The Salmon Arm SilverBacks added a significant piece to their forward group on Wednesday, acquiring the Canadian Junior Hockey League rights to 20-year-old Shane Danyluk from West Kelowna.
For Roberts, West Kelowna is the fifth BCHL team he’s suited up for after previously spending time in Vernon, Surrey, Trail and of course, Salmon Arm. He’s proven to be a big scorer at the junior B level, but has yet to translate those point totals to the BCHL, putting up 33 points (12g, 21a) in 117 career games.
To Salmon Arm SilverBacks:
F Shane Danyluk (94)http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=59916To West Kelowna Warriors:
F Michael Roberts (95)http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats.php?player=125331+ Future Considerations
Here’s the release from the SilverBacks:
“Shane has just completed 4 years at the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders and amassed 25 goals and 52 assists for a total of 77 pts in 248 games. Shane will be a dynamic forward for the ‘Backs this season,” states GM Troy Mick. “Shane wanted to play his last year of Junior eligibility in his hometown in front of family and friends. We are absolutely thrilled that he will be wearing a ‘Backs jersey this year. When you acquire a player of Shane’s caliber, you have to give up a good player. We wish Michael Roberts the best of luck this coming season.”
And from the Warriors:
Roberts, a native of Vernon, BC has played in 2 BCHL seasons, donning the uniform of the Vernon Vipers, Surrey Eagles, Trail Smoke Eaters, and lastly the Silverbacks.
In 117 BCHL Games, he’s scored 12 goals and added 21 assists for 33 points. Roberts also put up 49 points in 44 games, including 27 goals for the Revelstoke Grizzlies of the KIJHL in 2011/2012.
“In acquiring Michael we get a veteran player than can play in all situations,” said Head Coach Rylan Ferster, “I have known Michael for a number of years and know exactly the type of person we are bringing in.”