Monday, August 8, 2022

Former Vernon Lakers/Vipers Salmond & Mallette Win Gold Medal At Hlinka Gretzky Cup:

Former Vernon Lakers forward Scott Salmond & former Vernon Vipers

Associate Coach Kris Mallette & Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team won the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup Gold medal game Saturday with a 4-1 victory over Sweden.

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Salmond is Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team senior vice-president. Salmond has been involved with Team Canada from 2001-2022.

Salmond played parts of two years in Vernon (1988-1990) before being traded to the Kelowna Spartans during the 1989-90 season. In 52 games with the Vernon Lakers, Salmond collected (7-goals-26-assists-33-points). Salmond played in the BCJHL with Vernon, Kelowna, Bellingham & Merritt. 

Scott Salmond's Player/Coaching Profile:

Mallette is an Assistant Coach with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, has spent the previous two seasons 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:

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