The Silverbacks get back into action at home tonight at 7p.m. at the Shaw Centre for the first of back-to-back home games this weekend, beginning with the Coquitlam Express.
Tonight will be the first non divisional opponent of this young regular season, after the ‘Backs 7-5 victory over the Centennials in Merritt this past Tuesday, September 15th and their 4-2 win at home over the Penticton Vees to open the season last Friday, September 11th at Salmon Arm.
The Silverbacks are tied atop the Interior Division standings with the West Kelowna Warriors, Vees and Centennials. The Vernon Vipers have three points in four games after losing 4-3 in 4-on-4 overtime last night (Friday) at home to the Express.
The Trail Smoke Eaters have one win in three games, Coquitlam is now 2-1 and tied atop the Mainland Division with the Wenatchee Wild who have won their first two games.
Ross Heidt and Taro Hirose, both second season Silverbacks each have five points in their first two games. Heidt has scored three goals, while Hirose has one goal along with four assists.
19-year-old import player Elijiah Barriga has potted two goals and one assist in his first two BCHL games, while second season forward and import, 20-year-old Nick Hutchison has one goal and two assists. Salmon Arm’s Carson Bolduc has a pair of goals after scoring twice in Merritt on Tuesday.
20-year-old Angus Redmond has played each of the first two games in goal, and has stopped 56 of 63 shots.
‘Backs head coach Brandon West with his thoughts pre-game.
The Silverbacks and Express won’t meet again until Friday, February 12th at the Lower Mainland for the back end of the season set.
The ‘Backs are set to the host the Chilliwack Chiefs tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 3p.m. at the Shaw Centre.
The Vipers host the Chiefs tonight at 6p.m., the Vees will be in West Kelowna for 7p.m. and the Smoke Eaters host the Centennials at 7:30p.m.
The ‘Backs will play back-to-back games against Mainland Division opponents as they open the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack on Thursday afternoon, September 24th versus the Langley Rivermen at 1p.m. The Silverbacks will then take on the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Friday morning, September 25th at 10a.m. for their second and final game of the Showcase at Prospera Centre.
The ‘Backs will return to Salmon Arm and begin a five game home stand, their longest of season at the Shaw Centre. The newest addition to the BCHL will be begin the home stand, as the Wenatchee Wild will visit Salmon Arm on Friday, October 2nd for a 7p.m. start.
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