The Vipers will open the pre-season schedule with a home & home series vs the Salmon Arm Silverbacks starting with the first game August 25th in Vernon at Kal Tire Place. The Snakes will play four exhibition games before opening the 2017-18 regular season with a home & home series vs the Salmon Arm Silverbacks with the first game September 8th in Salmon Arm at the Shaw Centre.
No official report from the Vipers on who will be returning from last years club, but the Morning Star Newspaper has reported two separate stories regarding players returning for the upcoming season.
This was reported in the Morning Star Newspaper back in May before the Vipers Spring Camp:
The core group, including Brett Stapley, Jagger Williamson, Steven and Chris Jandric, Michael Ufberg, Shane Kelly, Jesse Lansdell and Niko Karamanis, is returning to the Viper den.
The Vipers camp opens Aug. 21 at Kal Tire Place with three teams scrimmaging. Vernon’s returnintg core is led by forwards Jagger Williamson, Brett Stapley and Niko Karamanis and defencemen Michael Ufberg and Chris Jandric. Taylor is back in net.