Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are excited to announce Brodie St. Jacques has been hired as the hockey club’s trainer for the 2019-20 BCHL season.
St. Jacques brings plenty of experience to the role, most recently as the head athletic trainer and equipment manager for two years with the Northern Alberta Xtreme academies four elite prep teams that compete in in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). For the past two seasons, he has also helped out with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings on game days and filled in as a trainer for the Spruce Grove Saints in the AJHL during the 2018-19 season.
“With adding Brodie to our hockey operations, we feel we gained an experienced and hard working individual that will fit in great with our staff,” Silverbacks Operations Manager Brooks Christensen said. “We look forward to having Brodie here for the start of the season and welcoming him to our great community.”
The Edmonton, Alta. native is a graduate of Red Deer College, where he received a diploma in kinesiology, and a graduate of Makami College, where he studied massage therapy. While studying, he played Junior B hockey for four years — two with the Strathcona Bruins and two with the North Edmonton Red Wings.
St. Jacques was also an equipment manager with Team Alberta for the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Quebec City and was the trainer for Team Canada’s U-18 ball hockey squad at the 2018 International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) World Junior Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Once the 26-year-old talked with Christensen and head coach and general manager Scott Atkinson, he said it seemed like the perfect fit.
“Everything they wanted from me was what I wanted to do, so I couldn’t go wrong,” St. Jacques said. “I want to thank the entire Silverbacks organization for this opportunity to work for such a fantastic hockey team and hockey community. I look forward to working day to day with elite hockey players as well as the staff, sharing the same passion for hockey that I have.”
The Silverbacks would like to welcome Brodie to the organization.
2019-20 Silverbacks season tickets are now on sale! Call the team office at 250-832-3856 or visit https://www.sasilverbacks.com/season-tickets for more information.