The Vernon Vipers would like to announce the commitment of Nick Ardanaz of the Delta Wild Midget Prep team for the 2019-2020 season. The 2002 born defenseman from Surrey tallied 31 points in 33 games last season with Delta Hockey Academy Elite 15s.
Head scout and Assistant Coach of the Vipers, Kevin Pedersen had this to say about the commitment.
” The decision to commit to Nick a year out was based on his development as a player. Nick is a gifted skater with dynamic edges and ability to control the puck. He has great vision and excels in the offensive side of the game.”
Pedersen also goes on to say, “These attributes will be pushed while playing for the Delta Hockey Academy Midget Prep team this season (2018/19). This will allow Nick to step into the Vernon Vipers lineup the year after with more confidence and with a larger role. We thank Nick and his family for the commitment to be a part of the Vipers organization and we know our fans will love watching him play in the future. Our staff are excited to helping Nick earn an NCAA scholarship in the future and we believe his ability will help achieve that goal.”
The plan will be to include Nicholas as an AP for the 2018/19 season and have him with the team as much as possible.
Please welcome Nick and his family to the Viper organization.
For more information please contact the Vipers Office at 250-542-6022