on a general admission basis. The Silvertips open their preseason schedule Friday, Sept. 2 vs the Seattle Thunderbirds at 7:00 p.m. at XFINITY Arena.
2016-17 SCHEDULE, TICKET INFORMATION
The Silvertips will open the 2016-17 schedule with a “home-and-home” series against the Vancouver Giants, launching Friday, Sept. 23 in Langley, B.C. at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Silvertips home opener against the Giants, Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. at XFINITY Arena. Priority seating and guaranteed home opener tickets in downtown Everett are now available by placing a $50 deposit for Silvertips season ticket or mini-plan packages (available in full season, 22-game or 14-game plans) at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100.