Monday, June 9, 2014

Hora, Booth, Coughlin, Aldworth & Tanev Commit To Vipers:

This is posted on the Vipers website:

Vipers Commit 5 Players for 2014/15 Season

Monday, June 9, 2014 - Submitted by Vipers Staff

The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of 5 players for the upcoming 2014-2015 season.  Linden Hora, Riley Booth, Johnny Coughlin, Thomas Aldworth, and Kyle Tanev have all committed to the team for the upcoming season.

Hora, a forward from Kelowna, played last season with the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League. He was a huge part of the most successful season in the history of the Okanagan Rockets. Hora is a two way player that is very physical and can score. “Linden played a few games for us and we think he can step in and contribute right away. He plays the game the right way and will be a fan favourite type of player.”

Booth, a defenseman from Armstrong BC, played last season with the North Okanagan Knights of the KIJHL. He also played a couple games last season for the Vipers which included 1 in the BCHL league final. “Riley got better and better as the season progressed. He has good patience with the puck and also has good size. We’re excited about the tremendous potential in Riley.”

Coughlin, a defenceman from Massachusetts, played last season with Trinity-Pawlings. He was the captain of his Prep school team and recently committed to Holy Cross. “Coughlin is an offensive minded defenseman we have been after for a while. He has great size at 6’3” and skates very well. We will lean on John to be a key contributor to our back end right away.”

Tanev, a forward from Ontario, played last season in the GOJHL. He is the younger brother of Vancouver Canuck Chris Tanev. “Kyle is a very smart player. He sees the ice very well and is very mature. He’s the type of player we were looking for, a player we can play in all situations.”

Aldworth, a forward from Texas, split last season between the Tri-City Storm of the USHL and the NAHL. “Thomas has elite level speed and offensive abilities. He will be a player that will be hard on the forecheck and will be able to create offense.”

For further information please contact the Vipers office at 250 542 6022.

1 comment:

vipersdiehardfan said...

With just five players returning for this coming season, you knew the Vipers scouts and coaching staff would be busy this off season bringing in some new recruits to fill the 2014-15 roster.

It looks like the Vipers are bringing in a mixture of size, speed and skill with the newest recruits.

Its really hard to tell much about these young kids until you get a chance to watch them play in Training camp and a few pre-season games before you can get a better read on them.