Saturday, September 26, 2015

Game Preview: BCHL Showcase: Vernon vs Wenatchee:

Vernon (2-2-0-1) vs Wenatchee (3-0-0-0) 3:30pm

Tonight is first of three meetings between the Vernon Vipers & the expansion Wenatchee Wild.

Last Game:

Saturday, September 19th Vernon defeated Chilliwack 8-3
Sunday, September 20th Wenatchee defeated Langley 5-3

Next Game:

Sunday, September 27th BCHL Showcase: Vernon vs Cowichan (In Chilliwack)
Sunday, September 27th BCHL Showcase: Wenatchee vs Trail (In Chilliwack) 

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 434-237-20-21

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 239-96-11-11 at home

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 196-132-9-10 on the road

Since the 2012-13 regular season Vernon is 3-1-1-2 at the BCHL Showcase

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers play their first of two games at the BCHL Showcase here in Chilliwack, face the expansion and undefeated Wnatchee Wild for the first of three meetings this season. The Vipers are 3-1-1-2 all-time at the BCHL Showcase over the past three seasons. The Vipers come into today's game riding a one game winning streak after a 8-3 win over the visiting Chilliwack Cheifs last Saturday. Today is the first of a five game road trip for Vernon who face a team from the Mainland Division for a third straight game. The Vipers sit 4th in the Interior Division one point back of 3rd place Merritt. The Vipers & Wild will meet again November 14th in Wenatchee.

Liam Finlay (3-4-7) Steven Jandric (3-3-6) Riley Brandt (3-2-5) & Colton McCarthy (3-1-4) share the team lead in goals with three each while Odeen Tufto (2-7-9) leads the team in points with nine.

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 5
Wins: 2
Losses: 2
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 1-1-0-1
Road Record: 1-1-0-0
Overtime Record: 0-1
Record vs Interior Division: 1-2-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 1-0-0-1
When the Vipers score first: 2-0-0-1
When the opponents score first: 0-2-0-0
Leading after 1st Period: 2-0-0-0
Tied after 1st Period: 0-1-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 0-1-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 2-0-0-0
Tied after 2nd Period: 0-1-0-0
Trailing after 2nd Period: 0-1-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 1-1-0-1
Out shot by Opponents: 1-1-0-0
One goal games: 0-1-0-1
Goals For: 21
Goals Against: 17
Place: 3rd Place
Streak: One game winning streak

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Liam Finlay (97)
Jagger Williamson (98)
Colton McCarthy (96)
Riley Brandt (96)
Nicholas Rasovic (96)
Mitchell Oliver (97)
Jarrod Schamerhorn (95)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Liam Coughlin (94)
Anthony Latina (94)
Blaine Caton (97)
Linden Hora (96)
TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Luke Shiplo (95)
Luke Voltin (95)
Brandon Egli (94)
Mitch Meek (96)
Johhny Coughlin (95)
Kenny Citron (95)
Riley Guenther (94)
Mackenzie Bauer (96)
Danny Todosychuk (94)

-Vernon has the leagues 10th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 4th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Wenatchee Wild:

The expansion Wenatchee Wild host the Vernon Vipers in their first of two games at the BCHL Showcase.  The Wild will face Trail in their second and final game in Chilliwack Sunday. The Wild come into this afternoon's matchup riding a three game winning streak after a 5-3 win over the Langley Rivermen Sunday afternoon. Today is the Wilds fourth game of a current eight game road trip. Wenatchee has yet to play a game at home going back to the pre-season.  To date the Wild have played all six games (pre-season and regular season) on the road have yet to lose, Wenatchee is 6-0 outscoring their opponents 32-5. Wenatchee sits atop the Mainland Division with a 3-0 record but are tied in points with 2nd place Langley.  The Wild's first game in Wenatchee wont be until October 10th when they host the Coquitlam Express in the teams home opener. Prior to joining the BCHL the Wild played in the NAHL since the 2008-09 season. Last year Wenatchee went 27-25-8 before losing in three straight in the first round of the NAHL Playoffs. The Wild have seven players returning from last year's team.

Tyler Rockwell (3-2-5) & Dakota Raabe (3-1-4) share the team lead in goals with three each while Kyle Stephan (2-5-7) leads the team in scoring with seven points.

John Meissner's Wenatchee Wild Blog:

Wenatchee Wild 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 3
Wins: 3
Losses: 0
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 0-0-0-0
Road Record: 3-0-0-0
Goals For: 18
Goals Against: 4
Place: 1st Place
Streak: Three game winning streak

Wenatchee Wild Returning Players:

Brendan Harris (96)
Kyle Stephan (95)
Tyler Rockwell (96)
Mike Coyne (95)
Dakota Raabe (97)
August Von Ungern (97)
Troy Conzo (97)

Wenatchee Wild Departing & traded players from last years team:

Jake Ahlgren (95)
Colin Burston (97)
David Powlowski (94)
Chris Jones (96)
Stevie Bryant (97)
Andre Pison (95)
Mitch DeMario (94)
Ryan Chiasson (94)
Don Bailey (96)
Ivan Bondarenko (97)
Ryan Gotelaere (94)
Donovan Ott (97)
Jacob Hamacher (97)
Shane Bennett (95)
Zach Quinn (94)
Mike Bullion (97)

-Wenatchee has with the leagues 2nd best powerplay

-The Wild have the league's 6th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Wenatchee Wild:

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