Friday, October 28, 2016

Game Preview: Penticton @ Vernon:

Penticton (14-2-0-0) @ Vernon (8-6-2-0) 7pm

Tonight is the first of six regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Penticton Vees. The Vees won the season series last year going 6-0.

Last Game:

Saturday, October 22nd Vernon defeated Trail 2-1
Wednesday, October 26th Penticton defeated Surrey 3-0

Next Game:

Saturday, October 29th Merritt @ Vernon
Saturday, October 29th Penticton @ Wenatchee

Since the 2002-03 regular season Vernon is 39-40-2-8 vs Penticton

Since the 2002-03 regular season Penticton has outscored Vernon 266-251

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 20-16-1-2 at home vs. Penticton

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 16-20-1-3 in Penticton

The Vees are 8-2-0-0 in their last ten games in Vernon

The Vipers are 2-6-0-2 in their last ten games in Penticton

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs. Penticton was a 4-3 victory on Saturday, February 22nd 2014

The Vees last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-1 victory on Friday, January 8th 2016

The Vipers last regular season win in Penticton was a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, February 11th 2015

The Vees last regular season win at home vs. Vernon was a 3-0 victory on Friday, December 4th 2015

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 8-6-2-0 Vernon Vipers are coming off a 2-1 victory in Trail Saturday face the Penticton Vees for a third time this season. The Vipers went 0-2 in two exhibition games vs the Vees in late August. Vernon lost all six regular season games to Penticton last year, then fell in five games to the Vees in the opening round of the BCHL playoffs, have lost seven straight games to the Vees going back to the 2014-15 regular season. The Vipers have struggled at home vs the Vees the past few seasons. Since the 2011-12 regular season Vernon is 4-12 at home vs Penticton. The Vipers begin a two game home stand tonight, have lost two of their last three home games. Vernon has lost three of their last five games and six of their last ten games. The Vipers sit 3rd in the Interior Division are three points up on Trail, two points up on Salmon Arm while one point back of 2nd place Merritt and ten points back of Division leading Penticton.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (6-5-11) leads the team lead in goals with six, while Jimmy Lambert (4-10-14) leads the team lead in points with fourteen.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 16
Wins: 8
Losses: 6
Ties: 0
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 2
Home Record: 4-1-1-0
Road Record: 4-5-1-0
Overtime Record: 1-2
Record vs Interior Division: 4-3-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 4-3-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 6-3-0-0
When the opponents score first: 2-3-2-0
Leading after the 1st period: 5-1-0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 1-2-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-3-0-0
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: 51
Goals against: 53
Standings: 3rd Place (Interior Division)
Win-loss streak: One game winning 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 Penticton last year:


Vernon's road record vs Penticton last year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Penticton last year:

Liam Finlay (0-4-4)
Odeen Tufto (1-3-4)
Steven Jandric (2-1-3)
Christian Cakebread (3-0-3)
Jimmy Lambert (1-2-3)
Hunter Zandee (2-0-2)
Charley Michalowski (0-1-1)
Jagger Williamson (0-1-1)
Bo Pellah (0-1-1)
Ben Butcher (0-1-1)

Andrew Shortridge (0-6 Record)

Vernon has the leagues 4th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 4th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Penticton Vees:

The 14-2-0-0 defending regular season champion and 2017 Western Canada Cup host Penticton Vees make their first of three regular season visits to Kal Tire Place. The Vees were in Vernon for an exhibition game August 25th went to 2-0 vs the Vipers in the pre-season after a 4-1 victory in Vernon August 25th and a 4-2 win in Penticton August 30th. The Vees are coming off a 3-0 victory over the visiting Surrey Eagles Wednesday begin a three game road trip tonight. The Vees have dominated the Vipers the past few seasons, have won seven straight over the Vipers going back to 2014. Penticton is 8-3 in their last last even games at Kal Tire Place. The Vees are 24-7-0-0 vs the Vipers the past four seasons. Penticton is 9-1 away from home, have won seven straight on the road. The Vees come into tonight's game ranked 5th overall across Canada have lost just twice this season. The Vees have won four of their last five games and twelve of their last thirteen games. Penticton sits atop the Interior Division also are the league's top team.

Fraser Rogers Penticton Vees Blog,

Penticton Vees Roster:

Grant Cruikshank (10-4-14) leads the team in goals with nine while Nicholas Jones (6-13-19) leads the team in points with nineteen.

Mitch Meek played 50 games with the 2014-15 Vernon Vipers

Penticton Vees 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 16
Wins: 14
Losses: 2
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 5-1-0-0
Road Record: 9-1-0-0
Goals for: 57
Goals against: 32
Standings: 1st Place (Overall)
Streak: Three game winning streak

Penticton Vees Returning Players:

Nicholas Jones (96)
Owen Sillinger (97)
Ben Brar (98)
Taylor Ward (98)
Gabe Bast (96)
David Eccles (96)
Griffin Mendel (99)

Penticton Vees departed and traded players from last years team:

Scott Conway (95)
Luke Voltin (95)
Mitchell Brooks (95)
Desi Burgart (98)
Tyson Jost (98)
Easton Brodzinski (96)
Demico Hannoun (95)
Dixon Bowen (96)
Darius Davidson (96)
Chris Gerrie (96)
Jason Lavallee (96)
Colton Poolman (95)
Seamus Donohue (96)
Dante Fabbro (98)
Domenic Masellis (97)
Anthony Brodeur (95)
Zach Driscoll (97)

Penticton's home record vs Vernon last year:


Penticton's road record vs Vernon last year:


Penticton Vees scoring leaders vs Vernon last year:

Scott Conway (11-6-17)
Tyson Jost (2-10-12)
Nicholas Jones (2-6-8)
Easton Brodzinski (2-5-7)
Dante Fabbro (2-4-6)
Owen Sillinger (1-3-4)
Chris Gerrie (2-1-3)
Darius Davidson (1-1-2)
Griffin Mendel (0-2-2)
Luke Voltin (0-2-2)
David Eccles (0-1-1)
Gabe Bast (0-1-1)
Mitchell Brooks (1-0-1)
Sam Jones (0-1-1)
Colton Poolman (0-1-1)
Ben Brar (1-0-1)
Bowen Dixon (0-1-1)

Anthony Brodeur (4-0 Record)
Zach Driscoll (2-0 Record-2 Shutouts)

Penticton has the leagues 14th best powerplay:

The Vees have the leagues 5th best penalty kill

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