Though it is the off season both the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Salmon Arm Sports Inc. ownership group have been busy.
On Monday, Troy Mick was rewarded with a five-year contract extension as president and GM of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
“I’ll be able to pay my bills for the next five years,” joked Mick, who will also oversee the new Tier 3 Jr A franchise in the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League team located in Steamboat Springs, Col., which the Salmon Arm Sports Inc ownership group announced last week.
“With a passionate fan base for high school hockey, community support, and high-quality facilities, it provides the perfect fit to become a top-quality organization in the RMJHL,” stated Mick.
As Mick inked a contract extension to stay in Salmon Arm, assistant coach Misko Antisin was on his way out. Antisin will head south to take over the general manager and head coaching duties of the new club in Steamboat Springs.
“I have mixed emotions right now I am sad that I won’t be back with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks team this coming season. I am going to miss the players, fans and most of all the staff who work so hard everyday to make this proud organization run so smoothly,” said Antisin. The ’Backs will begin the search for a new assistant coach for next season immediately.