Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Taylor Invited To Team Canada West Tryout:

This is posted on the Vipers website:

Vipers Trey Taylor Invited to Team Canada West Try Out in Calgary

November 19, 2019 

Vernon, BC:  The Vernon Vipers are pleased to announce that 17 year old defenceman Trey Taylor has been invited to Team Canada West tryouts in Calgary.

“It’s a huge honour to be invited to try out for a such a great event,” says Taylor.  “But being invited is just the first step, with the ultimate goal of course to make to the team and represent my country.”

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Herbst Receives Honourable Mention For Player Of The Week:

This is posted on the BCHL website:

Deelstra’s high-scoring week earns him POW

November 18, 2019 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Mitch Deelstra has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 17.

In two games last week, the Bulldogs’ captain tallied three goals and added another four assists for seven points.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Glen Appreciates The Honour Of Captaining The Regina Pat Canadians:

I found an article on Vernon Vipers forward Jack Glen. This article is from March of 2019 but I thought I would post it anyways. 

This was in the Regina Leader-Post Newspaper:

Jack Glen appreciates the honour of captaining the Regina Pat Canadians

Jack Glen is honoured to succeed Adam Herold, one of 16 people who died in the Humboldt Broncos' bus crash, as the Pat Canadians' captain. 

Rob Vanstone, Regina Leader-Post         March 7, 2019 

Jack Glen feels privileged to wear the captain’s “C” for the Pat C’s.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Vipers-Express Highlight's:

Here are the Vipers/Express game highlight's from Saturday night in Coquitlam. Joshua Wildauer & Noah De La Durantaye scored 1st period power play goals, giving the Express a 2-0 1st period lead. The Vipers outshot Coquitlam 24-12 in the final two periods but only scored once, on Dawson Holt's sixth goal of the season at 19:56 of the 3rd period. Clay Stevenson was named 1st star making 29 saves as Vernon outshot Coquitlam 30-23 as the Express improve to 11-0 at home after a 2-1 victory in front of 531 fans at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM_LRB15OOg

Former Vernon Viper Kjemhus/Saskatoon Blades Live On Sportsnet:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Kjell Kjemhus & the Western Hockey League Saskatoon Blades host the Moose Jaw Warriors this afternoon at 12:30pm live on Rogers Sportsnet. 

Rogers Sportsnet 2019-20 CHL broadcast schedule 


Kjemhus and the Blades sit 2nd in the East division with a 11-8-1-1 record, while Kjemhus's former team the Moose Jaw Warriors sit 4th in the East division with a 9-8-1-0 record. In 15 games this season with the Blades, Kjemhus has two assists.

Kjemhus was entering his second season with Moose Jaw, was traded to Saskatoon September 16th 2019 just days before the 2019-20 regular season. Kjemhus played last season with the Vernon Vipers, Prince George Cougars and Moose Jaw Warriors.

Kjemhus started skating with the Vernon Vipers in late September 2018 before signing with the Vipers October 2nd 2018. Kjemhus left the Vipers for the Western Hockey League, signed with the Prince George Cougars November 1st 2018. Kjemhus played in five games with the Cougars collecting two assists was traded to Moose Jaw December 3rd 2018. In 43 games last year with the Warriors, collected (3-goals-1-assist-4-points). Kjemhus had one assist in ten games with the Vipers.

Kjell Kjemhus's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/407563/kjell-kjemhus

Vipers-Express Highlight's:

Coquitlam Express forward Tyler Schleppe lays out a big hit late in the 2nd period on Vernon Vipers defenceman Landon Fuller Saturday night. Coquitlam defeated Vernon 2-1 in front of 531 fans at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prc5W5lAlJc

Coquitlam Express defenceman Noah De La Durantaye's point shot beats Vernon Vipers goaltender James Porter Jr on the power play, giving the Express a 2-0 lead at 14:58 of the 1st period. De La Durantaye's power play goal, was the game winner in a 2-1 victory over the Vipers Saturday as the Express improve to 11-0 at home this season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BoxU8ucpz8

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Coquitlam 2 Vernon 1



Scoring Summary:

1st


5:06COQJoshua Wildauer (7) ASST: Greg Lapointe (8), Cooper Connell (8) (PP)
14:58COQNoah De La Durantaye (7) ASST: Massimo Rizzo (11), Will Margel (1) (PP)
2nd


No Scoring
3rd


19:56VERDawson Holt (6) ASST: None

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Game Preview: Vernon @ Coquitlam:

Vernon (13-9-1-1) @ Coquitlam (20-5-0-0) 7pm

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Coquitlam Express. The Vipers went 1-1 vs Coquitlam last year

Last Game:

Friday, November 15th Langley defeated Vernon 3-2 shootout
Friday, November 15th Coquitlam defeated Surrey 4-3 overtime

Next Game:

Friday, November 22nd Salmon Arm @ Vernon
Wednesday, November 20th Penticton @ Coquitlam

Vernon's record & stats vs the Express since 2003

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Langley 3 Vernon 2 Shootout



Scoring Summary:

1st


4:10LANJoseph Musa (7) ASST: Kalen Szeto (10)
9:11VERDawson Holt (5) ASST: Connor Marritt (10) (SH)
14:09VERMatt Kowalski (10) ASST: Christian Felton (5), Elan Bar Lev Wise (7)
2nd


6:52LANMatthew Hubbarde (1) ASST: Tristan Fraser (6)
3rd


No Scoring
1st OT


No Scoring

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Vipers Score Shootout Win In PG:

This is in todays Vernon Morning Star Newspaper:

Vipers score shootout win in PG

Morning Star Staff

Nov. 15, 2019        Local Sports

Eight straight defeats to the Prince George Spruce Kings was enough for the Vernon Vipers.

The Snakes, who were swept by the Spruce Kings in the 2019 B.C. Hockey League Fred Page Cup best-of-seven championship series and who lost the past four regular-season meetings, stopped the skid up north Wednesday with a 2-1 shootout victory.

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Game Preview: Vernon @ Langley:

Vernon (13-9-1-0) @ Langley (10-13-0-0) 7:15pm

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Langley Rivermen. The Vipers split last years regular season series 1-1

Last Game:

Wednesday, November 13th Vernon defeated Prince George 2-1 Shootout
Sunday, November 10th Langley defeated Surrey 2-1 shootout

Next Game:

Saturday, November 16th Vernon @ Coquitlam
Sunday, November 17th Cowichan @ Langley

Vernon's record & stats vs the Rivermen since 2003

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Vernon Vipers Place Shostak On Injured Reserve:

This is posted on the BCHL website:

7-Nov-19 The Vernon Vipers have placed Ryan Shostak(01)(F) on the 30-day injured reserve. He will be eligible to return on 7-Dec-19

Ryan Shostak's Player Profile:

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/412955/ryan-shostak

Vernon-Chilliwack Trade:

This is posted on the Vipers website:

Trade Alert – Vipers Add Hunter Donohoe

November 14, 2019

Vernon, BC:  The Vernon Vipers have acquired the Junior A playing rights to 19 year old defenceman Hunter Donohoe from the Chilliwack Chiefs in exchange for future considerations.

The South Surrey product has spent the last two seasons with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL and spent parts of this season with the Seattle Thunderbirds.

“Hunter is a veteran defenceman who adds size and stability to our blue line,” says Head Coach and GM of the Vipers Jason McKee.  “He’ll add leadership and depth to the defence core which is already a big strength of our hockey club.”

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Vipers-Spruce Kings Highlight's:

Here are the Vipers/Spruce Kings game highlight's from Wednesday night in Prince George. Matt Kowalski & Cameron MacDonald (shootout winner) scored for the Snakes, while Preston Brodziak scored the lone goal for the Spruce Kings. Reilly Herbst made 39 saves, including stopping all three in the shootout as Vernon defeated Prince George 2-1 in a shootout in front of 832 fans at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195058055949406208

Thunder Sign Ex Vipers Defenceman Shiplo:

The ECHL Wichita Thunder have signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman Luke Shiplo.

Former Vernon Lakers forward/captain Bruce Ramsay (1989-90) is the Thunder Head Coach.

Shiplo spent the past four seasons at Quinnipiac University, played one season in Vernon with the 2014-15 Vipers. In 50 games with the Vipers Shiplo collected (5-goals-39-assists-44-points). In 11 games this season with Wichita, Shiplo has (1-goal-4-assists-5-points).

Luke Shiplo's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=117014

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Vernon 2 Prince George 1 Shootout



Scoring Summary:

1st


No Scoring
2nd


2:52VERMatt Kowalski (9) ASST: Brett Fudger (7)
3rd


1:04PGPreston Brodziak (9) ASST: Chong Min Lee (15)
1st OT


No Scoring

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Game Preview: Vernon @ Prince George:

Vernon (12-9-1-0) @ Prince George (8-11-2-2) 7pm

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Prince George Spruce Kings. The Spruce Kings won last years regular season series 2-0

Last Game:

Saturday, November 9th Trail defeated Vernon 3-2
Saturday, November 9th Chilliwack defeated Prince George 4-1

Next Game:

Friday, November 15th Vernon @ Langley
Friday, November 15th Cowichan @ Prince George

Vernon's record & stats vs the Spruce Kings since 2002

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Adirondack Thunder Sign Ex Vernon Viper Forward Martin:

The ECHL Adirondack Thunder have signed former Vernon Vipers forward forward Craig Martin.

Martin spent the past four seasons at Quinnipiac University (2015-2019) before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Springfield Thunderbirds April 2nd 2019. Martin signed an amateur tryout with the Thunderbirds, didn't play a single game before being released. In four games this season with the Thunder, Martin has one assist.

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

Craig Martin's Player Profile:

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