Thursday, February 25, 2021

BCHL News & Trades:

BCHL News & Trades: 

Pichette Commits To Vees For 2021-22 Season:

NEWS: Vees Add Thomas Pichette For 2021/22 Season | Penticton Vees

Prince George Spruce Kings Unveil New Alternate Jerseys:

Spruce Kings Unveil New Alternate Jersey | Prince George Spruce Kings

Remick Commits To Silverbacks For 2021-22 Season:

Maine Commit Remick Commits to Silverbacks | Salmon Arm Silverbacks (sasilverbacks.com)

Spruce Kings Give Hawes Contract Extension:

GM Mike Hawes Signs Three Year Contract Extension | Prince George Spruce Kings

Backing Up The Alberni Valley Bulldogs:

Backing up the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs – Port Alberni Valley News

Gorton Commits To Grizzlies For 2021-22:

Victoria Grizzlies land son of New York Rangers GM Gorton | Victoria Grizzlies

Hjartarson Commits To Cranbrook Bucks For 2021-22 Season:

BUCKS COMMIT FORWARD KELLAN HJARTARSON FOR 2021-2022 SEASON | Cranbrook Bucks

Coquitlam Express GM Is Barely Older Than Team's Players:

Coquitlam Express GM is youngest in the BCHL - Tri-City News

Fuel Sign Ex Vernon Viper McNicholas:

The ECHL Indy Fuel have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Michael

McNicholas.

Here is the press release from the Indy Fuel website,

Indy Adds Forwards McNicholas and Olsson (indyfuelhockey.com)

McNicholas was suppose to start the 2020-21 season with the ECHL Maine Mariners after re-signing with the Mariners July 6th 2020. The Mariners suspended the 2020-21 season under the league's policy for COVID-19. The Mariners are set to return for the 2021-22 season. 

McNicholas spent the previous two seasons with the Mariners, signed with the ECHL Utah Grizzlies December 1st 2020. McNicholas had one goal in two games with the Grizzlies before being released December 29th 2020. 

McNicholas spent four years at the University of New Hampshire, signed his first professional contract with the ECHL Indy Fuel March 6th 2018.

McNicholas spent one season in Vernon (2013-14) The Vipers traded Aaron Hadley to the Nanaimo Clippers January 10th 2013 for future considerations (Michael McNicholas & Jordan Klimek). In 56 games with the Vipers, McNicholas collected (23-goals-46-assists-69-points).

McNicholas scored one of the biggest goals in recent Vipers history. McNicholas scored the overtime winning goal in Game 7 of the Interior division finals vs the Penticton Vees in 2014.

Here is Michael McNicholas's overtime winning goal,

Michael McNicholas Game 7 OT Winner Vipers vs Penticton Vees - YouTube

Michael McNicholas's Player Profile:

Michael McNicholas - Elite Prospects 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

COVID-Crunched BCHL Facing Trade Deadline Dilemma:

With the BCHL trade deadline Thursday, teams & general managers have hard decisions when the BCHL may or may not play.

Here is the full story from the Vernon Morning Star website,

COVID-crunched BCHL facing trade deadline dilemma with its 20-year-olds – Vernon Morning Star

MacInnes Leaves Vernon Vipers-Returns To Saskatoon Blades:

19 year old goaltender Koen MacInnes has left the Vernon Vipers and returned

to the Western Hockey League Saskatoon Blades. No official press release from the Saskatoon Blades but MacInnes is listed on the Saskatoon Blades roster.

Saskatoon Blades 2020-21 roster,

Saskatoon Blades – Official site of the Saskatoon Blades

The Western Hockey League announced February 12th it has been granted approval by public health officials from the Government of Saskatchewan to play in a Hub Center located in Regina, which will allow Saskatchewan & Manitoba based teams to open their season March 12th 2021.

Here is the press release from the Saskatoon Blades website,

Western Hockey League granted approval to host Hub Center in Regina – Saskatoon Blades

MacInnes spent the previous two seasons with the Saskatoon Blades before signing with the Vernon Vipers October 27th 2020. In 4 exhibition games this year with the Vipers, MacInnes went 1-1 with 1 shutout and a 1.95 GAA

Koen MacInnes's Player Profile:

Koen MacInnes - Elite Prospects

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Vipers Alumni Herbst Wins First Two Games With Fighting Saints:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Reilly Herbst won his first two games

with the United States Hockey League Dubuque Fighting Saints. 

Here is the full story from the Telegraph Herald newspaper,

USHL: Herbst backstops Fighting Saints to second straight victory | Local Sports | telegraphherald.com

Herbst is in his first season with the Fighting Saints after signing in early January. 

Herbst is with his second team this season after signing with the North American Hockey League Lone Star Brahmas in early January. Herbst never played a game with the Brahmas was released January 6th 2021.

Herbst was drafted 62nd overall in Round 3 of the North American Hockey League Entry Draft by the Jamestown Rebels. 

Herbst started last season with the United States Hockey League Chicago Steel before being acquired by the Vernon Vipers October 10th 2019. In 34 games with the Vipers, Herbst went 20-10 with 1 shutout and a 2.91 GAA

Reilly Herbst's Player Profile:

Reilly Herbst - Elite Prospects

BCHL Trade Deadline Looming:

The BC Hockey League trade deadline is February 25th 2021.

Teams have until 12pm Pacific time on February 25th to make trades with other Canadian Junior Hockey League teams and have until 3pm Pacific time to make trades with BCHL teams.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Ashton Commits To Vernon Vipers:

16 year old defenceman Luke Ashton has committed to the Vernon Vipers for the 2021-22 season.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Luke Ashton Commits To Snakes | Vernon Vipers

Luke Ashton's Player Profile:

Luke Ashton - Elite Prospects

The Western Hockey League Red Deer Rebels selected Luke Ashton 50th overall in round 3 at the WHL Bantam Draft.

Here is the press release from the Red Deer Rebels website,

Rebels select dynamic centre Kalan Lind sixth overall, add local talent Talon Brigley as one of three second-round picks in WHL bantam draft – Red Deer Rebels

Carpendale Clears Western Hockey League Waivers/Becomes Free Agent:

Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Carpendale has cleared Western Hockey League

waivers and is now a free agent & can sign with any Western Hockey League team.

Here is the tweet from the Kamloops Blazers twitter account,

Kamloops Blazers on Twitter: "F Tyler Carpendale has cleared WHL waivers and is now a free-agent. Thanks for always being a first-class individual Carps! https://t.co/diwGPT9MH0" / Twitter

The Western Hockey League Kamloops Blazers loaned Tyler Carpendale to the Vernon Vipers October 27th 2020. Carpendale played in 6 exhibition games with the Vipers this season. Carpendale collected (3-goals-1-assist-4-points). 

Carpendale spent the previous three seasons with the Western Hockey League Kamloops Blazers & Seattle Thunderbirds. 

Tyler Carpendale's Player Profile:

Tyler Carpendale - Elite Prospects

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Fort Wayne Komets Add Former Vernon Viper Coughlin To Training Camp Roster:

Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Johnny Coughlin has been added to
 the ECHL Fort Wayne Komets training camp roster.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

ECHL Transactions - Jan. 29

Coughlin is in his first season with the Komets after signing a contract January 27th 2021.

Coughlin was suppose to start the season with the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones. The Cyclones re-signed Coughlin August 12th 2020. The Cyclones announced they have opt out of the 2020-21 season as part of the ECHL's COVID -19 Voluntary Suspension policy. The Cyclones plan to return to play for the 2021-22 season. Coughlin had two goals in nine games with Cincinnati last season.

Coughlin started the 2019-20 season with the ECHL Maine Mariners. Coughlin was traded to the ECHL Norfolk Admirals October 16th 2019. Coughlin played in nine games with the Admirals before being traded to Cincinnati February 20th 2020.

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

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

Johnny Coughlin's Player Profile:

Johnny Coughlin - Elite Prospects

Orlando Solar Bears Place Ex Viper Forward Andrusiak On Reserve:

The ECHL Orlando Solar Bears have placed former Vernon Vipers forward Zach

Andrusiak on reserve.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

ECHL Transactions - Jan. 22

Andrusiak was suppose to enter his second season with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads. The Steelheads re-signed Andrusiak September 10th 2020. The Steelheads announced December 7th 2020 the team has suspended the 2020-21 season under the league's policy for COVID-19. The Steelheads will prepare to return in October for the 2021-22 season. 

The Solar Bears signed Andrusiak January 22nd 2021.

Andrusiak played five seasons in the Western Hockey League with Tri-Cities, Seattle, Prince Albert & Everett before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads August 8th 2019.

Andrusiak played with the 2015-16 Vernon Vipers. The Vipers signed Andrusiak October 1st 2015 after being released by the Western Hockey League Tri-City Americans. Andrusiak had two assists in 15 games with the Vipers was released November 5th 2015.

Zach Andrusiak's Player Profile:

Zack Andrusiak - Elite Prospects

Saturday, February 20, 2021

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Six years ago today (February 20th 2015) Vernon Vipers forward Anthony

Latina recorded five points (2 goals & 3 assists) in a 11-3 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters in front of 2,689 fans at Kal Tire Place. Vernon Vipers forward Liam Finlay picked up three assists, while Vernon Vipers defenceman Ken Citron recorded four assists in the win. Vernon outshot Trail 50-23 Jarrod Schamerhorn made 20 saves in the win, while Brett Clark made 39 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Trail Smoke Eaters @ Vernon Vipers Friday, February 20, 2015 | BCHL League Site

Anthony Latina's Player Profile:

Anthony Latina - Elite Prospects

Friday, February 19, 2021

Vernon Vipers Sign Bafaro:

The Vernon Vipers have signed 20 yr old forward Seth Bafaro.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Vipers Acquire Bafaro | Vernon Vipers

Seth Bafaro's Player Profile:

Seth Bafaro - Elite Prospects

Vancouver Giants praise Bafaro as unsung hero on blueline,

Giants praise hard-nosed Bafaro as their unsung hero on the blueline | The Province

BCHL News & Trades:

BCHL News & Trades:

Vardy Commits To Vees For 2021-22 Season:

NEWS: Vees Land Defender Luke Vardy For 2021/22 Season | Penticton Vees

Spruce Kings Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Spruce Kings Players Test Positive for COVID-19 | Prince George Spruce Kings

Kim Commits To Coquitlam Express For 2021-22 Season:

North Vancouver native Owen Kim commits to Express | Coquitlam Express

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Face COVID-19 Challenges:

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs face COVID-19 challenges – Port Alberni Valley News

Penticton Vees, Having Lost 2021 Centennial Cup Due To COVID-19, To Chase 2022 Event:

Penticton Vees, having lost 2021 Centennial Cup, to chase 2022 event | The Province

Spruce Kings Give Evin Contract Extension:

Evin And Hockey Ops Staff Sign Contract Extensions | Prince George Spruce Kings

O'Brien Commits To Vees For 2021-22

NEWS: Vees Welcome Trevor O’Brien To 2021/22 Team | Penticton Vees

Neal Commits To Powell River Kings For 2021-22 Season:

Kings Commit to Hawks Forward Aaron Neal | Powell River Kings Junior A Hockey Club

Gibson Commits To Grizzlies For 2021-22

Grizzlies blueline recruit Justin Gibson forges own path behind NHL brother | Victoria Grizzlies

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Sixteen years ago today (February 19th 2005) Vernon Vipers forward Dean

Strong scored his third goal of the game at 2:02 of double overtime, giving the visiting Vernon Vipers a 6-5 double overtime win over the Powell River Kings in front of 806 fans at the Hap Parker Arena. Powell River outshot Vernon 46-31 Jon Olthuis & Mark Sibbald combined for 41 saves in the win, while Steve Bounds & Alex Evin combined for 25 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Powell River Kings Saturday, February 19, 2005 | BCHL League Site

Dean Strong's Player Profile:

Dean Strong - Elite Prospects

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Fighting Saints Sign Ex Vipers Goaltender Herbst:

The United States Hockey League Dubuque Fighting Saints have signed

former Vernon Vipers goaltender Reilly Herbst.

No official press release but Herbst was listed on the teams roster.

Herbst is joining his second team this season. The North American Hockey League Lone Star Brahmas signed Herbst in January 2021. Herbst never played a game was released January 6th 2021. 

Herbst was drafted 62nd overall in round 3 of the North American Hockey League Entry Draft by the Jamestown Rebels.

Herbst played parts of last season with the Vernon Vipers. The Vipers acquired Herbst October 10th 2019 from the United States Hockey League Chicago Steel. In 34 games with the Vipers, Herbst went 20-10 with 1 shutout and a 2.91 GAA

Reilly Herbst's Player Profile:

Reilly Herbst - Elite Prospects

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Ten years ago today (February 18th 2011) Vernon Vipers forward Kyle Murphy

scored three times in a 4-2 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters in front of 2,191 fans at Wesbild Centre. Vernon outshot Trail 27-18 Blake Voth made 16 saves in the win, while Kiefer Smiley made 23 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Trail Smoke Eaters @ Vernon Vipers Friday, February 18, 2011 | BCHL League Site

Kyle Murphy's Player Profile:

Kyle Murphy - Elite Prospects

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Adaszynski Commits To Vernon Vipers:

15 year old forward David Adaszynski has committed to the Vernon Vipers for the 2021-22 season.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Adaszynski To Join Snakes | Vernon Vipers

David Adaszynski's Player Profile:

David Adaszynski - Elite Prospects

The Western Hockey League Calgary Hitmen selected David Adaszynski 112th overall in the sixth round of the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.

Here is the press release from the Calgary Hitmen website,

Get To Know David Adaszynski – Calgary Hitmen (hitmenhockey.com)

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Fourteen years ago today (February 17th 2007) Vernon Vipers forward Scott Zurevinski recorded a hat trick while Vernon Vipers forwards Mike Ullrich & Kirk Meaver had five point nights each (2 goals & 3 assists) in a 11-1 win over the hometown Merritt Centennials in front of 680 fans at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Vernon outshot Merritt 42-30 Nick Olynyk made 29 saves in the win, while Jonathan Erickson made 31 saves in the loss. 

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Merritt Centennials Saturday, February 17, 2007 | BCHL League Site

Scott Zurevinski's Player Profile:

Scott Zurevinski - Elite Prospects

Mike Ullrich's Player Profile:

Mike Ullrich - Elite Prospects

Kirk Meaver's Player Profile:

Kirk Meaver - Elite Prospects

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Ex Viper Martin Placed On ECHL Commissioner's Exempt List:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Craig Martin has been placed on the ECHL

commissioner's exempt list.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

ECHL Transactions - Jan. 15

Martin is in his second season with the ECHL Jacksonville Icemen. In 11 games this season, Martin has (3-goals-2-assists-5-points).

Martin started the 2019-20 season with the ECHL Adirondack Thunder. Martin was traded to Jacksonville November 26th 2019. Martin had two points in seven games with the Thunder last year, while collected (7-goals-14-assists-21-points) in 41 games with the Icemen last season.

Martin spent four years at Quinnipiac University before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Springfield Thunderbirds April 2nd 2019. Martin didn't play a game with the Thunderbirds was released before signing with the ECHL Adirondack Thunder July 8th 2019.

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

Craig Martin's Player Profile:

Craig Martin - Elite Prospects

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Thirteen years ago today (February 16th 2008) Vernon Vipers forward Hunter

Bishop recorded a five point night (3 goals & 2 assists) in a 9-3 win over the visiting Quesnel Millionaires in front of 2,276 fans at the Vernon Multiplex. Vernon outshot Quesnel 50-19 Andrew Hammond made 16 saves in the victory, while Jeff Malcolm & David Briere combined for 41 saves in the loss. 

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Quesnel Millionaires @ Vernon Vipers Saturday, February 16, 2008 | BCHL League Site

Hunter Bishop's Player Profile:

Hunter Bishop - Elite Prospects

Monday, February 15, 2021

Great Clips Legendhairy Plays With Riley Brandt

Great Clips presents a big hit from Vernon Vipers forward Riley Brandt during a game vs Powell River on December 20th 2014. 

Here is the video from the Vernon Vipers facebook page,

Watch | Facebook

Whitecourt Wolverines Name Ex Viper Valin New Assistant Coach:

The Alberta Junior Hockey League Whitecourt

Wolverines have named former Vernon Vipers defenceman Tyler Valin new assistant coach.

Here is the press release from the Whitecourt Wolverines website,

Whitecourt Wolverines | News Archives

Valin spent the past three seasons as Head Coach of the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers U18 AAA team. 

Valin played parts of two seasons in Vernon (1998-2000) In 32 games with the Vipers, Valin collected (1-goal-4-assists-5points). Valin started the 1999-2000 season with the Vipers but only played in three games before finishing the season with the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Tyler Valin's Player Profile:

Tyler Valin - Elite Prospects

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Vernon Vipers Valentine's Day Special Video:

Hockeytube.net and the Vernon Vipers talk love, romance and dating in this Valentine's Day special video.

Here is the Vipers Valentine's Day video from the Vernon Vipers youtube page,

Vipers Valentine's Day Special 2021 - YouTube

Vernon Vipers Developing Alumni Association:

The Vernon Vipers are developing an Alumni Association and looking to connect with former players and staff. The franchise will be celebrating 60 years of Junior hockey in Vernon next season.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Vernon Alumni | Vernon Vipers

Saturday, February 13, 2021

BCHL News & Trades:

BCHL News & Trades:

Clippers Sign Hutcheson:

Nanaimo Clippers Acquire Nolan Hutcheson | Nanaimo Clippers

Gabrielson Commits To Surrey Eagles For 2021-22 Season:

Defenseman Oliver Gabrielson Commits To Team For 2021-22 | Surrey Eagles

Despite Tragic End, Chad Staley Left Lasting Legacy As Hockey Hero:

Despite tragic end, Chad Staley left lasting legacy as hockey hero | Prince George Citizen

Ross Commits To Smoke Eaters For 2021-22 Season:

Commitment: Smoke Eaters Sign ’03 Born Forward Ross for 2021/22 | Trail Smoke Eaters

Bohn Returning To Wild:

BOHN SET TO RETURN TO WENATCHEE | Wenatchee Wild (wenatcheewildhockey.com)

Nanaimo Clippers Roster Hollowed Out By Players Leaving For USHL:

Nanaimo Clippers roster hollowed out by players leaving for USHL | Times Colonist

Silverbacks Acquire Recine From Ottawa Jr. Senators:

Backs Add Forward Recine from CCHL | Salmon Arm Silverbacks (sasilverbacks.com)

Crusberg-Roseen Leaves Coquitlam Express For NCDC:

18 yr old defenceman Cole Crusberg-Roseen has left the Coquitlam Express for the Islanders hockey club of the National Collegiate development conference. He had two assists in 10 exhibition games with the Express this fall.

Cole Crusberg-Roseen - Elite Prospects

Kostelecky Leaves Alberni Valley Bulldogs For NAHL:

19 year old forward Tyler Kostelecky has left the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for the North American Hockey League Minot Minotauros. He had seven points in 15 games with the Bulldogs during the 2019-20 season and played 14 games with the Bulldogs this fall during the pre-season.

Tyler Kostelecky - Elite Prospects

Nanaimo Clippers Owner Criticized For Going To Super Bowl:

Nanaimo Clippers owner criticized for joining in Super Bowl fun was already living in Florida – Nanaimo News Bulletin (nanaimobulletin.com)

Vernon Vipers Alumni Tufto Named ECAC Hockey Player Of The Month:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tufto has been named the ECAC Player

of the Month for January.

Here is the press release from the Quinnipiac Bobcats website,

Tufto Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month - Quinnipiac University Athletics (gobobcats.com)

Tufto is in his fourth season at Quinnipiac University. Tufto is the Bobcats captain. In 20 games this season, Tufto has (4-goals-25-assists-29-points).

Tufto played one season in Vernon (2015-16) In 57 games with the Vipers, Tufto collected (25-goals-40-assists-65-points). Tufto left the Vipers for the United States Hockey League. Tufto played one season in the USHL (2016-17) with three different teams (Fargo, Tri-City & Sioux City) before committing to Quinnipiac University for the 2017-18 season.

Odeen Tufto's Player Profile:

Odeen Tufto - Elite Prospects

Friday, February 12, 2021

David Commits To Vernon Vipers:

17 year old goaltender Ethan David has committed to the Vernon Vipers for the 2021-22 season.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Ethan David Coming To Vernon | Vernon Vipers

Ethan David's Player Profile:

Ethan David - Elite Prospects

Komets Sign Former Viper Coughlin:

The ECHL Fort Wayne Komets have signed former Vernon Vipers

defenceman Johnny Coughlin.

Here is the press release from the Fort Wayne Komets website,

Komets set to open training camp February 1st

Coughlin was suppose to enter his second season with the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones this year. The Cyclones re-signed Coughlin August 12th 2020. The Cyclones announced they have opt out of the 2020-21 season as part of the ECHL's Covid-19 Voluntary Suspension policy. The Cyclones plan to return to play for the 2021-22 season. Coughlin had two goals in nine games with Cincinnati last year.

Coughlin started the 2019-20 season with the ECHL Maine Mariners was traded to the ECHL Norfolk Admirals October 16th 2019. Coughlin played in nine games with the Admirals before being traded to Cincinnati February 20th 2020. 

Coughlin played for seasons at the College of Holly Cross, signed his first professional contract with the ECHL Maine Mariners March 15th 2019.

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

Johnny Coughlin's Player Profile:

Johnny Coughlin - Elite Prospects

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Sharks Sign Vipers Alumni Zalewski:

The Kolner Haie (Cologne Sharks) have

signed former Vernon Vipers forward Michael Zalewski.

Here is the press release from the Cologne Sharks website,

Michael Zalewski ergänzt Haie-Kader | Kölner Haie

The Kolner Haie (Cologne Sharks) are an ice hockey club based in Cologne, Germany that plays in the professional Deutsche Eishockey League.

Zalewski returns to the Sharks after spending the 2018-19 season in Cologe. Zalewski played last year in Austria with the Vienna Capitals. In 46 games last season with the Capitals, Zalewski collected (15-goals-18-assists-33-points). 

Zalewski played two years at RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Insttitue) before signing his first professional contract with the Vancouver Canucks March 17th 2014. Zalewski made his NHL debut April 12th 2014 in a 5-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Zalewski played three seasons in the NHL with the Canucks & American Hockey League Utica Comets before heading to Germany in 2017.

Zalewski played two seasons in Vernon (2010-2012) In 106 games with the Vipers, Zalewski collected (50-goals-54-assists-104-points).

Michael Zalewski's Player Profile:

Mike Zalewski - Elite Prospects

Solar Bears Sign Former Vernon Viper Andrusiak:

The ECHL Orlando Solar Bears have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Zach

Andrusiak.

Here is the press release from the Orlando Solar Bears website,

Solar Bears sign Zack Andrusiak (orlandosolarbearshockey.com)

Andrusiak was entering his second season with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads. The Steelheads re-signed Andrusiak September 10th 2020. The Steelheads announced December 7th 2020 the team has suspended the 2020-21 season under the league's policy for COVID-19. The Steelheads will prepare to return in October for the 2021-22 season.

Andrusiak played his first season with the Steelheads last year. In 49 games last season, Andrusiak collected (10-goals-13-assists-23-points).

Andrusiak played five seasons in the Western Hockey League with Tri-Cities, Seattle, Prince Albert & Everett before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads August 8th 2019.

Andrusiak played with the 2015-16 Vernon Vipers. The Vipers signed Andrusiak October 1st 2015 after being released from the Western Hockey League Tri-City Americans. Andrusiak had two assists in 15 games with the Vipers before being released November 5th 2015.

Zach Andrusiak's Player Profile:

Zack Andrusiak - Elite Prospects