The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have added a pair of Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) alumni for the 2021/22 British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) season.
St. George’s School student-athlete Owen Beckner and Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) student-athlete Lynden Hanvold will both make the jump to the BCHL for their rookie seasons next year.
A seventh-round pick, 137th overall by the Regina Pats in the 2020 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft, Beckner spent two seasons with St. George’s. He would record 37 points in 30 U15 Prep games during the 2019/20 season, before tallying 7 points in 4 U17 Prep games in 2020/21. The forward is originally from Victoria, BC.
Hanvold, a Kelowna, BC native, spent three seasons in the CSSHL. He would join OHA in 2018/19, tallying 15 points in 29 games. At the conclusion of his season the Vancouver Giants would select him in the tenth round, 219th overall in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. The defenseman would spend the next two campaigns in the U18 Prep division, recording 17 points in 42 games.