Salmon Arm SilverBacks Abundant Specialty Advertising Atom B Development team, coached by Gerry Rasmuson and Brad May, ended their regular season with two games last weekend. Next weekend they head to Penticton for playoffs.
The last home game of the season had the SilverBacks facing the Westside Warriors on Saturday. The game was an even match through the first period with no goals from either team but the Warriors were the first to score with a goal at the start of the second. The SilverBacks tied the game with a great shot by Matt Bushell, and defenceman Kai Fazan came in on an amazing single-handed deke, giving the ’Backs a 2-1 lead. With solid goaltending by Rod May, the ’Backs gained momentum as Matt Bushell got his second goal of the night with Austin York sealing the deal making it a 4-2 win for the SilverBacks.
Looking to take a second win, the ’Backs faced off against Revelstoke, The Grizzlies, however, came out hard with three goals in the first period. But the ’Backs came back with a tip-in goal by Justin Schielke and an unassisted goal by Damian Earl. Despite outstanding goaltending by Carson Irmen, the ’Backs had to settle for a 3-2 loss in the final game of the regular season