Troy Mick has been involved in hockey for over 40 years, as a pro player, coach, GM and now President for the past 4 years of the BCHL Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
Mick started his hockey career in the Vernon Minor Hockey system. He played Junior “A” for the Vernon Lakers from 1984 to 1986 and then major junior for the Portland Winterhawks and the Regina Pats from 1986 to 1990.
The Pittsburgh Penguins drafted him 130th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Mick played only briefly in pro hockey, playing in the minor pros from 1990 to 1993. Eight knee surgeries were significant in his early retirement.
“The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are very proud and excited to be running the new Salmon Arm Elite Hockey School. You’ll see lots of Silverbacks coaches and players taking to the ice to help develop these young hockey players on and off the ice.” - Troy Mick
He coached the Vernon Vipers from 1997 to 2000 winning his second National Champions in 1999 (Won in 1996 as an Assistant coach), the Tri-City Americans in 2001-02, the Kamloops Blazers in 2002-03, and the Vipers again in 2005-06. He was later the coach, part-owner, and general manager of the Revelstoke Grizzlies before joining the Salmon Arm Silverbacks for the last few years as GM and Vice President of the team.