This weekend is parents weekend for the Vernon Vipers.
Saturday night, moms and dads from far and wide will be honoured before the game against Nanaimo at Kal Tire Place.
Shawn and I got to speak with some of the parents, and ask them a few embarrassing stories about their sons. We got to share some nice ones too.
We also spoke with one of the billet coordinators, Maria Murray, who told us about her billets Michael Ufberg and Jimmy Lambert.
We also spoke with Anna Ufberg, Michael’s mom. And the story about him being loud…checks out.
We talked about everything from how the kids got started in hockey, to what their favourite food is, or according to Shawn Brandt, what his sons least favourite food is.
It was a real treat to speak with the parents of the players we see on the ice, and get a little bit of insight into their lives. Like Michael Ufberg is into politics, and Riley Brandt dressed up as a giraffe one Halloween.
Big thanks again to the parents and Maria for chatting with us, hope your weekend in Vernon is great, and we hope the Vipers win!