Following mid-season slip, Salmon Arm prepping for hopeful long playoff run

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks came out swinging this season.

“I think we were extremely prepared,” new head coach Tyler Shattock told Global News on Thursday.

The gorillas cut a swath through the jungle to start the season, posting an impressive record of 19-6-1.

“We were physically ahead of some other teams, which gave us a leg up,” said Shattock.

By December, though, the Silverbacks couldn’t swing that second over, and welcome to the jungle wasn’t so much fun and games anymore.

The team hit the skids, going 1-8 before management stepped in, with head coach Scott Atkinson being relieved of his duties and assistant coach Tyler Shattock taking over.

A little more than a month later, Silverbacks fans say the team is back.

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