Thursday, June 9, 2022

Ex Vipers Head Coach/GM Vandekamp Parts Ways With Grande Prairie Storm:

Former Vernon Vipers Head Coach/GM Mike Vandekamp & the Alberta

Junior Hockey League Grande Prairie Storm have mutually agreed to part ways.

Here is the press release from the Grande Prairie Storm website,

Here is the story from the,

Vandekamp spent the previous two seasons with the Grande Prairie Storm. This was Vandekamp’s second stint with the Storm. Vandekamp was Head Coach/GM with the Grande Prairie Storm from 2007-2011 & 2020-2022. 

Vandekamp left the Storm in 2011 returning to the BCHL as Head Coach/GM with the Nanaimo Clippers from 2011-2018. Vandekamp was let go in Nanaimo was Head Coach/GM in Cowichan from 2018-2020. Vandekamp’s contract was not renewed and returned to Grande Prairie in 2020.

Vandekamp played three years of Junior hockey in Fort St. John and Prince George from 1990-1993 before getting into coaching in 1995. Vandekamp made his coaching debut with the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League Fort St. John Huskies in 1995. Vandekamp coached in the BCHL for fifteen seasons with four teams (Merritt, Vernon, Nanaimo & Cowichan).

Vandekamp was Head Coach/GM of the Vernon Vipers from 2001-2005 before leaving for the Western Hockey League's Prince George Cougars.

Mike Vandekamp's coaching profile:

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