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Backs Head Coach Shattock Signs Extension

Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are thrilled to announce that head coach and assistant general manager Tyler Shattock has signed a two-year extension with the organization.

Shattock, 31, has compiled a 20-16-5-2 regular season record since taking over head coaching duties midway through the 2019-20 season. He swept his first ever playoff series as head coach, as the Backs took down the Victoria Grizzlies in four straight in the spring of 2020 before the playoffs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Salmon Arm native first joined the team as an assistant coach in October of 2018 following a nine-year pro career in the AHL, ECHL and Europe.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Tyler continuing with our organization. From the minute he stepped in as head coach, he has played a large role in building the culture we want here in Salmon Arm,” Silverbacks general manager Brooks Christensen said. “We take a lot of pride being in the community of Salmon Arm and are extremely fortunate to have a Salmon Arm local coaching our program.

“How Tyler and the rest of the coaching staff dealt with the challenges of this past season is a true testament to the work they did with our players. They did a great job keeping the players focused on the big picture in an uneasy year and we saw it translate when we were approved to play games. The on-ice performance our team showed reflected their hard work. I am excited to continue working with Tyler in building a championship program.”

Shattock said he too is looking forward to continuing to build a program with a winning culture.

“First off, I want to thank the organization and ownership for the opportunity to continue to build on what we have developed the last couple years,” Shattock said. “I’d also like to thank the staff around me who make my job easier with the countless hours they put in at the rink to provide the best opportunity for our players to succeed. The Silverbacks and the community of Salmon Arm mean so much to me and we look forward to continuing to provide a product everyone here in Salmon Arm can be proud of.”

Before turning to coaching, Shattock played four full seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Blazers and Calgary Hitmen and finished his junior career with a WHL Championship and Memorial Cup appearance. He then played over 250 games in the American Hockey League from 2010-14, three seasons in the East Coast Hockey League from 2014-17, including two as captain for the Kalamazoo Wings, before spending his final season abroad in the United Kingdom’s Elite Ice Hockey league, suiting up for the Braehead Clan in Glasgow, Scotland.