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Vernon Vipers player Will Blackburn waited nearly an hour for an ambulance to arrive after suffering an apparent head injury during a road game against the Prince George Spruce Kings, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Chuck Chin photo)

Injured Vernon Viper lies on ice for nearly an hour waiting for ambulance

The ambulance arrived after Prince George’s announcer drove to the hospital to seek help

 

Josh Ciocco played in the B.C. Hockey League with four teams, including the Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm Silverbacks, in the early 2000s. His death at age 38 was announced by Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Ciocco had been an assistant coach with the Warriors for the past five seasons. (@VernonVipers photo)

Vernon Vipers, Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum dies at 38

Josh Ciocco had been an assistant coach the past five years with Merrimack College in Massachusetts

 

Goalie Matthew Tovell leads the Salmon Arm Silverbacks onto the ice for their BCHL game Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Shaw Centre against Wenatchee. Tovell and the ‘Backs downed the Wild 6-4. (@sasilverbacks photo)

Late rally lifts Salmon Arm Silverbacks past Wild

Four goals in game’s final 10 minutes give ‘Backs a 6-4 BCHL win over visiting Wenatchee Saturday

 

The Vernon Vipers defeated the Prince George Spruce Kings 5-1 in the back end of a BCHL doubleheader in PG Saturday, Oct. 1. (spruce kings photo)

Vernon Viper injured during game, waits hour for ambulance

BCHL: Vipers hand Prince George first loss of year, 5-1, but two players hurt in contest

The Vernon Vipers defeated the Prince George Spruce Kings 5-1 in the back end of a BCHL doubleheader in PG Saturday, Oct. 1. (spruce kings photo)
The Penticton Vees used a multi-point performance from Josh Nadeau on Friday night, Sept. 30, in a 6-1 victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Photo- Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Josh Nadeau leads Penticton Vees to perfect September in 6-1 triumph over Salmon Arm

Penticton has won 19 straight games, dating back to last year’s playoff run

The Penticton Vees used a multi-point performance from Josh Nadeau on Friday night, Sept. 30, in a 6-1 victory against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. (Photo- Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

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Vernon Vipers defenceman Ayden Third (right) bumps Salmon Arm captain Nathan Mackie into the boards during the Silverbacks’ 4-1 B.C. Hockey League victory in Vernon’s home opener Saturday, Sept. 24, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks sweep aside Vernon

‘Backs roll to 4-1 BCHL win in Vipers’ home opener; sweep season-opening home-and-home series

Vernon Vipers defenceman Ayden Third (right) bumps Salmon Arm captain Nathan Mackie into the boards during the Silverbacks’ 4-1 B.C. Hockey League victory in Vernon’s home opener Saturday, Sept. 24, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Matthew Tovell was stellar in a 3-0 win over the Vernon Vipers to kick off the 2022-23 BCHL season Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Salmon Arm Silverbacks photo)

Vernon Vipers shut out by Salmon Arm in season opener

Matthew Tovell stopped all 36 shots he faced for the Silverbacks

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Matthew Tovell was stellar in a 3-0 win over the Vernon Vipers to kick off the 2022-23 BCHL season Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Salmon Arm Silverbacks photo)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks sent forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy to the B.C. Hockey League’s Trail Smoke Eaters for future considerations. (sasilverbacks.com file photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks win, trade, hire

Gorillas sweep BCHL pre-season games with Merritt; trade returning forward; and hire assistant coach

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks sent forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy to the B.C. Hockey League’s Trail Smoke Eaters for future considerations. (sasilverbacks.com file photo)
Vernon forward Reagan Milburn is stopped in-close by Penticton Vees goalie Luca Di Pasquo during the Vipers’ 2-1 B.C. Hockey League pre-season shootout victory Friday, Sept. 9, in Penticton. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Vernon Vipers down Warriors, Vees in BCHL pre-season

Snakes go on the road to beat West Kelowna Warriors and Penticton Vees

Vernon forward Reagan Milburn is stopped in-close by Penticton Vees goalie Luca Di Pasquo during the Vipers’ 2-1 B.C. Hockey League pre-season shootout victory Friday, Sept. 9, in Penticton. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Matthew Tovell (right) makes a glove save with Vernon Vipers veteran forward Luke Pakulak causing a disturbance in front during Salmon Arm’s 4-2 BCHL pre-season win Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Shorthanded success lifts Salmon Arm Silverbacks over Vernon Vipers

4-2 pre-season win Tuesday, Vernon travels to Penticton Friday and West Kelowna Saturday

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Matthew Tovell (right) makes a glove save with Vernon Vipers veteran forward Luke Pakulak causing a disturbance in front during Salmon Arm’s 4-2 BCHL pre-season win Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
The hometown Salmon Arm Silverbacks (grey) defeated the Vernon Vipers 6-3 as the B.C. Hockey League pre-season schedule for both teams kicked off Sunday, Sept. 4, in the Shuswap. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography file)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks double Vernon Vipers

Make the final 6-3 at the Shaw Centre as the BCHL pre-season schedule begins; teams meet Tuesday in Vernon

The hometown Salmon Arm Silverbacks (grey) defeated the Vernon Vipers 6-3 as the B.C. Hockey League pre-season schedule for both teams kicked off Sunday, Sept. 4, in the Shuswap. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography file)
The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)

Lower Mainland BCHL team pokes fun at new Penticton Vees logo

The Vees’ new logo marks the team’s first major rebrand in 18 years

The Penticton Vees revealed a new logo and colour scheme ahead of the 2022-2023 season Friday, Aug. 26. (Penticton Vees, Twitter)
(Photo - West Kelowna Warriors)

West Kelowna Warriors react to death of former ‘silent leader’

Parm Dhaliwal, who played three seasons for West Kelowna, was found dead in a New York City hotel

(Photo - West Kelowna Warriors)
The B.C. Hockey League has re-named its Top Defenceman Award after former Vernon Lakers stalwart blueliner Campbell Blair. He also played in the league with the Shuswap Totems and Summerland Buckaroos. (BCHL photo)

BCHL honours former Vernon standout

The hockey league has renamed Top Defenceman Award after record-holder Campbell Blair

The B.C. Hockey League has re-named its Top Defenceman Award after former Vernon Lakers stalwart blueliner Campbell Blair. He also played in the league with the Shuswap Totems and Summerland Buckaroos. (BCHL photo)
Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alex Newhook second former Victoria Grizzlies player in 3 years to hoist Stanley Cup

The pride of St. John’s, Colorado Avalanche centre joins Blues’ Bozak on short list

Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)

Nanaimo mayor delivers chocolate bars to Penticton after losing hockey bet

Leonard Krog will also wear a Vees jersey at the next council meeting

John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic thanked the community for their support throughout the 2021-2022 B.C. Hockey League campaign. Djurasevic was the first player to hoist the Fred Page Cup last week in Nanaimo.

‘Historic’ 2022 Penticton Vees celebrated with BCHL championship parade

The team took a ride along Lakeshore Drive starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday

Penticton Vees alternate captain Frank Djurasevic thanked the community for their support throughout the 2021-2022 B.C. Hockey League campaign. Djurasevic was the first player to hoist the Fred Page Cup last week in Nanaimo.
The Penticton Vees arrived home from Nanaimo at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Penticton Vees return home as BCHL Champions

The team captured the Fred Page Cup on Wednesday night in Nanaimo

The Penticton Vees arrived home from Nanaimo at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)