The Salmon Arm SilverBacks are saying hello to a new goalie and congratulations to a top defenceman.
Colin Dzijacky will be exchanging his Grande Prairie Storm jersey for a SilverBacks one as he’s been traded to the Salmon Arm team in exchange for future considerations. The 20-year-old netminder, a native of Thunder Bay, Ont., was acquired by the Humboldt Broncos in December of this past season, and went 9-1 in regular season play. He held a .902 save percentage and a 2.44 GAA, and posted a 5-4 record during the playoffs as the Broncos took the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) Anavet Cup. Dzijacky also notched a 2-0 record and a shutout in his first RBC Cup game and finished with a .967 save percentage and a 0.65 GAA.
The ’Backs organization has also announced the team’s “best defenceman” of the 2011-12 season, Sean Flanagan, will be taking his talents to Minnesota State University for the 2013-14 season. The 20-year-old Kinderly, Sask. native posted 42 points in 108 games with the Kindersley Klippers before being traded to the ’Backs with whom he racked up eight goals and 23 assists in his first year.
Flanagan will join former SilverBacks Bryce Gervais and Brett Knowles at Mankato, as well as new teammate Ryan Schwalbe, adding some more flash and offensive prowess to a SilverBack heavy roster.