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Penticton and Salmon Arm will duke it out tonight for division lead

Penticton and Salmon Arm will duke it out tonight for division lead

Penticton Vees and Salmon Arm Silverbacks meet in Penticton tonight for Interior Division lead

Penticton and Salmon Arm will duke it out tonight for division lead
Silverbacks’ defenceman Akito Hirose moves to swing the puck around Merritt Centennials skaters as they come up behind him during a November 2018 game at the Shaw Centre. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Merritt Centennials split thrilling double-header

One game ended in overtime, the other in a high-scoring final period. Both were a treat for fans.

Silverbacks’ defenceman Akito Hirose moves to swing the puck around Merritt Centennials skaters as they come up behind him during a November 2018 game at the Shaw Centre. (File photo)
Nathan Murphy was the Snow White to the rest of his team’s seven dwarves at the Curl for Cancer event held at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre on Sunday, Nov. 3. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Salmon Arm curlers go Hollywood at Curl for Cancer event

The 24th annual fundraiser was held on Sunday, Nov. 3

Nathan Murphy was the Snow White to the rest of his team’s seven dwarves at the Curl for Cancer event held at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre on Sunday, Nov. 3. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Sicamous Eagles

Sicamous Eagles mauled by Revelstoke Grizzlies in double-header losses

The Sicamous squad reatins third place in their division after two weekend losses.

Sicamous Eagles
Lew Dies curls in his ringmaster costume at the circus-themed 2018 Curl for Cancer event at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre. (File photo)

Public invited to drop in for silent auction at Salmon Arm’s Curl for Cancer

All funds raised on Nov. 3 go to Canadian Cancer Society to support programs locals use

Lew Dies curls in his ringmaster costume at the circus-themed 2018 Curl for Cancer event at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre. (File photo)
League-leading Salmon Arm Silverbacks pick up two wins in Wenatchee

League-leading Salmon Arm Silverbacks pick up two wins in Wenatchee

The Salmon Arm squad’s record sits at 15-3, the best in the BCHL

League-leading Salmon Arm Silverbacks pick up two wins in Wenatchee
Sicamous Eagles

Sicamous Eagles break even in weekend games

The Eagles lost to the Chiefs and then beat the Coyotes with a third period offensive surge.

Sicamous Eagles
Race director Mark Bendall of host school Vernon Secondary goes over instructions at the starting line for the junior runners at the North Zone high school cross-country running meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Okanagan runners separated by one second

Photo finish in junior boys North Zone cross-country event Wednesday at Kal Lake Provincial Park

Race director Mark Bendall of host school Vernon Secondary goes over instructions at the starting line for the junior runners at the North Zone high school cross-country running meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Silverbacks’ defenceman Cole Nisse looks for a clear passing lane as the Wenatchee Wild’s Avery Winslow circles behind the net during a game last season. The ‘Backs won their most recent meeting with the Wild at the BCHL hockey showcase in Penticton. (File Photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks beat Wild, falter against Express

The BCHL Showcase came with mixed results for the ‘Backs

Silverbacks’ defenceman Cole Nisse looks for a clear passing lane as the Wenatchee Wild’s Avery Winslow circles behind the net during a game last season. The ‘Backs won their most recent meeting with the Wild at the BCHL hockey showcase in Penticton. (File Photo)
Sicamous Eagles

Sicamous Eagles pull off win in Osoyoos, lose to Knights

Although they won an earlier meeting, the Eagles could not repeat the feat in Armstrong.

Sicamous Eagles
Vernon Panthers defenders Caden Danbrook (10) and Brady Szeman team up to stop a Salmon Arm Golds player in Okanagan Senior Varsity Football AA League action Friday, Oct. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. Vernon whipped Salmon Arm 49-7. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Vernon Panthers roll past Salmon Arm Golds

Defending BC Senior AA football champs begin league play with convincing 49-7 win at home

Vernon Panthers defenders Caden Danbrook (10) and Brady Szeman team up to stop a Salmon Arm Golds player in Okanagan Senior Varsity Football AA League action Friday, Oct. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. Vernon whipped Salmon Arm 49-7. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
Sicamous Eagles

Sicamous Eagles cap off road trip with win in Nelson

Victory follows losses in Spokane and the Beaver Valley

Sicamous Eagles
Warriors lose to Silverbacks, continue losing streak

Warriors lose to Silverbacks, continue losing streak

The West Kelowna Warriors lose 4-1 to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Warriors lose to Silverbacks, continue losing streak
William Poirier is the newest addition to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks after having played four seasons with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photo submitted)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks gain forward from Quebec’s Major Junior League

The 19-year-old held a 13.9 shooting percentage last season

William Poirier is the newest addition to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks after having played four seasons with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photo submitted)
The Silverbacks were able to edge the Vernon Vipers to a 4-2 win on Friday, Aug. 30. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks finish pre-season by defeating Vernon Vipers

Team wraps up pre-season with 2-0-2 record, Sept. 8 ‘Backs host West Kelowna, 3 p.m. start

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The Silverbacks were able to edge the Vernon Vipers to a 4-2 win on Friday, Aug. 30. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)
Caden Peters (front, centre) stands with his team the San Diego Junior Seals at the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) 7th Annual Junior NLL Tournament held Aug. 23-25. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm lacrosse player helps team claim bronze at national tournament

His team went into the three-day Toronto tournament considered the underdogs

Caden Peters (front, centre) stands with his team the San Diego Junior Seals at the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) 7th Annual Junior NLL Tournament held Aug. 23-25. (Photo contributed)
Ray Crampton from Vernon warms up at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s open tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm’s open tennis tournament ‘resounding success’

Kamloops, Prince George, Vernon, Kamloops figure promimently in the results

Ray Crampton from Vernon warms up at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s open tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
North Okanagan Knights double Chase Heat

North Okanagan Knights double Chase Heat

Knights begin Kootenay International Junior Hockey League preseason schedule with road win

North Okanagan Knights double Chase Heat
Eighteen-year-old Silverbacks goaltender Ethan Langenegger announced his commitment to Lake Superior State University on Thursday (Pure Life Photography).
Eighteen-year-old Silverbacks goaltender Ethan Langenegger announced his commitment to Lake Superior State University on Thursday (Pure Life Photography).
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s open tournament biggest in the Okanagan
The Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s open tournament biggest in the Okanagan