Salmon Arm, BC – The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are pleased to announce Kip Noble as the teams New Assistant Coach.
Noble spent time coaching at the Okanagan Hockey Academy from 2014-2020. During that time he coached the 2014/15 Bantam team to a Prep Championship. In the 2015/16 season he was an assistant coach for all teams in the OHA. From 2016 to 2020, he was the head coach of the Elite 15 team.
Silverbacks General Manager, Brooks Christensen, says he is looking forward to seeing what Noble can bring to the table.
“We are thrilled to add Kip to our Hockey operations. Kip brings high energy, knowledge & experience of the game that we think will fit in perfectly with our current staff. He’s another piece to our staff that will benefit our players development on and off the ice.”
Noble says he is excited to continue his coaching career with the Silverbacks
“Being a part of a BCHL coaching staff is something that I have wanted for a very long time. I am extremely proud and excited to be a member of the Silverbacks organization, and am looking forward to a successful season”
While Kip brings years of coaching experience, he has also had quite the playing career. He suited up for Michigan Tech Huskies where he holds the record as the highest scoring defenceman in team history. During his time at Michigan Tech, he tallied 123 points in 156 games played. Following his time with the Huskies, Noble went on to play 11 years of professional hockey. Kip was inducted into the MTU Hall of Fame in 2018.
Please join us in welcoming Kip to the Silverbacks family!