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Catching up with the Backs Ep. 3 – Shaw & Bennett

Salmon Arm, B.C. — Salmon Arm Silverbacks broadcaster Nathan Kanter chats with Silverback forwards Logan Shaw and Drew Bennett over Zoom in the video below. The veterans share how the locker room came together over the course of last season, what was the difference in their first-round playoff sweep over Victoria, what they’re most looking forward […]

Silverbacks Add Assistant Coach Derek Damon

Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are pleased to announce the hiring of 39-year-old Derek Damon as an assistant coach and director of player development for the 2020-21 BCHL season. Damon, a native of Bangor, ME, retired from pro hockey this past spring after a 14-year career, 12 seasons of which were spent in […]

Silverbacks Acquire Minnesota-Duluth Commit Loney

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are thrilled to announce the acquisition of 17-year-old forward Carter Loney following a pair of trades: first, sending forwards Noah Wakeford and Coalson Wolford to the Trail Smoke Eaters in exchange for forward Matt Osadick and future considerations, and then subsequently moving Osadick and future considerations to the […]

Catching up with the Backs Ep. 2 – Kohonick & Matta

Salmon Arm, B.C. — Salmon Arm Silverbacks broadcaster Nathan Kanter chats with new players Riley Kohonick and Lucas Matta over Zoom in the video below. Kohonick is a goaltender acquired this off-season, while Matta is a new commit who was a defenceman at Lake Forest Academy the last two seasons. The boys give some background on […]

Silverbacks Move Newhook; Acquire Fischer from MJHL

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have made a pair of trades, sending 20-year-old defenceman Devan Newhook to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Notre Dame Hounds in exchange for Jayce Nikbaht, and then subsequently moving Nikbaht and future considerations to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Winnipeg Blues in exchange for 17-year-old forward Braden Fischer. […]

Backs Acquire Colgate Commit Panetta from OJHL’s Dukes

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have acquired 19-year-old forward Daniel Panetta from the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Wellington Dukes, in exchange for defenceman Zach Gabruch and future considerations. Panetta, from Belleville, Ont., brings three years of junior experience with him to Salmon Arm, all with the Dukes, including 48 career playoff games at […]

Power Forward Jacques Commits to Silverbacks

Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are pleased to announce the commitment of 2002-born forward Philippe Jacques for the 2020-21 BCHL season. The 6-foot-3, 195 lb. forward spent last season at Stanstead College in southeast Quebec, one of the top Canadian prep schools in eastern Canada. He scored 30 goals and added 29 assists […]

Silverbacks June Zoom Update

Salmon Arm, B.C. — Salmon Arm Silverbacks General Manager Brooks Christensen and broadcaster Nathan Kanter provide an update to fans over Zoom in the video below, touching on the BCHL AGM, Hockey Canada’s announcement on the Return to Play process and more.

Backs Acquire Veteran Goaltender from SJHL’s Hounds

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are excited to announce the acquisition of 20-year-old goaltender Riley Kohonick from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Notre Dame Hounds, in exchange for future considerations. The White City, Sask. native posted a .914 save percentage in 72 career games with the Hounds the past two seasons, including a […]

Silverbacks Move Semchuk to Bonnyville to Complete Jan. 10 Trade

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have traded 2002-born forward Jarrod Semchuk to the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Bonnyville Pontiacs, a move that completes a trade from the January 10 deadline that saw the Backs acquire defenceman Jeremy Gervais in exchange for future considerations. Semchuk, a Kamloops native, recorded three assists in 31 games […]