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The Vernon Vipers, Trail Smoke Eaters and the rest of the Interior Division teams are building for whenever the 2020-21 BC Hockey League season will start. The league’s communications office takes a look at how the Vipers have loaded up for the new season. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers looking to build on strong finish

BC Hockey League office looks at the “Next Generation” of Vipers’ squads

The Vernon Vipers, Trail Smoke Eaters and the rest of the Interior Division teams are building for whenever the 2020-21 BC Hockey League season will start. The league’s communications office takes a look at how the Vipers have loaded up for the new season. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Vernon Vipers forward Cameron MacDonald (with puck) moves in on Wenatchee defenceman Tanner Main with linemate Dawson Holt lurking in the background during Game 4 action Wednesday, March 4, of their BCHL Interior Division quarterfinal at Kal Tire Place. MacDonald has committed in 2021 to the Dartmouth BIG Green, an NCAA Div. 1 hockey program in New Hampshire. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers forward feeling Green

Rookie of the Year Cameron MacDonald commits to Dartmouth Big Green of NCAA for 2021

Vernon Vipers forward Cameron MacDonald (with puck) moves in on Wenatchee defenceman Tanner Main with linemate Dawson Holt lurking in the background during Game 4 action Wednesday, March 4, of their BCHL Interior Division quarterfinal at Kal Tire Place. MacDonald has committed in 2021 to the Dartmouth BIG Green, an NCAA Div. 1 hockey program in New Hampshire. (Morning Star - file photo)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Kamloops’ Jarrod Semchuk is the latest acquistion for the B.C. Hockey League’s Vernon Vipers, acquired in a deal with the Alberta League’s Bonnyville Pontiacs who got Semchuk June 1 to complete a trade with the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (BCHL photo)

Vernon Vipers acquire power forward

Former Salmon Arm Silverback Jarrod Semchuk, from Kamloops, comes to Vernon via Bonnyville of AJHL

Kamloops’ Jarrod Semchuk is the latest acquistion for the B.C. Hockey League’s Vernon Vipers, acquired in a deal with the Alberta League’s Bonnyville Pontiacs who got Semchuk June 1 to complete a trade with the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (BCHL photo)
The Vernon Vipers have recruited 10 players - five forwards, five defencemen - for the 2020-21 BC Hockey League season (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers continue lineup rebuild

The 10th player recruited is named Third; Ayden Third joins Snakes’ Den from Regina

The Vernon Vipers have recruited 10 players - five forwards, five defencemen - for the 2020-21 BC Hockey League season (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Vipers have announced the signings of three new forwards for the upcoming BC Hockey League season. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers land three forwards

Signings continue for BC Hockey League squad

The Vernon Vipers have announced the signings of three new forwards for the upcoming BC Hockey League season. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon Vipers head coach and general manager Jason McKee has been busy, landing five new player recruits. (File photo)

Vernon Vipers land quintet of players

Three defencemen and a pair of teammate forwards coming to the Snakes’ Den

Vernon Vipers head coach and general manager Jason McKee has been busy, landing five new player recruits. (File photo)
Vernoni Vipers defenceman Jackson Caller has commited to U-SPORTS’ UBC Thunderbirds for 2020-21. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers photos)

Vernon Vipers defenceman lands with T-Birds

Jackson Caller commits to Point Grey campus for 2020-21

Vernoni Vipers defenceman Jackson Caller has commited to U-SPORTS’ UBC Thunderbirds for 2020-21. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers photos)
The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Dawson Holt, 20, and teammate Jackson Caller, defenceman, are among five current B.C. Hockey League players named winners of $2,000 Shaw Communications scholarships. (Canadian Press photo)

Vernon Vipers pair capture Shaw scholarships

Dawson Holt, Jackson Caller among five B.C. Hockey League players earning award

Vernon Vipers forward Dawson Holt, 20, and teammate Jackson Caller, defenceman, are among five current B.C. Hockey League players named winners of $2,000 Shaw Communications scholarships. (Canadian Press photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (left) has been named the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers forward named top scholastic player in country

Jojo Tanaka-Campbell wins Canadian Junior Hockey League national honour

Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (left) has been named the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Vernon Vipers forward Matt Kowalski (right) has committed to Canadian university Queen’s Golden Gaels’ hockey program in Kingston, Ont. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers pair land with Canadian university squads

MVP Dawson Holt signs with U. of Saskatchewan while leading scorer Matt Kowalski heads to Queen’s U

Vernon Vipers forward Matt Kowalski (right) has committed to Canadian university Queen’s Golden Gaels’ hockey program in Kingston, Ont. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Chilliwack Chiefs battle in a game during the 2019-20 B.C. Hockey League season. (File photo)

BCHL asks province for help with pandemic losses

League has ‘every intention’ of playing next season, but financial issues have been identified

The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Chilliwack Chiefs battle in a game during the 2019-20 B.C. Hockey League season. (File photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Ben Helgeson (centre) fends off a check from Vernon native Powell Connor of the Trail Smoke Eaters during a BC Hockey League game at Kal Tire Place in February 2020. Both players are part of the league record number of players committing to the college ranks during the season. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Seven Vernon Vipers part of league record for college commitments

A total of 172 BC Hockey League players agreed to US or Canadian schools in the 2019-20 season

Vernon Vipers forward Ben Helgeson (centre) fends off a check from Vernon native Powell Connor of the Trail Smoke Eaters during a BC Hockey League game at Kal Tire Place in February 2020. Both players are part of the league record number of players committing to the college ranks during the season. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks won the B.C. Hockey League’s simulated NHL 20 video game version of the Fred Page Cup final, beating the Cowichan Valley Capitals in six games. (BCHL photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks capture BCHL video game glory

Silverbacks defeat Cowichan Valley in six, winning title at Shaw Centre, in simulated final

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks won the B.C. Hockey League’s simulated NHL 20 video game version of the Fred Page Cup final, beating the Cowichan Valley Capitals in six games. (BCHL photo)
Vernon Vipers defenceman Trey Taylor has made the NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings ahead of the 2020 amateur draft. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers’ D-man on NHL scouting radar

Trey Taylor ranked 216th among North American skaters for the NHL draft in 2020

Vernon Vipers defenceman Trey Taylor has made the NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings ahead of the 2020 amateur draft. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Forward Dawson Holt, 20, has been named the Vernon Vipers’ 2019-20 Most Valuable Player. (Canadian Press photo)

Vernon Vipers name Holt MVP

Forward acquired from Western Hockey League had huge season for Snakes

Forward Dawson Holt, 20, has been named the Vernon Vipers’ 2019-20 Most Valuable Player. (Canadian Press photo)
Vernon Vipers’ captain Connor Marritt was named the team winner of the Duncan Wray Memorial Award. (Morning Star - file photo) (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers captain wins Duncan Wray Memorial Award

Connor Marritt exemplifies late owner’s catchphrase: ‘Once A Viper, Always A Viper’

Vernon Vipers’ captain Connor Marritt was named the team winner of the Duncan Wray Memorial Award. (Morning Star - file photo) (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Vernon Vipers defenceman Christian Felton (dark jersey) has been named the team’s 2019-20 Unsung Hero along with goalie Reilly Herbst. (Morning Star - file photo)

UPDATED: MacDonald top Vernon Vipers rookie

Forward, goalie, defenceman honoured as BCHL team continues handing out year-end awards

Vernon Vipers defenceman Christian Felton (dark jersey) has been named the team’s 2019-20 Unsung Hero along with goalie Reilly Herbst. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Vipers have paid tribute to graduating players Jackson Caller (from left), Matt Kowalski, Connor Marritt, Landon Fuller, Connor Sleeth and Dawson Holt on the team’s website. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers give ‘stick tap’ to graduating players

Six Vipers thanked by team for their contributions to the B.C. Hockey League team on- and off-ice

The Vernon Vipers have paid tribute to graduating players Jackson Caller (from left), Matt Kowalski, Connor Marritt, Landon Fuller, Connor Sleeth and Dawson Holt on the team’s website. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)