Saturday, August 1, 2020

Vipers Sign Appelt:

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Vipers Sign Ryley Appelt

August 1, 2020

Vernon, BC:  The Vernon Vipers are pleased to announce the signing of 20 year old forward Ryley Appelt.

Ryley spent the last 3 seasons with the Kamloops Blazers, including being an assistant captain last season.

“Ryley is a big, strong, intelligent player who can make an impact in all zones,” says Head Coach and GM of the Vipers Jason McKee.  “He has a veteran presence that will no doubt resonate with our group.

Appelt, from Edmonton, tallied 14 goals over 3 seasons which saw him suit up for 160 games with Kamloops.

“I’m excited for this new chapter in my hockey career,” says Appelt.  “The Vipers are a very reputable organization that I’m thrilled to bring my skill set to.

He goes on to say that its a new chapter in his career and that he’s looking forward to getting started.

Please welcome Ryley and his family to the Vipers organization.

Ryley Appelt's Player Profile:

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Blazers release Ryley Appelt; confirm Libor Zabransky to play pro hockey in Europe

Victor Kaisar

Jul 31, 2020

A pair of roster moves for the Kamloops Blazers involving two overage players.

Defenceman Libor Zabranksy has officially committed to playing professional hockey next season in his native Czech Republic.

It’s a decision the team was expecting as they drafted and signed Swedish defenceman man Viktor Persson in June’s CHL import draft.

Zabransky appeared in 23 games after being acquired from the Moose Jaw Warriors last season, and he scored two goals and assisted eight others as a Blazer.

Earlier in the day, the Blazers also released 20-year-old forward Ryley Appelt after he cleared WHL waivers.

Appelt – an Edmonton native – played in 161 games over four seasons – scoring in his first ever WHL game. As a Kamloops Blazer, he scored 15 goals and assisted on 13 others, and he is expected to join the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers.

The two moves leaves the Blazers with five overage players heading into next season – forwards Tyler Carpendale, Brodi Stuart and Orrin Centazzo and defencemen Montana Onyebuchi and Sean Strange.


vipersdiehardfan said...

Appelt was suspended eight games back in February for a checking-from-behind major. Read the link below for the full story,

vipersdiehardfan said...

I like Ryley's size and Junior hockey experience playing three years in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Blazers. Ryley didn't put up many points with the Blazers. I was very surprised to see Jason McKee has gone with such a young inexperienced roster for this season. We still don't know what players are returning from last years team, so adding a veteran 20 yr old will help and bring that veteran leadership/presence to the team/& locker room.

With a possible thirteen players eligible to return from last years Vipers team, the Snakes roster is filling up quickly. With the 13 returning players, new committed players & players acquired through trades or signed, the Vipers roster is sitting at 24 players. I don't think James Porter Jr will make the Spokane Chiefs lineup this year as a 20 yr old. Will he return to the Vipers and put them with four 20 yr old goaltenders? Will the Vipers keep Hunter Donohoe as a 20 yr old?

Here is a possible look at the Vipers 2020-21 roster


Hunter Donohoe (00)
Keigo Hachisuka (01)
Nicholas Kent (01)
Griffen Barr (02)
Desmond Johnson (02)
Liam Cavan (02)
Sam Duerr (02)
Ayden Third (02)


Jack Glen (01)
JoJo Tanaka-Campbell (01)
Brett Fudger (01)
Ryan Shostak (01)
Max Bulawka (01)
Colby Feist (02)
Cameron MacDonald (02)
Ethan Mercer (02)
Raegan Milburn (03)
Nicholas Remissong (02)
Daniel Rozsival (02)
Logan Lorenz (02)
Jarrod Semchuk (02)
Ryley Appelt (00)


Keegan Karki (00)
Reilly Herbst (00)
Max Palaga (00)

Anonymous said...

What is Jack Glen doing on the roster, taking a position away from a real player?

Anonymous said...

Exactly, but nothing will change, nepotism runs rampant in the BCHL. Lots of daddies with deep pockets buying their son's roster spots instead of making them earn it. In the big scheme of life they are not doing their offspring any favors. Expect a news release very soon that Jack has been chosen the new captain. I suppose there are bigger issues to worry about like whether there even is a season.