Wednesday, February 19, 2020

BCHL News & Trades:

I found these press releases off team websites, twitter accounts, blogs or online. All Vipers news-trades are posted on this blog as soon as released-announced.

BCHL News & Trades:

Lajoy Commits To Wenatchee Wild For 2020-21 Season:

Forward Peter Lajoy has committed to the Wenatchee Wild for 2020-21. The 17-year-old from Evergreen, Colorado is playing for the Shattuck St. Mary’s Midget Prep team this season, where he has eight goals and 13 assists in 37 games. Lajoy is committed to the University of Denver for Sept. 2021.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Former Vipers Forward Lambert Named Big Ten Second Star Of The Week:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Jimmy Lambert was named Big Ten Second Star of the Week.

Lambert is in his second season at the University of Michigan, played three years in Vernon (2015-2018). In 156 games with the Vipers Lambert collected (57-goals-85-assists-142-points). Lambert attended the Calgary Flames development camp last year & the New York Islanders development camp this year.

Jimmy Lambert's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/213106/jimmy-lambert

This was posted on the Wolverines website:

Awards and Honors:

2/18/2020         Kristy McNeil

Big Ten Second Star of the Week -- Jimmy Lambert led the nation in assists with four and finished in a tie for points per game with 2.50. He had four assists and one goal as Michigan swept Wisconsin. On Friday, he scored the game-winning goal and added two assists in an 8-4 victory before adding two more assists in a 5-3 win and finished the weekend at plus-5.

Huskies Sign Ex Vipers Defenceman Gedig:

The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Kassel Huskies have signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman Curtis Gedig.

The Huskies are a professional ice hockey team based in Kassel, Hesse, Germany that play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga Hockey League.

Gedig played last season with the Fischtown Pinguins. The Pinguins are also known as REV Bremerhaven are a professional ice hockey team based in Bremerhaven, Germany. They currently play in DEL2,[2] the second level of ice hockey in Germany.

Gedig signed with the Pinguins in May 2018 only played one season in Fischtown, had two assists in fourteen games last year. Gedig played the previous season with the Stavanger Oilers. The Oilers are a Norwegian ice hockey team based in Stavanger, Norway. In 45 games with the Oilers Gedig collected (14-goals-18-assists-32-points).

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Sabres Assign Vernon Vipers Alumni Hammond To Rochester:

The Buffalo Sabres have assigned former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond to the American Hockey League Rochester Americans.

The Sabres recalled Hammond from the American Hockey League February 9th 2020.

Hammond is in his first season with the Americans/Sabres. Hammond was a free agent signed with the Buffalo Sabres July 1st 2019 was reassigned to the Americans September 22nd 2019. In 28 games this season, Hammond is 13-11-2 with a 2.59 GAA

Hammond made his Sabres preseason debut September 17th 2019 in a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hammond replaced Sabres starting goaltender Linus Ullmark halfway through the 2nd period, allowed two goals on fifteen shots.

Hammond played last year with the American Hockey League Iowa Wild. In 33 games last season Hammond went 19-14-0 with three shutouts and a 2.81 GAA Hammond & the Wild clinched a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Lake City Casino Goal Of The Game – #14 Jack Glen

This is posted on Vernonmatters.ca

Jack Glen scores 2nd of season

Feb 18, 2020 

VERNON – Vernon Viper forward Jack Glen scores his second goal of the season to help the Vernon Vipers defeat the Merritt Centennials 5-1. the victory puts the Vipers in 4th place in the Interior Conference just a point behind the Wenatchee Wild with two regular season games remaining.

Vernon 5 Merritt 1

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my entire life. I have had season tickets since 1990 and only missed four Vipers home games since 2004 and 45 home games since 1990. I'm not a journalist, writer, reporter or work for the Vernon Vipers. I don't get paid for doing this blog and do this blog on my own personal time. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 1.7 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't attend or watch today's Vipers game, here are my thought's and views from today's game. You may agree or disagree but we all have our own opinion on the game. I try to be professional and give a fare game recap from both sides. Thank you for visiting my blog.

I was at today's Vipers-Centennials game as Vernon defeated Merritt 5-1 in front of 2,082 fans at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon: Reilly Herbst
Merritt: Tanner Marshall

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Game Preview: Merritt @ Vernon:

Merritt (13-38-1-3) @ Vernon (29-23-2-1) 2pm

Today is the sixth and final regular season meeting vs the Merritt Centennials. The Vipers lead the season series 5-0

Last Game:

Saturday, February 15th Vernon defeated West Kelowna 4-2
Sunday, February 16th Merritt defeated Alberni Valley 7-4

Next Game:

Friday, February 21st West Kelowna @ Vernon
Saturday, February 22nd Trail @ Merritt

Vernon's record & stats vs the Centennials since 2002

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Vipers-Warriors Highlight's:

West Kelowna Warriors 14-31-6-3 @ Vernon Vipers 28-23-2-1 February 15th 2020

Here are the Vipers-Warriors highlight's from Saturday in Vernon. John Evans opened the scoring on a 1st period shorthanded breakaway. The Vipers would score the next three goals, with Dawson Holt leading the way with two goals. Keegan Karki made 23 saves in the win, while Johnny Derrick made 30 saves in the loss as Vernon defeated West Kelowna 4-2 in front of 2,140 fans at Kal Tire Place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlP5xtyemLY&feature=emb_logo

If The Playoffs Started Today:

This is posted on BCHLnetwork.ca

Written by Brian Wiebe on February 16, 2020

If the playoffs started today…

Mainland Division

(1) Coquitlam vs. (4) Langley
(2) Chilliwack vs. (3) Surrey

Island Division

(1) Cowichan Valley vs. (4) Alberni Valley
(2) Nanaimo vs. (3) Powell River

Interior Division

(1) Penticton vs. (6) West Kelowna
(2) Trail vs. (WC2) Prince George
(3) Wenatchee vs. (WC1) Victoria
(4) Salmon Arm vs. (5) Vernon

Lake City Casino Goal Of The Game – #6 Christian Felton

This is posted on Vernonmatters.ca

LCC Goal OF The Game

Felton Scores Game Winner

Feb 16, 2020 

VERNON – The Vernon Vipers scored three goals in the third period to defeat West Kelowna 4-2. Viper defenceman Christian Felton scored what would be the game winning goal on a pretty 2-on-1 play with Matt Kowalski setting up the play. For more details on the Vipers victory CLICK HERE.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Vernon 4 West Kelowna 2

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my entire life. I have had season tickets since 1990 and only missed four Vipers games since 2004 and 45 home games since 1990. I'm not a journalist, writer, reporter or work for the Vernon Vipers. I don't get paid for doing this blog and do this blog on my own personal time. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 1.7 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't attend or watch tonight's Vipers game, here are my thought's and views from tonight's game. You may agree or disagree but we all have our own opinion on the game. I try to be professional and give a fare game recap from both sides. Thank you for visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers-Warriors game as Vernon defeated West Kelowna 4-2 in front of 2,140 fans at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon: Keegan Karki
West Kelowna: Johnny Derrick

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Vipers-Wild Highlight's:

Vernon Vipers @ Wenatchee Wild February 14 2020

Here are the Vipers-Wild highlight's from Friday in Wenatchee. The hometown Wild held period leads of 2-0 and 4-1 while Ethan Wolthers scored twice for Wenatchee, while Dawson Holt scored both Vernon goals. Daniel Chenard made 27 saves in the win, while Reilly Herbst made 32 saves in the loss as Wenatchee defeated Vernon 5-2 in front of 2,290 fans at the Town Toyota Centre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1C45rt3LQM&feature=emb_logo

Vipers-Wild Highlight's:

This is on the Wild twitter account:

Wenatchee Wild
@WenatcheeWild1

WILD GOAL Cycle Puck On Net Tipped FINISHED!!! Noah Lugli (@noahlugli2) nets the first goal of the night finishing off a beautiful sequence to make it 1-0 mid-way through the 1st! Goal assisted by Matt Dorsey and Sam Morton.


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Game Preview: West Kelowna @ Vernon:

West Kelowna (14-31-6-3) @ Vernon (28-23-2-1) 6pm

Tonight is the fifth of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & West Kelowna Warriors. The Warriors lead the season series 3-1

Last Game:

Friday, February 14th Wenatchee defeated Vernon 5-2
Wednesday, February 12th Salmon Arm defeated West Kelowna 6-2

Next Game:

Monday, February 17th Merritt @ Vernon
Monday, February 17th Trail @ West Kelowna

Vernon's record & stats vs the Warriors since 2006

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Wenatchee 5 Vernon 2

Scoring 

1st

9:48 WEN Noah Lugli (4) ASST: Matt Dorsey (21), Sam Morton (15) 
14:14 WEN Dylan Herzog (3) ASST: Tanner Main (17), Tyler Young (28) (PP)

2nd

4:28 VER Dawson Holt (18) ASST: None 
7:38 WEN Sam Morton (9) ASST: None (SH) 
11:18 WEN Ethan Wolthers (5) ASST: Drew Bavaro (20), Sam Morton (16)

3rd

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Vernon Vipers 2020 Valentine’s Day Special Video:

This is posted on hockeytube.net

Vipers 2020 Valentine’s Day Special

February 14, 2020 HockeyTube 

Vipers 2020 Valentine’s Day Special – It’s been a long time tradition that every Valentine’s Day the Vernon Vipers talk about love and romance. This time around Viper captain Connor Marritt makes a return to the special while joined by Nicholas Kent, JoJo Tanaka-Campbell, Cam MacDonald, Brett Fudger and Jack Glen. The boys talk about their perfect date, best Valentine’s Day gift and who on the team in unlucky in love!

Game Preview: Vernon @ Wenatchee:

Vernon (28-22-2-1) @ Wenatchee (27-22-3-1) 7:05pm

Tonight is the sixth and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Wenatchee Wild. The Vipers lead the season series 4-1

Last Game:

Sunday, February 9th Vernon defeated Trail 5-3
Saturday, February 8th Wenatchee defeated Langley 3-2

Next Game:

Saturday, February 15th West Kelowna @ Vernon
Saturday, February 15th Chilliwack @ Wenatchee

Vernon's record & stats vs the Wild since 2015

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Wings Release Former Vipers Defenceman Urban:

The ECHL Kalamazoo Wings have released former Vernon Vipers defenceman Zach Urban.

Urban started the 2019-20 season with the Southern Professional Hockey League Macon Mayhem. Urban is in his third season with the Mayhem was loaned to Kalamazoo, November 22 2019. In 33 games this season with the Mayhem Urban has (2-goals-4-assists-6-points) & in five games with the Wings, Urban had one goal.

Urban spent last season between the Mayhem & the ECHL Toledo Walleye. 

After playing two years at the University of Northern Michigan Urban signed his first professional contract with the Mayhem in 2017.

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Former Vernon Viper Ciocco vs Former Penticton Panther Jackson:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Josh Ciocco #15 takes on former Penticton Panthers defenceman Dallas Jackson #5 during a Vipers-Panthers game during the 2001-02 season at the Vernon Multi-Plex.


Ciocco is in his second season as an assistant coach with Merrimack College.

Prior to joining Merrimack College, Ciocco spent three seasons (2013-2016) as assistant coach with the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, before joining Brown University (2016-2018) as an assistant coach. Prior to joining the Seawolves, Ciocco was an Assistant Coach with the Milton Academy varsity hockey team and prime contributor to the U.S. Hockey Report.

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Buffalo Sabres Recall Ex Vipers Goaltender Hammond:

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond from the American Hockey League Rochester Americans.

Hammond is in his first season with the Americans/Sabres. Hammond was a free agent signed with the Buffalo Sabres July 1st 2019 was reassigned to the Americans September 22nd 2019. In 28 games this season, Hammond is 13-11-2 with a 2.59 GAA

Hammond made his Sabres preseason debut September 17th 2019 in a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hammond replaced Sabres starting goaltender Linus Ullmark halfway through the 2nd period, allowed two goals on fifteen shots.

Hammond played last year with the American Hockey League Iowa Wild. In 33 games last season Hammond went 19-14-0 with three shutouts and a 2.81 GAA Hammond & the Wild clinched a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Marritt Receives Honorable Mention For Player Of The Week:

This is posted on the BCHL website:

Cooper named Subway BCHL POW

February 10, 2020 

Coquitlam Express defenceman Drew Cooper has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9.

The Express captain led all BCHL blueliners in scoring last week. with six points in two games and led the entire league in points-per-game.

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Johnson, Remissiong & Rozsival Sign Letter Of Intent With Vernon Vipers:

According to the Chicago Mission AAA twitter account, Desmond Johnson, Nick Remissiong & Daniel Rozsival have signed a letter of intent with the Vernon Vipers.

Desmond Johnson's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/294720/desmond-@gobchl 

Nick Remissiong's Player Profile:



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BCHL News & Trades:

I found these press releases off team websites, twitter accounts, blogs or online. All Vipers news-trades are posted on this blog as soon as released-announced.

BCHL News & Trades:

Clippers Name Cyr New Scout:

The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Club has announced the appointment of Alumnus Colton Cyr as the Club’s new Victoria Area Scout. Cyr played in a Clippers uniform for four and a half seasons totaling a total of  188 games and earning himself 85 points during his time. He was also named Clippers Captain during the 2010-11 season. “The backbone of our program is our scouts and to add someone like Colton truly helps strengthen our program.”  commented Tali Campbell, Clippers General Manager “He is a Nanaimo native and played 188 games in a Clipper uniform so he understands the hard work it takes to make it in the BCHL and knows what type of talent it takes to crack the roster.” Darren Naylor who is the Director of Hockey Operations, Vice-President and Head Coach is thrilled with this addition as well “We are always looking for people to add to our scouting team and I couldn’t think of a better person than Colton. He understand the game, he understand the culture and overall understands the correct pieces to make a winning team.”

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bucks Sign Former Vipers "AP" Defenceman Leibl:

The expansion Cranbrooks Bucks have signed former Vernon Vipers "AP" affiliated defenceman Noah Leibl.

Leibl is currently playing with the Shawnigan Lake School Prep this season, played two games as an "AP" with the Vipers this year. 

Noah Leibl's Player Profile:


This was posted on the Bucks website:

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Barracuda Reassign Ex Viper Goaltender Shortridge To ECHL:

The American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda have reassigned former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Shortridge to the ECHL Allen Americans.

Shortridge attended the San Jose Sharks Prospects Development Camp In June, is in his first professional season with the Barracuda after spending the past three seasons at Quinnipiac University.

In 14 games this season Shortridge is 3-7 with a 3.71 GAA

Last year Shortridge was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year, CCM/AHCA Hockey Division I Second Team All-American & was one of five finalists for the 2019 Mike Richter Award.

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