Salmon Arm SilverBacks are very proud to announce that 18 year old
Defenceman Andrew Farny has committed to play for Air Force, as of the
a native of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, joined the SilverBacks in the
offseason, after three years at various levels of the Shattucks
St.Mary's Hockey Program, where he impressed 'Backs scouts with an
effective two way game on the blue line; that's he's now showing in
Salmon Arm, with 3 goals, and 16 points at the mid-point of the season.
GM and Head Coach Troy Mick says Farny's transition to the BCHL has
been attracting attention for all the right reasons "Andrew has quickly
become an effective player, helping our blue-line, and special teams on a
nightly basis with his skating ability, and vision of the ice."
news means that two SilverBacks players have now committed to American
Military programs this week alone, as Blake Box agreed to play for the
Army Black Knights, just days ago.
Mick says it's another example of the life skills that Junior 'A'
hockey provides "There's nothing better for our coaching staff than to
see players excel on the ice, and in the classroom, while building
skills that will help them at the next level. We're very proud of
Andrew, and what he's accomplished in his first season with our team,
and as a person. We're quite excited about the future of his career
within our organization, and Air Force."
SilverBacks would like to officially congratulate Andrew, and his
family on this great news, we know there will plenty of smiles to be
shared over the Holiday season.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)