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Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ Matthew Verboon reflects on experience at World Juniors

Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ Matthew Verboon reflects on experience at World Juniors

Forward played with Switzerland, making semi-finals and playing for bronze

Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ Matthew Verboon reflects on experience at World Juniors
Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams

Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams

Trade watch will heat up as the roster freeze deadline is on Jan. 10

Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams
Silverbacks’ defenceman Akito Hirose looks for an angle around Surey Eagles’ forward Matthew McKim during their Jan. 5 game in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks win first home and away games of 2019

Perfect streak against Vernon Vipers to be tested this weekend

Silverbacks’ defenceman Akito Hirose looks for an angle around Surey Eagles’ forward Matthew McKim during their Jan. 5 game in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks dropped the PentictonVees 3-1 at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Jan. 4. The teams will rematch Jan. 6 in Salmon Arm at 3 p.m. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks triumph over Penticton in first game of 2019

The Shuswap’s junior A squad starts the year off with a bang

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks dropped the PentictonVees 3-1 at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Jan. 4. The teams will rematch Jan. 6 in Salmon Arm at 3 p.m. (Brennan Phillips/Western News)
Team Canada forward Cory Emmerton (left) and teammate Maxim Noreau fend off a Kalpa Kuopio player during the final of the 2018 Spengler Cup. Canada dropped the game 2-1 after an eight-round shootout. Photo courtesy of @HC_Men/Twitter

Canada settles for silver at Spengler Cup

BCHL alum finish with silver medal at 2018 Spengler Cup

Team Canada forward Cory Emmerton (left) and teammate Maxim Noreau fend off a Kalpa Kuopio player during the final of the 2018 Spengler Cup. Canada dropped the game 2-1 after an eight-round shootout. Photo courtesy of @HC_Men/Twitter
Team Canada celebrating one of their six goals scored against Nurnberg Ice Tigers at the Spengler Cup on Dec. 28. Photo couresty of @HC_Men/Twitter

BCHL alum net four goals for Team Canada in Spengler Cup win

Team Canada heading to the semi-final of the 2018 Spengler Cup in Davos

Team Canada celebrating one of their six goals scored against Nurnberg Ice Tigers at the Spengler Cup on Dec. 28. Photo couresty of @HC_Men/Twitter
BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup

BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup

Team Canada opened the 2018 tournament with a win over Davos

BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup
Salmon Arm Silverbacks get a point, a win and a loss in weekend games

Salmon Arm Silverbacks get a point, a win and a loss in weekend games

Overtime against Wenatchee earns a point, perfect record against Vernon remains

Salmon Arm Silverbacks get a point, a win and a loss in weekend games
Silverbacks’ forward Trevor Adams grapples for possession with Wenatchee’s Chad Sasaki during the Nov. 17 game at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks take it to overtime against Wenatchee Wild

Silverbacks earn a point, even the gap in 4-3 OT loss

Silverbacks’ forward Trevor Adams grapples for possession with Wenatchee’s Chad Sasaki during the Nov. 17 game at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images
Salmon Arm Silverbacks lock down two wins in three games on the road

Salmon Arm Silverbacks lock down two wins in three games on the road

Hometown skater Cole Nisse scores overtime winner against Surrey Eagles

Salmon Arm Silverbacks lock down two wins in three games on the road
Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

BCHL player lifts Canada West to second win at World Junior A Challenge

Chilliwack Chiefs player has a three-point performance

Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images
Silverbacks forwards Matthew Verboon and Hudson Schandor congratulate defenceman Olson Werenka’s goal against the Wild during the Nov. 17 game at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks overthrow the Powell River Kings 3-2

Two goals from Wakeford and one from Wilson seal the deal

Silverbacks forwards Matthew Verboon and Hudson Schandor congratulate defenceman Olson Werenka’s goal against the Wild during the Nov. 17 game at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Nick Unruh cuts between Jake Livingstone and Daneel Lategan of the Langley Rivermen during the Nov. 28 game. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks stopped short by Langley, Wenatchee and Merritt

Despite taking early leads, the long-game came back to haunt them

Nick Unruh cuts between Jake Livingstone and Daneel Lategan of the Langley Rivermen during the Nov. 28 game. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Silverbacks’ defenceman Cole Nisse looks for a clear passing lane as the Wenatchee Wild’s Avery Winslow circles behind the net in pursuit during the Nov. 17 game at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks fall to Wenatchee Wild in fast-paced game

Two big scoring streaks by Wenatchee leave a tough gap to close

Silverbacks’ defenceman Cole Nisse looks for a clear passing lane as the Wenatchee Wild’s Avery Winslow circles behind the net in pursuit during the Nov. 17 game at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Nick Unruh of the Silverbacks hunkers down for a face-off against Tanner Versluis of the Langley Rivermen during the Nov. 28 game in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks take OT loss against Langley Rivermen

Two goals by Justin Wilson not enough to seal the deal

Nick Unruh of the Silverbacks hunkers down for a face-off against Tanner Versluis of the Langley Rivermen during the Nov. 28 game in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm’s Andy Stevens fires a point shot headed for the top corner. It was stopped by Vernon’s Aidan Porter. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks shut-out Vernon, take OT loss against Merritt

Overtime nets ‘Backs first point of the season against Centennials

Salmon Arm’s Andy Stevens fires a point shot headed for the top corner. It was stopped by Vernon’s Aidan Porter. (John K. White/Morning Star)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks home winning streak ends over the weekend

Salmon Arm Silverbacks home winning streak ends over the weekend

Team announces Matthew Verboon has committed to Colgate University

Salmon Arm Silverbacks home winning streak ends over the weekend
Silverbacks’ forward Logan Shaw keeps his eyes up, looking to make a move around a group of Merritt players during their game at the Shaw Centre Nov. 16. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ fall in close 3-2 loss against Merritt Centennials

Home ice winning streak brought to a close by division leaders

Silverbacks’ forward Logan Shaw keeps his eyes up, looking to make a move around a group of Merritt players during their game at the Shaw Centre Nov. 16. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Silverbacks’ defenceman Olson Werenka takes a knee and slides across the ice, celebrating his goal in he firstperiod against the Vernon Vipers Nov. 10 at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks hope to keep up the home ice hot streak

Verboon commits to Colgate University; Werenka, Langenegger speak on recent games

Silverbacks’ defenceman Olson Werenka takes a knee and slides across the ice, celebrating his goal in he firstperiod against the Vernon Vipers Nov. 10 at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)