Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Congrats Cheeser!

Congrats to Jeff Cheeseman. I wish you all the best and good luck with your new coaching career. Cheeseman holds the BCHL record for most goals scored in a Playoff game with 6. Cheeseman scored all 6 Vernon Goals in a 6-4 Playoff win over Cowichan Valley back in 1996. I met and got to know Cheeser back in 1994-95 when he was playing with the Vernon Lakers. Cheeser as everyone called him is one of my all-time favorite Lakers-Vipers. A very nice young man who put up some big numbers. One of Vernons all-time best captains. All the best Jeff!

Cheeseman Takes Over Frozen Tide Coach Gig:

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Cheeseman takes over Frozen Tide coach gig

June 24, 2008

Former Vernon Viper Jeff Cheesman has been selected as the new head coach of the University of Alabama Frozen Tide hockey team. Cheeseman, 33, succeeds Darren Awender, who left the Tuscaloosa school to attend pharmacy school at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Cheeseman, a Minden, Ont. product, pocketed 50 goals and 118 points in helping the Vipers win the 1996 Royal Bank Cup over the host Melfort Mustangs in Saskatchewan. The Lake Superior State University grad, who played three years of minor pro before suffering a serious injury, will continue to serve in his role as Director of Hockey for the City of Pelham, Ont. He was an assistant coach with the Frozen Tide last year.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Former Viper Festerling Signs With Hannover:

This is on Gregg Drinnans WHL Blog:

Former Viper Festerling Signs With Hannover:

June 10 2008

F Garrett Festerling (Vernon/Portland/Regina) signed with Hannover (Germany DEL). He had 50 goals and 70 assists in 45 games for Fussen (Germany Oberliga) this season and was the league’s leading scorer.