Friday, December 21, 2012

(Game Preview) Merritt @ Vernon:

Merritt (17-11-1-1) @ Vernon (11-14-0-7) 7pm start

Tonight is the second of seven regular season meetings between the Vipers & Centennials & the first game of a home and home series between these two teams.  Merritt leads the season series 1-0.

Last Game:

Saturday, December 15th Vernon defeated Trail 4-3
Tuesday, December 18th Trail defeated Merritt 4-2

Next Game:

Saturday, December 22nd Vernon @ Merritt

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon is 49-11-1-6 vs. Merritt

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon has outscored Merritt 283-159

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 22-4-1-3 at home vs. Merritt

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 21-4-0-4 in Merritt

The Vipers are 5-2-1-2 in their last ten games at home vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 6-3-0-1 in their last ten games on the road vs. the Centennials

The Vipers are 4-5-1-0 in their last ten games vs. Merritt

The Vipers last win at home vs Merritt was a 4-1 victory back on Friday, February 10th 2012

The Centennials last win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory back on Wednesday, October 17th 2012

The Vipers last win in Merritt was a 3-2 overtime win back on Saturday, October 8th 2011

The Centennials last win at home over Vernon was a 7-1 win back on Tuesday, February 14th 2012

The Vipers went 3-4-1-0 last season vs the Merritt Centennials

The Vernon Lakers changed their name to the Vernon Vipers to start the 1995-96 season. Here’s a look at the Vipers all-time regular season record

Games Played: 1036
Wins: 653
Losses: 278
Ties: 16
Overtime Losses: 93

For more stats & former Vernon Junior Hockey Team rosters & lineups please visit Paul’s Vernon Junior Hockey History website,

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vipers return home after a 4-3 win in Trail Saturday night snapping the teams four game losing streak.  Vernon is 4-5-0-1 in their last ten games sit in 5th place in the Interior Division one point back of Salmon Arm & four points back of Trail & West Kelowna.  The Vipers have one win in their last five home games and just four wins in their last ten home games.  The Vipers will now start four of their next games on home ice.

Adam Tambellini (21-17-38) leads the Vipers in goals with twenty one & in points with thirty eight

Games Played: 32
Wins: 11
Losses: 14
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 7
Home Record: 6-6-0-4
Road Record: 5-8-0-3
Goals For: 81
Goals Against: 94
Streak: One game winning streak
Standings: 5th Place

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Brett Corkey (92)
Marc Hetnik (92)
Geoff Crisfield (93)
Aaron Hadley (93)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Ryan Renz (93)
Adam Tambellini (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Michael Zalewski (92)
Brendan Persley (93)
Darren Nowick (91)
Riley Hunt (95)
John Knisley (92)
Jedd Soleway (94)
Colton Cyr (91)
Patrick McGillis (91)
Sean Robertson (91)
Ben Gamache (91)
Max Mowat (93)
Turner Lawson (94)
Kirby Halcrow (91)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Merritt this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Merritt this season:


Vernon’s Powerplay vs. Merritt this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Merritt this season:

Craig Martin (2-0-2)
Brett Corkey (0-1-1)
Aaron Hadley (0-1-1)
Ryan Renz (0-1-1)

Austin Smith (0-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 15th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 14th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The Merritt Centennials finish a two game road trip tonight in Vernon are coming off a 4-2 loss in Trail Tuesday night.  The Cents make their second visit of the season to Vernon have won three of their last five and are 5-5-0-0 in their last ten games.  Merritt sits in 2nd place just three points up on West Kelowna & Trail.  The Centennials have won five of their last ten games away from home.  Merritt has lost just five games at home but is 500 on the road this season. 

Derek Huisman (11-12-23) leads the Cents in goals with eleven, while Regan Soquila (9-21-30) leads the Centennials in points with thirty

Games Played: 30
Wins: 17
Losses: 11
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 10-4-0-1
Road Record: 7-7-1-0
Goals For: 93
Goals Against: 83
Streak: One game losing streak
Standings: 2nd Place

Merritt Centennials Returning Players:

Regan Soquila (93)
Sean Maktaak (92)
Silvan Harper (92)
Brandon Bruce (93)
Brendan Lamont (94)
Dylan Chanter (95)
Payton Schaefer (93)
Brent Fletcher (92)
Tyler Martin (93)
Richard Sabourin (92)
Tyler Steel (93)

Merritt Centennials Departing & traded players from last years team:

Evan Stack (91)
Chad Brears (91)
Brandon Pfeil (92)
Billy Marshall (91)
Jakob Reichert (93)
Reece Wilcox (94)
Carter Shinkaruk (91)
Braydon Low (94)
Lino Chimienti (91)

Merritt's Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Merritt's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Merritt's Powerplay vs. Vernon this season:


Merritt's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Regan Soquila (0-3-3)
Dylan Chanter (1-1-2)
Sebasttien Pare (1-1-2)
Tyler Martin (1-0-1)
Derek Huisman (0-1-1)
Sean Maktaak (0-1-1)
Payton Schaefer (0-1-1)
Richard Sabourin (1-0-1)

Tyler Steel (1-0 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Merritt has the BCHL's best powerplay

-The Centennials have the league's 5th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Merritt Centennials:

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