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The Vernon Vipers advanced to the B.C. Hockey League’s Interior Conference final in the league’s simulated video game version of the 2020 playoffs by knocking off the Penticton Vees in seven games. (BCHL photo)

Vernon Vipers to face Salmon Arm in simulated conference final

BCHL turns to video game and players from remaining teams to crown a simulated league playoff winner

The Vernon Vipers advanced to the B.C. Hockey League’s Interior Conference final in the league’s simulated video game version of the 2020 playoffs by knocking off the Penticton Vees in seven games. (BCHL photo)
Vernon Vipers tweet out award winners

Vernon Vipers tweet out award winners

BCHL team announcing season-ending award winners on a daily basis over two weeks

Vernon Vipers tweet out award winners
Surrey Eagles players celebrate a goal during video-game simulation of the BCHL team’s second-round playoff series with Coquitlam Express. (Youtube photo)

BCHL hockey playoffs continue – in video game action involving players

‘We were looking for a way to keep our fans engaged during this unfortunate downtime,’ commish says

Surrey Eagles players celebrate a goal during video-game simulation of the BCHL team’s second-round playoff series with Coquitlam Express. (Youtube photo)
Arenas around the B.C. Hockey League, like Kal Tire Place in Vernon, sit empty and silent after the league followed many such leagues around North America and postponed or canceled its season in the wake of COVID-19. (Vernon Vipers photo)

Vernon Vipers coach still stunned by unexpected end to post-season

Jason McKee, organization coming to terms with BCHL canceling season in wake of COVID-19 outbreak

Arenas around the B.C. Hockey League, like Kal Tire Place in Vernon, sit empty and silent after the league followed many such leagues around North America and postponed or canceled its season in the wake of COVID-19. (Vernon Vipers photo)
David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)

BCHL suspends 2020 playoffs until further notice

Games and hockey-related activity have been cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19

David Silye breaks in on teammates Steve Holtz (right) and Evan McIntyre during a practice March 12 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)

BC Hockey cancels all provincial championships due to COVID-19 outbreak

In B.C., provincial hockey championships were slated to begin this Sunday, March 15

Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)
Penticton Vees fans may soon find themselves without any games to watch due to COVID-19. (Mark Brettt - Western News)

COVID-19 puts fate of BCHL season in question

Hockey Canada and the CJHL currently in talks to come up with plan for remainder of season

Penticton Vees fans may soon find themselves without any games to watch due to COVID-19. (Mark Brettt - Western News)
Vernon Vipers forward Dawson Holt (left) has been named the B.C. Hockey League’s Subway Player of the Week for nine points in three games against the Wenatchee Wild in the opening round of the playoffs. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers forward named Player of the Week

Dawson Holt had nine points in three games vs Wenatchee as Vipers get ready for Round 2 vs Penticton

Vernon Vipers forward Dawson Holt (left) has been named the B.C. Hockey League’s Subway Player of the Week for nine points in three games against the Wenatchee Wild in the opening round of the playoffs. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Vernon Vipers captain Connor Marritt (12) battles Wenatchee’s Brian Adams (from left), Tanner Main and Noah Lugli for the puck during Game 4, BCHL Interior Conference quarterfinal action Wednesday, March 4, at Kal Tire Place. Marritt had four assists as the Vipers beat the Wild 6-4 to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers’ dynamic duo dismantles Wild

Cameron MacDonald and Dawson Holt combine for five goals, nine points in Snakes’ Game 4 win

Vernon Vipers captain Connor Marritt (12) battles Wenatchee’s Brian Adams (from left), Tanner Main and Noah Lugli for the puck during Game 4, BCHL Interior Conference quarterfinal action Wednesday, March 4, at Kal Tire Place. Marritt had four assists as the Vipers beat the Wild 6-4 to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Vipers celebrate Landon Fuller’s goal 50 seconds after the opening faceoff Tuesday, March 3, in Game 3 of the BCHL Interior Division quarterfinal series with Wenatchee. The Snakes beat the Wild 4-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers double Wild, take series lead

Snakes score three powerplay goals in 4-2 win in Game 3 Tuesday at Kal Tire Place

The Vernon Vipers celebrate Landon Fuller’s goal 50 seconds after the opening faceoff Tuesday, March 3, in Game 3 of the BCHL Interior Division quarterfinal series with Wenatchee. The Snakes beat the Wild 4-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Vipers forward Nicholas Kent (right) tries to hunt down Wenatchee’s Hunter Hastings during the Wild’s 2-1 win Sunday, March 1, in Game 2 of the BCHL Interior Division quarterfinal. (Russ Alman - Digital Media Northwest)

Wild edge Vernon Vipers; tie series

Wenatchee holds on for 2-1 win at home Sunday; series now shifts to Vernon Tuesday and Wednesday

Vernon Vipers forward Nicholas Kent (right) tries to hunt down Wenatchee’s Hunter Hastings during the Wild’s 2-1 win Sunday, March 1, in Game 2 of the BCHL Interior Division quarterfinal. (Russ Alman - Digital Media Northwest)
Vernon Vipers captain Connor Marritt (12) celebrates his third-period powerplay goal with teammates Dawson Holt and Ryan Shostak during the Snakes’ 3-0 win Saturday, Feb. 29, in Game 1 of the BCHL Interior Division quarterfinal with the Wild in Wenatchee. (Russ Alman - Digital Media Northwest)

Vernon Vipers take series opener

Reilly Herbst makes 30 saves and powerplay scores twice in 3-0 win over hometown Wenatchee Wild

Vernon Vipers captain Connor Marritt (12) celebrates his third-period powerplay goal with teammates Dawson Holt and Ryan Shostak during the Snakes’ 3-0 win Saturday, Feb. 29, in Game 1 of the BCHL Interior Division quarterfinal with the Wild in Wenatchee. (Russ Alman - Digital Media Northwest)
The Vernon Vipers will take on the Wenatchee Wild in the opening round of the B.C. Hockey League playoffs, starting in Washington state. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers getting Wild for opening round

Snakes will take on Wenatchee with the Wild holding home-ice advantage in Round 1

The Vernon Vipers will take on the Wenatchee Wild in the opening round of the B.C. Hockey League playoffs, starting in Washington state. (Morning Star - file photo)
Connor Sleeth of the Vernon Vipers (15) tries to maneuvre among three West Kelowna players during the Warriors’ 6-4 BCHL win Friday, Feb. 21, at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers, who lost 6-5 in a shootout in a Saturday rematch in West Kelowna, will find out early Sunday evening who they play in the first round of the playoffs. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers waiting on playoff foe

BCHL: Snakes won’t play Victoria, but will play either Wenatchee or Salmon Arm

Connor Sleeth of the Vernon Vipers (15) tries to maneuvre among three West Kelowna players during the Warriors’ 6-4 BCHL win Friday, Feb. 21, at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers, who lost 6-5 in a shootout in a Saturday rematch in West Kelowna, will find out early Sunday evening who they play in the first round of the playoffs. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
Vernon Vipers defenceman Christian Felton (dark jersey) absorbs a hit along the boards from Merritt’s Wyatt Marlow in B.C. Hockey League action Monday afternoon, Feb. 17, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers thump Merritt

BCHL: Win moves Vipers to within a point of third-place Wenatchee

Vernon Vipers defenceman Christian Felton (dark jersey) absorbs a hit along the boards from Merritt’s Wyatt Marlow in B.C. Hockey League action Monday afternoon, Feb. 17, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Cameron MacDonald (left) and the Vernon Vipers host the Merritt Centennials in a huge Monday afternoon BCHL contest, 2 p.m., at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers entertain Merritt in Monday afternoon tilt

Vipers sit in fourth place in BCHL Interior Division, three points behind Wenatchee

Cameron MacDonald (left) and the Vernon Vipers host the Merritt Centennials in a huge Monday afternoon BCHL contest, 2 p.m., at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (left) flips the puck past the check of West Kelowna Warriors opponent John Evans during the Vipers’ 4-2 BCHL win Saturday, Feb. 15, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers hold off Warriors

BCHL: Vipers in dogfight with Wenatchee, Salmon Arm for third place in Interior Division

Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (left) flips the puck past the check of West Kelowna Warriors opponent John Evans during the Vipers’ 4-2 BCHL win Saturday, Feb. 15, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Vernon Vipers forward Ben Helgeson fends off a check from Vernon native Powell Connor of the Trail Smoke Eaters as he tries to tip a shot past Smokies goalie Matteo Paler-Chow during Vernon’s 5-3 BCHL win Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers grill Smokies at home

Snakes record big 5-3 BCHL win over visiting Trail Sunday afternoon

Vernon Vipers forward Ben Helgeson fends off a check from Vernon native Powell Connor of the Trail Smoke Eaters as he tries to tip a shot past Smokies goalie Matteo Paler-Chow during Vernon’s 5-3 BCHL win Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
The Trail Smoke Eaters will look to make it five straight wins over Vernon as they visit the Vipers Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kal Tire Place. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Vipers look to snap Smokies skid

Trail pays visit to Kal Tire Place Sunday having won last four meetings between two teams

The Trail Smoke Eaters will look to make it five straight wins over Vernon as they visit the Vipers Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kal Tire Place. (Morning Star file photo)
The Vernon Vipers will be seeing more of the Prince George Spruce Kings as the B.C. Hockey League has announced the Spruce Kings and expansion Cranbrook Bucks will move into the Interior Division for 2020-21. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers OK with realignment

Prince George and expansion Cranbrook added to BCHL Interior Conference for 2020-21

The Vernon Vipers will be seeing more of the Prince George Spruce Kings as the B.C. Hockey League has announced the Spruce Kings and expansion Cranbrook Bucks will move into the Interior Division for 2020-21. (Morning Star - file photo)