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TJ Dumonceaux of the Vernon Vipers lays out Cody DePourcq of the Penticton Vees behind the Vees net Monday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vees rally past Vipers in Game 3

The Penticton Vees rallied late to ground the Vernon Vipers 4-3 in B.C. Hockey League playoff action Monday night.

  • Mar 17, 2014
TJ Dumonceaux of the Vernon Vipers lays out Cody DePourcq of the Penticton Vees behind the Vees net Monday night at Kal Tire Place.
Viper captain Ryan Renz trips up Eric Benoit of the Vees in front of Vernon goalie Austin Smith in B.C. Hockey League playoff action Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Vipers validate playoff series hype

The Vernon Vipers-Penticton Vees B.C. Hockey League playoff series has already lived up to its expectations.

  • Mar 15, 2014
Viper captain Ryan Renz trips up Eric Benoit of the Vees in front of Vernon goalie Austin Smith in B.C. Hockey League playoff action Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Colton Sparrow

Warriors extend series at home

Things didn’t look sweet for the West Kelowna Warriors as they battled the Vernon Vipers Monday night.

Colton Sparrow
Brett Mulcahy of the Vipers scores the eventual winner in front of Warrior d-man Adam Plant Wednesday night at Royal LePage Place. Vernon won 4-1 to square the playoff series at 1-1.

Vipers level playoff series at 1-1

With so much on the line, hockey playoff carnage is inevitable.

  • Mar 7, 2014
Brett Mulcahy of the Vipers scores the eventual winner in front of Warrior d-man Adam Plant Wednesday night at Royal LePage Place. Vernon won 4-1 to square the playoff series at 1-1.

Warriors get jump on Vipers

The Vernon Vipers hope to square their best-of-seven BCHL playoff series tonight in West Kelowna.

  • Mar 5, 2014

Vipers ready for Warriors in playoffs

They held a 4-2 edge with one game tied during the regular season. The Vipers, however, realize those stats hit the trash come playoffs.

  • Mar 5, 2014

Smokies stun Vipers 6-5

Already feeling distraught and embarrassed by their futile effort, the Vernon Vipers didn’t get any further humiliation from their coaches.

  • Feb 28, 2014
Vernon Vipers' Brendan Persley scores Vernon's second goal on Penticton Vees' goalie Olivier Mantha during BCHL action at Kal Tire Place on Saturday.

Vipers stoked for BCHL playoffs

They are the hottest team in the B.C. Hockey League at the most important part of the season.

Vernon Vipers' Brendan Persley scores Vernon's second goal on Penticton Vees' goalie Olivier Mantha during BCHL action at Kal Tire Place on Saturday.
Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers gets the puck past Salmon Arm net minder Angus Redmond and player Alex Jewell Friday night Kal Tire Place.

Vipers punch playoff ticket

Nobody figured it would take until Game 55 for the Vernon Vipers to clinch a B.C. Hockey League playoff spot.

Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers gets the puck past Salmon Arm net minder Angus Redmond and player Alex Jewell Friday night Kal Tire Place.
Vernon Vipers forward Dexter Dancs fights off a check from West Kelowna defenceman Braden Pears  to try and score a wraparound goal on Andy Desautels

Vernon Vipers chasing single digit

Two huge points Saturday have the Vernon Vipers one point away from a B.C. Hockey League playoff berth.

  • Feb 19, 2014
Vernon Vipers forward Dexter Dancs fights off a check from West Kelowna defenceman Braden Pears  to try and score a wraparound goal on Andy Desautels
Vipers’ defenceman Jared Wilson handles the puck in front of Penticton’s Riley Alferd in B.C. Hockey League play Friday at the South Okanagan Events  Centre. The Vipers brushed back the Vees 2-1 in front of 1

Vipers figure out Vees

Two more wins and they’re in. That was the scenario facing the Vernon Vipers after a huge 2-1 victory over the Penticton Vees Friday

  • Feb 16, 2014
Vipers’ defenceman Jared Wilson handles the puck in front of Penticton’s Riley Alferd in B.C. Hockey League play Friday at the South Okanagan Events  Centre. The Vipers brushed back the Vees 2-1 in front of 1
Dexter Dancs (left) and his Vernon Vipers teammate Jared Wilson celebrate Dancs' tying goal past West Kelowna goalie Andy Desautels with 12.7 seconds left in regulation time

Vernon Vipers rally to stun West Kelowna 3-2 in overtime

Riley Guenther scores winner with 1:26 left in double overtime to move the Vipers four points out of first place.

Dexter Dancs (left) and his Vernon Vipers teammate Jared Wilson celebrate Dancs' tying goal past West Kelowna goalie Andy Desautels with 12.7 seconds left in regulation time
Colton Sparrow of the Vipers just misses the short side as he tries to beat Smoke Eater goalie Dustin Nikkel in B.C. Hockey League play Wednesday night in Trail.

Vipers torch Smoke Eaters

It may never happen again, but it’s a moment Jason Williamson and the Vernon Vipers will certainly cherish...for 24 hours or so.

  • Feb 14, 2014
Colton Sparrow of the Vipers just misses the short side as he tries to beat Smoke Eater goalie Dustin Nikkel in B.C. Hockey League play Wednesday night in Trail.
Dexter Dancs (right) of the Vernon Vipers tries to shake off Tony Bretzman of the Langley Rivermen in BCHL play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers down to final seven

Jason Williamson has crunched the numbers and his formula favours the Vernon Vipers in the wacky BCHL Interior Conference playoff chase.

  • Feb 12, 2014
Dexter Dancs (right) of the Vernon Vipers tries to shake off Tony Bretzman of the Langley Rivermen in BCHL play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Liam Couglin of the Vernon Vipers.

Vipers crank up offence versus Warriors

A Western League refugee, Austin Smith appears to have finally found his form and a home with the Vernon Vipers.

  • Feb 5, 2014
Liam Couglin of the Vernon Vipers.
Viper goalie Austin Smith

Smith takes Player of the Week

Vernon Vipers goaltender Austin Smith has been named the BCHL Player of the Week.

  • Feb 3, 2014
Viper goalie Austin Smith

Vernon Vipers entertain Penticton Vees tonight

Vernon Vipers hosting Penticton Vees in BCHL action tonight at Kal Tire Place.

  • Jan 24, 2014
Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers protects the puck from Scott Clark of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

Salmon Arm SilverBacks slip past Vernon Vipers in overtime

Alex Gillies nets OT winner as Salmon Arm SilverBacks bounce Vernon Vipers 3-2 in BCHL play Sunday at the Shaw Centre.

  • Jan 22, 2014
Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers protects the puck from Scott Clark of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

West Kelowna Warriors blitz Vernon Vipers on powerplay

West Kelowna Warriors convert twice on man advantage to ground Vernon Vipers 5-3 in BCHL action Friday night at Royal LePage Place.

  • Jan 19, 2014
Vernon Vipers’ defenceman Dylan Chanter steps into Travis Blanleil at the sidewall in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vees scored twice in just over a minute to earn a 2-1 win in the Interior Division showdown.

Penticton Vees strike fast to slip by Vernon Vipers

Penticton Vees ground Vernon Vipers 2-1 in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers’ defenceman Dylan Chanter steps into Travis Blanleil at the sidewall in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vees scored twice in just over a minute to earn a 2-1 win in the Interior Division showdown.