It looks as if former Vernon Vipers forward Alex Nikiforuk is leaving the Nottingham Panthers after just one season in England. In 51 games Nikiforuk collected (11-goals-21-assists-32-points).
The Nottingham Panthers are a British professional ice hockey club based in Nottingham, England. They are members of the Elite Ice Hockey League.
After playing four years at the University of Nebraska, Nikiforuk has spent the past ten seasons overseas playing with eleven different teams (SaiPa, Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg, Herning Blue Fox, Pontebba, Valpellice, EfB Ishockey, GC Kusnacht Lions, HC Red Ice, EHC Visp, Fischtown Pinguins & Nottingham Panthers) in seven different leagues (Liiga, DEL, Denmark, Italy, NLB, DEL 2 & EIHL).
Nikiforuk played one season as an affiliated player "AP" with the Vipers (1999-2000) before being traded the following season to the Burnaby Bulldogs. In 6 games with the Vipers Nikiforuk collected (0-goals-2-assists-2-points).
Alex Nikiforuk's Player Profile:
This was on the Panthers Twitter Account:
A goodbye note from Niki: A special thanks also to everyone that kept my body going & in 1 piece this year #PanthersNation
I have enjoyed every minute of my time and I gave it my all. We didn't accomplish our goals set out in the domestic games but no one will ever take our championship away from my teammates and I. A great group of guys! Tricia and I would like to send a big shout out and thank you to the Panther organization & community for giving us so much love & support this year with hockey and our son Knox. We can not thank you all enough for the generous gifts and kind words we have received. We are beyond grateful and appreciative. I have personally grown attached to many people inside and outside hockey here in Nottingham.
Much Love, Niki