Vipers

Patrick Sexton (left) of the Penticton Vees and Liam Coughlin of the Vernon Vipers drop the mitts off the opening faceoff of Wednesday night’s BCHL Interior Division showdown at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees scored four unanswered second-period goals en route to a 5-2 win.

Penticton Vees sink Vernon Vipers in second period

The Penticton Vees ground Vernon Vipers 5-2 in B.C. Hockey League play Wednesday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

  • Nov 22, 2013
Patrick Sexton (left) of the Penticton Vees and Liam Coughlin of the Vernon Vipers drop the mitts off the opening faceoff of Wednesday night’s BCHL Interior Division showdown at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees scored four unanswered second-period goals en route to a 5-2 win.
Vernon defenceman Jared Wilson gets to a loose puck with Cowichan Valley Capitals' captain Kyle Horsman in pursuit Sunday at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers land in first place

You can be first on a Wednesday and wake up Monday morning in fifth place. So it goes in the crazy, tight Interior Division.

  • Nov 19, 2013
Vernon defenceman Jared Wilson gets to a loose puck with Cowichan Valley Capitals' captain Kyle Horsman in pursuit Sunday at Kal Tire Place.
Viper winger Brendan Persley goes five-hole on Merritt goalie Devon Kero Friday night at Nicola Valley Arena.

Vernon Vipers shade Cents in OT

D-man Riley Guenther scored 88 seconds into overtime as the Vernon Vipers shaded the Merritt Centennials 4-3 Friday night.

  • Nov 16, 2013
Viper winger Brendan Persley goes five-hole on Merritt goalie Devon Kero Friday night at Nicola Valley Arena.
Karan Toor of the Prince George Spruce Kings crashes Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers into the end boards in B.C. Hockey League action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers draw Spruce Kings 4-4 in bizarre BCHL tilt

Vernon Vipers draw Prince George Spruce Kings 4-4 in BCHL action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Karan Toor of the Prince George Spruce Kings crashes Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers into the end boards in B.C. Hockey League action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Michael Statchuk (facing) of the Vernon Vipers tries to squeeze past Braxton Bilous of the West Kelowna Warriors in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers earn share Interior penthouse

Vernon Vipers brush back West Kelowna Warriors 5-3 to earn share of BCHL Interior Division penthouse.

Michael Statchuk (facing) of the Vernon Vipers tries to squeeze past Braxton Bilous of the West Kelowna Warriors in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at Kal Tire Place.
Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers is checked hard by Karan Toor of the Prince George Spruce Kings Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers draw Kings in wild BCHL showdown

Vernon Vipers and Prince George Spruce Kings settle for 4-4 draw in BCHL thriller.

Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers is checked hard by Karan Toor of the Prince George Spruce Kings Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Tyler Povelofskie of the Vernon Vipers passes the puck before being knocked off his feet by Jordan Masters of the West Kelowna Warriors Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers take first place showdown

Vernon Vipers defeat West Kelowna Warriors 5-3 in a BCHL first place showdown between the Interior rivals at Kal Tire Place

  • Nov 8, 2013
Tyler Povelofskie of the Vernon Vipers passes the puck before being knocked off his feet by Jordan Masters of the West Kelowna Warriors Friday night at Kal Tire Place.
Speedy right winger Chase McMurphy makes his Viper debut at practice Wednesday at Kal Tire Place.

McMurphy brings speed to Vipers

Told he was traded to the Vernon Vipers, Chase McMurphy loaded up his small black pick-up truck and headed back to Canada.

Speedy right winger Chase McMurphy makes his Viper debut at practice Wednesday at Kal Tire Place.
Viper defenceman Mark Hamilton tries to ward off Victoria Grizzles’ forward Cole Pickup in BCHL action Sunday at Kal Tire Place. Victoria won 4-3 in double OT.

Grizzlies shade Vipers in double overtime

It was like seeing your lottery numbers come up and then losing your ticket in the wash.

Viper defenceman Mark Hamilton tries to ward off Victoria Grizzles’ forward Cole Pickup in BCHL action Sunday at Kal Tire Place. Victoria won 4-3 in double OT.
Vernon Vipers’ Riley Guenther (left) and TJ Dumonceaux (far right) team up to steal the puck from Salmon Arm SilverBacks’ Mark Whiteley in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers won 2-1.

Vernon Vipers flex powerplay

It’s been about as reliable as snow in July so far this season, but the powerplay came through big time for the Vernon Vipers Friday night.

Vernon Vipers’ Riley Guenther (left) and TJ Dumonceaux (far right) team up to steal the puck from Salmon Arm SilverBacks’ Mark Whiteley in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers won 2-1.
Vernon Vipers' Dexter Dancs (#19) beats Victoria Grizzlies' defenceman Kevin Massy (#16) and goalie Nic Renyard to score the Vipers' second goal during BCHL action Sunday afternoon at Kal Tire Place.

Grizzlies clip Vipers in double OT

The Victoria Grizzlies clipped the Vernon Vipers 4-3 in a double-overtime thriller Sunday afternoon at Kal Tire Place.

  • Nov 3, 2013
Vernon Vipers' Dexter Dancs (#19) beats Victoria Grizzlies' defenceman Kevin Massy (#16) and goalie Nic Renyard to score the Vipers' second goal during BCHL action Sunday afternoon at Kal Tire Place.

Hannoun up for Challenge with Canada West crew

Demico Hannoun selected for Team Canada West; Vernon Vipers trade Mike Iovanna to Prince George.

  • Nov 1, 2013
Vernon Vipers' d-man Riley Guenther (left) and TJ Dumonceaux (right) team up to steal the puck from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks' Mark Whiteley in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers ground Salmon Arm SilverBacks 2-1

Mike McNicholas snipes winner on powerplay as Vernon Vipers ground Salmon Arm SilverBacks 2-1 in BCHL play Friday night.

Vernon Vipers' d-man Riley Guenther (left) and TJ Dumonceaux (right) team up to steal the puck from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks' Mark Whiteley in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place.
Michael McNicholas (No. 11) of the Vernon Vipers steps over fallen Merritt Centennial Payton Schaefer and past James Neil in B.C. Hockey League play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. The Cents won 1-0.

Kero the hero as Merritt Centennials shut out Vernon Vipers

Merritt Centennials blank Vernon Vipers 1-0 in BCHL play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Michael McNicholas (No. 11) of the Vernon Vipers steps over fallen Merritt Centennial Payton Schaefer and past James Neil in B.C. Hockey League play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. The Cents won 1-0.
Michael McNicholas of the Vernon Vipers steps over falling Merritt Centennial player Payton Schaefer Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Kero collects shutout as Cents bury Vipers

Merritt Centennials grind out 1-0 win over Vernon Vipers in BCHL action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

  • Oct 26, 2013
Michael McNicholas of the Vernon Vipers steps over falling Merritt Centennial player Payton Schaefer Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Vernon Vipers’ netminder Danny Todosychuk takes away the bottom of the net to deny a scoring attempt by Penticton Vees’ forward Riley Alfred in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees won 6-5 in overtime.

Penticton Vees survive Vernon Viper comeback attempt

Penticton Vees outlast Vernon Vipers 6-5 in OT in BCHL play Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

  • Oct 26, 2013
Vernon Vipers’ netminder Danny Todosychuk takes away the bottom of the net to deny a scoring attempt by Penticton Vees’ forward Riley Alfred in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees won 6-5 in overtime.

BCHL teams lose key personnel to Canada West camp

Vernon Vipers and Penticton Vees missing key players as they meet in BCHL action tonight at South Okanagan Events Centre.

  • Oct 25, 2013
Vernon Vipers’ forward Demico Hannoun (left) battles Nanaimo Clippers’ defenceman Austin Dick in BCHL play Saturday night at Frank Crane Arena. Nanaimo won 3-0.

Vernon Vipers climbing Interior ladder

Vernon Vipers earn share of second in BCHL's Interior Division.

  • Oct 23, 2013
Vernon Vipers’ forward Demico Hannoun (left) battles Nanaimo Clippers’ defenceman Austin Dick in BCHL play Saturday night at Frank Crane Arena. Nanaimo won 3-0.
Vipers' forward Demico Hannoun

Vernon Vipers bounce Bulldogs

Michael McNicholas registered the hat trick as the Vernon Vipers bounced the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 7-4 Sunday.

  • Oct 21, 2013
Vipers' forward Demico Hannoun
Vernon Vipers’ forward TJ Dumonceaux knocks Powell River Kings’ Jarid Lukosevicius off the puck in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at the Hap Parker Arena.

Vernon Vipers ride hot streak past Powell River Kings

Vernon Vipers ground Powell River Kings 2-1 in BCHL action Friday night at Hap Parker Arena.

  • Oct 20, 2013
Vernon Vipers’ forward TJ Dumonceaux knocks Powell River Kings’ Jarid Lukosevicius off the puck in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at the Hap Parker Arena.