Saturday, October 29, 2016

Game Preview: Merritt @ Vernon:

Merritt (8-7-2-1) @ Vernon (8-7-2-0) 6pm

Tonight is the second of six regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Merritt Centennials. The Centennials lead the season series 1-0

Last Game:

Friday, October 28th Penticton defeated Vernon 4-2
Friday, October 28th Wenatchee defeated Merritt 5-3

Next Game:

Friday, November 4th Vernon @ Cowichan
Friday, November 4th Merritt @ Powell River

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 62-22-3-8 vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon has outscored Merritt 362-245

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 30-8-1-4 at home vs Merritt

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 26-11-2-5 in Merritt

The Vipers are 6-4-0-0 in their last ten games vs Merritt

The Vipers are 3-6-1-0 vs Merritt in their last ten games at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 vs Merritt in their last ten games at Kal Tire Place

Vernon's last win at home vs Merritt was a 5-3 victory on Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Merritt's last win at Kal Tire Place was a 3-2 victory on Friday, December 18th 2015

Vernon's last regular season win at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena was a 6-3 victory on Saturday, January 9th 2016

Merritt's last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 4-1 victory on Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 8-7-2-0 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 4-2 loss to the visiting Penticton Vees last night. Tonight is the fourth meeting of the season vs Merritt (exhition & regular season). The Cents won both pre-season games over the Vipers are 3-0 vs Vernon this year. The last time these two teams met was October 12th in Merritt where the Cents come away with the 4-1 victory. Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 30-8-1-4 at home vs Merritt. Tonight is the final game of a two game home stand before the Vipers hit the road for a four game road trip. Vernon has lost three of their last four home games. Vernon comes into tonight's game having lost three of their last five and six of their last ten games. The Vipers sit 3rd in the Interior Division are a point back of Merritt, two points up on Salmon Arm and just a single point up on 4th place Trail.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (6-5-11) leads the team lead in goals with six, while Jimmy Lambert (5-10-15) leads the team lead in points with fifteen.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 17
Wins: 8
Losses: 7
Ties: 0
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 4-2-1-0
Road Record: 4-5-1-0
Overtime Record: 1-2
Record vs Interior Division: 4-4-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 4-3-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 6-3-0-0
When the opponents score first: 2-4-2-0
Leading after the 1st period: 5-1-0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 1-2-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-4-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 5-0-1-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-0-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-6-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 6-2-2-0
Out shot by opponents: 2-3-0-0
One goal games: 3-1-2-0
Goals for: 53
Goals against: 57
Standings: 3rd Place (Interior Division)
Win-loss streak: One game losing streak
Longest winning streak: Three game winning streak
Longest losing streak: Three 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)

Vernon Vipers departed & traded players from last years team:

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

Vernon's home record vs Merritt this year:


Vernon's road record vs Merritt this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Merritt this year:

Michael Ufberg (1-0-1)
Riley Brandt (0-1-1)
Jimmy Lambert (0-1-1)

Cole Demers (0-1 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 2nd best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 4th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Merritt Centennials:

The 8-7-2-1 Merritt Centennials make their first of three regular season visits to Kal Tire Place, are coming off a 5-3 loss in Wenatchee Friday. Tonight is the second game of a five game road trip where the Centennials are 5-3-0-1 away from home. The Cents have played seven of their last eleven games on home ice. Merritt has dropped three straight and four of their last five games. The Centennials sit 2nd in the Division are a single point up on Vernon and eleven points back of Division leading Penticton. These two teams will meet again December 16th in Merritt.

Merritt Centennials Roster:

Tyler Ward (7-5-12), Chase Bell (7-2-9) & Michael Regush (7-9-16) share the team lead in goals with seven each, while Cade Gleekel (5-12-17) leads the team in points with seventeen.

Merritt Centennials 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 18
Wins: 8
Losses: 7
Ties: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 3-4-2-0
Road Record: 5-3-0-1
Goals for: 59
Goals against: 60
Standings: 2nd Place (Interior Division)
Streak: Three game losing streak

Merritt Centennials Returning Players:

Henry Cleghorn (97)
Michael Regush (98)
Brett Jewell (96)
Tyler Ward (99)
Nick Fidanza (96)
Tyrell Buckley (97)
Zachary Zorn (97)
Chase Bell (97)
Zach Court (97)
Tyler Holz (96)

Merritt Centennials departed and traded players from last years team:

Ryan Roseboom (96)
Colin Grannary (97)
Mitch Lipon (96)
Michael Faulkner (96)
Zac Bowles (95)
Nick Jermain (96)
Nick Florentino (96)
Malik Kaila (96)
Mark O'Shaughnessy (97)
Tyler Wickman (98)
Cole Kehler (97)
Anthony Pupplo (95)

Merritt's home record vs Vernon this year:


Merritt's road record vs Vernon this year:


Merritt Centennials scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Henry Cleghorn (2-1-3)
Zachary Zorn (1-1-2)
Mike Faulkner (0-1-1)
Tyrell Buckley (0-1-1)
Chase Bell (1-0-1)
Rylan Van Unen (0-1-1)
Zach Court (0-1-1)
Zach Metsa (0-1-1)
Nick Fidanza (0-1-1)

Jacob Berger (1-0 Record)

Merritt has the leagues 4th best powerplay:

The Centennials have the leagues 10th best penalty kill

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