Vipers HHOF – #10 Connor Jones
Posted by HockeyTube on Aug 7th, 2016
#10 Connor Jones who played for the BCHL Vernon Vipers between the 2006 and 2010 season becomes the 4th person to be inducted into the Viper’s ‘Highlight Hall Of Fame’. Jones along with his brother Kellen were called up to the Vipers during the 2006-07 season and playoff run. The twins became fan favourites not only for their exciting brand of hockey but also for their passion and compete level.
Connor might be know for being one of the Viper’s best breakaway goal scorers using his speed and finesse to score some unbelievable highlight goals. And while not a big player Connor was known for his tenacious back check and his ability to dish out some hard hits. Racking up nearly 200 points in his three-and-a-half years with the team.
Jones helped the Vipers win a pair of back to back RBC National Championships in 2009 and 2010. He along with his brother earned scholarships to NCAA Quinnipiac. Following an extremely successful college career, Connor has played for a few minor pro team and is currently on the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound’s roster.
Jones is the fourth former Viper to be inducted into the unofficial Vernon Vipers Highlight Hall Of Fame.
The first was longtime captain #18 Chris Crowell. Crowell played four season's in Vernon (2005-2009) winning the 2009 National Championship in his final year with the Vipers. Crowell holds the club record for most franchise penalty minutes. Crowell was the second Viper to have his jersey retired in team history.
The second former Viper to be inducted into the unofficial Vernon Vipers Highlight Hall Of Fame, is #1 Andrew Hammond. Hammond is now playing goal with the Ottawa Senators, played two season's in Vernon (2007-2009)winning the 2009 Royal Bank Cup in his final year of Junior hockey.
The third former Viper to be inducted into the unofficial Vernon Vipers Highlight Hall Of Fame, is #21 Kevin Kraus. Kraus is in his third season as Assistant Coach with the Vipers played three seasons in Vernon (2007-2010), was captain of the 2010 Vipers Royal Bank Cup winning team.