Vernon pod three stars of the month for April


April has come to a close in the Vernon pod and with only a couple of weeks left in the season, I wanted to look at the top three players from each of the teams playing in the pod. The stats for each player are from the time I was writing this and may have changed since this article has been published.

West Kelowna Warriors

#1 – Carter Wilkie

Wilkie, a second-year forward for the Warriors, led West Kelowna’s offense in the Vernon pod. He has 15 points in 14 games on the strength of nine goals and six assists. Wilkie is in his final BCHL season and has committed to play with Rochester Institute of Technology in the NCAA this fall.

#2 – Marcus Joughin

The second-leading scorer on the West Kelowna Warriors is Joughin. The BC Hockey League rookie has 13 points in 10 games, putting up four goals and nine assists during his time in the pod. Joughin is committed to play for Sacred Heart University starting in the 2021-22 season.

#3 – Tyson Jugnauth

Jugnauth is nearly a point-a-game player in the pod. The 17-year-old, Toronto, Ontario native has 12 points in 14 games, a total of two goals and 10 assists. Jugnauth has committed to play for the University of Wisconsin for the 2022-23 season.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks

#1 – Simon Tassy

The second-year Silverback is having a career year with the team with 21 points in 15 games, on the strength of 12 goals and nine assists. He is playing on a line with Noah Serdachny and Sullivan Mack and they have been one of the best in the Vernon pod.

#2 – Noah Serdachny

Serdachny is also in the team lead for points with 21. He has six goals and 15 assists in 15 games. The rookie from Edmonton has found a home in Salmon Arm playing with Tassy and Mack, and he’s averaging 1.43 points a game.

#3 – Sullivan Mack

Mack is over a point per game in the Vernon Pod this season.  The 20-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska has 18 points in 15 games with nine goals and nine assists so far. Mack has committed to Cornell University to the NCAA for the upcoming season.

Vernon Vipers

#1 – Ryan Shostak

Shostak had the team lead in points for the Vernon Vipers in April. He’s averaging a point a game with four goals and 11 assists in 14 games. The second-year Viper has been relied on to bring offense to the Snakes and so far he has delivered. He has almost met his point total from last season and in fewer than half as many games. Shostak is heading for a career year in junior A hockey unless he commits to a school.

#2 – Tyler Carpendale

Carpendale is second on the Vipers in scoring in the pod season. He has played in 13 games and has seven goals and six assists for 13 points. The former Westen Hockey Leaguer has been a great addition to the Vipers and is one of the assistant captains on the team this year.

#3 – Jojo Tanaka-Campbell

Tanaka-Campbell is third in team scoring, tied with Carpendale. He’s got six goals and seven assists in 15 games. Tanaka-Campbell, who’s in his final year of junior hockey, is another player relied upon to provide offense for the Vipers and produces nearly at a point per game. He has committed to play with Yale University in the NCAA for the 2021-22 season.