Vipers shut down Powell River in Game 1 win

The Vernon Vipers didn't wait long to put their stamp on the 2009 edition of the Fred Page Cup Finals, scoring three first period goals in the span of 3:53 en route to a 4-0 series opening win in Powell River.Sahir Gill, Connor Jones and James Kerr had put the Vipers ahead by three just 11:41 […]

Fred Page Cup Finals set between Vipers and Kings

They took different routes to arrive at this point, but the Powell River Kings and Vernon Vipers will now have to go through one another to capture the Fred Page Cup.The series, which begins Friday on the Sunshine Coast, features a match-up between the BCHL's top offensive and defensive units. The Kings scored a league-high […]

Coastal Finals Update: Kings Capture Coast

After seeing their 3-1 series lead disappear after back to back losses to the Victoria Grizzlies, the Powell River Kings rebounded in game 7 to claim the Cliff McNabb Trophy and the Coastal Conference Championship.The Kings entered a packed Bear Mountain Arena and left with a 4-1 win – advancing to the face the Vernon […]

Vipers’ Hammond named BCHL Player of the Week

Vernon Vipers netminder Andrew Hammond has been named the British Columbia Hockey League Player of the Week for the week ending March 29th, the league announced Monday.Hammond recorded three victories last week in his team's six-game Interior Conference Final series win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, including two shutouts and a pair of first star […]

Interior Finals Update: Vipers Interior Conference champions

The Salmon Arm and Vernon series has officially come to an end. The Vipers have taken down the SilverBacks after six close games. Playing away at the Sunwave Centre the Vipers ended Salmon Arm's season with a 3-1 win. Both netminders had their work cut out for them. SilverBacks goalie and second star of the […]

Interior Finals Update: SilverBacks on the brink

The Salmon Arm SilverBacks are one game away from playoff elimination, but they'll have the opportunity to push the Vernon Vipers to a seventh game on home ice Saturday night.In Vernon on Friday, the Vipers took the series lead with a 3-0 win after netminder Andrew Hammond turned aside 43 shots for a shutout victory.Kellen […]

Coastal Finals Update: Grizz alive with Game 5 win

The Victoria Grizzlies lived to fight another day in their Coastal Conference Finals series against Powell River on Friday, securing a 4-1 home ice win and a Game 6 match-up on the Sunshine Coast come Saturday night.The Kings opened the scoring Friday just 12 seconds into the game on a Chad Niddery goal, but Victoria […]

Interior Finals Update: All even after four

In a close back and forth series that encompasses the true essence of a final round in playoffs, the SilverBacks have now tied it all up at twos with a 3-1 victory over the Vipers. The series will be going back to Vernon for Friday night's game, which will force one of these two teams to take […]

Coastal Finals Update: Kings one away from Fred Page Cup Finals

As the Powell River Kings prove themselves to be a dominant force in their series against Victoria, the Grizzlies will have to win the next game at home to stay alive in these playoffs.The home ice losing streak has now been broken in this conference final series, thanks to the efforts of Erik Vos, Kyle […]

Interior Playoff Update: Vipers take series lead on SiverBack turf

After splitting games in Vernon the SilverBacks and Vipers took the Interior Conference Finals to Salmon Arm, where the Vipers produced a shutout in SilverBacks territory.A short handed empty net goal sealed the deal with 35 seconds left in the third period, as the Vipers overtook the SilverBacks 3-0 in the game, and are now up 2-1 […]