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.
“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.
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.