Saturday, October 1, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Alberni Valley:

Vernon (4-3-0-0) @ Alberni Valley (3-3-1-0)

Tonight is the first of two regular season meetings between the Vernon Vipers & Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The two teams split the season series last year 1-1

Last Game:

Friday, September 30 Powell River defeated Vernon 5-3
Wednesday, September 28 Victoria defeated Alberni Valley 6-3

Next Game:

Sunday, October 2nd Vernon @ Nanaimo
Sunday, October 2nd Coquitlam @ Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 16-6-1-2 vs Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Alberni Valley 100-64

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 9-3-0-2 at home vs Alberni Valley

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-3-1-0 in Alberni Valley

The Vipers are 7-1-0-1 in their last ten home games vs the Bulldogs

The Vipers are 6-3-1-0 in their last ten games in Alberni Valley

The Vipers are 7-3-0-0 in their last ten games vs Alberni Valley

The Vipers last regular season win in Alberni Valley was a 5-3 victory on Saturday, December 13th 2014

The Bulldosg last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 6-3 victory on Friday, November 6th 2015

The Vipers last regular season win at home vs Alberni Valley was a 5-0 victory on Sunday, November 22nd 2015

The Bulldogs last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 victory on Saturday, December 8th 2012

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers make their first and only visit of the regular season to the Weyerhaeuser Arena are coming off a 5-3 loss Friday in Powell River. Tonight is the first of two meetings with the Bulldogs after both teams split the season series last year. Tonight is the Vipers fifth game of a six game road trip, their longest of the regular season. The Vipers with just one win away from home this season started the season 3-0 have just one win in their last four games. Vernon has given up eleven goals in their last two games. The Vipers dropped from 3rd to 4th in the Interior Division are tied in points with the 3rd place West Kelowna Warriors. Vernon is four points up on Trail & Salmon Arm, one point back of 2nd place Merritt but four points back of Division leading Penticton. Tonight is the fourth straight game the Vipers have faced a team from either the Island or Mainland Division.

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: 7
Wins: 4
Losses: 3
Ties: 0
Overtime Wins: 0
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 3-0-0-0
Road Record: 1-3-0-0
Overtime Record: 0-0
Record vs Interior Division: 2-1-0-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 2-2-0-0
When the Vipers score first: 3-0-0-0
When the opponents score first: 1-3-0-0
Leading after the 1st period: 3-0-0-0
Tied after the 1st period: 0-1-0-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 1-2-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 2-0-0-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 1-0-0-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-3-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 4-0-0-0
Out shot by opponents: 0-2-0-0
One goal games: 0-0-0-0
Goals for: 28
Goals against: 24
Standings: 2nd Place (Interior Division) Tied in points with West Kelowna
Win-loss streak: Two game losing streak
Longest winning streak: Three game winning streak
Longest losing streak: Two 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)
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 Alberni Valley last year:


Vernon's road record vs Alberni Valley last year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Alberni Valley last year:

Ben Butcher (1-2-3)
Hunter Zandee (1-2-3)
Christian Cakebread (1-2-3)
Liam Finlay (2-1-3)
Colton McCarthy (2-0-2)
Jagger Williamson (0-2-2)
Riley Brandt (1-1-2)
Odeen Tufto (0-2-2)
Latrell Charleson (0-1-1)
Bo Pellah (0-1-1)
Darren Rizzolo (0-1-1)

Brendan Barry (0-1 Record)
Andrew Shortridge (1-0 Record-Shutout)

Vernon has the leagues 3rd best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 5th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs:

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are coming off a 6-3 loss Wednesday to the visiting Victoria Grizzlies. Tonight is the second game of a current five game home stand host the Vipers for the first and only time this season. The Bulldogs have just one win in their first three home games sit 4th in the Island Division are a single point up on last place Nanaimo, are two points back of Cowichan and three points back of 2nd place Powell River. The Bulldogs have been shutout twice this season are the lone team in the league to knock off the Penticton Vees this year. Last season the Dogs beat the Vipers 6-3 at home, were shutout in Vernon 5-0. Alberni Valley travels to Vernon for the final meeting of the regular season February 18th. Darren Rizzolo will be facing his former team for the first time after being traded to Alberni Valley Thursday, will be playing for his third team in three years.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Season Preview:

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Roster:

Jake Witkowski (5-2-7) leads the team in goals with five & tied in points with Tristan Bukovec (4-3-7) with seven points each.

Darren Rizzolo played in 49 games with the Vipers last season and this year before being traded to Alberni Valley Thursday.

Evan Hammond's Alberni Valley Bulldogs Blog,

Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2016-17 regular season stats:

Games Played: 7
Wins: 3
Losses: 3
Ties: 0
Overtime Losses: 1
Home Record: 2-2-0-0
Road Record: 1-1-1-0
Goals for: 15
Goals against: 21
Standings: 4th Place (Island Division)
Streak: One game losing streak

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Returning Players:

Jordan Sandhu (99)
Tristan Bukovec (97)
Ryan Finnegan (97)
Cayden Kraus (99)
Quinn Syrydiuk (96)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs departed and traded players from last years team:

Nathan Dingmann (96)
Rhett Willcox (96)
Liam Conrad (97)
Chris Sarault (97)
Eric Margo (95)
Chris Schutz (95)
Logan Savard (96)
Will Lavezzorio (96)
Scott Clark (95)
Garrett Halls (95)
Owen Johnson (95)
Dominic Thom (96)
Troy Dobbs (96)
Paul Meyer (96)
Taylor Derynck (97)
Nolan Alward (97)
Nathan Walker (97)
Chris Tai (95)

Alberni Valley's home record vs Vernon last year:


Alberni Valley's road record vs Vernon last year:


Alberni Valley Bulldogs scoring leaders vs Vernon last year:

Chris Schutz (3-2-5)
Quinn Syrydiuk (0-4-4)
Nathan Dingman (1-3-4)
Josh Adkins (0-1-1)
Cayden Kraus (1-0-1)
Marshall Skapski (1-0-1)
Paul Meyer (0-1-1)

Carson Schamerhorn (1-0 Record)
Brody Claeys (0-1 Record)

Alberni Valley has the leagues 14th best powerplay:

The Bulldogs have the leagues 2nd best penalty kill

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