Vipers add veteran forward

Charley Michalowski joins team from Cedar Rapids of USHL; Vipers release Vernon product Mike Roberts

One 20-year-old is in, another is out.

The Vernon Vipers announced Friday they have added 20-year-old forward Charley Michalowski to the roster.

A native of West Roxbury, Mass., Michalowski was acquired from the U.S. Hockey League’s Cedar Rapids RpughRiders for future considerations. Michalowski had two goals in eight games this season. He has secured an NCAA scholarship to Dartmouth University next season.

To make way for Michalowski, the Vipers released Vernon product Mike Roberts, 20.

“We had opportunities to move Mike outside of B.C. but allowed Mike to make the decision on his future and granted him his release,” said Vipers head coach and general manager Mark Ferner.

Michalowski’s debut date remains in question as the Vipers await insurance approval from B.C. Hockey.