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by viper staff Added 2008-07-09
Kakoske commits to UBC
The Vernon Vipers are very excited to announce that Ryan Kakoske has committed to play for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds for the upcoming season. The local product had an exceptional year for the Vipers and is very deserving of this scholarship. Ryan played in all situations for the team and when regular captain Chris Crowell had to miss games, Kakoske filled in. He was one of the Vipers most consistent performers doing many important things which often don’t show up on the score sheet. Kakoske also received the Mark Nelson Memorial Award this past weekend. This award is given annually to a local athlete who perseveres and excels. The award was presented by Brent Gilchrist and Nelson’s brother-in-law Brent Fairweather. The Vernon Vipers would like to congratulate Ryan on both honours.