Mitchell commits to Michigan Tech

MMitchellThe Salmon Arm Silverbacks are proud to announce that forward Marcus Mitchell has committed to the Michigan Tech Huskies of the for the 2018-19 season.

“Marcus had a very good rookie season last year and put himself on the radar with many NCAA schools to start this season and after his visit a few weeks ago to Houghton, Michigan he was sold,” said GM Troy Mick. Marcus is a player who works hard everyday at his game and is very deserving of his scholarship to the Huskies.”

Michigan Tech has four Salmon Arm alums on their current roster in Alex Gillies, Shane Hanna, Evan Anderson and Angus Redmond. In all, there will be 13 BCHL graduates on the Huskies roster this season with Gavin Gould, Chris Gerrie, Dane Birks, Reid Sturos, Jake Jackson, Jake Lucchini, Mason Blacklock, Brent Baltus and Devin Kero.

“Today is an exciting day for Marcus and his family,” said Silverbacks head coach Brandon West. “We are very proud of Marcus and we look forward to seeing him in Huskies yellow and black in the future.”

Mitchell is looking forward to the opportunity and he appreciates the support he’s had on the way.

“Playing college hockey has always been a goal of mine and I’m grateful for the opportunity Michigan Tech has given me,” said the 17-year-old Kelowna product. “I am extremely excited for the future, not only to continue my hockey career, but to advance my academics as well. I just want to thank my family, coaches, teammates, friends and the city of Salmon Arm for everything as I couldn’t have gotten here with out them.”

The 6-foot-2, 186-pound forward had nine goals and 12 assists to go along with 67 penalty minutes last season as a BCHL rookie.