Friday, January 10, 2014

Game Preview: Penticton @ Vernon:

Penticton (25-9-2-3) @ Vernon (21-11-3-4) 7pm start

Tonight is the fourth game of seven meetings between the Vipers & Vees.  Penticton leads the season series 2-1.  The Vees won the last meeting 5-2 in Penticton on November 20th 2013   

Last Game:

Saturday, January 4th Vernon defeated Nanaimo 3-2
Sunday, January 5th Penticton defeated Merritt 6-2

Next Game:

Saturday, January 11th Coquitlam @ Vernon
Saturday, January 11th Penticton @ Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 36-28-2-6 vs. Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Penticton 223-210

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 19-9-1-1 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 14-15-1-2 in Penticton

Vernon is 1-7-1-1  in their last ten visits to Penticton

Penticton is 4-6-0-0 in their last ten visits to Vernon

The Vipers are 3-5-0-2 in their last ten games vs. Penticton

Vernon's last win at home vs Penticton was a 3-1 victory back on Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Penticton's last win at the Kal Tire Place was a 3-1 victory back on Friday, December 14th 2012

Vernon's last win at the South Okanagan Events Centre was a 2-1 victory back on Friday, November 23rd 2012

Penticton's last win at home vs Vernon was a 5-2 victory back on Wednesday, November 20th 2013

The Vipers went 2-5-0-0 vs Penticton 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 begin a two game home stand this weekend playing their second of three straight at Kal Tire Place host Division leading Penticton.  The Vipers are coming off a 3-2 win over the visiting Nanaimo Clippers Saturday have won two of their last five games and are 6-4-0-0 in their last ten games.  At this point last season the Vipers only had just thirteen wins.  After defeating the Vees in the first matchup of the season Vernon has lost back to back games vs Penticton being outscored 11-7.  The Vipers sit in 2nd place six points back of Penticton are one point up on 3rd place West Kelowna and three points up on 4th place Salmon Arm.  Hosting the Royal Bank Cup the Vipers have been busy tweaking their lineup making two trades in the past week.  Vernon aquired Armstrong product (defenceman) Dylan Chanter from the Merritt Centennials before picking up former Surrey Eagles captain Brett Mulcahy on Monday.        

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: 39
Wins: 21
Losses: 11
Ties: 3
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 11-3-3-3
Road Record: 10-8-0-1
Overtime Record: 3-4-3
Record vs Interior Division: 9-6-0-3
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: 1-1-0-0
Goals For: 129
Goals Against: 118
Streak: One game winning streak
Standings: 2nd 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)
Craig Martin (95)
Bryce Eviston (94)
Jason Bird (93)
Andrew Tegeler (92)
Mitch McAllister (94)
Marc Hetnik (92)
Michael Roberts (95)
Braeden Russell (93)
Geoff Crisfield (93)

Vernon’s home record vs. Penticton this season:


Vernon’s road record vs. Penticton this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Penticton this season:

Demico Hannoun (0-4-4)
Dexter Dancs (2-1-3)
Riley Guenther (1-1-2)
Matty Saharchuk (0-2-2)
Logan Mick (0-2-2)
Mark Hamilton (1-0-1)
Michael McNicholas (0-1-1)
Mason Blacklock (0-1-1)
Brendan Persley (1-0-1)
Josh Bryan (0-1-1)
Jared Wilson (1-0-1)
TJ Dumonceaux (1-0-1)
Kenny Citron (1-0-1)
Ryan Renz (0-1-1)

Danny Todosychuk (0-1 Record)
Austin Smith (1-1 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 Penticton Vees:

The Penticton Vees begin a two game road trip starting tonight in Vernon where they will make their second visit of the season.  The Vees are coming off a 6-2 victory over the visiting Merritt Centennials Sunday sit atop of the Interior Division six points up on the Vipers are tied with Langley for second overall in the league just two points back of league leading Victoria.  The Vees and Powell River have the lowest goals against with just 96.  Penticton has two wins in their last five games and are 7-2-1-0 in their last ten games.  The Vees lead the season series over Vernon 2-1 knocked off the Vipers at home 5-2 back on November 20th.  With the BCHL trade deadline later tonight the Vees were busy recently aquiring Nicholas Pierog from Surrey, Michael Rebry from Coquitlam and signed four year ex-WHLer Erik Benoit.

For more on the Penticton Vees please visit Fraser Rodgers Three Vees blog,

Brad McClure (31-27-58) leads the Vees in goals with thirty one and in points with fifty eight.

Penticton Vees 2013-14 Regular Season Stats::

Games Played: 39
Wins:  25
Losses: 9
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 14-3-0-2
Road Record: 11-6-2-1
Overtime Record: 2-3-2
Record vs Interior Division: 11-5-1-1
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 13-4-1-2
Record in September: 6-2-0-0
Record in October: 5-2-1-1
Record in November: 6-3-0-2
Record in December: 7-2-0-0
Record in January: 1-0-1-0
Goals For: 144
Goals Against: 96
Streak: One game winning streak
Place: 1st Place Interior Division

Penticton Vees Returning Players:

Brad McClure (93)
Cam Amantea (94)
Cody Depourcq (95)
Travis Blanleil (94)

Penticton Vees Departing & traded players from last years team:

Wade Murphy (93)
John Siemer (92)
Ryan Gropp (96)
Brock Balson (93)
Sam Mellor (92)
Troy Stecher (94)
Jedd Soleway (94)
Louie Nanne (94)
Michael Rebry (93)
James De Haas (94)
Sean Flanagan (92)
Bryan Sinz (92)
Jordan McCallum (93)
Thomas Nitsche (92)
Robert Mann (92)
Brayden Park (96)
Nick Renyard (94)
Chad Katunar (93)

Penticton's Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Penticton's Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Penticton's scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Cody DePourcq (3-3-6)
Max Coatta (4-1-5)
Anthony Conti (1-4-5)
Travis Blanleil (1-3-4)
Brett Beauvais (1-2-3)
Brad McClure (2-1-3)
Josh Blanchard (0-2-2)
Paul Stoykewych (0-2-2)
Ben Dalpe (0-1-1)
Riley Alfred (0-1-1)

Olivier Mantha (1-0 Record)
Hunter Miska (1-1 Record)

-Penticton has the leagues best powerplay

-The Vees have the BCHL's best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Penticton Vees:

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