Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Vernon Vipers 2023 Halloween Quiz Video:

The Vernon Vipers come out with their annual Halloween quiz video in time for Halloween.

Here is the Vernon Vipers Halloween quiz video from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Smith Suspended:

Merritt Centennials forward Jacob Smith has been suspended one game

for his Illegal Check to the Head penalty on Vernon Vipers forward Owen Kim during Sunday's Vernon Vipers/Merritt Centennials game. Smith was given a five minute major and automatic game misconduct for his Illegal Check to the Head major. 

Here is the report from the BCHL website,

Discipline | BCHL League Site

Jacob Smith's Player Profile:

Jacob Smith - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Monday, October 30, 2023

King Out For Season:

Vernon Vipers forward Owen King is out for the season due to injury/surgery.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Owen King to Miss Season Due to Surgery | Vernon Vipers

Owen King's Player Profile:

Owen King - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Vernon Vipers-Merritt Centennials Highlights:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Merritt Centennials game highlights from October 29th 2023 in front of 458 fans at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena in Merritt.

Here are the highlights from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Vernon at Merritt Highlights [2023-10-29] - YouTube

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Game Recap - Vernon 4 Merritt 1

The Vernon Vipers improve to 9-4-0-0 after a 4-1 victory over the 5-7-1-1 Merritt Centennials in front of 458 fans at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena in Merritt.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Merritt Centennials Sunday, October 29, 2023 | BCHL League Site

Game Report,

Game Report (hockeytech.com)

Text Box Score,

Official statistics powered by LeagueStat.com (hockeytech.com)

Vernon Junior Hockey History website,

VernonJrAHockey.CA

Vernon Vipers Collision Of The Week - Anthony Cliche

This week's CSN Franks Collision of the Week is from Vernon Vipers

defenceman Anthony Cliche's hit on Surrey Eagles forward Aaron Schwartz October 24th 2023 from the BCHL Showcase in Seattle.

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

Collision of the Week - #27 Anthony Cliche - YouTube

Game Preview: Vernon @ Merritt:

Vernon 8-4-0-0 @ Merritt 5-6-1-1 2pm

Today is the second of five regular season meetings vs the Merritt Centennials. The Vipers are 1-0 vs Merritt this season

Vernon's record & stats vs the Centennials since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 86-28-11-4 vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Merritt 503-325

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 44-10-2-5 at home vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 36-15-6-3 in Merritt

The Vipers are 9-1-0-0 in their last ten games vs Merritt

The Vipers are 9-1-0-0 vs Merritt in their last ten games in Merritt

The Vipers are 10-0-0-0 vs Merritt in their last ten games in Vernon

Vernon's last win at home vs Merritt was a 4-2 victory on Friday, September 29th 2023

Merritt's last win in Vernon was a 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday, January 5th 2019

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

Cyclones Re-Sign Ex Vernon Viper Andrusiak:

The ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones have re-signed former Vernon Vipers forward

Zach Andrusiak.

Here is the press release from the Cincinnati Cyclones website,


Andrusiak played the 2022-23 season with the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones. In 63 games last season, Andrusiak collected (32-goals-41-assists-73-points).

Andrusiak has spent the past two seasons with the Cyclones, signed a Professional Try-out (PTO) with the American Hockey League Manitoba Moose March 6th 2023 was released March 11th 2023 after going pointless in 2 games.

Andrusiak played three seasons in the Western Hockey League from 2016-2019 with Tri-Cities, Seattle, Prince Albert & Everett before signing his first professional contract with the ECHL Idaho Steelheads August 8th 2019.

Andrusiak started the 2015-16 season with the Western Hockey League Tri-City Americans, was released early into the 2015-16 season. The Vernon Vipers signed Andrusiak October 1st 2015. Andrusiak was released November 5th 2015. In 15 games with the Vipers, Andrusiak collected (0-goals-2-assists-2-points).

Zach Andrusiak's Player Profile:

Vernon Vipers-Penticton Vees Highlights:

Here are the Vernon Vipers-Penticton Vees game highlights from October 27th 2023 in front of 3,064 fans at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.

Here are the highlights from the Penticton Vees YouTube page,

Highlights 27-10-23 vs. Vernon - YouTube

Here are the highlights from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Vernon at Penticton Highlights [10-27-2023] - YouTube

Game Recap - Penticton 5 Vernon 3

I was born and raised in Vernon, BC and been watching/following Junior hockey in Vernon my whole life. My family watched Senior men's hockey in Vernon in the 1950's and has been watching Junior hockey in Vernon since it started in 1961. I have two family members that played Junior hockey in Vernon. I have had season tickets since 1990 and missed 5 home games since 2004 and 46 home games since 1990. I started and created this blog in November 2008 and have over 2.6 million viewers. For anyone who couldn't watch or attend tonight's Vipers game, here are my thoughts and views from tonight's hockey game. You may agree or disagree, but we all have our own opinion on the hockey game and see things differently. 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 Vernon Vipers-Penticton Vees game as the Vees defeated the Vipers 5-3 in front of 3,064 fans at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon Vipers: Ethan David
Penticton Vees: Will Ingemann

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Game Preview: Vernon @ Penticton:

Vernon 8-3-0-0 @ Penticton 9-1-1-1 7pm

Tonight is the first of five regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Penticton Vees. The Vees went 5-0 vs the Vipers last season

Vernon's record & stats vs the Vees since 2002

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 48-61-11-5 vs Penticton
Since the 2002-03 regular season Penticton has outscored
Vernon 386-318

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 24-26-4-2 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 21-31-3-4 in Penticton

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

The Vees are 10-0-0-0-0 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 1-8-0-1 in their last ten games in Penticton

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Penticton was a 2-0 victory on Friday, December 13th 2019

The Vees last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-0 victory on Wednesday, January 25th 2023

The Vipers last regular season win in Penticton was a 2-1 overtime victory on Friday, October 18th 2019

The Vees last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 5-1 victory on Friday, March 24th 2023

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Cleaves No Longer Listed On Vernon Vipers Roster:

17 yr old defenceman Cooper Cleaves is no longer listed on the Vernon

Vipers roster. Cleaves had 1 assist in 6 games with the Vipers, committed to Dartmouth College for the 2025-26 season.

Vernon Vipers 2023-24 Roster,

Vernon Vipers Roster 2023-24 Regular Season | BCHL League Site

Cooper Cleaves Player Profile:

Cooper Cleaves - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Vernon Vipers Sign Mikan:

The Vernon Vipers have signed 19 yr old forward Nick Mikan.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Vipers Sign University of St. Thomas Commit, Nick Mikan | Vernon Vipers

Nick Mikan's Player Profile:

Nicholas Mikan - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Sixteen years ago today, Vernon Vipers forward Scott Zurevinski recorded five

points (3 goals & 2 assists) in a 8-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings October 26th 2007.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Prince George Spruce Kings @ Vernon Vipers Friday, October 26, 2007 | BCHL League Site

Zurevinski played two seasons in Vernon from 2006-2008. In 96 games with the Vipers, Zurevinski collected (47-goals-47-assists-94-points).

Scott Zurevinski's Player Profile:

Scott Zurevinski - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

One on One: Sparrow & McPhee

Former Vernon Vipers forwards Colton Sparrow and Zach McPhee sit down one on one, talk about growing up together, playing for the Vipers and their love for music.

Here is the interview from yourhockey.com,

One on One: Sparrow & McPhee - YourHockey.com

Sparrow is in his third season as an Assistant Coach with the Vernon Vipers. Sparrow played four seasons in Vernon from 2010-2014 before committing to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. In 188 games with the Vipers, Sparrow collected (32-goals-55-assists-87-points).

Colton Sparrow's Player Profile:

Colton Sparrow - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

McPhee played parts of one season in Vernon with the 2010-11 Vernon Vipers. McPhee also played in the Western Hockey League with Everett & Kootenay before committing to the University of Regina. In 24 games with the Vipers, McPhee collected (3-goals-1-assist-4-points).

Zach McPhee's Player Profile:

Zach McPhee - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Jacksonville Icemen Add Ex Viper Martin To Training Camp Roster:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Craig Martin is one of twenty two players

added to the ECHL Jacksonville Icemen training camp roster.

Here is the press release from the Jacksonville Icemen website,


Martin is entering his fifth season with the Jacksonville Icemen. In 32 games last season, Martin collected (13-goals-21-assists-34-points).

Martin split the 2022-23 season with HC Grotto & Jacksonville Icemen. Martin started the 2022-23 season with HC Grotto after signing with the team June 6th 2022 before signing with the Jacksonville Icemen December 13th 2022.

HC Grotto is an ice hockey team playing in the Slovak Extraliga. They play in the city of Prešov, Slovakia. In 20 games last season, Martin collected (4-goals-5-assists-9-points).

Martin played the past three seasons with the ECHL Jacksonville Icemen before going to Slovakia for the 2022-23 season.

Martin played four seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2015-2019 before signing his first professional contract with the American Hockey League Springfield Thunderbirds April 2nd 2019. Martin didn't play a game with the Thunderbirds, was released, later signing with the ECHL Adirondak Thunder July 8th 2019. The Thunder traded Martin to Jacksonville November 26th 2019.

Martin played parts of two seasons in Vernon from 2011-2013. The Vipers traded Martin and future considerations to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs October 1st 2013 for Jared Wilson. In 46 games with the Vipers, Martin collected (10-goals-13-assists-23-points). Martin played parts of four seasons in the BCHL with Vernon, Alberni Valley & Trail from 2011-2015.

Craig Martin's Player Profile:

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Pastro Goes Bar Down:

Vernon Vipers forward Erik Pastro goes bar down for his 6th goal of the season at 13:57 of the 3rd
 period in a 7-3 loss to Surrey.

Here is Erik Pastro's highlight reel goal from the BCHL X page,

BCHL on X: "Bar⬇️ https://t.co/tScsIDkpiY" / X (twitter.com)

Erik Pastro's Player Profile:

Erik Pastro - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Game Recap - BCHL Showcase: Surrey 7 Vernon 3

The Surrey Eagles improve to 9-0-0-0 after a 7-3 victory over the 8-3-0-0 Vernon Vipers at the BCHL Showcase in Seattle, Washington.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Surrey Eagles @ Vernon Vipers Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | BCHL League Site

Game Report,

Game Report (hockeytech.com)

Text Box Score,

Official statistics powered by LeagueStat.com (hockeytech.com)

Vernon Junior Hockey History website,

VernonJrAHockey.CA

Game Preview: BCHL Showcase - Surrey vs Vernon:

Surrey 8-0-0-0 vs Vernon 8-2-0-0 7:50pm

Tonight is the first and only regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Surrey Eagles. The Eagles went 1-0 vs the Vipers last season

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 9-6-4-2 at the Showcase 

Vernon's record & stats vs the Eagles since 2003

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 22-10-3-0 vs Surrey

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Surrey 130-108

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 8-5-2-0 at home vs Surrey

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 13-5-0-0 in Surrey

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012-13 Vernon is 1-0-1-0 vs Surrey at the Showcase

The Vipers last regular season win in Surrey was a 3-2 shootout victory on Sunday, November 3rd 2019

The Eagles last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 5-0 victory on Friday, November 18th 2022

Surrey's last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory on Friday, November 29th 2019

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs Surrey was a 3-2 double overtime victory on Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

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Monday, October 23, 2023

Busch Scores With 1 Second Remaining:

Vernon Vipers forward Shea Busch scores at 19:59 of the 2nd period,

giving the Vernon Vipers a 5-1 lead.

Here is Shea Busch's goal from the BCHL X page,

Vernon Vipers on X: "RT @BCHockeyLeague: With 1 second left on the clock! 🎯 https://t.co/UyMGDOxGgk" / X (twitter.com)

Shea Busch's Player Profile:

Shea Busch - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Game Recap - BCHL Showcase: Vernon 8 Coquitlam 1

The Vernon Vipers improved to 8-2-0-0 after a 8-1 victory over the 4-5-0-1 Coquitlam Express at the BCHL Showcase in Seattle, Washington.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Coquitlam Express Monday, October 23, 2023 | BCHL League Site

Game Report,

Game Report (hockeytech.com)

Text Box Score,

Official statistics powered by LeagueStat.com (hockeytech.com)

Vernon Junior Hockey History website,

VernonJrAHockey.CA

Game Preview: BCHL Showcase - Vernon vs Coquitlam:

Vernon (7-2-0-0) vs Coquitlam (4-4-0-1) 7pm

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Coquitlam Express. The Express went 1-0 vs the Vipers last season

Since the BCHL Showcase opened in 2012 Vernon is 8-6-4-2 at the Showcase

Vernon's record & stats vs the Express since 2003

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 11-9-0-2 vs Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored

Coquitlam 71-64

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 8-1-0-2 at home vs Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 3-8-0-0 in Coquitlam

Vernon's last regular season win in Coquitlam was a 6-0 victory on Saturday, November 26th 2016

Coquitlam's last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 2-1 victory on Saturday, November 19th 2022

Vernon's last regular season win at home vs Coquitlam was a 4-1 victory on Wednesday, February 20th 2019

Coquitlam's last regular season win in Vernon was a 5-4 victory on Saturday, January 4th 2020, Coquitlam has three wins in Vernon since the 2003-04 season. (Due to stats only going as far back as the 2003-04 regular season)

Here's a look at the 2022-23 regular season series vs Coquitlam

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On This Day In Vernon Vipers History:

Eighteen years ago today, Vernon Vipers forward Hunter Bishop recorded five

points (2 goals & 3 assists) in a 7-2 victory in Surrey October 23rd 2005.

Boxscore-Game Summary,

Vernon Vipers @ Surrey Eagles Sunday, October 23, 2005 | BCHL League Site

Bishop played three seasons in Vernon from 2005-2008. In 137 games with the Vipers, Bishop collected (87-goals-82-assists-169-points).

Hunter Bishop's Player Profile:

Hunter Bishop - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Vernon Viper Junior Broadcaster: Luca Pitino

107.5 Beach Radio and the Vernon Vipers are giving young kids a chance to join Graham Turnbull in the broadcast booth to call a Vipers home game.

Here is Luca Pitono's Junior Broadcast from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Viper Junior Broadcaster: Luca Pitino - YouTube

Hytec Weekly Wrap Up With Jason McKee:

Graham Turnbull talks with Vernon Vipers Head Coach/GM Jason McKee &

Vernon Vipers forward Owen Kim after Friday's 4-1 loss to the visiting West Kelowna Warriors.

Here is the interview from the Vernon Vipers YouTube page,

Hytec Weekly Wrap Up [2023-10-21] - YouTube

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Vernon-Nanaimo Trade:

The Vernon Vipers have traded forward Luke Buss to the Nanaimo

Clippers for 19 yr old forward Luke Bibby.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Vipers Sign Noah Dorey, Trade Luke Buss to Nanaimo for Luke Bibby | Vernon Vipers

Luke Buss's Player Profile:

Luke Buss - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Luke Bibby's Player Profile:

Luke Bibby - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects

Vernon Vipers Sign Dorey:

The Vernon Vipers have signed 20 yr old defenceman Noah Dorey.

Here is the press release from the Vernon Vipers website,

Vipers Sign Noah Dorey, Trade Luke Buss to Nanaimo for Luke Bibby | Vernon Vipers

Noah Dorey's Player Profile:

Noah Dorey - Stats & Facts - Elite Prospects