Thursday, January 21, 2016

EHC Visp Signs Former Vernon Viper Forward Nikiforuk:

The National League EHC Visp have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Alex Nikiforuk. 

The EHC Visp is a Swiss ice hockey club from Visp, Switzerland that plays in the National League B. In 1 game this season with EHC Visp Nikiforuk has 1 assist.

Nikiforuk started the season with the GCK Lions. The Lions are a Swiss professional ice hockey team that play in the National League B, Switzerland's second tier ice hockey division. In 21 games with the Lions Nikiforuk picked up (4-goals-9-assists-13-points).

This was Nikiforuk's second stint with the Lions after playing the past two seasons with the Lions. Nikiforuk played last year with two different teams (GCK Lions & HC Red Ice). Nikiforuk played in 38 games last year with the Lions before signing with HC Red Ice on November 2nd 2015. HC Red Ice Martigny-Verbier-Entremont is a Swiss ice hockey club, is a member of the Swiss national League B. Nikiforuk never played a single game with HC Red Ice. 

After playing four years at the University of Nebraska, Nikiforuk has spent the past eight seasons overseas playing with nine different teams in six different leagues. (SaiPa, Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg, Herning Blue Fox, Pontebba, Valpellice, EfB Ishockey, GC Kusnacht Lions, HC Red Ice & EHC Visp) 

Nikiforuk played one season as an affiliated player "AP" with the Vipers (1999-2000) before being traded the following season to the Burnaby Bulldogs. In 6 games with the Vipers Nikiforuk collected (0-goals-2-assists-2-points).

Alex Nikiforuk's Player Profile:

This is posted on the EHC Visp website:

Alex Nikiforuk to the EHC Visp

The EHC Visp Sport AG obliges for the coming two plays against the village Düben EHC as well as the HC Ajoie the Canadian forward of the GCK Lions, Alex Nikiforuk. This on account of a knee injury of the Visper US-American of forward William Rapuzzi.

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