Saturday, September 20, 2014

Game Preview-BCHL Showcase: Victoria vs Vernon:

Victoria (0-0-0-0) vs Vernon (1-0-0-0) 3:30pm start

Today is the first of three meetings between the Victoria Grizzlies & Vernon Vipers. The Vipers went 1-0-0-1 vs Victoria last season. You can listen to this afternoon's broadcast live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 3:15pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Last Game:

Friday, September 19th Vernon defeated Cowichan 2-0
Saturday, September 13th Victoria defeated Cowichan 3-1

Next Game:

Friday, September 26th Vernon @ West Kelowna
Sunday, September 21st Langley vs Victoria

Since the 2012-13 regular season Vernon is 2-1-1-1 at the BCHL Showcase

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-5-1-5 vs. Victoria

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Victoria  61-53

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

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

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

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

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

Vernon's last win in Victoria was a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday, December 6th 2013

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

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The defending Interior Division Conference Champion Vernon Vipers opened the BCHL regular season with a 2-0 victory over the Cowichan Capitals Friday afternoon in Chilliwack.  Vipers Interim Head Coach Kevin Kraus picked up his first career BCHL win.  Today is game two for the Vipers who will face two Island teams at this year's BCHL Showcase.  Vernon went 12-6-2-2 last season vs the Mainland & Island teams.  The Vipers start the 2014-15 season on the road for their first three games before returning home for back to back home games vs West Kelowna & Langley next weekend.  Vernon improves to 2-1-1-1 all-time at the BCHL Showcase.

Brett Mulcahy (30-15-45) lead the Vipers last season in goals with thirty

Michael McNicholas (23-46-69) lead the Vipers last season in points with sixty nine

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 58
Wins: 30
Losses: 18
Ties: 4
Overtime Losses: 6
Home Record: 17-6-3-3
Road Record: 13-12-1-3
Goals For: 187
Goals Against: 175
Place: 3rd Place
Streak: Finished the season with a two game losing streak

Vernon Vipers 2014-15 Pre-Season Stats:

Games Played: 5
Wins: 3
Losses: 1
Ties: 1
Home Record: 3-0-0-0
Road Record: 0-1-1-0
Goals For: 19
Goals Against: 15
Streak: TwUnbeaten in three games

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Danny Todosychuk (94)
Riley Guenther (94)
Kenny Citron (95)
Liam Coughlin (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Dexter Dancs (95)
Michael McNicholas (94)
Brett Mulcahy (93)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Jared Wilson (94)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Mason Blacklock (94)
Josh Bryan (93)
Brendan Persley (93)
Logan Mick (96)
Ryan Renz (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Tyler Povelofskie (96)
Matty Saharchuk (95)
Austin Smith (93)
Dylan Chanter (95)

Vernon’s Home record vs. Victoria last season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Victoria last season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Victoria last season:

Dexter Dancs (2-3-5)
Liam Coughlin (2-2-4)
Michael McNicholas (2-2-4)
TJ Dumonceaux (0-2-2)
Colton Sparrow (0-1-1)
Riley Guenther (0-1-1)
Jared Wilson (0-1-1)
Tyler Poveolfskie (0-1-1)
Logan Mick (1-0-1)

Austin Smith (1-0 Record)

-Vernon finished last season with the leagues 16th best powerplay

-Vernon finished last season with the leagues 9th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Victoria Grizzlies:

The defending Island Division Pennent winning Victoria Grizzlies open up the BCHL Showcase vs the Vernon Vipers this afternoon.  The Grizzlies finished atop the Island Division last season were just two points back of league leading Langley.  Victoria fell short of the BCHL Championship series after losing in the three team playoff matchup vs Coquitlam and Vernon last April.  This season the Grizzlies enter with seven players back from last years club after losing fifteen players from the 2013-14 season.  The Grizz will play Langley & Vernon this weekend at the BCHL Showcase will play their first four games away from home before hosting the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. 

Gerry Fitzgerald (35-46-81) lead the Grizzlies last year in goals with thirty five while Myles Fitzgerald (27-56-83) lead Victoria in points with eighty three

Victoria Grizzlies 2013-14 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 58
Wins: 37
Losses: 15
Ties: 3
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 19-7-1-2
Road Record: 18-8-2-1
Goals For: 212
Goals Against: 163
Place: 1st Place (Island Division)
Streak: Finished the season with a one game winning streak

Victoria Grizzlies 2014-15 Pre-Season Stats:

Games Played: 4
Wins: 3
Losses: 0
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 1-0-0-0
Road Record: 2-0-0-1
Goals For: 13
Goals Against: 9
Streak: One game winning streak

Victoria Grizzlies Returning Players:

Garrett Forster (95)
Jay Mackie (95)
Kevin Massy (95)
Shawn McBride (95)
Mitch Meek (96)
Cole Pickup (96)
Storm Wahlrab (94)

Victoria Grizzlies Departing & traded players from last years team:

Myles Fitzgerald (93)
Gerry Fitzgerald (93)
Jesse Schwartz (94)
Travis Stephens (93)
Brandon Egli (94)
Jaden Schmeisser (93)
Mark McLellan (94)
Jacob Kearley (95)
Rory McGuire (95)
Dante Hahn (95)
Leo Fitzgerald (93)
Chris Albertini (93)
David Walchuk (94)
Nic Renyard (94)
Alec Dillon (96)

Victoria’s Home record vs. Vernon last season:


Victoria’s Road record vs. Vernon last season:


Victoria’s scoring leaders vs. Vernon last season:

Jesse Schwartz (1-5-6)
Gerry Fitzgerald (2-2-4)
Myles Fitzgerald (1-2-3)
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)
Jaden Schmeisser (0-1-1)

Nic Renyard (1-0 Record)
Alec Dillon (0-1 Record)

-Victoria finished last season with the leagues 3rd best powerplay

-The Grizzlies finished last year with the league's 8th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Victoria Grizzlies:

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