VERNON. B.C. NOVEMBER 23, 2016
The Vernon Vipers have made a few roster moves as they prepare for a weekend road swing in Wenatchee, Coquitlam and Langley.
The Snakes have traded Defenceman Carter Stephenson to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for Defenceman Cameron Trott and future considerations. Nineteen year old Trott is in his second season in the BCHL tallying 6 goals and 24 assists last season in 56 games. This season Trott has 3 goals and 3 assists in 19 games. The product of Anmore BC was part of the 2015 World Jr A Challenge Selection Camp as well as on the NHL preliminary watch list.
The 6’2 205 pound Trott is expected to join the Vipers on the ice Thursday. Stephenson was in his first full season with the Snakes after spending time last season as an AP.
Vernon would also like to announce they have released Goaltender Cole Demers and have added 19 year old Goaltender Darion Hanson from Youngstown of the USHL. Hanson who has already committed to Union for next season spent last season in the North American Hockey League where he was named an East Division All-Star and a member of the First Rookie Team. He appeared in 34 games for the Aston Rebels posting a 2.28 goals against average and a save percentage of .914.
The Vipers would like to wish Carter and Cole all the best while welcoming Cameron and Darion to the hockey club.
Next home action for Vernon is December 2nd when they host the West Kelowna Warriors on Teddy Bear Toss Night sponsored by 1075 Kiss Fm and presented by Match Eatery.
For tickets or more information please contact the Viper Office at 250-542-6022.