(Pictured: Tips goaltender Braden Holt with mother, Melody. The award was presented through Holt’s english teacher at Everett High, Katie Gaynier)
EVERETT, Wash. – Goaltender Braden Holt has been named Everett Silvertips Scholastic Player of the Month for December 2019, honored before the Silvertips home game on Sunday against the Regina Pats at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett.
Holt, a 2003-born netminder, is currently enrolled in Math, Chemistry, and English courses while carrying a 91% grade average. His pursuit of academic excellence is connected a dedicated approach on the ice, as a member of the Silvertips this season, his first WHL campaign. Holt earned his first career WHL victory on Jan. 4 at Prince George and made his league and Silvertips debut on Dec. 27.
The native of Bozeman, Mont. was signed by the Silvertips to a WHL standard player agreement on Aug. 27, 2019 and was selected by the Tips in the 12th round of the 2018 WHL Draft. This season, he has made four appearances with a 1-2 record, a .918 save percentage, and 2.36 goals-against-average.
Holt, a 6-foot-2 goaltender who turned 16 last July, was fourth in the High Performance Hockey League with a 2.52 goals-against-average and was fifth with a .917 save percentage, recording a 5-2 record in 10 games with the Honeybaked (Midget 15U) program last season. He recorded five games of allowing just one goal, and a season high 38 saves on Oct. 21 in a 6-1 victory over Team Illinois. In July, Holt was selected by USA Hockey as a participant in the 2019 Boys Select 16 Player Development camp, presenting the top 2003-born U.S. players.
SILVERTIPS SCHOLASTIC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH – 2019-20
- September / October: Olen Zellweger
- November: no award presented
- December: Braden Holt
SILVERTIPS SCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
2003-2004: Cody Thoring
2004-2005: Jeremy Creurer
2005-2006: Jonathan Harty
2006-2007: Damir Alic
2007-2008: Shayne Barrie
2008-2009: Tyler Maxwell
2009-2010: Kent Simpson
2010-2011: Evan Morden
2011-2012: Kohl Bauml
2012-2013: Dawson Leedahl, Micheal Zipp
2013-2014: Matt Fonteyne
2014-2015: Tristen Pfeifer
2015-2016: Tristen Pfeifer
2016-2017: Brian King
2017-2018: Dustin Wolf
2018-2019: Dustin Wolf