Vernon, B.C. July 13th, 2017 – The Vernon Vipers are excited to announced the acquisition of two veteran BCHL players for the 2017-18 season. The Vipers traded Luke Gingras and future considerations to Alberni Valley for the the rights to forward Jordan Sandhu and then aquired forward Keyvan Mokhtari from the Victoria Grizzlies. Both players are skilled players that will bring some offence to the Viper line-up.
Jordan Sandhu, an 18-year-old from Richmond, has already earned a scholaship from Arizona State University. The quick footed forward racked up 70 points including 55 assists in two seasons with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Keyvan Mokhtari scored 19 goals and had 17 assists in just 47 games with the Victoria Grizzlies. He will also be playing NCAA hockey in 2018-19 after earning a scholarship to Colorado College.
The Vernon Vipers would like to wish Luke Gingras all the best in his future hockey endeavors and the team is looking forward to an exciting 2017-18 season.