Vernon Vipers

Matt Kowalski scores a lacrosse-style goal to complete a hat trick as the Vernon Vipers cruised to a 7-3 victory against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (Vernon Vipers - YouTube)

WATCH: Vernon Vipers forward Matt Kowalski pulls off lacrosse-style goal

Third-period goal completed Kowalski’s hat trick in Saturday’s 7-3 win over Alberni Valley

Matt Kowalski scores a lacrosse-style goal to complete a hat trick as the Vernon Vipers cruised to a 7-3 victory against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (Vernon Vipers - YouTube)
Vernon Viper Colby Feist scores on a breakaway against the Wenatchee Wild goaltender Daniel Chenard. (Photo: Katherine Peters)

Vernon Vipers score 7 in win over Wenatchee Wild

Vipers snap 2-game skid at home on Sunday, Jan. 5

Vernon Viper Colby Feist scores on a breakaway against the Wenatchee Wild goaltender Daniel Chenard. (Photo: Katherine Peters)
Vernon Vipers shut out Penticton Vees in first game of home-and-home

Vernon Vipers shut out Penticton Vees in first game of home-and-home

James Porter Jr. stopped all 42 shots, Seiya Tanaka-Campbell scored his first BCHL goal Friday night

Vernon Vipers shut out Penticton Vees in first game of home-and-home
Vernon Vipers take a moment to gather for a picture with some of the plethora of stuffed animals collected after Matt Kowalski’s first-period goal on Teddy Bear Toss night. The Vipers beat the Wenatchee Wild 6-4. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers stuff Wild on Teddy Bear Toss night

Vipers beat Wild 6-4 in game delayed to clear ice littered with stuffies after Matt Kowalski goal

Vernon Vipers take a moment to gather for a picture with some of the plethora of stuffed animals collected after Matt Kowalski’s first-period goal on Teddy Bear Toss night. The Vipers beat the Wenatchee Wild 6-4. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
Vernon Vipers go on scoring spree versus Merritt Centennials

Vernon Vipers go on scoring spree versus Merritt Centennials

Matt Kowalski had a hat trick and five points as the Vipers cruised to an 8-3 victory

Vernon Vipers go on scoring spree versus Merritt Centennials
The Vernon Vipers fell to the Surrey Eagles 4-3 at Kal Tire Place on Friday night. (Photo: Vernon Vipers)

Vernon Vipers fall to Surrey Eagles 4-3 at home

Matt Kowalski’s two goals weren’t enough to even the score at Kal Tire Place Friday night

The Vernon Vipers fell to the Surrey Eagles 4-3 at Kal Tire Place on Friday night. (Photo: Vernon Vipers)
Vipers win shootout thriller on First Responders night

Vipers win shootout thriller on First Responders night

More than $14K raised for first responders and other initiatives Friday night at Kal Tire Place

Vipers win shootout thriller on First Responders night
The Vernon Vipers fell to the Langley Rivermen in a shootout on Friday. (Photo: Vernon Vipers)

Vernon Vipers stymied in shootout

The Vipers fell 3-2 to the Langley Rivermen Friday night in their second shootout in as many games

The Vernon Vipers fell to the Langley Rivermen in a shootout on Friday. (Photo: Vernon Vipers)
The Vipers dropped their road game tilt against the Trail Smoke Eaters 5-2 on Friday. (Photo: Vernon Vipers)

Vipers drop feisty game to Trail Smoke Eaters 5-2

The Vipers have a chance to get even at tonight’s second game in a row at the Trail Memorial Centre

The Vipers dropped their road game tilt against the Trail Smoke Eaters 5-2 on Friday. (Photo: Vernon Vipers)
Vipers’ Colby Feist (white) wrestles Grizzlies’ Nico Somerville for the puck in Friday night’s 5-2 win. (Photo: Vernon Vipers)

Vipers find offence in win versus Victoria Grizzlies

The Vipers beat the Grizzlies on the road 5-2 on Friday night.

Vipers’ Colby Feist (white) wrestles Grizzlies’ Nico Somerville for the puck in Friday night’s 5-2 win. (Photo: Vernon Vipers)
Vipers get past Penticton Vees in overtime

Vipers get past Penticton Vees in overtime

After a slow start to the season the Vipers are now on a four-game win streak

Vipers get past Penticton Vees in overtime
Vernon Vipers drop home opener to Victoria Grizzlies

Vernon Vipers drop home opener to Victoria Grizzlies

The Grizzlies played a strong puck possession game and goaltending en route to a 5-1 victory

Vernon Vipers drop home opener to Victoria Grizzlies
The Vernon Vipers won Game 1 of the B.C. Hockey League’s Interior Conference final Saturday, defeating the hometown Wenatchee Wild 4-3 in overtime. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers use overtime to defeat Wenatchee

D-man Michael Young scores second goal of game 26 seconds into overtime, giving Vernon a 4-3 win

The Vernon Vipers won Game 1 of the B.C. Hockey League’s Interior Conference final Saturday, defeating the hometown Wenatchee Wild 4-3 in overtime. (Morning Star - file photo)
Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Donovan Buskey stares down an attempt on goal by Vernon Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell. The Smoke Eaters got a goal from Owen Ozar 12 seconds into overtime Saturday to beat the Vipers 5-4 and take a 2-0 lead in the BCHL Interior Conference semifinal. The Vipers forced overtime with two goals in the final 66 seconds. (Katherine Peters - Black Press)

Trail blows late lead, beats Vernon in OT

Owen Ozar’s goal 12 seconds into OT gives Smoke Eaters a 5-4 win over Vipers and 2-0 series lead

Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Donovan Buskey stares down an attempt on goal by Vernon Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell. The Smoke Eaters got a goal from Owen Ozar 12 seconds into overtime Saturday to beat the Vipers 5-4 and take a 2-0 lead in the BCHL Interior Conference semifinal. The Vipers forced overtime with two goals in the final 66 seconds. (Katherine Peters - Black Press)
Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Powell Connor, a native of Vernon (left), tries to poke the puck away from Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell during the B.C. Hockey League Interior Conference semifinal opener Friday night in Vernon. The Smoke Eaters scored three times in the third period for a 3-1 win, their fifth straight post-season victory. (Katherine Peters - Black Press)

Trail wins series opener against Vernon

All scoring comes in third period as Smoke Eaters beat Vipers 3-1 in BCHL Interior semifinal opener

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Powell Connor, a native of Vernon (left), tries to poke the puck away from Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell during the B.C. Hockey League Interior Conference semifinal opener Friday night in Vernon. The Smoke Eaters scored three times in the third period for a 3-1 win, their fifth straight post-season victory. (Katherine Peters - Black Press)
Vernon Vipers remain in thick of BCHL playoff push

Vernon Vipers remain in thick of BCHL playoff push

Vernon sweeps weekend home games over Salmon Arm and Powell River; still in sixth place

Vernon Vipers remain in thick of BCHL playoff push
AJ Hodges bears down on Vernon goaltender Bradley Cooper during action on Dec. 21 in Wenatchee. (Russ Alman/Digital Media Northwest)

Vernon Vipers earn split in Washington

The Vernon Vipers earned a split in their two-game BCHL mini-series.

AJ Hodges bears down on Vernon goaltender Bradley Cooper during action on Dec. 21 in Wenatchee. (Russ Alman/Digital Media Northwest)
Vernon’s Connor Marritt is knocked backwards by West Kelowna’s Mike Hardman during second-period action. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Depleted Vernon Vipers run out of gas against West Kelowna

West Kelowna’s Lucas Cullen was the offensive power on the night.

Vernon’s Connor Marritt is knocked backwards by West Kelowna’s Mike Hardman during second-period action. (John K. White/Morning Star)
FILE — Vernon’s Teddy Wooding comes with two inches of scoring on this play. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers lose nailbiter in Prince George

Another plus was the solid play of newly acquired goaltender Bradley Cooper.

FILE — Vernon’s Teddy Wooding comes with two inches of scoring on this play. (John K. White/Morning Star)
Bradley Cooper, Alex Swetlikoff, Connor Merritt, Josh Latta and Michael Young of the Vernon Vipers stop for a picture after collecting bears after Jagger Willamson scored. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Twin two-goal outbursts cost Vernon Vipers

You’d be forgiven if you were in the teddy bear line for the first minute of Saturday’s BCHL game.

Bradley Cooper, Alex Swetlikoff, Connor Merritt, Josh Latta and Michael Young of the Vernon Vipers stop for a picture after collecting bears after Jagger Willamson scored. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)