Saturday, June 1, 2013

Larry Black joins Backs as Asst GM & Dir of Player Personnel

Press Release

The Salmon Arm SilverBacks are pleased to announce that Larry Black has joined the Backs as the New Asst General Manager & Director of Player Personnel effective immediately.

Larry for the last 6 years has been with the Vernon Vipers as Head Scout & Director of Scouting. He also worked with Vernon for 5 years prior to that as a regional scout. During his tenure with Vernon he helped them to 2 Royal Bank Cup Championships in 2009 & 2010 and also a runner up in 2011. This also included winning the Fred Page Cup 3 times, the Doyle Cup 3 times and 3 BCHL Championships.

"Larry brings a wealth of knowledge to the Silverbacks on and off the ice. He is a proven winner and has an eye for recruits like no other. He is a great recruiter and is very passionate about the players he brings in. If there is a game going on in the Okanagan he will be there” says Mick

“Blackie as he is known to his friends is also going to help me in the ASST GM role as this gives me the opportunity to go back behind the bench knowing that Larry will be helping me build Salmon Arm into a National Champion” quotes Mick

Larry lives in Vernon with his wife Gay and has 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren all living in the Vernon area.

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