Vernon Vipers

Bill Greene of Falkland has been elected the new chairman of the board for BC Hockey. (Photo Submitted)

Greene pushes teamwork as new BC Hockey head

Falkland man twice brought Junior B franchises to the North Okanagan

Bill Greene of Falkland has been elected the new chairman of the board for BC Hockey. (Photo Submitted)
Ty Taylor, left, and Brett Stapley of the Vernon Vipers were taken in Round 7 of the NHL Entry Draft today in Dallas. (Morning Star File)

Vipers go in NHL draft

Stapley to Canadiens, Taylor to Tampa

Ty Taylor, left, and Brett Stapley of the Vernon Vipers were taken in Round 7 of the NHL Entry Draft today in Dallas. (Morning Star File)
Vernon Vipers’ assistant coach Kevin Pedersen enjoys a photo opp with Calder Trophy (top rookie) winner Matt Barzal of the New York Islanders at the NHL awards Wednesday night in Las Vegas. (Photo Submitted)

Viper coach rolls with Calder Trophy winner

Pedersen special guest of Matt Barzal at NHL awards in Vegas

Vernon Vipers’ assistant coach Kevin Pedersen enjoys a photo opp with Calder Trophy (top rookie) winner Matt Barzal of the New York Islanders at the NHL awards Wednesday night in Las Vegas. (Photo Submitted)
Vernon’s Blaine Caton, a centre with the BCHL Trail Smoke Eaters, has signed a scholarship offer with the Marian University Sabres in Wisconsin. (Black Press)

Vernon’s Caton signs with Sabres

Marian University in Wisconsin locks up Smokies centre

Vernon’s Blaine Caton, a centre with the BCHL Trail Smoke Eaters, has signed a scholarship offer with the Marian University Sabres in Wisconsin. (Black Press)

Vernon’s Caton signs with Sabres

Marian University in Wisconsin locks up Smokies centre

Blaine Caton of the Trail Smoke Eaters, a Vernon minor hockey grad, heads towards Wenatchee Wild defenceman Zak Galambos in Game 3 of the BCHL semifinal series Tuesday night at Cominco Arena. (Jim Bailey/Black Press Sports)

Wild hold off Smoke Eaters

Wenatchee grabs 3-0 series lead

Blaine Caton of the Trail Smoke Eaters, a Vernon minor hockey grad, heads towards Wenatchee Wild defenceman Zak Galambos in Game 3 of the BCHL semifinal series Tuesday night at Cominco Arena. (Jim Bailey/Black Press Sports)
Viper winger Connor Marritt gives centre Jordan Sandhu a chair ride during a fun-filled year-end session Thursday at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Jagger sweeps Viper awards

Four-year veteran leaves extraordinary legacy

Viper winger Connor Marritt gives centre Jordan Sandhu a chair ride during a fun-filled year-end session Thursday at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Vipers reloading for 2018-19

Vipers reloading for 2018-19

Lose Game 6 in Wenatchee

Vipers reloading for 2018-19
Vernon’s Mitch Andres goes against Wenatchee’s Murphy Stratton to gain control of the puck with Vernon’s Jack Judson in the background in BCHL quarterfinal action Saturday night at the Town Toyota Center. Wenatchee won the overtime game 4-3. (Wenatchee World photo/Don Seabrook)

Wenatchee knocks out Vernon

Wild win Game 6 in overtime

Vernon’s Mitch Andres goes against Wenatchee’s Murphy Stratton to gain control of the puck with Vernon’s Jack Judson in the background in BCHL quarterfinal action Saturday night at the Town Toyota Center. Wenatchee won the overtime game 4-3. (Wenatchee World photo/Don Seabrook)
Jacob Modry of the Wenatchee Wild tries to chip the puck away from Jimmy Lambert of the Vernon Vipers in game 5 of the BCHL quarterfinal playoffs Friday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Wenatchee wins Game 5

Vipers force overtime with 0.6 seconds left

Jacob Modry of the Wenatchee Wild tries to chip the puck away from Jimmy Lambert of the Vernon Vipers in game 5 of the BCHL quarterfinal playoffs Friday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Cooper Zech of the Wenatchee Wild tries to put the brakes on Josh Latta of the Vernon Vipers in game 2 of the BCHL playoffs Saturday night at Kal Tire place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Wild crazy about home ice

The Vernon Vipers expect a raucous crowd in Wenatchee

Cooper Zech of the Wenatchee Wild tries to put the brakes on Josh Latta of the Vernon Vipers in game 2 of the BCHL playoffs Saturday night at Kal Tire place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Zak Galambos of the Wenatchee Wild and Josh Latta of the Vernon Vipers tangle it up at centre in Game 1 of the second-round best-of-seven BCHL series Friday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Vipers ambush Wenatchee in Game 1

Karamanis provides hat trick in 7-1 victory

  • Mar 16, 2018
Zak Galambos of the Wenatchee Wild and Josh Latta of the Vernon Vipers tangle it up at centre in Game 1 of the second-round best-of-seven BCHL series Friday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Cameron Trott gets instruction from Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner during practice Wednesday at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Taylor makes first all-star team

The Vernon Vipers had goalie Ty Taylor and d-man Michael Ufberg named to all-star teams

Cameron Trott gets instruction from Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner during practice Wednesday at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Shane Kelly

Viper short on back end

Wenatchee here Friday night

Shane Kelly
Vernon Vipers forward Keyvan Mokhtari lines up a backhand shot on Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Kyle Dumba during Game 3 of their BCHL Divisional Semifinal at the Shaw Centre Tuesday. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Vipers take commanding series lead

Vernon beats Salmon Arm 4-2 to take 3-0 lead in BCHL Divisional Semifinal

Vernon Vipers forward Keyvan Mokhtari lines up a backhand shot on Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Kyle Dumba during Game 3 of their BCHL Divisional Semifinal at the Shaw Centre Tuesday. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Powell Connor of the Chilliwack Chiefs battles with Josh Latta of the Vernon Vipers to keep the puck out of the net in BCHL action Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Vipers power past Chiefs

Vernon 4 Chilliwack 1 in Wednesday nighter

Powell Connor of the Chilliwack Chiefs battles with Josh Latta of the Vernon Vipers to keep the puck out of the net in BCHL action Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Alex Swetlikoff of the Vernon Vipers and Harrison Blaisdell of the Chilliwack Chiefs battle for the puck in Wednesday night BCHL play Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Vipers power past Chiefs

The Vernon Vipers grounded the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-1 Wednesday night

  • Feb 7, 2018
Alex Swetlikoff of the Vernon Vipers and Harrison Blaisdell of the Chilliwack Chiefs battle for the puck in Wednesday night BCHL play Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Grisdale moving on

Grisdale moving on

John Grisdale is stepping down after 15 years as BCHL commissioner

  • Feb 5, 2018
Grisdale moving on
Viper winger Josh Prokop will miss the remainder of the BCHL season. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star File)

Vipers lose Prokop for season

Winger Josh Prokop requires shoulder surgery

Viper winger Josh Prokop will miss the remainder of the BCHL season. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star File)
Mike Van Unen of the Merritt Centennials tries to push Jimmy Lambert of the Vernon Vipers off the puck in BCHL play Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Vipers knock down Cents

Vipers 4 Centennials 1

  • Jan 31, 2018
Mike Van Unen of the Merritt Centennials tries to push Jimmy Lambert of the Vernon Vipers off the puck in BCHL play Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)