The Silverbacks will begin the search for a new assistant coach for this coming season immediately
The Salmon Arm Sports Inc ownership group is proud to announce that we have secured a Tier 3 Jr A franchise in the RMJHL. The team is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and is home to former Backs alumni Andrew Farny.
At a Press Conference held today in front of a capacity crowd at the Olympian Hall in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, it announced it would compete in the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League (RMJHL) starting in the fall of 2016.
“With a passionate fan base for high school hockey, community support, and high-quality facilities, it provides the perfect fit to become a top-quality organization in the RMJHL”, Stated Troy Mick.
“They are a perfect fit inside our existing footprint and the early support from both the community and town council has been overwhelming” explained RMJHL Commissioner Mike Gempeler. “With natural ski-town rivalries already established with Breckenridge and Aspen, the game day atmosphere with be through the roof and there will be no better place to play junior hockey.” The new team will play out of beautiful Howelsen Arena, an Olympic sized rink with the capacity to accommodate up to 1,000 loud fans.
With the news today Backs assistant Coach Misko Antisin resigned from the club and will be the 1st ever GM/Head Coach in Steamboat. “I have mixed emotions right now I am sad that I won’t be back with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks team this coming season”, I am going to miss the players’ fans and most of all the staff who work so hard everyday to make this proud organization run so smoothly.
The Silverbacks wish to Thank Misko for his time in Salmon Arm and we are a better organization because of him. We look forward to working with him in Steamboat.