West scores contract extension

Entering his third full season as head coach of the Silverbacks, Brandon West signed a contract extension

Brandon West, head coach of the Silverbacks hockey team

Brandon West, head coach of the Silverbacks hockey team

Entering his third full season as head coach of the Silverbacks, Brandon West signed a contract extension that will keep him behind the bench for another season.

“I am very grateful and appreciative of the ownership group giving me the extension and opportunity to be a part of the team and community,” stated West.

“I’ve enjoyed my four seasons here in Salmon Arm and look forward to this upcoming season and continuing on what we did last season.”

The Silverbacks hired the 31-year-old in 2012 as an assistant coach and two years later, he became the head coach in the 2014-15 season.

Silverbacks general manager Troy Mick believes West has brought the team a long way both on and off the ice.

“He’s done a great job taking it from where we were a few years ago and getting it to the stage where it’s at right now,” Mick said. “It’s great progress.”

This past season, West led the ’Backs to a 29-20-5-4 regular-season record for 69 points, finishing third in the Interior Division.

The team made the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

West’s overall record as the Silverbacks’ bench boss in two seasons is 57-41-11-7.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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