EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips and the Western Hockey League today announced the 2013 exhibition schedule, which includes seven preseason Silvertips games. For the tenth consecutive season, the Silvertips will host the Holiday Inn Preseason Classic tournament over Labor Day weekend at Comcast Arena.
This year’s Holiday Inn Preseason Classic returns to a six-team format, featuring all five U.S. Division clubs and the addition of the Victoria Royals. The event goes back to a schedule featuring three games per day and a total of nine games between Friday, August 30 and Sunday, September 1. The Silvertips will fac ethe Royals, Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks during the tournament.
The ‘Tips travel to Kennewick the following weekend to participate in the Tri-City Americans’ preseason tournament.
The Silvertips then conclude their exhibition schedule with back-to-back games against the Seattle Thunderbirds. The ‘Tips host the T-Birds at Comcast Arena at 7:35 pm on Friday, September 13 before visiting the ShoWare Center in Kent for their exhibition finale against Seattle on Saturday, September 14.
(www.everettsilvertips.com and KPUG Newsroom)