Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Blazers Loan Carpendale To Vernon Vipers:

The Western Hockey League Kamloops Blazers have loaned 20 yr


old forward Tyler Carpendale to the Vernon Vipers.

Carpendale has spent the past three seasons with the Western Hockey League Seattle Thunderbirds and Kamloops Blazers. 

Here is the full press release from the Radio NL website,

https://www.radionl.com/2020/10/27/68198/

Tyler Carpendale's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/350209/tyler-carpendale

The Blazers acquired Carpendale from Seattle January 10th 2020. Here is the story from the Blazers website,

https://blazerhockey.com/article/blazers-acquire-carpendale-make-two-other-minor-trades

Rainville No Longer Listed On Vernon Vipers Roster:

19 yr old forward Jeremy Rainville is no longer listed on the Vernon Vipers roster.



Vernon Vipers roster,

https://bchl.ca/stats/roster/21/44/1?league=1

News broke loose of Rainville joining the Vipers on September 16th 2020 after spending the past two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Sheerbroke & Gatineau.. Rainville collected one goal & 1 assist in 8 pre-season games with the Vipers.

Jeremy Rainville's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/410554/jeremy-rainville

Vernon-Cowichan Trade:

The Vernon Vipers have traded 19 yr old forward Max Bulawka to


the Cowichan Capitals for the playing rights of 20 yr old defenceman Seth Bafaro and future considerations.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

https://www.vernonvipers.com/trade-alert-vipers-acquire-playing-rights-to-bafaro

Seth Bafaro's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/337764/seth-bafaro

Max Bulawka's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/326645/max-bulawka

From the Vancouver Province newspaper, Here is a story on Bafaro 

https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/junior-hockey/steve-ewen-giants-praise-hard-nosed-bafaro-as-their-unsung-hero-on-the-blueline

From the Vancouver Giants website, Here is a "Q & A" with Seth Bafaro

https://vancouvergiants.com/article/vancouver-giants-2019-offseason-q-seth-bafaro

Vernon Vipers Sign MacInnes:

The Vernon Vipers have signed 18 year old goaltender Koen MacInnes.


Here is the full press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

https://www.vernonvipers.com/signing-alert-vipers-sign-koen-macinnes

Koen MacInnes's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/422353/koen-macinnes

From thehockeywriters.com, Here is a writeup on the Saskatoon Blades goaltending duo from last season, which included MacInnes,

https://thehockeywriters.com/saskatoon-blades-goaltenders-success-2020-21/

From the Western Hockey League website, Here is a write up on MacInnes unfazed heading into the NHL draft,

https://whl.ca/article/blades-goaltender-koen-macinnes-unfazed-heading-into-nhl-draft

Penguins Select Ex Viper Cash 1st Overall With Waiver Draft Pick:

The East Hants Penguins have selected former Vernon Vipers forward Logan Cash
with their 1st overall Waiver draft pick. 

The Penguins are a Junior B hockey team that plays in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. 

Here is the full press release that is on the Penguins twitter account,

https://twitter.com/JrBPenguins/status/1320805483733725186

Cash spent the past two seasons in Vernon (2018-2020) has committed to the University of Vermont for the 2021-22 season. In 66 games with the Vipers Cash collected (13-goals-14-assists-27-points),

Logan Cash's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/266901/logan-cash

Western Hockey League Players Can Be Loaned To Junior A Teams:

The Western Hockey League announced Friday that it is allowing players to join teams at the Junior A, Junior B, and Under-18 levels on a loan-basis. Western Hockey League players will be allowed to play Junior hockey elsewhere until mid-December. Players will then attend WHL Training Camps after the holiday break.

Here is the full press release from the Western Hockey League website,

https://whl.ca/article/western-hockey-league-statement-on-temporary-player-transfers

Monday, October 26, 2020

Great Clips Legendhairy Plays With Colton Sparrow

The Vernon Vipers have a new feature on their twitter account. The Vipers will be showing weekly legendary plays/highlight's from the past. This weeks video is from 2013 former Vernon Vipers forward Colton Sparrow scores the game winner with 27 seconds remaining to give the Vipers a 3-2 win over the 1st place Penticton Vees. 

Here is the video that is on the Vernon Vipers twitter account,

https://twitter.com/VernonVipers/status/1319279818039455744

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:



Thirteen years ago today (October 26th 2007) Vernon Vipers forward Scott Zurevinski collected five points (2 goals-3 assists) in a 8-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings in front of 2,138 fans at the Vernon Multi-Plex. Bryce Christianson made 35 saves in the win, while Shane Mainprize made 32 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

https://bchl.ca/stats/game-center/3910

Scott Zurevinski's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/39146/scott-zurevinski

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Okanagan Cup: Vipers-Warriors Highlight's:

Here are the Vipers/Warriors game highlight's from October 24th 2020. The visiting Vernon Vipers blew a 3-1 2nd period lead, allowing the West Kelowna Warriors to tie the game. For a second straight night the game went to overtime. John Evans second goal of the night at 0:42 of overtime was the game winner, giving the hometown Warriors a 4-3 overtime victory and a sweep of the pre-season series. Kobe Grant made 31 saves in the loss, while Cole Schwebuis made 37 saves in the win.

Here are the Vipers/Warriors game highlight's from the West Kelowna Warriors youtube page,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLmiM_S3yY_Os7nNgF-REtGb7BbLwhwmfV&v=ba-UQ4drZm8&feature=emb_logo

Here is the full game recap from the Vernon Vipers website,

https://www.vernonvipers.com/after-the-buzzer-vipers-downed-in-extra-time

Here is the full game recap from the West Kelowna Warriors website,

https://www.westkelownawarriors.ca/recap-warriors-raise-5000-for-bc-cancer-foundation-after-overtime-win

Stienburg Scraps Donahoe:



On a delayed penalty just before the halfway mark of the 2nd period Friday night in West Kelowna, with the Vipers leading 3-2 West Kelowna Warriors forward Matthew Stienburg drops the gloves with Vernon Vipers defenceman Hunter Donohoe.

Here is the fight/video from Hockeytube.net's website, 

http://www.hockeytube.net/2020/10/24/stienburg-scraps-donahoe/ 



Saturday, October 24, 2020

Okanagan Cup: Exhibition: West Kelowna 4 Vernon 3 Overtime

The hometown West Kelowna Warriors sweep the home & home series after a 4-3 overtime win on John Evans game winner. For a second straight game the Vipers blow a 3-1 2nd period lead, allowing the Warriors to tie the game. Vernon outshot West Kelowna 41-35 The Warriors win the pre-season series going 4-0 vs Vernon. 

Boxscore-Game Summary, 

https://bchl.ca/stats/game-center/9871 

Game Report, 

https://lscluster.hockeytech.com/game_reports/official-game-report.php?lang_id=1&client_code=bchl&game_id=9871 

Text Box Score, 

https://lscluster.hockeytech.com/game_reports/text-game-report.php?lang_id=1&client_code=bchl&game_id=9871


Okanagan Cup: Game Preview: Exhibition Vernon @ West Kelowna:


Vernon (2-4-0-1) @ West Kelowna (4-4-0-1) 7pm

Tonight is the fourth and final exhibition meeting between the Vernon Vipers & West Kelowna Warriors. The Warriors lead the pre-season series 3-0

Last Game:

October 23rd West Kelowna 4 Vernon 3 Shootout

Next Game:

October 30th Vernon @ Salmon Arm
November 6th West Kelowna @ Salmon Arm

Vernon's record & stats vs the Warriors since 2006

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Okanagan Cup: Vipers-Warriors Highlight's:

Here are the Vipers/Warriors game highlight's from October 23 2020. Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Nick Ardanaz lead the Warriors with two points, while Will Arquiett lead the Vipers with two points. Former Vernon Vipers forward Elan Bar-Lev-Wise scored the game winner in the shootout, giving West Kelowna a 4-3 shootout victory. Vernon outshot West Kelowna 28-20 

Here are the game highlight's from the Vernon Vipers youtube page,

Hytec Vernon Vipers Post Game Interview With Jason McKee:

The Vernon Vipers blew a 3-1 lead early in the 2nd period, before falling 4-3 in a shootout to the visiting West Kelowna Warriors. 

Here is Vernon Vipers Head Coach/GM Jason McKee's post game interview that's on the Vernon Vipers youtube page,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frvS0VxFwFc&feature=emb_logo

Friday, October 23, 2020

Okanagan Cup: Exhibition: West Kelowna 4 Vernon 3 Shootout

The hometown Vernon Vipers blew a 3-1 2nd period lead, allowing the visiting West Kelowna Warriors to even the score at three. No scoring in the 3rd after the Vipers outshot the Warriors 10-5 in the 3rd. No scoring in overtime before former Vernon Vipers forward Elan Bar-Lev-Wise scored the shootout winner, giving the West Kelowna Warriors a 4-3 shootout victory. Vernon outshoots West Kelowna 28-20 The Warriors improve to 4-4-0-1 with the win, while the Vipers fall to 2-4-0-1

Boxscore-Game Summary,

https://bchl.ca/stats/game-center/9864 

Game Report,

https://lscluster.hockeytech.com/game_reports/official-game-report.php?lang_id=1&client_code=bchl&game_id=986

Text Box Score,

https://lscluster.hockeytech.com/game_reports/text-game-report.php?lang_id=1&client_code=bchl&game_id=9864

Kelowna Rockets Goaltenders Join Warriors This Weekend As Emergency Replacements:


The Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets have allowed their two goaltenders, Roman Basran & Cole Schewbuis to join the West Kelowna Warriors this weekend, on an emergency basis.

Here is the full story from Castanet.net, 

https://www.castanet.net/news/BCHL/314248/Kelowna-Rockets-goalies-will-fill-in-as-emergency-replacements-for-the-BCHL-Warriors-this-weekend






On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:


Fifteen years ago today (October 23rd 2005) Vernon Vipers forward Hunter
Bishop scored twice and added three assists in a 7-2 victory over the hometown Surrey Eagles in front of 872 fans at the South Surrey Arena. Vernon outshot Surrey 51-22 Jon Olthuis made 20 saves in the win, while Joel Quirion & Pierre-Oliver Bousquet combined for 44 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

https://bchl.ca/stats/game-center/2788

Hunter Bishop's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/18249/hunter-bishop

Okanagan Cup: Game Preview: Exhibition West Kelowna @ Vernon:


West Kelowna (3-4-0-1) @ Vernon (2-4-0-0) 6pm

Tonight is the third of four exhibition meetings between the Vernon Vipers & West Kelowna Warriors. The Warriors lead the season series 2-0

Last Game:

October 17th Vernon 4 Salmon Arm 3 Overtime
October 17th Penticton 6 West Kelowna 0

Next Game:

October 24th Vernon @ West Kelowna

Vernon's record & stats vs the Warriors since 2006

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Former Vernon Viper Porter Jr Joins Wild:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender James Porter Jr is one of at least eight players from the Western Hockey League that will join the Wenatchee Wild in Idaho for scrimmages this week. 


Here is the full story from Gregg Drinnan's blog,

https://greggdrinnan.com/2020/10/21/bedard-makes-swedish-debut-with-hk71-blades-coach-really-new-hip-guy-beyak-ready-to-get-back-to-work/

On October 16th 2020, the Wenatchee Wild announced due to COVID-19 the team will be travelling to Coeur d'Alene, ID. Alongside the Wild team will be 10-16 Western Hockey League players joining the Wild camp on a limited basis to participate in scrimmages.

Here is the full press release from the Wild website,

https://www.wenatcheewildhockey.com/blog/wild-announce-coeur-dalene-scrimmage/ 

Porter Jr is entering his second season with the Western Hockey League Spokane Chiefs. In 10 games last year with the Chiefs, Porter Jr went 8-2 with a 1.94 GAA. 

Porter Jr started last season with the Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets before being reassigned to the Vernon Vipers November 4th 2019. Porter Jr played nine games with the Vipers, going 3-6 with a 2.59 GAA before the Rockets traded his rights to the Western Hockey League Moose Jaw Warriors November 24th 2019. Porter Jr never played a game with the Warriors, left the Vipers after Moose Jaw traded his rights to Spokane January 3rd 2020.

James Porter Jr's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/337758/james-porter-jr.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Ex Viper Forward Ho Suspended:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Ho has been suspended two games for
receiving a major penalty and a game misconduct for checking from behind.

Here is the report from the BCHL website,

https://bchl.ca/discipline

Ho is in his second season with the Penticton Vees. In 7 games this pre-season Ho has (1-goal-3-assists-4-points). Ho started the 2018-19 season with the Western Hockey League Saskatoon Blades. Ho went pointless in four games before being released. The Vees acquired Ho's playing rights from the Central Canada Hockey League Kanata Lasers October 23rd 2019. In 42 games with Penticton last season, Ho collected (13-goals-11-assists-24-points).

Ho played parts of two seasons with the Western Hockey League Vancouver Giants (2016-2018) before signing with the Vernon Vipers November 30th 2018. Ho collected (3-goals-9-assists-12-points) in 30 games with the Vipers. The Vipers traded Tyler Ho, Will Dow-Kenny, Coleton Bilodeau & future considerations June 26th 2019 to the Central Canada Hockey League Kanata Lasers for Connor Sleeth.

Tyler Ho's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/350228/tyler-ho

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Former Vipers Goaltender Derrick Injured:


Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Johnny Derrick left Friday's game vs the visiting Penticton Vees with an undisclosed injury. Derrick left the pre-season game before the 2nd period started. Derrick & the West Kelowna Warriors lost 7-3 In 5 games with the Warriors this pre-season Derrick is 2-2 with a 1.86 GAA

Boxscore-Game Summary,

https://bchl.ca/stats/game-center/9850

Here is the game recap from the West Kelowna Warriors website,

https://www.westkelownawarriors.ca/recap-vees-take-advantage-of-downed-warriors-friday 

Derrick is in his second season with the Warriors. Last year Derrick went 10-17 with the Warriors posting two shutouts and a 3.30 GAA. Derrick played two seasons at West Vancouver Academy Prep school before joining the Warriors.

Derrick attended the Vernon Vipers spring camp & training camp in 2017 & 2018 also played in a few exhibition games in 2017 & 2018 before being cut/released. Derrick was an affiliated player "AP" with the 2018-19 Vernon Vipers.

Johnny Derrick's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/439823/johnny-derrick

Episode 23 Vernon Vipers Voices With Petr Chytka

The new episode of Vipers Voices is available now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OkNV85ayLY&feature=emb_logo

Vernon Vipers Voices catches up with former Vernon Vipers forward Petr Chytka.

Here is the full tweet/video from the Vernon Vipers twitter account,

https://twitter.com/VernonVipers/status/1317219396029345793

Monday, October 19, 2020

Former Vipers Feist & Fudger Not Listed With Capitals:



Former Vernon Vipers forwards Colby Feist & Brett Fudger are not listed

 on the Cowichan Capitals roster. The Vernon Vipers traded Feist, Fudger & future considerations October 13th 2020 to Cowichan for Will Arquiett.

Cowichan Capitals roster,

https://bchl.ca/stats/roster/10/44/1?league=1

Colby Feist's Player Profile: 

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/562482/colby-feist

Brett Fudger's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/566699/brett-fudger

Great Clips Legendhairy Plays With Jesse Lansdell:

The Vernon Vipers have a new feature on their twitter account. The Vipers will be showing legendary plays/highlight's from the past weekly. This week's video is from 2017 Former Vernon Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell scores the final goal in a 5-1 victory over the Penticton Vees to force Game 7 in the Interior Conference Finals. 

Watch the video on the Vernon Vipers twitter account,

https://twitter.com/VernonVipers/status/1316592343584178176

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Okanagan Cup: Vipers-Silverbacks Highlight's:

Here are the Vipers-Silverbacks highlight's from October 17th 2020, The visiting Vernon Vipers swept the home & home series on Jo Jo Tanaka's overtime winning goal at 2:28 of overtime giving Vernon a 4-3 overtime win. Vernon outshot Salmon Arm 41-25 Kobe Grant made 22 saves in the win, while Liam Vanderkooi made 37 saves in the loss. With the win Vernon improves to 2-4 while Salmon Arm falls to 1-5

Here are the game highlight's from the Vernon Vipers youtube page,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGgq-VCg8MA&feature=emb_logo

Here is the full game recap from the Vernon Vipers website,

https://www.vernonvipers.com/after-the-buzzer-vipers-need-ot-win-4-3

Here is the full game recap from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks website,

https://www.sasilverbacks.com/silverbacks-grab-a-point-vs-vipers-fall-in-ot

BCHL News & Trades:

BCHL News & Trades:

Prince George-Swan Valley Trade:

https://www.sprucekings.bc.ca/spruce-kings-trade-zloty-to-swan-valley

2022 Centennial Cup Receives Additional $150,000 From City Of Estavan:

https://www.cjhlhockey.com/en/1583-2

Centennials Name Dallazanna Captain:

https://www.merrittcentennials.com/centennials-announce-leadership-group

Tuba Commits To Eagles:

https://www.surreyeagles.ca/defender-hayden-tuba-commits-to-team-for-next-season

City To Re-Open RMCA In Time For Spruce Kings Season:

https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/city-to-reopen-rmca-in-time-for-spruce-kings-season-1.24215734

Smoke Eaters Name Schiavon Captain:

https://www.trailsmokeeaters.com/smoke-eaters-announce-2020-21-team-captain

Grizzlies, Other Island Teams Stay Safe So Far In Sports Re-Start:

https://www.victoriagrizzlies.com/grizzlies-other-island-teams-stay-safe-so-far-in-sports-re-start


Saturday, October 17, 2020

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:


Twelve years ago today (October 17th 2008) Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond made 25 saves in a 3-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials in front of 392 fans at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, to record back to back shutouts. Hammond made 23 saves October 15th 2008 for his first shutout of the season after a 7-0 victory over the visiting Quesnel Millionaires. 

Boxscore-Game Summary,

https://bchl.ca/stats/game-center/4138 

Andrew Hammond's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/38007/andrew-hammond