The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are thrilled to announce that they have been chosen as the host team for the 2020 BCHL Showcase Festival.
This is the first time Salmon Arm has hosted the event. It was held in Chilliwack since its inception in 2012 and was split between Chilliwack and Penticton last year.
“The BCHL Showcase is a great event that we are looking forward to bringing to Salmon Arm,” Silverbacks General Manager Brooks Christensen said. “It will be great to showcase the community of Salmon Arm and all that it has to offer. Scouts, players, parents and fans from all over will be in town, plus 18 teams showcasing their skills and competing. This has been a well-run event in Chilliwack over the years and Penticton last year. I am confident our organization and community will host a high-quality event.”
With the addition of the Cranbrook Bucks for the 2020-21 season, the Showcase Festival will see each of the 18 clubs play two regular season games at the Shaw Centre over the course of the four-day event. On top of the high-level hockey fans and scouts have come to expect, the league will focus on a festival atmosphere. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in activities to engage the local community as well as a Fan Zone with fun and interactive events for people of all ages.
“The league is thrilled to bring the Showcase Festival event to the great hockey community of Salmon Arm,” BCHL Executive Director Steven Cocker said. “The Silverbacks have been incredible league partners and are more than deserving of hosting one of the league’s premier events. We are excited to give back to the great community and fans of the Silverbacks.”
The BCHL is pleased to once again partner with BC Hockey on this event.
Schedule details and ticket sales will be announced at a later date.
Last season, 273 BCHL alumni played Division 1 College Hockey and 40 BCHL alumni suited up in the NHL.