stars and SilverBacks players will take the ice Tuesday in the annual
Salmon Arm Hockey School Pro-Am Classic (7:00, Shaw Centre).
Organizer Tom Marsh has worked hard to produce what looks like a very
entertaining line-up for tonight’s game. Salmon Arm welcomes back local
minor hockey product and first round pick of the Ottawa Senators, Curtis
Lazar. After two outstanding seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings,
Lazar makes his first appearance in the summer classic.
NHL notables expected to be in the line-up include Andrew Ference and
Chuck Kobasew, who both made an appearance in the Pro-Am game a few
years ago. Ference's new Edmonton Oilers teammates, Ryan Smyth and
Jerred Smithson are also expected to attend.
Other local NHL talent this evening includes Sicamous product Cody Franson, who spent last season in Toronto.
Several SilverBacks will hit the ice tonight in advance of the team's
training camp, which begins Sunday. Tonight’s lineup will feature Bryden
Marsh, Blake Box, Shane Hanna, Mitch Ferguson, Jeff Kennedy, Alex
Jewell, Alex Gillies and Adam Clark, as well as Vernon Vipers forward
Fans attending tonight's game can win a houseboat
vacation courtesy of Twin Anchors Houseboat Company. Proceeds from the
raffle will go Okanagan College and the Pro Am Scholarship funds.
Thank you to Panago Pizza, Brushstrokes, Lakeside Printing, Tim
Horton, all volunteers and especially the players for taking part in
tonight’s summer classic. Game on!
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