Thursday, January 21, 2021

Former Vipers Goaltender Hanson Enters NCAA Transfer Portal:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Darion Hanson will explore the option of

playing one more season of college hockey somewhere else next academic year.

Here is the full press release from the Daily Gazette,

Union goalie Hanson enters NCAA transfer portal | The Daily Gazette

Hanson has played the past three seasons at Union College. Hanson was nominated for the Hobey Baker award last year. Hanson was invited to the Philadelphia Flyers development camp in June 2017, the Toronto Maple Leafs development camp in June 2018 and the Buffalo Sabres development camp in June 2019.

Hanson played parts of one season in Vernon (2016-17). The Youngstown Phantoms traded Hanson to Vernon November 18th 2016 (No details of the trade were ever announced).

Darion Hanson's Player Profile:

Darion Hanson - Elite Prospects

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Fourteen years ago today (January 20th 2007) Vernon Vipers forward

Kirk Meaver scored a hat trick in a 4-1 win over the visiting Burnaby Express in front of 2,037 fans at the Vernon Multiplex. Burnaby outshot Vernon 27-17 Nick Olynyk made 26 saves in the win, while Matthew Gordon made 13 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Burnaby Express @ Vernon Vipers Saturday, January 20, 2007 | BCHL League Site

Kirk Meaver's Player Profile:

Kirk Meaver - Elite Prospects

Brahmas Release Vipers Alumni Herbst:

The North American Hockey League Lone Star Brahmas have released

former Vernon Vipers goaltender Reilly Herbst.

No official press release from the Brahmas but Herbst is no longer listed on the teams roster. The Brahmas signed Herbst in early January 2021. Herbst was one of four goaltenders listed on the Brahmas roster but never played a game before being released in early January.

Herbst was drafted 62nd overall in round 3 of the NAHL Entry Draft by the Jamestown Rebels.

Herbst played parts of last year with the Vernon Vipers was acquired October 10th 2019 from the United States Hockey League Chicago Steel.In 34 games with the Vipers Herbst went 20-10 with 1 shutout and a 2.91 GAA

Reilly Herbst's Player Profile:

Reilly Herbst - Elite Prospects

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Icemen Place Ex Viper Martin On Reserve:

The ECHL Jacksonville Icemen have placed former Vernon Vipers forward Craig

Martin on reserve.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

ECHL Transactions - Dec. 18

Martin is in his second season with the Jacksonville Icemen. Martin started the 2019-20 season with the ECHL Adirondack Thunder was traded to Jacksonville November 26th 2019. Martin had two points with the Thunder. In 41 games last year Martin collected (7-goals-14-assists-21-points).

Martin spent four years at Quinnipiac University before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Springfield Thunderbirds April 2nd 2019. Martin didn't play a game with the Thunderbirds was released before signing with the Adirondack Thunder July 8th 2019.

Martin played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2012-2014) was traded to Alberni Valley along with future considerations for Jared Wilson October 1st 2013. In 46 games with the Vipers Martin collected (10-goals-13-assists-23-points). Martin also played in the BCHL with Alberni Valley & Trail.

Craig Martin's Player Profile:

Craig Martin - Elite Prospects

BCHL News & Trades:

BCHL News & Trades:

Silverbacks Sign Mindblad:

Backs Sign Local Product Lindblad | Salmon Arm Silverbacks (sasilverbacks.com)

Lacroix Commits To Chiefs For 2021-22 Season:

Chiefs Commit to 2005-Born Forward A.J. Lacroix for 21-22 Season - Chilliwack Chiefs

Turner Commits To Wenatchee Wild For 2021-22 Season:

WILD ADD BLUELINER WES TURNER TO 2021-22 ROSTER | Wenatchee Wild (wenatcheewildhockey.com)

Spruce Kings Add Grant To Roster:

Spruce Kings Add Grant To Roster | Prince George Spruce Kings

Rose Leaves Nanaimo Clippers For USHL:

Press Releases (youngstownphantoms.com)

Gelbard Commits To Bucks For 2021-22 Season:

BUCKS COMMIT FORWARD WALKER GELBARD FOR 2021-2022 | Cranbrook Bucks

Victoria-Nanaimo Trade:

Nanaimo Clippers Acquire Thomas Maia | Nanaimo Clippers

Allen Commits To Merritt Centennials For 2021-22 Season:

New Recruit: Tristan Allen | Merritt Centennials

Monds Leaves Grizzlies For USHL:

Victoria Grizzlies star Cody Monds bolts to USHL as part of trend | Victoria Grizzlies

Lakoduk Leaves Spruce Kings:

Lakoduk To Join AIC, Makow Joins Full Time Roster | Prince George Spruce Kings

Overson Commits To Wild For 2021-22 Season:

WASHINGTON NATIVE OVERSON COMING TO WENATCHEE | Wenatchee Wild (wenatcheewildhockey.com)

Merritt Leaves Coquitlam Express For USHL:

Stampede Add New and Old Faces to Roster (sfstampede.com)

Carogioiello Leaves Chiefs For United States Hockey League:

Muskegon Lumberjacks on Twitter: "Two players will debut in GB: 2002 F Frankie Carogioiello (red/white) and 2000 D Luke Krys (maroon). "We are excited to have them," said President of Hockey Ops Steve Lowe. "They will provide more depth and competition throughout our lineup." Welcome to Muskegon boys! #GETJACKD https://t.co/Ho2kSxyaBh" / Twitter

Monday, January 18, 2021

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Eight years ago today (January 18th 2013) Vernon Vipers forwards Andrew

Tegeler (3 goals & 1 assist) & Mason Blacklock (1 goal & 3 assists) had four point nights in a 6-4 win over the Nanaimo Clippers in front of 1,204 fans at the Frank Crane Arena. Nanaimo outshot Vernon 44-24 Danny Todosychuk made 40 saves in the win, while Jayson Argue & Derek Dun combined 18 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Nanaimo Clippers Friday, January 18, 2013 | BCHL League Site

Andrew Tegeler's Player Profile:

Andrew Tegeler - Elite Prospects

Mason Blacklock's Player Profile:

Mason Blacklock - Elite Prospects



Vernon Vipers Activate Tonelli Off Reserve Roster/Add To Active Roster:

The Vernon Vipers have activated forward Jordan Tonelli off the reserve roster

and added him to the teams active roster.

Vernon Vipers 2020-21 Roster,

Vernon Vipers Roster 2020-21 Training Season | BCHL League Site

Tonelli never played a game with the Vipers at the Okanagan Cup has been on the Vipers reserve roster ever since signing with the Vipers in late September.

Jordan Tonelli's Player Profile:

Jordan Tonelli - Elite Prospects

Sunday, January 17, 2021

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Eleven years ago today (January 17th 2010) Vernon Vipers forward Cole Ikkala

scored a hat trick, while Vernon Vipers forward Braden Pimm recorded four assists in a 5-1 victory over the hometown Cowichan Capitals in front of 945 fans at the Vernon outshot Cowichan 38-28 Graeme Gordon made 27 saves in the win, while Alexandre Peck made 33 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Cowichan Valley Capitals Sunday, January 17, 2010 | BCHL League Site

Cole Ikkala's Player Profile:

Cole Ikkala - Elite Prospects

Braden Pimm's Player Profile:

Braden Pimm - Elite Prospects

Grizzlies Add Ex Viper McNicholas To Training Camp Roster:

The ECHL Utah Grizzlies have added former Vernon Vipers forward Michael

McNicholas to their training camp roster.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

ECHL Transactions - Dec. 5

McNicholas was suppose to enter his third season with the ECHL Maine Mariners recently signed with the Utah Grizzlies December 1st 2020. McNicholas played the past two seasons with the Maine Mariners, re-signed with the Mariners July 6th 2020. No official word from the Mariners on why McNicholas left and signed with the Grizzlies. 

McNicholas spent four years at the University of New Hampshire before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Indy Fuel March 6th 2018. 

McNicholas played one season in Vernon (2013-14) The Vipers traded Aaron Hadley to Nanaimo January 10th 2013 for future considerations (Michael McNicholas & Jordan Klimek). In 56 games with the Vipers, McNicholas collected (23-goals-46-assists-69-points). 

McNicholas scored one of the biggest goals in recent Vipers history. McNicholas scored the overtime winning goal in Game 7 of the Interior division finals vs the Penticton Vees in 2014.

Here is McNicholas's overtime winning goal,

Michael McNicholas Game 7 OT Winner Vipers vs Penticton Vees - YouTube

Michael McNicholas's Player Profile:

Michael McNicholas - Elite Prospects

Saturday, January 16, 2021

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Six years ago today (January 16th 2015) Vernon Vipers forward Thomas

Aldworth scored a hat trick in a 6-3 win over the visiting West Kelowna Warriors in front of 2,024 fans at Kal Tire Place. Vernon outshot West Kelowna 37-30 Danny Todosychuk made 27 saves in the win, while Andy Desautels made 31 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

West Kelowna Warriors @ Vernon Vipers Friday, January 16, 2015 | BCHL League Site

Thomas Aldworth's Player Profile:

Thomas Aldworth - Elite Prospects

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Seventeen years ago today (January 16th 2004) Vernon Vipers forward Andrew

Lord collected four assists in a 6-1 victory over the Quesnel Millionaires in front of 2,140 fans at the Vernon Multiplex. Vernon outshot Quesnel 49-15 Steve Belanger made 14 saves in the win, while Andrew Braithwaite made 43 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Quesnel Millionaires @ Vernon Vipers Friday, January 16, 2004 | BCHL League Site

Andrew Lord's Player Profile:

Andrew Lord - Elite Prospects


Friday, January 15, 2021

Former Vipers Forward Tufto Named ECAC Player Of The Week:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tufto has been named the ECAC Hockey

Player of the Week.

Here is the press release from the Quinnipiac Bobcats website,

Smilanic, Tufto Garner ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards - Quinnipiac University Athletics (gobobcats.com)

Tufto is in his fourth season at Quinnipiac University. Tufto is the Bobcats captain. In 13 games this season Tufto has (4-goals-20-assists-24-points).

Tufto played one season in Vernon (2015-16). In 57 games with the Vipers, Tufto collected (25-goals-40-assists-65-points). Tufto left the Vipers for the United States Hockey League. Tufto played one season in the USHL (2016-17) with three different teams (Fargo, Tri-City & Sioux City) before committing to Quinnipiac University for the 2017-18 season.

Odeen Tufto's Player Profile:

Odeen Tufto - Elite Prospects

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Five years ago today (January 15th 2016) The hometown Salmon Arm

Silverbacks were up 5-1 after the opening period outshooting the Vipers 17-4. The Vernon Vipers would score seven second period goals and the next nine straight goals to come away with the 10-5 victory in Salmon Arm in front of 1,290 fans at the Shaw Centre. Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tufto lead the Vipers scoring with five points (3 goals & 2 assists). Salmon Arm outshot Vernon 34-30 Brendan Barry made 29 saves in the win, while Angus Redman & Brandon Kegler combined for 20 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday, January 15, 2016 | BCHL League Site

Thursday, January 14, 2021

BCHL News & Trades:

BCHL News & Trades:

Tanner Commits To Chilliwack Chiefs:

Chiefs Commit to Liam Tanner - Chilliwack Chiefs

John Evans Leaves West Kelowna Warriors For USHL:

USHL: Surging Fighting Saints add forward Evans to roster | Local Sports | telegraphherald.com

Quinn Hutson Leaves Penticton Vees For USHL:

Three skilled new arrivals have already had a positive impact for the Muskegon Lumberjacks | Local Sports Journal

Orrico Commits To Chiefs For 2021-22 Season:

Chiefs Land St. Lawrence Commit Joshua Orrico - Chilliwack Chiefs

Jackson Hughes Leaves Express For Steel:

Jackson Hughes (F) from Coquitlam Express to Chippewa Steel | | Ytterligare en blogg om Hockey (dagenshockey.com)

Quinn Emerson Leaves Wenatchee Wild For USHL Lone Star Brahmas:

Quinn Emerson - Elite Prospects

Cristiano Commits To Chilliwack Chiefs For 2021-22 Season:

Chiefs Commit to Thunderbirds Goalie Cristiano - Chilliwack Chiefs

Connor Joyce Leaves Warriors For Jr Rangers:

Mark Divver on Twitter: "Look for Boston College commit Connor Joyce to join Connecticut Junior Rangers when NCDC moves to Fla. next week St. Seb's alumnus had been expected to play for West Kelowna of BCHL" / Twitter

Fedele Commits To Spruce Kings For 2021-22 Season:

Fedele Commits to Spruce Kings for 2021-22 | Prince George Spruce Kings

Express Sign Boehm:

Express sign Brayden Boehm | Coquitlam Express

Thornton Leaves Chilliwack Chiefs For Fargo Force:

Hudson Thornton - Elite Prospects

Williams Commits To Wild For 2021-22 Season:

DEFENSEMAN BRODRICK WILLIAMS SET TO JOIN WILD | Wenatchee Wild (wenatcheewildhockey.com)

USHL Is Poaching BCHL Players With Misleading Info:

BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs hit hard by USHL defections – Chilliwack Progress (theprogress.com)

Prince George-Brantford Trade:

Spruce Kings Acquire Wright From Brantford | Prince George Spruce Kings

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Nine years ago today (January 14th 2012) Vernon Vipers forward Brendan

Persley scored a hat trick in a 6-2 win over the visiting Coquitlam Express in front of 2,116 fans at Wesbild Centre. Coquitlam outshot Vernon 45-27 Danny Todosychuk made 43 saves in the win, while Devji Khaleed & Cole Huggins combined for 21 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Coquitlam Express @ Vernon Vipers Saturday, January 14, 2012 | BCHL League Site

Brendan Persley's Player Profile:

Brendan Persley - Elite Prospects

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Minnesota Wild Sign Ex Vernon Viper Hammond:

The Minnesota Wild have signed former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew

Hammond.

Here is the press release from the Minnesota Wild website,

Wild signs goaltender Andrew Hammond to a one-year, two-way contract (nhl.com)

Here is an interview with Andrew Hammond that is from the American Hockey League website,

[IA] Andrew Hammond interview | TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League

This is Hammond's seventh team since 2017. This is Hammond's second stint with the Minnesota Wild after signing as a free agent July 1st 2018. The Wild assigned Hammond to the American Hockey League Iowa Wild where he would play the entire 2018-19 season before signing as a free agent with Buffalo July 1st 2019. Hammond played last year with the Buffalo Sabres & American Hockey League Rochester Americans. Hammond went 16-12-5 in 33 games with the Rochester Americans last season, posting a 2.81 GAA.

After four seasons at Bowling Green University, Hammond signed his first professional contract with the Ottawa Senators March 20th 2013. 

Hammond made his NHL debut February 27th 2014 vs the Detroit Red Wings. Hammond was called up earlier that day from the American Hockey League to serve as Robin Lehner's backup. Hammond would replace Lehner late in the 2nd period. Lehner was pulled after giving up six goals on fifteen Detroit shots. Hammond finished the game playing just over thirty four minutes, stopping all eleven Detroit shots in a 6-1 loss. Hammond made his first career NHL start February 18th 2015 vs the Montreal Canadiens. Hammond made 42 saves in a 4-2 victory. Hammond is the only NHL goaltender to record 21 wins in his first 27 games.

Hammond played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2007-2009) after coming over in a trade with the Surrey Eagles during the 2007-08 season. In 52 games with the Vipers, Hammond went 33-15-1 with 6 shutouts.

Andrew Hammond's Player Profile:

Andrew Hammond - Elite Prospects

Spruce Kings Add Former Vipers Goaltender Grant To Roster:

The Prince George Spruce Kings have added former Vernon Vipers goaltender

Kobe Grant to their roster.

Here is the press release from the Prince George Spruce Kings website,

Spruce Kings Add Grant To Roster | Prince George Spruce Kings

Grant started this year with the Vipers. Grant played in 5 pre-season games at the 2020 Okanagan Cup, going 1-4 allowing 18 goals and posting  a 3.76 GAA. Grant was either released or cut in mid November 2020. No official press release from the Vipers, but Grant was no longer listed on the 2020-21 Vernon Vipers roster.

Grant attended the Vernon Vipers training camp last year, was released/cut before being added to the teams roster in late September 2019 as an affiliated player. Grant played in one game posting a 6.00 GAA

Kobe Grant's Player Profile:

Kobe Grant - Elite Prospects

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Health Authorities Turn Down BCHL's Hub City Idea:

Health authorities have turned down the BC Hockey League's idea of turning the city of Penticton into a hub city for the BCHL this season.

Here is Steve Ewen from the Vancouver Province on twitter,

Steve Ewen on Twitter: ".@GoBCHL commissioner Chris Hebb says his league pitched a "hub idea," for the Junior A league but couldn't get approval from health authorities and it's off the table now. "We're pitching other ideas. We're coming up with ways to play even more regionally," he said." / Twitter

Vernon Vipers Add Porter, Jr To Roster:

The Vernon Vipers have added James Porter, Jr to their roster.

No official press release from the Vipers but Porter, Jr is listed on the Vernon Vipers roster.

Vernon Vipers 2020-21 Roster,

Vernon Vipers Roster 2020-21 Training Season | BCHL League Site

The Western Hockey League Spokane Chiefs released Porter, Jr December 17th 2020. 

Porter, Jr was entering his second season with the Chiefs but with the Western Hockey League season on hold, Porter, Jr joined the Wenatche Wild in October 2020. Due to COVID-19 the Wild couldn't enter into Canada to play exhibition games. The Wild held a camp/scrimmages in Coeur d'Alene, ID preparing for the 2020-21 season if allowed to enter into Canada. The Wilds season ended in late November due to COVID-19 rules and restrictions. In 10 games last season with the Spokane Chiefs Porter, Jr went 8-2 with a 1.94 GAA

Porter, Jr started the 2019-20 season with the Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets. The Rockets assigned Porter, Jr to the Vipers November 4th 2019. While playing with the Vipers, the Rockets traded his rights to the Moose Jaw Warriors November 24th 2019. Porter, Jr never played a game with Moose Jaw, had his rights traded to the Spokane Chiefs January 3rd 2020. Porter, Jr left the Vipers for the Chiefs and finished the remainder of the 2019-20 season in Spokane. In 9 games with the Vipers last year, Porter, Jr went 3-6 with a 2.59 GAA

James Porter, Jr's Player Profile:

James Porter Jr. - Elite Prospects

Monday, January 11, 2021

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

One year ago today (January 11th 2020) Vernon Vipers forward Matt Kowalski put

up five points (3 goals & 2 assists) in a 7-3 win over the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs in front of 1,991 fans at Kal Tire Place. Vernon outshot Alberni Valley 31-27 Reilly Herbst made 27 saves in the win, while Luke Pearson made 24 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Alberni Valley Bulldogs @ Vernon Vipers Saturday, January 11, 2020 | BCHL League Site

Matt Kowalski's Player Profile:

Matt Kowalski - Elite Prospects

Ex Viper Oliver Scores First Career Collegiate Goal In Win Over Wildcats:

Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Mitchell Oliver scored his first career

collegiate goal Friday. Oliver's goal was the game winning goal as Lake Superior State University defeated Vernon Vipers alumni Connor Marritt & the Northern Michigan Wildcats 4-1.

Here is the press release from the Lake Superior State Lakers website,

Lakers Score a Pair of Power Play Goals in a 4-1 Win over Northern Michigan - Lake Superior (lssulakers.com)

Oliver is in his third season at Lake Superior State University. In five games this season, Oliver has (1-goal-1-assist-2-points).

Oliver spent parts of three seasons in Vernon (2014-2016) before being traded to Chilliwack in 2016. The Vipers traded Oliver to the Chilliwack Chiefs for Jesse Lansdell October 15th 2016. Oliver never played a game with Chilliwack was traded to the Alberta Junior Hockey League Bonnyville Pontiacs the same day. In 117 games with the Vipers, Oliver collected (7-goals-32-assists-39-points).

Mitchell Oliver's Player Profile:

Mitchell Oliver - Elite Prospects

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Great Clips Legendhairy Plays With Odeen Tufto

The Vernon Vipers have been posting legendary plays/highlight's from past years on their twitter account. This week's video is from 2016 Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tufto scored in double overtime giving the Vipers a 3-2 OT win over the Surrey Eagles.

Here is the video from the Vernon Vipers twitter account,

VernonVipers on Twitter: "February 23rd, 2016 - Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tufto scored in double overtime to give the Vipers a 3-2 win over Surrey. It would be Tufto's 24th goal of the season! Great Plays brought to you by Great Clips! https://t.co/Xilw3QEAsi" / Twitter

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Extension Of PHO Restrictions Pushes BCHL Season Start To February:

The BCHL has pushed back the start of its regular season to the week of February 8th.

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

Extension of PHO restrictions pushes BCHL season start to February | BCHL League Site

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Five years ago today (January 9th 2016) Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tufto

recorded four assists in a 6-3 victory over the Merritt Centennials in front of 688 fans at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Merritt outshot Vernon 39-33 Brendan Barry made 36 saves in the win, while Cole Kehler made 27 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Merritt Centennials Saturday, January 09, 2016 | BCHL League Site

Odeen Tufto's Player Profile:

Odeen Tufto - Elite Prospects

Friday, January 8, 2021

United States Hockey League Poaching Players From BCHL With Misleading Info?

Chilliwack Chiefs Head Coach Brian Maloney says the United States Hockey League is poaching players from the BCHL with misleading information.

Here is the full story from the Chilliwack Progress newspaper,

BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs hit hard by USHL defections – Chilliwack Progress (theprogress.com)

Former Vernon Viper Shortridge Placed On ECHL Commissioner's Exempt List:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Shortridge has been placed on the ECHL 

commissioner's exempt list.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

ECHL Transactions - Dec. 11

Shortridge is in his first season with the ECHL Kansas City Mavericks. In 3 games this season Shortridge is 1-1 with a 2.86 GAA

Shortridge become a free agent this year after the San Jose Sharks didn't offer him a qualifying contract in October 2020. The American Hockey League Stockton Heat signed Shortridge to a two-way AHL/ECHL contract December 5 2020. The Heat assigned Shortridge to the ECHL Kansas City Mavericks December 5 2020.

Shortridge played last year with the American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda & ECHL Allen Americans. In 14 games with the Barracuda Shortridge went 3-7 with a 3.71 GAA In 10 games with the Americans Shortridge went 4-4-1 with a 2.81 GAA

Shortridge spent three seasons at Quinnipiac University signed a one year contract with the San Jose Sharks April 3rd 2019 & a amateur contract with the American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda April 3rd 2019.

Shortridge played one season in Vernon (2015-16) In 44 games with the Vipers Shortridge went 19-25 with two shutouts and a 3.15 GAA

Andrew Shortridge's Player Profile:

Andrew Shortridge - Elite Prospects

Thursday, January 7, 2021

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Sixteen years ago today (January 7 2005) Vernon Vipers forward/captain Mark

Nelson scored three goals and an assist, while Vernon Vipers forward Dean Strong picked up three assists in a 4-0 victory over the Langley Hornets in front of 2,095 fans at the Vernon Multiplex. Vernon outshot Langley 49-16 Jon Olthuis made 16 saves for the win/shutout, while Steve Christie made 45 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Langley Hornets @ Vernon Vipers Friday, January 07, 2005 | BCHL League Site

Mark Nelson's Player Profile:

Mark Nelson - Elite Prospects