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Backs Sign Local Product Lindblad

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are happy to announce the signing of 16-year-old forward Aidan Lindblad, who will join the team for the remainder of the season. The Salmon Arm product split last season between the U-18 and U-16 Thompson AAA Blazers, scoring nearly a goal-per-game with the U-16 club (15 goals, 21 […]

6 Silverbacks Alumni Attending NHL Camps

Salmon Arm B.C. – The National Hockey League opened their training camps this past weekend for the upcoming season, and it features a total of six Salmon Arm Silverbacks alumni and 48 BC Hockey League alumni overall. The six Backs alumni that have hit the ice for NHL camps are as follows: Forward Taro Hirose […]

Bourgault Commits to RPI

PHOTO: PURE LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are excited to announce that 17-year-old forward Mathieu Bourgault has committed to play NCAA Div. I hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Que. native joined the Silverbacks this season after one year at Lake Forest Academy, where he led the program in […]

Help For Halle Krawczyk

Salmon Arm B.C. — Twelve-year-old Salmon Arm gymnast Halle Krawczyk needs your help! She is bravely fighting a rare type of cancer called Chordoma and she requires urgent surgery. The top doctors who specialize in Halle’s cancer exist at the University of Pittsburgh in the U.S., but the treatment is extremely expensive. Halle is expected at […]

BCHL delays season start due to COVID-19 restrictions

Burnaby, B.C. — In accordance with the BCHL COVID-19 Safety Plan, approved by the Board of Governors, the League will adhere to Provincial Health Office (PHO) orders and schedule no games between now and midnight on Dec. 7. The result of this decision, recommended by the BCHL Return to Play Task Force, will push the […]

Hunter Sansbury Commits to Sacred Heart

PHOTO: PURE LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are thrilled to announce that captain Hunter Sansbury has committed to play NCAA Div. I hockey at Sacred Heart University. The Lomita, CA native is in his second season with the Backs, and recorded 24 points as a rookie last year from the back […]

Vees Top Backs 5-2 in Okanagan Cup Semifinal

PHOTO: CHERIE MORGAN PHOTOGRAPHY Penticton, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks out-shot the Vees 37-23 on Friday night in the Okanagan Cup semifinal, but Penticton came away with a 5-2 win thanks to three third period goals and a power play that went 2-for-4. GAME SUMMARY The Silverbacks played a very solid opening period, as […]

Okanagan Cup Semifinal Preview: Backs vs. Vees

PHOTO: PURE LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees will face off in the semifinal of the Okanagan Cup on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The contest is a one-game elimination, with the winner moving on to Saturday’s final. Salmon Arm went 3-8-1 in the round robin, […]

Backs Make Moves in Crease

PHOTO: POWASSAN VOODOSS (LEFT), PURE LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY (RIGHT) Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have acquired 19-year-old goaltender Owen Say from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Powassan Voodoos in exchange for 20-year-old goalie Riley Kohonick. Say, from London, Ont., was the NOJHL Goaltender of the Year and a finalist for Canadian Junior Hockey […]

Backs Add Kelowna Rockets Goalie Schwebius

PHOTO: MARISSA BAECKER Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have added 19-year-old goaltender Cole Schwebius on loan from the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets. Schwebius, from Kelowna, played in 21 games for the Rockets last season, posting a 7-11-0 record, 3.57 goals-against average and .898 save percentage. In 38 career WHL games, he has […]