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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Lumby’s Jagger Williamson has signed on with the Knoxville (TN) Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. (Facebook)

Okanagan BCHL hockey alum off to Tennessee

Former Vernon Viper Jagger Williamson signs with Knoxville Ice Bears of Southern pro league

Lumby’s Jagger Williamson has signed on with the Knoxville (TN) Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. (Facebook)
RCMP are searching for information from May 29/30 on a 2000 white two-door, one-ton, Chevrolet flat-deck pickup truck. (Contributed)

Man charged in homicide on Okanagan Indian Band

Information about victim’s truck prior to death sought from region

RCMP are searching for information from May 29/30 on a 2000 white two-door, one-ton, Chevrolet flat-deck pickup truck. (Contributed)
Vernon Vipers broadcaster Graham Turnbull has been named the BC Hockey LEague’s broadcaster of the year for 2022, alongside Evan Hammond of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (BCHL photo)

Voice of the Vernon Vipers named BCHL broadcaster of the year

Graham Turnbull shared the 2022 award with Alberni Valley play-by-play veteran Evan Hammond

Vernon Vipers broadcaster Graham Turnbull has been named the BC Hockey LEague’s broadcaster of the year for 2022, alongside Evan Hammond of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. (BCHL photo)
Luke Pakulak (29) celebrates the first of his two goals on the night with teammate Zack Tonelli as the Vernon Vipers rolled to a 10-3 thumping of the Trail Smoke Eaters in the team’s final BCHL regular-season game Wednesday, March 23, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers grill Trail Smoke Eaters

Snakes erupt for season-high 10 goals in 10-3 win in BCHL play Wednesday at Kal Tire Place

Luke Pakulak (29) celebrates the first of his two goals on the night with teammate Zack Tonelli as the Vernon Vipers rolled to a 10-3 thumping of the Trail Smoke Eaters in the team’s final BCHL regular-season game Wednesday, March 23, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Wenatchee Wild goalie Tyler Shea stretches to rob Vernon forward Copeland Fricker of a goal during the Vipers’ 2-0 BCHL win Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers clinch BCHL playoff spot

Roan Clarke makes 27 saves as Vipers blank Wenatchee Wild 2-0 at Kal Tire Place

Wenatchee Wild goalie Tyler Shea stretches to rob Vernon forward Copeland Fricker of a goal during the Vipers’ 2-0 BCHL win Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Vernon’s Troy Mick has been named the hockey director and head coach of the BCHL Wenatchee Wild’s development teams, 18UAAA Wenatchee Wolves and 16UAAA Wenatchee Wilderness. (file photo)

Wild move for BCHL coaching veteran

Troy Mick, former Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm Silverbacks coach/GM, joins Wenatchee Wild’s development program

Vernon’s Troy Mick has been named the hockey director and head coach of the BCHL Wenatchee Wild’s development teams, 18UAAA Wenatchee Wolves and 16UAAA Wenatchee Wilderness. (file photo)
The Vernon Vipers extended their BCHL winning streak to four games Tuesday, Jan. 25, with a 4-3 shootout win in Merritt, kicking off a seven-game road swing. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers solve Centennials in shootout

Zack Tonelli, Cam MacDonald score in penalty shots giving Snakes a 4-3 BCHL win in Merritt

The Vernon Vipers extended their BCHL winning streak to four games Tuesday, Jan. 25, with a 4-3 shootout win in Merritt, kicking off a seven-game road swing. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
The Vernon Vipers came from behind to beat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-3 in overtime on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)

Vernon Vipers rally to beat Salmon Arm in overtime

The Vipers came back from 3-1 down in the second period to beat the Backs

The Vernon Vipers came from behind to beat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-3 in overtime on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Lisa Mazurek Photography)
Jack Glen of the Vernon Vipers (14) tangles up with Josh Schenk of the Trail Smoke Eaters during Vernon’s 2-1 BCHL shootout win Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers slither past Trail

Snakes score 2-1 BCHL shootout win at home Wednesday over Smokies

Jack Glen of the Vernon Vipers (14) tangles up with Josh Schenk of the Trail Smoke Eaters during Vernon’s 2-1 BCHL shootout win Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Salmon Arm goalie Liam Vanderkooi stopped 35 shots Wednesday, Nov. 24, in a 5-2 Silverbacks BCHL win over the Vernon Vipers at the Shaw Centre. (Chris Fowler Image)

Tassy takes BCHL scoring lead in Salmon Arm win over Vernon Vipers

Simon Tassy had a goal and two assists to lead Silverbacks to 5-2 win at Shaw Centre Wednesday

Salmon Arm goalie Liam Vanderkooi stopped 35 shots Wednesday, Nov. 24, in a 5-2 Silverbacks BCHL win over the Vernon Vipers at the Shaw Centre. (Chris Fowler Image)
Vernon Vipers forward Luke Buss tries to stickhandle away from the close checking of Salmon Arm’s William Lavigne during the Silverbacks’ 4-2 BCHL win Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks double up Vernon Vipers

BCHL: Silverbacks snap 1-1 tie with pair of goals two minutes apart in second, go on to 4-2 road win

Vernon Vipers forward Luke Buss tries to stickhandle away from the close checking of Salmon Arm’s William Lavigne during the Silverbacks’ 4-2 BCHL win Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks twice rallied from three-goal deficits to stun the Vernon Vipers 5-4 in overtime in BCHL action Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Shaw Centre in the Shuswap. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks rally to stun Vernon Vipers in OT

Silverbacks fought back from 3-0 and 4-1 holes to post 5-4 victory over division rival

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks twice rallied from three-goal deficits to stun the Vernon Vipers 5-4 in overtime in BCHL action Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Shaw Centre in the Shuswap. (File photo)
Reagan Milburn of the Vernon Vipers (left) and Simon Tassy of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks both found the back of the net during Vernon’s 4-3 BCHL overtime win Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Reagan Milburn of the Vernon Vipers (left) and Simon Tassy of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks both found the back of the net during Vernon’s 4-3 BCHL overtime win Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
The Vernon Vipers pay tribute to the long junior and senior hockey history in the city with its 60th anniversary B.C. Hockey League Retro Theme jersey. The league unveiled jerseys for all but the expansion Cranbrook Bucks on Thursday, Oct. 14. (BCHL Video Grab)

VIDEO: BCHL teams sport retro jerseys

BC Hockey League unveils retro jerseys for all teams (save for expansion Cranbrook) during 60th anniversary season

The Vernon Vipers pay tribute to the long junior and senior hockey history in the city with its 60th anniversary B.C. Hockey League Retro Theme jersey. The league unveiled jerseys for all but the expansion Cranbrook Bucks on Thursday, Oct. 14. (BCHL Video Grab)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks will host the Vernon Vipers in their 60th season BCHL Retro Theme Night game on Jan. 2 at the Shaw Centre. (Salmon Arm Observer - file photo)

Silverbacks to play Vernon in BCHL Retro Theme game in Salmon Arm

Vipers will entertain the Penticton Vees in their Retro contest Nov. 27

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks will host the Vernon Vipers in their 60th season BCHL Retro Theme Night game on Jan. 2 at the Shaw Centre. (Salmon Arm Observer - file photo)