Cooper shines in loss to PG

Newly acquired goalie, Bradley Cooper, made his first appearance in net for Vernon Vipers Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to Prince George.

Cooper stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced in net, earning the games third star for his efforts.

Cooper was part of a deal that sent forward Garrett Worth to Prince George.

The close game was scoreless until 7:22 of the third period when Prince George jumped ahead 1-0. 

Vernon kept the game close, pulling Cooper for an extra attacker. Prince George potted an empty net goal at 18:48 to go up 2-0. 

Vernon was able to get one past the Spruce Kings goalie, as Teddy Wooding scored at 19:27.

It is the second straight loss for the Vipers. Up next, a home game Saturday night against division rivals West Kelowna.  

In other Vipers' news,  Jack Judson and Alex Swetlikoff have each earned a spot on Team Canada West.

They will join 12 other BCHLers on the roster.

The World Junior A Challenge welcomes the top Junior A talent from four countries.

Judson, Swetlikoff and Team Canada West kick off the tournament this Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. 

Swetlikoff was part of Team Canada West last year, winning gold medal against the United States.

— with files from Vernon Vipers

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