Vernon Vipers

The Okanagan Cup is a four-team B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament featuring the Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees. (BCHL photo)

West Kelowna Warriors complete sweep of Vernon Vipers

Warriors edge Snakes 2-1 as Okanagan Cup BCHL exhibition tournament begins

The Okanagan Cup is a four-team B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament featuring the Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees. (BCHL photo)
The Vernon Vipers are slated to begin their B.C. Hockey League exhibition season with a home-and-home clash against the West Kelowna Warriors Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. (Garrett James Photography)

Vernon Vipers announce exhibition schedule

Snakes to play 12 games prior to December against Salmon Arm, West Kelowna and Penticton

The Vernon Vipers are slated to begin their B.C. Hockey League exhibition season with a home-and-home clash against the West Kelowna Warriors Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. (Garrett James Photography)
The Vernon Vipers have announced the signing of Kamloops Blazers forward Ryley Appelt (right), who has spent the past three seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon Vipers add experience to roster

Western League veteran joins Snakes, who also sign player out of prep hockey

The Vernon Vipers have announced the signing of Kamloops Blazers forward Ryley Appelt (right), who has spent the past three seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers. (Black Press - file photo)
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)
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)
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)
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 defenceman Landon Fuller (left) has signed to play Canadian University hockey with Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers blueliner signs Canadian university deal

Landon Fuller will suit up next hockey season with Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans

Vernon Vipers defenceman Landon Fuller (left) has signed to play Canadian University hockey with Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club Swim Meet (as mandated by SwimBC) has been cancelled, along with numerous other Vernon events. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon events cancelled, pool limited, due to COVID-19

Nearly 20 planned activities are cancelled or postponed due to health concerns

The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club Swim Meet (as mandated by SwimBC) has been cancelled, along with numerous other Vernon events. (Morning Star file photo)
The B.C. Hockey League playoffs have been suspended as a precaution amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Thursday, March 12. (Vernon Vipers photo)

Vernon Vipers playoff run shelved amid coronavirus concerns

B.C. Hockey Leage suspends play; full ticket refunds are now available for Games 3 and 4

The B.C. Hockey League playoffs have been suspended as a precaution amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Thursday, March 12. (Vernon Vipers photo)
Captain Connor Marritt and the Vernon Vipers celebrate their 8-3, Game 5 B.C. Hockey League Interior Conference quarter-final game and series win over the Wild in Wenatchee, Wash., on March 6. (Russ Alman - Digital Media Northwest)

Vernon Vipers score 8, advance to second round of playoffs

The Vipers will face the division-winning Penticton Vees in Round 2 of the BCHL playoffs

Captain Connor Marritt and the Vernon Vipers celebrate their 8-3, Game 5 B.C. Hockey League Interior Conference quarter-final game and series win over the Wild in Wenatchee, Wash., on March 6. (Russ Alman - Digital Media Northwest)
West Kelowna Warriors edge Vernon Vipers 6-4

West Kelowna Warriors edge Vernon Vipers 6-4

The teams meet again on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. for the final game of regular season

West Kelowna Warriors edge Vernon Vipers 6-4
Vernon Vipers defenceman Landon Fuller, Jan. 14, 2020. (Lisa Mazurek photo)

Vernon Vipers clipped by Nanaimo

Vipers lose 3-2 to Nanaimo Clippers Friday night at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Vipers defenceman Landon Fuller, Jan. 14, 2020. (Lisa Mazurek photo)
Vernon Vipers centre Connor Sleeth, moments before popping in a late game-winning goal against the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Late-game heroics lead Vernon Vipers past Prince George

Vipers score with 17 seconds left in third period to win 2-1 at home on Friday

Vernon Vipers centre Connor Sleeth, moments before popping in a late game-winning goal against the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
The Vernon H&L Glass Junior Vipers earned a gold medal at the Atom A Development minor hockey tournament in Kelowna with a 4-1 record, Jan. 17-19, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Vernon Atom A Vipers dominant at Kelowna tournament

It’s the team’s third gold medal this season after Jasper and Spokane tournaments

The Vernon H&L Glass Junior Vipers earned a gold medal at the Atom A Development minor hockey tournament in Kelowna with a 4-1 record, Jan. 17-19, 2020. (Submitted photo)
The Vernon Vipers staged a comeback victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, winning 5-4 in overtime on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers stage comeback, beat Salmon Arm in overtime

Team overcame 3-goal deficit to win 5-4 in OT at home on Sunday night

The Vernon Vipers staged a comeback victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, winning 5-4 in overtime on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
Vernon Vipers’ Trey Taylor wins with Team West at CJHL Top Prospects game

Vernon Vipers’ Trey Taylor wins with Team West at CJHL Top Prospects game

17-year-old defenseman also makes NHL Central Scouting list of top prospects

Vernon Vipers’ Trey Taylor wins with Team West at CJHL Top Prospects game
The Vernon Vipers took the Penticton Vees to overtime Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place, but the visiting team scored 1:07 into extra time to take the extra point. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers fall to division-leading Vees in overtime

Reilly Herbst made 44 saves as Vees defeated Vipers 2-1 in OT

The Vernon Vipers took the Penticton Vees to overtime Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place, but the visiting team scored 1:07 into extra time to take the extra point. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)