Vernon Vipers acquire power forward

Former Salmon Arm Silverback Jarrod Semchuk, from Kamloops, comes to Vernon via Bonnyville of AJHL

Kamloops’ Jarrod Semchuk is the latest acquistion for the B.C. Hockey League’s Vernon Vipers, acquired in a deal with the Alberta League’s Bonnyville Pontiacs who got Semchuk June 1 to complete a trade with the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (BCHL photo)

The latest addition to the Vernon Vipers’ BC Hockey League roster comes via the trade route.

The Snakes have acquired the Canadian Junior Hockey League playing rights to Kamloops native Jarrod Semchuk from the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Bonnyville Pontiacs in exchange for future considerations.

“Jarrod is a big, strong power forward with the potential to create offence for our group,” said Vipers head coach and general manager Jason McKee.

Semchuk spent last season with the Silverbacks before the Gorillas dealt him to Bonnyville on June 1. That move completed a trade from February that saw Salmon Arm acquire defencemen Jeremy Gervais for futures.

Semchuk recorded three assists in 31 games for the Backs in the 2019-20 regular season and added an assist in Salmon Arm’s opening-round playoff sweep of the Victoria Grizzlies. He also tallied two points in 10 games as an affiliate player with the Gorillas in 2018-19, including his first career BCHL goal.

The acquisition of Semchuk brings to 11 the number of players McKee has recruited or dealt for since the BCHL post-season was ended at the start of the second round due to COVID-19. The Vipers lost six players to graduation upon completion of the season.

READ MORE: Vernon Vipers continue lineup rebuild

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

BCHLVernon Vipers

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Plan in place for students’ return at OKIB cultural immersion school

An outdoor program will precede the start of regular classes Sept. 21 at the school on Westside Road

Wedding party bear sprayed at Cherryville campsite

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

WATCH: Gas line repaired downtown, evac lifted

Firefighters, police on scene near 32nd Avenue — more to come

Armstrong’s IPE hosts special events in COVID-19 ‘gap year’

Progressive 50/50 draw, colouring contest sponsored by IPE; plans going ahead for 2021

Reform taxes to bolster job growth in distilling: Vernon chamber says

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce urges residents to push feds for tax reform

Video: SUV burns alongside the highway near Salmon Arm

Footage of the burning vehicle was posted to Youtube.

Federal Conservative leadership candidate skirts COVID-19 rules at Kelowna rally

Derek Sloan held a rally in Kelowna that had over 50 people, which is against health orders from the province

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

South Okanagan restaurant ranked among world’s best by TripAdvisor

The Hooded Merganser was ranked within the top 10 per cent of all restaurants by TripAdvisor reviews

Highway 97 upgrade option for Peachland faces 20-year delay

Peachland council disappointed by highways department decision

Kelowna Hells Angels prospect charged with assault, choking

Jason Townsend, 43, was charged after allegedly choking a woman last weekend

Most Read