Vipers trade Johnson; add Anderson

The Vernon Vipers have completed a pair of roster moves ahead of tonight’s B.C. Hockey League home game versus the Trail Smoke Eaters

Levi Johnson of the Vipers

Levi Johnson of the Vipers

Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Vipers have completed a pair of roster moves ahead of tonight’s B.C. Hockey League home game versus the Trail Smoke Eaters

Vernon has traded 19-year-old forward Levi Johnson to the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations.

Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 201-pound Vernon native who rang up 19 points in 45 Junior B Kamloops Storm games last year, recorded one goal and one assist in 11 games with the Snakes.

The Vipers have added 19-year-old forward Keith Anderson. The former Victoria Royal from Hermiston, Ore. pocketed six points and 37 penalty minutes with Victoria last year and was released after three tilts this season. He is a 6-foot-4, 205-pound right winger.

Anderson compiled 52 points in 46 Midget games with Compete Hockey prep in Spokane over two seasons.

It’s another $5 Friday tonight for all kids and students.

Vernon visits Trail Saturday night. The Smokies have ex-Viper Blaine Caton and North Okanagan Knights’ grad Zach Dyment in their lineup and are fourth in the Interior Division at 6-7-1, three points back of the Vipers.

Caton, a Vernon resident, has one goal and three points, while Dyment, an Abbotsford product, is 4-6 with a 3.28 GAA and .908 save percentage.

In Thursday night action, the Surrey Eagles stunned the league-leading Wenatchee Wild 6-1, while the Prince George Kings grounded the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-1.