Vernon Vipers have announced the commitment of a possible future star to the lineup.
Fifteen year old defenceman Nick Ardanaz will join the team for the 2019-2020 season.
He tallied 31 points in 33 games last season with Delta Hockey Academy Elite 15s.
Head scout and Assistant Coach of the Vipers, Kevin Pedersen calls Nick a gifted skater with great vision who excels in the offensive side of the game.
Pedersen goes on to say, “These attributes will be pushed while playing for the Delta Hockey Academy Midget Prep team this season (2018/19). This will allow Nick to step into the Vernon Vipers lineup the year after with more confidence and with a larger role.”
“We thank Nick and his family for the commitment to be a part of the Vipers organization and we know our fans will love watching him play in the future. Our staff are excited to helping Nick earn an NCAA scholarship in the future and we believe his ability will help achieve that goal.”
The plan will be to include Nicholas as an affiliated player for the 2018/19 season and have him with the team as much as possible.