The L. Turner Contracting Salmon Arm SilverBacks Atom A Development team travelled to Williams Lake for a tournament this past weekend, and finished in second place.
Friday’s tilt saw the ’Backs face off against the hometown Timberwolves. Colby Feist opened the scoring, the first of his five in the game. Taylor Howard set up Brendan Mayes who finished with a top corner wrist shot, Connor Kociuba’s point shot found its way past the Timberwolves’ netminder, a Marino Bordin wrister and a tap-in by Connor Johnson rounded out the scoring for the ’Backs, who won 9-4.
Saturday morning the SilverBacks faced the Prince George Hornets. Feist tallied two, while Bordin and Johnson claimed singles for the ’Backs, who came out on the bright side of a 4-2 final.
Salmon Arm’s final test came from the Quesnel Thunder. Bordin (3), Ty Bailey (2) and Feist (4) scored for the ’Backs who skated away with a 9-1 victory.
After edging out Kamloops to take second place in the preliminary standings, the ’Backs matched up against the Fort St. John Flyers in the final.
A strong Flyers team proved too much for the ’Backs, who came out on the wrong side of a 10-5 contest. Leighton Boyd, Feist, Zander Stewart, Bordin and Howard scored for the SilverBacks.