Saturday, February 27, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Trail:

Vernon (23-31-3-0)  @ Trail (23-32-2-0) 7:30pm

Tonight is the seventh and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & Trail Smoke Eaters. The Vipers lead the season series 4-2

Last Game:

Friday, February 26th Wenatchee defeated Vernon 8-1
Tuesday, February 23rd Trail defeated Salmon Arm 3-2
Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 69-18-1-3 vs. Trail

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Trail 393-219

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 35-6-0-2 at home vs. Trail

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 27-10-1-1 in Trail

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games In Trail

The Vipers are 8-1-0-1 in their last ten home games vs. Trail

Vernon's last win in Trail was a 3-2 double overtime victory on Saturday, January 23rd 2016

Trail's last win at home vs Vernon was a 6-3 win on Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Trails last win in Vernon was a 5-3 win on Friday, September 11th 2015

Vernon's last win at home vs Trail was a 5-2 win on Friday, October 30th 2015

The Vipers went 7-0-0-0 vs Trail last season
Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers make their fourth and final regular season visit to the Cominco Arena are coming off a 8-1 loss to the visiting Wenatchee Wild last night. The Vipers have won two of the three games in Trail this season, only loss at the Cominco Arena was a 6-3 loss December 16th. Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 69-18-1-3 vs. Trail. The Vipers playing in their final regular season game, can clinch a playoff spot for a second straight season with a win tonight, a loss and the Vipers season comes to an end. Vernon has just two wins in their last nine games, have lost four straight on the road. The Vipers and Merritt are tied for 4th in the Interior Division are both a point up on Trail.

Odeen Tufto (24-39-63) leads the the team in goals with twenty four and in points with sixty three.

Riley Brandt played in 36 games with the Smokies during (2012-2014)

Colton McCarthy played in three games with Trail during the 2012-13 season

Graham Turnbull's Vernon Vipers Venom Blog

Vernon Vipers 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 57

Wins: 23
Losses: 31
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 13-14-0-2
Road Record: 10-16-0-2
Overtime Record: 4-4
Record vs Interior Division: 11-21-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 12-9-0-1
When the Vipers score first: 10-7-0-2
When the opponents score first: 13-24-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 10-4-0-2
Tied after 1st Period: 5-9-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 9-18-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 13-2-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 6-6-0-1
Trailing after 2nd Period: 4-23-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 12-8-0-2
Out shot by Opponents: 10-23-0-1
One goal games: 7-7-0-3
Record in September: 3-3-0-1
Record in October: 6-6-0-0
Record in November: 4-6-0-1
Record in December: 3-5-0-1
Record in January: 5-4-0-0

Record in February: 2-7-0-0
Goals For: 172
Goals Against: 204
Place: 4th Place (Tied with Merritt)
Streak: One game losing streak

Longest winning streak this year: Four games
Longest losing streak this year: Six games

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Liam Finlay (97)
Jagger Williamson (98)
Colton McCarthy (96)
Riley Brandt (96)
Mitchell Oliver (97)
Nic Rasovic (96)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

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

Vernon’s Home record vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Trail this season:


Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Trail this season:

Colton McCarthy (5-4-9)
Riley Brandt (4-4-8)
Odeen Tufto (2-5-7)
Jagger Williamson (0-6-6)
Liam Finlay (4-2-6)
Jimmy Lambert (2-2-4)
Joe Sacco (2-2-4)
Bo Pellah (0-4-4)
Steven Jandric (1-2-3)
Callum Volpe (1-1-2)
Mitchell Oliver (0-2-2)
Christian Cakebread (0-2-2)
Hunter Zandee (1-0-1)
Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Darren Rizzolo (0-1-1)
Latrell Charleson (0-1-1)

Andrew Shortridge (3-2 Record)

-Vernon has the leagues 6th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 14th best penalty kill


Lets take a look at the Trail Smoke Eaters:

The Trail Smoke Eaters are coming off a 3-2 win over the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks Tuesday keeping their playoff hopes alive. The Smoke Eaters playing in their final regular season game tonight, with a win will clinch the fourth and final playoff spot. Trail is 2-3-1-0 vs Vernon this season. Since the 2003-04 regular season Trail is 11-27-0-1 at home vs the Vipers. The Smokies have won three straight and three of their last five are 4-6-0-0 in their last ten games. The Smoke Eaters have won three of their last five home games sit 6th in the Division are a single point back of Vernon & Merritt for 4th place.

Kienan Scott (24-15-39) leads the team in goals with twenty four, while Nick Hallloran (21-24-45) leads the team in points with fourty five.

Blaine Caton played last season with the Vipers

Trail Smoke Eaters 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 57
Wins: 23
Losses: 32
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 15-12-1-0
Road Record: 8-20-1-0
Goals For: 169
Goals Against: 244
Place: 5th Place
Streak: Three game winning streak

Trail Smoke Eaters Returning Players:

Connor Brown-Maloski (96)
Jake Kauppila (95)
Cooper Leitch (96)
Jeremy Lucchini (97)
Evan MacEachern (95)
Max Newton (97)
Harlan Orr (95)
Kienan Scott (96)
Ryan Swanson (95)

Trail Smoke Eaters Departing & traded players from last years team:

Charlie Zuccarini (94)
Craig Martin (95)
Bryan Basilico (95)
Conner Wynne (95)
Dexter McLeod (96)
Stephen Penner (95)
Robert Johnson (98)
Sheldon Brett (96)
Bryan Gerstenfeld (95)
Jordan Passmore (96)
Adam Todd (94)
Brett Clark (95)

Trail’s Home record vs. Vernon this season:


Trail’s Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Trail’s scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Jake Kauppila (2-3-5)
Nick Halloran (3-2-5)
Kienan Scott (3-1-4)
Kale Howarth (1-3-4)
Jeremy Lucchini (0-3-3)
Max Newton (1-2-3)
Mitchell Stapley (0-2-2)
Harlan Orr (1-1-2)
Connor Brown-Malowski (1-1-2)
Kyle Star (1-1-2)
Ross Armour (0-2-2)

Evan MacEachern (0-2-2)
Cooper Sande (0-1-1)
Ryan Swanson (0-1-1)
Cooper Leitch (1-0-1)
John Laurito (0-1-1)

Bailey MacBurnie (2-4 Record)

-Trail has with the leagues 8th best powerplay

-The Smoke Eaters have the league's 11th best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Trail Smoke Eaters:

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