The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have a few new additions to their staff that bring further experience to their lineup of coaches and offers a new support for players.
Tyler Shattock has been added to the 2018-2019 coaching staff as an Assistant Coach. From Salmon Arm, Shattock played four full seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Blazers and ended his WHL career with the Calgary Hitmen. In 2009 he was drafted in the fourth round of the NHL Draft by the St Louis Blues. Last year, Shattock played in the United Kingdom’s Elite Ice Hockey league with the Braehead Clan.
“We feel Tyler will greatly compliment the coaching staff we already have in place. He brings an addition of playing experience to our coaching staff and we feel the players will benefit working with him this season. For our players to have the opportunity to work with Tyler on skills such as shooting, technique & execution will play a crucial part in their hockey development,” said Salmon Arm Sports Inc Operations Manager Brooks Christensen.
“Scotty and Tanner have welcomed me and I can’t thank them enough. Learning from them has been an awesome experience for me. I look forward to opportunity to help grow the winning, professional culture that Scotty and Tanner have built here in Salmon Arm. I can draw from my experiences at all different levels and help the players with what can help them be successful at the junior level and also the college and pro level as well,” said Tyler Shattock.
Mike Bois has been added to the 2018-2019 hockey operations staff as an Athletic Therapist. Mike was with the West Kelowna Warriors for eight seasons winning the RBC Cup with the team in 2016. Receiving his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Lakehead University, Mike then received his Advance Certificate in Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal College.
“I am honoured to be joining the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. I want to thank the ownership group and Brooks for this opportunity. In my previous experience in the BCHL, I have heard nothing but good things from former players and staff about the community of Salmon Arm. I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to this community. I also look forward to working with Scott and the rest of the staff to help the players achieve their goals of reaching the next level and ultimately winning a National Championship,” said Mike Bois.
“The Silverbacks Organization is thrilled to be adding Mike to our staff. Not only does he bring a strong background of knowledge in his field but also experience in the BCHL and an RBC National Championship. We feel that Mike will fit right in with our current staff and be able to assist our players in all their therapy needs moving forward this season.,” said Salmon Arm Sports Inc Operations Manager Brooks Christensen.
This hire fills the position Brett Knowles leaves as he moves to Vancouver with his wife to pursue other opportunities.