Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Game Preview: Vernon @ Penticton:

Vernon (13-6-2-4) @ Penticton (14-5-1-2) 7pm start

Tonight is the third game of seven meetings between the Vipers & Vees.  The season series is tied 1-1. You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 6:45pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Sunday, November 17th Vernon defeated Cowichan Valley 5-1
Saturday, November 16th Nanaimo defeated Penticton 5-3

Next Game:

Friday, Nivember 22nd Vernon @ Trail
Friday, November 22nd Penticton @ Coquitlam

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 36-27-2-6 vs. Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Penticton 221-205

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 19-9-1-1 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 14-14-1-2 in Penticton

Vernon is 2-6-1-1  in their last ten visits to Penticton

Penticton is 4-6-0-0 in their last ten visits to Vernon

The Vipers are 3-5-0-2 in their last ten games vs. Penticton

Vernon's last win at home vs Penticton was a 3-1 victory back on Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Penticton's last win at the Kal Tire Place was a 3-1 victory back on Friday, December 14th 2012

Vernon's last win at the South Okanagan Events Centre was a 2-1 victory back on Friday, November 23rd 2012

Penticton's last win at home vs Vernon was a 6-5 double overtime victory back on Friday, October 25th 2013

The Vipers went 2-5-0-0 vs Penticton 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 begin a two game road trip tonight in Penticton before playing in Trail Friday night.  The Vipers have won two straight and are unbeaten in their last four games.  Vernon and Merritt sit tied atop the Interior Division fell 6-5 in double overtime in their last visit to Penticton on October 25th.  The Vipers have won just twice in their last ten visits to Penticton have won three of their last five and five of their last ten games.             

Mason Blacklock (15-9-24) leads the Vipers in goals with fifteen while Michael McNicholas (12-19-31) leads the Vipers in points with thirty one

Vernon Vipers 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 25
Wins: 13
Losses: 6
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 6-2-2-3
Road Record: 7-4-0-1
Overtime Record: 2-4-1
Goals For: 85
Goals Against: 77
Streak: Two game winning streak-Unbeaten in last four games
Standings: Tied with Merritt for 1st 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)
Craig Martin (95)
Bryce Eviston (94)
Andrew Tegeler (92)
Mitch McAllister (94)
Marc Hetnik (92)
Michael Roberts (95)
Braeden Russell (93)
Geoff Crisfield (93)

Vernon’s home record vs. Penticton this season:


Vernon’s road record vs. Penticton this season:


Vernon’s Powerplay vs. Penticton this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Penticton this season:

Jason Bird (1-3-4)
Demico Hannoun (0-3-3)
Dexter Dancs (2-1-3)
Riley Guenther (1-1-2)
Logan Mick (0-2-2)
Mark Hamilton (1-0-1)
Michael McNicholas (0-1-1)
Mason Blacklock (0-1-1)
Brendan Persley (1-0-1)
Josh Bryan (0-1-1)
Jared Wilson (1-0-1)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-0-1)

Danny Todosychuk (0-1 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 Penticton Vees:

The Penticton Vees host the Vernon Vipers for a second time this season are coming off a 5-3 losst Saturday to the visiting Nanaimo Clippers, just the Vees second loss at the SOEC this season.  Tonight is the second game of the Vees two game home stand before a home and home series this weekend vs Coquitlam.  Penticton has played five of their last six games on the road.  The Vees sit in 2nd place just a single point back of Vernon & Merritt who are both tied for the Division lead but are only a single point up on 3rd place Salmon Arm & West Kelowna who are both tied for 3rd.  Penticton has won three of their last five and five of their last ten games. 

For more on the Penticton Vees please visit Fraser Rodgers Three Vees blog,

Brad McClure (16-16-32) leads the Vees in goals with sixteen and in points with sixteen

Penticton Vees 2013-14 Regular Season Stats::

Games Played: 22
Wins: 14
Losses: 5
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 8-1-0-1
Road Record: 6-4-1-1
Overtime Record: 2-1-0
Goals For: 80
Goals Against: 54
Streak: One game losing streak
Place: 2nd Place

Penticton Vees Returning Players:

Brad McClure (93)
Cam Amantea (94)
Cody Depourcq (95)
Travis Blanleil (94)

Penticton Vees Departing & traded players from last years team:

Wade Murphy (93)
John Siemer (92)
Ryan Gropp (96)
Brock Balson (93)
Sam Mellor (92)
Troy Stecher (94)
Jedd Soleway (94)
Louie Nanne (94)
Michael Rebry (93)
James De Haas (94)
Sean Flanagan (92)
Bryan Sinz (92)
Jordan McCallum (93)
Thomas Nitsche (92)
Robert Mann (92)
Brayden Park (96)
Nick Renyard (94)
Chad Katunar (93)

Penticton's Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Penticton's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Penticton's Powerplay vs. Vernon this season:


Penticton's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Cody DePourcq (2-1-3)
Max Coatta (3-0-3)
Anthony Conti (0-3-3)
Brett Beauvais (1-1-2)
Brad McClure (1-1-2)
Josh Blanchard (0-2-2)
Ben Dalpe (0-1-1)
Riley Alfred (0-1-1)
Travis Blanleil (0-1-1)

Olivier Mantha (1-0 Record)
Hunter Miska (0-1 Record)

-Penticton has the leagues best powerplay

-The Vees have the BCHL's 4th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Penticton Vees:

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