Silverbacks complete coaching staff for 2016-2017 season
SALMON ARM, July 8, 2016 — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are proud to announce today that they have signed Darrell Hay (Kamloops, BC) & Welcome back Brooks Christensen (Salmon Arm, BC) back to the team.
General Manager Troy Mick is excited for the additions to the club. “We are very excited to add Darrell to our staff and for Brooks to return for a 2nd year”. Stated Mick; whenever you can bring two guys in like this to your club you get better as a staff immediately and the players are going to reap the benefits on and off the ice.
“Darrell has a tremendous amount of hockey experience and we are excited to have him join the Silverbacks family. He has a noticeable passion for the game and our defensemen will thrive under his tutelage”. Says Head Coach Brandon West. “Throughout his career, Darrell has always been known as a team guy that will do anything to achieve success and we want that type of person in our organization. Darrell was a player/coach last season in England and he is ready to take the next step in his coaching career”.
“I am thrilled to be joining a first class organization and a premier league like the BCHL”. Stated Hay. I look forward to helping Salmon Arm fulfill the vision they have for the team on the ice and in the community. I am anxious to get to work at reaching our goals of winning a Royal Bank Cup and developing all the fantastic young athletes that will wear a Silverbacks uniform.
I look forward to being a part of an excellent tradition that the Silverbacks and the community have worked hard to cultivate. It is a privilege and an honor to be able to pursue my goals as a coach as part of the Silverbacks organization in such a beautiful community in Salmon Arm.
The Vancouver Canucks draft-pick brings a wealth of experience to the Silverbacks organization having played regularly in the AHL, ECHL and more recently having had spells in Germany, Czech Republic, Norway, Italy, Japan and finishing of in Sheffield, England.
“We are very excited to have Brooks return to the program for another season. He came a long way in his development last season and his video knowledge and technical skills grew immensely”. Brooks is a huge asset to our team and we are grateful to have him back on board next season. Commented Coach West
I’m looking forward to continue learning and working with Brandon & Troy and to work with our new assistant coach. Stated Brooks. I think we are going to have a great group this year that the community will really enjoy watching. Last year was a learning curve for myself and I’m very happy to be back and be apart of the team this upcoming season