Vipers

Vernon Vipers’ major award winners

Vipers honour finest

A 30-win season, an Interior Division title and hosting the Royal Bank Cup isn’t always easy on the coaching staff.

Vernon Vipers’ major award winners

RBC bonus for Williamson

Duncan Wray has won four Royal Bank Cup national championships in 22 years as owner of the B.C. Hockey League Vernon Vipers.

Teams set for RBC tourney

The host Vernon Vipers will open Saturday night at Kal Tire Place against the Eastern champion Carleton Place Canadians of Ottawa.

Goalie Austin Smith makes a stop during a Vernon Vipers practise Friday at the Civic Arena as the team begins its preparations for the RBC Cup tournament May 10-18 at Kal Tire Place.

Snakes start RBC Cup preparations

Thin Lizzy’s Phillip Lynott sang it best: “The boys are back in town.”

Goalie Austin Smith makes a stop during a Vernon Vipers practise Friday at the Civic Arena as the team begins its preparations for the RBC Cup tournament May 10-18 at Kal Tire Place.

Teams begin quest for RBC berth

The four squads that will join the host Vernon Vipers in the RBC Cup May 10-18 at Kal Tire Place are about to be determined

  • Apr 27, 2014
Colton Sparrow of the Vipers is denied by Coquitlam goaltender Gordie Defiel in Game 3 of the Fred Page Cup final series Monday night at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre. The Express clipped Vernon 3-2 in overtime to take a 3-0 series stranglehold.

Express seek sweep of Vipers

The Coquitlam Express were trying to make B.C. Hockey League history Tuesday night at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre.

  • Apr 16, 2014
Colton Sparrow of the Vipers is denied by Coquitlam goaltender Gordie Defiel in Game 3 of the Fred Page Cup final series Monday night at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre. The Express clipped Vernon 3-2 in overtime to take a 3-0 series stranglehold.
Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers is tripped up on a breakaway by Cam Marks of the Coquitlam Express drawing an interference call Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Express return home with full head of steam

The Vernon Vipers lost in overtime 4-3 to the Coquitlam Express in Game 2 of the B.C. Hockey League best-of-seven finals series.

Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers is tripped up on a breakaway by Cam Marks of the Coquitlam Express drawing an interference call Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Vernon Vipers veterans Damico Hannoun (left) and Brett Mulcahy catch a breather after a skating drill at practice Monday. The team is anxiously awaiting the start of the B.C. Hockey League’s Fred Page Cup final Friday at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers hungry for game action

The Vernon Vipers are preparing to take on the Coquitlam Express in the B.C. Hockey League's Fred Page Cup.

Vernon Vipers veterans Damico Hannoun (left) and Brett Mulcahy catch a breather after a skating drill at practice Monday. The team is anxiously awaiting the start of the B.C. Hockey League’s Fred Page Cup final Friday at Kal Tire Place.
The Vernon Vipers will try to contain Coquitlam Express leading scorer Adam Rockwood (17) in the BCHL Fred Page Cup final which starts Friday at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers, Express punch BCHL final tickets

The Vernon Vipers and Coquitlam Express are about to make history.

The Vernon Vipers will try to contain Coquitlam Express leading scorer Adam Rockwood (17) in the BCHL Fred Page Cup final which starts Friday at Kal Tire Place.
Graham Turnbull has enjoyed a solid rookie season broadcasting Vernon Vipers hockey games.

Turnbull settles in behind Vipers’ mic

The Vernon Vipers brought in a number of rookies this season, but none have been thrust into a more prominent role than Graham Turnbull.

Graham Turnbull has enjoyed a solid rookie season broadcasting Vernon Vipers hockey games.
Vernon Vipers defenceman Michael Statchuk (6) works to keep John Saunders of the Coquitlam Express from reaching the front of Vipers goalie Austin Smith during Vernon’s 6-1 BCHL semi-final round-robin win Sunday at Kal Tire Place.

Snakes roll through Express lines

The Interior Division champion Vipers are 2-0 in the six-game round-robin.

Vernon Vipers defenceman Michael Statchuk (6) works to keep John Saunders of the Coquitlam Express from reaching the front of Vipers goalie Austin Smith during Vernon’s 6-1 BCHL semi-final round-robin win Sunday at Kal Tire Place.
Vernon Vipers forward Liam Coughlin celebrates his first-period goal

Vernon Vipers derail Coquitlam Express

Vipers' 6-1 win Sunday at Kal Tire Place moves them to 2-0 in BCHL semi-final round-robin tournament

Vernon Vipers forward Liam Coughlin celebrates his first-period goal
Vernon Vipers’ forward Liam Coughlin raises his arms in celebration after a second-period goal in B.C. Hockey League playoff action Friday night in Victoria. Up 5-1 after two periods

Vipers ride five-goal explosion

An explosive second period helped the Vernon Vipers tranquilize the host Victoria Grizzlies 5-4 in Game 1.

  • Mar 30, 2014
Vernon Vipers’ forward Liam Coughlin raises his arms in celebration after a second-period goal in B.C. Hockey League playoff action Friday night in Victoria. Up 5-1 after two periods
Viper defencemen Dylan Chanter (left) and Jared Wilson share a laugh during Wednesday’s practice at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers figuring out formula

Albert Einstein’s E = mc2 is perhaps the most famous math equation out there. Something about space and time and general relativity

Viper defencemen Dylan Chanter (left) and Jared Wilson share a laugh during Wednesday’s practice at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers take Game 1

The Vernon Vipers won their first game of the round-robin against the Victoria Grizzlies 5-4

Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers battles for the puck against Penticton Vees defender Alex Coulombe Friday night at Kal Tire Place

Overtime seventh heaven for Vipers

The third-seeded Vernon Vipers shaded the host Penticton Vees 4-3 in overtime Saturday night to claim the Interior Division title.

  • Mar 26, 2014
Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers battles for the puck against Penticton Vees defender Alex Coulombe Friday night at Kal Tire Place
Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers battles for the puck against Penticton Vees’ defenceman Alex Coulombe in BCHL playoff action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vees won the sixth game of the series 2-0.

Stingy Vees force seventh game

With 2,500 fans in the building, the Vernon Vipers needed just one goal to shatter the Kal Tire Place noise level Friday night.

Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers battles for the puck against Penticton Vees’ defenceman Alex Coulombe in BCHL playoff action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vees won the sixth game of the series 2-0.
Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers battles for the puck against Penticton Vees defender Alex Coulombe Friday night at Kal Tire Place

Viper lose; Game 7 set for Saturday

The Vernon Vipers were one game away from eliminating the Penticton Vees in the B.C. Hockey League Interior Conference finals.

Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers battles for the puck against Penticton Vees defender Alex Coulombe Friday night at Kal Tire Place
Vernon Vipers’ TJ Dumonceaux

Vipers tie up series at home

The Penticton Vees, with a 2-1 series lead, entered Kal Tire Place Tuesday night looking to head home comfortably ahead of the Vipers.

Vernon Vipers’ TJ Dumonceaux
Jared Wilson (left)

Vipers victorious in vital game 5

The Vernon Vipers narrowly edged out the Penticton Vees 3-2 in a Game 5 battle at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Jared Wilson (left)