Saturday, December 15, 2012

(Game Preview) Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (10-14-0-7) @ Trail (15-18-0-1) 7:30pm start

Tonight is the sixth of seven regular season meetings between the Vipers & Smoke Eaters. Trail leads the season series 3-2  You can listen to tonight's game live with Todd Miller starting with the pre-game show at 7:15pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Friday, December 14th Penticton defeated Vernon 3-1
Friday, December 14th Trail defeated West Kelowna 4-3 in overtime

Next Game:

Friday, December 21st Merritt @ Vernon
Sunday, December 16th Nanaimo @ Trail

Since the 2003-04 pre season Vernon is 3-0 vs Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 51-13-1-3 vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 277-152

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 25-4-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 19-7-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 8-0-0-2 in their last ten games at home vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 7-2-0-1 in their last ten games In Trail

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

Vernon's last win in Trail was a 9-2 victory back on Saturday, November 3rd 2012

Trail's last win at home vs Vernon was a 3-0 win back on Saturday, September 29th 2012

Trails last win in Vernon was a 2-1 overtime win back on Thursday, December 6th 2012

Vernon's last win at home vs Trail was a 7-2 loss back on Saturday, September 22nd 2012

The Vipers went 7-0-0-0 vs Trail last season

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 make their third visit of the season to the Cominco Arena are coming off a 3-1 loss last night to the visiting Penticton Vees.  Vernon sits in 6th place have lost four straight.  Vernon is three points back of Salmon Arm & four points back of Trail.  The Vipers are 3-6-0-1 in their last ten games.  Vernon has won just three of their last twelve road games. 

Adam Tambellini (19-17-36) leads the Vipers in goals with nineteen & in points with thirty six

Games Played: 31
Wins: 10
Losses: 14
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 7
Home Record: 6-6-0-4
Road Record: 4-8-0-3
Goals For: 77
Goals Against: 91
Streak: Four game losing streak
Standings: 6th 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. Trail this season:


Vernon’s road record vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s Powerplay vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Trail this season:

Adam Tambellini (3-4-7)
Brett Corkey (1-3-4)
Craig Martin (1-3-4)
Ryan Renz (0-4-4)
Colton Sparrow (2-2-4)
Pearce Eviston (1-3-4)
Brendan Persley (1-2-3)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-1-2)
Logan Mick (1-1-2)
Aaron Hadley (1-0-1)
Marc Hetnik (0-1-1)
Mitch McAllister (1-0-1)
Braeden Russell (0-1-1)
Michael Roberts (0-1-1)

Danny Todosychuk (1-0 Record)
Austin Smith (1-2 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 14th best powerplay

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

Lets take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The Smoke Eaters return home after a 4-3 double overtime victory in West Kelowna last night.  The Smokies last three games have all gone to overtime where Trail has won all three.  After a five game losing streak Trail has won four straight climbing into 4th place in the Interior Division sitting just a single point up on Salmon Arm and two points back of West Kelowna.  The Smoke Eaters have gone 5-5 in their last ten games.  Trail has won five of their last seven home games.  The Smoke Eaters have won two straight against Vernon both games finishing in overtime.

Brent Baltus (21-16-37) leads the Smoke Eaters in points with thirty seven & in goals with twenty one

For more on tonight's game and the Trail Smoke Eaters, please visit Chris Wahl's Trail Smoke Eaters blog,

Games Played: 31
Wins: 15
Losses: 18
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 9-5-0-0
Road Record: 6-13-0-1
Goals For: 101
Goals Against: 149
Streak: Four game winning streak
Standings: 4th Place

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Garrett McMullen (92)
Brent Baltus (92)
Tanner Clarkson (93)
Brandon Egli (94)
Adam Wheeldon (94)
Lyndon Stanwood (93)
Marley Keca (93)

Trail Smoke Eaters Departing & traded players from last years team:

Erik Cooper (91)
Connor Tiechko (92)
Brandon Long (93)
Luke Bertolucci (95)
Clayton McEwan (91)
Taylor House (92)
tim Coish (92)
Riley McDougall (93)
Shane Poulsen (94)
Adam Fares (93)
Kyle Horsman (94)
Joren Johnson (94)
James D'Andrea (92)

Trails Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Trails Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Trails Powerplay vs. Vernon this season:


Trails scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Brent Baltus (3-3-6)
Garrett McMullen (1-4-5)
Braden Pears (1-3-4)
Jesse Knowler (0-3-3)
Scott Davidson (1-1-2)
Tyler Berkholtz (2-0-2)
Adam Wheeldon (1-1-2)
Luke Sandler (1-0-1)
Joren Johnson (0-1-1)
Djordje Leposavic (0-1-1)
Ryan Edwards (0-1-1)
Mitch Foyle (1-0-1)
Shane Poulsen (0-1-1)

Lyndon Stanwood (3-2 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Trail has the BCHL's 16th best powerplay

-The Smoke Eaters have the league's 16th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Trail Smoke Eaters:

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