Vipers add to the roster

Niko Karamanis, a 17-year-old forward, has committed to the Vipers for next season.

The Vernon Vipers have added to the team.

Niko Karamanis, a 17-year-old forward, has committed to the Vipers for next season.

“He is truly a character kid and exactly the type of player we want to add to our program,” said Mark Ferner, head coach.

“A true 200-foot player that should be able to play in any situation for us and makes everyone around him better. We are very excited to have him as part of our program.”

The product of Courtenay just finished his fifth season at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Minnesota, suiting up for the school’s midget prep team.

Karamanis tallied 18 goals and 40 assists in 47 games.

The Vipers just completed its 2016 spring camp and expect 50 players from the camp to be invited to main camp in August.