Saturday, December 22, 2012

(Game Preview) Vernon @ Merritt:

 Vernon (11-15-0-7) @ Merritt (18-11-1-1) 7:30pm start

Tonight is the third of seven regular season meetings between the Vipers & Centennials & the second game of a home and home series between these two teams. Merritt leads the season series 2-0.  You can listen to tonight's game starting with the pre-game at 7:15pm with Todd Miller live on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Friday, December 21st Merritt defeated Vernon 6-1

Next Game:

Friday, January 4th Penticton @ Merritt
Friday, January 4th Vernon @ Salmon Arm

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon is 49-12-1-6 vs. Merritt

Since the 2002-03 season Vernon has outscored Merritt 284-165

Since the 2003-04 season Vernon is 22-5-1-3 at home vs. Merritt

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

The Vipers are 4-3-1-2 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 3-6-1-0 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 6-1 victory back on Friday, December 21st 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: 1037
Wins: 653
Losses: 279
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 make their first visit of the season to the Nicola Valley Arena begin a mini two game road trip.  The Vipers come into the second game of the home and home series with just one win in their last six and two wins in their last nine games.  The Vipers sit in 5th place in the Interior Division are 3-6-0-1 in their last ten games. 

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

Games Played: 33
Wins: 11
Losses: 15
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 7
Home Record: 6-7-0-4
Road Record: 5-8-0-3
Goals For: 82
Goals Against: 100
Streak: One game losing 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)
Dexter Dancs (1-0-1)
Andrew Tegeler (0-1-1)

Austin Smith (0-2 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 15th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 15th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The Cents return home after a 1-1 road trip to face the Vipers for the second straight night.  Tonight is the first of a three game home stand for the Centennials.  Merritt has won four of their last five and five of their last seven games.  The Centennials are 6-4-0-0 in their last ten games sit in 2nd place in the Interior Division.  Merritt has won four of their last five home games and only lost five games on home ice all season.

Derek Huisman (13-15-28) leads the Cents in goals with thirteen, while Regan Soquila (12-23-35) leads the Centennials in points with thirty five

Games Played: 31
Wins: 18
Losses: 11
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 10-4-0-1
Road Record:  8-7-1-0
Goals For: 99
Goals Against: 84
Streak: One game winning 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 (3-5-8)
Derek Huisman (2-3-5)
Brendan Lamont (0-3-3)
Sebasttien Pare (1-2-3)
Dylan Chanter (1-1-2)
Richard Sabourin (1-1-2)
Tyler Martin (1-0-1)
Sean Maktaak (0-1-1)
Payton Schaefer (0-1-1)
Charlie Donlin (0-1-1)
Diego Cuglietta (0-1-1)
Jeff Wight (1-0-1)

Tyler Steel (2-0 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Merritt has the BCHL's best powerplay

-The Centennials have the league's 6th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Merritt Centennials:

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