Morning Star Staff
A pair of Vipers have committed to attend post-secondary institutions for the 2012-2013 hockey season.
Net detective Kirby Halcrow and forward Ben Gamache, both 21, aged out with the Vipers.
Gamache, who pocketed eight goals and 23 points in 27 games with Vernon after being obtained in a trade with the AJHL Okotoks Oilers, will play for Hobart College, a highly touted NCAA Division III program located in upstate New York.
Gamache, who hails from Longlac, Ont., will become Statesman teammates with BCHL grad Lino Chimienti (goalie, Merritt Centennials).
Halcrow, who was 24-26-1 with a 3.01 GAA last year in Vernon, will play for Portage College Voyageurs in Alberta. The Voyageurs are in the ACAC.
Halcrow, a Grand Prairie product, will look to be the Portage starting goaltender in the upcoming season.