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The Salmon Arm SilverBacks will host three separate spring evaluation camps, during the off-season.

The Salmon Arm SilverBacks will host three separate spring evaluation camps, during the off-season.

They begin in Salmon Arm, where the first spring camp will take place from May 2 to 4 at the Shaw Centre.

Next SilverBacks hockey staff head south of the border for camps that run from May 16 to 18, and May 30 to June 1, in Simi Valley, Calif., and Denver, Colo., respectively.

SilverBacks head coach and general manager Troy Mick says having camps in three different locations will allow his staff a good look at a list of players from across the continent.

“Last year was our first foray into California for a spring camp, and we found a lot of positives in that experience, along with exceptional players such as Taylor Maruya, and Thomas Plese.”

Mick says three Colorado faces on the current roster make the trip to Denver one to be excited about.

“Landon Smith, Evan Anderson and Andrew Farny have been extremely important players for us this season, so we felt Colorado would be a natural addition to our search for talent in the USA.”

He says those three players will be involved in the process, too.

“They will be helping us out at camp and sharing what the SilverBacks organization has done for them, and we’re very excited to able to build on the experience that started last spring.”

Mick says there will be plenty of eyes on the players at these three camps, noting that the entire SilverBacks coaching and hockey operations staff will be involved in these unique Junior A experiences.

Interested parties can find further information on the SilverBacks website,  www.sasilverbacks.com, under the ‘camps’ tab.