Instructors sign on for hockey school

The Salmon Arm Hockey School will kick off its 38th year of hockey operation in Salmon Arm this August at Shaw Centre

Hockey school: The Salmon Arm Hockey School will kick off its 38th year of hockey operation in Salmon Arm this August.

Hockey school: The Salmon Arm Hockey School will kick off its 38th year of hockey operation in Salmon Arm this August.

The Salmon Arm Hockey School will kick off its 38th year of hockey operation in Salmon Arm this August at Shaw Centre.

The hockey school has offered programs for all ages from 5 to over 70 years old.

Heading the list of instructors will be power skating instructor Aaron Konecsni who returns for his 10th year as head instructor of the junior and senior elite sessions.

Brad Fox, the veteran coach of the Chase Heat of the KIJHL, has officially agreed to be the head instructor for the skate and skills programs.

Fox is a highly respected instructor in B.C. and returns for his second year.

He will be assisted by Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association coach of the year, Gregg Patterson. Patterson will be overseeing the fundamental program as well.

The hockey school is pleased to announce that Marty Floris will be heading up the defencemen camp.

Current Michigan Tech player, Shane Hanna and University of Las Vegas player, Bryden Marsh, will join the staff once again.

Both had outstanding junior years with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Garick Gray, former RBC Cup winner with Portage La Prairie and now with Lakehead University will join Hanna and Marsh.

Heading the goaltending school will be Travis Hoy from Vernon.

Hoy has worked with minor hockey goalies in the North Okanagan and the Salmon Arm area for the past few years.

It expected that Cody Franson of the Buffalo Sabres and Curtis Lazar will make their annual guest appearance during the hockey school once again.

For more information on the hockey school programs, please contact the hockey school office at 250-832-4511 or visit the hockey school website at www.salmonarmhockeyschool.com.