The Everett Silvertips were looking for depth and they landed on a familiar name, reacquiring burly 1998-born forward Spencer Gerth from the Victoria Royals in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft.
“Toward the end of the trade deadline, we’ve been actively exploring ways to supplement our club when possible,” said Garry Davidson, general manager of the Silvertips, in a team release. “With Spencer, we warmly welcome back an individual we’re familiar with as an exemplary teammate, citizen, and player who isn’t afraid to play a hard-nosed style.”
Gerth – a 6-foot-3, 201-pound product of Langley, B.C. – began his WHL career with the Silvertips, dressing in a single post-season contest during the 2014-15 WHL Playoffs. He spent the 2015-16 campaign full-time with the ‘Tips before being moved to the Royals midway through the 2016-17 campaign.
In 43 games this season, Gerth has collected six points (3G-3A) in 43 contests. Through 156 career WHL regular season games, he has 10 points (5G-5A) to his credit.
Gerth will join a Silvertips squad in an all-out war with the Portland Winterhawks and Tri-City Americans for the U.S. Division crown. As it stands, Portland sits two points ahead of the Americans and one point ahead of the Silvertips.
The Silvertips host the Americans in an all-important divisional matchup Wednesday evening.