Hanna Earns First Team BCHL All Star Nod

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Josh Gordon

March 7, 2013, Salmon Arm, BC (ISN) – Salmon Arm SilverBack fans will be none too surprised to hear Wednesday’s news that defender Shane Hanna has been named as a 1st Team All-Star within the BCHL’s Interior Division.

The Salmon Arm native has been among the most valuable players in the league all season long, and continues to battle for the lead in defenseman scoring alongside two other 1st Team All-Stars.

Hanna’s 21 goals and 47 points have already landed him a scholarship with Michigan Tech this season; and the 18 year old is looking to build on an impressive 2012-2013 campaign as his teams has eyes on a playoff spot.

Shane is 2nd on the ‘Backs in overall points, 4th in goals and 2nd in power-play goals while leading the team with 34 assists. He also holds the honour of having a point on five consecutive SilverBack overtime goals.

The ‘Backs would like to congratulate Shane on the incredible honour! Here’s hoping you get another chance to play in front of you home town this season.

Here’s the entire list from the BCHL:

The British Columbia Hockey League is pleased to announce its all-stars for the 2012-13 season. The winners were chosen after a survey of BCHL coaches. Since the league all-star game was done away with after the 2009-10 season, the league has recognized its all-stars with first-team, second-team and all-rookie squads. This year, 12 BCHL clubs had players named to at least one of the teams. BCHL First Team Interior Conference F – Wade Murphy, Penticton Vees D – Troy Stecher, Penticton Vees F – Marcus Basara, West Kelowna Warriors D – Shane Hanna, Salmon Arm SilverBacks F – Seb Lloyd, West Kelowna Warriors G – Tyler Steel, Merritt Centennials

Coastal Conference

F – Mario Puskarich, Langley Rivermen D – Devon Toews, Surrey Eagles

F – Brady Shaw, Surrey Eagles D – Craig Wyszomirksi, Surrey Eagles

F – Luke Esposito, Chilliwack Chiefs G – Mitch Gillam, Chilliwack Chiefs

BCHL Second Team

Interior Conference

F – Regan Soquila, Merritt Centennials D – Brett Corkey, Vernon Vipers

F – John Siemer, Penticton Vees D – Josh Monk, West Kelowna Warriors

F – Brent Baltus, Trail Smoke Eaters G – Tyler Briggs, West Kelowna Warriors

Coastal Conference

F – Adam Tambellini, Surrey Eagles D – D.J. Jones, Victoria Grizzlies

F – Austin Plevy, Chilliwack Chiefs D – Bo Pellah, Alberni Valley Bulldogs

F – Phil Zielonka, Chilliwack Chiefs G – Michael Santaguida, Surrey Eagles

All Rookie Team

F – Brad McClure, Penticton Vees D – Jarrett Brown, Cowichan Valley Capitals

F – Phil Zielonka, Chilliwack Chiefs D – Dane Birks, Merritt Centennials

F – Luke Esposito, Chilliwack Chiefs G – Michael Santaguida, Surrey Eagles

For more information please contact the SilverBacks Hockey Operations at 250-832-3856 Ext 106

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