Friday, February 26, 2016

Game Preview: Wenatchee @ Vernon:

Wenatchee (33-15-4-4) @
Vernon (23-30-3-0) 7pm

Tonight is third and final regular season meeting between the Vernon Vipers & the expansion Wenatchee Wild. The season series is tied 1-1

Last Game:

Tuesday, February 23rd Vernon defeated Surrey 3-2 in double overtime
Tuesday, February 23rd Wenatchee tied Langley 4-4

Next Game:

Saturday, February 27th Vernon @ Trail

Saturday, February 27th Wenatchee @ Merritt

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon 1-1-0-0 vs Wenatchee

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon 0-0-0-0 at home vs Wenatchee

Since the 2015-16 regular season Vernon is 1-0-0-0 in Wenatchee

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers are coming off a 3-2 double overtime victory over the visiting Surrey Eagles Tuesday need just one win in their final two regular season games to clinch a playoff spot for a second straight season. The Vipers & Wild meet for a third and final time this season. The Vipers lost 3-2 to Wenatchee in Chilliwack on September 26th at the BCHL Showcase before a come from behind 3-2 overtime win In Wenatchee on November 14th. Tonight is the Vipers final regular season home game, before finishing the season Saturday in Trail. The Vipers have just one win in their last seven games have just three wins in their last ten games. Vernon sits 4th in the Interior Division are two points up on last place Merritt and a single point up on 5th place Trail. Vernon is seventeen points back of 3rd place Salmon Arm. After tonight's game the Vipers will hold their year end awards banquet at centre ice.

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

Vernon Vipers 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 56
Wins: 23
Losses: 30
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 13-13-0-2
Road Record: 10-16-0-2
Overtime Record: 4-4
Record vs Interior Division: 11-21-0-3
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 12-8-0-1
When the Vipers score first: 10-7-0-2
When the opponents score first: 13-23-0-1
Leading after 1st Period: 10-4-0-2
Tied after 1st Period: 5-9-0-0
Trailing after 1st Period: 9-17-0-1
Leading after 2nd Period: 13-2-0-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 6-6-0-1
Trailing after 2nd Period: 4-22-0-0
Out shooting Opponents: 12-8-0-2
Out shot by Opponents: 10-22-0-1
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: 2-6-0-0
Goals For: 171
Goals Against: 196
Place: 4th Place
Streak: One game winning 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)
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. Wenatchee this season:


Vernon’s Road record vs. Wenatchee this season:

1-1-0-0 (One game played in Chilliwack-BCHL Showcase) 

Vernon’s scoring leaders vs. Wenatchee this season:

Odeen Tufto (1-2-3)
Jimmy Lambert (2-0-2)

Jagger Williamson (1-1-2)
Latrell Charleson (0-1-1)
Christian Cakebread (0-1-1)
Mitchell Oliver (0-1-1)
Bo Pellah (0-1-1)
Liam Finlay (0-1-1)
Steven Jandric (1-0-1)

Andrew Shortridge (1-0 Record)

-Vernon has the leagues 5th best powerplay

-The Vipers have the leagues 13th best penalty kill

Lets take a look at the Wenatchee Wild:

The expansion Wenatchee Wild make their first and only regular season visit to Kal Tire Place are coming off a 4-4 tie Tuesday to visiting Langley Rivermen. The Wild are making just their second ever visit to Kal Tire Place, were in Vernon for an exhibition game August 25th 2012 won 9-5. The Wild finish the regular season on the road with stops in Vernon & Merritt. Wenatchee has won four of their last five games away from home. The Wild sit 2nd in the Mainland Division are five points back of Division leading Chilliwack are seven points up Langley. The Wild have one win in their last four games are 7-2-1-0 in their last ten games. 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.

Kyle Stephan (21-22-43) leads the team in goals with twenty one while Brendan Harris (14-41-55) leads the team in points with fifty five.

John Meissner's Wenatchee Wild Blog:

Wenatchee Wild 2015-16 regular season Stats:

Games Played: 56
Wins: 33
Losses: 15
Ties: 4
Overtime Losses: 4
Home Record: 18-7-2-2
Road Record: 15-8-2-2
Goals For: 195
Goals Against: 142
Place: 2nd Place (Mainland Division)
Streak: Winless in two games

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’s Home record vs. Vernon this season:

1-0-1-0 (One game played in Chilliwack-BCHL Showcase) 

Wenatchee’s Road record vs. Vernon this season:


Wenatchee’s scoring leaders vs. Vernon this season:

Tyler Rockwell (1-0-1)
Brandon Puricelli (0-1-1)
Joseph Drabin (0-1-1)
Troy Conzo (1-0-1)
Bryan Yoon (0-1-1)
Mike Coyne (1-2-3)

Alex Bates (0-1-1)
Hunter Alden (1-0-1)
Matthew Baker (0-1-1)
Dakota Raabe (0-1-1)
Kyle Stephan (1-0-1)
Austin Chavez (0-1-1)

Chase Perry (1-1 Record)

-Wenatchee has with the leagues 12th best powerplay

-The Wild have the league's best penalty kill

Here's a look at both teams rosters:

Vernon Vipers:

Wenatchee Wild:

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