Thursday, February 13, 2020

Former Vernon Viper Ciocco vs Former Penticton Panther Jackson:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Josh Ciocco #15 takes on former Penticton Panthers defenceman Dallas Jackson #5 during a Vipers-Panthers game during the 2001-02 season at the Vernon Multi-Plex.

Ciocco is in his second season as an assistant coach with Merrimack College.

Prior to joining Merrimack College, Ciocco spent three seasons (2013-2016) as assistant coach with the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, before joining Brown University (2016-2018) as an assistant coach. Prior to joining the Seawolves, Ciocco was an Assistant Coach with the Milton Academy varsity hockey team and prime contributor to the U.S. Hockey Report.

Ciocco suffered and unusual injury post workout in late August 2017. Ciocco became aware that he could not feel or move his leg and went immediately to the hospital.  Doctors diagnosed Josh with something called compartmental syndrome. He had damaged a muscle in his leg so severely portions of the muscle had died and the blood flow to his entire leg had been compromised. He also had a lot of toxins in his blood stream because of the necrosed tissue. Unfortunatley, Josh's kidneys were unable to filter the toxins. Josh has also had two surgery's to deal with the removal of dead muscle tissue.

Ciocco played parts of two years in Vernon from (2001-2002). The Vipers traded Mark Nelson & Tyler Scofield January 10th 2001 to Prince George for Josh Ciocco, Rod Pelley & Dan Rossi. On November 22nd 2002 the Vipers traded Ciocco to Cowichan Valley for Bryan McGregor. In 39 games with the Vipers Ciocco collected (21-goals-24-assists-45-points).

Josh Ciocco's Player-Coaches Profile:

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