Evan Buhler

Vees’ captain Nicholas Jones digs for a puck as Salmon Arm’s goaltender Nic Tallarico attempts to corral the loose puck an a game in Penticton on Friday.

‘Backs and Vees split series

The Silverbacks will head into the Christmas break on a positive note as they downed the Vees, splitting their home-and-home series.

Vees’ captain Nicholas Jones digs for a puck as Salmon Arm’s goaltender Nic Tallarico attempts to corral the loose puck an a game in Penticton on Friday.
Playing rough: Nathan Iannone makes a pass from behind the net as he is checked into the boards by Connor Clouston during a game

’Backs and Vipers play to draw

The Silverbacks extended their unbeaten streak to a season-high four games, after settling for a 4-4 draw against Vernon

Playing rough: Nathan Iannone makes a pass from behind the net as he is checked into the boards by Connor Clouston during a game
Dedicated boxer: Jordyn Konrad poses with her championship belt she received for winning her first bout in North Vancouver two weeks ago.

Konrad strives for perfection

Making a switch: SFU swimmer-turned-boxer excels in the ring

Dedicated boxer: Jordyn Konrad poses with her championship belt she received for winning her first bout in North Vancouver two weeks ago.
Thirteen-year-old Braidy Parkes is the first girl to be named team MVP of any Shuswap Minor Football team. She received the honour Sunday during the associations awards ceremony.

Major honour for Salmon Arm minor football’s Braidy Parkes

Braidy Parkes became the first girl to be awarded a team MVP award in the Shuswap Minor Football Association.

Thirteen-year-old Braidy Parkes is the first girl to be named team MVP of any Shuswap Minor Football team. She received the honour Sunday during the associations awards ceremony.
Tough to stomach: Carson Bolduc and goaltender Trevin Kozlowski react after losing 5-4 in double overtime to Wenatchee in a game at the Shaw Centre on Sunday.

Weekend spoiled by Caps, Wild

Three games under new interim head coach Misko Antisin and the Silverbacks have yet to score a win

Tough to stomach: Carson Bolduc and goaltender Trevin Kozlowski react after losing 5-4 in double overtime to Wenatchee in a game at the Shaw Centre on Sunday.
Jim and Marcia Beckner perform in the inaugural Dancing With the Shuswap Stars fundraising event for the Larch Hills Chalet expansion project at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Friday

VIDEO: Shuswap Stars dance for Larch Hills

Eleven couples braved the dance floor in the inaugural Dancing With the Shuswap Stars fundraising event.

Jim and Marcia Beckner perform in the inaugural Dancing With the Shuswap Stars fundraising event for the Larch Hills Chalet expansion project at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Friday
The Silverbacks Connor Sundquist is stripped of the puck by the Capitals defenceman Josh Owings in a game at the Shaw Centre on Saturday

Caps’ spoil parents night for ‘Backs

The Cowichan Valley Capitals took on the home town Salmon Arm Silverbacks in BCHL action on Saturday night.

The Silverbacks Connor Sundquist is stripped of the puck by the Capitals defenceman Josh Owings in a game at the Shaw Centre on Saturday
Jacob Rubuliak cautiously navigates his way through a muddy corner of the track in the Shuswap Cross Cyclocross race at Klahani Park on Sunday

Cyclists brave muddy and wet conditions in Salmon Arm

Cold weather and muddy conditions didn't dampen the spirits at the Shuswap Cross Cyclocross event at Klahani Park on Sunday.

Jacob Rubuliak cautiously navigates his way through a muddy corner of the track in the Shuswap Cross Cyclocross race at Klahani Park on Sunday
Josh Blanchard and Grayson Constable celebrate Blanchard's goal

Special teams play lifts ‘Backs over Cents in double overtime

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks hosted the Merritt Centennials in BCHL action at the Shaw Centre on Saturday, Nov.12.

Josh Blanchard and Grayson Constable celebrate Blanchard's goal
Fisticuffs: The West Kelowna Warriors’ Parm Dhaliwal lands a punch to the back of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ Spencer Hora during a match at the Shaw Centre

Blanchard, Hora given suspensions

Following last Wednesday’s brawl against the Warriors, the league handed out their discipline

Fisticuffs: The West Kelowna Warriors’ Parm Dhaliwal lands a punch to the back of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ Spencer Hora during a match at the Shaw Centre
Sharp focus: The Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Trevin Kozlowski keeps his eye on the puck after making a blocker save in a game against the Victoria Grizzlies at the Shaw Centre on Saturday

’Backs inconsistency continues

The Grizzlies, the Island Division’s second ranked side, showed their superiority over the Silverbacks in BCHL action

Sharp focus: The Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Trevin Kozlowski keeps his eye on the puck after making a blocker save in a game against the Victoria Grizzlies at the Shaw Centre on Saturday
Braiden Epp and Quin Foreman of the West Kelowna Warriors celebrate Epps second period goal in game against Salmon Arm at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday

Warriors get third win in a row at expense of Silverbacks

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks hosted the West Kelowna Warriors in BCHL action at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Braiden Epp and Quin Foreman of the West Kelowna Warriors celebrate Epps second period goal in game against Salmon Arm at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday
Team B.C. boxing team member Dominic Barbosa practices sparring with Bulldogs Boxing coach Peggy Maerz. Barbosa will represent B.C. at nationals in April

Barbosa the boxer wants to be feared

Boxer, Dominic Barbosa as improved tremendously in the past three months and will represent B.C. at nationals in April 2017.

Team B.C. boxing team member Dominic Barbosa practices sparring with Bulldogs Boxing coach Peggy Maerz. Barbosa will represent B.C. at nationals in April
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks captain Mitch Skapski is tripped by the Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Tony Rehm in a game at the Shaw Centre on Saturday

Grizzlies take a bite out of Silverbacks

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks hosted the Victoria Grizzlies in BCHL action at the Shaw Centre on Saturday, Oct.29.

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks captain Mitch Skapski is tripped by the Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Tony Rehm in a game at the Shaw Centre on Saturday
Hardware: PMA athletes Austin Doiron

PMA athletes collect 15 medals

The trophy collection keeps on growing for Provincial Martial Arts students.

Hardware: PMA athletes Austin Doiron
Making the grab: The Pipers’ Aidan Pearce manages to make the reception despite the tight coverage by the Golds’ Tyler Chartier and Bladen Stephens on Friday

Pipers too much to handle

A slow start to the game cost the Golds as they hosted the high-flying Argyle Pipers, and remain winless

Making the grab: The Pipers’ Aidan Pearce manages to make the reception despite the tight coverage by the Golds’ Tyler Chartier and Bladen Stephens on Friday
Ray Munsie

SAS ready to hit the mats

Salmon Arm Secondary wrestling coach Ray Munsie is eager to lay out the mats for the start of an important season

Ray Munsie
Under pressure: The Silverbacks Josh Blanchard is checked by Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Sean Buchanan during Saturday’s BCHL game at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena.

’Backs go two for three on road

Moving up: Silverbacks sit fourth in Interior Division standings.

Under pressure: The Silverbacks Josh Blanchard is checked by Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Sean Buchanan during Saturday’s BCHL game at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena.
Buck Crich fires the Pumpkinator

Pumpkin Cannon draws large crowds to DeMille’s

The Pumpkin Cannon at DeMille's is also known as the Pumpkinator.

Buck Crich fires the Pumpkinator
Perfect fit: Ava Niemi gets a pair of shoulder pads fitted by Eric Forrest during the First Shift hockey program at the Little Mountain Field House on Friday

Kids get a chance to try hockey

The atmosphere was electric on Friday evening as 18 kids were fitted with their first set of hockey equipment

Perfect fit: Ava Niemi gets a pair of shoulder pads fitted by Eric Forrest during the First Shift hockey program at the Little Mountain Field House on Friday