Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Silverbacks Trade Former Vernon Viper Saharchuk To Langley:

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks traded former Vernon Vipers forward Matty Saharchuk to the Langley Rivermen.

The Silverbacks acquired Saharchuk from the SJHL Battlefords North Stars on July 23rd 2015 for Dustin Gorgi & future considerations. Saharchuk played one season in Vernon (2013-14) playing in 56 games collecting (3-goals-7-assists-10-points) before being traded to the SJHL Battlefords North Stars on June 9th 2014 for future considerations.  Saharchuk was part of the future considerations in the Josh Betinol trade from October 2013. The Vipers acquired forward Josh Betinol from the North Stars for future considerations on October 3rd 2013.

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Backs/Rivermen swap forwards

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - Submitted by Silverbacks Staff


October 1, 2015


The Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Langley Rivermen have swapped veteran forwards. Going to the Silverbacks is 18-year-old Mitch Newsome of Surrey, BC.  Mitch is a NCAA Michigan Tech commit player and has played 55 BCHL regular season games with Langley and Penticton and compiled 7-18-25 pts. during that time.

Going to the Rivermen is 20-year-old forward Matt Saharchuk. Matt has 2 goals in 6 games with the Backs this season and was acquired in the off-season from Battlefords of the SJHL. Both players will make their debut with their new teams Friday night.

The Silverbacks wish Matt the best of luck and welcome Mitch to the Backs family!

For more information please contact the Silverbacks Hockey Operations office at 250-832-3856 Ext 109

This is posted on the Rivermen website:


By Brandon Astle

Township of Langley, BC (Thursday, October 1, 2015) – The Langley Rivermen have completed a trade with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks to acquire forward Matthew Saharchuk (1995 born) in exchange for forward Mitch Newsome (1997 born).

Saharchuk is in his second British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) season and has recorded two goals in six games with Salmon Arm. Last season, he spent the year in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) with the Battlefords North Stars, and enjoyed his best Junior “A” season to date with 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) in 44 games. A native of Fort St. James, BC, Saharchuk brings RBC Cup experience to the roster, as he was a member of the Vernon Vipers in 2013-14 when they played host to the event.

“He is a big body that plays a physical game and possesses a strong skill set. He will add a veteran presence to our group and will fit in well to our line-up,” said Rivermen Associate Head Coach and Assistant General Manager Kurt Astle.

Newsome appeared in four games with the Rivermen this season and recorded one assist. The Rivermen would like to thank Mitch for his contributions to the Rivermen and welcome Matthew to the franchise.

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