Friday, November 22, 2013

Game Preview: Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (13-7-2-4) @ Trail (7-16-2-1) 7:30pm start

Tonight is the second game of eight meetings between the Vipers and Smoke Eaters. Vernon leads the season series 1-0.  You can listen to tonight's game starting with the pre-game show at 7:15pm with Graham Turnbull on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Wednesday, November 20th Penticton defeated Vernon 5-2
Saturday, November 16th Trail defeated Salmon Arm 3-2 in double overtime

Next Game:

Friday, October 18th Vernon @ Powell River
Friday, October 18th Coquitlam @ Trail

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

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 53-14-1-3 vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 291-163

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 26-5-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 20-7-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 7-1-0-2 in their last ten games at home vs. the Smoke Eaters

The Vipers are 8-1-0-1 in their last ten games In Trail

The Vipers are 6-2-0-2 in their last ten games vs. Trail

Vernon's last win in Trail was a 4-3 victory on Saturday, December 15th 2012

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

Trails last win in Vernon was a 5-4 win on Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Vernon's last win at home vs Trail was a 6-3 win on Tuesday, October 15th 2013

The Vipers went 3-2-0-2 vs Trail 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 make their first visit of the season to the Cominco Arena are coming off a 5-2 loss in Penticton Wednesday night.  Tonight is the second game of a two game road trip before hosting the West Kelowna Warriors tomorrow night.  The Vipers sit tied with Merritt for 2nd place are just two points up on Salmon Arm and West Kelowna while only a single point back of Division leading Penticton.  Vernon comes into tonight's game having lost just once in their last five games are 5-2-1-2 in 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: 26
Wins: 13
Losses: 7
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 6-2-2-3
Road Record: 7-5-0-1
Overtime Record: 2-4-1
Record vs Interior Division: 6-4-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 7-3-2-1
Goals For: 87
Goals Against: 82
Streak: One game losing streak
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)
Craig Martin (95)
Andrew Tegeler (92)
Mitch McAllister (94)
Marc Hetnik (92)
Michael Roberts (95)
Braeden Russell (93)
Geoff Crisfield (93)

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:
Mason Blacklock (2-2-4)
Demico Hannoun (1-2-3)
Colton Sparrow (1-1-2)
Liam Coughlin (0-1-1)
Riley Guenther (0-1-1)
Jared Wilson (0-1-1)
Michael McNicholas (1-0-1)
Logan Mick (0-1-1)
Jason Bird (0-1-1)
Brendan Persley (1-0-2)

Danny Todosychuk (1-0 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 16th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 8th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The Trail Smoke Eaters are coming off a 3-2 double overtime win over the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday night come into tonight's game riding a two game winning streak.  Tonight is the Smoke Eaters third game of a current four game home stand.  Trail sits in last spot in the Interior Division has won three of their last five games and gone 3-6-1-0 in their last ten games.  The Smokies lost 6-3 in Vernon back on October 15th will play the Vipers twice in two weeks.  The Smoke Eaters are the lowest scoring team with just 63 goals on the season have also struggled keeping the puck out of the net, giving up 105 goals.  Trail has been busy on the trade front making three deals within the last week.   

For more on tonight's game and the Trail Smoke Eaters visit Josh Hoffman's Trail Smoke Eaters blog,

Tyson Witala (7-8-15) & Travis Stephens (7-12-19) are tied for team in goals with seven each while Stephens leads the team in points with nineteen.

Trail Smoke Eaters 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 26
Wins: 7
Losses: 16
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 4-9-2-0
Road Record: 3-7-0-1
Overtime Record: 1-1
Record vs Interior Division: 3-10-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 4-7-1-1
Goals For: 63
Goals Against:  105
Streak: Two game winning streak
Standings: 4th Place

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Scott Davidson (95)
Jesse Knowler (94)
Braden Pears (93)
Valik Chichkin (94)
Adam Wheeldon (94)
Jake Lucchini (95)
Braeden Jones (94)
Adam Todd (94)

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

Brent Baltus (92)
Luke Sandler (93)
Garrett McMullen (92)
Curtis Toneff (93)
Tyler Berkholtz (92)
Connor Collett (93)
Shane Poulsen (94)
Austin Adduono (93)
Marley Keca (93)
Djordje Leposavic (92)
Mitch Foyle (96)
Riley McDougall (93)
Bennett Hambrook (92)
Bryce Knapp (94)

Trail's Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Trail's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Trail's Powerplay vs. Vernon this season:


Trail's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Joel Webb (0-1-1)
Valik Chichkin (0-1-1)
Tyson Witala (1-0-1)
Travis Stephens (0-1-1)
Bryan Basilico (0-1-1)
Jake Kauppila (1-0-1)
Jake Lucchini (1-0-1)

Dustin Nikkel (0-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Trail has the BCHL's 5th best powerplay

-The Smoke Eaters have the league's 10th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Trail Smoke Eaters:

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