Sunday, December 8, 2013

Game Preview: Vernon @ Coquitlam:

Vernon (18-7-3-4) @ Coquitlam (15-14-0-2) 2pm start

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

Last Game:

Saturday, December 7th Vernon defeated Cowichan Valley 3-2
Friday, December 6th Coquitlam defeated Prince George 6-3

Next Game:

Friday, December 13th Trail @ Vernon
Friday, December 13th Nanaimo @ Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-1-0-0 vs. Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Coquitlam 29-22

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 4-0-0-0 at home vs. Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 2-1-0-0 in Coquitlam

Vernons last win in Coquitlam was a 7-5 victory back on Sunday, November 18th 2012

Coquitlam's last win at home vs Vernon was a 5-1 win back on Friday, January 23rd 2004

Vernon's last win at home vs Coquitlam was a 4-3 win back on Friday, February 1st 2013

Coquitlam's last win in Vernon (Due to the stats only going as far back as the 2003-04 regular season) The Express havnt won in Vernon since the 2003-04 season

The Vipers went 1-0-0-0 last season vs Coquitlam

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 will make their first and only visit of the regular season to the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre this afternoon. The Vipers have won four straight and are unbeaten in their last five games are coming off a 3-2 victory over the Cowichan Valley Capitals last night in Duncan.  Today is the final game of a three game road trip as Vernon sits in 2nd place in the Interior Division just a single point back of Penticton.  The Vipers have points in twelve of their last thirteen games and are 7-1-2-0 in their last ten games.       

McNicholas (16-27-43) leads the Vipers in goals with sixteen and in points with fourty three

Vernon Vipers 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 32
Wins: 18
Losses: 7
Ties: 3
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 8-2-3-3
Road Record: 10-5-0-1
Overtime Record: 2-4-3
Record vs Interior Division: 7-4-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-3-2-1
Goals For: 110
Goals Against: 93
Streak: Four game winning streak (Unbeaten in last five games)
Standings: 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. Coquitlam last season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Coquitlam last season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Coquitlam last season:

Brett Corkey (0-4-4)
Andrew Tegeler (0-3-3)
Dexter Dancs (1-1-2)
Braeden Russell (0-1-1)
Marc Hetnik (1-0-1)
Logan Mick (0-1-1)
Ryan Renz (0-1-1)
TJ Dumonceaux (0-1-1)
Jason Bird (1-0-1)
Colton Sparrow (1-0-1)
Ryan Renz (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 4th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Coquitlam Express:

The Coquitlam Express face the Vernon Vipers in the first of two regular season meetings this season.  The Express are coming off a 6-3 victory over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings Friday night.  Coquitlam has won three of their last five games is 5-5-0-0 in their last ten games.  The Express are four games over 500 on the road but struggle on home ice with just six wins in 17 home games.

For more on the Coquitlam Express please visit Eddie Gregory's Coquitlam Expressions blog,

Ryan Rosenthal (19-19-38) leads the Express in goals with nineteen while Adam Rockwood (8-31-39) leads the Express in points with thirty nine

Games Played: 31
Wins: 15
Losses: 14
Ties:  0
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record:  6-9-0-2
Road Record:  9-5-0-0
Overtime Record: 2-2-0
Goals For: 124
Goals Against: 126
Streak: One game winning streak
Standings: 3rd Place (Mainland Division)

Coquitlam Express's Returning Players:

Adam Rockwood (95)
Joey Santucci (94)
Marc Biega (94)
Zach Hodder (93)
Jace Henning (95)
Cameron Marks (95)
Ben Israel (94)

Coquitlam Express's Departing & traded players from last years team:

Justin Georgeson (93)
Bradley Ryan (92)
Zachary Pryzbek (94)
Brandon Morley (94)
Adam Rossingnol (93)
Travis Stephens (93)
Lars Hepso (92)
Garrett Forster (95)
Will Cook (94)
Cal Hofford (94)
Malcolm McKinney (92)
Mitchell Fyffe (94)
Michael Macaig (92)
Sam Majka (93)
Cole Huggins (92)
Daniel Urbani (95)

Coquitlam's Home record vs. Vernon last season:


Coquitlam's Road record vs. Vernon last season:


Coquitlam's scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Philip Ziellonka (1-3-4)
Alexander Keerfoot (1-1-2)
Ben Israel (0-2-2)
Adam Rockwood (0-2-2)
Adam Rossingnol (0-2-2)
John Siemer (1-1-2)
Mitch Nardi (0-1-1)
Will Cook (0-1-1)
Mitchell Fyffe (0-1-1)
Brandon Morley (1-0-1)
Beau Orser (0-1-1)
Marc Biega (0-1-1)
Zachary Pryzbek (0-1-1)

Cole Huggins (0-1 Record)
Daniel Urbani (0-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Coquitlam has the BCHL's 10th best powerplay

-The Express have the league's 11th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Coquitlam Express:

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