This week’s installment of the Terrier Alumni Spotlight is Corey Silverson from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Silverson played three years with the Terriers having a pretty good career in the SJHL. Before heading west to Saskatchewan, Silverson was part of the Fort William North Stars of the SIJHL, which ended up making it to the RBC cup in 2005/06. Silverson had 1 goal in 5 games played as a 17-year-old.
His 18-year-old season saw him moving out west to join the Yorkton Terriers of the SJHL. In his first season with the Terriers, Silverson put up 12 goals, 17 assists for 29 points in 57 games. Silverson was used a lot on the power play recording 5 goals on the man advantage and 4 game winning goals. That season Silverson racked up 70 penalty minutes. The Terriers went on a pretty good run that season in the playoffs and in 17 games, Silverson chipped in scoring 5 goals and adding 2 assists.
In his second season with the Terriers, Silverson saw his points drop off a bit. In 43 games, Silverson scored 9 goals, 6 assists for 15 points. Once again Silverson was used a lot on the powerplay recording 5 powerplay goals and scoring 4 game winning goals. Silverson and the Terriers made the playoffs again and in 9 games played Silverson scored 4 goals and added 5 assists.
Silverson’s last year of junior hockey came with the Terriers and once again saw him contribute offensively while helping the Terriers to the playoffs once again. In 49 games played, Silverson scored 8 goals and added 15 assists for 23 points. In the playoffs that year, the Terriers faced off against their rivals the Melville Millionaires and the series ended up going 7 games. In the 7 games, Silverson was held to 1 goal only. The Terriers would drop game 7 to the Millionaires for the third straight year.
Silverson is back in Thunder Bay with his wife and two boys. He is excited to watch his boys grow up and plans on doing a lot of golfing. Check below for a Q and A with Corey Silverson.
Q and A with Silverson
- Name and years played with the Terriers?
Corey Silverson – 06-07, 07-08, 08-09
2. Favourite memory during your time with the Terriers?
At the start of every year I would fly in from Thunder Bay for training camp and the start of the season, there was always a bunch of guys waiting at the airport in Regina to pick me up. After a long summer away it was always awesome to see everyone and get caught up – I moved to Yorkton not knowing anyone, I left three years later with a number of friendships that will last me a lifetime.
3. Toughest SJHL opponent and hardest rink to play in?
Melville Millionaires – hard to argue that … they had our number during my 3 years in Yorkton. We lost out to Melville 3 years in a row; all in game 7. Tough break.
4. How did your time with the Terriers help get you to where you are today?
Being away from home and having no family in Yorkton really helped me mature at a young age. Punctuality for team events, being held accountable for my actions, and learning to accept failure and criticism as learning opportunities helped me succeed through university, my CPA designation exams and my career.
5. Favourite TV show or movie?
Shawshank, Snatch and Donnie Brasco
6. What are you up to these days?
I am back living in Thunder Bay Ontario. I am a proud father to my two sons, Rowen and Maverick and a mediocre husband (so she says) to my wife Erin. I currently work for MNP LLP as a senior manager in our assurance practice.
7. What are your plans for the next 3-5 years?
Continue to watch my kids grow and get involved in whatever their interests happen to be, and golf.
8. Favourite athlete of all time?
9. Favourite Meal/Food?
My moms breaded steaks and saffron risotto.
10. Favourite Music/Musician?
Huge Kenny Chesney and Kip Moore fan.
11. What are some of your hobbies?
When not being a playground for my boys to climb all over, I enjoy golfing with my buddies and having bon fires.
12. Favourite sport other than hockey?