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Carter Returns to Salmon Arm as Director of Hockey Ops

Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are pleased to announce Craig Carter has been named the club’s director of hockey operations.

Carter, a former assistant general manager with the team, returns to the organization after serving as an amateur scout for two seasons with the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild. In his new role with the Silverbacks, Carter’s primary responsibilities will be in the areas of player identification, recruitment, procurement and promotion.

“Bringing Craig on board is a big bonus for our organization,” Silverbacks head coach and general manager Scott Atkinson said. “Craig’s experience at the NHL level will definitely add to the professionalism of our approach, as well as bolster our network of hockey contacts at the national and international level. Craig is very well respected in the hockey world.”

Prior to his first stint with the Silverbacks in 2015-16, Carter was a BCHL scout for over a decade, which included serving as the head scout for the Coquitlam Express during their Fred Page Cup championship in 2014. He was named to the scouting staff of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits in the summer of 2014.

“My family and I are really excited to return to Salmon Arm and begin this next chapter,” Carter said. “Salmon Arm is a special place with some of the best fans in the BCHL. The team has a strong passionate ownership group who are really committed to the players and community, and winning on and off the ice.

“I owe a big thank you to Dale Unruh, Brooks Christensen and Scott Atkinson for believing in me and allowing me this opportunity again to slot in and help bring a championship to Salmon Arm.”

The Silverbacks would like to welcome Carter and his family back to the Salmon Arm community.

2019-20 Silverbacks season tickets are now on sale! Call the team office at 250-832-3856 or visit https://www.sasilverbacks.com/season-tickets for more information.