Friday, September 30, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Powell River:

Vernon (4-2-0-0) @ Powell River (4-4-0-0) 7:30pm

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Powell River Kings. The two teams split the season series last year 1-1

Last Game:

Saturday, September 24 Wenatchee defeated Vernon 6-3
Wednesday, September 28 Powell River defeated Nanaimo 7-1

Next Game:

Saturday, October 1st Vernon @ Alberni Valley
Saturday, October 1st Victoria @ Powell River

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 13-9-0-1 vs Powell River

Since the 2003-04 regular season Powell River has outscored Vernon 73-66

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 9-2-0-0 at home vs Powell River

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 4-9-0-0 in Powell River

The Vipers last regular season win in Powell River was a 4-3 victory on Friday, December 12th 2014

The Kings last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 3-0 victory on Friday, October 2nd 2015

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs Powell River was a 5-3 victory on Sunday, December 20th 2015

The Kings last regular season win in Vernon was a 7-2 victory on Saturday, January 12th 2013
Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers make their first and only regular season visit to the Hap Parker Arena are coming off a 6-3 loss Saturday to the Wenatchee Wild at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack. Vernon has won two of their last three games in Powell River. Tonight is the fourth game of a current six game road trip, the Vipers longest this season. Vernon comes into tonight's game with a 2-2 record away from home are facing a team from either the Island or Mainland Division for a third straight game. The Vipers sit tied in points with West Kelowna for 2nd place in the Interior Division. Newly acquired defenceman Cooper Watson is suppose to make his Viper debut tonight.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (5-3-8) leads the team lead in goals with five, while Steven Jandric (5-3-8), Jimmy Lambert (2-6-8) & Niko Karamanis (3-5-8) share the team lead in points with eight each.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 6
Wins: 4
Losses: 2
Ties: 0
Overtime Wins: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 3-0-0-0
Road Record: 1-2-0-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
Record vs Interior Division: 2-1-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 2-1-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 3-0-0-0
When the opponents score first: 1-2-0-0
Leading after the 1st period: 3-0-0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 0-1-0-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 1-1-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 2-0-0-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 1-0-0-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-2-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 4-0-0-0
Out shot by opponents: 0-2-0-0
One goal games: 0-0-0-0
Goals for: 25
Goals against: 19
Standings: 2nd Place (Interior Division) Tied in points with West Kelowna
Win-loss streak: One game losing streak
Longest winning streak: Three game winning streak
Longest losing streak: One game losing streak

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Brett Stapley (99)
Christian Cakebread (97)
Nicholas Rasovic (96)
Hunter Zandee (96)
Jagger Williamson (98)
Jimmy Lambert (97)
Riley Brandt (96)
Mitchell Oliver (97)

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

Charley Michalowski (96)
Odeen Tufto (97)
Colton McCarthy (96)
Callum Volpe (98)
Liam Finlay (97)
Joe Sacco (96)
Ben Butcher (95)
Brendan Barry (97)
Darren Rizzolo (98)
Latrell Charleson (95)
Bo Pellah (95)
Mac Ferner (95)
Andrew Shortridge (95)

Vernon's home record vs Powell River last year:


Vernon's road record vs Powell River last year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Powell River last year:

Colton McCarthy (2-0-2)
Jagger Williamson (1-1-2)
Steven Jandric (0-2-2)
Hunter Zandee (1-1-2)
Mitchell Oliver (0-1-1)
Latrell Charleson (0-1-1)
Brett Stapley (0-1-1)
Bo Pellah (0-1-1)
Christian Cakebread (1-0-1)
Joe Sacco (0-1-1)

Andrew Shortridge (1-1 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 3rd best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 4th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Powell River Kings:

The Powell River Kings are coming off a 7-1 victory over the visiting Nanaimo Clippers Wednesday face the Vipers twice this season. The Kings will travel to Vernon January 21st in the final meeting of the season. These two teams split the season series last year with the Kings winning at home and losing in Vernon. The Kings have eleven players returning from last season, started the season losing their first four games, have now rebounded winning four straight to improve to 4-4 on the season. Powell River has played five of their first eight games away from home, play their next two games on home ice before hitting the road for a six game road trip. The Kings sit 3rd in the Island Division two points up on last place Nanaimo, one point up on Alberni Valley are one point back of 2nd place Cowichan. Former Vipers defenceman Callum Volpe will make his Kings debut tonight vs his former team.

Powell River Roster:

Carter Turnbull (7-4-11) leads the team in goals with seven & in points with eleven.

Callum Volpe played 45 games with the Vipers last season and this year before being released September 22nd 2016

Powell River Kings 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 8
Wins: 4
Losses: 4
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 3-1-0-0
Road Record: 1-3-0-0
Goals for: 26
Goals against: 23
Standings: 3rd Place (Island Division)
Streak: Four game winning streak

Powell River Kings Returning Players:

Liam Lawson (96)
Gavin Rauser (97)
Carter Turnbull (98)
Curtis McCarrick (96)
Jonny Evans (97)
Kyle Betts (97)
Tristin Mullin (96)
Brandon Kennedy (97)
Jack Long (99)
Andy Stevens (98)
Jake Kohlhauser (96)

Powell River Kings departed and traded players from last years team:

Hunter Findlater (97)
Austin Kamer (96)
Chris Protopoulos (96)
Mitchell Hawes (96)
Nick Halagian (95)
Jeremy Leipsic (97)
Adam Brubacher (95)
Rylan Ball (95)
Nick Nonis (95)
Jeremy Leclerc (95)
Jeff Smith (95)

Powell River's home record vs Vernon last year:


Powell River's road record vs Vernon last year:


Powell River Kings scoring leaders vs Vernon last year:

Kyle Betts (2-0-2)
Nick Halagian (0-2-2)
Jeremy Leipsic (0-2-2)
Tristan Mullin (0-2-2)
Austin Kamer (0-1-1)
Nick Nonis (0-1-1)
Andy Stevens (1-0-1)
Gavin Rauser (1-0-1)
Jonny Evans (1-0-1)
Chris Protopoulos (0-1-1)
Mitchell Hawes (0-1-1)
Jeremy Leclerc (1-0-1)

Jeff Smith (1-1 Record)

Powell River has the leagues 13th best powerplay:

The Kings have the leagues 13th best penalty kill

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