Friday, December 6, 2013

Game Preview: Vernon @ Victoria:

Vernon (16-7-3-4) @ Victoria (19-7-3-1) 7:15pm start

Tonight is the second and final meeting of the regular season between the Vipers & Grizzlies.  The Grizzlies lead the season series 1-0.  You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 7pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Sunday, December 1st Vernon defeated Trail 6-3
Saturday, November 30th Victoria defeated Nanaimo 3-2

Next Game:

Saturday, December 7th Vernon @ Cowichan Valley
Saturday, December 7th Powell River @ Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-5-1-5 vs. Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Victoria 57-50

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 5-2-0-3 at home vs. Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 1-3-1-2 in Victoria

Vernon's last win at home vs Victoria was a 3-2 win back on Sunday, February 10th 2013

Victoria's last win in Vernon was a 4-3 overtime win back on Sunday, November 3rd 2013

Victoria's last win at home vs Vernon was a 1-0 victory back on Sunday, January 20th 2013

Vernon's last win in Victoria was a 4-0 victory back on Friday, December 10th 2010

The Vipers went 1-1-0-0 vs Victoria 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 will make their first and only visit of the regular season to Bear Mountain Arena tonight.  The Vipers have won two straight and are unbeaten in their last four games are coming off a 6-3 victory over the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters Sunday afternoon.  Vernon sits in 2nd place in the Interior Division begins a three game road trip tonight.  The Vipers have points in eleven of their last twelve games and are 6-1-2-1 in their last ten games. The Vipers play four of their next five games away from home.  The Vipers lost 4-3 in overtime to Victoria at home back on November 3rd are 0-1 vs the Grizzlies this season.       

Mason Blacklock (15-9-24) leads the Vipers in goals with fifteen while Michael McNicholas (12-27-39) leads the Vipers in points with thirty nine

Vernon Vipers 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 30
Wins: 16
Losses: 7
Ties: 3
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 8-2-3-3
Road Record: 8-5-0-1
Overtime Record: 2-4-3
Record vs Interior Division: 7-4-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 7-3-2-1
Goals For: 103
Goals Against: 88
Streak: Two game winning streak (Unbeaten in last four 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. Victoria this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Victoria this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Victoria this season:

Liam Coughlin (2-1-3)
Michael McNicholas (0-2-2)
Dexter Dancs (1-1-2)
TJ Dumonceaux (0-1-1)
Colton Sparrow (0-1-1)

Michael Stiliadis (0-1 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 Victoria Grizzlies:

The Victoria Grizzlies host the Vernon Vipers tonight are coming off a 3-2 victory over the Nanaimo Clippers Saturday night.  Victoria has won two straight sit in 2nd place in the Island Division just two points back of 1st place Powell River.  The Grizzlies are unbeaten in their last nine games going 8-0-1-0 Victoria has just one loss in their last thirteen games.  Tonight is the second game of a current five game home stand.  The Grizzlies play fourteen of their next sixteen games on home ice where they have lost just three regulation losses.

Gerry Fitzgerald (16-20-236) leads the Grizzlies in goals with sixteen while Myles Fitzgerald (14-24-38) leads the Grizzlies in points with thirty eight

Victoria Grizzlies 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 30
Wins: 19
Losses: 7
Ties: 3
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 6-3-1-0
Road Record: 13-4-2-1
Goals For: 103
Goals Against: 77
Streak: Two game winning streak
Standings: 2nd Place (Island Division)

Victoria Grizzlies Returning Players:

Gerry Fitzgerald (93)
Myles Fitzgerald (93)
Leo Fitzgerald (93)
Brandon Elgi (94)
Mitch Meek (96)
Chris Albertini (93)
Dante Hahn (95)
Mark McLellan (94)
David Walchuk (94)

Victoria Grizzlies Departing & traded players from last years team:

Myles Powell (94)
DJ Jones (92)
Pearce Eviston (92)
Keyler Bruce (92)
Blake Thompson (92)
Nolan DeJong (95)
Zach Urban (93)
Turner Lawson (94)
Stefan Nicholishen (93)
Jaden Schmeisser (93)
Kade Pilton (94)
Brady Rouleau (93)
Michael Stiliadis (94)

Victoria’s Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Victoria’s Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Victoria’s scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Jesse Schwartz (0-3-3)
Gerry Fitzgerald (1-1-2)
Chris Albertini (0-1-1)
Mark McLellan (1-0-1)
Alex Adams (0-1-1)
Kevin Massy (1-0-1)
Storm Wahlrab (1-0-0)
Dante Hahn (0-1-1)

Nic Renyard (1-0 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Victoria has the BCHL's 4th best powerplay

-The Grizzlies have the league's 8th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Victoria Grizzlies:

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