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Former Captain Becomes Assistant Coach

SALMON ARM, June 21, 2017 — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Hockey Club are proud to announce that Backs Alumni and former Captain David Killip is the new full time Assistant Coach.

David played for the Silverbacks for three years in 2008-2009, 2009-2010 & 2010-2011. He was the assistant captain during the 2009-2010 season and then captain in the 2010-2011 season. He then went on to a 4-year scholarship at Western Michigan NCAA. After his 4 years he has been the Volunteer Assistant coach for the Western Michigan Broncos and has been working side by side with former Silverbacks owner Andy Murray at WMU.

“We are very excited that David has agreed to come on board with his former junior team” says GM Troy Mick. David has grown into an amazing young man and coach and we are looking forward to him returning to Salmon Arm. His passion is second to none and we look forward to him working with our new coach Scott Atkinson.

“I’m extremely excited to rejoin the Silverbacks, and can’t wait to get started. I have many fond memories of Salmon Arm and am looking forward to the challenge of improving upon some of the great seasons in Silverbacks History. I want to thank Andy Murray for all the help and knowledge shared, and Western Michigan University for a great 6 years in Kalamazoo.”

David will start his new role Aug 7 as the Silverbacks start their first year running the Salmon Arm Hockey School where he will be a lead instructor and then move onto the Backs Main camp which will start Aug 21 at the Shaw Centre.

For more information please contact the Silverbacks Hockey Office at 250-832-3856
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