Shuswap Sports Society Pushes For 2021 Junior A Hockey Championships

Salmon Arm could host the 2021 Junior A Hockey Championships - previously known as the RBC Cup.

Nanaimo, Trail, and possibly Penticton are also set to bid for the event.

Speaking on behalf of the Shuswap Sports Society, Salmon Arm SilverBacks Operations Manager Brooks Christensen says Salmon Arm has plenty to offer "I mean we've got great hotels, facilities, restuarants, and everything is growing. I really think it's going to come down to what we can offer as a community compared to other groups, and hopefully Hockey Canada recognizes that as well."

Christensen says that community support will be key "We've been requesting letters of support from businesses and individuals - anything like that helps. We're going to be going out looking for sponsorship here in the next little while, and hopefully we can have the backing of not only sponsors that are with the SilverBacks already, but other groups that haven't sponsored in the past."

The City has already agreed to support the bid.