Trade Deadline deals for the Backs


SALMON ARM, January 10, 2016 — Salmon Arm Silverbacks general manager Troy Mick today announced the team has traded forward Mitch Newsome to the Coquitlam Express for future considerations. The team also announced they have acquired forward Mitch Skapski from the Chilliwack Chiefs for future considerations.

“Mitch Newsome is a very good hockey player in the BCHL and this trade will help him get more ice time for the rest of this year stated” GM Troy Mick. We are really deep this year up front and Mitch will now get an opportunity to really show what he can do.

In acquiring the 5’10 180 lbs forward Skapski the Backs will be getting a gritty hard nosed player who has WHL experience. “Mitch is a player who can put points up and is a leader on and off the ice and we wanted to address our grit factor up front going into the 2nd half and feel we have done so by this trade” says Mick

The Silverbacks would like to thank Mitch Newsome for his contributions to the team this year and wish him the best of luck in Coquitlam and welcome the newest Back Mitch Skapski to Salmon Arm.

Come see the newest player as the Silverbacks host the Vernon Vipers this Friday night at 7 PM and then the next night face the West Kelowna Warriors at 7 PM. T

Scott Harrigan
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