Saturday, January 11, 2014

Game Preview: Coquitlam @ Vernon:

Coquitlam (18-17-1-3) @ Vernon (21-12-3-4) 7pm start

Tonight is the second and final meeting of the season between the Vipers & Express.  Coquitlam leads the season series 1-0.  The Express won the first meeting between these two teams 4-2 back on December 8th in Coquitlam.  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:

Friday, January 10th Penticton defeated Vernon 2-1
Friday, January 10th West Kelowna defeated Coquitlam 7-2

Next Game:

Friday, January 17th Vernon @ West Kelowna
Wednesday, January 15th Surrey @ Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 6-2-0-0 vs. Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Coquitlam 31-26

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

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 2-2-0-0 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 4-2 win back on Sunday, December 8th 2013

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-The Express havnt won in Vernon since before the 2003-04 season.  (Due to the stats only going as far back as the 2003-04 regular 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 finish a three game home stand are coming off a 2-1 loss to the visiting Penticton Vees Friday.  With the loss and a West Kelowna win the Vipers drop to 3rd place in the Interior Division are one point back of the Warriors and three points up on Salmon Arm.  Vernon has two wins in their last six games are 5-5-0-0 in their last ten games.  The Vipers have been outscored 15-7 in their last four games.  The Vipers will play three of their next five games on the road.  The Vipers havnt lost at home to Coquitlam since before the 2003-04 season.  (Stats only go as far back as the 2003-04 season).           

Michael Mcnicholas (19-34-53) leads the Vipers in goals with nineteen and in points with fifty three.

Vernon Vipers 203-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 40
Wins: 21
Losses: 12
Ties: 3
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 11-4-3-3
Road Record: 10-8-0-1
Overtime Record: 3-4-3
Record vs Interior Division: 9-7-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 10-5-2-1
Record in September: 3-3-1-2
Record in October: 6-3-0-1
Record in November: 6-1-2-1
Record in December: 5-3-0-0
Record in January: 1-2-0-0
Goals For: 130
Goals Against: 120
Streak: One game losing streak
Standings: 3rd Place Interior Division

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

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)
Jason Bird (93)
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 this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Coquitlam this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Coquitlam this season:

Riley Guenther (0-1-1)
Jared Wilson (1-0-1)
Michael McNicholas (1-0-1)
Demico Hannoun (0-1-1)
Dexter Dancs (0-1-1)

Austin Smith (0-1 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Vernon has the leagues 15th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the BCHL's 7th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Coquitlam Express:

The Coquitlam Express make their first and only visit of the regular season to Kal Tire place tonight wrap up a two game road trip vs Vernon.  The Express are coming off a 7-2 loss in West Kelowna Friday have just two wins in their last five games and are 4-4-1-1 in their last ten games.  The Express sit in 3rd place in the Maindland Division are five points up on Surrey and ten points back of 2nd place Prince George.  The Express are trying to sweep the Vipers after a 4-2 victory in Coquitlam on December 8th.  Coquitlam leads the league with 153 goals but has had troubles keeping the puck out giving up 165 goals this season.  Coquitlam has won more games on the road with ten wins away from home.  

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

Ryan Rosenthal (23-24-47) leads the Express in goals with twenty three while Adam Rockwood (8-42-50) leads the Express in points with fifty.

Games Played: 39
Wins: 18
Losses: 17
Ties:  1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 8-11-1-2
Road Record: 10-6-0-1
Overtime Record: 3-3-1
Record vs Interior Division: 5-4-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 12-13-1-3
Record in September: 3-2-0-2
Record in October: 5-6-0-0
Record in November: 6-4-0-0
Record in December: 4-4-0-1
Record in January: 0-1-1-0
Goals For: 153
Goals Against: 165
Streak: One game losing 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)

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

Justin Georgeson (93)
Bradley Ryan (92)
Zachary Pryzbek (94)
Brandon Morley (94)
Ben Israel (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 this season:


Coquitlam's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Coquitlam's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Marc Biega (1-1-2)
Adam Rockwood (0-2-2)
Corey Mackin (0-2-2)
Zach Hodder (0-1-1)
Ben Israel (1-0-1)
Canon Pieper (1-0-1)
Ryan Rosenthal (1-0-1)
Joey Santucci (0-1-1)

Gordie Defiel (1-0 Record)

Key’s and Notes to tonight’s game:

-Coquitlam has the BCHL's 9th best powerplay

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

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Coquitlam Express:

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