Monday, December 8, 2008

Vipers Host Sweden National Team:

This is on the Vipers website:

Vipers to host Swedes!

by viper staff Added 2008-12-08

The Vernon Vipers are excited to announce that they will be playing Sweden National team 17. The game will be held Sunday January 4th at 2PM. This is will be a great opportunity for the city of Vernon to see some world class talent and show its community spirit. Team Sweden consists of players up to age 17. Last year they played against all the Vancouver Island teams, winning three games and tying one. Tickets will go on sale immediately and will be selling fast as last year’s games were near sellouts. Players on Sweden National Team 17 over the last 7 years include: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals. This is just a few of current NHLers who have played on this team. At least five players on this current team have been targeted as future NHLers. Team Sweden will be playing a three game tour through the Okanagan with the first game being played in Vernon. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see how our Vipers stack up against the world. Tickets for the event will be $10 and $8 (For anyone under the age of 12).

Any questions please contact the Vipers office at 250 542 6022.

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