Vipers score praise from council

The Vernon Vipers have the enthusiastic support of the community.

Bylaws and development issues were cast aside Tuesday as city council members took time to praise the Vipers, who clinched a record third straight Doyle Cup Sunday, and now head off to the RBC Cup national junior A tournament in Camrose, Alta.

“Congratulations to the Vipers,” said Mayor Wayne Lippert.

The first game in the RBC Cup takes place Saturday, and the franchise will be pushing to win a seventh national victory and a third consecutive championship.

“They have put Vernon on the national stage,” said Coun. Jack Gilroy of the exposure the Vipers generate.

Gilroy is getting ready to pack his bags so he can personally cheer on his favourite team in Camrose.

“They are a great group of guys and real ambassadors for Vernon,” he said.