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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 in 2019-20 for 59 points in 55 games, finishing third on the Spartans in scoring.

“We are very excited to add Philippe to our roster,” Silverbacks General Manager Brooks Christensen said. “A bigger size forward who has a scoring touch is rare and we feel Philippe is going to be great addition to our forward lineup. We know our fans will enjoy watching him too.”

Before attending Stanstead College, the Quebec City native played two seasons of midget hockey for the Séminaire St-François Blizzard, winning a Telus Cup silver medal in the 2017-18 season as national champion runners-up. He was also a finalist for student of the year in the Quebec midget AAA Hockey league in 2018-19 and was drafted by the Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL in the seventh round in the summer of 2018.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Silverbacks next season, with its dedicated coaching staff and outstanding program,” Jacques said. “I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and I am also very excited to become a part of the Salmon Arm community, from which I have heard nothing but good things. This will be my first stay in British Columbia and I am convinced that it will be a great experience in every way.”