Of the 4 B.C. Hockey League franchises primarily based within the Okanagan, solely group that hasn’t gained a league championship: the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
As a Salmon Arm native, Silverbacks head coach Tyler Shattock would dearly love to vary that.
“I’d like to be the primary one to take a group to the (league closing), clearly,” Tyler Shattock informed World Information.
“We’ve had some older guys right here for a few years now, so it could be a terrific expertise for these guys going off to school.”
If contract talks are any indication, Silverbacks brass are assured Shattock has the group headed in the precise route, as they handed him a two-year extension this summer season.
“I feel our older guys have performed a very good instance of coming again in form, able to go and setting a very good instance for our youthful guys,” Shattock mentioned of this season’s squad.
Salmon Arm was .500 in pre-season play, at 3-3, whereas additionally studying some precious classes within the course of.
“We simply have to be good in all three zones. It begins within the defensive zone, lock it down there,” mentioned veteran Silverbacks ahead Noah Serdachny.
“Then go have enjoyable within the offensive zone; we’re a reasonably gifted group.”
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A kind of abilities is Simon Tassy, who had one heck of hub season final yr with the Silverbacks, scoring 18 objectives in 20 video games.
The 20-year-old Quebec product is working laborious to make sure his offensive manufacturing stays on tempo this season.
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However extra importantly, like Shattock and the remainder of the Silverbacks, Tassy desires to win a BCHL championship.
“I simply need to win the ultimate sport; it’s my final season in junior, so it’s actually necessary,” mentioned Tassy.
Salmon Arm will hit the highway to start out the season on October 9, after they head to Merritt to tackle the Centennials, earlier than holding their dwelling opener on October 15, after they host the Vernon Vipers.
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