Eighteen-year-old defenceman Cole Nisse has been traded to the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Pure Life Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks trade two players to Saskatchewan league

Trades were made in exchange for future considerations

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have completed two trades to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations.

Goaltender Tanner Martin and defenceman Cole Nisse will now play with the SJHL’s Melfort Mustangs and Nipawin Hawks, respectively. The decision was made so the players can advance their careers and keep options open for the Silverbacks according to a release.

Read more: One win, one loss for Silverbacks’ first exhibition games

Read more: Silverbacks alum Shane Hanna signs with team in Denmark

Martin was one of three goaltenders invited to 2019 main camp, after playing for the Tisdale Trojans of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League the past two seasons. The St. Brieux, Sask. native played in both exhibition games against the West Kelowna Warriors on Aug. 23 and 24.

“We’re trying to find the best opportunity for [Martin] to extend his junior career,” said Scott Atkinson, Silverbacks head coach and general manager.

“We think both Martin and Nisse will end up being players, it’s just right at this moment in time there’s not an opportunity here for them to do what they need to do to get better.”

Read more: Former Silverback Chase Priskie to play in big show

Read more: Roster turnover has Silverbacks head coach excited for coming season

Cole Nisse, who is also headed to Saskatchewan, played in 52 games last season for the Silverbacks. He recorded two goals and three assists and played in all five playoff games.

“This was a tough one because Cole is a local kid and we really spent a lot of time with him last year and expected that he was going to be here this year,” Silverbacks head coach and general manager Scott Atkinson said. “But we felt that the group that we brought in just sort of pushed him from our team and we wanted to try to find him a spot where he could develop as a hockey player.”

The Silverbacks have expressed their appreciation to the time and effort Martin and Nisse have put towards the team.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Man accused in Salmon Arm 7-Eleven fire pleads not guilty to breach of bail

Supreme Court trial will decide arson charges while Provincial Court will look at breach charge

Judge in Salmon Arm Provincial Court asks inmate for verdict on prison food

Prisoner provides judgment on meals, judge cautioned about 7-Eleven remarks

Landslide stops repair crew from reaching internet service tower near Salmon Arm

MyBC Datacom users in Tappen, Sunnybrae, White Lake and parts of the Salmon Valley may be affected

Salmon Arm’s Elijah Lazar wins provincial wrestling title

Lazar overcomes Parmjot Sidhu from DW Poppy Secondary in the final on Feb. 17

Chase Heat in fine form as season winds down

The team’s first playoff opponents will be the 100 Mile House Wranglers.

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

Trees Cannabis director fined $1.5M for selling marijuana

Fine follows provincial crackdown on popular dispensary

World Cup skier from Okanagan dies suddenly at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Budget 2020: B.C. Liberals blast ‘Netflix tax,’ lack of economic plan

ICBC rates still go up, except in election year, Shirley Bond says

Teen snowmobiler from Kelowna found after air force’s overnight search

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

Town of Osoyoos voices support for proposed casino

Osoyoos council voted to submit a letter of support for a proposed casino on OIB land

Most Read