The Vernon Vipers have traded the playing rights of Forward Adam Panacci to the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in exchange for the playing rights of Forward Brandon Whistle.
Whistle who is from West Kelowna BC was in his third season with the Pontiacs. The 20 year old has 100 points in 106 career AJHL games. The 6’1 205 pound product is also a former Okanagan Major Midget Rocket who lead that team in scoring in 2014-2015.
Panacci was in his first season as a Viper. The 18 year old Ontario born forward had 2 goals in 13 games this season.
In a separate deal made last week the Vipers dealt Forward Finn Evans to the Ottawa Junior Senators of the CCHL for future considerations. The pair of moves leaves the Vipers one under the BCHL roster limit.
The Vipers would like to wish Adam and Finn the best of luck and welcome Brandon to the Club.