The Everett Silvertips have signed Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athlete Ben Hemmerling to a Western Hockey League standard player agreement.
Hemmerling, 15, has attended the Northern Alberta Xtreme the past three seasons, most recently suiting up in 34 games with their U16 Prep team, where he notched 63 points (19-44-63). The five-foot-five forward also appeared in five games with their U18 Prep team, collecting four points (1-3-4).
The Sherwood Park, Alta. product spent two seasons with the Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep team, registering 89 points (21-68-89) in 60 career games.
Hemmerling was selected by the Silvertips in the third round, 49th overall, at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
“It’s awesome to take advantage of an opportunity like this to become a part of the Everett Silvertips, a great organization I’m proud to be a part of,” said Hemmerling in a press release. “The program has proven time after time of developing future professional talent, and plays in the best development league in the world. I want to thank my coaches Brayden Toma, Tyrell Spitzer, and Matt Tassone, my teammates, and family for helping make this day possible. I’m looking forward to bringing a relentless compete level at both ends of the ice, and abilities to help generate offense. Seeing a few games in downtown Everett this season, it made me excited to play in front an incredible fan base. I can’t wait to get started and get to work.”