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Vipers acquire Chorney from Langley

Vernon, BC;  The Vernon Vipers are pleased to announce they have acquired Austin Chorney in a trade with the Langley Rivermen in exchange for Keyvan Mokhtari.

Austin Chorney has spent the last season and a half with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks posting 6 goals and 4 assists in 51 games played.

Head Coach and GM of the Vipers, Mark Ferner says, “It’s never easy to make trades and we were in a unique situation with seven 20 year olds and we knew something had to give.”

In acquiring Chorney, Ferner goes on to say, “He’s a player we’ve coveted since he was in Salmon Arm.  He’s a big, strong and physical defender with some offensive upside.

The 6’1, 215 pound defenseman from Abbotsford will be entering his 3rd full season and has already secured a commitment to play NCAA hockey for Ohio State University.

Heading to Langley, from Vernon is 20 year old veteran Keyvan Mokhtari.  The speedster from Burnaby had a great season for the Vipers last season tallying 14 goals and 16 assists in 52 games played.

“Its never easy to make trades and Keyvan was a soldier for us last season.”  Ferner goes on to say,  “We really wanted to find him a good spot to play and we wish him nothing but the best.”

The Vipers would like to wish Keyvan the best with Langley, and welcome Austin to the snake pit!

For more information please contact the Vipers Office at 250-542-6022.