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Vipers bring back Todosychuk

Vipers bring back Todosychuk

By Graeme Corbett – Vernon Morning Star

Published: October 16, 2012

With the Vernon Vipers wallowing in the B.C. Hockey League’s Interior Division basement, it was only a matter of time before head coach/GM Jason Williamson took action.

The timing turned out right as the second-year bench boss capitalized on the Western League’s overage player deadline, plucking forward Cody Fowlie from the Everett Silvertips.

Fowlie, an Airdrie, Alta. native, was a 40-point man (14 goals, 26 assists) and alternate captain with the Tips last season. He became available when Everett picked up 20-year-old Saskatoon Blades’ forward Connor Cox off waivers. Fowlie will make his BCHL debut tomorrow night as the 3-5-0-3 Vipers host the 7-3-1 Merritt Centennials at Wesbild Centre.

The acquisition of Fowlie presents a problem as the Vipers are two players over the 22-man limit, and one over the eight import players allowed.

Williamson remedied the import issue by recalling last year’s backup netminder Danny Todosychuk and placing rookie keeper Joe Young of Hanson, Mass. on the wire. Williamson was in the process of searching for a place for Young to play at The Morning Star’s press time Tuesday afternoon.

Todosychuk, a 17-year-old Vernon product who was cut from main camp, has kept busy with the KIJHL Golden Rockets, going 4-1 with a 2.94 goals-against average, and .900 save percentage in five games.