Friday, February 3, 2023

Isaac Tremblay Highlight Reel Goal:

Vernon Vipers forward Isaac Tremblay scores a highlight reel goal at

18:21 of the 2nd period, giving the Vipers a 2-0 lead. Vernon went on to defeat Trail 4-1

Here is Isaac Tremblay's highlight goal from the BCHL YouTube page,

Must See Moment: Isaac Tremblay puts the puck through the defender's legs and roofs it - YouTube

"Parents Weekend" Vernon 4 Trail 1

The Vernon Vipers improve to 18-17-0-4 after a 4-1 victory over the 15-18-2-3 Trail Smoke Eaters in front of 1,864 fans at the Cominco Arena.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Trail Smoke Eaters Friday, February 03, 2023 | BCHL League Site

Game Report,

Game Report (hockeytech.com)

Text Box Score,

Official statistics powered by LeagueStat.com (hockeytech.com)

Game Preview: "Parents Weekend" Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon 17-17-0-4 @ Trail 15-17-2-3 7pm

Tonight is the first of five regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers went 5-1 vs Trail last season

Vernon's record & stats vs the Smoke Eaters since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 90-27-1-3-1 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 515-293

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 47-9-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 36-16-1-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 10-0-0-0 in their last ten home games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 6-3-0-0-1 in their last ten road games vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Trail was a 10-3 victory on Wednesday, March 23rd 2022

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win in Vernon was a 3-2 shootout victory on Friday, December 10th 2021

The Vipers last regular season win in Trail was a 3-2 shootout victory on Friday, February 25th 2022

The Smoke Eaters last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 5-1 victory on Friday, January 17th 2020

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

BCHL News & Trades:

BCHL News & Trades:

Zapanta Commits To Spruce Kings For 2023-24 Season:

St. George’s Zach Zapanta commits to Spruce Kings for 2023-24 season | Prince George Spruce Kings

Silverbacks Sign Gillard For 2023-24 Season:

Silverbacks Sign Matthew Gillard for the 2023/24 season | Salmon Arm Silverbacks (sasilverbacks.com)

Chiefs Sign Virk For 2023-24 Season:

Chiefs Sign Savin Virk for 2022/23 Season - Chilliwack Chiefs

Coquitlam Express Sign Benoche For 2023-24 Season:

Express sign Kye Benoche for the 2023-2024 season | Coquitlam Express

Bucks Open Spring Camp In May:

Registrations Open for 2023 Spring ID Development Camp | Cranbrook Bucks

Miller Commits To Merritt Centennials For 2023-24 Season:

Centennials Commit to Rhett Miller for the 2023-24 Season | Merritt Centennials

Boisvert & El-Tahhan Commit To Clippers For 2023-24 Season:

Clippers add 2 recruits for the 2023-2024 Season | Nanaimo Clippers

Bakker & Biotti Commit To Penticton Vees For 2023-24 Season:

Vees announce the commitments of Jack Bakker & Matthew Biotti | Penticton Vees

Kings Sign Ramsey For 2023-24 Season:

Ben Ramsey signs for 2023-24 season | Powell River Kings Junior A Hockey Club

Hesselgrave Commits To Prince George For 2023-24 Season:

Quesnel’s Carter Hesselgrave commits to Spruce Kings for 2023-24 season | Prince George Spruce Kings

Salmon Arm Silverbacks Sign Boatter For 2023-24 Season:

Silverbacks Sign Adam Boatter for the 2023/24 season | Salmon Arm Silverbacks (sasilverbacks.com)

Smoke Eaters Sign Bradshaw For 2023-24 Season:

Signed – Smoke Eaters Sign Forward Bradshaw For 2023/24 | Trail Smoke Eaters

McIntosh Commits To Wenatchee Wild For 2023-24 Season:

Burnaby Winter Club Standout McIntosh Commits to Wild | Wenatchee Wild (wenatcheewildhockey.com)

Cleveland Monsters Return Vipers Alumni Hanson To Ghost Pirates:

The American Hockey League Cleveland Monsters have returned former

Vernon Vipers goaltender Darion Hanson to the ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates after signing Hanson to a pro tryout (PTO) contract.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,


The Monsters signed Hanson to a pro tryout contract January 13th 2023. This was Hanson's second stint with the Monsters this season. Hanson played 1 game, going 0-1 with a 5.05 GAA Hanson is in his first season with the ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates. The Ghost Pirates signed Hanson August 9th 2022. In 11 games, Hanson is 3-5 with a 2.97 GAA

Hanson started the 2022-23 season with the Ghost Pirates before the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters signed Hanson to a professional tryout (PTO) contract November 3rd 2022. The Monsters returned Hanson to the ECHL November 8th 2022.

Hanson played the 2021-22 season at the University of Conneticut, before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Lehigh Valley Phantoms March 29th 2022. Hanson didn’t play a game with the Phantoms was released April 8th 2022. The ECHL Reading Royals signed Hanson April 8th 2022. The Royals loaned Hanson to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms April 9th 2022. Hanson never played a game with the Phantoms.

In 35 games at the University of Conneticut, Hanson went 20-15 with a 2.24 GAA Hanson become the first Huskies goaltender to record 20 wins in a season, setting a new school record. 

Hanson was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2020 was invited to the Philadelphia Flyers development camp in 2017, Toronto Maple Leafs development camp in 2018 and the Buffalo Sabres development camp in 2019.

Hanson played parts of one season in Vernon with the 2016-17 Vernon Vipers. The Vipers acquired Hanson from the United States Hockey League Youngstown Phantoms November 18th 2016. No details on the trade were released. In 21 games with the Vipers, Hanson went 14-4 with 2 shutouts and a 1.84 GAA

Darion Hanson’s Player Profile:

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Duda Commits To Vernon Vipers:

17 year old forward Jiri Duda commits to the Vernon Vipers for the 2023-24 season.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Duda Commits To The Vipers | Vernon Vipers

Jiri Duda's Player Profile:

Jiri Duda - Elite Prospects

Savannah Ghost Pirates Suspend Ex Viper Gill:

The ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates have suspended former Vernon

Vipers forward Sahir Gill.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,


ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates added Gill to their training camp roster in early October. Gill has yet to play a single game with the Ghost Pirates and no longer on the team roster.

Gill played last season in Germany with EV Landshut. EV Landshut is also known as EVL Landshut Eishockey is a professional ice hockey team based in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany. They play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga 2, the second level of hockey in Germany.

Gill played three seasons at Boston University before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Wheeling Nailers in 2013. Gill played five seasons in the ECHL & American Hockey League with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Wheeling Nailers, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins & Rochester Americans from 2013-2018 before going to Germany in 2018.

Gill attended the Montreal Canadians training camp in 2014 and Pittsburgh Penguins training camp in 2016. Gill made his NHL pre-season debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins September 28th 2016. Gill went pointless in the Penguins 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Penguins assigned Gill to the American Hockey League Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins where he would finish the 2016-17 season. Gill never played another game in the NHL.

Gill played parts of two seasons in Vernon from 2008-2010. Gill left the Vipers in July 2009 for the United States Hockey League Chicago Steel. Gill played 26 games with the Steel, before returning to Vernon in mid January 2010 where he would finish the remainder of the season with the Vipers. In 71 games with the Vipers, Gill collected (21-goals-30-assists-42-points).

Sahir Gill's Player Profile:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Vernon Vipers Player Profile - #27 Lee Parks

Vernon Vipers rookie forward Lee Parks talks about how he got involved in hockey, his decision to move away from home to play Prep hockey in the States and the best place to eat in Stittsville, Ontario. This Player Profile presented by The Stor-It Place.

Here is Lee Parks Player Profile from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,


Player Profile #27 Lee Parks - YouTube

Trois-Rivières Lions Place Former Vernon Viper Stapley On Injured Reserve:

The ECHL Trois-Rivières Lions have placed former Vernon Vipers forward

Brett Stapley on Injured Reserve.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,


Stapley is in his first season with the ECHL Trois-Rivières Lions. In 28 games, Stapley has (3-goals-20-assists-23-points).

Stapley played the past four seasons at the University of Denver from 2018-2022 before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Laval Rocket August 30th 2022. The Rocket cut Stapley from training camp October 10th 2022 before signing with the ECHL Trois-Rivières Lions October 11th 2022.

Stapley attended the Anaheim Ducks development camp in 2017 & the Montreal Canadiens development camp in 2020. Stapley was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in Round 7 of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Stapley played three seasons in Vernon from 2015-2018. In 153 games with the Vipers, Stapley collected (47-goals-74-assists-121-points).

Brett Stapley's Player Profile:

Monday, January 30, 2023

Vernon Vipers-Wenatchee Wild Highlights:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Wenatchee Wild highlights from January 28th 2023 in front of 3,368 fans at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, Washington.

Here are the highlights from the NCWLIFE YouTube page,

Wenatchee Wild stop Vipers 2023-01-30 - YouTube

Former Viper Hammond Announces Retirement:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond

has announced his retirement.

Here is the press release from www.sportsnet.ca,


Here is a story from mapleridgenews.com,


Hammond played this season with the KHL Traktor Chelyabinsk. After 2 games Hammond's contract was terminated October 20th 2022. Hammond went 0-2 with a 4.33 GAA

Traktor Chelyabinsk is a professional ice hockey team based in Chelyabinsk Russia.

Hammond signed a professional tryout with the Florida Panthers August 10th 2022 but didn't report to the Panthers before signing with the KHL Traktor Chelyabinsk September 16th 2022.

Hammond finished the 2021-22 season with the New Jersey Devils. Hammond spent the 2021-22 season with the American Hockey League Iowa Wild, Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils. 

Hammond started the 2021-22 season with the Minnesota Wild but was playing with the American Hockey League Iowa Wild, before being traded to the Montreal Canadiens February 12th 2022. The Canadiens traded Hammond to New Jersey March 21st 2022. 

Hammond spent the 2020-21 season on the Minnesota Wild's taxi squad. Traktor Chelyabinsk was Hammond's tenth team since 2017. Hammond has also played for Ottawa, Colorado, Montreal, Minnesota, Buffalo & New Jersey. Prior to joining the Montreal Canadiens, Hammond hadn't played in the NHL since the 2017-18 season where he split the season between the Colorado Avalanche and American Hockey League Bellville Senators and San Antonio Rampage.

Hammond played four years at Bowling Green University from 2009-2013 before signing his first professional contract with the Ottawa Senators March 20th 2013.

Hammond made his NHL/Senators debut February 27th 2014 vs the Detroit Red Wings. Hammond recorded his first NHL victory February 18th 2015 making 42 saves in a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Hammond is the only goaltender in NHL history to record 21 wins in his first 27 career NHL games.

Hammond played parts of two seasons in Vernon from 2007-2009. The Surrey Eagles traded Hammond to Vernon during the 2007-08 season. In 52 games with the Vipers, Hammond went 33-15-1 with 6 shutouts.

Andrew Hammond's Player Profile:

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Vernon Vipers Player Profile - #4 Julian Facchinelli

Our player spotlight is on #4 Julian Facchinelli! Julian talks about how teddy bears were used to get him on the ice, how he's improving his game and the gift Ethan David gave him for Christmas!

Here is Julian Facchinelli's Player Profile from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,


Vipers Player Profile - #4 Julian Facchinelli - YouTube

Monsters Sign Vipers Alumni Hanson:

The American Hockey League Cleveland Monsters have signed former

Vernon Vipers goaltender Darion Hanson to pro tryout (PTO) contract

Here is the press release from the Cleveland Monsters website,


This is Hanson's second stint with the Monsters this season. Hanson is in his first season with the ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates. The Ghost Pirates signed Hanson August 9th 2022. In 10 games, Hanson is 3-4 with a 3.10 GAA

Hanson started the 2022-23 season with the Ghost Pirates before the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters signed Hanson to a professional tryout (PTO) contract November 3rd 2022. The Monsters returned Hanson to the ECHL November 8th 2022.

Hanson played the 2021-22 season at the University of Conneticut, before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Lehigh Valley Phantoms March 29th 2022. Hanson didn’t play a game with the Phantoms was released April 8th 2022. The ECHL Reading Royals signed Hanson April 8th 2022. The Royals loaned Hanson to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms April 9th 2022. Hanson never played a game with the Phantoms.

In 35 games at the University of Conneticut, Hanson went 20-15 with a 2.24 GAA Hanson become the first Huskies goaltender to record 20 wins in a season, setting a new school record. 

Hanson was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2020 was invited to the Philadelphia Flyers development camp in 2017, Toronto Maple Leafs development camp in 2018 and the Buffalo Sabres development camp in 2019.

Hanson played parts of one season in Vernon with the 2016-17 Vernon Vipers. The Vipers acquired Hanson from the United States Hockey League Youngstown Phantoms November 18th 2016. No details on the trade were released. In 21 games with the Vipers, Hanson went 14-4 with 2 shutouts and a 1.84 GAA

Darion Hanson’s Player Profile:

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Wenatchee 4 Vernon 1

The Wenatchee Wild improve to 17-19-1-2 after a 4-1 victory over the 17-17-0-4 Vernon Vipers in front of 3,368 fans at the Town Toyota Center.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Wenatchee Wild Saturday, January 28, 2023 | BCHL League Site

Game Report,

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Text Box Score,

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Game Preview: Vernon @ Wenatchee:

Vernon (17-16-0-4) @ Wenatchee (16-19-1-2) 6:05pm

Tonight is the fifth and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Wenatchee Wild. The Vipers are 3-1 vs the Wild this season

Vernon's record & stats vs the Wild since 2015

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 15-15-1-0 vs Wenatchee

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 9-6-1-0 at home vs
Wenatchee

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 6-7-0-0 in Wenatchee

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012-13 Vernon is 0-2-0-0 vs Wenatchee at the Showcase

Since the 2015-16 regular season Wenatchee has outscored Vernon 96-86

The Wilds last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-1 victory on Saturday, November 6th 2021

The Wilds last regular season win at home over Vernon was a 4-1 victory on Tuesday, December 13th 2022

The Vipers last regular season win in Wenatchee was a 4-2 victory on Friday, January 27th 2023

The Vipers last regular season win at home over Wenatchee was a 3-2 victory on Saturday, December 17th 2022

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Vernon 4 Wenatchee 2

The Vernon Vipers improve to 17-16-0-4 after a 4-2 victory over the 16-19-1-2 Wenatchee Wild in front of 2,760 fans at the Town Toyota Center.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Wenatchee Wild Friday, January 27, 2023 | BCHL League Site

Game Report,

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Text Box Score,

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Game Preview: Vernon @ Wenatchee:

Vernon (16-16-0-4) @ Wenatchee (16-18-1-2) 7:05pm

Tonight is the fourth of five regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Wenatchee Wild. The Vipers are 2-1 vs the Wild this season

Vernon's record & stats vs the Wild since 2015

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 14-15-1-0 vs Wenatchee

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 9-6-1-0 at home vs
Wenatchee

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 5-7-0-0 in Wenatchee

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012-13 Vernon is 0-2-0-0 vs Wenatchee at the Showcase

Since the 2015-16 regular season Wenatchee has outscored Vernon 94-82

The Wilds last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-1 victory on Saturday, November 6th 2021

The Wilds last regular season win at home over Vernon was a 4-1 victory on Tuesday, December 13th 2022

The Vipers last regular season win in Wenatchee was a 4-3 victory on Thursday, February 17th 2022

The Vipers last regular season win at home over Wenatchee was a 3-2 victory on Saturday, December 17th 2022

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Vernon Vipers-Penticton Vees Highlights:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Penticton Vees highlights from January 25th 2023 in front of 2,276 fans at Kal Tire Place in Vernon.

Here are the highlights from the Penticton Vees YouTube page,

25-01-23 Vees (4) at Vipers (0) - YouTube

Ex Viper Gurkan Named AJHL Player Of The Week:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Kurt Gurkan was one of three

players named the Alberta Junior Hockey League Player of the Week.

Here is the press release from the Alberta Junior Hockey League website,

DANIELSON, WEISS AND GURKAN NAMED AJHL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS | Alberta Junior Hockey League


Gurkan is in his first season with the Alberta Junior Hockey League Blackfalds Bulldogs. In 18 games, Gurkan has (6-goals-4-assists-10-points).


Gurkan started the 2022-23 season with the Vernon Vipers. Gurkan committed to the Vernon Vipers for the 2022-23 season February 20th 2022. The Vipers traded Kurt Gurkan & David Brandes November 30th 2022 to the Alberta Junior Hockey League Blackfalds Bulldogs for future considerations. In 19 games with the Vipers, Gurkan collected (1-goal-4-assists-5-points).


Kurt Gurkan's Player Profile:


Kurt Gurkan - Elite Prospects

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Penticton 4 Vernon 0

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my whole life. My family watched Senior mens hockey in Vernon in the 1950's and has been watching Junior hockey in Vernon since it started in 1961. I have two family members that played Junior hockey in Vernon. I have had season tickets since 1990 and missed 5 home games since 2004 and 46 home games since 1990. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 2.2 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't watch or attend tonight's Vipers game, here are my thoughts and views from tonight's hockey game. You may agree or disagree, but we all have our own opinion on the hockey game and see things differently. I try to be professional and give a fare game recap from both sides. Thank you for visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers-Vees game as Penticton defeated Vernon 4-0 in front of 2,276 fans at Kal Tire Place.


Starting Goaltenders:


Vernon Vipers: Ethan David
Penticton Vees: Luca Di Pasquo

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Game Preview: Penticton @ Vernon:

Penticton (32-3-0-0) @ Vernon (16-15-0-4)

7
pm

Tonight is the fourth of five regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Penticton Vees. The Vees are 3-0 vs the Vipers this season

Vernon's record & stats vs the Vees since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is
48-59-11-5 vs Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Penticton has outscored Vernon 377-317

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 24-25-4-2 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 21-30-3-4 in Penticton

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 0-1-1-0 vs Penticton at the Showcase

The Vees are 9-0-0-0-1 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 1-7-1-1 in their last ten games in Penticton

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Penticton was a 2-0 victory on Friday, December 13th 2019

The Vees last regular season win in Vernon was a 6-3 victory on January 1st 2023

The Vipers last regular season win in Penticton was a 2-1 overtime victory on Friday, October 18th 2019

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Americans Place Vipers Alumni Finlay On Injured Reserve:

The ECHL Allen Americans have placed former Vernon Vipers forward

Liam Finlay on Injured Reserve.

Here is the transaction from the ECHL website,


Finlay is in his first season with the ECHL Allen Americans. The Americans signed Finlay September 27th 2022. In 25 games, Finlay has (13-goals-16-assists-29-points).

Finlay played the past two seasons in Europe playing with four different teams (KOVEE, HK Nitra, Tingsryds AIF & EHC Freiburg) from 2020-2022.

Finlay played four years at Denver University from 2016-2020 before signing his first professional contract with Koovee September 7th 2020. Koovee is a Finnish ice hockey team that plays in the Mestis, second-tier league where the team is based in Tampere, Finland. 

Finlay attended the Vancouver Canucks development camp in July 2019.

Finlay played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2014-2016) after coming over in a trade with the Penticton Vees. The Vipers traded the Junior A playing rights of Dakota Conroy & future considerations October 28th 2014 to the Penticton Vees for Liam Finlay. In 96 games with the Vipers, Finlay collected (39-goals-69-assists-109-points).

Liam Finlay's Player Profile:

Railers Place Ex Viper Forward Coughlin On Reserve:

The ECHL Worcester Railers have placed former Vernon Vipers forward

Liam Coughlin on reserve.

Here is the report from the ECHL website,


Coughlin is in his second season with the Railers. Coughlin signed with the Railers as a free agent August 3rd 2021. In 32 games, Coughlin has (3-goals-11-assists-14-points).

Coughlin played the 2021-22 season with the ECHL Worcester Railers. During the 2021-22 season Coughlin was called up to the American Hockey League, playing with the Bridgeport Islanders, Springfield Thunderbirds & Providence Bruins before being returned to the ECHL.

Coughlin signed a professional tryout contract with the American Hockey League Bridgeport Islanders December 28th 2021 was released after going pointless in 2 games with the Islanders. The Railers loaned Coughlin to the American Hockey League Springfield Thunderbirds January 6th 2022 was returned to the ECHL after one assist in 2 games with the Thunderbirds. The American Hockey League Providence Bruins signed Coughlin to a professional tryout contract April 29th 2022.

Coughlin played four seasons at Vermont University from 2015-2019 before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Rockford IceHogs May 19th 2019.

Coughlin was drafted 130th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in Round 5 at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Coughlin didn't play a game with the Oilers, was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks July 6th 2015. Coughlin has yet to play a game with the Blackhawks.

Coughlin played two seasons in Vernon from 2013-2015. In 107 games with the Vipers, Coughlin collected (38-goals-67-assists-105-points).

Liam Coughlin's Player Profile:

Monday, January 23, 2023

BCHL Top Prospects Game Highlights:

Here are the 2023 BCHL Top Prospects Game highlights from January 20th 2023 in front of 2,508 fans at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.

Here are the highlights from the Penticton Vees YouTube page,

BCHL Top Prospects Game (Jan. 20) - YouTube

Here are some highlights from the 2023 BCHL Alumni Game/BCHL Skills Competition from January 21st 2023 in front of fans at the newly built outdoor rink in Penticton, BC

Here are some highlights from Castanet.net,

NHL, BCHL all-stars play - YouTube

Ghost Pirates Activate Ex Viper Goaltender Hanson From Reserve:

The ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates have activated former Vernon Vipers

goaltender Darion Hanson from reserve.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,


Hanson is in his first season with the ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates. The Ghost Pirates signed Hanson August 9th 2022. In 10 games, Hanson is 3-4 with a 3.10 GAA

Hanson started the 2022-23 season with the Ghost Pirates before the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters signed Hanson to a professional tryout (PTO) contract November 3rd 2022. The Monsters returned Hanson to the ECHL November 8th 2022.

Hanson played the 2021-22 season at the University of Conneticut, before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Lehigh Valley Phantoms March 29th 2022. Hanson didn’t play a game with the Phantoms was released April 8th 2022. The ECHL Reading Royals signed Hanson April 8th 2022. The Royals loaned Hanson to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms April 9th 2022. Hanson never played a game with the Phantoms.

In 35 games at the University of Conneticut, Hanson went 20-15 with a 2.24 GAA Hanson become the first Huskies goaltender to record 20 wins in a season, setting a new school record. 

Hanson was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award in 2020 was invited to the Philadelphia Flyers development camp in 2017, Toronto Maple Leafs development camp in 2018 and the Buffalo Sabres development camp in 2019.

Hanson played parts of one season in Vernon with the 2016-17 Vernon Vipers. The Vipers acquired Hanson from the United States Hockey League Youngstown Phantoms November 18th 2016. No details on the trade were released. In 21 games with the Vipers, Hanson went 14-4 with 2 shutouts and a 1.84 GAA

Darion Hanson’s Player Profile:

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Vernon Vipers Add Sixteen Players To Reserve Roster:

The Vernon Vipers have added sixteen players to their reserve roster.

Vernon Vipers 2022-23 Reserve Roster,

Vernon Vipers Roster 2022-23 Regular Season | BCHL League Site

Forwards:

Seamus Boyd 04
Morgan Hackman 07
Erik Pastro 05
Warren Roberts-Lee 04
Bronson Ross 06
Jack Sears 06
Jake Skogstad 07
Ben Sutton 05
Kevin-Thomas Walters 02

Defence:

Owen Aura 05
Tag Bryson 04
Linden Burrett 06
Gradey Hope 07

Goaltenders:

Dylan Adams 06
Liam Hallett 05
Brendan Smith 04

Up My Hockey with Jason Podollan & Vernon Lakers/Vernon Vipers Alumni Troy Mick:

Vernon's Jason Podollan from Up My Hockey Podcast interview's

f
ormer Vernon Lakers/Vernon Vipers alumni Troy Mick.

Here is the interview from Up My Hockey with Jason Podollan,


Mick joined the Wenatchee Wild’s organization February 7th 2022. Mick was named Hockey Director and Head Coach of the Wenatchee Wolves 18UAAA team and the Wenatchee Wilderness 16UAAA team. Mick took over April 1st 2022.

Mick spent last season as Head Coach of the Philadelphia Hockey Club 16U team. Prior to coaching in Philadelphia, Mick spent the previous six seasons in the BCHL with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks as General Manager, Head Coach and President and part owner.

Mick was also involved in coaching in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League & Western Hockey League with Revelstoke, Portland, Kamloops & Tri-Cities from 2000-2010.

Mick played three seasons of semi pro hockey in the IHL & ECHL from 1990-1993 before retiring from professional hockey due to injury.

Mick played two seasons in Vernon from 1984-1986 with the Vernon Lakers before being traded to the Merritt Warriors during the 1985-86 season. In 17 games with the Lakers, Mick collected (4-goals-8-assists-12-points). Mick was also an Assistant Coach and in charge of marketing with the Vernon Lakers from 1993-1995 Mick was also an Assistant Coach with the 1995-96 Vernon Vipers before being named Head Coach/GM for the 1996-97 season. Mick was Head Coach/GM of the Vernon Vipers from 1996-2000 before returning to Vernon as GM from 2005-2007. 

Mick was drafted in Round 7 130th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. 

Troy Mick's Player/Coaching Profile:

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Lions Place Ex Viper Forward Stapley On Reserve:

The ECHL Trois-Rivières Lions have placed former Vernon Vipers forward

Brett Stapley on reserve.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,


Stapley is in his first season with the ECHL Trois-Rivières Lions. In 23 games, Stapley has (2-goals-16-assists-18-points).

Stapley played the past four seasons at the University of Denver from 2018-2022 before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Laval Rocket August 30th 2022. The Rocket cut Stapley from training camp October 10th 2022 before signing with the ECHL Trois-Rivières Lions October 11th 2022.

Stapley attended the Anaheim Ducks development camp in 2017 & the Montreal Canadiens development camp in 2020. Stapley was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in Round 7 of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Stapley played three seasons in Vernon from 2015-2018. In 153 games with the Vipers, Stapley collected (47-goals-74-assists-121-points).

Brett Stapley's Player Profile: