The Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League (junior A) announced the commitment of 17-year-old forward Niko Karamanis for next season.
The product of Courtenay just finished his fifth season at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Minnesota suiting up for the school’s midget prep team. Karamanis tallied 18 goals and 40 assists in 47 games.
Vipers head coach Mark Ferner is thrilled to have Niko on board.
“He is truly a character kid and exactly the type of player we want to add to our program,” said Ferner. “A true 200-foot player that should be able to play in any situation for us and makes everyone around him better. We are very excited to have him as part of our program.”
The Vipers’ 50 players from the recently completed spring camp will be invited to Main Camp in August.