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Silverbacks Acquire Leahy For Mitchell

SILVERBACKS MAKE TRADE WITH VEES FOR D-MAN

SALMON ARM, Dec 27, 2017 — Salmon Arm Silverbacks General Manager/Head Coach Scott Atkinson today announced the team has traded 19-year-old forward Marcus Mitchell to the Penticton Vees for D-Man Joseph Leahy who is committed to Cornell University for next fall.

“It is a bitter-sweet day for the Silverbacks organization in that we are announcing that we have traded Marcus Mitchell to the Penticton Vees for defenceman Joe Leahy.  We are very sorry to see Marcus leave the program but felt that our team’s most immediate need was to shore up our defence.

We wish Marcus nothing but success with his new team.  We are very excited about adding a player of Leahy’s calibre to our roster and at 6’4 210 lbs we see him as a top-end defenceman who can contribute in all situations.  The fact that he brings a full skill-set and a championship pedigree will be meaningful to our team’s culture.

Marcus had been with the Backs for the last 2.5 years and in 122 games played had 27 goals, 34 assists for a point total of 61. He also amassed 161 PIMs during that time. Marcus is off to Michigan Tech next season and we wish him all of the best in his hockey career.

For more information please contact the Silverbacks Hockey Office at 250-832-3856  Ext 109

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