SilverBacks Name Scott Atkinson As New Head Coach

Thursday saw the Salmon Arm SilverBacks announce their newest Head Coach.

Scott Atkinson of Calgary is the team's new bench-boss and Assistant GM.

General Manager Troy Mick says that Atkinson's experiece was the biggest factor "He's a proven champion. He's won five national titles. He's coached at the highest levels in regards to College hockey - with the University of Calgary, and Mount Royal, and then obviously the last seven to eight years with the EDGE program where he's had a winning percentage of over .800"

Thursday's release says that Atkinson and his wife are familiar with the area, as they often vacation in Salmon Arm.

The 'Backs have their main training camp coming up on August 21st.