Monday, November 29, 2021

Vernon-Prince George Trade:

The Vernon Vipers have traded forward Logan Lorenz to the Prince George Spruce

Kings for forward Max Borovinsky.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Vipers Trade For Borovinskiy | Vernon Vipers

Here is the press release from the Prince George Spruce Kings website,

Spruce Kings Acquire Logan Lorenz From Vernon In Exchange For Max Borovinskiy | Prince George Spruce Kings

Loagn Lorenz's Player Profile:


Logan Lorenz - Elite Prospects

Max Borovinsky's Player Profile:

Maxim Borovinskiy - Elite Prospects


Hytec Weekly Wrap Up With Jason McKee:

Graham Turnbull talks to Vernon Vipers Head Coach/GM Jason McKee after back

to back home losses to Prince George & Penticton over the weekend.

Here is the interview from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Hytec Weekly Wrap Up [11-27-2021] - YouTube

Sunday, November 28, 2021

MacDonald Named To All-Star Roster:

Vernon Vipers forward Cameron MacDonald has been named to the BCHL All-

Star roster.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

MacDonald Named To All-Star Roster | Vernon Vipers

Vernon Vipers-Penticton Vees Highlight's:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Penticton Vees game highlight's from Kal Tire Place in Vernon November 27th 2021.

Here are the highlight's from the Penticton Vees YouTube page,

2021-11-27 Penticton Vees vs. Vernon Vipers - YouTube

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Parents Weekend/Retro Night: Penticton 4 Vernon 3

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my entire life. My family watched Senior mens hockey in Vernon in the 1950's and have been watching Junior hockey in Vernon since it started in 1961. I have two family members who played Junior hockey in Vernon. I have had season tickets since 1990 and only missed 5 home games since 2004 and 46 home games since 1990. I'm not a journalist, writer, reporter or work for the Vernon Vipers. I don't get paid to do this blog and do this blog in my own personal time. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 2.1 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't watch or attend tonight's Vipers game, here are my thought's and views from tonight's game. You may agree or disagree with me but we all have our own opinion on the game. I try to be professional and give a fare game recap from both sides. Thank you for visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers/Vees game as Penticton defeated Vernon 4-3 in front of 1,459 fans at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon Vipers: Roan Clarke
Penticton Vees: Kaeden Lane

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Vernon Vipers-Prince George Spruce Kings Highlight's:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Prince George Spruce Kings game highlight's from Kal Tire Place in Vernon November 26th 2021.

Here are the highlight's from the Prince George Spruce Kings YouTube page,

Spruce Kings at. Vipers | BCHL Highlights | Nov 26, 2021 - YouTube

Parents Weekend: Game Preview: "Retro Night" Penticton @ Vernon:

Penticton (13-2-0-0) @ Vernon (4-8-3-2) 6pm

Tonight is the second of five regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Penticton Vees. The Vees lead the regular season series 1-0

Vernon's record & stats vs the Vees since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 48-53-10-5 vs Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Penticton has outscored Vernon 338-304

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 24-21-4-2 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 21-28-2-4 in Penticton

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 0-1-1-0 vs Penticton at the Showcase

The Vees are 8-1-0-1-0 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 2-6-1-1 in their last ten games in Penticton

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Ex Viper Derrick Makes Several Highlight Reel Saves In Win Over Trail:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Johnny Derrick makes several highlight reel

saves during the West Kelowna Warriors 7-3 victory Friday night in Trail.

Derrick is in his third season with the Warriors, attended the Vernon Vipers spring camp & training camp in 2017 & 2018 was an affiliated player with the 2018-19 Vernon Vipers.

Johnny Derrick's Player Profile:

Johnny Derrick - Elite Prospects

Here are the highlight's from the BCHL YouTube page,

Must See Moment: Johnny Derrick makes a pair of sensational stops for the Warriors - YouTube

Parents Weekend: Prince George 3 Vernon 1

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my entire life. My family watched Senior mens hockey in Vernon during the 1950's and have been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon since it started in 1961. I have had season tickets since 1990 and missed 5 home games since 2004 and 46 home games since 1990. I'm not a journalist, writer, reporter or work for the Vernon Vipers. I don't get paid to do this blog and do this blog in my own personal time. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 2.1 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't watch or attend tonight's Vipers game, here are my thought's and views from tonight's game. You may agree or disagree with me but we all have our own opinion on the hockey game. I try to be professional and give a fare game recap from both sides. Thank you for visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers-Spruce Kings game as Prince George defeated Vernon 3-1 in front of 1,330 fans at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon Vipers: Ethan David
Prince George Spruce Kings: Aaron Trotter

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Message From Vernon Vipers Alumni Graeme Gordon:

The Penticton Vees will be in Vernon on Saturday to face the Vipers in the Vipers retro game in part with the BCHL's 60th anniversary. Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Graeme Gordon sends his wishes to the fans and the team.

Here is Graeme Gordon's message from the Vernon Vipers twitter account,

VernonVipers on Twitter: "He won a pair of RBC cups with the Vernon Vipers @ggordo35 sends his best to all the fans of the team and the @BCHockeyLeague! https://t.co/wqgkrLaGQ0" / Twitter

Game Preview: Parents Weekend: Prince George @ Vernon:

Prince George (9-6-0-0) @ Vernon (4-7-3-2) 7pm


Tonight is the third of seven regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Prince George Spruce Kings. The regular season series is tied 1-1

Vernon's record & stats vs the Spruce Kings since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 45-24-2-4-1 vs Prince George

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Prince George 288-212

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 18-8-2-4 at home vs. Prince George

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 19-13-0-1-1 in Prince George

The Vipers are 7-2-1-1 in their last ten games vs Prince George

The Vipers are 6-3-1-0 in their last ten home games vs Prince George

The Vipers are 7-2-0-1 in their last ten games in Prince George

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Prince George was a 4-3 victory on Wednesday, November 10th 2021

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Message From Vernon Lakers/Vipers Alumni Troy Mick:

On Saturday the Vernon Vipers will host the Penticton Vees in the Vernon Vipers retro game to honour the BCHL's 60th anniversary. Former Vernon Lakers forward and Vernon Vipers Head Coach/GM Troy Mick wishes the Vipers well and thanks the BC Hockey League.

Here is Troy Micks message from the Vernon Vipers twitter account,

VernonVipers on Twitter: "This Saturday night the Vipers host the Penticton Vees for the 60th anniversary game. Troy Mick sends his best to @BCHockeyLeague and his former team! https://t.co/AlmCGaS2JO" / Twitter

BCHL Announces Top Prospects Game:

The BC Hockey League has announced a Top Prospects game for January 14th 2022 in Penticton.

Here is the press release from the BCHL website,

BCHL announces Top Prospects Game | BCHL League Site

Salmon Arm 5 Vernon 2

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my entire life. My family watched Senior mens hockey in Vernon during the 1950s and has been watching Junior hockey in Vernon since it started in 1961. I have had season tickets since 1990 and missed 5 home games since 2004 and 46 home games since 1990. I'm not a journalist, writer, reporter or work for the Vernon Vipers. I don't get paid to do this blog and do this blog in my own personal time. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 2.1 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't watch or attend tonight's Vipers game, here are my thought's and views from tonight's game. You may agree or disagree but we all have our own opinion on the hockey game. I try to be professional and give a fare game recap from both sides. Thank you for visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers-Silverbacks game as Salmon Arm defeated Vernon 5-2 in front of 420 fans at the Shaw Centre.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon Vipers: Roan Clarke
Salmon Arm Silverbacks: Liam Vanderkooi

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Message From Vernon Vipers Alumni Kellen Jones:

This season is the BC Hockey League's 60th anniversary and this weekend the Vernon Vipers & Penticton Vees will play in Vernon's retro game, part of the league's 60th anniversary.

Here is a message from former Vernon Vipers forward Kellen Jones,

VernonVipers on Twitter: "The 60th Anniversary game goes this Saturday and we're going to be joined by some special guests. Here are some well wishes from Kellen Jones! https://t.co/E4PU0rdwoB" / Twitter

Game Preview: Vernon @ Salmon Arm:

Vernon (4-6-3-2) @ Salmon Arm (11-3-1-0) 7pm

Tonight is the fifth of seven regular season meetings between the Salmon Arm Silverbacks & Vernon Vipers. The Silverbacks lead the regular season series 3-1

Vernon's regular season record & stats vs the Silverbacks since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 72-46-13-8-1 vs Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 37-24-7-2-1 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 29-21-9-3 in Salmon Arm

The Silverbacks are 4-3-2-0-1 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 6-2-2-0 in their last ten games in Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Salmon Arm was a 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday, October 16th 2021

The Silverbacks last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-2 victory on Wednesday, November 17th 2021

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Vernon Vipers/Powell River Kings Game Postponed:

Due to travel issues and roads being closed in the Interior, the BC Hockey League has postponed the Vernon Vipers/Powell River Kings game that was suppose to take place on November 26th 2021 in Vernon. The league has rescheduled some games and the Prince George Spruce Kings will play in Vernon November 26th 2021.

Here is the press release from the BCHL website,

BCHL reschedules another slate of game due to travel issues | BCHL League Site

Here is the press release from the Powell River Kings website,

Interior road trip postponed, 2 games vs Nanaimo added | Powell River Kings Junior A Hockey Club


Shostak Commits To Brown University:

Vernon Vipers forward Ryan Shostak has committed to Brown University for the 2022-23 season.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Shostak Commits To Brown | Vernon Vipers

Monday, November 22, 2021

Message From Vernon Vipers Alumni Hunter Bishop:

The Vernon Vipers retro game this weekend vs the Penticton Vees is in honour of the BC Hockey League's 60th Anniversary.

Here is a message from former Vernon Vipers forward Hunter Bishop,

VernonVipers on Twitter: "The Vipers retro-game in honour of 60-years in the B.C. Hockey League goes this Saturday. All week long we're going to hear from our alumni. @HBishop61 is up! https://t.co/EjhfZyprVX" / Twitter

Former Vipers Associate Coach Mallette Named Head Coach For Hockey Canada’s National Men’s U-17 Team:

Hockey Canada has named former Vernon Vipers Associate Coach Kris

Mallette Head Coach of Hockey Canada's Under 17 team.

Here is the press release from the Keklowna Rockets website,

Mallette, Cristall and Price named to Hockey Canada’s U-17 Capital City Challenge – Kelowna Rockets

Mallette is in his second season as Head Coach of the Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets.

Mallette is a Rockets Alumni (1996-1999) is in his eighth season with the Rockets. Mallette spent six seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Rockets from 2014-2020 before being named Head Coach March 2nd 2020.

Mallette played ten seasons in the ECHL, UHL, CHL & IHL with Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Ashville, Elmira, Colorado, Youngstown, Laredo & Flint from 2000-2009 before retiring from professional hockey in 2009. Mallette spent three seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as an Assistant Coach & Head Coach of the North Okanagan Knights. 

Mallette spent one season in Vernon as an Associate Coach with the 2013-14 Vernon Vipers. Mallette left the Vipers after the 2013-14 season, returning to Kelowna in 2014. Mallette was named Rockets Assistant Coach July 4th 2014.

Kris Mallette's Player/Coaching Profile:

Kris Mallette - Elite Prospects

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Capitals Trade Former Viper Siedem To Bulldogs:

The Cowichan Capitals have traded former Vernon Vipers forward Jason Siedem to

the Alberta Junior Hockey League Blackfalds Bulldogs.

Here is the press release from the Blackfalds Bulldogs website,

Blackfalds Bulldogs | News Archives

Siedem started the season in Vernon after committing to the Vipers for the 2021-22 season January 28th 2021. Siedem was released during the Vipers training camp. No official word on when Siedem joined the Capitals but played in three games with Cowichan before being traded.

Jason Siedem's Player Profile:

Jason Siedem - Elite Prospects

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Vernon Vipers Classic Collision Of The Week - Riley Brandt

The Vernon Vipers have a new feature this season "Collision of the Week" This

weeks Collision of the Week is from former Vernon Vipers forward/captain Riley Brandt in a game February 12th 2016 vs the Langley Rivermen.

Here is the Collision of the Week video from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Classic Collision - #12 Riley Brandt - YouTube

Vipers Alumni Shortridge Nominated For ECHL Goaltender Of The Week:

Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Shortridge was nominated for ECHL

Goaltender of the Week.

Here is the press release from the ECHL website,

Wichita's Buitenhuis named Warrior Hockey/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Shortridge is in his second season with the ECHL Kansas City Mavericks. The American Hockey League Stockton Heat assigned Shortridge to Kansas City August 30th 2021. Shortridge split last season with the American Hockey League Stockton Heat and the ECHL Kansas City Mavericks. 

Shortridge played three seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2016-2019 before signing his first professional contract with the San Jose Sharks April 3rd 2019 and an amateur contract with the American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda April 3rd 2019. Shortridge split the 2019-20 season with the ECHL Allen Americans & American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda signed a two-way AHL/ECHL contract with the American Hockey League Stockton Heat December 5th 2020.

Shortridge played one season in Vernon with the 2015-16 Vernon Vipers. In 44 games with the Vipers, Shortridge went 19-25 with 2 shutouts and a 3.15 GAA 

Andrew Shortridge's Player Profile:

Andrew Shortridge - Elite Prospects

Friday, November 19, 2021

NCAA Hockey Returns To TSN:

NCAA hockey returns to TSN. 

Here is the press release from Collegehockeyinc.com,

NCAA Hockey Returns to TSN in 2021-22 - College Hockey, Inc. (collegehockeyinc.com)

Here is the TSN College hockey broadcast schedule,

NCAA Hockey on TSN Broadcast Schedule - TSN.ca

Vernon Vipers/Merritt Centennials Game Postponed:

Due to flooding in Merritt and through out BC the BC Hockey League has postponed the Vernon Vipers/Merritt Centennials game that was suppose to be played tonight in Merritt. 

Here is the press release from the BCHL website,

BCHL makes schedule changes due to province’s flooding and transportation issues | BCHL League Site

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks Highlight's:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks game highlight's from Kal Tire Place in Vernon November 17th 2021.

Here are the highlight's from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks YouTube page,

Game Highlights: Silverbacks 4 @ Vipers 2 - YouTube

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Nine years ago today (November 18th 2012) Vernon Vipers forward Adam

Tambellini recorded a six point night (3 goals & 3 assists) in a 7-5 victory over the Coquitlam Express in front of 530 fans at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre. Vernon outshot Coquitlam 44-19 Austin Smith made 14 saves in the win, while Daniel Urbani & Cole Huggins combine for 37 saves in the loss.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

| BCHL League Site

Adam Tambellini's Player Profile:

Adam Tambellini - Elite Prospects

Former Vernon Viking Holland Inducted Into Hockey Hall Of Fame:

Former Vernon Vikings goaltender Ken Holland was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame November 15th 2021.

Here is a story from the Edmonton Sun,

Ken Holland has come long way to Hall of Fame from humble beginnings | Edmonton Sun

Holland is in his third season as President & General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers.

Holland had a very short playing career in the NHL before becoming an NHL Scout with the Detroit Red Wings in 1985. Holland was a Scout with the Red Wings from 1985-1987 before being named Director of Amateur Scouting in 1987 before being named Assistant General Manager in 1994 & then being named General Manager & Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations in 1997. Holland left the Red Wings in 2019 was named General Manager & President of Hockey Operations of the Edmonton Oilers May 7th 2019.

Holland was drafted 188th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 12 of the 1975 NHL Draft. Holland never played a game with the Maple Leafs, played four games with the Hartford Whalers & Detroit Red Wings before retiring from professional hockey in 1985.

Holland played one season in Vernon with the 1973-74 Vernon Vikings.

Ken Holland's Player Profile:

Ken Holland - Elite Prospects

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Tassy Scores Shorthanded Highlight Reel Goal:

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy scores the game winning goal

shorthanded at 16:23 of the 2nd period giving the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks a 3-1 lead. 

Here is Simon Tassy's Highlight reel goal from the BCHL YouTube page,

Must See Moment: Simon Tassy breaks in shorthanded and buries it - YouTube

Salmon Arm 4 Vernon 2

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my entire life. My family watched Senior mens hockey in Vernon in the 1950's and has been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon since it started in 1961. I have had season tickets since 1990 and missed 5 home games since 2004 and 46 home games since 1990. I'm not a journalist, writer, reporter or work for the Vernon Vipers. I don't get paid to do this blog and do this blog in my own personal time. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 2.1 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't watch or attend tonight's Vipers game, here are my thought's and views from tonight's game. You may agree or disagree with me but we all have our own opinion on the game. I try to be professional and do a fare game recap from both sides. Thank you for visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers-Silverbacks game as Salmon Arm defeated Vernon 4-2 in front of 1,174 fans at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon Vipers: Roan Clarke
Salmon Arm Silverbacks: Owen Say

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Game Preview: Salmon Arm @ Vernon:

Salmon Arm (9-2-1-0) @ Vernon (4-5-3-2) 7pm

Tonight is the fourth of seven regular season meetings between the Salmon Arm Silverbacks & Vernon Vipers. The Silverbacks lead the regular season series 2-1

Vernon's regular season record & stats vs the Silverbacks since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 72-45-13-8-1 vs Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 37-23-7-2-1 at home vs. Salmon Arm

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 29-21-9-3 in Salmon Arm

The Silverbacks are 3-4-2-0-1 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 6-2-2-0 in their last ten games in Salmon Arm

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Salmon Arm was a 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday, October 16th 2021

The Silverbacks last regular season win in Vernon was a 6-2 victory on Saturday, May 1st 2021

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Heat Assign Former Viper Shortridge To ECHL:

The American Hockey League Stockton Heat have assigned former Vernon Vipers

goaltender Andrew Shortridge to the ECHL Kansas City Mavericks.

Here is the article from puckauthority.com,

Report: Stockton Heat To Assign Goaltenders Andrew Shortridge And Matt Greenfield To Kansas City - The Puck Authority

Shortridge is in his second season with the ECHL Kansas City Mavericks. Shortridge split last season between the Stockton Heat & Kansas City Mavericks. In 14 games last season with the Mavericks, Shortridge went 7-5-1 with 1 shutout and a 2.92 GAA In 3 games with the Heat, Shortridge went 1-0-1 with a 1.58 GAA

Shortridge become a free agent last season after the San Jose Sharks didn't offer Shortridge a qualifying contract in October 2020. The American Hockey League Stockton Heat signed Shortridge to a two-way AHL/ECHL contract December 5th 2020. 

Shortridge played three seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2016-2019 before signing his first professional contract with the San Jose Sharks April 3rd 2019 and an amateur contract with the American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda April 3rd 2019.

Shortridge played one season in Vernon with the 2015-16 Vernon Vipers. In 44 games with the Vipers, Shortridge went 19-25 with 2 shutouts and a 3.15 GAA

Andrew Shortridge's Player Profile:

Andrew Shortridge - Elite Prospects