David Killip grew up playing hockey in Kelowna and was Director Of Player Development at WMU and is recently became an assistant coach with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
Killip started his hockey career playing minor hockey in Kelowna, B.C., and played a season with the BCMML Okanagan Rockets before joining the KIJHL Chase Chiefs.
The right winger then joined the Salmon Arm Silverbacks from 2008 to 2011 including wearing the ‘C’ for the 2010-11 season. He recorded 148 points including 63 goals and 85 assists earning a scholarship to attend Western Michigan University.
He pursued an MBA from WMU’s Haworth College of Business, and assisted the coaching staff in analyzing the development of the student-athletes, recognition of skill sets and areas of improvement for the team and helped monitor academic progress of the team.
“He was a leader as a player, a captain and did a great job as a coach. In his new position he really helped the program on and off the ice. He will be missed.” - Andy Murray
Killip also had stint with the Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association after graduating from WMU. He played in 47 career games in the Brown & Gold before an injury ended his playing career prematurely. He just recently accepted a full time position as an Assistant Coach with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.