Everett Youth Hockey Creates Alliance with Seattle


Everett Youth Hockey (EYH) and the Seattle Junior Hockey Association (SPJA) announced an agreement on April 16, to share resources. Everett Youth Hockey will retain its brand as the Junior Silvertips.

Everett Youth Hockey will continue offering Beginner Hockey, 8U-18U Rec, and 10U-18U Rep teams and will remain based out of Angel Of The Winds Arena and the Everett Community Ice Rink.

The purpose of this alignment is to enhance the youth hockey experience for all Snohomish County hockey players. The collective effort will prioritize the following:

  • Grow awareness of local youth hockey and registrations in Everett to expand hockey’s footprint and form more teams
  • Add player/coach development opportunities for both associations with support from the Everett Silvertips
  • Impact an even larger pool of youth hockey players with player-centered, community-focused, grassroots programming, events, communications, and administration

“Hockey is growing in Snohomish County because of the Seattle Junior Hockey Association and the Everett Youth Hockey program. Seattle Junior is celebrating 50 years of excellent hockey programming in the 2024-2025 season. This is an exciting time, and we are very proud to make more impact for young hockey players. We aim to be the heart of Snohomish County,” said Michael Murphy, President of SJHA.

“The Everett Silvertips have actively supported youth hockey in Snohomish County for over 20 years. Our ability to impact the development of youth players through training, coaching and other experiences across both programs is greatly enhanced by this exciting alliance between SJHA and EYH. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with the alliance to make a positive impact on hockey in Snohomish County,” said Zoran Rajcic, COO of the Everett Silvertips.

“This opportunity benefits the youth who live in Snohomish County as it gives them a better experience and access to play hockey”, states Tammy Dunn, Executive Director of the Snohomish County Sports Commission. “A great idea – Growing the game of youth hockey in Snohomish County.”

Everett Youth Hockey’s new Hockey Director will be Kristian Armstrong. Kristian is a life-long hockey player, coach, volunteer, referee, and student. Hailing from Lake Stevens, Kristian is invested in making Everett Youth Hockey the obvious choice for all returning Junior Silvertips as well as every Snohomish County kid who is interested in starting the beginner hockey process. Kristian will be prioritizing culture and relationship building with EYH families, players, and coaches by being at the rink and on the ice during practices and games throughout the season. Kristian will also have regular office hours at the Everett Community Ice Rink to connect with participants and others interested in hockey programs.