By Silvertips Staff
Nothing was getting in Tyler Maxwell’s way on Oct. 16, 2011 against the Tri-City Americans.
Admittedly “snake bitten” in the previous two games, Maxwell, the talented Tips forward, finally tied the franchise goal scoring record against the Prince Albert Raiders on October 11.
He wasted little time the next game.
Maxwell banged in a shot from the right post in the second period against the Tri-City Americans, giving the Tips a 2-0 lead but also setting the big milestone with career goal #101. That surpassed Shane Harper to become the all-time leading goal scorer in Tips history.
In Maxwell’s words:
“I was thinking about the record too much possibly. It was a home game in Everett against the Americans, the atmosphere was electric as always. I loved playing against Tri (City) and had a feeling it was going to be a special night.
My linemates, Josh Birkholz and Landon Ferraro, were working their behinds off trying to help me break the record, which was much appreciated! When I finally scored the goal, they announced the record being broken over the (public address system) and zoomed in on my face, on the jumbotron.
I tried to act like a tough hockey player but I could not wipe the grin off my face.
Thank you so much to all the players who helped me achieve this milestone. Especially, “The Kid Line” and Ryan Murray! Thank you to the Everett Silvertips organization for providing the opportunity.
Records are meant to be broken, good luck to all the Tips who follow in our footsteps!”
Maxwell finished with 107 career goals as a Silvertip, part of the famed “Kid Line” with Byron Froese and Kellan Tochkin, before heading to Edmonton via trade in November. He had 252 career points in 263 WHL games, followed by skating in over 200 games as a pro in the minors and in Europe.