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BCHL Delays Season Start to New Year Due to PHO Order

Burnaby, B.C. — The recent order that was extended this week by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) means that, as of now, BCHL players age 19 or older are not permitted to engage in any team activities, while players 18 or younger may participate in team activities under Phase 2 of viaSPORT BC’s return to […]

BCHL delays season start due to COVID-19 restrictions

Burnaby, B.C. — In accordance with the BCHL COVID-19 Safety Plan, approved by the Board of Governors, the League will adhere to Provincial Health Office (PHO) orders and schedule no games between now and midnight on Dec. 7. The result of this decision, recommended by the BCHL Return to Play Task Force, will push the […]

BCHL approves alternative scenario to guarantee 2020-21 season

Burnaby, B.C. — The BC Hockey League Board of Governors has unanimously approved a COVID-19 alternative plan to fulfill the 2020-21 season. The alternative will be implemented in the event that Provincial Health Office (PHO) regulations do not allow arena capacity that provides needed gate revenue for BCHL teams. In the case that the original […]

BCHL Announces Tentative Dec. 1 Start Date

BURNABY, B.C. – The BC Hockey League announced today that it is planning to start the 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 1, pending approval from the Office of the Public Health Officer (PHO). “We’ve been having discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since March around a safe return to play,” said BCHL […]

Catching up with the Backs Ep. 3 – Shaw & Bennett

Salmon Arm, B.C. — Salmon Arm Silverbacks broadcaster Nathan Kanter chats with Silverback forwards Logan Shaw and Drew Bennett over Zoom in the video below. The veterans share how the locker room came together over the course of last season, what was the difference in their first-round playoff sweep over Victoria, what they’re most looking forward […]

Silverbacks Add Assistant Coach Derek Damon

Salmon Arm, B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are pleased to announce the hiring of 39-year-old Derek Damon as an assistant coach and director of player development for the 2020-21 BCHL season. Damon, a native of Bangor, ME, retired from pro hockey this past spring after a 14-year career, 12 seasons of which were spent in […]

Silverbacks Acquire Minnesota-Duluth Commit Loney

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are thrilled to announce the acquisition of 17-year-old forward Carter Loney following a pair of trades: first, sending forwards Noah Wakeford and Coalson Wolford to the Trail Smoke Eaters in exchange for forward Matt Osadick and future considerations, and then subsequently moving Osadick and future considerations to the […]

Catching up with the Backs Ep. 2 – Kohonick & Matta

Salmon Arm, B.C. — Salmon Arm Silverbacks broadcaster Nathan Kanter chats with new players Riley Kohonick and Lucas Matta over Zoom in the video below. Kohonick is a goaltender acquired this off-season, while Matta is a new commit who was a defenceman at Lake Forest Academy the last two seasons. The boys give some background on […]

Silverbacks Move Newhook; Acquire Fischer from MJHL

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have made a pair of trades, sending 20-year-old defenceman Devan Newhook to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Notre Dame Hounds in exchange for Jayce Nikbaht, and then subsequently moving Nikbaht and future considerations to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Winnipeg Blues in exchange for 17-year-old forward Braden Fischer. […]

Backs Acquire Colgate Commit Panetta from OJHL’s Dukes

Salmon Arm B.C. — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have acquired 19-year-old forward Daniel Panetta from the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Wellington Dukes, in exchange for defenceman Zach Gabruch and future considerations. Panetta, from Belleville, Ont., brings three years of junior experience with him to Salmon Arm, all with the Dukes, including 48 career playoff games at […]