The Vernon Vipers finished the 2012-13 regular season tied with the Trail Smoke Eaters for 5th place in the Interior Division missing the BCHL playoffs for a second season in a row with a record of 21-25-1-9
Lets take a look back and compare this years Vipers record & stats with all of Vernon's other Junior hockey clubs that had losing seasons.
The 2012-13 Vernon Vipers picked up just 21 victories this season. What previous Vernon Junior teams won 21 or less games in a season.
4 wins 1965-66 Vernon Blades (4-25-1) Lost in four games to Kamloops in Semi-Finals
7 wins 1961-62 Vernon Junior Canadians (7-21-1) Lost in five games to Kelowna in Semi-Finals
7 wins 1963-64 Vernon Blades (7-27-0) Lost in Third round of round robin play
8 wins 1980-81 Vernon Lakers (8-48-0) Missed Playoffs
9 wins 1962-63 Vernon Blades (9-22-0) Lost in five games to Kelowna in Semi-Finals
10 wins 1964-65 Vernon Blades (10-16-4) Lost in five games to Kelowna in Semi-Finals
10 wins 1977-78 Vernon Vikings (10-56-0) Missed Playoffs
10 wins 1981-82 Vernon Lakers (10-36-2) Missed Playoffs
15 wins 1966-67 Vernon Blades (15-25-0) Lost in five games to Penticton in Semi-Finals
19 wins 1967-68 Vernon Essos (19-17-4) Lost in four games to Penticton in Semi-Finals
19 wins 1968-69 Vernon Essos (19-15-6) Lost in four games to Victoria in Semi-Finals
The 2012-13 Vernon Vipers lost nine games in overtime this season. What previous Vernon Junior teams lost 9 or more games in overtime in a season.
2000-01 Vernon Vipers had 10 overtime losses. Missed the playoffs
2010-11 Vernon Vipers had 10 overtime losses. Lost in the RBC Cup final
The 2012-13 Vernon Vipers scored 139 goals this season. What previous Vernon Junior teams scored 139 goals or less in a season.
1968-69 Vernon Essos scored 17 goals that season
1961-62 Vernon Junior Canadians scored 95 goals that season
1964-65 Vernon Blades scored 99 goals that season
1965-66 Vernon Blades scored 100 goals that season
1962-63 Vernon Blades scored 114 goals that season
1963-64 Vernon Blades scored 124 goals that season