By Everett Silvertips Staff (photos: Chris Mast)
You know what you come to expect when the seasons change?
September, you may be looking for:
- Crisp leaves
- A bite in the cool, fresh air
- Getting close to adding a second layer
- Getting close to back-to-school
- Football (for those of you hockey fans who branch out)
- Pumpkin spice lattes
- Pumpkin spice anything
Around here, the first taste of the hockey season doesn’t come with a $6 charge for a venti sized cup.
Instead, it’s a spoonful of a fresh look at the Silvertips, the U.S. Division, and maybe a mix of Vancouver, Victoria, etc. They all convene in downtown Everett, with months of a dormant off-season heading to the rear view mirror, hope reigning eternal, and the greetings of a new hockey season – like fresh baked bread out of the oven – ready for a first look.
Remember what it was like seeing Carter Hart, Mat Barzal, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Ryan Murray, Noah Juulsen, Kailer Yamamoto, and more after you missed them the entire summer?
That’s what the Delta Hotels Pre-season Classic is all about. While it’s on pause this month, the feeling can’t escape you, and can’t wait to embrace you again.
For now, re-live the tournament’s past snapshots in the gallery above.