Jarrod Schamerhorn of the Vernon Vipers has been traded to the Merritt Centennials.

Vipers wheel and deal

The Vernon Vipers traded two players and added two new players Thursday.

Out are goalie Jarrod Schamerhorn and winger Nic Rasovic. In are goalie Brendan Barry and winger Zack Andrusiak.

The Vernon Vipers registered two trades late Thursday, sending Schamerhorn to the Merritt Centennials and Rasovic to the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In return, the Vipers get future considerations.

Vernon added former Penticton Vees goaltender Brendan Barry, who is committed to Clarkson Golden Eagles of the NCAA.

Barry played 14 games for the B.C. Hockey League Vees last season and just one this year before being released.

Andrusiak is a skilled 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward, released 10 days ago by the WHL Tri-City Americans. He had 38 points in 37 games with his hometown North Okanagan Knights of the KIJHL last year.

Rasovic recorded one assist in five games this season. The veteran of 101 regular season games will

be joining his third team after spending time with the Coquitlam Express in his rookie season.

Schamerhorn was one of two 20-year old goaltenders  the Vipers had on the roster coming out of training camp. He played 41 games last season for the Vipers and appeared in another four this year.

Barry, 17, is entering his second season in the BCHL after playing 14 games last year. Barry is committed to Clarkson Golden Knights of the NCAA. Barry played one game with the Vees this season before being sent home after breaking what the Vees called a team violation.

Barry backstopped the Okanagan Rockets to an appearance at the Telus Cup National Midget Championships two years ago.

The Viper roster now sits at 22 with four of those players being 20 years old which is two under the league maximum. Vernon visits the Powell River Kings Friday night.

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