Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vernon-Langley Trade:

This is posted on the BCHL website:

27-Aug-15 The Langley Rivermen have acquired the CJHL playing rights to Luke Voltin(95)F) from the Vernon Vipers in exchange for future considerations

Luke Voltin's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=151826

Vernon Vipers 2015-16 Schedule:

Vernon Vipers 2015-16 Schedule:

August:

Friday, August 28th Exhibition-Vernon @ Salmon Arm 7pm
Saturday, August 29th Exhibition-Salmon Arm @ Vernon 6pm

September:

Friday, September 4th Exhibition-Vernon @ Prince George 7pm
Saturday, September 5th Exhibition-Prince George @ Vernon 6pm
Friday, September 11th Trail @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, September 12th Vernon @ Trail 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 16th Vernon @ Penticton 7pm
Friday, September 18th Coquitlam @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, September 19th Chilliwack @ Vernon 6pm
Saturday, September 26th Vernon @ Wenatchee 3:30pm (BCHL Showcase-In Chilliwack)
Sunday, September 27th Cowichan @ Vernon 10am (BCHL Showcase-In Chilliwack)

October:

Friday, October 2nd Vernon @ Powell River 7:15pm
Saturday, October 3rd Vernon @ Nanaimo 6pm
Sunday, October 4th Vernon @ Victoria 2pm
Friday, October 9th Nanaimo @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, October 10th Prince George @ Vernon 6pm
Wednesday, October 14th Trail @ Vernon 7pm
Friday, October 16th Merritt @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, October 17th Vernon @ Merritt 7:30pm
Friday, October 23rd West Kelowna @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, October 24th Victoria @ Vernon 6pm
Wednesday, October 28th Salmon Arm @ Vernon 7pm
Friday, October 30th Trail @ Vernon 7pm

November:

Friday, November 6th Vernon @ Alberni Valley 7pm
Saturday, November 7th Vernon @ Cowichan 7pm
Sunday, November 8th Vernon @ Surrey 4pm
Tuesday, November 10th Merritt @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, November 14th Vernon @ Wenatchee 7:05pm
Wednesday, November 18th Merritt @ Vernon 7pm
Friday, November 20th Vernon @ West Kelowna 7pm
Sunday, November 22nd Alberni Valley @ Vernon 2pm
Wednesday, November 25th Vernon @ Penticton 7pm
Friday, November 27th Vernon @ Salmon Arm 7pm
Saturday, November 28th Salmon Arm @ Vernon 6pm

December:

Wednesday, December 2nd Vernon @ Coquitlam 7pm
Friday, December 4th Vernon @ Penticton 7pm
Saturday, December 5th Cowichan @ Vernon 6pm
Wednesday, December 9th Salmon Arm @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, December 12th Vernon @ Langley 6pm
Tuesday, December 15th Penticton @ Vernon 7pm
Wednesday, December 16th Vernon @ Trail 7:30pm
Friday, December 18th Merritt @ Vernon 7pm
Sunday, December 20th Powell River @ Vernon 2pm

January:

Friday, January 1st Penticton @ Vernon 7pm
Friday, January 8th Penticton @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, January 9th Vernon @ Merritt 8pm
Tuesday, January 12th Vernon @ West Kelowna 7pm
Friday, January 15th Vernon @ Salmon Arm 7pm
Friday, January 22nd West Kelowna @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, January 23rd Vernon @ Trail 7:30pm
Friday, January 29th Salmon Arm @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, January 30th Vernon @ Salmon Arm 7pm

February:

Wednesday, February 3rd Vernon @ Prince George 7pm
Tuesday, February 9th Vernon @ Merritt 7pm
Friday, February 12th Langley @ Vernon 7pm
Tuesday, February 16th Vernon @ West Kelowna 11am
Wednesday, February 17th West Kelowna @ Vernon 11am
Friday, February 19th Vernon @ West Kelowna 7pm
Saturday, February 20th Vernon @ Chilliwack 7pm
Tuesday, February 23rd Surrey @ Vernon 7pm
Friday, February 26th Wenatchee @ Vernon 7pm
Saturday, February 27th Vernon @ Trail 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Vipers Trim Camp Roster To 31

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Vipers trim camp roster to 31
                   
Aug 26, 2015

Tyler Lowey

Morning Star Staff

Hockey is back in Vernon as Kal Tire Place has a cold crispness in the air, the boards and glass are puck-streak free and the parking lot was packed to see an intersquad game in training camp.

More than 300 people filtered in, grasping roster sheets so they could catch a glimpse of the new Vipers as they prepare for the B.C. Hockey League season.

“It has been a good couple of days and we have a couple of kids that are looking real good,” said Vipers’ assistant coach Kevin Kraus.

The Vipers broke camp on Friday with scrimmages running throughout the weekend. The last game was the main event and saw the Whites bounce the Blues 7-3.

The Vipers brought 70 hopefuls into camp and cut the group to 31 skaters, including three goalies and nine returnees.

Peter Tufto is 18 and made the 20-hour drive from Minnesota with his dad.

“The camp has been lots of fun and there are a lot of good players here,” said Tufto, who stands 5-foot-7 and played for St. Thomas Academy in the United States High School league.

Tufto is billeting with Liam Finlay, who tallied 22 goals and 59 points for the Snakes last winter.

“We have been skating all week together and I think we have good chemistry. We finally got to play together tonight and I think our game has similar style,” said Tufto, who scored the first goal for the Blues and added one assist.

Rookie Ryan Cooper of St. Albert sniped the top shelf on a drop pass from veteran Blaine Caton and Finlay scored one for blue.

Great Britain prospect Zach Sullivan pulled the hat trick and Jimmy Lambert added 2+1, while Joey Cipollone and Hunter Zandee chipped in singles for White.

The game was intense, but not a bruising affair. Calgary product Levi Hulston was one of the few dishing out hits.

“We rested a few of our physical vets to let some of our younger guys have a chance,” said Kraus. “We saw a lot of good things from guys like Tufto, Steven Jandric, Joey Cipollone, Tak Anholt and Griffin James. We are going to be a very mobile team this year.”

One major take away from the final exhibition game was the pace of play.

Players were in their fourth and fifth game of the weekend but still had plenty of gas left in the tank to put on a speedy show for the loyal fans.

“The speed here is faster than most camps. There is a lot of small, young guys here,” said  Zandee.

Zandee was acquired via trade with the West Kelowna Warriors earlier in the month and like Tufto, Zandee found the best chemistry when he was paired up with a Viper from last year.

“I liked playing with Jagger (Williamson) out there. He played in the league last year and is a great player,” said Zandee. “It has been a good, hard-working camp, with a great group of guys and I am ready to get this season going.”

The Vipers invited seven goalies to camp, including14-year-old Boston Bilous of Langley.

Bilous started for Blue and only let in two goals. He was subbed halfway through by Tyler Shugrue. Greg Maggio got the call in between the pipes for White and was replaced by Joesph McLeod, who stopped every shot he faced.

Following the game, Bilous was released from camp. He is too young for the team but enjoyed the experience.

“It’s a faster pace than I am used to at the younger level, but I am happy with my game and my performance so far,” said Bilous, who played for the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep last season and recorded a 2.48 goals against average and a .889 save percentage in 11 games.

“The guys have been great. Jarrod Schamerhorn has been great in helping show me how to be a BCHL goalie,” said Bilous.

“It’s never easy releasing all these kids,” said Viper head coach/GM Mark Ferner. “Some of them were just too young. But, hopefully they had a good time here at camp and in three, four years when they are ready to play at this level, they come back,” said Ferner.

The coaches were only spectators this week, as BCHL rules prohibited them from time on the ice with the kids. Now, with the camp cut in half, the coaches took to the ice Monday afternoon for practice.

“The games were a little sloppy, but not too bad,” said  Ferner. “There wasn’t much structure, so we will spend this week implementing our structure and detail.”

The Vipers will practise everyday as they gear up for their first exhibition game with the Silverbacks Friday night in Salmon Arm at the Shaw Centre.

“We can’t look too far down the road to the games against Salmon Arm, we still have a long week of work ahead of us,” said Ferner.

The Vipers host the Silverbacks 6 p.m. Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. Vernon opens the season at home, Friday, Sept. 11 versus the Trail Smoke Eaters.

SNAKE BITES: Vernon’s Nick Higgs, a defenceman with the Okanagan Major Midget Rockets last year, enjoyed a strong Blue-White game and is still in camp...D Matt Halvorson, a Vernon product who played for the KIJHL North Okanagan Knights last season, also survived the cuts...Former Viper F Demico Hannoun was in Penticton Vees’ camp Monday for the start of his fifth BCHL season. Hannoun has played 256 games, including playoffs...The 2016 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup goes April 30-May 8 at Affinity Place in Estevan, Sask....The Royal Bank Cup is May 14-22 in the Saskatchewan-Alberta border town of Lloydminster.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Vipers Lose Loyal Fan-Season Ticket Holder: R.I.P Don Mierau (1937-2015)

I would like to take this time to send my thought's and paryers and condolences out to the Mierau family.  While watching the Vipers Training Camp on Saturday I first got word that the Vernon Vipers & their fans have lost another diehard-loyal season ticket holder after the passing of Don Mierau over the summer.  I didnt know Don's last name, so I must have missed his obituary in the paper.    

I first met Don in Dauphin, Manitoba at the 2010 Royal Bank Cup.  The two of us met at the rink as we both watched and cheered on our Vipers, both watching the Vipers win their second straight National Championship.  Since then we became good friends at the rink.  We got to know one another and always enjoyed talking hockey or talking about the Vipers before and during Viper games.    A very humble, soft spoken man that was very kind and a great friend. Don was always a big fan of my blog and one of my true supporters.  He once told me he always enjoyed waking up in the morning to see what article or posting I would have waiting for him to read.  Don always come to me regarding info on the Vipers.  He use to say I was the Vipers encyclopedia.    

I never met or knew Don's family but I do know Don will truly be missed around Kal Tire Place by his so called second family, us the Viper fans.  Going to the games wont be the same without you! I will miss our hockey talk before and during the Viper games. 

R.I.P. Don  Go Vipers Go!

This was in the Morning Star Newspaper:

MIERAU, DONALD JAMES 1937 ~ 2015

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015

Our Dad passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Dad’s health had been failing in the months before Mom’s passing this past May, and after Mom was gone, he found it increasingly difficult to cope with planning meals, remembering his medications, and the loss of the lifestyle they had enjoyed for a few days short of 55 years. He would say that he had nobody to talk hockey with anymore or decide how many tomato plants to plant. Even after she was gone, he would stop at the grocery store for milk as he had done so often, and then stop and think to himself…”hmph, I wonder who told me we needed milk?” He has always commented on what a great cook Mom was, and her meals were missed in the past months.

Dad grew up on the family farm near Langham. His career with SaskPower started at the age of 17 when he climbed power poles and did all the things the company rookies did in those days. He would tell us how nauseating the bombardier rides were in the fields with the many feet of snow, and how he could never eat tomato rice soup again after one particular bombardier trip. He held many positions with SaskPower, finally retiring after 25 years of service at the age of 42. We remember people commenting on how young that was to be retiring, but we thought to ourselves….”well how many years is a person supposed to work anyway??” Young naiveté.

After he left “the Power”, he realized his lifelong dream and founded Aamar Rentals in Sutherland. He was so delighted to be a “businessman”, and in 1985, he sold his company to retire for good. In his retirement, he spent a few years selling cars and then real estate “part time”, but with a circle of friends and acquaintances like Dad had, these turned out to be far from just part-time jobs.

In 1989, Mom and Dad moved to the Okanagan - first to Winfield, and then to Vernon in 2001. Over the years, he enjoyed countless curling games, bonspiels, golf games, and coffee row sessions with his “boyfriends”. He would call it the Liar’s Club with the caveat that most of the actual lies were unintentional, but entertaining and informative just the same. Mom and Dad surveyed the entire province of BC in their van, mostly on day trips or overnighters that strangely happened to place them somewhere close to a casino for the night. Dad being Dad, he knew things about the history of the province and fascinating facts that few people would know…or care about.

In his last days, Dad so enjoyed the company of his sister, Dorothy. They talked about their younger years, and he had all the details straight. They shared stories in memory of their parents, their brothers, Russel and Elvin, and their sisters, Eileen and Marion. Dad has been such a great mentor, guide, and coach for his daughters, Charlotte (Roger Galera) and Leslee, and his shining star, granddaughter Charlyn. Brandy, his buddy who made a full-time job out of barking and begging for food, will join her “Mom and Dad” when it’s her time.

At Dad’s request, there will be no service. Our hope is that anyone wanting to remember him symbolically, do so through an act of kindness in keeping with Dad’s own nature.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online obituary @ www.myalternatives.ca.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

Monday, August 24, 2015

Vipers Cut Roster Down To 32 Players:

This is posted on the Kiss FM website:

Vipers Down To 32 Players

Posted on 8/24/2015 by Pete McIntyre

They started the weekend with 70 players, but that's now down to 32 for the Vernon Vipers as they start their main training camp at Kal Tire Place.

"Basically we cut just over 20 Sunday night, and seven in the morning. Inevitably, some were too young. We had a 13 and 14 year old out there. That's what this was about. You can talk about this being a training camp, but It more about getting kids exposed to our program," says head coach Mark Ferner.

Ferner didn't want to single any one particular player out from the weekend of scrimmages, saying it's too early.

"It's tough because there was so many bodies out there," says Ferner. "But there is some good young talent here."

Ferner says the 70 players took part in non-coaching scrimmages over the weekend, which he admits could lead to disciplinary action as it was before the normal start of training camps.

"There are some teams that are complaining about it, but at the same time, we  feel like we didn't do it behind anyone's back. We got permission from the league."

The Vipers start a home and home pre-season series with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks this weekend with a game in the Shuswap Friday and at Kal Tire Place Saturday.

Former Vernon Lakers Defenceman Purinton Charged With Burglary:

Former Vernon Lakers defenceman Dale Purinton faces a first-degree burglary charge after stemming from an Aug. 11 assault investigation.

Purinton played one season in Vernon (1993-1994) collected (1-goal-6-assists-7-points) in 42 regular season games with the Lakers also racked up 193 penalty minutes.  Purinton was drafted by the New York Rangers in Round 5 117th overall in the 1995 NHL entry draft.

Dale Purinton's Player Profile:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=28491

This was in the Vancouver Sun Newspaper:

Ex-NHLer Dale Purinton charged with burglary:

BY POSTMEDIA NEWS AUGUST 20, 2015

An arrest warrant had been out on ex-NHLer Dale Purinton, who faces a first-degree burglary charge stemming from an Aug. 11 assault investigation. A mugshot of Dale Purinton obtained by Yahoo Sports.

Those eyes.

Former NHL defenceman Dale Purinton took a menacing mug shot earlier this week after being arrested for burglary in New York, according to police information in a report by Yahoo Sports.

Purinton, who racked up 578 penalty minutes in 181 games for the New York Rangers in the early 2000s, was taken into custody Wednesday by Oneida County police.

An arrest warrant had been out on Purinton, who faces a first-degree burglary charge stemming from an Aug. 11 assault investigation. According to police, the investigation has revealed the 38-year-old allegedly broke into a Utica, N.Y.-area residence and physically assaulted its sole occupant before fleeing the scene.

Back to the hall-of-fame worthy mug shot.

Purinton has a look on his face that lives at the intersection of stunned and evil. As Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo notes, if you are required to take a mug shot, take it right.

He hit it out of the park.

A tough guy on the ice, Purinton recorded four goals and 20 points in his NHL career. The Indiana-born, B.C.-raised blueliner was drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round of the 1995 NHL draft.

Since 2012, Purinton has coached the Kerry Park Islanders, a junior B hockey team on Vancouver Island. His contract was extended in July.

"Dale is an outstanding coach and we are absolutely thrilled to have him stay on with our club," Islanders general manager Mark Osmond said in a press release at the time of Purinton's extension.

"Dale is committed not only to our organization, but the community. His knowledge, passion, teaching ability and positive enthusiasm are beyond exceptional."

This was in the Syracuse Newspaper:

Former New York Ranger charged with first-degree burglary for Sylvan Beach incident

Brent Axe | baxe@syracuse.com

August 20, 2015

A former New York Rangers defenseman is facing first-degree burglary charges after an incident in Sylvan Beach.

Dale Purinton, 38, was arrested on Wednesday night.

The arrest stems from an assault investigation by deputies in Sylvan Beach that occurred on Aug. 11.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's office, Purinton broke into a residence and caused physical injury to the sole occupant in the residence.

Purinton fled the scene prior to police arrival and the victim was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica for medical treatment. The victim was later released.

Purinton played for the Rangers from 1999-2004. He had 578 penalty minutes in 181 NHL games.

The Otsego County Sheriff's Office located Purinton at a residence in the town of Laurens and he was taken into custody without incident, deputies report.

Purinton was then turned over to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Unit, deputies said.

Purinton was arraigned and sent to the Oneida County jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. He is due back in court on a later date.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Vipers Blue-White Game: Team White 7 Team Blue 3

I was at tonight's Vipers Blue-White intersquad game as Team White defeated Team Blue 7-3 in front of a small crowd at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Team Blue: Boston Bilous
Team White: Greg Maggio

1st Period: Both teams had a few good scoring chanes early off the opening faceoff before Team White would open the scoring just under five minutes into the contest.  Hunter Zandee who was recently acquired from the West Kelowna Warriors found the back of the net off a goal mouth scramble from in close gave Team White the 1-0 lead at 4:30 Zach Zorn & Bradley Ong collected the assists.  I thought the play was fairly even early before Team White slowly took over the edge in play, Team White with some good chances couldnt beat Boston Bilous.  Team Blue rallied in the second half, would get some great scoring opportunities but it was former Nanaimo Buccaneer Greg Maggio who was solid between the pipes making several big saves keeping this a one goal game.  Team White was the more physical of the two teams in the 1st period.  Team White was up 1-0 after 20 minutes of play.  There was no goal judges wich meant no shots on goal were counted.

2nd Period: Team White started the middle frame with the man advantage that was carried over from the opening period, but couldnt capitalize before Team Blue tied the game early.  Peter Tufto evened the scoring 1-1 at 1:13 Vipers forward Liam Finlay with the helper.  Five minutes later Team White exploded with four goals in eight minutes.  Jimmy Lambert gave Team White a 2-1 lead at 5:12 Steven Jandric picked up the helper.  Less then a minute later Ryan Cooper tied the game at two at 6:06 on a nice bang bang play.  Viper forward Blaine Caton and Aiden Wilson with the assists.  Less then three minutes later Zach Sullivan would give Team White the lead again, going ahead 3-2 at 8:45 Steven Jandric and Hunter Zandee picked up the assists.  A few shifts later both teams would change goaltenders just before the midway mark.  Joesph McLeod replaced Greg Maggio who gave up two goals for Team White, while Tyler Shugrue replaced Boston Bilous who gave up three goals for Team Blue.  About a minute later Jimmy Lambert with his second of the night gave Team White a 4-2 lead at 11:34 Viper forward Jagger Williamson picked up the helper.  Just over a minute later Zach Sullivan with his second goal of the night gave Team White a 5-2 lead at 12:55 Joey Cipollone & Steven Jandric collected the assists.  Jandric already with three helpers on the night.  The scoring wasnt finished, less then two minutes later Liam Finlay on the powerplay with a rocket made the water bottle pop cut the White lead to two at 14:38 Peter Tufto & Austin Cho added the helpers.  This was a shoot-out as both teams scored seven goals combined in a wild 2nd period.  Team White was up 5-3 after 40 minutes of play.  

3rd Period: Just 1:39 into the final frame Joey Cipollone with his second point of the game gave Team White a 6-3 lead.  Jimmy Lambert & Jordan Robinson with the assists.  This basically put the game away as from here on in the pace went to a crawl with very little action.  Team Blue down three goals couldnt get much of anything going the entire third, as Team White looked like they were on a PP at times moving the puck around.  Zach Sullivan would put the game away with less then five minutes to go with his third of the night at 14:35 Sullivan's goal was unassisted.  Team White would come away with the 7-3 victory putting an end to the Vipers Training Camp weekend.  

Top Players: (Team White)

Greg Maggio allowed two goals played half of tonight's game.  I thought was the better of the four goaltenders tonight.  Maggio with Junior B experience playing last season in Nanaimo impressed me over the weekend and again tonight.  This kid really see's the play develop, quick on his feet, made several big saves late in the 1st period to keep this a one goal game at the time.  

Markus Jensen I thought had a steady game on the blueline.  Was physical at times, wasnt afraid to through his weight around had a few big checks through out the Intersquad game.  A bigger kid used his size played well.

Steven Jandric (3 assists) Was by far the best player on the ice tonight.  I never really noticed him during Training Camp Friday or Saturday's scrimmages until this morning in the final scrimmage of Training Camp.  This kid can skate, has some slick hands and can really handle the puck-be creative in and around the net.  A very smooth skater was hard to contain at times.  I really like the looks of this kid.

Joey Cipollone (1 goal & 1 assist) Played well through out the Blue-White game.  Here's a kid that impressed me through Training Camp.  I thought he stood out tonight picking up two points in the win.

Jimmy Lambert (2 goals & 1 assist) Was another kid that caught my eye during Training Camp this weekend.  Has some wheels, can put the puck in the net.

Zach Sullivan (3 goals) Here's a kid who I didnt even notice during Training Camp collects the hat-trick tonight in a game where he was in the right spot at the right time.  Played well, was going to the net alot, worked hard for his three goals.

Hunter Zandee (1 goal & 1 assist) Wearing Rob Short's retired #20 jersey, Zandee picked up two points played well for Team White.  I really like the looks of this kid, plays hard, shows alot of hustle, competes hard and has some skill with the puck.  I thought played very well all weekend.

Team Blue:

Boston Bilous started the game allowed three goals also played half of the game.  I thought played well through out the weekend.

Griffin James has some size and plays with a mean streak.  I thought had a good game on the backend for Team Blue.

Liam Finlay (1 goal & 1 assist) Was buzzing through out the entire weekend.  Finlay was really flying tonight, picked up a powerplay goal was stopped on a penalty shot in the 3rd period.  This kid can skate and really create plays and make things happen in a hurry.  Very exciting to watch.

Ryan Cooper (1 goal) I thought played hard, was good with the puck, seemed to always be involved in and around the net.  Caught my attention a few times through out Training Camp and the Intersquad game.

Overall Game Thoughts:

After watching Training Camp all weekend the Vipers look like they are going to have lots of speed and skill up front.  The Vipers look to have some very promising young kids out there.  Alot more hitting-physical play tonight compared to the weekend scrimmages that had almost no hitting-contact.  I dont think the Vipers will keep-go with two 20 yr old goaltenders.  After watching Camp I thought Andrew Shortridge was the better of the two 20 yr old goaltenders.  Will we see Jarrod Schamerhorn traded before the season starts?  The Vipers sat out most of their returning players from last season, only dressing 45 kids for tonight's Blue-White game with wich looked to be 11 scratches in the stands, meaning they are still carrying 56 kids heading into this week-Exhibition games.

Here is a look at both team's rosters from tonight's game.

Team Blue:

Boston Bilous
Tyler Shugrue
Austin Cho
Griffin James
Mitchell Oliver
Jayden Lee
Brody Reimer
Matt Halvorson
Garrett Ewert
Liam Finlay
Peter Tufto
Brett Stapley
Joe Sacco
Aiden Wilson
Ryan Cooper
Chase Tippett
Blaine Caton
Reid Wheeldon
Justin Lee
Levi Hulston
Kyle Kaufmann
Lucas Barker
Evan Walls

Team White:

Joesph McLeod
Greg Maggio
Callum Volpe
Chris Jandric
Reece Soukoroff
Markus Jensen
Austin Wong
Soencer Stark
Nick Higgs
Steven Jandric
Tak Anholt
Joey Cipollone
Jimmy Lambert
Jagger Williamson
Jordan Robinson
Zach Zorn
Zach Sullivan
Markus Boguslavsky
Jack Berger
Bradley Ong
Hunter Zandee
Ethan De Jong

3rd & Final Day Report From Vipers Training Camp:

I attended the final day of Vipers Training Camp this morning.  The first game saw Team Black defeat Team Blue 5-2 and in the second and final scrimmage of Training Camp Team White defeated Team Green 6-5 in a Shoot-Out.

In the first game this morning Team Blue jumped out to a 2-0 lead and was up 2-1 after the 1st.  Team Black with three goals in the 2nd frame grabbed their first lead of the morning had a 4-2 lead heading into the third would come away with a 5-2 victory.

Here is a look at the players that I thought stood out,

Team Black:

Andrew Shortridge come in halfway through the 2nd period didnt allow a single goal is really giving Jarrod Schamerhorn a good run for the Vipers #1 job.  Shortridge didnt have to stand on his head but made the routine saves when called apon.  This kid is a bigger kid that covers alot of the net, dosnt give up those second or third opportunities has looked solid in goal all weekend.

Mitchell Oliver impressed me for the second straight day.  I thought he played well on the backend in the offensive zone.  Was getting pucks to the net, made some smart plays with the puck and looks like he has alot more confidence.

Team Blue:

Boston Bilous I thought played very well this morning.  Really sees the play develope, quick on his feet, dosnt scramble around in the crease.  Looks very calm between the pipes.

Steven Jandric played very well today, I thought looked good through out the game.  One player that stood out more then the others.

Joey Cipollone showed signs of talent, had some nice moves in and around the net.

Linden Hora has impressed me this weekend, played hard and showed alot of hustle again today.  Looks like hes bulked up and gained some speed.  Had a good game this morning.

In the second and final morning game of the day saw Team White pick up their first win of Training Camp on the last day of Camp.  Team White would open the scoring before Team Green replied with three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead after the 1st.  Team Green would take a 4-3 lead into the 3rd before Team White with two quick goals late in the 3rd tied the game forcing the Shoot-Out.  Brett Stapley with a highlight reel goal was the lone goal scored in the SO was the game winner.

Here are the players that I thought stood out,

Bo Pellah again looked good with the puck, a smooth skater can really move the puck in a hurry.  A slick puck moving d-man likes to dangle alot.

Joe Sacco with a goal has impressed me all Camp and again this morning.

Brett Stapley & Ryan Cooper had flashes through out the scrimmage.  Both I thought played well.

Team Green:

Riley Brandt with a goal was working-playing hard, showed alot of hustle through out the game.

Jimmy Lambert who has showed signs he can skate, and show off some talent looked good.

Nicholas Rasovic returning for a second season with Vernon looked good today.  I liked his work ethic this morning, was going hard into the corners, mucking and grinding, didnt stop competing.

Chase Tippett is another try out who has impressed me this weekend.  This kid can fly, has some wheels, can move the puck and nice hands.

Liam Finlay one of the hardest working Vipers last season, didnt stop moving-skating today.  A real buzzsaw today.  Always trying to be creative and make plays.

Game Notes:

Former Vipers Bryce Kakoske & Danny Todosychuk were the referees-linesmen in both scrimmages this morning.

Former Vernon Lakers forward Spencer Ward was in attendance today.

Todays newspaper said cuts will be made after today's scrimmages before tonight's Blue-White inter-squad game.

Todosychuk Joins Griffins' Crease:

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Todosychuk joins Griffins' crease

Aug 23, 2015

Kevin Mitchell

Sports Editor

His hockey career was done at 20. Time to hang up the pads and focus on college.

Or so thought fun-loving Vernon Viper graduate Danny Todosychuk, now a member of the Grant MacEwan University Griffins in Edmonton.

Viper head coach/GM Mark Ferner, who Todosychuk made laugh pretty much every day at the rink, made some calls and caught a break.

The Griffins were forced to start searching for net detectives in July when two returnees left: one for law school in Australia and one for a full-time career outside of hockey.

“It’s a unique situation and the timing worked out well for both parties,” said Griffin head coach Bram Stephen, entering his fourth year with the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference team.

“We understand he’s a good teammate, a good player and competitive kid, a good character player all around.”

Todosychuk will have half his tution covered and expects more funding as a sophomore. He’s stoked about the new adventure.

“I was enrolled and just getting ready to go to OC (Okanagan College) and pay for the first semester when Ferner called and said he may have found something for me,” said Todosychuk, who handled truck deliveries for Kekuli Bay Cabinetry all summer.

“I told myself ‘It’s OK, you’re not going to be playing hockey anymore’ and then this happened out of the blue. I don’t know anything about the school and don’t know one person on the roster, but I’m excited about the opportunity.”

Todosychuk talked to some NCAA Division III schools, but wasn’t prepared to shell out $60,000 to play. He also discussed hockey with the Calgary Dinos, but things were most serious when Griffin scout Neil Brimmage contacted Danny.

The athletic 5-foot-11, 180-pound Vernon minor hockey product went 12-8 last season with a 2.57 GAA and .911 save percentage. He spent four years with the Vipers, accepting a brief demotion to the Junior B Golden Rockets with class in his second season.

“He’s been one of my favourites,” said Ferner. “He has a great personality and is a great teammate. Over the years, things didn’t exactly work out the way he wanted. He had a good year (last season) but he had a tough year as well. He stood up for his teammates (in a brawl in West Kelowna) and got suspended six games and he got run over in the pre-game skate in an exhibition game in Prince George.

“It’s funny how things worked out for Danny. The coach at Grant MacEwan said he won’t finish his career there; he’ll be on a CIS team.”

That means that Todosychuk may get scooped up by a CIS team or actually play CIS for the Griffins, who will become tenants of the  Edmonton Oilers’ new 1,000-seat practice new facility and thereby become eligible to join the CIS.

Todosychuk, who was even spotted at a local gym with his older brother, Randy, also played quite a few rounds of golf this summer. Griffins’ camp opens Sept. 1.

They play in a conference along with the NAIT Ookpiks, SAIT Trojans, Red Deer Kings, Portage Voyageurs, Concordia Thunder, Briercrest Clippers, Augustana Vikings and Keyano Huskies.

SNAKE BITES: F Michael Roberts deked and went five-hole for the shootout winner as the Blacks shaded the Whites 4-3 to open the Vipers’ main training camp Friday afternoon at Kal Tire Place. “I had to send a vet out there after eight or nine shooters missed,” laughed Viper assistant coach Kevin Kraus. Roberts, an effective emergency player down the stretch last season after ripping up Junior B in Revelstoke, is one of 70 players in camp..There are two games today, from 9-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. before cuts are made. The annual Blue vs White game goes at 7 p.m….F Chase Tippett, whose uncle, Dave, coaches the Phoenix Coyotes, is here after getting 11 goals and 23 points with the Prince Albert Midget AAA Mintos. He’s 17.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Day 2 Report From Vipers Training Camp:

I was at Kal Tire Place today & tonight for Day 2 of Vipers Training Camp.  This morning I watched Team Green defeat Team Blue 6-4 and Team Black defeat Team White 5-2.

In the opening game of the morning Team Green looked very good and strong through out the first two periods were up 2-1 after the 1st & 5-2 after the 2nd before Team Blue come back with a strong effort in the third to get within a goal before Team Green added an empty netter for the 6-4 victory.  Jarrod Schamerhorn allowed three goals didnt look very sharp in the loss.

Here are some players that I thought stood out this morning.

Team Green:

Mac Ferner saw lots of ice this morning, was steady on the blueline through out the scrimmage.

Jimmy Lambert showed signs of talent and used his speed at times, looked flashy now and again.

Chase Tippett looked good through out the game, a good skater, moves the puck well, shows signs of a playmaker.

Team Blue:

Linden Hora showed alot of hustle, was really flying out there this morning.  Looks to have put on some size and weight I thought played very well.

Peter Tufto looks very skilled, a smooth skater, moves the puck, soft hands, looked very good today.

In the second and final scrimmage of the morning saw team Black defeat Team White 5-2.  It was tied 1-1 after twenty minutes before Team Black took a 5-2 lead into the 3rd.  Both teams had some good chances at both ends of the rink, all four goaltenders played well.  Team Black looked more like a veteran team.

Here are some players that I thought stood out.

Team White:

Bo Pellah was very noticable right away.  A smooth skating 20 yr old defenceman who can handle the puck is very strong on his feet and good with the puck.

Colton McCarthy scored on a penalty shot played and looked very strong this morning.  Someone at Camp told me he scored twice yesterday.  Played with alot of jump, was skating hard, going to the net.

Joe Sacco impressed me, a very good skater, quick on his feet, can get up ice in a hurry, a real playmaker, soft hands, makes things happen in a hurry.

Brett Stapley caught my attention, played well through out the game.  Had a few chances, was involved in the play often.

Ryan Cooper was another kid who impressed me.  Had some good chances in front, made some nice plays through out the game, has some hands and can dangle.

Team Black:

Andrew Shortridge looks to be battling returning goaltender Jarrod Schamerhorn for the Vipers #1 job between the pipes.  The veteran 20 yr old didnt allow a single goal this morning played very well.  Plays his position very well, dosnt give up alot if any rebounds, steady on his feet, reads the ice and plays well, sees the puck through traffic.  Made some real nice saves to preserve the victory.

Austin Cho impressed me.  A big kid on the blueline likes to play physical, solid on the point, is hard to be one on one.  Has some good size, looked very good today.

Tak Anholt scored once was very impressive as well.  A talented young kid who can skate, handle the puck, move the puck, create and generate offensive chances was fun to watch.  Goes to the net, makes things happen.

Hunter Zandee was recently acquired in a trade with the West Kelowna Warriors I thought played very well this morning.  Plays hard, showed alot of hustle, never gave up, battled and competed all game.  Had a few opportunities, wasnt afraid of going in the corners-fighting for the puck.

In the afternoon game Team Blue defeated Team White 6-3.  Team Blue was up 3-1 after the opening frame and 5-2 going into the 3rd.

Here are the players that I thought stood out this afternoon,

Team White:

Joseph McLeod come in halfway through the game and played pretty good.  I thought held his own between the pipes making some good saves.

Colton McCarthy again looked good up front, McCarthy who is returning to the Vipers from last season has impressed me so far at Camp this weekend. Has carried the puck alot, had some chances and scored a few goals over the past two days.

Joe Sacco another kid who has really stood out during Training Camp, had a strong game this morning and again this afternoon.

Jagger Williamson scored on a penalty shot (awarded instead of a penalty) played well, was involved in the play, had some looks with the puck.  I was looking for him in previous games and never really noticed him but he come to play this afternoon.

Ryan Cooper who played very well this morning, had another good game this afternoon.  This kid can skate, is quick, has some nice hands and made some nice plays.

Team Blue:

Jarrod Schamerhorn battled back after a not so good performance this morning had a heck of a game this afternoon.  Schamerhorn allowed three goals this morning in a loss was solid between the pipes this afternoon.  Only allowed two goals made some game savers on atleast three scoring opportunities by Team White.

Boston Bilous also played very well in goal made some good saves, looked calm, made that first save without giving up any second looks or opportunities.

Griffin James has caught my attention at times through out Camp this weekend.  A big kid also has struggled defensively at times in his own end.  If he can tigthen up defensively, play with some confidence he may be someone to watch.

Joey Cippllone scored a highlight reel goal showed some signs of skill.

Peter Tufto scored twice and setup another goal looks very good.  This kid is dangerous with and without the puck.  Looked very good in both games today.

In the fourth and final game of the day saw Team Black defeat Team Green 4-3 in a Shoot-Out.  Team Black with three goals in the 1st looked to run away with this game before Team Green battled back to force the Shoot-Out.  It was 3-1 after the opening frame and 3-2 for Team Black heading into the 3rd.  Not the most exciting game but both teams really stepped it up in the final few minutes with the game tied.  Team Black had atleast two maybe three two on ones.  Both teams with some good scoring chances and goal mouth scramble come close to winning it in regulation.

Here's a look at the players that I thought looked good tonight,

Team Black:

Austin Cho looks very calm and confident on the blueline.  Looks like a veteran player out there.  I really like this kid.

Mitchell Oliver returning for a second season in Vernon had a strong game this evening.  Oliver was getting lots of pucks to and on the net, really using the point well.

Hunter Zandee scored the natural hat trick with all three goals coming in the 1st hit the post in the 3rd period had a very strong game up front for Team Black.  Zandee acquired in a trade with West Kelowna earlier this month has been impressive.

Blaine Caton stood out in the 1st had two good scoring chances but then disapeared for the remainder of the game.  I never noticed him after the opening frame.

Team Green:

Greg Maggio played very well in goal tonight.  Come in halfway through the contest and looked very sharp.  Made some big saves, keeping his team in the hockey game.  Plays his position well, dosnt give up alot of rebounds.  Plays with alot of confidence.

Side Notes:

I talked to someone this morning who told me Luke Voltin who was suppose to return for a second season with the Vipers wont be back this year.

Here's something interesting....  If you look at the Vipers roster on the BCHL website and the Elite Prospects website, both sites have different rosters.

Here is the Vipers roster that's listed on the BCHL website

Riley Brandt
Blaine Caton
Mac Ferner
Liam Finlay
Linden Hora
Colton McCarthy
Mitchell Oliver
Bo Pellah
Nicholas Rasovic
Luke Voltin
Jagger Williamson
Hunter Zandee
Jarrod Schamerhorn

Now here is the Vipers roster that's listed on the Elite Prospects website

Andrew Shortridge
Mac Ferner
Bi Pellah
Callum Volpe
Joe Cipollone
Steven Jandric
Jimmy Lambert
Joe Sacco
Peter Tufto
Hunter Zandee

A Closer Look At The Vipers Training Camp Roster:

I did some homework & found some info on almost all of the new Viper try-outs.  Here is a more in depth look at most of this years Viper try-outs.

Greg Maggio (Goaltender)

From Surrey, BC Listed at 5'11 165 lbs 17 yrs old played last season with the VIJHL Nanaimo Buccaneers.  Played in 29 games posted a 4.05 GAA

Max Gaudet (Goaltender)

From Coquitlam, BC Listed at 5'11 181 lbs 17 yrs old played last season with the Pursuit of Excellence.  Played in 16 games posted a 5.15 GAA

Jayden Lee (Defenceman)

Listed at 5'6 115lbs 14 yrs old played last season with Delta hockey Academy Bantam Prep

Marcus Jensen (Defenceman)

From North Vancouver, BC Listed at 6'1 190lbs 17 yrs old played last season with PIJHL Mission City Outlaws & the PIJHL Grandview Steelers

Austin Wong (Defenceman)

From Medicine Hat, Alberta Listed at 6'2 161lbs 17 yrs old played last season with the UFA Midget AAA Bisons.  Drafted 205th overall in Round 10 by the WHL Seattle Thunderbirds.

Alex Rasovic (Defenceman)

From Anmore, BC Listed at 5'10 170lbs 17 yrs old played last season with the PIJHL Grandview Steelers

Riley Thorpe (Defenceman)

From West Kelowna, BC Listed at 6'0 161lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Pursuit of Excellence

Jimmy Lambert (Right Wing)

From Saskatoon, SK Listed at 5'10 148lbs 18 yrs old played last season with Saskatoon Contacts.  In 33 games picked up 21-goals-35-assists-56-points.

Chase Tippett (Forward)

From Regina, SK Listed at 5'7 146lbs 17 yrs old played last season with Regina Albert Mintos

Markus Boguslavsky (Right Wing)

From Calgary, Alberta Listed at 5'11 172lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Calgary Flames Midget AAA Drafted 68th overall in Round 4 by the WHL Calgary Hitmen.

Ben Poisson (Forward)

From Vancouver, BC Listed at 5'11 161lbs 15 yrs old played last season with Burnaby Winter Club Elite 15s

Jonas Leas (Center)

From Whitehorse, YT Listed at 5'7 154lbs 15 yrs old played last season with Okanagan Hockey Academy Elite 15s

Triston Lebrun (Forward)

From Winfield, BC Listed at 6'1 181lbs 17 yrs old played last season with Shawnigan Lake School Varsity

Tyler Shugrue (Goaltender)

From Burnaby, BC Listed at 6'1 165lbs 17 yrs old played last season with Greater Vancouver Canadians & the BCHL Chilliwack Chiefs.  Drafted 102nd in Round 5 by the WHL Vancouver Giants.

Joseph McLeod (Goaltender)

From Kelowna, BC Listed at 5'11 181lbs 17 yrs old played last season with Pursuit of Excellence

Brody Reimer (Defenceman)

From Saskatoon, SK Listed at 5'11 161lbs 18 yrs old played last season with Prince Albert Mintos and the SJHL La Ronge Ice Wolves

Spencer Stark (Defenceman)

From Grand Blanc, MI USA Listed at 6'3 209lbs 17 yrs old played last season with Compuware U18

Jacob Callas (Defenceman)

From Vancouver, BC Listed at 5'10 190lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Burnaby Winter Club Prep

Joe Sacco (Right Wing)

From Highlands, CO USA Listed at 5'11 170lbs 19 yrs old played last season with The Rivers School

Brett Stapley (Center/Right Wing)

From Campbell River, BC Listed at 5'8 146lbs 16 yrs old played last season with North Island Silvertips & the BCHL Cowichan Capitals.  Drafted 151 overall in Round 7 by the WHL Calgary Hitmen.

Jordan Robinson (Forward)

From Kelowna, BC Listed at 5'10 161lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Okanagan Hockey Academy.  Drafted 199th in Round 10 by the WHL Saskatoon Blades

Zach Zorn (Forward)

From Yellowknife, NT Listed at 6'1 185lbs 18 yrs old played last season with Pursuit of Excellence U18

Levi Hulston (Forward)

From Calgary, Alberta Listed at 6'3 194lbs 18 yrs old played last season with Calgary Flames Midget AAA & AJHL Calgary Mustangs

Ryan Cooper (Forward)

From St. Albert, Alberta Listed at 5'7 141lbs 16 yrs old played last season with St. Albert Raiders Midget AAA

Reid Wheeldon (Forward)

From Comox, BC 17 yrs old played last season with Okanagan Hockey Academy

Boston Bilous (Goaltender)

From Langley, BC Listed at 5'10 161lbs 14 yrs old played last season with Delta Hockey Academy Prep

Griffin James (Defenceman)

From Aurora, Ontario Listed at 6'4 205lbs 18 yrs old played last season with St. Andrews College.  Drafted 185 overall in Round 10 by the OHL Kingston Frontenacs.

Callum Volpe (Defenceman)

From Coquitlam, BC Listed at 5'10 181lbs 17 yrs olf played last season with Vancouver NE Chiefs & the BCHL Langley Rivermen

Matt Halvorson (Defenceman)

From Vernon, BC 19 yrs old played last season with the KIJHL North Okanagan Knights & "AP" with the Vernon Vipers

Chris Jandric (Forward)

From Prince George, BC 16 yrs old played last season with Cariboo Cougars

Steven Jandric (Left Wing)

From Prince George, BC Listed at 5'3 126lbs 18 yrs old played last season with Cariboo Cougars & BCHL Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Joey Cipollone (Center)

From USA Listed at 5'11 161lbs 16 yrs old played last season with The Loomis Chaffee School-Committed to the University of Vermont for 2018-19 season.  Drafted 46th overall at the 2015 USHL Draft in Round 3 by the USHL Tri-City Storm.

Peter Tufto (Center)

From Chaska, MN USA Listed at 5'7 159lbs 18 yrs old played last season with St. Thomas Academy & Team Southeast.  In 25 games with St. Thomas Academy collected 27-goals-36-assists-63-points. Drafted 71st overall in Round 5 of the 2015 USHL Draft by the Waterloo Black Hawks.

Kaden Black (Forward)

From Vernon, BC Listed at 5'8 154lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Okanagan Rockets

Lucas Barker (Forward)

From North Vancouver, BC Listed at 5'10 141lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Vancouver NW Giants

Jeff Schlegel (Forward)

From Oyama, BC Listed at 5'9 161lbs 17 yrs old played last season with Okanagan Rockets

Andrew Shortridge (Goaltender)

From Anchorage, AK USA Listed at 6'3 176lbs 20 yrs old played last season with NAHL Aberdeen Wings.  In 33 games posted a 2.57 GAA  Committed to Quinnipiac University for the 2016-17 season.

Shane Meadahl (Goaltender)

From Lake Country, BC Listed at 5'7 146lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Okanagan Hockey Academy

Austin Cho (Defenceman)

From Mississauga, Ontario Listed at 6'1 190lbs 18 yrs old played last season with St. Andrews College.  Committed to RPI University for the 2016-17 season.  Drafted 94th overall in Round 6 at the 2014 USHL Draft by the Lincoln Stars.

Garrett Ewert (Defenceman)

From Kamloops, BC Listed at 6'1 165lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Thompson Blazers

Jovin Kaila (Defenceman)

From Surrey, BC Listed at 6'0 165lbs 18 yrs old played last season with PIJHL Port Moody Panthers

Powell Connor (Defenceman)

From Vernon, BC Listed at 6'0 150lbs 15 yrs old played last season with Pursuit of Excellence

Tak Anholt (Right Wing)

From North Vancouver, BC Listed at 5'11 161lbs 17 yrs old played last season with Yale Hockey Academy & BCHL Penticton Vees. Drafted 30th overall in Round 2 at the WHL Draft by the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Ethan De Jong (Forward)

From North Vancouver, BC Listed at 5'10 150lbs 16 yrs old played last season with Burnaby Winter Club Prep

Aiden Wilson (Forward)

From Sylvan Lake, Alberta Listed at 5'10 170lbs 17 yrs old played last season with HJHL Blackfalds Wranglers

Jack Berger (Forward)

From Calgary, Alberta Listed at 6'0 170lbs 17 yrs old played last season with KIJHL Creston Valley Thunder Cats

Friday, August 21, 2015

Day 1 Report From Vipers Training Camp:

I stopped by Kal Tire Place for the first day of Vipers Training Camp after work tonight and caught the 3rd period of the final scrimmage game.  Team Green was leading 4-3 to start the 3rd & defeated Team White 7-3.  

Team White had several scoring chances off the opening faceoff to start the 3rd, before the pace really slowed down.  As the period went on Team Green took over and carried the better of the play, getting some good chances.  It was really hard to get a good look at both teams with only being able to catch the final period of the final game of the night.  This afternoon Team Black defeated Team Blue 4-3 in a Shoot-Out.

I didnt notice Luke Voltin on any of the rosters, he was suppose to return to the Vipers this season.  Any word on him?

Four scrimmages will be held tomorrow at 9am, 11:15am, 4pm & 6:15pm

Here are a few players who I thought stood out,

Riley Brandt scored once in the third, caught my eye tonight.  I thought looked pretty good out there, played hard, was carrying and moving the puck alot, had a few looks at the net.

Riley Thorpe was another player on Team Green who I liked.  Very quick, moved the puck well.

Liam Finlay was showing off his wheels and speed.  The fellow next to me was telling me he was by far the best player on Team green in the first two periods.

Tyler Shugrue was forced into making some good saves through out the final period.  Made two real big saves wasnt getting alot of help from his defence I thought played well even though gave up three goals.

Joe Sacco caught my attention, quick, moves the puck well, smooth skater.

Here is a look at all four Training Camp teams-rosters:

Team Green:

Greg Maggio
Max Gaudet
Mac Ferner (Acquired In Trade From West Kelowna Warriors)
Jayden Lee
Markus Jensen
Austin Wong
Alex Rasovic
Riley Thorpe
Riley Brandt (Returning From Last Year)
Jimmy Lambert
Nic Rasovic (Returning From Last Year)
Chase Tippett
Markus Boguslavsky
Liam Finlay (Returning From Last Year)
Justin Lee
Ben Poisson
Jonas Leas
Triston Lebrun

Team White:

Tyler Shugrue
Joseph McLeod
Bo Pellah (Acquired In Trade From South Shore Lumberjacks)
Brody Reimer
Spencer Stark (Attended The Vipers Training Camp Last Year)
Jacob Callas
Joe Theilen
Zach Whitehead
Colton McCarthy (Returning From Last Year)
Joe Sacco
Jagger Williamson (Returning From Last Year)
Brett Staoley
Jordan Robinson
Zach Zorn
Levi Hulston
Ryan Cooper
Reid Wheeldon

Team Blue:

Jarrod Schamerhorn (Returning From Last Year)
Boston Bilous
Griffin James
Reese Soukoroff
Callum Volpe
Matt Halvorson (Attended The Vipers Training Camp Last Year)
Nick Higgs (Attended The Vipers Training Camp Last Year)
Chris Jandric
Steven Jandric
Joey Cipollone
Linden Hora (Returning From Last Year)
Peter Tufto
Kyle Kaufmann
Bradley Ong
Kaden Black (Attended The Vipers Training Camp Last Year)
Jaden McNulty
Lucas Barker
Jeff Schlegel

Team Black:

Andrew Shortridge
Shane Meadahl
Austin Cho
Mitch Oliver (Returning From Last Year)
Garrett Ewert
Jovin Kaila
Powell Connor
Tak Anholt
Hunter Zandee (Acquired In Trade From West Kelowna Warriors)
Blaine Caton  (Returning From Last Year)
Michael Roberts (Played as an "AP" last year with the Vipers) (Played with the Vipers from 2011-2013)
Zach Sullivan
Ethan De Jong
Evan Walls
Aiden Wilson
Juilian Benner
Jack Berger