Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are happy to announce the commitment of 18-year-old defenceman Jake Lammens for the 2021-22 BCHL season.
The Connecticut native suited up for Salisbury School last season, one of the top programs in United States prep hockey, where he registered two assists in 28 games. Salisbury won the 2019-20 New England Prep Hockey Championship.
“We are extremely excited to have Jake coming to the Silverbacks next year,” Silverbacks head coach Tyler Shattock said. “His skating ability and the way he sees the game sets him apart from the rest. Jake recently went through a growth spurt. We are getting a big mobile D-man with a good sense for the game who will fit in really nicely with our defensive group next year.”
In addition to playing at Salisbury in the 2019-20 season, Lammens also played six games for the U-18 Mid-Fairfield Rangers club. Before that, Lammens spent two years playing for the Elite Hockey Program, located just outside of New Haven, CT, recording 15 points in 38 games for the U-16 team in the 2018-19 season.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to play for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks,” Lammens said. “On and off the ice Salmon Arm looks great and I can’t wait for next season.”
The right-shot defenceman currently has an NCAA Div-I scholarship to St. Lawrence University, who compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.