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Gillies Makes The Grade

Wednesday is a proud one for the Salmon Arm SilverBacks, who are very proud to announce that 3rd year Forward Alex Gillies has been selected to play for Team Canada West at the upcoming World Junior A Challenge in Nova Scotia.

Gillies has had a phenomenal start to the season for the 'Backs, with 16 goals, and 24 points in just 16 games.

While he may be the only SilverBack on the roster, he's not the only player from the BCHL's Interior Division, as six other players from the region made the grade, including West Kelowna's Adam Plant, Vernon's Demico Hannoun, Merritt's Dane Birks and Jeff Wight, and Penticton's Paul Stoykewych.

The tournament starts next week, although Team Canada West does play an exhibition game this weekend, against the United States, in Digby, Nova Scotia.

The real fun begins next Monday, when Gillies and Team Canada West take on Switzerland in the first game of the tournament.

The 'Backs would like to congratulate Alex on his efforts that have seen him selected to such an elite team, here's hoping you and your teammates can bring home a Gold Medal.