Monday, October 25, 2021

Former Vernon Laker Naylor Suspended:

Nanaimo Clippers Head Coach/GM & former Vernon Lakers forward Darren

Naylor has been suspended one game.

Here is the suspension listed on the league website,

Discipline | BCHL League Site

Naylor is in his fourth season with the Nanaimo Clippers as Head Coach/GM, Vice President & Director of Hockey Operations. 

Naylor played three seasons in the COHL, CHL, SUHL, PHL, WCHL & NAL from 1993-1996 with six different teams before retiring from professional hockey in 1996. Naylor was a scout and been coaching since 2005. Naylor was Head Coach/GM of the PIJHL Delta Ice Hawks from 2016-2018 before joining the Nanaimo Clippers in 2017. 

Naylor played parts of one season in Vernon with the 1989-90 Vernon Lakers. Naylor was traded to Vernon during the 1989-90 season. The Lakers were Naylor's third team in his final year of Junior hockey. In 20 games with the Vernon Lakers, Naylor collected (8-goals-27-assists-35-points).

Darren Naylor's Player & Coaching Profile:

Darren Naylor - Elite Prospects

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Vernon Vipers-Alberni Valley Bulldogs Highlight's:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Alberni Valley Bulldogs game highlight's from the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack October 24th 2021.

Here are the highlight's from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Vernon vs Alberni Valley [10-24-2021] - YouTube

BCHL Showcase: Vernon 3 Alberni Valley 0

The Vernon Vipers improve to 3-2-0-0 after a 3-0 victory at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack over the 3-2-1-0 Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Vernon outshoots Alberni Valley 33-25 Ethan David in his first career BCHL game records his first career BCHL shutout. Since the BCHL Showcase started in 2012 the Vipers are 6-6-4-2 overall at the BCHL Showcase.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

| BCHL League Site

Game Report,

Game Report (hockeytech.com)

Text Box Score,

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

Game Preview: BCHL Showcase: Alberni Valley vs Vernon:

Alberni Valley (3-1-1-0) @ Vernon (2-2-0-0) 11am

Today is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The Vipers went 2-0 vs the Bulldogs during the 2019-20 season

Vernon's record & stats vs the Bulldogs since 2003

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 5-6-4-2 at the Showcase

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 2-1-4-2 as the home team at the Showcase 

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 3-4-0-1 as the road team at the Showcase

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 23-6-3-2 vs Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Alberni Valley 135-79

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 13-3-0-2 at home vs Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 10-3-2-0 in Alberni Valley

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012-13 Vernon is 0-0-0-1 vs Alberni Valley at the Showcase

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Vernon Vipers-Chilliwack Chiefs Highlight's:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Chilliwack Chiefs game highlight's from the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack October 23rd 2021.

Here are the highlight's from Robbie Clarke Snooks YouTube page,

BCHL Highlights | Chilliwack vs. Vernon - Oct. 23rd, 2021 - YouTube

Here are the highlight's from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Vernon vs Chilliwack [10-23-2021] - YouTube

Vernon Vipers Post Game Interview With Colton Sparrow:

Graham Turnbull talks to Vernon Vipers Assistant Coach Colton Sparrow after

Saturday's 4-1 victory over the Chilliwack Chiefs at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack.

Here is the interview from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

2021-10-23 Post Game Show - YouTube

Saturday, October 23, 2021

BCHL Showcase: Vernon 4 Chilliwack 1

The Vernon Vipers improve to 2-2-0-0 after a 4-1 victory over the 3-3-0-0 Chilliwack Chiefs at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack. Vernon outshot Chilliwack 34-23 This was the Vipers first win in Chilliwack since a 5-4 overtime win in Chilliwack October 12th 2013.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

| BCHL League Site

Game Report,

Game Report (hockeytech.com)

Text Box Score,

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

Game Preview: BCHL Showcase Vernon @ Chilliwack:

Vernon (1-2-0-0) @ Chilliwack (3-2-0-0) 7:30pm

Tonight is the first and only regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Chilliwack Chiefs. The Chiefs & Vipers split the 2019-20 season series 1-1

Vernon's record & stats vs the Chiefs since 2003

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 4-6-4-2 at the Showcase 

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 2-1-4-2 as the home team at the Showcase

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 2-4-0-1 as the road team at the Showcase 

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 14-11-1-4 vs. Chilliwack

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Chilliwack 99-93

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 12-2-0-0 at home vs. Chilliwack

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 2-9-1-2 in Chilliwack

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012-13 Vernon is 0-0-0-1 vs Chilliwack at the Showcase

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Vernon Vipers BCHL Showcase Promo Video:

Here is a Vernon Vipers BCHL Showcase promo video. The Vipers play Chilliwack & Alberni Valley at the 2021 BCHL Showcase this weekend in Chilliwack.

Here is the video from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Showcase Promo 2021 - YouTube

Friday, October 22, 2021

Former Vernon Viking Holland Awarded Freedom Of The City:

The City of Vernon has awarded former Vernon Vikings goaltender Ken

Holland with the freedom of the city.

Here is the story from Castanet.net,

NHL's Ken Holland awarded freedom of the city by hometown Vernon - Vernon News - Castanet.net

Holland is in his third season as President & General Managaer of the Edmonton Oilers.

Holland started as an NHL scout with the Detroit Red Wings in 1985. Holland was a scout with the Red Wings from 1985-1987 before being named to Director of Amateur Scouting in 1987 until being named Assistant General Manager in 1994 then named General Manager & Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations in 1997. Holland left the Red Wings in 2019 was named General Manager & President of Hockey Operations of the Edmonton Oilers May 7th 2019.

Holland was drafted 188th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 12 of the 1975 NHL Draft. Holland never played a game with the Maple Leafs, played in only four games with the Hartford Whalers & Detroit Red Wings before retiring from professional hockey in 1985.

Holland played one season in Vernon with the 1973-74 Vernon Vikings.

Ken Holland's Player/GM Profile:

Ken Holland - Elite Prospects

Vernon Vipers 2021-22 Player Intro Video:

The Vernon Vipers unveiled their 2021-22 Player Introduction video at the home opener October 16th 2021 vs the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Here is the video that is on HockeyTube.net,

Vipers 2021-22 Player Intro - YouTube

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Cyclones Sign Vipers Alumni Coughlin:

The ECHL Cincinnato Cyclones have signed former Vernon Vipers

defenceman Johnny Coughlin to a qualifying offer.

Here is the press release from the Cincinnati Cyclones website,

Cyclones Bring Back Johnny Coughlin - Cincinnati Cyclones (cycloneshockey.com)

Coughlin was suppose to play last season with the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones. The Cyclones opt out of the 2020-21 season as part of the ECHL's COVID-19 Voluntary Suspension Policy. Coughlin played in 9 games with the Cyclones during the 2019-20 season.

Coughlin started last season with the ECHL Fort Wayne Komets after signing a professional contract with the team January 27th 2021. Coughlin was added to the Komets training camp roster January 29th 2021 but never played a game before being released February 10th 2021. The ECHL Rapid City Rush signed Coughlin February 13th 2021. In 26 games last season with the Rush, Coughlin collected (2-goals-3-assists-5-points).

Coughlin played four years at the College of Holy Cross from 2015-2019 before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Maine Mariners March 15th 2019.

Coughlin played one season in Vernon with the 2014-15 Vernon Vipers. In 55 games with the Vipers, Coughlin collected (3-goals-15-assists-18-points).

Johnny Coughlin's Player Profile:

Johnny Coughlin - Elite Prospects

Graham Turnbull On The 2021-22 Vernon Vipers:

Graham Turnbull's thought's on the 2021-22 Vernon Vipers.

Here is the interview from the Vernon Matters YouTube page,

Graham Turnbull on the 2021-22 Vernon Vipers - YouTube

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

BCHL News & Trades:

BCHL News & Trades:

Cowichan-Nanaimo Trade:

Clippers acquire Jayden Shull from Cowichan Valley Capitals | Nanaimo Clippers

Surrey Eagles Name Darby Captain:

Eagles Announce Their Leadership Team For 2021-22 Season | Surrey Eagles

BCHL Implements New Player Support Program:

BCHL implements new player support program for 2021-22 | BCHL League Site

Express Name Leadership Group:

Leadership Group Announced | Coquitlam Express

Salmon Arm-Winnipeg Trade:

Backs Acquire Ladyman in Trade with Blues | Salmon Arm Silverbacks (sasilverbacks.com)

Bucks Announce Roster Update:

Bucks Announces Roster Update | Cranbrook Bucks

Nanaimo-Penticton Trade:

Clippers acquire Defenseman Owen Forfellow from Penticton Vees | Nanaimo Clippers

Wild Name Emerson Captain:

Wild announce leadership group for 2021-22 season | Wenatchee Wild (wenatcheewildhockey.com)

Four BCHL Officials To Become First All-Female Crew To Work Junior A Game:

Four BCHL officials to become first all-female crew to work a Canadian Junior A game | BCHL League Site

Coquitlam-Cowichan Trade:

Express acquire Fontana and Schovanek | Coquitlam Express

Cranbrook Bucks Name Bentham Captain:

BUCKS ANNOUNCES 2021-2022 CAPTAIN AND LEADERSHIP GROUP | Cranbrook Bucks

Primo Joins Eagles:

Michigan Native Primo Self Joins Surrey For 2021-22 Season | Surrey Eagles

Kings Name Finlay Captain:

Dylan Finlay named Captain along with 5 assistants | Powell River Kings Junior A Hockey Club

Prince George-Cowichan Trade:

Spruce Kings Trade Kern To Cowichan Valley | Prince George Spruce Kings

BCHL Announces Retro Theme Night Schedule:

BCHL announces retro theme night schedule | BCHL League Site

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2021-22 Player Intro Video:

Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2021-22 Player Intro - YouTube

Smoke Eaters Name Wolford Captain:

Smoke Eaters Announce 2021 Leadership Group | Trail Smoke Eaters

Cranbrook-Prince George Trade:

Bucks Move Nathan Fox to PG | Cranbrook Bucks

Vernon Vipers Add Compton To Roster:

The Vernon Vipers have added 16 yr old defenceman Dylan Compton to

their reserve roster. 

No official press release from the Vernon Vipers, but Compton is listed on the Vipers reserve roster.

Compton is in his third season with the CSSHL U18 Shawingan Lake U18 Prep team.

Vernon Vipers 2021-22 Roster,

| BCHL League Site

Dylan Compton's Player Profile:

Dylan Compton - Elite Prospects

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Vernon-Brooks Trade:

The Vernon Vipers have traded forward Ethan Mercer to the Alberta Junior Hockey

League Brooks Bandits for future considerations.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Vipers Deal Mercer | Vernon Vipers

Here is the press release from the Brooks Bandits website,

Brooks Bandits | News Archives

Ethan Mercer's Player Profile:

Ethan Mercer - Elite Prospects


Thumbs Up For Viper Burger:

The Roster Sports Club invited former Vernon Vipers forward Aaron Volpatti & Vernon Vipers broadcaster Graham Turnbull to try their new Viper Smash burger.

Here is the story from Castanet.net,

Competition beginning to heat up in NOCLS Golden Burger challenge - Vernon News - Castanet.net

Vernon Vipers Salute City’s Lengthy Hockey History In Retro Jersey:

The Vernon Vipers pay tribute to the long junior and senior hockey history in Vernon after unveiling their new retro jerseys on October 14th 2021.

Here is the full story from the Vernon Morning Star,

VIDEO: Vernon Vipers salute city’s lengthy hockey history in retro jersey – Vernon Morning Star

Monday, October 18, 2021

Hytec Weekly Wrap Up With Jason McKee:

Graham Turnbull talks with Vernon Vipers Head Coach/GM Jason McKee about

the home & home series vs Salmon Arm over the weekend.

Here is the interview from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Hytec Weekly Wrap Up [10-16-2021] - YouTube

Roan Clarke Makes Two Awesome Saves:

Vernon Vipers goaltender Roan Clarke made two incredible saves during the

Vipers home opener Saturday in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Here are the highlight's from the Hockeytube YouTube page,

HH - #31 Roan Clarke makes two big saves - YouTube

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Vernon Vipers Post Game Interview With Jason McKee:

Graham Turnbull talks to Vernon Vipers Head Coach/GM Jason McKee after

Saturday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the Vipers home opener.

Here is the interview from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

2021-10-6 Post Game Show - YouTube

Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks Highlight's:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks game highlight's from the Vipers home opener at Kal Tire Place October 16th 2021.

Here are the highlight's from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Vernon vs Salmon Arm [10-16-2021] - YouTube

Here are the highlight's from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks YouTube page,

Game Highlights: Silverbacks 3 @ Vipers 4 OT - YouTube

Must See Moment: Clarke Takes Away A Sure Goal Reaching Back With The Stick:

Vernon Vipers goaltender Roan Clarke stops Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward

Simon Tassy on a highlight reel save during Vernon's 4-3 overtime victory over Salmon Arm.

Here is the highlight from the BCHL Youtube page,

Must See Moment: Roan Clarke takes away a sure goal reaching back with the stick - YouTube

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Vipers Home Opener: Vernon 4 Salmon Arm 3 Overtime

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following junior hockey in Vernon my entire life. My family has been watching/following senior mens hockey in Vernon since the 1950s and junior hockey in Vernon since it started in 1961. I have had season tickets since 1990 and missed only 5 home games since 2004 and 46 home games since 1990. I'm not a journalist, writer, reporter or work for the Vernon Vipers. I don't get paid to do this blog and do this blog on my own personal time. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 2 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't watch or attend tonight's Vipers game, here are my thoughts and views from tonight's game. You may agree or disagree but we all have our own opinon on the hockey game. 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 home opener as Vernon defeated Salmon Arm 4-3 overtime in front of 1,500 fans at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon Vipers: Roan Clarke
Salmon Arm Silverbacks: Owen Say

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Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks Highlight's:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks game highlight's from the Silverbacks home opener at the Shaw Centre October 15th 2021.

Here are the highlight's from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Youtube page,

Game Highlights: Vipers 2 @ Silverbacks 4 - YouTube

Game Preview: Vipers Home Opener: Salmon Arm @ Vernon:

Salmon Arm (2-0-0-0) @ Vernon (0-2-0-0) 6pm

Tonight is the second of seven regular season meetings between the Salmon Arm Silverbacks & Vernon Vipers. The Silverbacks lead the regular season series 1-0

Vernon's regular season record & stats vs the Silverbacks since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 71-45-13-7-1 vs Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 36-23-7-2-1 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 29-21-8-3 in Salmon Arm

The Silverbacks are 3-5-1-0-1 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 6-2-1-0 in their last ten games in Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Salmon Arm was a 3-1 victory on Friday, May 7th 2021

The Silverbacks last regular season win in Vernon was a 6-2 victory on Saturday, May 1st 2021

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Must See Moment: Tassy Continues Hot Streak Against Vernon With Hat-Trick:

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy records a hat-trick Friday night in a

4-2 victory over the visiting Vernon Vipers.

Here are Tassy's three goals from the BCHL Youtube page,

Must See Moment: Simon Tassy continues hot streak against Vernon with a hat-trick - YouTube

Silverbacks Home Opener: Salmon Arm 4 Vernon 2

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my entire life. My family has been watching/following Senior mens hockey in Vernon since the 1950s and Junior hockey in Vernon since it started in 1961. I have had season tickets since 1990 and only missed 5 home games since 2004 and 46 home games since 1990. I'm not a journalist, writer, reporter or work for the Vernon Vipers. I don't get paid to do this blog and do this blog on my own personal time. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 2 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't watch or attend tonight's Vipers game, here are my thought's and views from tonight's game. You may agree or disagree with me but we all have our own opinion on the hockey game. 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 Silverbacks home opener as Salmon Arm defeated Vernon 4-2 in front of 750 fans at the Shaw Centre. Due to COVID-19 all teams are only allowed 50% capacity. The Silverbacks are only allowed 750 fans per game due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon Vipers: Roan Clarke
Salmon Arm Silverbacks: Owen Say

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Game Preview: Silverbacks Home Opener: Vernon @ Salmon Arm:

Vernon (0-1-0-0) @ Salmon Arm (1-0-0-0) 7pm

Tonight is the first of seven regular season meetings between the Salmon Arm Silverbacks & Vernon Vipers. The Silverbacks went 2-0 vs Vernon in the preseason

Vernon's regular season record & stats vs the Silverbacks since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 71-45-13-7-1 vs Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 36-22-7-2-1 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 29-20-8-3 in Salmon Arm

The Silverbacks are 3-5-1-0-1 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 7-1-1-0 in their last ten games in Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Salmon Arm was a 3-1 victory on Friday, May 7th 2021

The Silverbacks last regular season win in Vernon was a 6-2 victory on Saturday, May 1st 2021

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