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Backs sign 20 yr old Nikkel


For Immediate Release                                                            

Salmon Arm, BC – The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are proud to announce that they have signed D-Man Ayrton Nikkel from Kelowna, BC .

Ayrton’s rights were acquired last week from the Coquitlam Express and GM Troy Mick has been in contact with Ayrton ever since and is on his way to Salmon Arm to make his season debut Friday night in Trail with his new teammates and followed by his home debut Saturday vs the Powell River Kings.

“I have known Ayrton and his family for many years as I coached him at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna 4 years ago,” stated Troy Mick. “He is a leader and one of the toughest competitors on the ice I have seen, he will be able to play in all situations for us and with his 4 years of WHL experience will add to the veteran leadership in the dressing room” continued Mick.

Nikkel says, “I am extremely excited to be a part of the Silverbacks organization, and look forwarding to helping the team push for the playoffs.”

For more information, call the Silverbacks Hockey Operations office at 250-832-3856, Ext 109

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