SALMON ARM, B.C. DECEMBER 29th, 2016
The Silverbacks (15-18-1-2) return to action tonight on the road versus the Vernon Vipers (18-13-2-2) at 7pm, the Silverbacks will host the Vipers tomorrow (Friday) at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm at 7pm.
The Silverbacks moved into their Christmas break following a weekend split versus the number one ranked team in the BCHL, the Penticton Vees (28-6-0-1). Salmon Arm beat up on the Vees 5-2 on Saturday night, December 17th at the Shaw Centre.
The Vipers lead the season series with three wins and one tie. The Silverbacks fell 7-3 in Vernon on December 14th, the two teams tied 4-4 in Salmon Arm on December 9th. And the Vipers began the season series with back-to-back victories, 5-3 in Vernon on September 10th and 6-3 in Salmon Arm on September 9th.
Salmon Arm is 4-1-1-1 in December, 5-9-1-0 on home ice, and 10-10-1-1 in the Interior. The Vipers are 4-1-2-0 in the final month of 2016, Vernon is 10-3-0-1 at home and 10-6-2-1 within the division.
The Silverbacks have been outscored 151-117 in 36 games, Vernon has outscored it’s opponents 116-108 in 36 games.
Salmon Arm has 516 penalty-minutes, the third highest total in the BCHL behind the Vipers with 535 and the Nanaimo Clippers (14-18-1-5) sit atop with 543.
The Backs also made a trade acquiring 99 D-Man Austin Chorney from the Chilliwack Chiefs for Future considerations and released 99 D-Man Landon Fuller.
Each Silverbacks game is webcast PPV at hockeytv.com Each road game is broadcast live via voiceoftheshuswap.ca CKVS 93.7 FM and each home game is available audio only at mixlr.com/salmon-arm-silverbacks/ Tune into Salmon Arm community radio each Monday at 7pm, Tuesday at 7am for 30 minutes or more Silverbacks hockey talk.