Saturday, November 26, 2016

Game Preview: Vernon @ Coquitlam:

Vernon (12-12-3-0) @ Coquitlam (6-20-0-2) 7pm

Tonight is the second and final regular season meetings this season between the Coquitam

Express & Vernon Vipers. The Vipers lead the season series 1-0

Last Game:

Friday, November 25th Wenatchee defeated Vernon 4-1
Friday, November 25th Prince George defeated Coquitlam 8-0

Next Game:

Sunday, November 27th Vernon @ Langley
Wednesday, November 30th Coquitlam @ Chilliwack

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 9-4-0-1 vs Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon has outscored Coquitlam 51-45

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 7-0-0-1 at home vs Coquitlam

Since the 2003-04 regular season Vernon is 2-4-0-0 in Coquitlam

Vernon's last regular season win in Coquitlam was a 7-5 victory on Sunday, November 18th 2012

Coquitlam's last regular season win at home vs Vernon was a 5-1 victory on Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Vernon's last regular season win at home vs Coquitlam was a 4-1 victory on Friday, September 16th 2016

Coquitlam's last regular season win in Vernon was a 4-3 overtime victory on Friday, September 18th 2015. This was the Express first win in Vernon since before the 2003-04 regular season. (Due to stats only going as far back as the 2003-04 regular season)

Let's take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The 12-12-3-0 Vernon Vipers make their first and only regular season visit to the George Preston Arena. This is just the seventh time the Vipers have played in Coquitlam since 2003 where they are 2-4-0-0. Vernon's last regular season win in Coquitlam was a 7-5 victory on Sunday, November 18th 2012. The Vipers are coming off a 4-1 loss Friday in Wenatchee are playing their second game of a current three game road trip. Vernon has lost five of their last six & seven of their last nine road games. Tonight is the second and final meeting of the regular season between the Vipers & Express. The Vipers lead the season series 1-0. The Vipers have lost three of their last five games and lost six of their last ten. Vernon sits 3rd in the Interior Division are tied in points with 2nd Place Trail. The Vipers are a single point up on 4th place Merritt and two points back of 2nd Place Trail. Viper captain Riley Brandt is serving his tenth and final game of a ten game suspension.

Vernon Vipers Roster:

Steven Jandric (12-5-17) leads the team lead in goals with twelve, while Jagger Williamson (5-15-20) leads the team lead in points with twenty.

Nicholas Rasovic played parts of two seasons with the Coquitlam Express (2013-2015) playing in 64 games before signing with the Vipers December 1st 2014.

Vernon Vipers 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 27
Wins: 12
Losses: 12
Ties: 0
Overtime Wins: 1
Overtime Losses: 3
Home Record: 7-3-1-0
Road Record: 5-9-2-0
Overtime Record: 1-3
Record vs Interior Division: 6-5-1-0
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 6-7-2-0
When the Vipers score first: 10-5-1-0
When the opponents score first: 2-7-2-0
Leading after the 1st period: 8-2-1-0
Tied after the 1st period: 2-5-2-0
Trailing after the 1st period: 2-5-0-0
Leading after the 2nd period: 9-1-2-0
Tied after the 2nd period: 2-1-1-0
Trailing after the 2nd period: 1-9-0-0
Out shooting opponents: 9-5-2-0
Out shot by opponents: 3-5-1-0
One goal games: 5-1-3-0
Goals for: 76
Goals against: 89
Standings: 3rd Place
Win-loss streak: One game losing streak
Longest winning streak: Three game winning streak
Longest losing streak: Three game losing streak (Twice)

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 Coquitlam this year:


Vernon's Road record vs Coquitlam this year:


Vernon's scoring leaders vs Coquitlam this year:

Chris Jandric (0-2-2)
Riley Brandt (1-1-2)
Michael Ufberg (0-1-1)
Jagger Williamson (0-1-1)
Christian Cakebread (0-1-1)
Jimmy Lambert (0-1-1)
Steven Jandric (1-0-1)

Vernon has the leagues 7th best powerplay

The Vipers have the leagues 8th best penalty kill

Let's take a look at the Coquitlam Express:

The 6-20-0-2 Coquitlam Express are coming off a 8-0 loss in Prince George last night are now winless in their last twelve games. The Express have lost five straight at home, have just three wins on home ice this season. Coquitlam's last win was a 5-4 victory over the visiting Wenatchee Wild October 21st. The Express have given up a league high 135 goals this season, are also the lowest scoring team, having scored 59 goals this season. Coquitlam sits last in the Mainland Division are nine points back of 5th Place Langley. The Express lost 4-1 in Vernon September 16th are 4-2 vs Vernon at home since 2003.

Coquitlam Express Roster:

Luca Leone (8-15-23) leads the team in goals with eight, while Owen Stout (6-17-23) share the team lead in points with twenty three each.

Eddie Gregory's Coquitlam Express Blog:

Coquitlam Express 2016-17 Regular Season Stats:

Games Played: 28
Wins: 6
Losses: 20
Ties: 2
Overtime Losses: 0
Home Record: 3-8-0-0
Road Record: 3-12-0-2
Goals for: 59
Goals against: 135
Standings: 6th Place (Mainland Division)
Win-loss Streak: Winless in twelve games

Coquitlam Express Returning Players:

Blake Heyward (98)
Alex Ambrosio (97)
Keegan Jones (97)
Luca Leone (96)
Owen Stout (97)
Cameron Bertsch (96)
Jake Brien (97)

Coquitlam Express departed & traded players from last years team:

Jackson Cressey (96)
Mathew Michie (95)
Mitch Newsome (97)
Troy Robillard (98)
Colton Kerfoot (96)
Jonathan Irving (97)
Jack Suroweic (96)
Austin Mcllmurray (96)
Noah Turanski (98)
Michael Murulla (96)
Erik Udahl (96)
Daniell Lange (95)
Ryan Coghlan (95)
Taylor Green (95)
Nicholas Coltura (95)
Charlie Barrow (96)
Jivan Sidhu (95)
Jarrell Pinchuk (97)
Tyger Howat (95)
Fenton Lawson (96)

Coquitlam's Home record vs Vernon this year:


Coquitlam's Road record vs Vernon this year:


Coquitlam's scoring leaders vs Vernon this year:

Blake Hayward (0-1-1)
Luca Leone (1-0-1)
Owen Stout (0-1-1)

Reid Cooper (0-1 Record)

Coquitlam has the leagues 17th best powerplay

The Express have the leagues 16th best penalty kill

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