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UPDATE: Vernon Vipers duo named to BCHL All-Star weekend

Goalie Ethan David and leading scorer Owen Kim selected by league coaches/GMs

Two members of the Vernon Vipers can mark themselves down for another road trip to Penticton.

Forward Owen Kim and goalie Ethan David were among the initial players selected by coaches and general managers from the 17 B.C. Hockey League teams for the 2024 All-Star Tournament Jan. 20, 2024 at a specially built outdoor rink in Penticton.

Each team has one skater represented on the initial roster, plus an additional two goaltenders were voted in from each conference.

Heading into action Friday, Dec. 1, Kim had played in 21 games for the Vipers. He leads the team in scoring with six goals and 21 assists for 27 points, good for sixth overall in the league.

David is sixth among league goalies with a 12-5 record in 18 games played. He holds a 2.63 goals against average and a 0.915 save percentage.

The rosters will eventually be split into four teams of six skaters and one goaltender and will compete in a 3-on-3 tournament outdoors.

The remaining roster spots will be decided by a fan vote, starting Friday, Dec. 1. Fans will have until Thursday, Dec. 7 to vote in an additional player from their favourite team.

Vipers defenceman Anthony Cliche is the team’s nominee for the write-in vote. Fans can vote once per day.

The Vipers (15-6-1, 2nd place, Interior Conference) return to action Friday when they host the Prince George Spruce Kings (7-11-3, T7th). Game time is 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place.

This story was updated Friday, Dec. 1, at 10:35 a.m. with information about Anthony Cliche

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