SALMON ARM, NOVEMBER 14, 2016 — The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are proud to announce the hiring of Misko Antisin as Interim-Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
“Misko knows our program inside and out and how things work in Salmon Arm” Stated GM Troy Mick. He is a player’s coach who demands the most out of his players. He knows a lot of the returning players and was a part of the recruiting class of this seasons new Backs players, so the transition will be an easy one for everybody.
The fans in Salmon Arm will know Misko well as he was the Assistant coach for the Backs the last 2 seasons in Salmon Arm before taking on the GM/Head Coach reigns in Steamboat Springs, Colorado the Backs Tier 3 junior team in the USA to start this season. Antisin’s recent positions and extensive hockey experience including Assistant Coach with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks & the Westside Warriors (BCHL), Assistant Coach in the BC Major Midget League who won the BCMML Championship, 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.
“I am very excited to be back with the Silverbacks Hockey Club and the BCHL. It’s an honour to lead these young men to what would be their dream of possibly playing NCAA, CIS or Pro hockey”. Stated Coach Antisin. The fans in Salmon Arm will be proud of our work ethic & community involvement.
Misko will make his Head Coach debut Thursday night as the Backs travel to take on the Surrey Eagles.