Saturday, December 7, 2013

Game Preview: Vernon @ Cowichan Valley:

Vernon (17-7-3-4) @ Cowichan Valley (12-20-0-1) 7pm start

Tonight is the second and final meeting of the regular season between the Vipers & Capitals. Vernon leads the season series 1-0.  You can listen to tonight's game with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 6:45pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Friday, December 6th Vernon defeated Victoria 4-3 in overtime
Friday, December 6th Alberni Valley defeated Cowichan Valley 5-2

Next Game:

Sunday, December 8th Vernon @ Coquitlam
Friday, December 13th Alberni Valley @ Cowichan Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 14-4-1-0 vs. Cowichan Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Cowichan Valley 86-54

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-1-1-0 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 5-1 victory on Sunday, November 17th 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 win 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 are coming off a 4-3 overtime win in Victoria last night make their first and only visit of the regular season to the Island Savings Centre.  The Vipers have lost just twice in Cowichan Valley since the 2003-04 season.  Tonight is game two of a three game road trip for Vernon where they play three of the next four games.  The Vipers have won three straight and are unbeaten in their last five games.  Vernon has atleast a point in eleven of their last twelve games is 7-1-2-0 in their last ten games.  The Vipers are just a point back of first place Penticton.  The Vipers have won four of their last six road games and seven of their last ten games away from home. 

Mason Blacklock (15-9-24) leads the Vipers in goals with fifteen while Michael McNicholas (14-27-41) leads the Vipers in points with fourty one

Vernon Vipers 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 31
Wins: 17
Losses: 7
Ties: 3
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 8-2-3-3
Road Record: 9-5-0-1
Overtime Record: 3-4-3
Record vs Interior Division: 7-4-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 8-3-2-1
Goals For: 107
Goals Against: 91
Streak: Three 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. Cowichan Valley this season:


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


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

Liam Coughlin (1-1-2)
Demico Hannoun (0-2-2)
Michael McNicholas (0-2-2)
Dexter Dancs (0-2-2)
Chase McMurphy (2-0-2)
Mark Hamilton (0-1-1)
Michael Statchuk (0-1-1)
Riley Guenther (1-0-1)
Matty Saharchuk (0-1-1)
Colton Sparrow (1-0-1)

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 Cowichan Valley Capitals:

The Cowichan Valley Capitals return home after a 5-2 loss in Alberni Valley last night splitting the home and home series host the Vernon Vipers in the first game of a current five game home stand.  The 4th place Capitals have one win in their last five games and are 1-9-0-0 in their last ten games.  Cowichan Valley is the second lowest scoring team in the league with just 87 goals.  The Capitals went 2-10 in the month of November.  One of those games was a 5-1 loss in Vernon on November 17th. 

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

Myles Powell (12-18-30) leads the Capitals in goals with twelve and in points with thirty

Cowichan Valley Capitals 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 33
Wins: 12
Losses: 20
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 7-5-0-1
Road Record: 5-15-0-0
Overtime Record: 1-1-0
Goals For: 87
Goals Against: 114
Streak: One game losing streak
Place: 4th Place (Island Division)

Cowichan Valley Capitals Returning Players:

Dane Gibson (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)
Mitch Ball (94)
Steen Cooper (95)
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 this season:


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


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

Brayden Gelsinger (0-1-1)
Taki Pantziris (1-0-1)
Jesse Neher (0-1-1)

Francis Marotte (0-1 Record)

-Cowichan Valley has the leagues 6th 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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