Red Deer Vipers

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Red Deer Vipers
City Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
League Heritage Junior B Hockey League
Division North
Founded 1987 (1987)–88
Home arena

Red Deer Arena (1987-2016) Collicutt Centre (2016-2018)

Servus Arena (2018- )
Colours Red, Silver, Black, White
                   
General manager Canada Denny Pannenbecker
Head coach Canada JD Morrical
Website www.reddeervipers.com/
Franchise history
1987-9x Red Deer Cowboys
199x-Present Red Deer Vipers

The Red Deer Vipers are a Junior "B" Ice Hockey team based in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the North Division of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League (HJHL). They played their home games at Red Deer Arena until 2016 when it was torn down to be rebuilt. They will play their home games at Red Deer's Collicutt Centre on an interim basis. In 2018-19, the Vipers will return to downtown Red Deer to play in the new Servus Arena (fmrly Red Deer Arena).

History[edit]

The Red Deer Vipers are an original Heritage Junior B Hockey League team, named as the Red Deer Cowboys beginning in the 1987-88 HJHL season. Shortly after, the Red Deer Cowboys were renamed as the Red Deer Vipers. The Vipers are the 1989, 1999, 2004, 2017 HJHL champions, the 2004 and 2006 Russ Barnes Trophy champions, and the 2006 Keystone Cup champions

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2003-04 36 24 12 0 0 48 225 96 - 2nd, Central no data
2004-05 40 32 4 1 3 68 302 79 1st, North no data
2005-06 38 37 0 0 1 75 281 67 1437 1st, North Lost in HJHL Semifinals, 0-2 (Bisons)
Russ Barnes Trophy Champions
Keystone Cup Champions
2006-07 36 24 7 3 2 53 192 88 978 2nd, North Lost in Division Finals, 0-4 (Wranglers)
2007-08 36 20 9 6 1 47 151 111 781 4th, North Lost in Division Finals, 1-3 (Wranglers)
2008-09 36 18 14 3 1 40 181 120 1111 4th, North Lost in Division Finals, 2-3 (Wranglers)
2009-10 36 24 9 1 2 51 216 114 1450 2nd, North Lost in Finals, 0-2 (Wranglers)
2010-11 36 25 9 2 0 52 220 111 950 2nd, North Lost in HJHL Semifinals, 1-3 (Bisons)
2011-12 38 26 9 0 3 55 183 106 1412 1st, North Lost in HJHL Quarter Finals, 1-4 (Colts)
2012-13 38 24 5 6 3 57 203 134 - 2nd, North Lost in HJHL Finals, 0-3 (Bisons)
2013-14 36 18 17 - 1 37 155 156 - 4th, North Lost in Elimination Round, 1-2 (Thrashers)
2014-15 38 18 18 - 2 38 176 164 - 4th, North Won Division Qualifier, 2-1 (Thrashers)
Lost in Div. semi-finals, 0-4 (Wranglers)
2015-16 38 25 9 - 4 54 162 113 - 3rd, North Won Division Qualifier, 2-0 (Stampeders)
Lost Div. semi-finals, 3-4 (Thunder)
2016-17 38 25 12 - 1 51 171 123 - 3rd of 7, North
5 of 14, League
Won Division Qualifier, 2-0 (Stampeders)
Won Div. Semi-finals, 4-2 (Thunder)
Won Div. Finals, 4-3 (Colts)
Won League Finals, 3-1 (Generals)
advance to RUSS BARNES TROPHY
2017-18 38 30 5 - 0 61 198 96 - 1st of 7, North
1 of 13, League
Won Div. Semi-finals, 3-1 (Colts)
Won Div. Finals 4-2 (Thunder)
Won League Finals, 2-1(Copperheads)
advance to RUSS BARNES TROPHY

Russ Barnes Trophy[edit]

Alberta Jr B Provincial Championships

Year Round Robin Record Standing SemiFinal Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
2004 T, Edmonton Riv Kings 2-2
W, Calgary Stampederes 4-3
W, Vermilion 14-1
2-0-1 1st of 4 Pool W, Okotos 3-2 n/a W, Calgary
Russ Barnes Champions
2006 T, Saddle Lake 5-5
L, Edmonton Royals 3-6
W, Ft. St John 5-4
1-1-1 2 of 4 Pool W, Okotos 3-2 n/a W, Edmonton Royals 3-2
Russ Barnes Champions
2010 T, North Peace 3-3
L, Lloydminster 2-5
?, Beverly
?-?-? ? of 4 Pool n/a n/a n/a
2013 W, Grand Prairie 6-4
L, Cold Lake 4-5
W, Wetaskiwin 5-3
2-1-0 2 of 4 Pool L, Okotos 2-7 L, Cold Lake 3-5 n/a
2016* L, North Peace 0-3
W, North Edmonton 4-2
W, Killam 2-1
2-1-0 2nd of 4 Pool L, Wainwright 1-3 L, Wetaskiwin 2-3 n/a
2017 W, St. Paul, 4-2
L, Wetaskiwin, 1-2
L, CBHA Rangers, 2-3
1-2-0 4th of 4 Pool did not qualify n/a n/a
2018 W, Calgary Royals Gold, 4-1
W, North Peace Navigators, 5-4
W, Beverly Warriors, 6.2
3-0-0 1st of 4 Pool A W, 3-2
Wetaskiwin Icemen
n/a Lost, 1-5
Wainwright Bisons
Silver Medalists
  • 2016 Hosts

Keystone Cup[edit]

Western Canadian Jr. B Championships(Northern Ontario to British Columbia)
Six teams in round robin play. 1st vs 2nd for gold/silver & 3rd vs. 4th for bronze.

Year Round Robin Record Standing Bronze Medal Game Gold Medal Game
2004 L, Richmond 3-4
W, Regina 4-3
W, Norway House 5-4
W, Aguasabon 10-1
L, Thunder Bay 1-3
3-2-0 3 of 6 W, Thunder Bay 4-3
Bronze Medal
n/a
2006 W, Saskatoon 6-2
L, Campbell River 1-2
W, Delta 4-0
W, Thunder Bay 6-0
T, N Winnipeg 0-0
3-1-1 2 of 6 n/a OTW, Campbell River 3-2
KEYSTONE CUP CHAMPIONS

NHL alumni[edit]

Awards and trophies[edit]

Keystone Cup

  • 2005–06

Russ Barnes Trophy

  • 2003–04, 2005-06

HJHL Championship

  • 1988–89, 1998-99, 2003-04

See also[edit]

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