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S’Backs Acquire Whistle For Latta


Just days after making a deal to acquire defenceman Joe Leahy from the Penticton Vees for Marcus Mitchell, Salmon Arm Silverbacks General Manager/Head Coach Scott Atkinson today announced the team has traded 19-year-old forward Josh Latta to the Vernon Vipers for 20-year-old veteran Brandon Whistle.

“Josh was a very good player for us but we are looking to play a bit of a heavier game…A bigger stronger forward fits our game plan more than a smaller speedier guy at this point.”

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Whistle who is from West Kelowna BC, played three seasons with the Bonnyville Pontiacs before he joined the Vernon Vipers a month ago. The solid forward has 100 points in 106 career AJHL games. The 6’1 205 pound product is also a former Okanagan Major Midget Rocket who lead that team in scoring in 2014-2015.

The Silverbacks wish Josh all the best with his new team and appreciate his efforts over the past season.

For more information please contact the Silverbacks Hockey Office at 250-832-3856 Ext 109