Mario Petit Signs WHL Educational Contract
EVERETT — The Everett Silvertips confirmed Tuesday the signing of four players over the weekend to Western Hockey League education contracts. Goaltender Mario Petit, defenseman Tristen Pfeifer, and wingers Nik Malenica and Gunnar Wegleitner signed with the Tips, committing their futures to the team. All four appeared in games during last weekend's Holiday Inn Preseason Classic at Comcast Arena, suggesting they had signed with the Silvertips — players are not eligible to play in preseason games without signing. Everett general manager Garry Davidson confirmed the signings Tuesday. All four players were passed over in their respective bantam drafts and were later added to Everett's 50-player protected list. Petit, a 17-year-old from Ile des Chenes, Manitoba, spent last season with the Eastman Selects of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League. In 27 games, he had a 2.66 goals against average and .910 save percentage. “We felt Mario Petit needed a chance to prove himself in a game, so we put him on a contract, and subsequently he did very well for himself this weekend,” Davidson said. “So we have four more exhibition games to work through our goaltending, with four guys here.” For more on this article Click Here.