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Silverbacks Make Major Trade

SALMON ARM, January 10, 2017 — Salmon Arm Silverbacks general manager Troy Mick today announced the team has traded 96 forward Mitch Skapski & 97 forward Haydn Hopkins to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for 98 forward Trevor Ayre (Surrey, BC), Ryan Hogg (Duncan, BC) & Future considerations.

This was a very good hockey trade for both clubs stated GM Troy Mick, We would like to thank Mitch & Haydn for their time in Salmon Arm and wish them the very best of luck in the future. Mitch was the captain of the Silverbacks at the time of the deal and will now get to play with his brother Marshall Skapski in Cowichan. Haydn will return to the Island and play in front of friends and family and contribute to the Capitals in a big way.

With the news of the trades today Silverbacks coaching staff have now chosen Carson Bolduc of Salmon Arm as the new Captain and added Elijiah Barriga to the leadership role for the club.

“Carson has been amazing for our hockey club since he has joined the Silverbacks from the WHL 3 years ago and is an amazing young man to lead this team into the 2nd half of the season” Stated head coach Misko Antisin. Elijiah Barriga in his 2nd year with the Backs has proven worthy of this honor as well on and off the ice


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