Silvertips Reorganize Coaching Staff – Junior Hockey News

By: Silvertips Staff
EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League today announced that the club has parted ways with Head Coach Mark Ferner and Assistant Coach Chris Hartsburg, who have been relieved of their duties effective immediately.  General Manager Garry Davidson will take over as Head Coach on an interim basis, with Mitch Love continuing in his role as Assistant Coach.
“After taking a great deal of time over the last 11 months assessing and analyzing the direction of our organization, I’ve come to the decision that a change needed to be made,” said Davidson.  “It’s important for us to ensure that everyone in our organization operates under the same philosophy and shares the same vision of building a program that is among the WHL’s elite.”
“Mark Ferner and Chris Hartsburg deserve a great deal of respect and appreciation for all the hard work they have put in during their time with the Silvertips, and we would like to thank them both for their efforts.  Mark and Chris are good people and we wish them all the best going forward.”
The Silvertips will begin the search for the fifth head coach in franchise history in the offseason, with Davidson serving as interim coach through the remainder of the current season.  Love will remain in his current role as the lone assistant coach.  The franchise does not plan to add a second assistant coach at this time.
“In the short term our goals have not changed,” Davidson added.  “We will continue developing our young team and still plan to contend for a playoff spot.  When the offseason arrives, we’ll conduct an extensive search for the right candidate to become the next Head Coach of the Everett Silvertips.”
The Silvertips open a five-game homestand Friday night at Comcast Arena.  The ‘Tips host the Victoria Royals Friday at 7:35 pm before facing the Winterhawks again Saturday at 7:05 pm in downtown Everett.  The ‘Tips will also have visits from Tri-City, Seattle and Lethbridge during the home stretch over the next two weeks.
Season tickets, mini-game packages and single-game tickets for the Silvertips’ 10th Anniversary season at Comcast Arena are on sale now.  For more information visit or call 425-252-5100.  To keep up with all the latest ‘Tips news, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter .

Jet City Rollergirls Season 6 Roller Derby

Jet City RollergirlsIt’s here!  It’s time!  It’s going to be AWESOME!!!  The Jet City Rollergirls are pleased to bring you Season 6 of Everett’s finest on the flat-track. Featuring all four home teams, as well as guest teams from the Northwest Region. And all bouts are double-headers! Season 6 kicks off February 6th. Visit their website at for a schedule of events and more information on the teams.



Seattle Seahawks rally to defeat Washington Redskins

Seahawks-RedskinsGregg Rosenthal, Around The League editor,

The Seattle Seahawks found themselves in an unfamiliar position early in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Game against the Washington Redskins, trailing by two touchdowns. They didn’t blink.

Pete Carroll‘s crew will play the Atlanta Falcons next week after dispatching the Redskins 24-14, scoring 24 unanswered points to close out the game. Robert Griffin III finished the game on the bench, but his presence in the final six minutes wouldn’t have made a difference late because the Seahawks‘ defense was too dominant. The Seattle Seahawks found themselves in an unfamiliar position early in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Game against the Washington Redskins, trailing by two touchdowns. They didn’t blink.

Pete Carroll‘s crew will play the Atlanta Falcons next week after dispatching the Redskins 24-14, scoring 24 unanswered points to close out the game. Robert Griffin III finished the game on the bench, but his presence in the final six minutes wouldn’t have made a difference late because the Seahawks‘ defense was too dominant.


Marysville Little League registration open



Marysville, Wa Little League

Scott Campbell, Information Officer / VP Fastpitch Softball, Marysville Little League
Dear MLL Parents:On behalf of the Marysville Little League Board of Directors, I’d like to welcome you back to a new season.   We are very excited about the upcoming season.  You will be receiving more information in the next several weeks, but for now we wanted to give you information regarding registration.    We are actively adding more information to our  website ( to keep you more informed.   If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at for 2013 is 100% online this season.   This change will allow us to save money on registration forms and ensure that your data is accurate and up to date.Please note that we will not be using Cedarcrest Middle School for registration.  (See below for more details)The registration process is broken down to 3 steps.

Step 1:   Verify your child lives in the Marysville Little League boundaries.   

Our boundaries are similar to the Marysville School Districts boundaries…  If your child attend (or should attend) a Marysville School District school, you most likely are in the boundaries.

There is an online tool that you can use:

Once you have verified your address, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2:   Complete the Registration Form online.

Option 1:   Go to and click the Click here to register online button.

Option 2:   Attend one of four registration events.   At these events, we will have computers set up for you to register your child.   No more paper forms.

  • Sat, Jan 12, 2013 @ Marysville Library  10:30am – 3:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ Cedar Field  (1010 Cedar Ave) 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat,  Jan 19, 2013  @ Marysville Library  10:30am – 3:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ Cedar Field  (1010 Cedar Ave)  6:00pm – 9:00pm


  • Registration Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
  • Credit Cards will be accepted online and in-person.  Cash payments are available in person only.
  • Checks will be accepted.
  • Online registration ends on 1/31/2013.   Any registrations after 1/31/2013 will be assessed a $25 late fee

Step 3:  Provide copies of birth certificate and 3 proofs of residency

Little League Regulations require us to verify birth certificates and 3 proofs of residency.   The complete rules and types of documents can be found here:    The easiest and most common types are driver’s license, car registration and insurance documents.   Other easy ones are utility bills (you can use only one), bank statements, school records.  Just make sure that have your address printed on it.

Very Important Note:  The key is that these documents must be in effect between 2/1/2012 and 2/1/2013

Option 1:  You can upload these documents online on your profile page at

Option 2:   You can bring these documents to one of the registration events listed above, and we will scan it and upload it for you.


Stay tuned for more information.  If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please reach out to us.

Hawks lose by two points against Lummi Blackhawks, 62-64

By Brandi N. Montreuil; photos by Mike Sarich

Tulalip Hawks play against the Lummi Blackhawks, December 114th.
Tulalip Hawks play against the Lummi Blackhawks, December 114th.

Tulalip Heritage Hawks went toe to toe against the Lummi Blackhawks during a home game for the Hawks on December 14th. During the heated exchange of points scored and rebounds it looked like the Hawks would end the night with an amazing win, until Blackhawks made a last minute drive to score in the last four seconds of the game and connected with the hoop to take the win with a final game score of 62-64.

The first quarter ended in a tie for both teams scoring 14 points. Hawks took a three-point lead going into the third quarter where the Blackhawks make a return with a two-point lead and continued into the fourth quarter, ending with a three-point lead over Hawks 15.

Keanu Hamilton led the Hawks with 19 points scored, Payton Comenote 13, Dontae Jones 12, Shawn Sanchey 7, Brandon Jones 6, and Robert Miles 5.

Heritage Lady Hawks pull in victories

Teri Jimicum serves the ball for the Lady Hawks

Article by Sarah Miller

Tulalip, WA— Though their volleyball season was off to a rocky start with a few losses, the Heritage Lady Hawks have pushed through the defeats to find their first two wins. On Friday, September 28th, the girls faced Skykomish and emerged victorious with a score of three to one. Tuesday, October 2nd, they faced Lummi Nation and triumphed over them with a score of three to zero. Way to go Lady Hawks!

Heritage Hawks triumph over Rainer Christian Mustangs

Tulalip Heritage Hawks during practice.

Article by Sarah Miller and Brian Berry

In the 2012 Heritage Hawks football opener, a home game played at Quil Ceda Stadium on the Maysville/Pilchuck High School campus, the Tulalip Heritage Hawks hit the field looking strong and determined. The weather was still quite warm for the 5pm kick-off on Saturday, September 8th and both teams looked fired-up and eager to play. The Heritage Hawks scored first, within the first minute of play, and never looked back. By Halftime the Rainier Christian Mustangs managed to put only 6 points on the scoreboard against the 20 points earned by Tulalip Heritage.

After the half the Hawks dominated the Mustangs and won the contest with a final score of 60 to 14. D.J. Kidd, twelfth grade tailback for the Hawks, ran for 135 yards and scored three of the touchdowns for the team. The Hawks scored twelve points in the first quarter, eight points in the second, twenty for the third and another twenty for the fourth quarter. Let it be noted that the Heritage coaches didn’t intentionally run up the score. Heritage just dominated Rainier Christian, and short of stopping and waiting to be tackled, the scoring came as part of normal play. It’s a nice start to their football season; let’s hope they keep their momentum going.

You can watch the Heritage Hawks game on-demand at Click on “Sports” at the top right of your computer screen and navigate to Heritage Hawks Boys FOOTBALL vs. Rainier Christian Mustangs 9-8-12.

Squats, lunges and pushups, oh my!

Tamara Brushert planks during the Trim Down Tulalip










Article by Sarah Miller, photo by Patrece Gates

The summer is winding down. The days are slowly getting colder. Soon fall will be here. For some, the summer is a time to hit the beach and soak up the rays. However, some decided to participate in the Trim Down Tulalip fitness challenge, held by the Health Clinic’s Fitness Trainer Patrece Gates. During the trim down, Patrece helped people get into better shape and encouraged them to not only become more active but to be more wary of what they eat.

“In the beginning, we had 36 people sign up,” Patrece commented. “However at the end, we only had thirteen. There was a total of 72 pounds lost during the challenge.”

This is Patrece’s third year doing the challenge. She brought in Snohomish Boot Camp to help whip everyone into shape. Each week, on Thursdays, a fitness challenge was held at the Boys and Girls Club gym. The boot camp style exercises helped get the ball rolling on not only losing weight, but conditioning muscles.

“This year, they did a lot of squats, lunges, push-ups and sit-ups,” Patrece continued. “It was a lot of basic work outs. We had the gym split up into different stations. Everyone would be at one station for a couple of minutes and then we would rotate. People were really into it.”

The trim down held weekly raffles for different workout equipment such as weights, stability balls, and yoga mats.

“The participants were really disciplined and they really enjoyed working out hard,” Patrece said. “There weren’t a whole lot of problems with it this year, everything ran smoothly. Seeing everyone show up and seeing them excited to weigh in was my favorite. I think these challenges are very important to the community. It helps them become more disciplined with weight loss and healthy eating, it keeps them active and gives them ideas on working out and it brings people together in a positive way.”

To get started on your own journey to weight loss and healthy living, you can contact Patrece at 360-716-5643.