Thursday, December 18, 2014

Oilers Release Former Viper Forward Santana:

The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Tulsa Oilers have released former Vernon Vipers forward Ryan Santana. The Oilers are in their first season in the ECHL after coming in this season as an expansion team after playing in the now defunct Central Hockey League.

The Oilers signed Santana on October 11th 2014.  Santana never played a game with Tulsa before being released on October 15th 2014.  No official press release by the Oilers but the transaction was posted on the ECHL website/transactions page.

Santana finished four years at Boston University before signing his first pro contract with the East Coast Hockey League Reading Royals on August 6th 2013. After playing in just 12 games with the Royals (going pointless) Santana was released on March 6th 2014 before being re-signed on March 9th 2014 and just three days later was released on March 12th 2014 for a second time last season.

Santana was picked up off waivers on March 15th 2014 by the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) South Carolina Stingrays where he would finish the season. In 12 games last season with South Carolina Santana collected two assists.

Santana played one season in Vernon (2008-2009) In 56 games with the Vipers collected (12-goals-13-assists-25-points).

Ryan Santana's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=38021

Coughlin Receives Honorable Mention For Player Of The Week:

Vernon Vipers forward Liam Coughlin receives honorable mention for BCHL Player of the Week.  Coughlin leads the Vipers in scoring with (13-goals-22-assists-35-points).

Liam Coughlin's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=248303

This is posted on the BCHL website:

Carrier leads Clips to trio of wins with six points and earns BCHL POW nod

Monday, December 15, 2014 - Submitted by BCHL Media

Nanaimo Clippers forward Nicolas Carrier has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 14, the league announced Monday.

Carrier helped his club to three wins in as many games and racked up six points along the way. He set up a pair of goals and was named 3rd Star in a 3-1 road win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals to begin his week. The Delson, Que. product followed that with two goals, including the game-winner, in a 5-2 win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs where he took 1st Star and concluded his spree with a goal and an assist for 2nd Star in an 8-2 win over the Vernon Vipers.

Honourable mentions this week:

Chilliwack Chiefs F Brandon Potomak: 4G, 3A, 1st Star, PS GWG

Langley Rivermen F Erik Udahl: 4G, 3A, 1st Star, two GWGs, hat trick

Langley Rivermen D Jacob Kearley: 2G, 3A, 1st Star, 3rd Star

Nanaimo Clippers F Brett Roulston: 2G, 3A, 1st Star, 2nd Star, two GWGs

West Kelowna Warriors D Kristian Blumenschein: 1G, 1A, 1st Star, OT GWG

Vernon Vipers F Liam Coughlin: 3G, 4A, 1st Star, 3rd Star, GWG

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Vernon 9 Surrey 0

For anyone who could not attend or watch tonight’s Vipers game here are my thoughts and views from tonight’s game. You may agree or disagree but we all have our own view and opinion on any game we watch. This is my opinion and my thoughts on how I saw tonight’s game. I try to be unbiased and give a fare recap on both sides. Thanks for stopping by & visiting my blog.

I was at tonight's Vipers-Eagles game as Vernon defeated Surrey 9-0 in front of 1,446 fans at Kal Tire Place.

Starting Goaltenders:

Vernon: Jarrod Schamerhorn
Surrey: Christian Short

1st Period: Off the opening draw Surrey come out hitting, laying out some heavy checks on the Vipers.  The Eagles had their eyes on several different Vernon players early, going after a few Vipers.  The Vipers would get a great opportunity just less then two minutes into the game after Liam Finlay on a two on one tried feathering a pass out front, Finlay's pass ended up going off a Surrey defenceman before goaltender Christian Short had to be alert made the save off his own team mate on Vernon's first shot of the night.  The Eagles carried the early edge in play before the Vipers would get the games first powerplay.  Spencer Meyer would get tossed from the game after checking Riley Brandt from behind.  Brandt was a little slow to get up but was ok and stayed in the game.  Just four minutes into the opening period Vernon setup on the man advantage, Liam Finlay setup TJ Dumonceaux in front who shot low to the ice beat Short at 4:15 put Vernon up 1-0.  Finlay & Luke Shiplo collected the helpers.  Just fifteen seconds later Johnny Coughlin looked to have an open cage fired a quick shot towards the goal was stopped by Short before Liam Finlay pounced on the rebound gave the Vipers a early 2-0 lead at 4:30 Coughlin and Jagger Williamson with the assists.  Less then three minutes later Thomas Aldworth looked to bank his shot off Christian Short and in giving Vernon a 3-0 lead at 7:19 Brandon Egli with the helper.  This was the end of the night for Short who was pulled after giving up three goals on eleven Vernon shots, was replaced by backup goaltender Daniel Davidson.  Just over two minutes later Thomas Aldworth would pick up his second of the night giving the Vipers a 4-0 lead and in full control at 10:33 after a nice give and go with Liam Coughlin.  Coughlin and Luke Shiplo picked up the assists.  The Vipers were outshooting the Eagles 11-2 at this point and were in full control.  Surrey managed to come back with a bit of a push got some of their first real pressure in the Vernon zone didnt really generate any offence.  Brandon Egli with a quick shot from the point was redircted on its way to the net forced Davidson to make a tough save.  TJ Dumonceaux with his second of the period gave the Vipers a 5-0 lead at 17:52 Liam Coughlin with the helper.  Less then two minutes later Riley Brandt gave Vernon a 6-0 lead at 19:26 Colton McCarthy & Mitch Meek picked up the assists.  Vernon was up 6-0 after 20 minutes of play.  The Eagles come out hitting, played physical but also played with a bit of an edge were in the faces of the Vipers most of the period.  Surrey with a ton of stick work were working over the Vipers during the play as well as between stopages stiring up the pot on several occasions.  The Eagles with very little offence were outplayed and dominated most of the opening period other then a few minutes of pressure as it was all Vipers.  Vernon opened the scoring early and never looked back were all over the last place Eagles.  The Vipers outshot the Eagles 18-5.

2nd Period: Christian Short started the frame in goal for Surrey replacing Daniel Davidson who replaced Short during the 1st period.  Davidson gave up four goals on seven Viper shots.  Twenty seconds into the middle frame Thomas Aldworth with his third of the evening put the Vipers up 7-0 at 0:20 after a wicked wrist shot from the circle.  TJ Dumonceaux and Liam Coughlin with the assists.  Vernon looked to take their foot off the gas as Surrey slowly gave the Vipers a strong push as the Eagles with a ton of pressure had the Viper defence skating in circles.  For several minutes Vernon couldnt clear the zone as the Eagles were pressing.  Jarrod Schamerhorn just about got caught out of position come back to make a huge save off Cole Plotnikoff.  Schamerhorn had to be good made several saves with Surrey on the attack.  Just a few minutes later Latrell Charleson's point shot either hit someone or was deflected on its way to the net went up and over landing on top of the Vernon net before bouncing off and behind the goal on a weird shot-play.  The Vipers would eventually respond come back with a strong shift.  Jagger Williamson at the side of the net put the Vipers up 8-0 at 8:33 Riley Guenther & Liam Finlay picked up the assists.  Just less then three minutes later Mitch Meek with a nice rush beat Eagles starting goaltender Christian Short on a wrap around gave Vernon a 9-0 lead at 11:30 Johnny Coughlin with the assist.  Surrey had a bit of an edge outplayed Vernon for several minutes in the first half.  Tempers heated up in a hurry just past the midway mark as a mini line brawl took place with almost everyone on the ice, minus the goaltenders were going at one another.  Atleast two minor scrums-fights took place as the Eagles were really getting under the skin of the Vernon players.  Three Surrey players were all over Thomas Aldworth wich started this mess.  The Vipers would come away with the man advantage.  Vernon would struggle as the Eagles gained more control of the puck shorthanded then the Vipers on the PP.  Surrey was able to kill odd the minor as both teams went back to five on five.  The Eagles once again come back with a bit of a push had a few good looks on goal but no real scoring threat.  The Vipers with a strong surge to finish the period had a couple of opportunities.  Luke Voltin looked to beat Christian Short with four and a half minutes remaining but hit the post.  With two minutes to go Colton McCarthy setup Blaine Caton on a two on one but Caton couldnt beat Short in close.  The Vipers with a few good shifts ended the second period on a good note, were up 9-0 after 40 minutes of play.  The Vipers took their foot off the gas, played their third and fourth lines lots, sat back on a 6-0 lead before scoring three times in the first twelve minutes.  The Eagles had a few hard working shifts, had their best scoring chances of the night generated some offence and pressure but were unable to beat Jarrod Schamerhorn.  For the second straight period the Eagles played physical and with an edge were very chippy through out the game.  Several minutes went by with not alot of anything going on as both teams really slowed down the pace, making it look like a pond hockey game at times.  I thought Surrey had the better of the play gave up three goals were down by nine heading into the final frame.  Surrey outshot Vernon 16-14.

3rd Period: The Vipers would get an early powerplay but for the second straight man advantage couldnt get much of anything going as the Eagles penalty kill didnt look to bad.  The Vipers showing off their speed had several good looks-opportunities come very close on several occasions to reaching double digits but couldnt beat Christian Short.  Nicholas Rasovic with a parcial breakaway couldnt beat the Eagles goaltender.  Riley Brandt and Jagger Williamson with good looks couldnt put Vernon up by ten.  Surrey managed to get a few opportunities but no real quality chances couldnt get the puck past Jarrod Schamerhorn.  For the second straight period Vernon took their foot off the gas at times, played lines 3 & 4 lots.  Again not alot of action at both ends of the rink seemed to really slow down the pace making for some pretty boring hockey.  The Vipers would get a late powerplay but for the third time couldnt capitalize.  Vernon would come away with the convincing 9-0 victory.  Not much fight from either team in a 9-0 game.  The Vipers showed spurts getting some good looks at the net, created a few good opportunities come close but couldnt get goal #10.  The Eagles also had a few good looks at the Viper goal but Jarrod Schamerhorn made the routine saves to collect the shutout.  Shots were even 12-12.

Top Players: (Vernon)

Mitch Meek (1 goal & 1 assist) I thought played a strong game on the Viper blueline. 

The line of Liam Coughlin (3 assists), TJ Dumonceaux (2 goals & 1 assist) & Thomas Aldworth (3 goals) was the Vipers top line going tonight.  The Eagles had troubles all evening containing these three who collected nine points between the three.  This line was really clicking, made some nice passing plays-created some nice scoring plays.

Jagger Williamson (1 goal & 1 assist) Was a little spark plug tonight, was really using his wheels and team speed to generate and create chances.  Scored once, added an assist was really buzzing.  This kid has come a long ways from the start of the pre-season-regular season to where he is today.  Has really improved, got better and been playing very well as of late.

Liam Finlay (1 goal and 2 assists) Collected three points was another speedster up front for the Vernon Vipers.  Finlay was skating hard, generated and created some good opportunities tonight.

Riley Brandt (1 goal) Played and worked very hard all night, again was flying, played with alot of jump and energy was going hard up and down the wing added that speed to the Viper lineup, also wasnt afraid to get mixed up in the physical play from time to time.

Jarrod Schamerhorn (33 saves-Shutout) Picked up his third shutout of the season.  Didnt see alot of rubber but made the saves when called apon.  I thought was tested a few times in the 2nd period when the Eagles were all over Vernon for a few minutes, Schamerhorn was forced to make atleast two big saves played well all night.

Game Thought's: (Vernon)

After a 8-2 loss in Nanaimo Sunday afternoon the Vipers responded well with a 9-0 victory over the Surrey Eagles.  These games can be very tough on teams like the Vipers knowing the Eagles are in last place, have just four wins on the season, have yet to win on the road and have just one win in their last twenty games.  Give the Vipers credit they jumped on Surrey early and often and were out to a 6-0 lead after the opening period.  The Vipers let up on the offensive attack during the 2nd and 3rd periods, taking their foot off the gas had little spurts of scoring chances but basically sat back on a six goal lead.  At times Vernon sat back too comfortably and were lucky they didnt allow a goal but responded well with a strong push back.  For most of the game Vernon dominated the game in all aspects from top to bottom.  From a fans point of view this wasnt much of a hockey game, other then the Vipers padding some of their own personal stats.  Once Vernon sat back, and took their foot off the gas this was more like a beer league or pond hockey game at times.  The Vipers will now finish off 2014 with two tough games vs Merritt and Powell River this weekend before the Christmas break. 

Top Players: (Surrey)

Latrell Charleson saw a ton of icetime tonight, logged alot of minutes was almost out there every second shift played well on the Eagles defence.  This kid towered over several Viper players played with a bit of an edge, had a bit of a mean streak in his game.

Ben Vikich didnt really do much offensively did play with alot of speed, seemed to always be involved in the play-rush but just didnt generate any real chances for the Eagles.  I thought he skated well, played hard and competed.

Joseph Drapluk I thought was Surrey's most dangerous player.  Another kid who was involved in the play when the Eagles had posession of the play-puck.  Seemed to have a nose for the net.  The Eagles didnt have alot of offensive chances, but Drapluk was always in and around the net.

Game Thought's: (Surrey)

The Eagles have a big hockey club, played physical but also played with an edge.  This Eagles team was very chippy most of the night, taking several deliberate hits-stick work to several different Vernon players through out the game.  Surrey started or tried starting several altercations after the whistle during the 1st and 2nd periods.  The Eagles with lots of stick work tried going after the Vipers most of the night.  The Eagles who were outplayed and dominated after the 1st period had alot more puck posession and more zone time with the Vipers sitting back.  The Eagles played much better in the 2nd period outshot the Vipers but couldnt find the back of the net.  Surrey's better scoring opportunities were in the middle frame didnt generate a whole lot of offensive attack in all three periods.  The Eagles had troubles most of the night slowing down and containing the Vipers top line as well as Vernon's speed.  This was a long night for Surrey who is in for a very long season.  This team isnt very good and was outplayed most of the night.  Both goaltenders were hung out to dry on alot of Vernons goals.   

Scratches:

Vernon:

Mitchell Oliver
Trevor Fidler (Concussion)
Mackenzie Bauer (Injured)

Surrey:

Trevor McLean
Ty Westgard
John Wesley
Brian Drapluk

Energy player of the game:

Liam Finlay (1 goal & 2 assists)

Three Stars:

1st Star: Thomas Aldworth (3 goals)
2nd Star: TJ Dumonceaux (2 goals & 1 assist)
3rd Star: Jarrod Schamerhorn (33 saves-Shutout)

BCHL Boxscore,

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&gameID=1358339&link=bchl
      

Game Preview: Surrey @ Vernon:

Surrey (4-24-0-3) @ Vernon (20-9-1-2) 7pm

Tonight is the first of two meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Surrey Eagles.  The Vipers won the season series last season 2-1. 

Last Game:

Sunday, December 14th Nanaimo defeated Vernon 8-2
Sunday, December 14th Langley defeated Surrey 6-5

Next Game:

Friday, December 19th Vernon @ Merritt
Friday, December 19th Prince George @ Surrey

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 417-228-20-19

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 228-94-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 190-124-9-9 on the road

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 15-6-0-0 vs. Surrey

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Surrey 78-60

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-3-0-0 at home vs. Surrey

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 8-3-0-0 in Surrey

Vernon's last win in Surrey was a 4-1 win on Friday, September 27th 2013

Vernons last loss in Surrey was a 5-3 loss on Friday, October 19th 2012

Surrey's last win in Vernon was a 7-4 victory on Saturday, September 28th 2013

Surrey's last loss in Vernon was a 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday, November 10th 2012

The Vipers went 2-1-0-0 last season vs Surrey


Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers return home from a three game road trip where they went 2-1 over the weekend.  The Vipers are coming off a 8-2 loss in Nanaimo Sunday afternoon snapped a four game winning streak.  Vernon sits 2nd place in the Interior Division are twelve points back of 1st place Penticton.  The Vipers are four points up on West Kelowna and seven points up on Merritt.  Vernon has won four of their last five and are 8-2-0-0 in their last ten games.  The Vipers have just five regulation losses on home ice will finish 2014 with two of their final three games at home.  Vernon won two of the three meetings vs the Eagles last season will play in Surrey on January 11th 2015.

Thomas Aldworth (21-10-31) leads the team in goals with twenty one while Liam Coughlin (13-22-35) leads the team in points with thirty five.

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

http://vipersvenom1.blogspot.ca/

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 32
Wins: 20
Losses: 9
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 10-5-1-1
Road Record: 10-4-0-1
Overtime Record: 1-2-1
Record vs Interior Division: 12-7-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-2-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-3-0-0
Record in November 9-2-1-1
Record in December 4-2-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 15-2-1-1
When the opponents score first: 5-8-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 10-1-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 5-2-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 5-6-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 13-1-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 6-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-8-1-1
Out shooting Opponents: 15-4-0-1
Out shot by Opponents: 4-4-1-1
One goal games: 4-3-0-2
Goals For: 116
Goals Against: 91
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: One game losing streak

Vernon has the leagues 14th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 10th best penalty kill

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Riley Guenther (94)
Kenny Citron (95)
Liam Coughlin (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dexter Dancs (95)
Michael McNicholas (94)
Brett Mulcahy (93)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Jared Wilson (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Josh Bryan (93)
Brendan Persley (93)
Logan Mick (96)
Ryan Renz (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Tyler Povelofskie (96)
Matty Saharchuk (95)
Austin Smith (93)
Dylan Chanter (95)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Surrey last season:

0-1-0-0

Vernon’s Road record vs. Surrey last season:

2-0-0-0 (One game played in Chilliwack @ BCHL Showcase)

Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Surrey last season:

Demico Hannoun (2-3-5)
Dexter Dancs (3-1-4)
Liam Coughlin (2-1-3)
Mason Blacklock (3-0-3)
Craig Martin (1-2-3)
Jason Bird (0-3-3)
Michael McNicholas (2-1-3)
Dallas Calvin (1-2-3)
Brendan Persley (0-2-2)
Josh Bryan (0-1-1)
Ryan Renz (0-1-1)
Mark Hamilton (1-0-1)
Matty Saharchuk (0-1-1)

Austin Smith (1-1 Record)
Danny Todosychuk (1-0 Record)




Lets take a look at the Surrey Eagles:

The Surrey Eagles make their first and only visit of the regular season to Kal Tire Place this evening.  The Eagles are coming off a 6-5 loss to the visiting Langley Rivermen Sunday afternoon.  Surrey comes into tonight's contest having lost three straight.  Surrey sits last in the Mainland Division and last overall in the League with just four wins.  The Eagles come into tonight's game without a win on the road going 0-12-0-2 this season away from home.  The Eagles has just one win in their last five and are 1-9-0-0 in their last ten games.  Surrey has just one win in their last twenty games.  The Eagles have scored a league low 78 goals this season while giving up a league worst 168 goals.

Darius Davidson (14-11-25) leads the Eagles in goals with eleven while Joseph Drapluk (12-14-26) leads Surrey in points with twenty six.

Surrey Eagles 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 31
Wins: 4
Losses: 24
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 4-12-0-1
Road Record: 0-12-0-2
Goals For: 76
Goals Against: 168
Place: 5th Place (Mainland Division)
Streak: Three game losing streak

Surrey has the leagues 15th best powerplay

The Eagles has the league's 15th best penalty kill

Surrey Eagles Returning Players:

Joseph Drapluk (94)
Darius Davidson (96)
Zane Schartz (94)
Brian Drapluk (94)

Surrey Eagles Departing & traded players from last years team:

Danton Heinen (95)
Jonah Renouf (94)
Anthony Conti (95)
Braeden Russell (93)
Matthew Dawson 996)
Nathan Renouf (94)
Kale Bennett (95)
Chase McMurphy (94)
Mitchell Fyffe (94)
Austin Ferguson (95)
Philippe Johansson (94)
Colton Mackie (93)
Michael McEachern (96)
Danny Vlanich (93)
Domenic Masellis (97)
Devon Fordyce (94)
Bo Didur (97)

Surrey's Home record vs. Vernon last season:

0-2-0-0 (One game played in Chilliwack @ BCHL Showcase)

Surrey's Road record vs. Vernon last season:

1-0-0-0

Surrey's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Jonah Renouf (3-2-5)
Ryan Fraser-Lee (2-2-4)
Nicolas Pierog (2-1-3)
Brett Mulcahy (1-1-2)
Braeden Russell (2-0-2)
Matthew Dawson (0-2-2)
Jonah Renouf (0-1-1)
Colton Mackie (0-1-1)
Philippe Johansson (0-1-1)
Mitchell Fyffe (1-0-1)
Danton Heinen (0-1-1)

Victor Adamo (1-1 Record)
Bo Didur (0-1 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224096

Surrey Eagles:

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224093

Vipers Set For Surrey Eagles:

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Vipers set for Surrey Eagles

Published: December 17, 2014

Just call it a week-long, pre-Christmas cruise with stops in Powell River, Port Alberni and Nanaimo along with a pair of excursions at Kal Tire Place.

And while there wasn’t any seven-course dinners or penthouse hot tubbing, the cruise turned out to be pretty pleasurable for the Vernon Vipers.

Three wins, one loss and a date with the last-place Surrey Eagles tonight at The Big Wheel has the Vipers in decent shape well into the second-half of the B.C. Hockey League season.

The Vipers, blown out 8-2 by the Nanaimo Clippers Sunday afternoon at Frank Crane Arena, are fourth overall in the 16-team BCHL and second  in the Interior Division at 20-9-1-2. Vernon is 8-2 in their last 10 games.

The Shipmen rang up six third-period goals – two on the powerplay – as they improved to 23-10-0-1, second overall behind the Penticton Vees.

“They were at the end of a road trip, so we knew if we came at them hard, they were going to give up sooner or later,” said Clipper forward Brett Roulston. “I think that’s what we did. We pushed them all game and eventually they broke.”

And they did so still without three of their top-four scorers in Devin Brosseau, Sheldon Rempal and Jake Jackson. Rempal is at the World Junior Hockey Challenge in Kindersley, Sask., while Brosseau and Jackson are injured.

Clipper head coach Mike Vandekamp, who won a Fred Page Cup with Vernon,  said the key was not to let the Vipers carry any momentum.

“We felt like if we were good in the first half, we might be able to take ‘er over in the second half and run them out of gas a little bit and I think that’s probably how it played out,” said Vandekamp.

Aggressive forechecking and finishing checks, Vandekamp said, are ways to wear down opponents.

“If anything, I think it’s just a matter of not making anything easy on them,” the coach said.

Assistant coach Kevin Kraus said the Vipers were hoping to finish the road trip with a strong third period.

“We had a decent first two periods for our fourth game in five nights, but we just collapsed in the third period,” said Kraus. “We looked tired, we were frustrated, we took some penalties and we folded our tent and got complacent which is something we will address.”

Nanaimo took a 2-1 lead into the third period and then scored goals 10 seconds apart early in the frame. Vernon responded right away, making it 4-2, but the Clippers kept coming.

Brendan Taylor (2), Anthony Rinaldi (1+2),  Nick Guerra, Player of the Week Nicolas Carrier, Roulston, Cole Maier and Jacob Hanlon handled the Clipper attack. T.J. Dumonceaux, with his 12th of the year, and Riley Brandt, with his fifth, on a gorgeous roof daddy, responded for the Vipers.

Vernon product Spencer Hewson pocketed three assists for Nanaimo, earning the Fortis Energy Player of the Game.

Guillaume Decelles, whose .927 save percentage is the highest in the league, made 32 saves for his 20th win. He’s in his first year with Nanaimo after playing 42 games in the Quebec Major League over two seasons.

“Basically we just played a team game. All lines were firing,” said Roulston. “We’re short-staffed right now, so it was real important that everyone was going.”

Vandekamp coached the Vipers for two years, guiding them to the 2003 Fred Page Cup with a sweep over the Chilliwack Chiefs.

“I’ve been gone from there for a long time, but there’s still a personal connection to those people and the old jersey. It’s good memories for me,” he said. “So yeah, I think they’re always a little special, probably the ones back in their rink even more so.”

Jarrod Schamerhorn gave up six goals before giving way to call-up Gunnar Neilsen in front of 1,100 fans.

In Port Alberni, the Vipers grabbed a 2-0 lead on goals from Thomas Aldworth (his 21st) and another top-shelf beauty from Brandt, who celebrated his 18th birthday Friday, in a 5-3 win over the Bulldogs.

Chris Schutz, with his 17th, and Eric Margo, with his third, levelled the score late in the second period. Liam Coughlin netted his 12th to put the Snakes up by one with 46 seconds left in the period.

Mitch Makin equalized, shorthanded, 6:34 into the third before Coughlin responded four minutes later, from Dumonceaux and Aldworth.

Dumonceaux added an empty netter with three seconds to play, assisted by Coughlin and Aldworth.

The Dawgs, who just lost second-leading scorer Evan Tironese for the season with a shoulder injury, outshot Vernon 37-24 before 958 fans at Weyerhaeuser Arena.

“It was a good road win,” said Kraus. “They are a big, physical team and we tried to match them while also using our skill. It’s a pretty loud building.”

SNAKE BITES: Winger Trevor Fidler suffered a concussion Friday night in Powell River and is listed day-to-day...Former Vipers Connor and Kellen Jones made their season debuts Saturday night with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons, who clipped the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-2 at the Cox Convention Centre. The twin brothers were a combined minus-2, with Connor registering three shots, and Kellen two. They battled a familiar foe in ex-Salmon Arm Siverback sniper Mark Zengerle...Former Viper Marcus Basara earned 1+1 as the Alaska Nanooks shut out the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 4-0 in NCAA Division 1 play Saturday at the Carlson Center. Basara is second in team scoring with 8-7-15 in 18 games. Nanooks’ freshman Colton Sparrow, a Vernon minor hockey product and ex-Viper, has 1-3-4 in 14 games...Vernon’s Colton Thibault rang up 1+3 as the Silverbacks iced the host Merritt Centennials Saturday night. Thibault has 9-7-16 in his second season.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Moser Medical Graz 99ers Sign Former Vipers Forward Scofield:

The Moser Medical Graz 99ers have signed former Vernon Vipers
forward Tyler Scofield.  The Moser Medical Graz 99ers are an Austrian ice hockey team from Graz, Styria that play in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga hockey league.

Scofield spent the past four seasons in Austria with Klagenfurter Athletiksport.  Klagenfurt AC is a professional ice hockey team from Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria that plays in the Austrian Erste Bank Hockey League.

In 49 games last season Scofield collected (18-goals-10-assists-28-points). Scofield played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2000-2002) before being traded to Prince George during the 2001-2002 season. The Vipers sent Scofield and Mark Nelson to the Spruce Kings in return for Rod Pelly, Dan Rossi & Josh Ciocco. In 79 games with the Vipers Scofield collected (21-goals-19-assists-40-points).

Tyler Scofield's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=34054

This was posted on the Graz 99ers facebook page:

October 6th 2014

TYLER SCOFIELD! So just landed Tyler in Graz and we must present our recent acquisition with EBEL - experience! For the time being is our new No. 13 to tryout in Graz!

Thunder Trade Former Viper Robin To SJHL:

The Alberta Junior Hockey League Drayton Valley Thunder
traded former Vernon Vipers forward Landon Robin to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Melfort Mustangs.

Robin was recruited by the Vipers started the 2012-13 season with Vernon before being traded to Powell River on November, 29th 2012 for future considerations. In 23 games with the Vipers Robin collected (1-4-5).  The Kings traded Robin to the MJHL Winnipeg Blues on August 23rd 2013 before even playing a single game, the Blues turned around trading Robin to the SJHL La Ronge IceWolves on August 27th 2013.  The IceWolves traded Robin to the AJHL Drayton Valley Thunder over the off season.

Landon Robin's Player Profile:

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=84455

This is posted on the Mustangs website:

Mustangs Acquire 20 Year Old Forward

11/04/2014

By Mustangs Press Release

Bring in Landon Robin from the AJHL

November 4, 2014

The Melfort Mustangs have acquired 94 born forward Landon Robin from the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations.

Robin, a Saskatoon product played his AAA with the Beardy’s Blackhawks before joining the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL in 2012.

After one season in BC, Robin was traded to the La Ronge Ice Wolves where he put up 34 points in 55 games last season.

An off-season trade saw his rights moved to Alberta prior to this season. In Drayton Valley he appeared in 16 games, collecting 4 points.

He is expected to be in Melfort in time for tomorrow night’s game vs the Battlefords North Stars. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dumonceaux Surprises Dad:

This is posted on the Hockeytube.net website:

Hockey Player Surprises Dad

Posted by HockeyTube on Dec 1st, 2014

HOCKEY PLAYER SURPRISES DAD

It was a special night for Vernon Vipers forward TJ Dumonceaux who was able to surprise his father with a special Movember presentation before a BCHL game against the Trail Smoke Eaters. Earlier this year Dumonceaux’s father Perry was diagnosed with prostate cancer and TJ wanted to use the team’s Movember fundraiser to do something special for his Dad.

So with the help of his teammates and an online campaign, the Kelowna native quietly went to work to try to raise $3,000.00 to donate to Cancer research on behalf of his father. On Saturday, November 29th the team convinced the senior Dumonceaux to come onto the ice to supposedly present his son a ‘community award’. Instead TJ surprised his dad with his framed Movember jersey and a cheque for $5,641.00 to be donated to the Canadian Cancer society. But the story doesn’t end there, the veteran forward would go on to score two goals and was named the game’s first star!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HzSHvWhwJc

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nanaimo 8 Vernon 2

SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

Nanaimo Clippers at 7:30 - Nick Guerra from Ryan Forbes 

PERIOD 2

Vernon Vipers at 0:48 (PP) - TJ Dumonceaux from Liam Finlay and Liam Coughlin 
Nanaimo Clippers at 11:11 (PP) - Nicolas Carrier from Anthony Rinaldi and Brett Roulston 

PERIOD 3

Nanaimo Clippers at 2:56 - Brett Roulston from Cole Maier and Nicolas Carrier 
Nanaimo Clippers at 3:06 - Anthony Rinaldi from Brendan Taylor and Spencer Hewson 
Vernon Vipers at 3:15 - Riley Brandt from Colton McCarthy and Anthony Latina 
Nanaimo Clippers at 11:10 - Brendan Taylor from Spencer Hewson and Jordan Low 
Nanaimo Clippers at 15:12 (PP) - Cole Maier from Yanni Kaldis 
Nanaimo Clippers at 16:01 (PP) - Brendan Taylor from Anthony Rinaldi and Spencer Hewson 
Nanaimo Clippers at 19:25 - Jacob Hanlon from Trent Bell and Nick Guerra 

Shots were even 34-34 Guillaume Decelles made 32 saves in the win, while Jarrod Schamerhorn made 25 saves in the loss.

BCHL Boxscore,

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&gameID=1358333&link=bchl

Game Preview: Vernon @ Nanaimo:

Vernon (20-8-1-2) @ Nanaimo (22-10-0-1) 3pm

Today is the first of two meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Nanaimo Clippers. Both teams split the season series last season winning a game each. You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 2:45pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Saturday, December 13th Vernon defeated Alberni Valley 5-3
Friday, December 12th Nanaimo defeated Alberni Valley 5-2

Next Game:

Wednesday, December 17th Surrey @ Vernon
Friday, December 19th Cowichan @ Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 417-227-20-19

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 228-94-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 190-123-9-9 on the road

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 13-5-0-2 vs. Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Nanaimo 66-55

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 10-0-0-1 at home vs. Nanaimo

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 3-5-0-1 in Nanaimo

The Vipers are 8-1-0-1 in their last ten games vs. Nanaimo

The Vipers are 9-0-0-1 in their last ten games at home vs. the Clippers

The Vipers are 3-5-0-1 in their last nine games on the road vs. the Clippers

The Vipers last win in Nanaimo was a 6-4 victory back on Friday, January 18th 2013

The Clippers last win at home vs Vernon was a 3-0 win back on Saturday, October 19th 2013

Nanaimo’s last victory in Vernon was a 4-3 double overtime win back on Friday, January 16th 2009

The Vipers last win at home vs Nanaimo was a 3-2 win on Saturday, January 4th 2014

The Vipers went 1-1-0-0 last season vs Nanaimo



Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers make their first and only visit of the season to the Frank Crane Arena.  Today is the third game of a three game where the Vipers have won the first two games.  The Vipers sit 2nd in the Interior Division are four points up on West Kelowna and seven points up on Merritt.  Vernon has won four straight and four of their last five games.  The Vipers are 8-1-0-1 in their last ten games have won five straight on the road and seven of their last eight away games.

Thomas Aldworth (21-10-31) leads the team in goals with twenty one while Liam Coughlin (13-21-34) leads the team in points with thirty four.

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

http://vipersvenom1.blogspot.ca/

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 31
Wins: 20
Losses: 8
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 10-5-1-1
Road Record: 10-3-0-1
Overtime Record: 1-2-1
Record vs Interior Division: 12-7-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-3-0-0
Record in November 9-2-1-1
Record in December 4-1-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 15-2-1-1
When the opponents score first: 5-7-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 10-1-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 5-2-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 5-5-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 13-1-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 6-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-7-1-1
Out shooting Opponents: 15-4-0-1
Out shot by Opponents: 4-4-1-1
One goal games: 4-3-0-2
Goals For: 114
Goals Against: 83
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: Four game winning streak

Vernon has the leagues 14th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 8th best penalty kill

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Riley Guenther (94)
Kenny Citron (95)
Liam Coughlin (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dexter Dancs (95)
Michael McNicholas (94)
Brett Mulcahy (93)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Jared Wilson (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Josh Bryan (93)
Brendan Persley (93)
Logan Mick (96)
Ryan Renz (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Tyler Povelofskie (96)
Matty Saharchuk (95)
Austin Smith (93)
Dylan Chanter (95)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Nanaimo last season:

1-0-0-0

Vernon’s Road record vs. Nanaimo last season:

0-1-0-0

Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Nanaimo last season:

Liam Coughlin (0-2-2)
Josh Bryan (1-0-1)
Michael Statchuk (1-0-1)
Michael mcNicholas (0-1-1)
Demico Hannoun (0-1-1)
Dexter Dancs (1-0-1)
Colton Sparrow (0-1-1)
Ryan Renz (0-1-1)

Austin Smith (1-0 Record)
Danny Todosychuk (0-1 Record)


 
Lets take a look at the Nanaimo Clippers:

The Nanaimo Clippers won their second straight after a 5-2 win over the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs Friday evening.  The Clippers sit atop the Island Division second overall in the BCHL nine points back of league leading Penticton.  Nanaimo is ten points up on 2nd place Powell River has lost three of their last five games and are 6-3-0-1 in their last ten.  The Clippers are lead by former Vernon Vipers Head Coach-GM Mike Vandekamp who is in his fourth season with Nanaimo.  Tonight is the first of two meetings between these two teams as Nanaimo will travel and play in Vernon on February 14th. 

Sheldon Rempal (17-15-32) leads the Clippers in goals with seventeen while Jacob Jackson (14-20-34) leads the Clippers in points with thirty four.

Nanaimo Clippers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 33
Wins: 22
Losses: 10
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 13-4-0-1
Road Record: 9-6-0-0
Goals For: 130
Goals Against: 94
Place: 1st Place (Island Division)
Streak: Two game winning streak

Nanaimo has the leagues 8th best powerplay

The Clippers has the league's 13th best penalty kill

Nanaimo Clippers Returning Players:

Sheldon Rempal (95)
Brendan Taylor (95)
Devin Brosseau (95)
Jacob Hanlon (95)
Edwin Hookenson (95)
Nicholas Gushue (94)
Spencer Hewson (96)
Corey Renwick (95)
Ryan Forbes (95)
Austin Dick (94)

Nanaimo Clippers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Bo Brauer (95)
Scott Prier (93)
Korey Morgan (95)
Anthony Sabitsky (94)
Mason Mitchell (94)
Luke Sandler (93)
Shay Laurent (93)
Colton Dahlen (93)
Josh McArdle (94)
Nick Guerra (96)
Jason Argue (93)
Tanner Kovacs (94)

Nanaimo's Home record vs. Vernon last season:

1-0-0-0

Nanaimo's Road record vs. Vernon last season:

0-1-0-0

Nanaimo's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Nicholas Gushue (0-2-2)
Bo Brauer (2-0-2)
Brendan Taylor (2-0-2)
Spencer Hewson (0-1-1)
Eric Margo (1-0-1)
Anthony Sabitsky (0-1-1)
Corey Renwick (0-1-1)
Josh McAedle (0-1-1)
Korey Morgan (0-1-1)
Tanner Kovacs (0-1 Record)
Jayson Argue (1-0 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224096

Nanaimo Clippers:

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413

Vipers Outlast Powell River:

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Vipers outlast Powell River

Published: December 14, 2014

A late flurry by the Powell River Kings failed to derail the Vernon Vipers, who held on for a 4-3 B.C. Hockey League win in front of 744 fans Friday night at Hap Parker Arena.

With the Snakes ahead 3-1, the teams combined for a trio of goals in the final 96 seconds, two by the Kings, who pulled netminder Brett Magnus for the extra attacker.

Adam Tracey (1st goal), squeaking a high shot from the slot under third star Jarrod Schamerhorn’s arm, cut the lead to one. It was his first of the season. Thomas Aldworth (20th goal), on a feed from first star Liam Coughlin, had his wrister bounce up and over Magnus just seven seconds later.

Powell River’s Austin Kamer, with his third, completed the offence by scoring directly off a faceoff with 38 seconds to play.

“That’s not really how you draw it up in the game-plan, but give them credit that they didn’t quit,” said Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner. “We’ve got to be a lot more responsible in our own end.”

Second star Jacob Pritchard (18th) opened the scoring for Powell River on a first-period powerplay. With the Kings enjoying some sustained pressure on the man advantage, he walked walked the blueline and buried a nice top-shelf snipe.

In his first game back after missing three weeks to injury, captain Riley Guenther recorded his first of the season when his shot from left point took a deflection off a Powell River defender in the second period.

“It’s a monkey off his back for sure,” said Vipers’ assistant coach Kevin Kraus. “It was good for the team and the guys were happy for him.”

Coughlin (11th) gave Vernon the lead 4:23 into period three when he took a feed from Liam Finlay down low and stuffed one past Magnus.

Trevor Fidler, outworking a handful of Kings in driving to the net to collected his eighth of the year.

“It was a bit of a slow start, but eventually we got going,” said Kraus.

Schamerhorn finished with 33 saves for his 12th win. Magnus made 27 stops.

The win keeps Vernon (19-8-1-2) four points ahead of the West Kelowna Warriors (16-10-0-5) for second place in the Interior Division. The Kings, who have a pair of players (d-man Carmine Buono and forward Kurt Keats) competing with Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, dipped to 14-9-0-7.

The Snakes continued a three-game coastal swing Saturday against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (15-11-1-2) at Wayerhaeuser Arena.

The road trip ends today with a matinee against Mike Vandekamp’s Nanaimo Clippers (22-10-0-1) at Frank Crane Arena.

“They’re (Nanaimo) an older team,” said Kraus. “Their only 17-year-old is a backup goalie. They’re a team Vandy is trying to gear up for a championship. It’s going to be tough going in on the back end of a 3-in-3.”

The Clippers rallied with four unanswered third-period goals to ground the Bulldogs 5-2 in their Friday-night tilt. Nicolas Carrier and Brendan Taylor, each with a deuce, paced the second-overall shipmen.

In other Interior action Friday, the Salmon Arm Silverbacks drew the league-leading Penticton Vees 2-2, the Merritt Centennials shaded the Prince George Spruce Kings 3-2 in overtime, and West Kelowna bounced the Trail Smoke Eaters 4-3 in OT.

SNAKE BITES: Injured netminder Danny Todosychuk did not travel with the Vipers to the coast. Instead, they called up Gunnar Neilson from Abbotsford’s Yale Hockey Academy for backup duty...Former Viper twins Connor and Kellen Jones were recalled by the AHL Oklahoma City Barons from the ECHL Bakersfield Condors Friday. Connor leads the Condors, and all ECHL rookies, with 25 points (9G, 16A) in 25 games. Kellen is second on the Condors with 6-17-23 in 25 games. The Barons hosted the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday night.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Vernon 5 Alberni Valley 3

SCORING SUMMARY


PERIOD 1

Vernon Vipers at 6:23 - Thomas Aldworth (unassisted) 
Vernon Vipers at 13:48 - Riley Brandt from Ken Citron 

PERIOD 2

Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 12:05 (PP) - Chris Schutz from Mitch Makin and Kurt Gosselin 
Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 16:00 - Eric Margo from Everett Putz 
Vernon Vipers at 19:14 - Liam Coughlin from Thomas Aldworth and Ken Citron

PERIOD 3

Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 6:34 (SH) - Mitch Makin from Justin Marreck 
Vernon Vipers at 10:06 - Liam Coughlin from TJ Dumonceaux and Thomas Aldworth 
Vernon Vipers at 19:57 (EN)- TJ Dumonceaux from Liam Coughlin and Thomas Aldworth 

Alberni Valley outshot Vernon 37-24 Jarrod Schamerhorn made 34 saves in the win, while Billy Christopoulos made 20 saves in the loss.

BCHL Boxscore,

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&gameID=1358326&link=bchl

Evan Hammond's Alberni Valley Bulldogs Blog,

http://www.hammersdogs.blogspot.ca/

Vipers-Kings Highlights:

Here are the highlights (Powell River goals) from Friday's Vernon Vipers-Powell River Kings game in Powell River.  Vernon held on for the 4-3 victory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRWBiFACaDA

Game Preview: Vernon @ Alberni Valley:

Vernon (19-8-1-2) @ Alberni Valley (15-11-1-2) 7pm

Tonight is the first of two meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Alberni Valley Bulldogs.  The Vipers swept the season series last year winning both games. You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 6:45pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Friday, December 12th Vernon defeated Powell River 4-3
Friday, December 12th Nanaimo defeated Alberni Valley 5-2

Next Game:

Sunday, December 14th Vernon @ Nanaimo
Thursday, December 18th Powell River @ Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 417-227-20-19

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 228-94-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 190-123-9-9 on the road

SSince the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 13-5-1-2 vs. Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Alberni Valley 83-54

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-3-0-2 at home vs. Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-2-1-0 in Alberni Valley

The Vipers are 6-2-1-1 in their last ten home games vs. the Bulldogs

The Vipers are 6-2-1-0 in their last nine games in Alberni Valley

The Vipers are 7-2-1-0 in their last ten games vs. Alberni Valley

Vernon's last win at home vs Alberni Valley was a 4-1 win on Saturday, January 18th 2014

Alberni Valley’s last win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory back on Saturday, December 8th 2012

Vernons last win in Alberni Valley was a 7-4 win back on Sunday, October 20th 2013

Alberni Valley's last win at home vs Vernon was a 2-0 win back on Saturday, November 17th 2012

The Vipers went 2-0-0-0 vs Alberni Valley  last season



Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers make their first and only visit of the season to the Weyerhaeuser Arena are coming off a 4-3 victory in Powell River last night.  Tonight is the second game of a current three game road trip where Vernon has won six of their last seven road games.  Vernon sits in 2nd place in the Interior Division are four points up on West Kelowna and five points up on Merritt.  The Vipers have won three straight and four of their last five.  Vernon is 8-1-0-1 in their last ten games.

Thomas Aldworth (20-7-27) leads the team in goals with twenty while Liam Coughlin (11-20-31) leads the team in points with thirty one.

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

http://vipersvenom1.blogspot.ca/

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 30
Wins: 19
Losses: 8
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 10-5-1-1
Road Record: 9-3-0-1
Overtime Record: 1-2-1
Record vs Interior Division: 12-7-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 7-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-3-0-0
Record in November 9-2-1-1
Record in December 3-1-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 14-2-1-1
When the opponents score first: 5-7-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 9-1-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 5-2-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 5-5-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 12-1-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 6-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-7-1-1
Out shooting Opponents: 15-4-0-1
Out shot by Opponents: 3-4-1-1
One goal games: 4-3-0-2
Goals For: 109
Goals Against: 80
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: Three game winning streak

Vernon has the leagues 14th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 7th best penalty kill

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Riley Guenther (94)
Kenny Citron (95)
Liam Coughlin (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dexter Dancs (95)
Michael McNicholas (94)
Brett Mulcahy (93)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Jared Wilson (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Josh Bryan (93)
Brendan Persley (93)
Logan Mick (96)
Ryan Renz (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Tyler Povelofskie (96)
Matty Saharchuk (95)
Austin Smith (93)
Dylan Chanter (95)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Alberni Valley last season:

1-0-0-0

Vernon’s Road record vs. Alberni Valley last season:

1-0-0-0

Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Alberni Valley last season:

Michael McNicholas (4-1-5)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-3-4)
Dexter Dancs (1-3-4)
Matty Saharchuk (0-2-2)
Liam Coughlin (0-2-2)
Ryan Renz (0-2-2)
Brendan Persley (2-0-2)
Colton Sparrow (0-2-2)
Mason Blacklock (0-1-1)
Kenny Citron (0-1-1)
Josh Bryan (0-1-1)
Michael Statchuk (1-0-1)
Demico Hannoun (1-0-1)
Logan Mick (1-0-1)

Austin Smith (1-0 Record)




Lets take a look at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs:

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs return home after a 5-2 loss in Nanaimo Friday.  The Bulldogs have lost back to back games host the Vipers for the first and only time this season.  Alberni Valley sits in 3rd place in the Island Division are two points up on Victoria and two points back of Powell River.  The Bulldogs have just one win in their last five games and are 5-5-0-0 in their last ten games.  Alberni Valley has just one win in their last four home games. 

Chris Shutz (16-11-27 leads the Bulldogs  goals with sixteen while Kurt Gosselin (9-26-35) leads the Bulldogs in points with thirty five.

Tyler Povelofskie played last season (2013-14) with the Vernon Vipers before being traded to Alberni Valley in the off season.

Hammer's Alberni Valley Bulldogs Blog,

http://www.hammersdogs.blogspot.ca/

Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 29
Wins: 15
Losses: 11
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 8-7-0-0
Road Record: 7-4-1-2
Goals For: 112
Goals Against: 95
Place: 3rd Place
Streak: Two game losing streak

Alberni Valley has the leagues best powerplay

The Bulldogs have the league's 4th best penalty kill

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Returning Players:

Kurt Gosselin (94)
Scott Clark (95)
Evan Tironese (95)
Chris Shutz (95)
Mitch Makin (94)
Brett Stewart (96)
Josh Adkins (95)
Dylan Haugen (94)
Zac Bowles (95)
Garrett Halls (95)
Nathan Warren (95)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Departing & traded players from last years team:

Justin Georgeson (93)
Hunter Stewart (93)
Tryq Strand (93)
Jake Kauppila (95)
Harlon Orr (95)
Craig Martin (95)
Darian Henry (94)
Mitch Owsley (93)
Zach Funk (96)
Ryan Buse (95)
Rob Click (94)
Quinton Wunder (95)
Connor LaCouvee (94)

Alberni Valley's Home record vs. Vernon last season:

0-1-0-0

Alberni Valley's Road record vs. Vernon last season:

0-1-0-0

Alberni Valley's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Justin Georgeson (1-1-2)
Josh Adkins (0-2-2)
Tryg Strand (1-1-2)
Brodie Clowes (0-1-1)
Scott Clark (1-0-1)
Luca Doctor (0-1-1)
Hunter Stewart (1-0-1)
Mitch Makin (0-1-1)
Mitch Owsley (1-0-1)

Nathan Warren (0-1 Record)
Connor LaCouvee (0-1 Record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224096

Alberni Valley Bulldogs:

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413

Former Viper Twins Recalled To American Hockey League:

Former Vernon Vipers forwards Connor
and Kellen Jones have been recalled by the American Hockey League (AHL) Oklahoma City Barons.

Connor & Kellen both played four years in Vernon (2006-2010) are in their first season with the East Coast Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors.  The Jones Twins signed their first pro contract with the American Hockey League Oklahoma City Barons on April 3rd 2014.  The Barons assigned the Jones Twins to Bakersfield after Training camp this season.

In 163 regular season games with the Vipers. Connor collected (80-goals-118-assists-198-points) Connor also is the Vipers all-time franchise points leader (regular season & playoffs) with 228 & all-time franchise goals leader (regular season & playoffs) with 95.

Kellen played in 154 regular season games with the Vipers collecting (39-goals-134-assists-173-points). Kellen is also the all-time franchise assists leader (regular season & playoffs) with 150. Kellen was drafted in Round 7 of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft #202 overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

Connor Jones Player Profile:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=113610

Kellen Jones Player Profile:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=113607

This is posted on the ECHL website:

Connor and Kellen Jones recalled to Oklahoma City

December 12, 2014

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers and American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons, announced that center Connor Jones and left wing Kellen Jones have been recalled by the Barons.

Connor leads the Condors, and all ECHL rookies, in scoring with 25 points (9g-16a) in 25 games and has tallied three game-winning goals, including two in overtime. He leads all first-year players in the league with five power-play goals.

Kellen is second on the Condors, and is tied for third among ECHL rookies, with 23 points (6g-17a) in 25 games. He is second among all first-year players with 17 assists, just one behind Josh Winquist, who was recalled from Bakersfield to Oklahoma City last week.

The brothers spent the previous four seasons at Quinnipiac University, helping to lead the team to the 2013 Frozen Four. Connor had 129 points (49g-80a) in 153 career games with the Bobcats while Kellen notched 127 points (53g-74a) in 157 games. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Vernon 4 Powell River 3

SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

Powell River Kings at 6:53 (PP) - Jacob Pritchard from Jarid Lukosevicius and Jonny Evans 

PERIOD 2

Vernon Vipers at 7:00 - Riley Guenther from Liam Coughlin 

PERIOD 3

Vernon Vipers at 4:23 (PP) - Liam Coughlin from Liam Finlay and Luke Shiplo 
Vernon Vipers at 15:47 - Trevor Fidler (unassisted) 
Powell River Kings at 18:24 - Adam Tracey from Jacob Pritchard and Jarid Lukosevicius 
Vernon Vipers at 18:31 - Thomas Aldworth from Liam Coughlin and TJ Dumonceaux 
Powell River Kings at 19:22 - Austin Kamer from Jonny Evans

Powell River outshot Vernon 34-31 Jarrod Schamerhorn made 31 saves for the win, while Brett Magnus made 27 saves in the loss.

BCHL Boxscore,

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&gameID=1358322&link=bchl

Alex Rawnsley's Powell River Kings Blog,

http://kingsofthecastle.wordpress.com/

Game Preview: Vernon @ Powell River:

Vernon (18-8-1-2) @ Powell River (14-8-0-7) 7:15pm

Tonight is the first of two meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Powell River Kings.  Both teams split the season series last season winning a game each.  You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 7pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Wednesday, December 10th Vernon defeated West Kelowna 3-0
Sunday, December 7th Powell River defeated Trail 5-3

Next Game:

Saturday, December 13th Vernon @ Alberni Valley
Saturday, December 13th Powell River @ Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 416-227-20-19

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 228-94-11-10 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 189-123-9-9 on the road

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 10-8-0-1 vs. Powell River

Since the 2003-04 regular season Powell River has outscored Vernon 59-55

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-2-0-0 at home vs. Powell River

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 3-8-0-0 in Powell River

Vernon's last win in Powell River was a 2-1 victory on Friday, October 18th 2013

Powell River's last win at home vs Vernon was a 3-0 victory on Saturday, December 21st 2013

Vernon's last win at home vs Powell River was a 3-2 victory on Friday, January 21st 2011

Powell River's last win in Vernon was a 7-2 victory on Saturday, January 12th 2013

The Vipers went 1-1-0-0 vs Powell River last season



Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers make their first and only visit of the season to the Hap Parker Arena begin a three game in three day road trip.  The Vipers have just three wins in Powell River since the 2003-04 season.  The Vipers are coming off a 3-0 victory over the visiting West Kelowna Warriors Wednesday night have won back to back games.  Vernon sits second in the Interior Division four points up on West Kelowna are five points up on Merritt.  Vernon has won four of their last five and are 7-2-0-1 in their last ten games.  The Vipers have given up just 77 goals wich is second best to Penticton.  Vernon has lost just three regulation games away from home have won five of their last six road games.

Thomas Aldworth (19-7-26) leads the team in goals with nineteen while Liam Finlay (11-18-29) leads the team in points with twenty nine.

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

http://vipersvenom1.blogspot.ca/

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 29
Wins: 18
Losses: 8
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 10-5-1-1
Road Record: 8-3-0-1
Overtime Record: 1-2-1
Record vs Interior Division: 12-7-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 6-1-0-1
Record in September: 2-2-0-1
Record in October: 5-3-0-0
Record in November 9-2-1-1
Record in December 2-1-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 14-2-1-1
When the opponents score first: 4-6-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 9-1-1-1
Tied after 1st Period: 5-2-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 4-5-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 12-1-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 5-0-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-7-1-1
Out shooting Opponents: 15-4-0-1
Out shot by Opponents: 2-4-1-1
One goal games: 3-3-0-2
Goals For: 105
Goals Against: 77
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: Two game winning streak

Vernon has the leagues 14th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 6th best penalty kill

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Riley Guenther (94)
Kenny Citron (95)
Liam Coughlin (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dexter Dancs (95)
Michael McNicholas (94)
Brett Mulcahy (93)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Jared Wilson (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Josh Bryan (93)
Brendan Persley (93)
Logan Mick (96)
Ryan Renz (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Tyler Povelofskie (96)
Matty Saharchuk (95)
Austin Smith (93)
Dylan Chanter (95)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Powell River last season:

0-1-0-0

Vernon’s Road record vs. Powell River last season:

1-0-0-0

Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Powell River last season:

Colton Sparrow (0-3-3)
Mason Blacklock (1-1-2)
Michael Statchuk (0-1-1)
Michael McNicholas (0-1-1)
Demico Hannoun (0-1-1)
Dexter Dancs (1-0-1)
Ryan Renz (1-0-1)
Liam Coughlin (1-0-1)
Jared Wilson (0-1-1)

Danny Todosychuk (1-0 Record)
Austin Smith (0-1 Record)



Lets take a look at the Powell River Kings:

The Powell River Kings return home after a three game road trip are coming off a 5-3 win in Trail Sunday, December 7th their only win out of the three games.  After tonight's game with Vernon the Kings will hit the road for a seven game road trip.  Powell River sits 2nd place in the Island Division are nine points back of Division leading Nanaimo are only two points up on Alberni Valley and four points up on Victoria.  The Kings have just two wins in their last five games are 6-1-0-3 in their last ten games.  Powell River has just three regulation losses at home this season.  These two teams will meet next Saturday in Vernon.

Kurt Keats (22-16-38) leads the Kings in goals with twenty two while Jarid Lukosevicius (14-25-39) leads the Kings in points with thirty nine.

Alex Rawnsley's Powell River Kings Blog,

http://kingsofthecastle.wordpress.com/

Powell River Kings 2014-15 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 29
Wins: 14
Losses: 8
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 7
Home Record: 9-3-0-2
Road Record: 5-5-0-5
Goals For: 101
Goals Against: 99
Place: 2nd Place
Streak: One game winning streak

Powell River has the leagues 7th best powerplay

The Kings has the league's 11th best penalty kill

Powell River Kings Returning Players:

Jarid Lukosevicius (95)
Kurt Keats (95)
Stephen Hiff (94)
JJ Coleshaw (94)
Jordan Burns (95)
Jeremy Leclerc (95)
Curtis McCarrick (96)

Powell River Kings Departing & traded players from last years team:

Drew Dorantes (94)
Ryan Scarfo (94)
Luke Nogard (94)
Jarryd Leung (94)
Brian Rideout (94)
Aiden Wright (93)
Matt Scrath (93)
Kyle Chatham (93)
Luke McCaw (96)
Luke Ripley (94)
Lucas Grayson (94)
Brendyn Smith (95)
Cole Arcuri (96)
Jeff Smith (95)
Jonah Imoo (94)

Powell River's Home record vs. Vernon last season:

0-1-0-0

Powell River's Road record vs. Vernon last season:

1-0-0-0

Powell River's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Kurt Keats (2-1-3)
Jarryd Leung (2-1-3)
Jarid Lukosevicius (0-2-2)
Stephan Hiff (0-2-2)
Kyle Chatham (0-2-2)
Jeremy Leclerc (0-2-2)
Luke Nogard (1-1-2)
Ryan Scarfo (1-1-2)
Jordan Burns (1-0-1)
Curtis McCarrick (0-1-1)
Drew Dorantes (0-1-1)
JJ Coleshaw (1-1-2)

Jonah Imoo (1-1 record)

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413&teamid=224096

Powell River Kings:

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/stats_1team.cfm?leagueID=2393&clientID=1413

Vipers Storm Warriors In Third:

This is in todays Morning Star Newspaper:

Snakes storm Warriors in third

By Graeme Corbett - Vernon Morning Star

Published: December 12, 2014

What started out as a relatively tame midweek B.C. Hockey League tilt finished with 20 minutes of fireworks Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place.

The Vernon Vipers exploded for a trio of third-period goals as they brushed back the West Kelowna Warriors 3-0 in front of 1,470 fans.

Vernon forward Anthony Latina found himself in the middle of everything in the a heated final frame. The Toronto product opened the scoring with his 11th of the season on a three-way passing play with linemates Colton McCarthy and Trevor Fidler, on a powerplay, at 4:24. He then set up defenceman Luke Shiplo (3rd goal) with a nice drop pass for insurance at 10:49.

Liam Finlay (11th) potted an empty netter with 63 seconds to play after some nice hustle from Fidler in a race for a loose puck. The 145-pound Finlay leads the Snakes with 11-18-29 in 26 games.

“Coach (Mark Ferner) came in the room and said ‘10 shots in the first 10 minutes’ and we exceeded that,” said Latina. “When we shoot the puck, we usually get it back and that created a lot of momentum for us.”

The Vipers (18-8-1-2), who now have a four-point lead on the Warriors (15-10-0-5) for second place in the Interior, hope to carry that momentum on a three-game coastal road trip starting tonight against the Powell River Kings (14-8-0-7).

Vernon visits the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (15-10-1-2) Saturday night at Weyerhaueser Arena before finishing the weekend with a Sunday matinee with the second-overall Nanaimo Clippers (21-10-0-1) at Frank Crane Arena.

Latina ended up bowling over Warriors’ netminder Andy Desautels as he drove to the net on Shiplo’s goal. That resulted in a skirmish between him and West Kelowna d-man Mac Ferner. The two chirped one another for several solid minutes in the penalty box while the refs figured out the infractions.

“I was on top of him (Desautels) just letting him know it wasn’t on purpose and he was fine with it, but a couple of guys on their team took exception to it,” said Latina. “In a 2-0 game against a rival team, it’s probably going to happen. It’s part of the game.”

Mac Ferner and Latina were later handed misconducts after animosity flared up again with five minutes to play. The Vipers’ TJ Dumonceaux and Warriors’ Rylan Yaremko were tossed for fighting, and Vernon’s Liam Coughlin also earned an early shower.

Mac Ferner, the son of Mark Ferner and a Vernon minor hockey product, met his mother, Jody, outside the players’ tunnel after the game.

“I can’t believe I got booed in my own hometown,” Mac told her with a sheepish grin.

Regarding Latina’s collision with Desautels, Mac told The Morning Star: “Any time someone touches your goalie, I get a little fire in my eyes. I don’t really approve of that.”

On the game, he added: “Our effort could have been a little better. We got some bad bounces and couldn’t get on our forecheck and we got some odd-man rushes we couldn’t really handle.”

West Kelowna (15-10-0-5) had some good jump early and were able to test netminder Jarrod Schamerhorn, who finished with 33 saves for his second-career BCHL shutout. Desautels had a solid 34-save showing for the Warriors.

Some of Schamerhorn’s best work came while handling some tricky point shots through traffic by Warriors’ d-men Kristian Blumenschein and Greyden Robinson.

Warriors’ head coach Rylan Ferster said the penalties in the third period hindered his team’s chance at a comeback.

“It was OK for the first period and then it kind of went downhill a little bit after the second and into the third,” said Ferster.

“We didn’t really have an opportunity to get back into it. That late penalty (interference to Blumenschein) took the wind out of our sails a bit.”

Both teams recorded several heavy hits, with the Warriors’ Rylan Yaremko levelling Coughlin in front of penalty box as the lanky Viper forward looked back to collect a pass in period one. During a Vernon penalty in the final frame, Dumonceaux used his speed to hammer Jason Cotton along the sidewall. He did the exact same thing to Robinson on his next shift.

Mark Ferner felt both teams were tentative in the first 40 minutes.

“Nobody really wanted to make a mistake and we tried to get our guys to initiate a little bit more and get pucks to the net with guys going there,” he said.

“They’re an explosive team so you’ve got to be aware. They’ve got some guys who can hurt you and you have to understand who you’re playing against and making sure we’re not turning too many pucks over.”

SNAKE BITES: Fidler wore Ryan Renz’s old No. 29 instead of his normal No. 14 because his jersey was singed by an ember as he stood too close to the fire at the Coldstream light-up...Coughlin and Thomas Aldworth each hit posts, in the first and third period, respectively...Fidler missed on a wide open net after working a slick 2-on-1 with Latina late in the first period...Neither Shiplo nor Finlay were named to Team Canada West for the World Junior A Challenge starting Sunday in Kindersley, Sask. A total of nine BCHLers were named to the 25-man roster, including ex-Viper Demico Hannoun, now with Penticton.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Vipers-Warriors Highlights:

This is posted on the Hockeytube.net website:

BAD Blood Vernon vs West Kelowna

Posted by HockeyTube on Dec 11th, 2014

More bad blood between the BCHL Vernon Vipers and the West Kelowna Warriors. It seems these two teams can’t meet this season without some fireworks. Another couple of scraps and some angry words were again exchanged in this tilt that the Vipers won 3-nothing. Highlight was definitely West Kelowna’s Mac Ferner who was very animated against Anthony Latina from the Vipers. Mac Ferner is the son of Vipers head coach Mark Ferner. Wonder what the conversation will be like at the next family dinner. The last big blow out saw a number of suspensions dished out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnPUWGYOM3A

Vipers Receive Honourable Mention In CJHL Weekly Top Twenty Standings:

This is posted on the BCHL website:

Vees third, Chiefs at 18, mention for Vipers in weekly rankings

Monday, December 8, 2014 - Submitted by CJHL Media

CALGARY, Alberta (December 8, 2014) – Many of the CJHL’s best players are now competing in Toronto and Calgary in hopes of making the rosters of Team Canada East and Team Canada West for the upcoming World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. This prestigious tournament opens on December 14, but there is no break for the rest of the CJHL leagues and teams, as the regular season continues to march on.

The Penticton Vees continue to roll along in the BCHL, while the Chilliwack Chiefs and Vernon Vipers are also starting to pay wel themselves in a very close and competitive league. In Alberta, the Camrose Kodiaks, Spruce Grove Saints, Brooks Bandits, and by virtue of an 8-game winning streak, the Okotoks Oilers, are starting to separate themselves from the pack in the AJHL.

In Saskatchewan, the Kindersley Klippers remain in front of the Melfort Mustangs, and the Nipawin Hawks have heated up as of late as well.  The Portage Terriers ran into a small speed bump with the OCN Blizzard this past week, and lost a game in regulation for the first time since October 22!

The Winnipeg Blues are only one point behind the Winkler Flyers for second place overall in the MJHL, but the Blues have two games in hand over the Flyers. The Fort Frances Lakers have a one point lead and a game in hand over the Thunder Bay North Stars in the SIJHL.

In the NOJHL, the Soo Thunderbirds have remained within a single point of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners, but still have two games in hand. The Elliot Lake Wildcats have just had a five-game winning streak snapped, but the Wildcats and the Cochrane Crunch are closing in the two NOJHL leaders.

The Aurora Tigers of the OJHL have a solid lead for first place overall, but the Georgetown Raiders and Cobourg Cougars are pushing hard to make it a serious race in the OJHL. The Carleton Place Canadians and the Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators continue to dominate the CCHL, with the Cornwall Colts starting to find their own consistent winning form.

The Titan de Princeville are holding on to the top spot in the standings of the LHJQ, while in the MHL, the Woodstock Slammers remain atop the overall standings, and the Pictou County Weeks Crushers have also found a way to win consistently of late, as they have a hold on top spot in the Eastlink Division.

Top 20 Rankings

1.       Portage Terriers (MJHL) (1)
2.       Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (5)
3.       Penticton Vees (BCHL) (6)
4.       Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (2)
5.       Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (4)
6.       Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (3)
7.       Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (7)
8.       Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (8)
9.       Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (9)
10.   Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (10)
11.   Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (13)
12.   Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (11)
13.   Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (16)
14.   Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (HM)
15.   Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (15)
16.   Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (HM)
17.   Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) (HM)
18.   Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (HM)
19.   Les Titan de Princeville (LHJQ) (19)
20.   Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL) (NR)  
      
Honourable Mention: Vernon Vipers (BCHL), Nipawin Hawks (SJHL), Winkler Flyers (MJHL), Elliot Lake Wildcats (NOJHL), Cobourg Cougars (OJHL)

About the Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 Rankings - The Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings are produced in conjunction with International Scouting Services (ISS) and are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the team plays, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.

About the CJHL - The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada.  The CJHL represents more than 129 teams and 2,900 players and has over 2,951 former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.  For latest CJHL news and features, visit www.cjhlhockey.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/cjhlhockey or @cjhlhockey