Vipers announce new assistant coaches

Vernon Vipers sign Dave Robinson and Jason Read as assistant coaches.

The Vernon Vipers hockey have signed Jason Read and Vernon’s David Robinson as assistant coaches for the upcoming B.C. Hockey League season.

Read has been coaching for 18 years, primarily working with the defence. He has most recently been working with the Calgary Royals Midget AAA program. Before that he worked in the BCHL with Victoria and has also worked with the Midget AAA program in Kelowna.

Robinson is well known to Vernon residents. He is a local product and has captained the Vipers to their most recent RBC appearance in Camrose, Alta. where they fell to the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the championship game. Robinson played last season with the University of Calgary Dinos.

Said Vipers’ head coach/GM Williamson: “The addition of both Jason and Dave solidifies the coaching staff for the future.  Both guys will greatly help our organization grow and be integral parts of our success going forward. I am very excited to be able to work with these two class guys in the future.”

Former Vernon assistant coach Chris Shaw left the club earlier this month.