Silverbacks add Stewart to blueline

It may be the off season in the BCHL, but the Silverbacks brass isn’t waiting for the start of the season to become more competitive

It may be the off season in the BCHL, but the Silverbacks brass isn’t waiting for the start of the season to become more competitive. In the past two weeks, general manager, Troy Mick has made two moves to bolster the ’Backs blueline with two sizeable defensive signings.

The soon to be 19-year-old Brett Stewart comes from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

Stewart is a big 6’1 195 pound offensive blueliner who just completed his second full year in the BCHL and had career numbers this past season. In 57 games played last year he had 12 goals and 25 assists for a total of 37 points.

“Brett will be a big part of our D core this coming season.

“He is a very good all-round player who plays the game the right way. A tough two-way physical defenceman with offensive skills are not easily to come by anymore and we are thrilled that he is now a Silverback,” stated Mick.

Last week, Mick also signed 6’3, 218 pound right shot defenceman from Long Beach, N.Y., Aidan Salerno, from the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The Silverbacks main camp will get under way on Aug. 23, at the Shaw Centre.