EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), proud member of the Western Hockey League, and general manager Garry Davidson announced today that the team has signed prospect forward Jackson Berezowski to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
Berezowski, a 2002-born forward, skated with the Silvertips in 2017-18 training camp and was the team’s second pick in the 2017 WHL Draft, selected in the second round (44th overall).
“Jackson’s offensive credentials and proven ability made his signing a high priority,” said Davidson. “We’re excited to have him officially as a Silvertip. He’s a terrific individual with a great attitude and enthusiasm for the game. We’re expecting his time in Yorkton, this season, to be extremely productive and provide him the experience to make the step to Western Hockey League in the very near future.”
“Jackson is an exciting forward who can play with talented players and wasn’t intimidated when on the ice with older players in our camp,” said Silvertips director of player personnel Bil La Forge. “He’s a very smart player with advanced offensive instincts, and finds a way to score big goals. His strength puts him at a big advantage to dictate space in high traffic areas. He’s an individual with great character and we look forward to him being a part of our future.”
Berezowski took the league scoring title at the Saskatchewan Bantam AA level in 2016-17 with 87 points (41g-46a) in 30 games and was fourth in league goal scoring (41) with the Yorkton Terriers, a 57-point increase he manufactured after helping guide the Terriers to a league title (SBAAHL) the previous season.
The native of Yorkton, Saskatchewan had seven hat tricks, 15 multi goal games, and 27 multi point games throughout last season, twice earning a seven-point game with Yorkton. In the playoffs, Berezowski logged a point in every game, one hat trick, three multi-goal games, and a total of 17 points in five postseason games.
“It’s amazing to realize this day has happened and be a part of the Everett Silvertips,” said Berezowski. “It’s a dream come true in a great place to play, and with terrific players who were extremely helpful during training camp. I take pride in a two-way game, helping in my own end, and being counted on as a guy to produce offensively. I can’t wait to get started.”
The Silvertips will open the 2017-18 preseason schedule with the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic, Sept. 1 at XFINITY Arena, 7:00 p.m. against the Tri-City Americans. Tickets are available at http://everettsilvertips.com/preseason.
ALL 2017-18 TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Single game tickets to all 36 regular season home games for the Silvertips season at XFINITY Arena are on sale now. Single game tickets start at $16 per seat and are available online here, by phone at the XFINITY Arena box office at (866) 332-8499, or in person for purchase at the XFINITY Arena box office.
Opening the Silvertips home schedule, covering 36 games this season at XFINITY Arena, is Opening Night against the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, Sept. 23 (7:05 p.m.), when the first 3,000 fans will receive a collectible Silvertips magnet schedule, presented by Lamoureux Real Estate. All fans will also witness the raising of the Silvertips fifth U.S. Division championship banner to the rafters before the opening puck drop. Season Tickets and Mini-Plan Packages (22-game and 14-game selections) are available for as low as a $50 deposit at www.everettsilvertips.com/season.
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