Sunday, November 17, 2013

Game Preview: Cowichan Valley @ Vernon:

Cowichan Valley (11-14-0-1) @ Vernon (12-6-2-4) 2pm start

Today is the first game of two meetings between the Vipers & Capitals. Vernon won the season series last year 2-0.

Last Game:

Friday, November 15th Vernon defeated Merritt 4-3 in overtime
Saturday, November 16th West Kelowna defeated Cowichan Valley 4-3

Next Game:

Wednesday, November 20th Vernon @ Penticton
Wednesday, November 20th Cowichan Valley @ Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 13-4-1-0 vs. Cowichan Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Cowichan Valley 81-53

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-1-1-0 at home vs. Cowichan Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-2-0-0 in Cowichan Valley

Vernon's last win at home vs Cowichan Valley was a 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday, February 16th 2013

Cowichan Valley's last win in Vernon was a 4-2 win back on Saturday, october 2nd 2010

Vernon's last win in Cowichan Valley was a 3-1 victory back on Saturday, January 19th 2013

Cowichan Valley's last win at home vs Vernon was a 6-4 loss back on Friday, February 24th 2012

Vernon went 2-0-0-0 vs Cowichan Valley last season

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 Vernon Vipers return home after a 4-3 overtime victory in Merritt Friday night are unbeaten in their last three games.  Vernon has lost just twice in their last seven home games.  The Vipers sit tied with Merritt for 2nd place in the Interior Division have just one loss in their last five games.  The Vipers sit one point up on Salmon Arm and are just a single point back of first place Penticton.  After today the Vipers will play five of their next eight games on the road. 

Mason Blacklock (15-9-24) leads the Vipers in goals with fifteen while Michael McNicholas (12-17-29) leads the Vipers in points with twenty nine

Vernon Vipers 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 24
Wins: 12
Losses: 6
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 5-2-2-3
Road Record: 7-4-0-1
Overtime Record: 2-4-1
Goals For: 80
Goals Against: 76
Streak: One game winning streak-Unbeaten in last three games
Standings: Tied with Merritt for 2nd Place

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Jason Bird (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Dexter Dancs (95)
TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Logan Mick (96)
Brendan Persley (93)
Ryan Renz (93)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Austin Smith (93)
Danny Todosychuk (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Liam Board (93)
Brett Corkey (92)
Bryce Eviston (94)
Andrew Tegeler (92)
Craig Martin (95)
Mitch McAllister (94)
Marc Hetnik (92)
Michael Roberts (95)
Braeden Russell (93)
Geoff Crisfield (93)

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


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


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

Mason Blacklock (3-1-4)
Andrew Tegeler (0-2-2)
Liam Board (0-2-2)
Colton Sparrow (1-1-2)
Dexter Dancs (1-1-2)
Mitch McAllister (1-0-1)
Andrew Tegeler (0-1-1)
Ryan Renz (0-1-1)
Brendan Persley (0-1-1)

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

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 16th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 9th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Cowichan Valley Capitals:

The Cowichan Valley Capitals make their first and only visit of the regular season to Kal Tire Place this afternoon are coming off a 4-3 loss in West Kelowna last night.  The Capitals have lost four straight are playing game five of a current six game road trip.  Cowichan Valley sits in 4th place in the Island Division are four points back of 3rd place Nanaimo.  The Caps have lost five straight away from home and have just three wins in their last ten games. 

For more on the Capitals please visit Dustin Forbe's Cowichan Valley Capitals blog,

Myles Powell (10-14-24) leads the Capitals in goals with ten and in points with twenty four

Cowichan Valley Capitals 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 26
Wins: 11
Losses: 14
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 6-3-0-1
Road Record: 5-11-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1
Goals For: 72
Goals Against: 89
Streak: Four game losing streak
Place: 4th Place (Island Division)

Cowichan Valley Capitals Returning Players:

Dane Gibson (94)
Steen Cooper (95)
Mitch Ball (94)
Jarrett Brown (94)
Kyle Horsman (94)
Rylan Bechtel (95)
Jesse Neher (94)

Cowichan Valley Capitals Departing & traded players from last years team:

Mikael Jung (92)
Garrett Skrbich (93)
Luke Gordon (94)
Tyler Mueller (94)
Jamie Waddington (94)
Grant Nicholson (93)
Hayden-James Berra (94)
Ryan Coghlan (95)
Karver Everson (93)
Brett Seldon (94)
Kai Cathers (95)
Nathan Deyell (95)
Connor LaCouvee (94)
Patrick Spano (93)

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


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


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

Mikael Jung (0-2-2)
Jarrett Brown (0-1-1)
Jamie Waddington (1-0-1)
Garrett Skrbich (1-0-1)
Luke Gorden (0-1-1)
Jesse Neher (1-0-1)
Mitch Ball (0-1-1)
Dane Gibson (0-1-1)

Connor LaCouvee (0-2 Record)

-Cowichan Valley has the leagues 7th best powerplay

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

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Cowichan Valley Capitals:

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