Silvertips win on the ice, but score big in the fight against breast cancer

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Silvertips with yet another goal. Image courtesy of John Rainwaters at SSU

Silvertips with yet another goal. Image courtesy of John Rainwaters at SSU

Pink in the Rink with the Silvertips

Tonight at Xfinity Arena, the Everett Silvertips hosted their 8th annual Pink in the Rink event. This particular matchup pit the Tips versus their arch-rival the Seattle Thunderbirds. The Silvertips would jump out to a two goal lead within the first 10 minutes with goals by Bryce Kindopp and Riley Sutter. The rest of the game became academic as the Tips would eventually win 3-2.

Image courtesy of John Rainwaters
Pink in the Rink night! Image courtesy of John Rainwaters at SSU

The fireworks though began pregame when a near capacity crowd got a little bit crazy with their pink light up bracelets.  The lights having been dimmed in preparation for the national anthem set the stage as for the audience who waived their hand frenetically lighting up the stadium with the luminous of nearly 8 thousand fireflies.

The Pink in the Rink event tends to be one of the better attended game due to the charitable cause, the passion of the fanbase, and the extra effort that the Silvertips go through to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

The 50/50 raffle was a preposterously high $10,000 this evening and the ever popular puck toss (this time with pink punks) offered tickets to the Seattle Seahawks football game.

Image courtesy of John Rainwaters
Image courtesy of John Rainwaters

After the 1st period, the Silvertips had 73 breast cancer survivors walk out on the ice as special guests. This earned the biggest ovation of the night and showed the sincerity of city of Everett and the Silvertips organization in the fight against cancer.

All funds raised from this the game goes to the Providence General Foundation. The Foundation will offer free mammograms for women in Snohomish County. They help women with limited means to pay and will also help support other breast health activities, such as genetic testing for high risk patients. So far, in 7 years, the Silvertips have raised over $500k for the fund.

SSU Player of the game

Bryce Kindopp wins the player of the game His goal 5 minute into the game set the pace for the team and propelled the to their 8th win this season.

Image courtesy of John Rainwaters SSU
Image courtesy of John Rainwaters SSU

Game notes

  • Silvertips are now 8-1-1 and sit alone atop the WHL. The Tips are the favorites to win their division.
  • A huge crowd of 7,678 attended tonight’s game.  The game saw its share of T-Birds fans, but they had little to cheer about in the end

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