Vipers deal for veteran D-man

The Vipers have acquired 20-year-old defenceman Bo Pellah from the South Shore Lumberjacks of the Maritime Hockey League.

Tyler Lowey

Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Vipers have acquired 20-year-old defenceman Bo Pellah from the South Shore Lumberjacks of the Maritime Hockey League in exchange for future considerations.

Pellah is from New Westminster, stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 175 pounds. He only played in 10 games last season between the Weyburn Red Wings of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the Whitecourt Wolverines of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He finished with two points and 12 penalty minutes.

“I watched him when he was a 16-year-old and he looked talented,” said Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner. “We are thrilled to have a player of his abilities come to this program.”

Pellah played 71 games for the Langley Rivermen from 2011-13 and scored four goals, 38 points and racked up 63 penalty minutes.

He also played 32 games for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the 2012-13 season and scored three goals, 20 points and recorded 40 penalty minutes.

Pellah was named a BCHL second team all-star for the Coastal Conference.

He is an offensive defenceman known for his puck-moving skills.

The Vipers open training camp with three intra squad games Aug. 21-23 at Kal Tire Place. Games start at 2 p.m.

 

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