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Silverbacks acquire Stevens in exchange for Hayles

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks would like to announce that they have trade 1998 born defensemen Riley Hayles to the Powell River Kings in exchange for 1998 born defensemen Andy Stevens.

Head Coach Scott Atkinson stated, “We feel this trade will benefit both teams and both players. Both players are seeking scholarships and sometimes a change in scenery is enough to trigger some activity in that regard.”

The Silverbacks Organization would like to acknowledge the significant contribution that Riley made to the team & the Salmon Arm Community in his two seasons here.

Silverbacks wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

In the addition of Stevens, the Silverbacks feel that they have obtained an exceptional defender who has been developing into an elite offensive defensemen over the course of his last three seasons in the BCHL. Last season Stevens recorded 7 goals, 29 assists for 36 points in 58 games for Powell River, the 6’2 190 lb product of Campbell River stated that he was excited to join the Silverbacks Organization for the final season of his junior career.

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