Statement from WHL, Everett Silvertips & Seattle Thunderbirds regarding order from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League, Everett Silvertips, and Seattle Thunderbirds are aware of the order made by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to prohibit public and private mass gatherings of more than 250 persons. The WHL, Silvertips, and Thunderbirds will adhere to the mandated guidelines in the Greater Seattle area.
The WHL, Silvertips, and Thunderbirds will be reviewing each WHL regular season event scheduled to take place for the rest of the month in the Greater Seattle area.
The Everett Silvertips statement:
“In accordance with today’s government mandate in relation to the spread of COVID-19 and limited crowd gatherings, the Silvertips plan to host the Victoria Royals on Friday, March 20 at Angel of the Winds Arena as scheduled, with the game closed to the general public.
As the safety and well being of our fans is top priority, while acknowledging the investments they have made, all tickets purchased for March 20 will be honored at a future Silvertips home game of the purchaser’s choice.
Multi-level ticket exchanges, vouchers, and information on future tickets are currently in progress and the Silvertips are expected to provide updates soon.”
“The WHL fully understands and respects the position taken by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee today and will comply with the public gathering requirements for the upcoming WHL home games of the Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “We take the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans, and everyone associated with the WHL very seriously, and will take every step necessary to assist in containing this virus.”
For more information on COVID-19, please visit any of the following public health authority websites:
Public Health Agency of Canada – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.