Vernon, BC: The Vernon Vipers would like to announce a pair of trades.
In the first transaction the Vipers acquired Connor Welsh from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for future considerations.
The second trade saw David Brandes and Kurt Gurkan dealt to the Blackfalds Bulldogs of the AJHL in exchange for future considerations.
"With the December 1 deadline approaching we needed to get our roster numbers down and the appropriate configurations at each position set for the remainder of the season," says Head Coach and GM of the Vipers Jason McKee. "The transactions allowed us to do that while creating great opportunities for the players involved."
Connor Welsh joins the team with a commitment to Boston College.
"I've heard nothing but great things about the Vipers organization and I'm excited to be a part of it," says Welsh. "I can't wait to get to Vernon and get started."
Please join us in welcoming Connor and his family to the organization and wishing David and Kurt the best with Blackfalds.