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2019-20 BCHL Award winners

After a second round of voting from the 17 BCHL coaches, the league has determined the winners of the 2019-20 BCHL Awards. Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player) Kent Johnson (Trail Smoke Eaters): 52GP – 41G – 60A – 101PTS The Port Moody, B.C. product started the year as a 16-year-old, but has dominated […]

Salmon Arm’s Wolford named Shaw Community Hero Award winner

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Coalson Wolford has been named the winner of the February Shaw BCHL Community Hero Award. Wolford and the rest of the Silverbacks can often be found at local schools reading to kids, helping out minor-hockey teams in the area and acknowledging young fans at their games. […]

Salmon Arm to host 2020 Showcase Festival

Photo credit: Pure Life Photography The BCHL has announced the host team for the 2020 Showcase Festival event – the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. This will be the first time Salmon Arm has hosted the event, as it was held in Chilliwack since its inception in 2012 and was split between Chilliwack and Penticton last year. […]

Mylymok named Subway BCHL Player of the Week

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Luke Mylymok has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 2. The Minnesota-Duluth commit had five points in two Silverbacks wins last week and was named first star in both contests. On Friday, Mylymok had a goal and two assists in his team’s 6-2 […]

NCAA Roundup: 3 alums take weekly honours

It was a quiet week in the NCAA with only three conferences handing out weekly awards, but a BCHL alum was still honoured in each one. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week Nick Hutchison – Senior – Canisius College (Salmon Arm Silverbacks) Hutchison tallied six points on three goals and three assists in helping lead […]

NCAA Roundup: Christensen, Kozlowski, Scheel earn weekly NCAA honours

Photo credits: Kelly Shea (Christensen), Russ Hons (Scheel) Three BCHL alums were recognized with weekly honours in their respective NCAA conferences and several more freshmen scored their first goals. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week Blake Christensen – Senior – American International College (Wenatchee Wild) Christensen had a strong week for AIC as the Yellow […]

Langenegger earns back-to-back POW honours

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Ethan Langenegger has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 20, the league announced Monday. This is the second Player of the Week award in as many weeks for the Kamloops, B.C. native. Through two games last week, he stopped 74 of the 76 shots […]

Langenegger named BCHL Player of the Week

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Ethan Langenegger has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 13, the league announced Monday. The 19-year-old from Kamloops, B.C. won both of his starts over the weekend, stopping 53 of the 54 shots he faced and finishing with a […]

BCHL Next Generation: Salmon Arm Silverbacks

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2019-20 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The Silverbacks are coming off a year where they finished a game over .500 […]

Sampson signs on with Marian University

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Jack Sampson has announced his commitment to the Marian University Sabres for the 2019-20 season. The 20-year-old joined the Silverbacks late in the season, but had an immediate impact on the team, racking up three goals and five assists for eight points over the final 14 games of the season and […]