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Backs Add Experience in Net

(Photo by Candice Ward/Calgary Hitmen)

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks would like to announce that they acquired the rights to 19 year old netminder Matthew Armitage from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL).

Armitage from Creston, BC spent last season with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League playing 19 games and posting a 3.55 GAA and a 0.890 save %. The season before he was with the Okotoks Oilers of the AJHL. Armitage is a product of the Edge where fellow Silverbacks Akito Hirose, Aiden Jenner, Sam MacBean, Nick Unruh, Noah Wakeford, and Max Wutzke also graduated from.

“Matt played for me at the Edge School for Athletes in Calgary, where he starred for our Midget Prep team before playing in the AJHL for Okotoks and subsequently for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL.  He is an excellent goaltender, and an outstanding teammate.  We feel Matt will help our team both on and off the ice,” said GM and Head Coach Scott Atkinson

The Silverbacks would like to welcome Matthew and his family to the team!

Come see Matthew and his teammates this weekend as they host the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday and the Prince George Spruce Kings on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.