The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are pleased to announce their commitment to 18 year old defenceman Ethan McLaughlin for the upcoming 2018-19 BCHL season. Last season the Penticton product registered 7 goals, 30 assists, for 37 points in 36 games while playing for the OHA-Red Midget Prep team of the CSSHL. Silverback’s Head Coach and General Manager Scott Atkinson had this to say about the signing, “Ethan’s outstanding skating ability enables him to contribute at both ends of the ice. He possesses a very good all-round skill set and has a high hockey IQ. Ethan fits right into our overall game plan: he defends well, has the skill to play the puck possession game, and can push the pace.” Last year McLaughlin affiliated with Penticton.
In response to the signing McLaughlin commented, “I am very thrilled and honoured to start my Junior career with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Putting on the Silverback jersey for the start of the season will be a very proud and exciting time. I also want to prove I can make an impact at both ends of the ice. I look forward to meeting my new teammates, working with the coaches and staff, and being involved in the community of Salmon Arm.”
Ethan will join his teammates next week for training camp at the Shaw Centre. Exhibition games will be played at home August 25th against the West Kelowna Warriors and August 31st against the Vernon Vipers.