Playoff recap: Mar. 3

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Coquitlam Express – 5 Langley Rivermen – 4 (OT) Josh Wildauer scored twice in the third period, but it was Danny Peason who played hero in this one, scoring his first of the postseason 7:49 into overtime to give the Coquitlam Express the 5-4 win over the Langley Rivermen and […]

Playoff recap: Mar. 1

Wenatchee Wild – 2 Vernon Vipers – 1 Brian Adams and Ethan Wolthers each notched their first goals of the postseason and Daniel Chenard only had to make 14 saves to get the win as the Wenatchee Wild beat the Vernon Vipers 2-1 to even their opening-round series at one game apiece. After a scoreless […]

Playoff recap: Feb. 29

Cowichan Valley Capitals – 7 Powell River Kings – 6 (OT) Primo Self had a hat trick and Brady Lynn registered a two-point night, including the game-winning goal with just over six to play in the first overtime period as the Cowichan Valley Capitals outlasted the Powell River Kings 7-6 in a wild Game 2 […]

Interior Division Playoff Preview

Next up in our divisional playoff previews is the Interior Division. This year is unique as we have two crossover teams in the Prince George Spruce Kings and the Victoria Grizzlies, while the Penticton Vees and Trail Smoke Eaters will look to build on stellar regular seasons and go on a long postseason run. #1 […]

Kowalski named Subway Player of the Week

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Vernon Vipers forward Matt Kowalski has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 12. The 20-year-old had an impressive weekend, scoring his second hat trick of the season on Saturday in a 7-4 victory over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. He added a pair […]

Kowalski named Subway Player of the Week

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography Vernon Vipers forward Matt Kowalski has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 8. The 20-year-old had six goals and three assists for nine points in three games last week to lead all players over that stretch. On Friday, Kowalski notched his second-career […]

BCHL Next Generation: Vernon Vipers

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2019-20 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Vernon Vipers. Last season, after a fourth-place finish in the Interior Division, the Vipers rode incredible goaltending […]

Marritt signs on with Northern Michigan

Photo credit: Lisa Mazurek Vernon Vipers forward Connor Marritt grew up in Kelowna, B.C. and has played his entire hockey career in the Okanagan area. Having just completed his second BCHL season with the Vipers, he now knows that in a year’s time he will be moving out of the province and out of the […]

Watson signs on with Mercyhurst

Photo credit: Lisa Mazurek After two separate stints in the BCHL which included two trips to the league finals, Vernon Vipers defenceman Carver Watson has secured a scholarship with the Mercyhurst University Lakers for the 2019-20 season. Watson played last season with the Vipers, getting in 26 games and contributing one goal and eight assists. […]

Vipers announce coaching change

The Vernon Vipers have announced they have named Jason McKee as their next head coach and general manager. McKee, from Lloydminster, Alta., was most recently the head coach of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants from 2016 to 2018 and previously coached the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL for 10 years, including six seasons as head […]