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June 23,2014(ISN) – Salmon Arm, BC – The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Hockey Club is excited to announce Misko Antisin is joining our growing team as Assistant Coach effective immediately. Antisin’s recent positions and extensive hockey experience including Assistant Coach with the Westside Warriors (BCHL), Assistant Coach in the BC Major Midget League who won the BCMML Championship this past season, and his experience as an Associate Coach and professional Coach in Switzerland are just a few reasons we’re excited to welcome him to the Silverbacks.

Misko Antisin, of Vancouver, BC , played his minor hockey days at Kerrisdale/Point Grey. At the age of 15 he joined the BCHL and played with the Cowichan Valley Capitals and then with the Kelowna Buckaroos. Antisin’s last junior stop was in Victoria where he captained the WHL Victoria Cougars. As a free agent, he then signed with the Boston Bruins for two training camps in 1984 & 1985.

Antisin then headed over to Switzerland for an 18-year career in professional hockey. During those years he captured 3 championships with 3 different clubs. He played on the Swiss National team in 1992, 1993 & 1998, achieving two 4th place rankings among the IIHF world’s best nations in 1992 & 1998. Antisin’s most recent playing accomplishments included two consecutive Allan Cups – one in 2005 with Horse Lake (NPHL) and the second winning the Allan Cup with Powell River (BCHL) in 2006.

Brandon West, Head Coach said, “We are very excited to announce that we have hired Misko Antisin as the team’s new Assistant Coach. I have known and coached with Misko for many years and he brings a lengthy playing and coaching resume to our program. He is a tremendous skill development coach and will be a huge asset to our players and our program.”

Welcome aboard Misko!