I have been busy with the Vipers first two playoff matchups, that I havnt had anytime to comment on the signing of forward, Aaron Hadley.
With the Vipers losing a total of 13 players from this years team and a possible 10 players returning for next season the Vipers will be looking at some key holes to fill in the teams lineup. One of these players will be newly signed forward, Aaron Hadley who played this season with the KIJHL Beaver Valley Nitehawks, posting 25 goals and 22 assists for 47 points to go along with 94 penalty minutes in 47 games.
Hadley is also on the WHL Vancouver Giants’ protected list, & is already receiving interest from NCAA scouts.
I dont know much about this kid other then what was said in the newspaper. So far it sounds as if the Vipers have scooped up a solid young prospect for next season. With nine forwards leaving this season, the Vipers will need some bodies up front. Hadley sounds like a nice addition so far. Dont forget (AP) forward, Trevor Fitzgerald who also signed with the Vipers just over a month ago now. Two young kids that sound like they are proven players who will fit in nicely.
It will be interesting to see what other recruiting Mark Ferner and the Vipers scouting staff have signed for next season.
Id like to take the time to welcome Aaron to Vernon and wish him all the best with the Vipers next season
Here's a look at the Vipers that wont be returning next season.
forward, Connor Jones (Committed to Quinnipiac)
forward, Kellen Jones (Committed to Quinnipiac)
forward, Mike Collins (Committed to Merrimack)
forward, Braden Pimm, (Committed to Northeastern)
forward, Jonathan Milhouse (20 years old)
forward, Rob Short (20 years old)
forward, Sawyer Mick (Quit team in January)
forward, Sahir Gill (Committed to Boston University)
forward, Cory Kane (Committed to Ferris State)
defenceman, Dan Nycholat (Committed to Dartmouth)
defenceman, Curtis Gedig (Committed to Ohio State)
defenceman, Kevin Kraus (20 years old)
goaltender, Graeme Gordon (20 years old)
Here's a look at the possible Vipers that could return for next season.
forward, Dylan Walchuk
forward, Cole Ikkala
forward, Bryce Kakoske
forward, David Robinson
forward, Patrick McGillis
defenceman, Adam Thompson
defenceman, Steve Weinstein
defenceman, Garrett Noonan
defenceman, Darrin Robak
goaltender, Blake Voth