Skapski named Silverbacks captain

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have selected 20-year-old Mitch Skapski as their captain for the 2016-2017 season.

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have selected 20-year-old Mitch Skapski as their captain for the 2016-2017 season.

“Mitch made an immediate impact on our group last season after he was acquired from the Chilliwack Chiefs at the trade deadline,” said head coach Brandon West. “He is a leader on and off the ice and there is no doubt he will lead by example.”

Skapski recorded 11 goals and 10 assists during this year’s regular season, with four of the goals made after he was acquired from Chilliwack. Skapski also had one goal and one assist during the playoffs.

The Silverbacks are currently conducting there U.S. Spring Camps in Denver, Colo. and Simi Valley, Calif., and will be attending the BCHL AGM June 2-4 in Richmond.