Hockey in the Puget Sound area consists of the Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds, who are part of the WHL (Western Hockey League). I like the Everett Silvertips for their home town, community feel. The home games are located at Comcast Arena at the corner of Broadway and Hewitt in Everett, WA. I try to go at least once a year. This evening the Everett Silvertips played the Seattle Thunderbirds, their Puget Sound rival, with the Silvertips winning 6-5. The energy and noise make it fun as many in the crowd ring their cow bells and others their vuvuzelas. A nice variety of food and drink is available including specialty items like Top Pot doughnuts. Suites are available. Chuck a Puck. The 50/50 Raffle. The evening we attended, the raffle got to $3980 with a sell out crowd of over 8,300. Between periods, there are contests and audience participation activities that will make you smile… such as the Kiss Cam, Dance Cam, the party Zamboni, and others. This evening, Tyler Maxwell, made four goals. When one player scores three goals in a game, it is called a hat trick. When this occurs, many people throw their hats onto the ice…so don’t wear a hat that you might not want to part with! And if you have time, check out the team store where you will find a nice variety of team merchandise (although the lines are usually long). The 2011 Everett Silvertips season goes through March. Check out the Hockey 101 link under Fan Zone at http://www.everettsilvertips.com/main/index for hockey terms and rules.