Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Silvertips, T-Birds open training camp

The Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds are ready to start the new season. Both teams are holding training camp this week. The ‘Tips started things off today by holding weigh-ins. On-ice sessions begin tomorrow at Lynnwood Ice Center (19803 68th Avenue W, Lynnwood) and culminate with the annual Green-Grey Game at 12:30pm on Sunday, August 29. The game, as well as the on-ice sessions, are open to the public and free, but fans are encouraged to donate $5 to the American Red Cross during Sunday’s scrimmage. All proceeds will benefit families who were displaced by the fire at Lynnview Apartments on Monday, August 9th.  The following weekend (September 4, 5, 6), the ‘Tips will host the 7th Annual Holiday Inn Preseason Classic tournament at Comcast Arena, featuring the ‘Tips, Seattle Thunderbirds, Portland Winterhawks, Spokane Chiefs, Tri City Americans and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from the OHL. (Note: Silvertips Head Coach Craig Hartsburg played his junior hockey at Sault Ste. Marie, where one of his teammates was the “Great One” himself, Wayne Gretzky). You can find more information about Silvertips’ training camp and the preseason tournament by clicking here.
The Seattle Thunderbirds will hold Prospect Camp tomorrow through Saturday (August 26-28). The prospects will take part in their first scrimmage tomorrow from 5–7pm at ShoWare Center in Kent. They’ll take part in two scrimmages on Friday: 8-10am at ShoWare Center, and 4:30-6:30pm at Kent Valley Ice Centre (6015 S. 240th St., Kent); and one on Saturday: 10am-Noon at ShoWare Center.
The main training camp for returning players gets underway on Saturday, August 28. Players will take part in 2 practice sessions and 3 scrimmages at ShoWare Center:  6-8:30pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday. All scrimmages and on-ice sessions for prospect and main camp are open to the public. Fans attending sessions at ShoWare Center should enter from the east side of the building. The Hockey Store will also be open during all scrimmages. For more information about the Seattle Thunderbirds' training camp, click here.
Single game tickets for the Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds are now on sale, but if you’ve been thinking about treating yourself to season tickets, there are plenty available. You can find more information at each team’s website. Just click on the links above.