VERNON, B.C.: The Vernon Vipers are very excited to announce a special home opener for the 2023-24 season at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers will be holding a tribute night to honour former team owner Duncan Wray on September 23rd when they play host to the Cranbrook Bucks. Wray owned the Vipers (Lakers) from 1992 until his passing in 2018.
The special evening will kick off with a Vipers Alumni bbq followed by an outside ceremony where the access lane in front of Kal Tire place will be named after Wray. Another ceremony will take place before puck drop at 6pm inside Kal Tire Place.
The team is also planning to give away a limited number of commemorative posters honouring Wray plus there will be a number of special promotions and contests. Tickets for the home opener will go on sale on September 5th.